Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Celebrate with a Birthday Croissant

From birthday breakfast-in-bed to office celebrations, these croissants are the perfect way to treat yourself on your special day! This recipe is from The Kitchy Kitchen, which was inspired by some of the whimsical treats created by Union Fare. Surprisingly simple to master, creating a batch of these will have you completely forgetting about wanting a cake! Try out this recipe and celebrate with breakfast on your next birthday!

Funfetti Birthday Cake Croissants via The Kitchy Kitchen on LaurenConrad.com:

Makes 8 medium-sized croissants or 12 small croissants


1 recipe croissant dough
1/2 cup vanilla buttercream frosting (or your favorite frosting)
1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
1 egg, beaten

Get the recipe for these sprinkle croissants on LaurenConrad.com:


1. After you’ve mixed up your croissant dough, place the flat croissants onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
2. Spread a tablespoon of vanilla buttercream into the center of the croissant and sprinkle with sprinkles. Don't forget to lick the spoon!
3. Roll up the triangle into a croissant and place back in the fridge to chill.
4. When ready to bake, brush with a little egg wash (the 1 beaten egg) and sprinkle with sprinkles again. The more sprinkles, the better! Bake as recipe directs.

The perfect sprinkle croissants for a birthday:

For the full recipe and instructions and for more delicious ideas, follow The Kitchy Kitchen! And always remember to treat yourself and devour the details of your next birthday celebration!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wedding Wednesdays: Top Ten Britney Songs for Any Bachelorette Party

When celebrating your last night as a single woman, what better way to do so then with the ultimate femme fatale playlist?! That's right, we're coming at you with the top ten Britney songs that are undeniably perfect for any bachelorette party. Crank up the tunes, it's time to work ladies! And if you're lucky enough to be bumping these tracks in your Planet Hollywood hotel room prior to venturing down to Brit's own Piece of Me show in Las Vegas, consider us extremely jealous! You will surely have a night you'll never forget.

"Work B**ch"

"I'm s Slave 4 U"

"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"


"If U Seek Amy"

"Baby One More Time"

"Gimme More"


"(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!)"

"Make Me..."

Be a lucky star, just like Britney b**ch, at your bachelorette with this perfect playlist and devour the details of one crazy night!

Three Trendy Activities to Connect at Your Next Conference

It's out with the old, boring and sometimes forceful conference networking sessions and in with the new, innovative and fun ways to get to know each other! Attendees need a space to be creative, where they can take the time to connect and listen to other individuals. Whether the conference is small or large, indoors or outdoors, one-day or a week, give your attendees a number of fun activities that leave them wondering why they hadn't done something like that sooner. Check out these three awesome ways to connect at your next conference!

Play A Little Telephone

<p> At C2 Montréal in May, attendees stepped inside the “Channel” experience, where they could grab one of the phone...

At a recent conference in Montreal, attendees stepped inside a tangible telephone game, where they could grab one of the phone receivers and have a conversation with another guest in the room. The activity is intended to explore what it takes “to truly hear and be heard in our modern, hyper-connected world”. After the conversation, participants are asked to move into a debriefing space to discuss the connection between the experience and their work. This interaction is great for teambuilding or even new-hire orientation. Plus, it looks awesome in photographs!

Picnic All-Year-Round

<p> A picnic combines an alternative to traditional meal service with a networking activity. And when held indoors, a picnic...

A picnic combines an alternative to traditional meal service with a networking activity. And when held indoors, a picnic can take place year-round. Organizers can provide blankets and baskets filled with food for five or six people and invited attendees can find others to share with in order to start a new connection. This environment is a lot more relaxed than trying to find people at an eight or ten-top table in a stuffy banquet room. Incorporate this idea into your next conference for a fun way for attendees to meet and eat!

Badge Decorating

<p> Badge decorating is an activity that allows attendees to show their individuality and creativity—and creates an easy topic of...

