Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Butterfly Fly at the Night of the Monarch Ball Boston

By: Finance Foodie

This past Saturday evening, the Ovations for the Cure organization hosted the Night of the Monarch Ball at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This event was held to conclude the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, to honor Ovations’ founder – the late Patricia Franchi Flahtery, and to raise funds for continued ovarian cancer research. I had attended an Ovations event (Couture for Cancer) a few months back that was filled with yummy food, beautiful d├ęcor, and lovely fashions - so I was stoked to attend the much-buzzed about Monarch Ball.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Harlem Nights at Chez Lucienne New York

By: Erin Douglas

New restaurants in the city can be found on an everyday basis on any given corner. But in Harlem, not so much. Harlem has just recently been acquiring great buzz for its new shops, restaurants and nightlife. As someone who has lived in Harlem for over 4 years now and love its historic, charming, community vibe; good places to eat was one thing it was lacking. So of course I was astonished when the only good pizza joint close to me closed down last year. But, low and behold, several months later I see a cute little restaurant had taken over its place: Chez Lucienne.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jet Set: New York Fashion Week Looks for Boston Life

By: Finance Foodie

So another Fashion Week in New York as come and gone. The frenzied fashionistas have returned home and Bryant Park is calm and serene once again.

As I think back to some of the shows I attended last week, I can’t help but think about how the Spring/Summer 2010 runways can be translated to work, eat, and play life in Boston. Below are some ideas for outfits that will ensure that all eyes are on you wherever you go.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New York Fashion Week: Drinks on Me!

By: Finance Foodie

Bryant Park’s usual state as quiet and peaceful place to watch the birds and catch up with friends has again been invaded by the frenzied fashionistas and flashing lights of the photo hungry paparazzi. This only means one thing: another New York Fashion Week is in full swing!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Legal Sea Foods’ Bivalves and Bubbles in Boston

By: Finance Foodie

Last night, I was invited to Legal Sea FoodsBivalves and Bubbles cocktail party to celebrate the wonderful Mister Oyster (and Mister Alcohol, natch). Even though I’ve been a long time lover of foods from the sea, it was only recently that I was introduced to this water dwelling mollusk - the slimy texture made me nervous and kept me at bay (literally) for the longest time.

When I arrived at the Legal Sea Foods - Park Plaza, I was ushered downstairs where I was greeted with a fully stocked raw oyster bar. I saw Mister Oysters from New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Prince Edward Island, and the Baja Peninsula all calling my name and waiting to be consumed. Call me the dunce, but I wasn’t even aware that so many varities of oysters existed in this world! My favorite was Mister Baja Peninsula – Kumamoto was his name – I felt his meat was sweet and plump, yet clean and fresh with a cucumber-y finish.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New York Fashion Week: The Day Before the Storm

By: Anne M. Raso

Well, the countdown to New York Fashion Week is almost over--it starts on September 10th and so the diet is in full title boogie. It's time for Slim Fast and the occasional sauteed or steamed veggie at a quickie Chinese 'hood hang. I went to Tang's Garden (formerly Tang Tang before being closed by the Board Of Health last year) and ordered "long beans" sauteed with just one tablespoon of peanut oil. The waiter looked at me if I was nuts when I specified the amount of oil I wanted, but hey, this is New York and attitude is a little more acceptable here, than say, Mayberry RFD.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

In For the Fill: Domino's Pizza Pasta Bread Bowls

By: Finance Foodie

Even though I've eaten my way through many a critically acclaimed and wallet unfriendly restaurants, there are some nights where I love to just curl up on my couch, slip on some aesthetically unfriendly sweatpants, and watch some trashy reality show.

Just the other night when I was watching Tool Academy 2 (please don't judge me), I saw an ad for Domino's Pizza offering a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake with every purchase of a Pasta Bread Bowl. For those of you who don't know, the pasta bread bowl is basically Domino's newest line of single-meal pasta portions of chicken alfredo, primavera, mac and cheese, Italian sausage marinara, and chicken carbonara pastas, baked into edible bowls. In other words, carb-o-holic heaven!