Saturday, January 21, 2012

Boston Bed and Breakfast has 3 Places for South End Shopping

Although our time away from home may come to an end, our guests love to take back home with them great mementos to remember their special times. Here are some ideas to get you started shopping Boston for unique gifts for yourself or a special someone.

Delicious Treats @ Felicity Sweets
Gifted features unique gifts and art from owners Marie Corcoran who is a jeweler, potter, photographer and Luke Adams a glass blower who creates hanging sun catchers, pumpkins and vases, ans other local artists. Located  at 2 Dartmouth St, this shop is only a short walk away from this Boston Bed and Breakfast and will surely provide a unique selection of local gifts that will make for great souvenirs from your trip to Boston.

Not too long ago Felicity Sweets opened its doors in the South End and the neighborhood got a little more sweet. Their candy and gift selection is so beautiful, it feels like your in a jewelry store. Its only a few blocks away from Clarendon Square on 579 Tremont St, and we can almost guarantee you wont leave the store empty handed.

Hudson a home furnishings & decor boutique offers a variety of items for travellers. While some of the large furniture and casegoods make be too large to fit into a suitcase, you can always ask them about shipping larger items. However, its new location at 12 Union Park Street provides shoppers with lots of retail square footage to stroll and peruse for the perfect Boston token.
Another great spot to find lovely gifts & treasures is Sault New England. Part gift shop, part gentleman's clothing, this boutique focuses its eye on thought provoking pieces like make ordinary calling cards and stationary seem dull. With the addition of clothing, you can easily spend time & money in this small but well curated shop.If the shopper in you gets a little carried away, no worries. The shops of the South End are only footsteps away from our Boston Bed and Breakfast. Once you have had adequate retail therapy and gathered a sufficient collection of memories from Boston, you can relax in the comfort of your guest room. Do not be surprised if you see familiar details in and around the house. We love to support the local shops by adding accents here or there.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Boston Boutique Hotel Has 4 Places for Quick Pampering in the South End

If your Boston travel doesn't allow for a day long beauty retreat, do not worry, there are several places in the South End where you can go for short beauty pick-me-ups that will leave you feeling beautiful inside and out in a matter of a few minutes.

These 4 great salons, a short walk away from this Boston Boutique Hotel, have plenty of things to do for you:
Lan Nail Salon is located at 583 Tremont St and is a locals favorite. Not only do they offer $25 Brazilian waxes, during the weekdays you get 20% off of their services, and during the winter paraffin treatments for your hands are free! Make an appointment by calling (617) 424-9977.

My Nail Salon is located at 669 Tremont St and offers a $37 manicure/pedicure combo and also offers waxing services. Contact them for appointments at (617) 424-6261

City Nails and Spa is located at 1260 Washington St and offers $25 Pedicures and $35 manicure/pedicure combos. A walk to City Nails and Spa is a great way to learn more about up and coming parts of our neighborhood. For appointments call (617) 988-8189.

Located at 546A Tremont St, My ManiPedi Spa also offers great prices for manicures and pedicures at $12 and $25 respectively. For appointments call (617) 482-5550.

There is always an opportunity to relax at Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast. Our rooftop Hot Tub is open 24 hours every day of the year. You don't have to stop pampering yourself after you leave the salon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great Shopping for your Pets in Boston

Just like most of our neighbors in the South End, so many of our guests are lovely pet owners. The kind that misses their pet while away and always have pictures or videos of them handy to share with us. Although we do not accept pets at our bed and breakfast, here are some options that will make traveling away from home a little easier.

If you like to spoil your pet, even while away from home, check out these awesome places to find the best for your critter.
Polka Dog Bakery is a treat boutique for dogs located at 256 Shaw"mut" Avenue in the South End. Not only do they offer a huge selection of baked goods for your pet friend, they also have an incredible selection of unique accessories for sale (you might be able to find something cute for your cat too).

New to the South End, and quick to establish is D’Tails Pet Boutique a very short walk away from us at 482 a Columbus Avenue. In addition to grooming services, they are indeed a Boutique, so you can find the latest fashions for your pets. They also carry great lines of nutrition and care products and a big selection of treats.

At 296 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, you will find Audrey’s Pet Supply and Service. Audrey's is a genuine small business created by a small family of animal lovers. Last year, a collaboration between Audrey's and boston business, Adoptees,  lead to the creation of Project BART. "BART comprises a line of apparel that pays tribute to the role of military working dogs. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from all sales will be donated back to the Navy SEAL Foundation to aid the families of fallen soldiers."

Pawsh Dog Boutique and Salon in the Back Bay is located at 31 Gloucester Street and also offers Salon and Fashion services. In 2011, Pawsh Dog and Boutique was awarded a Best of Boston award for Best Dog Grooming, so you know you are trusting your pet needs to one Boston's Best.

And if you really cannot bear to spend a day away from your pet, we have a solution. Give your pet a luxurious stay at the Urban Hound Dog Hotel in the South End. A short walk from our property, this luxurious dog boutique hotel in Boston will surely impress your pooch. The accommodations are state of the art and well designed. Reassured that your pets hotel stay will mirror yours at our Boston bed and breakfast. With so many things to do in Boston, you will have lots of walks and shopping to do with your pet.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Boston Bed and Breakfast Near New, All Year, Farmer's Market

The Boston weather is not the only thing making us forget that it is actually winter, but also a new, all year round, farm stand. Sienna Farms South End opened last month, just down the street from our Boston Bed and Breakfast. Setting up shop in street level store front at 106 Waltham Street, the shop is open most days from Noon to 8PM (Tuesday - Sunday).

For those not familiar with Sienna Farms, the fifty plus acre farm, grows fresh produce for farmers' markets, restaurants and a 300 member Community Supported Agriculture share. Nestled in the fertile soils of the Sudbury River valley, Sienna Farms is located just twenty five miles west of Boston. Although the Farm has chosen not to be USDA Organic certified, it relies on the trust of its community to recognize its meticulous efforts for natural and fresh products. During the late Spring and Summer, visiting Sienna Farms at the nearby Copley Farmers' Market, is one of our favorite things to do in Boston.

However, at any time of year, you can find Sienna Farms present in over a dozen local Boston restaurants. Included are the pantries of some of our favorite South End restaurants, like popular Barbara Lynch restaurants B&G Oyster and The Butcher Shop. Both of Barbara Lynch's restaurants share a convenient proximity to the new Sienna Farms. Also our beloved Jean-Georges restaurant, Market is sourcing from the Sienna Farms.With the opening of Sienna's South End location, home cooks can now enjoy fresh local ingredients with more convenience. The farmstand's website even features frequent recipes that help its shoppers to use the seasonal produce it makes available.

For those traveling to New England, seeking sophisticated but authentic touches of New England Cuisine and ingredients, look no further than our incredible Boston dining scene. Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast is lucky to have neighbors like Barbara Lynch and Sienna Farms, who add further distinction to our notable neighborhood.