Trust me, as someone who prints and stuffs plain old boring badges for meetings, this idea truly makes us happy! Badge decorating is an activity that allows attendees to show their individuality and creativity—and creates an easy topic of conversation among strangers. The decorations can match the theme of the conference or be something completely random that allows your attendees to truly be themselves. It's a nice way to bring out that "being a kid again" vibe which in turn, kind of makes meeting people a little easier, just like the days of making friends in elementary school.

Try these trendy activities out and continue to find ways to devour the details and improve connections at your next conference! Your attendees will be happy you did!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Five Country Fest Inspired Cocktails to Try This Weekend

One of country music's biggest stars, Kenny Chesney, will be hitting the stage at Gillette Stadium this weekend. We wouldn't be true New Englanders if we didn't throw in this shameless plug...Go Pats! (We're secretly hoping to catch a glimpse of Brady, Gronk or Edelman at either of the Country Fest shows this weekend.) To prepare for this epic concert, we decided to recommend five Country Fest inspired cocktails you have to try during your tailgate this weekend! Check these out.

1. Blueberry Whiskey Sour

This Blueberry Whiskey Sour Will Be Your Jam:
We just started drinking these more. They are the perfect treat for those who prefer sour things! With the hint of blueberry, this refreshment truly hits the spot. Get the recipe here!
2. Moonshine Margarita

13 Moonshine Recipes You Need to Make Now:

Typically you just drink Moonshine as is, but when you want to take it to the next level, adding it to a margarita only seems right. Match made in country heaven! Get the recipe here.

3. Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic Cocktail Drink Recipe:

Blood oranges are such an underrated fruit and cocktail garnish even though they pack quite a punch. We highly recommend pairing them with the crisp taste of gin during any tailgate. Get this recipe here!

4. Sparking Blackberry Lemonade

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade:

Add Prosecco and viola, you've got the perfect combination of bubbles and lemonade. This tasty drink satisfies your every need during the sweet summertime heat. Easy to make in large quantities and serve at your next tailgate! Get the recipe here.

5. Bourbon Peach Slush

Bourbon Peach Slush:

There's no better pair than bourbon and peaches. They're even better when you blend them together as a delicious frozen boozy concoction! These slushies will be a hit among all of your cowboy friends. Get this recipe here!

It wouldn't be fair if we didn't also throw in a shameless plug for Kenny Chesney's rum, Blue Chair Bay.

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From the beach to the bottle, get in the true Country Fest spirit and devour the details with some of Kenny's very own cocktails!

Just like a long lost friend you ain't seen in a while, you can't help but smile..see you Saturday Kenny!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wedding Wednesdays: When Pinterest Trolls Your Engagement Ring Board

We're all guilty of doing it. Scrolling for hours through millions of potential engagement rings, round, square (cushion), rectangular (princess, Asscher, emerald, radiant), heart-shaped, pear-shaped, oval, or marquise cuts (like a pear but pointed on both ends), pinning them to your board, dropping a few hints to your future husband. White-gold, rose-gold, silver or antique with gemstones or diamonds, the pinning never stops. This is nothing to be ashamed of! In fact, Pinterest loves when we do this. They've been trolling our engagement ring boards, collecting data and releasing trend reports that are just going to take this obsession to the next level! It's okay, we're ready for it!


Pinterest can't confirm the validity of the third-party analytics tool that was used but they did share current data about trends that are happening at this very second. So what's really hot right now? Without a doubt, it's pear-shaped diamonds, which have increased in popularity by 100 percent since last year and we totally understand why! Celebs including Anna Kournikova, Katherine Heigl and Victoria Beckham, to name a few, all share this stunning-cut in common and it is as unique and gorgeous as they are.

Katherine Heigl Pear Engagement Ring

From the trend repot, one could gather that classic diamonds will continue to hold the title for being the iconic marriage stone, but other gemstones are gaining in popularity too. Colored gemstones, specifically morganite (like the one from the recent Pretty Little Liars proposal, #Ezria) with a 62 percent increase and opal with a 42 percent increase, are on its tail. We certainly favor gemstones and appreciate a creative combination of both diamonds and gemstones as a stunning engagement ring.


