Saturday, April 25, 2015

Banned In Boston

Once Spring hits Boston (even if the weather does not cooperate) the social season kicks into full force with a plethora of events to choose from on any given night of the week.  For us the kickoff began at the House Of Blues for the annual Banned In Boston event to benefit Urban Improv, the group which does so much great work with urban youth.  Politicians, media types and socialites all converged.  Oh yes, and Chefs!  Andy Husbands was there serving up some spicy plates and Mary Dumont provided us with a delectable duck dish.  A very fun night for all.

With iconic, award-winning photojournalist Bill Brett.  Mr. Brett's exhibit "Boston:  Irish" will be featured as part of the Flash Forward Festival 2015 and may be viewed through May 4th at 2 Battery Wharf, Main Floor.  A celebrated photographer and absolute gentleman, Mr. Brett's images of great Boston personalities are unforgettable.  It is always a true pleasure to spend even just a few moments with him.  Oh, the stories.

We also caught up with three of our favorite media ladies:  (l to r) Heather Unruh, Jenny Johnson and JC Monahan.  News, sports, dining, they cover it all and, of course, watching Chronicle while cooking dinner is a nightly routine at our house.

Yes, even Governor Charlie Baker joined the chorus for a reworked version of legendary Boston folk song "Charlie And The MTA" after getting his locks shorn for charity.  Maybe you didn't vote for him but you have to admit that he's a great sport.

As thousands were raised for this great cause we couldn't help hearing chatter about how all the best social events in Boston always revolve around charity and fundraising, more so than other cities.  We couldn't agree more and hope that this is a Boston tradition that continues.

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