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Breakfast for Dinner Series

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Check out this spring themed Breakfast for Dinner series at the Breakfast Club in Allston!

"Known for its comforting diner food, inventive housemade specialties and ode to 1980's pop culture – not to mention the long lines on the weekends - The Breakfast Club in Allston is changing things up this spring and offering breakfast for dinner (by reservation only).On the first Monday of the month in May, the dinner will feature four courses of The Breakfast Club’s playful seasonal specials along with Mimosas using the diner’s fresh-squeezed orange juice and Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout for imbibing. Being bad never tasted so good!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7PM – 9PM

Springtime theme
The trees and flowers are in finally in bloom and it’s time to rejoice because winter is over. Join The Breakfast Club for homage to springtime featuring a colorful Spring Hash, tropical banana/coconut/pineapple Hummingbird Pancakes, a Fresh Herb Omelette and a garden-inspired Vanilla-Lavender Milkshake. Better pack it all in now before swimsuit season arrives!

COST: $35/person (includes tax & gratuity) includes four-courses of seasonally inspired diner classics with Fresh Squeezed Mimosas or Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout available for purchase"


Purchase your tickets here!


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Cupcake Walking Tour - South End

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Is there a better way to spend a nice spring Saturday than tasting all sorts of cupcakes? I don't think so...

Join the team at Boston Chocolate tours this Saturday, April 18th at 11am and meander around the beautiful South End, testing the best cupcakes around.

"Join our friendly expert guide who will take you to Boston’s premiere cupcake bakeries where you will indulge in the traditional and exotic sweet treats that they have to offer. 

Our exclusive 2.5 hour walking tour highlights some of Bostons most historic and famous neighborhoods and landmarks. Our destinations have been carefully selected from the very finest cupcake bakeries that Boston has to offer. The tour starts at South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue. 

You’ll learn the history of cupcakes, how they are created, and what the specialties are of each tour destination."
Purchase tickets here
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4 Best Places to Watch the Boston Marathon

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Marathon Monday is less than a week away now! Don't know where you're going to watch yet? Take a look at a few of these recommendations from Boston.com:

1. Hopkinton (Start to 2 miles): "The race begins here, but if you think you'll find a good viewing spot, forget it -- it will be packed. Instead, meander down the route as far as a mile; around Frankland Road you'll get a good view of the racers as they zip downhill from the starting line."

2.Wellesley (11.5 to 16 miles): "This town's business district features the exact midway point of the 26.2-mile race. But before the racers get there, the screaming Wellesley College students make for a lively -- and loud -- watching spot. It's also here that the racers leave Route 135 and merge onto Route 16. Set up either just before the college crowd or after, closer to Town Hall. Hunnewell Park is on a hill and provides a nifty overall view. Wide, straight Washington Street in Wellesley Hills is a great place, too."

3.Chestnut Hill (20 to 21.5 miles): "This is the make-or-break section of the race: infamous Heartbreak Hill. You'll encounter another noisy college crowd here -- that of Boston College, right at the top of the hill -- but there are wide roads and green space for good viewing spots."

4.Boston (24.5 to 26.2 miles): "If you want rowdy, park yourself in Kenmore Square and bring a ladder (only kidding). The crowd swells when the Red Sox game gets out, and whether the Sox won or lost, they'll be um, very loud. This is the last wide-open space for viewing; from here, the racers continue down Comm. Ave., take a right onto tiny Hereford, then a left into the madness of Boylston Street and the finish line."

Check out the full article from Boston.com to get more ideas for places to watch!
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April 2015 Home Buyer Event

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Apr 14, 2015


Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Sign up by clicking the banner below!

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Tags: charlesgate realty group, Back Bay, free event, 365 things to do in Boston, Boston Home Buyer Class

Marathon Boost Treatment

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Are you running in the Boston Marathon next Monday? Treat yourself to a Marathon Boost Treatment at the amazing Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa this week to relax and prepare for the big day. You Deserve it!


Created with runners in mind, Marathon Boost is a one-hour, 20-minute full body massage that focuses on fatigued legs and feet while releasing muscle tension throughout the body. Marathon Boost begins with a 60-minute personalized aromatherapy massage, followed by a 20-minute de-stress muscle gel application. 

"When you cross the dramatic green stone threshold into the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, you leave the speed of the city behind and enter an oasis of complete calm. As the only Forbes Five-Star awarded spa in Massachusetts, we offer the ultimate treatment experience.Using a holistic approach, our highly trained therapists will pay close attention to the needs of your body, mind and spirit, choosing and personalizing treatments completely for you."

For more info on the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, click here




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Tags: Boston Marathon, Back Bay, 365 things to do in Boston, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Spa

Paint Nite!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Tap into your artistic side at Paint Nite!

"In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, our performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we'll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed."

With tons of sessions around Boston (and the US), there's sure to be a class that fit's anyones schedule. 

Check out the full calendar here!