In the classic ring category, trending styles include three-stone designs (58 percent increase), solitaire rings (37 percent increase), pavé settings (24 percent increase) and halo accents (11 percent increase).
If your unsure of what these styles are, definitely take the time to research and figure out the types of rings you favor when pinning. In addition to Pinterest's trend report, there's also been an increase in millennial couples interested in lab-created diamonds. A recent consumer research study found that 55 percent of respondents (age 21 to 35) would consider buying an engagement ring with a lab-grown diamond, which was mostly driven by an interest of being eco-friendly. How different is that?


When it comes down to it, it's all about finding that ring that's right for you and your partner's style and budget. However, we encourage you to continue to pin and devour the details of scrolling and saving until the perfect ring comes your way!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dine Out This Week in Boston

Dine Out Boston, formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston®, is taking place this week! Just in time to celebrate the close of summer, Dine Out Boston is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express, providing locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Participating restaurants design prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Each participating restaurant selects one of the three price options; the Chef then prepares a menu to celebrate this unique week, the cuisine and the diners!

Dine Out Boston August 2016

There is no experience quite like this, especially if you love food like us! Diners can choose from old favorites to the latest culinary hot spots, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city. We are so hungry right now!


As you feast your way through the week, Dine Out Boston is also holding a contest where you can win a $100 gift certificate to any of the participating restaurants you end up going to. Yum! All you need is your phone, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter apps and a picture of your delicious Dine Out Boston dining experience! 
  • Snap a Picture
  • Tag it with #DINEOUTBOSTON and the restaurant name
  • Share it and let all your friends see how much fun you're having!
​That's it! Dine Out Boston will announce a new winner each day, so eat out often and submit multiple entries! There is a limit of one entry per person per restaurant per day and of course limit one prize per entrant. Count us in!

Group toasting Instagram Contest

Some restaurants you can dine at include Antico Forno in Boston, Abby Park in Milton, A Tavola in Winchester, 80 Thoreau in Concord and 224 Boston Street Restaurant in Dorchester, just to name a few! Visit the Dine Out Boston website for a complete listing or search to see if your favorite restaurants are participating. You can't go wrong with dining out and devouring the details of this experience all week long in Boston! Hope to see you at one of these delicious restaurants!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Mashups: The Evolution of Airbnb

Airbnb Inc., the company currently known as a single-use home-rental service, will transform into a multipurpose trip planner. An obvious next step for this evolving business! They are pressing ahead with plans to expand into new travel services including restaurant reservations and city tours. The company is testing a standalone mobile app for finding and organizing travel plans, highlighting the importance of the initiatives of the company. And we couldn't be more excited for them!

A test version of the software is called Airbnb Trips, according to an Android app listing on the Google Play Store. The app offers access to personal itineraries with information about upcoming Airbnb rentals, city guidebooks, dining and happy hour events. Offering local services could help Airbnb differentiate itself from HomeAway, VRBO and other room-booking websites. Airbnb hopes to provide a more personalized touch similar to that of a hotel concierge. We foresee this app being successful for both leisure and business travel; organizing all aspects of a trip in one designated area for complete convenience and ease is all any traveler wants. 

The San Francisco-based company began running a national advertising campaign this year suggesting it will help customers feel more at home while traveling. Their 2016 slogan: “Don’t Go There. Live There." has been backed by their newly released version of themain Airbnb app in April that added neighborhood travel guides as part of the rental opportunities. Airbnb is expected to unveil the new trips app at its annual conference in November. It is rumored that the company plans to roll out a program allowing current Airbnb hosts to make money by recommending restaurants and giving tours which will add to what they hope the app can provide to users.

The listing for Airbnb Trips on Google’s app store said the software is “unreleased”. Accompanying screen shots show example agenda items called “Mission: Happy Hour,” referring to a meetup in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, and a full-day “Table to Farm” event. We look forward to seeing what comes of their November launch and plan to update our readers then! This new software will surely help any Airbnb user devour the details of their next trip. Trust us, we can't wait to use it ourselves!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Brunch After A Night Shift

Needless to say, we've already been quite obsessed with Night Shift Brewing, established right in our backyard in Everett, MA, for some time now. Desk workers by day, homebrewers by night, the founding trio started their journey in a Somerville kitchen in 2007, creating brews well past midnight. A true hit amongst family and friends, Night Shift was in demand and proving to be a frontrunner among most commercially available styles and local microbrew beers. It was time to grow.


