Thursday, March 23, 2017

Glass Half Full Fun Filled Weekend

It's definitely been an interesting week! And now that the weekend is in our sights, we can take on the glass half full mentality. Not just figuratively, but literally! There are two events this weekend we can't wait to attend involving glasses that are half full. Yes, half full of beer and wine that is! Check out our Friday night plans.

ICA After Five: Rosé + Roses
ICYMI, spring has sprung! Yes, the first day of spring was Monday, March 20th. And in celebration of the season of pink wines and fresh blooms, the Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting a rosé-filled paper flower-making class. It’s part of the museum’s Friday night series, ICA After Five, and the paper florals and tastings are both included with museum admission on a first-come, first-serve basis. This glass half full event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and general admission is just $15. Get your arts-n-crafts on this Friday night with a little rosé inspiration!

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‘Saturday Morning’ Ale Release Party
Take yourself back to Saturday morning cartoons and cereal with the release of the Somerville Brewing Company’s new Belgian ale, brewed with Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal. Seriously, craft brewers think of everything these days. Unreal! The beer, aptly named “Saturday Morning,” will be released this Friday night at the Slumbrew microbrewery and taproom in Somerville. Enjoy it while snacking on Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal. The beer will also be available for purchase in cans for you to take home and enjoy! We are so excited to give 'Saturday Morning' a try. There's no admission fee to this glass half full event. Hope to see you there between 6 and 9 p.m.!

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Join us for a glass half full fun filled weekend starting Friday night at the ICA and Slumbew microbrewery and devour the details with us figuratively and literally. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wedding Wednesdays: Announce Your Big Day with Yours Truly

Yours Truly is a full-service, all-occasion stationery boutique offering hundreds of lines of social stationery, event accessories and personalized gifts for every event, every style and every budget. From birth announcements to baby shower invitations, Yours Truly can design all of your custom pieces. They are also a leading seller of wedding and special event accessories striving to provide their customers with everything they need to create a picture-perfect day. Yours Truly is well-known for their large selection of bridal jewelry, personalized attendant gifts, ring pillows, guest books, favors, and keepsakes. With features such as their a la carte services and seating chart arrangements, Yours Truly really takes the cake (the wedding cake that is)!

The business was founded in 2004 by owner Debbie Webb. Ms. Webb had a passion for stationery and grew her talent into what is known today as Yours Truly. Their retail and design center is located at 286 Park Street in North Reading, MA. Yours Truly is recognized as a Distinguished Dealer Award winner and is WeddingWire Rated! They also showcase their work at different bridal expos throughout the year which is how we got to meet Debbie!

Yours Truly has a superbly talented team of paper crafters and design professionals utilizing the most creative and innovative design tools available. Just check out what they can do!

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To shop Yours Truly check out their online boutique. Now it's all up to you. Work with Debbie and her crew of crafters to devour the details of your wedding stationery! You'll be thrilled you did!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Night of Dining and Entertainment for a Cause

Join NF Northeast on April 5th as they celebrate their 18th Annual Table for TEN charitable event right here in Boston! Neurofibromatosis Northeast is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1988 by a group of people who were in some way affected by the genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis (NF); a hereditary condition that causes tumors to form on nerves anywhere in or on the body. The Mission of NF Northeast is to find a treatment and the cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and supporting those who are affected by NF. The organization provides grants to scientists at leading institutions across the country and is proud to have been the impetus behind the creation of The Harvard Medical School Center for NF and Allied Disorders (CNfAD), a virtual center whose mission is to define the pathogenetic mechanisms that cause NF1, NF2 and related disorders.

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Each year NF Northeast celebrates the NF community by hosting their Table for TEN event, a night of dining and entertainment for a cause. This year, the organization recognizes Dan Andelman, host of myTV38’s “Phantom Gourmet,” and Donato Frattaroli, Jr., proprietor of il Molo restaurant in the North End as the honorary co-chairpersons. The premise of the event is to give attendees a night out on the town where they can dine at some of Boston's best restaurants then close out the evening at a decadent dessert reception with live entertainment and an auction hosted at the newly renovated University of Massachusetts Club.

Groups of ten guests will arrive at their respective restaurant at 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 5, and will indulge in a specially created three-course menu paired with wine. This year, NF Northeast has joined forces with some of the best restaurants throughout the city to make their biggest splash yet.  Participating restaurants in this year’s Table for TEN event include, but are not limited to: Artu; Da Vinci Ristorante; Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen; Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse; il Molo; La Motta’s; Legal Sea Foods (Park Square); Lucca (Back Bay & North End); Ocean Prime; Parker’s Restaurant; Post 390; Scampo; Serafina; State Street Provisions; Strega Waterfront; The Smoke Shop; The Tip Tap Room; Top of the Hub; Tresca; and, Union Oyster House.

At 8:00pm, supporters are then invited to continue the festivities at the official after-party at the University of Massachusetts Club. At this dessert reception, Montilio’s Baking Company will provide sweet treats and revelers will enjoy music entertainment by Ancient Mysteries featuring Kevin McKelvey and Ben Buttrick. Additionally, there are raffles, a silent auction and a live auction with honorary co-chairperson, Dan Andelman, serving as guest auctioneer.

Proceeds from Table for TEN will fund scientific research at the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as provide support to the NF clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Research will help find the cure for NF, a genetic disorder that can cause learning disabilities, seizures, brain tumors, deafness, vision impairment and cancer. Additionally Table for TEN will help to create awareness about NF which affects more people than cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined, yet is a little known disorder. Over the years, incredible strides in research development have been made bringing the NF communiy one step closer to a cure.

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For more information on the Table for TEN event and to reserve online, please visit the NF Northeast website. Tables for ten are available beginning at $1,000 and individual tickets at a table may be reserved for $100 per person. Devour the details of a night of dining and entertainment with NF Northeast and support a great cause!