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The 13th Annual Taste of South Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 11, 2015

This Sunday, April 12, head over to Southie to check out the 13th annual Taste of South Boston. Presented by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, you'll get to sample bites from 30 of South Boston's best dining establishments, enjoy live entertainment, and lots more!

"The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) is excited to present our 13th Annual Taste of South Boston. With the continued explosion of new restaurants throughout South Boston, including the South Boston Waterfront, Fort Point Channel, and the traditional neighborhood, the Taste of South Boston has become one of the city's premier food events. 

The Taste of South Boston is a charity event. Proceeds from the event support our mission to provide affordable housing for working people, families, the elderly, and veterans in our community. This year, SBNDC has received $100,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits. You may be eligible to receive a 50% Community Investment Tax Credit for your contribution of $1,000 or more. "

To purchase your ticket, click here


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Secret Flower Sculptures at the Gardner Musuem

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Check out this cool exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, by resident artist, Jean-Michel Othoniel: 

 "Secret Flower Sculptures will highlight his obsession with the hidden meanings of flowers, and his desire to capture their essence and beauty in sculpture, drawing, and photography."

"Secret Flower Sculptures will showcase bronze models and watercolor sketches made for the Versailles project, along with two new sculptures-Peony, the Knot of Shame (glass) and La Rose des Vents (gold aluminum)-one of which will be installed outdoors. Additionally, the artist has assembled his own very personal tour of the Gardner, drawing on connections and discoveries made during his residency."


The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 and is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursday until 9 pm.

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4 Places to Watch the 2015 Red Sox Home Opener

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The Red Sox home opener is right around the corner! If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a ticket, head to one of these awesome game-day bars to watch:


Bleacher Bar
"Literally tucked beneath Fenway’s center-field seats, Bleacher Bar offers something no other venue can: a direct view of the legendary diamond through two giant garage door-sized windows. On game day (which, as you might imagine, gets pretty crowded, all the more reason to start early!), treat yourself (and maybe your friends) to a bucket of ice-cold ponys ($20), brisket and horseradish sandwiches on rye, pastrami & swiss flatbreads, and fried pickles"
The Lower Depths
"For a changeup, you’ll find this craft beer mecca (17 rotating drafts, 150 bottles) on the fringe of Kenmore… and in the opposite direction of the slow-moving crowds. The menu is lights-out (for your arteries) with tater tot platters (try The Kenmore with melted cheese, applewood smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, scallions) and loaded foot-long dogs (Boston Strangler with sautéed onions and "mackin’ cheese", White Trash with beer cheese dip and potato chips). NOTE: LD is cash only, Mr. Moneyball."
Game On!
"With 90 HD TVs, a booming sound system, and up/down bars to help you before, during, and after a Sox outing, Game On! earns that exclamation point with heaping platters of nachos, loaded steak fries, and Asian BBQ pork riblets. During the 7th inning stretch, sneak in a game of ping pong at the newly minted Blazing Paddles, or step into the batting cage to thoroughly disprove your "I could hit better than this guy" claims."
"You can work the count at Cornwall’s with their extensive beer list (25 drafts, 35 bottles), hard-to-find-in-this-town pitchers ($18), and a dozen different burgers on the menu (try the Beast Burger with spicy chili & melted mozzarella). They also have 24 starters of all shapes and sizes (and names), such as Potato Cups, Angels (and Devils) on Horseback, and Fried Fish Bits -- plus standards like nachos, wings, potstickers, and sliders. When the game gets slow(er), take a look at their wall of board games or shoot some pool during the seventh pitching change of the inning."
The home opener is on Monday April 13th at 3:05pm. 
For the full article from Thrillist, click here
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3 Best "Happy Hours" Around Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Even though Boston is technically happy-hour-free, why not pretend, and check out one of these great Boston bars with happy hour-ish deals. If you're enjoying a few cocktails a little earlier than normal, I'd say that constitues a happy hour. Here are a few recommendations, thanks to thrillist:

21st Amendment - Beacon Hill

"You don’t have to be a politico (but it might help) to lobby for a drink at 21st Amendment. In the shadow of the State House, this neighborhood charmer is fanned and faved by the Beacon Hill set for its classic pub fare (burgers and sammies), proper pints, and a lively elbow-shoulder-rubbing, business-card-swapping atmosphere. Fun Fact: It is rumored that JFK hooked up wrote speeches next to the fireplace in the back."

Eastern Standard - Kenmore

"The longer-than-your-last-meeting bar top makes Eastern Standard the go-to spot in Kenmore Square. You’ll linger long past happy hour (often neither "happy" nor an "hour") to investigate the extensive beer and wine lists, house-infused cocktails, and fortifying food options like roasted bone marrow and rotating charcuterie selections."

Meadhall - Kendall

"You probably made a million (and one) tough decisions this week, but the toughest yet await you at Meadhall. With more than 100 draughts, the beer list challenges both mind and body from behind the 36-seat coppertop bar. If that's not relaxing enough, the comfortable sofas upstairs are beckoning -- metaphorically, because they're sofas."


Read the full article here.

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