In 2010, they started writing a business plan to begin their own 'nanobrewery'. By 2011, the Night Shift crew had raised a small amount of capital and began building a 3,000 sq. ft. 3.5BBL brewery in Everett, MA. On Saturday, March 31, 2012, they opened their doors for the very first time. With demand still high and the need for increasing production, Night Shift made the move to a larger facility still in Everett, MA in 2014 and haven't stopped serving with a smile since then.


Night Shift Brewing now works with a 20BBL brewing system, a field of 7BBL, 20BBL, 40BBL, and 60BBL fermenters, and a growing collection of oak barrels. On a daily basis, they welcome guests into their 2500 sq. ft. Taproom so that they can continue to share their beers, space, and story. Their product is currently self-distributed to a group of retail and restaurant partners in MA and will hopefully be in other nearby states by 2016! Night Shift prides themselves on their excellent staff who makes this all possible. They are a team of 30+ talented, creative, hardworking individuals - from bartenders, to brewers, to salespeople, to their dedicated microbiologist/yeast guru. Without all these working parts, they might still be brewing in their Somerville kitchen.


As part of growing their community, other than the fact that the locals love their brews, Night Shift hosts a number of events to get people through the brewery doors. In fact, we're looking forward to attending the Better Bagel Pop-Up at Night Shift this Sunday, August 21 at 12PM-5PM ET. We're calling it, "Brunch After a Night Shift", because attendees are invited to come in, try a few pints and snack on a number of different bagel and spread flavors from Better Bagels Food Truck. And if you work a night shift, what's better than having brunch after clocking out (other than drinking a Night Shift)? Better Bagels is a New York style, hand rolled bagel company. Started by Sam Harden and James Grimes in January of 2014, Better Bagels is dedicated to the tradition and honor of hand crafting the highest quality bagels for the great city of Boston and beyond. They will be opening their first storefront in Boston's Seaport District very soon but you can get a preview of their potential menu items this Sunday at Night Shift Brewing.


Come with us as we head to Everett this weekend and devour the details of brunch after a Night Shift. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wedding Wednesdays: Just JT Tearing Up Some Hearts Over the Weekend

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We're sure you 90's babies all remember this epic record.

How could you not? Am I right? Well Justin Timberlake was at it again over the weekend, definitely tearing up a number of hearts with his surprise visit to a New Hampshire wedding on Saturday.

Yes, you read that right. Though he didn't dress for the occasion and belt out Grammy Award-winning track "Suit & Tie", he did join the now-newlyweds for an unexpected photo-op! The bride, Chelsey Gaudet, posted the photo on Facebook of herself with Timberlake and her new husband, Ryan Parks. The appearance of the singer, actor, and undoubtedly biggest 90's heartthrob of any boy band, took the newlyweds completely by surprise.


The unexpected drop-in played out as so; the couple was taking their first look photos and all of a sudden Justin Timberlake appeared out of nowhere, shakes Parks's hand, congratulates the two and poses for a quick photo. Little did they know, Gaudet's father saw Timberlake eating lunch near the wedding venue, the Mount Washington Hotel, and asked him for the favor. What a sweet surprise!

Mr. and Mrs. Parks thought it was awesome of JT to do that but had no idea it would go this viral in such a short time. It is definitely a memorable moment of their big day they will likely never forget (especially anytime Justin comes on the radio)! Congrats Chelsey and Ryan and kudos to Mr. Timberlake for devouring the details of this epic wedding photo-op!

Become More Worldly in Boston

This is probably the coolest thing we've stumbled upon while blogging so far. We have literally never heard of this awesome attraction in all our years of living in Boston! Housed in the Mary Baker Eddy Library (which makes us giggle because we have a friend named Mary Baker), is a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe you can literally walk inside! Who knew?


