Archive | May, 2010

ArtBar Launch Party

13 May

Offered as another Citysearch provided event, how could I turn down this description? – “Join us for the grand opening of ArtBar patio, as we celebrate the return of warm weather to Boston. Enjoy the fresh air and the city’s best view while sampling items from our award-winning tasting menu and our signature cocktails.” It certainly turned out to be a much bigger success that I even imagined thanks to the cooperating weather, lovely location (inside the swanky Royal Sonesta), and people ready to mingle/toast to what turned out to be perfect evening for a patio party.

delicious glazed wings & veggie dip

creme brulee with mixed fruits (the perfect portion of sweet & tart)

chocolate trifle w/moistened black cherries

signature peach daiquiris

tiniest kobe beef burger sample, so cute!

All in all a really successful & bustling event. Tons of food & drink to keep people happy, what more could you ask for? Definitely recommend checking out their Cambridge location, especially for summer luncheons on their patio. Happy fooding!


StyleFixx Boston

12 May

Thanks to the lovely people behind Citysearch (Christine, mainly!), I won the Twitter contest for 2 free VIP tickets to StyleFixx Boston. An incredibly successful night overall. Held at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), it was spacious enough to hold the huge crowd of women swarming over designer/boutique clothing lines, handbag stands, make-upĀ  stands, and most importantly for me the jewelry and food/drink stands. Yup!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries from A Chocolate Dip

Yeah, a little obsessed with these ring stands! Wanted me some bling in every color.

Free make-overs Motives Cosmetics & hair styling (not shown in pics here) from Enzo Milano

Huge crowd of shoppers, but again a great place to hold the event.

5 free drink tickets for the night? Yessir, I propped myself right here for a good portion of the night.

The swag bags were even more packed than I imagined, but my tops picks were definitely the free Finale & Mumbai Chopstix gift cards, & then the 70 free music download cards.

Again, the event was a huge success, with so many more brands/products/services that I could spend entirely too long listing off, so hopefully this slew of pictures says enough. Ladies – get in on this!

B&G Oyster Invitational

2 May

Thanks to the love Citysearch Boston Facebook contest, I won 2 free tickets (worth $130) to B&G restaurant’s Oyster Invitational! For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s basically a giant cook-out/shuck off that has everything to do with oysters (and other seafood as well) from various, local and top-notch restaurants. The weather was clear skies and sun all day, which made the 80% outdoor event all the most appealing.

forget where these were from but they got my friend’s #1 vote; the best selling point for me were the mini samples of Narragansett they offered along with your oysters

Sel De La Terre oysters got my #1 vote! delicious & lovely presentation

grilled corn, potatoes, & my first time trying grilled lobster (more slimy than usual, surprisingly)

this bad boy was huuuuge, just chillin’ in his cooler before getting cooked up (sorry lobster!)

& all the party people

Great day/event overall, with a huge turn out. Hopefully I’ll be back to B&G sometime over the summer to try out their real meal menu, because just reading it over sounds like seafood heaven. Happy fooding!