July 16th, 2014
In our opinion, the best kind of celebration is one that kicks off summer! Held at a stunning private residence, this soiree celebrated the end of spring and focused on everything floral.
In the home’s kitchen, Will Gilson of Puritan and Company prepared delicious hors d’oeuvres while guests interacted with the celebrity chef. Bright, spring florals decorated tables and corners throughout the residence and patio, adding the perfect punch of color to the sleek space. Guests could enjoy fresh cocktails like Aperol Spritz and Fresh Squeezed Margaritas while lounging on the patio’s soft seating brought in specifically for the celebration!
Once guests had their fill of tasty bites, they were invited outside to enjoy a three course dinner al fresco. The temperature controlled, clear top tent was set atop level oak flooring and accented with overhead twinkling string lights. Decor within the tent was industrial chic. Long zinc tables and black wooden cross back chairs at each place setting were complimented by angular glassware and a simple natural hemstitch napkin. Grey tweed runners lined the tables and were topped by stunning white orchids and flickering votives on glass pedestals. Neutral air plants and micro orchids filled the cubic terrariums. A top notch dinner of Wagyu beef and scallops tantalized guests’ palettes, before they retreated back into the home for colorful macaroons, coffee, and cordials. We can’t imagine a more perfect way to say “goodbye” spring and “hello” summer!
July 3rd, 2014
Whether you’re lounging by the beach, hanging by the grill or camping out bright and early on the Esplanade, we want to wish you and all of our friends and family a very happy Fourth of July! Here are some of our favorite events that incorporate the colors of our grand old flag. Hopefully the Red, White and Blue inspires you to get into the patriotic spirit!
If you are looking for ways to celebrate America’s birthday we suggest checking out Boston Harborfest! The weekend is full of fun and interesting activities and, let’s be honest, there’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than Boston – the cradle of the American Revolution!
June 5th, 2014
Earlier this Spring, we had the pleasure of working with Youth Enrichment Services (YES) on their 4th Annual Black Diamond Gala at the Revere Hotel. YES is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides Boston’s inner-city youth with year-round, out-of-school programs. These invigorating activities help children to build leadership skills and self-confidence.
The VIP reception was held in the hip Emerald Lounge, while the Silver Supporters enjoyed the bar area of Space 57. We engaged 501 Auctions and their mobile bidding and online auction platform turned the auction into quite an exciting part of the evening. Although they were in different locations, both the VIP’s and Silver Supporters were able to bid on the same silent auction items at the same time! 501 Auctions makes it easy when building an auction catalog, collecting the bids and processing payments. Texts were also frequently sent out, notifying guests of items with little bidding action, how much time was left for them to bid, and alerting the highest bidder when they were outbid by other guests. While the bidding frenzy ensued, delicious hors d’oeuvres from the Revere were passed for guests to enjoy!
After the cocktail reception, the VIP and Silver Supporters came together for a seated dinner in Space 57. Sam Adams donated beer which served as the centerpiece on the tables – who doesn’t love a sleek Lucite beer bucket as a centerpiece?! In addition to the beer buckets, tasty black diamond desserts were displayed in the center of the table on a spinning lazy susan for all to share!
Tony V, the comedian, kept guests entertained all night and exceeded expectations with a lively fund-a-need auction. The first donors at the top level were given custom slalom skis – what a kick!
The evening was a huge success, with YES raising over $300,000 for Boston youth, and we are already planning how to top it next year!
May 23rd, 2014
Summer is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season than by heading to Fort Point for some unique brews and outstanding bivalves! Earlier this year the team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar and Eastern Standard opened Row 34, a “working man’s oyster bar”. Although you won’t necessarily find the bar full with blue collar types, the restaurant does offer a great atmosphere and even better seafood. Similar to ICOB, the decor features small elements that pay homage to the Island Creek Oyster farm in Duxbury. The combination of steel, vintage subway tiles, exposed brick and reclaimed wood creates the perfect industrial-chic ambiance!
While the furnishings are striking, the real star here is the menu. Row 34’s namesake bivalve, an exclusive variety created by Island Creek, and the other East Coast oysters make for an excellent starting point. The restaurant’s version of an oyster slider is perfectly fresh and light, with a lettuce cup replacing the usual brioche roll and pickled vegetables adding just the right amount of tang. From clam shack classics to refined entrees, Row 34 has something for everyone. Wash it all down with one of their extraordinary craft beers, and you’re sure to have a meal to remember!
For more information visit http://row34.com/.