The attraction is called the Mapparium which is a three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world. As part of this feature, the Library also shows a complementary exhibit, “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring letters, documents, and artifacts never before made public. These showcase the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.


The Mapparium was conceived by the architect of the Christian Science Publishing Society building, Chester Lindsay Churchill, as a symbol for the global outreach of The Christian Science Monitor. Originally called “the Glass Room” or “the Globe Room,” Mapparium comes from the Latin words mappa (“map”) and arium (“a place for”). The Mapparium was three years in the making (1932-1935). It opened to the public on May 31, 1935, and came to a completed cost of $35,000 (at a time when a Hershey bar cost about five cents), including all labor and materials. Originally, Churchill designed the glass panels to be replaceable as the political boundaries of the world changed. Later, a renovation of the Mapparium was initiated in 1998 and took four years to complete. Today it stands as beautifully as it did when it first officially opened in 1935.


Tours of the Mapparium run every 20 minutes, lasting 15-20 minutes, Tuesday-Sunday. The first tour of the day starts at 10:20 a.m., and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. General admission is $6. We can't wait to check this exciting exhibit out and hope we got you interested in devouring the details of becoming more worldly right here in Boston!

Monday Mashups: Olympic Teambuilding

Happy belated Monday Mashup! Our apologies on the delay, we've been traveling and celebrating the best birthday a girl could ask for! So let's jump right in. Since the Olympics have been taking over everything from television and social media to cereal boxes and athletic apparel, we thought we might as well join in on the action. Check out these three Olympic-themed ideas for teambuilding at your next meeting/event!

Extreme Lawn Games

Olympic-Style Lawn Games

You haven't seen it all until you watch one of these games in full-effect! These plastic zorb balls make for a fun afternoon activity and really get folks working together since they can't use their arms to play. Teams can be designated by country just like the Olympics!

Build a Boat Challenge

Build a Boat

The activity invites participants to work together to build cardboard boats that float. After building the boat and choosing captains, two teams face off in a race. Just make sure you take all safety precautions before jumping in to this activity. Life-vests are a must! First, second and third place can be determined by the fastest times (and if their boat stays afloat)!

Partnered Obstacle Course

Let The Games Begin

Make a run for it with your partner tied to your side! Split groups into teams identified by colored bandanas and/or t-shirts. Activities in the course can include sack races, creating a team anthem, and an inflatable jousting challenge to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. Fun for everyone!

Your colleagues will surely love these Olympic-themed teambuilding activities--anything beats a day in the office! Devour the details of these awesome ideas and take home gold for a successful and fun meeting/event!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Comic Con Comeback

It's that time of year again. Boston Comic Con is back and here all weekend long to make your wildest dreams come true! And sadly for us, we're missing it (again). But we can't be too sad since we're off to Puerto Rico for the weekend! This year, Boston Comic Con fans are in for a real treat as this three-day comic book convention returns to the Seaport World Trade Center for another epic event. That's right, get your cosplay ready!

Boston Comic Con

Boston Comic Con is one of the few comic cons in the nation that is truly committed to the comic book genre and to its fans. This year they will feature rare appearances by world renowned comic artists, Sam Kieth and John Cassady. And to mark the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Boston Comic Con is bringing William Shatner to the show on August 12 and 13 with opportunities for fans to have a live meet and greet. How cool is that?


Other celebrity guests include Jenna Coleman, John Barrowman, Caity Lotz, Robbie Amell, Seth Gillman, Ben McKenzie and Elizabeth Henstridge. Quite the lineup! Not to mention, new this year at Boston Comic Con is Family Day on August 12, when kids under 10 will be admitted free. Yes you read that right, free! And Comic Con will offer a special, self-contained program of kid-friendly activities on Friday including:
  • How-to workshops on comics creation and cartooning
  • Mask-making
  • Coloring contest
  • Facepainting
  • Balloonist
  • Caricaturist
  • Jedi Training by professional martial artist – including light sabers!
  • Superheroes Meet and Greet featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Captain America, Harley Quinn, Iron Man and more!
  • Games & prizes – hoola hoops, bean bag toss, mini-putt golf
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Also new this year is the BCC mobile app! Download the app to access the most up-to-date information about the event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Once you download and open the app, you’ll have the most up-to-date information about Boston Comic Con right in your pocket. Plus, you can create your own agenda, so you’ll know exactly where to be and when. Never miss a superhero or villain by downloading this app today!

BCC Guidebook icon

And lastly, you won't want to miss Boston Comic Con's night out at Fenway Park! Seriously, these are two worlds we never thought would collide but, here we are! On Friday August 12, the Boston Red Sox will celebrate Boston Comic Con and the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. See cosplay guests on the infield, William Shatner tossing out the first pitch, and watch the Red Sox take on the Arizona Diamondbacks and receive an exclusive limited addition Star Trek-Red Sox KIRK figure by Titan Merchandise. Pre-game activities begin at 6:30PM. Tickets are only available online and in advance.

BCC Night at Fenway

Nothing sounds better to us than embracing this epic comic book and pop culture event! We hope you take on Boston Comic Con and devour the details of their 2016 comeback! Hope to see you back in 2017!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wedding Wednesdays: Six Unique Cake Toppers

We're all about that cake today! Probably since my birthday is rapidly approaching (26 never looked so good). Any who, this Wedding Wednesday we would like to acknowledge this baked focal point of most weddings (and birthdays) and the details that make them beautiful! So, here are six unique toppers you must consider adding to your cake to create that extra "wow" moment. You'll want to hang on to these forever!

1. Finally!

Funny custom and unique personalized Wedding Cake Toppers from Etsy. We curated the most rustic, vintage, cheap and beautiful wedding cake toppers for you. - www.ringtoperfection.com/wedding-cake-toppers/:

You can say it now; finally, the day has come! Finally, you're husband and wife! Finally, time for the honeymoon! What a perfect way to acknowledge the celebration of all these final-ies!

2. Long Distance or Short Distance, Together At Last

State-shaped wedding cake toppers with the bride and groom's initials | Brides.com:

Whether you've been in a long distance or short distance relationship, it is fun to represent your home-states and signify coming together as one, wherever your new home may be. A tale of two states! And a beautiful one at that!

3. Bannered with Love

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This rustic-chic display is a great way to share your new titles with your friends and family! Bannered with love and baked to perfection, everyone will remember this little slice of heaven!

4. Don't Forget Your Dogchild

Funny Wedding Cake Toppers, Custom Wedding Cake Topper, Bride and Groom Cake Topper, Pet Dog Cake Topper, Unique Cake Topper.:

Make sure your pup is included on your big day, especially if they can't be at the venue! This 3-D topper gives the feel that your dogchild is right there tying the knot with you!

5. Show How Much You Love Your Fiancé

To the Moon and Back Cake Topper will bring you an opportunity to personalize your wedding cake and will help to make it unique. Personalized:

This beautiful topper says it all! We love the natural element this brings to any cake! We love it so much, we actually love it to the moon and back!
6. A Photo Finish
Wedding Cake Topper Ideas | Wedding Inspiration:
A truly unique way to display your love! These polaroids make for a photo finish on any wedding day! Save us a piece!
Get inspired and devour the details of a unique topper for your wedding day! And then, devour the cake as well! Cheers!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Get Your Popcorn Ready, the Boston2Philly Premiere is Almost Here!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with our greatest pleasure that we inform you of the 90 Minute, coming-of-age drama, Boston2Philly, created and directed by our good friend Ralph Celestin! Boston2Philly was shot in over 30 locations throughout the great city of Philadelphia, involving over 300+ actors based out of the Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC  area, and will be premiering in Ralph's hometown of Boston on Thursday, August 18th. You're all invited to join us at this wonderful event!


The screening is a personal thank you from the cast and crew and to all who have supported the making of the film and the message it encompasses. During the production of Boston2Philly, many major events and tragedies occurred that left the world outraged and families and strangers alike searching for answers. This movie touches on many of these major issues and showcases them in a very unique and innovative way rarely seen on film. Boston2Philly shows us the real Philly, all the beauty and all of the ugly. Celestin exclaims, "it shows us life and that is something we all can relate to". We are honored to be a part of Ralph's budding career by attending the premiere!

The film chronicles the life of Rome “Boston” Williams (Ralph Celestin), a young Black male from Boston, struggling with his identity and his ability to form real relationships in his new city of Philadelphia after a tragic accident takes the lives of his family. Set on a fictional Philadelphia University campus, Rome encounters Professor Balan, who challenges his freshmen class (Philly, G, and Rye Rye) to develop a deeper relationship with their “inner-selves”, along with connecting on a more personal level with their peers. As an incentive, Balan offers the shocking monetary reward of $50,000, pushing his students to explore their own broken, violent pasts and those of their peers in a way they never thought imaginable. Through an exploration of each others’ histories, the group of diverse freshman slowly become a cohesive group, initially bonded by the chase of the cash reward, but glued by their shared fears, hopes, and dreams.


Both melodramatic and comedic, poignant and enlightening, through the personal journeys of the students, Boston2Philly reminds us all that sometimes the first step to true success comes from understanding who you were, who you are, and where you are going. Beautifully said! We couldn't have summed a better message to come from our dear friend Ralph Celestin. His passion and commitment to his family and friends is evident in his depiction of Rome's life in this beautiful and tragic coming-of-age story. We can't wait to see him on the big screen!
As a celebration of local talent and Philadelphia’s burgeoning independent art scene, the Boston2Philly Private Screening Event will be accompanied by a live Q & A from Philadelphia-based Actors after the viewing. Given the exceptional amount of young, promising talent associated with this film, the Boston2Philly premiere celebration is not to be missed! The screening will take place at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Tremont St in Boston on Thursday, August 18th from 7-9:30PM. Get your tickets today!


We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ralph Celestin, the Boston2Philly cast and crew and all those involved on producing this sincere and relevant film that is bound to open-the-eyes of many living in the Boston and Philadelphia-areas highlighted in this movie. Kudos to you all on devouring the details of a beautiful message that can now be shared with the world. See you on the 18th!

Monday Mashups: Cape Cod Beer and Cornhole

Happy belated #MondayMashup! We were on vacation yesterday but now we're back to bring you some brews and games! Join us in Hyannis on Saturday, August 20th at Cape Cod Beer for a double elimination cornhole tourney. The festivities kickoff at 2:30pm sharp for teams to get their board assignments and tournament rules. The cost to compete is $20 per team and first, second and third place winners will be awarded cash and prizes! This tournament is administered by The Cornhole Company of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Beer Cornhole Tournament! August 20

Cape Cod Beer started out in April of 2004, brewing at the old Hyport Brewing Company at the west end of Main Street in Hyannis. They brewed in this tiny space for almost 2 years, schlepping kegs across town to wash them in their storage space, and selling homebrew supplies out of their house to supplement their income in those early days. At the beginning of 2006, Cape Cod Beer moved out of the Hyport for good and into their new space (3,000 sq. ft.) at 1336 Phinney’s Lane, brewing with a total of 3 full time employees. In 2014, they begin canning their beer with the help of Iron Heart Canning, a mobile canning company based out of Connecticut. Initially, they offered only the Red and Blonde Cape Cod Beers in cans but expanded to all four of their year round beers in 2015. And the rest is history!


Now, Cape Cod Beer is well-established and home to many visitors. They are constantly holding events at their brewery and invite all those who've never been to come for a tasting and those who have, to come back for another beer. Tours are offered once daily at 11AM Monday through Saturday. Cape Cod Beer is a family and dog-friendly facility. You must be 21+ years of age to have one of their brews. During summer months they have a hot dog truck on-site and you are welcome to bring your own snacks or order delivery in from a local restaurant. Their slogan, "a vacation in every pint", speaks volumes for the brews they provide to the community. You can't go wrong with adding a trip to Cape Cod during your summer vacation plans!

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So next time your on the Cape and looking for something different to do, check out Cape Cod Beer's events calendar for a guaranteed fun time. And don't forget to sign up for the cornhole tourney on August 20th. Devour the details of summer with the help of a cold Cape Cod Beer!