Tuesday, December 15, 2015

'Tis The Season

From here on out to the new year it will pretty much be a steady stream of cocktail parties and holiday celebrations with friends and family keeping us busy every day and night.  Some of these have been very fun to attend at this festive time of year so we thought we'd share a few of the highlights so far.

Photo Credit:  Leah Klein

We were invited to the Fairmont Copley Plaza for the kickoff of their new cocktail program called "Classics Revisited."  The invitation advised the event was being held in the St. James Room.  After wandering the glamorous halls for ten minutes looking for the room we were finally forced to ask a concierge exactly where it was.  Come to find out that the St. James Room does not exist but he offered to walk us there anyway.  What?

We were led over to a beautiful bookcase.  Suddenly two well-dressed gentlemen appeared and slid the bookcase to one side revealing a hidden entrance and corridor, speakeasy style.  Very cool!  At the end of the hallway we were ushered into one of the typically elegant spaces of the Fairmont Copley, rich with thick drapes and gold leaf crown molding and offered glasses of champagne.

An international team of mixologists were there to offer us any of the cocktails featured in the new program.  Our favorites was the Pomegranate Paloma, a delicious libation that featured Tequila and Cointreau.  Great event and we'd highly suggest you visit and try one of these new takes on the classics.  Here's the short video invite featuring the mixologists.

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 With the fabulous Joanna Roffo

Another night, another luxury hotel.  Then there was the invite to also kick off the new pop-up Champagne Bar at the Mandarin Oriental.  The lobby of the Mandarin is even more glammed-up than usual for the holiday season.  It's so comfy to sit in the plush, high back seats by the fireplace and just relax for a bit with a glass of Taittinger bubbly.  In fact, I can't imagine being in the Prudential Center shopping area and not stopping by at some point.  As PR Director Sara Flight explained to us:  "Because we are considered a real luxury property a lot of people are intimidated but it's a great spot to stop by and relax and we welcome everyone."  It's definitely a great place to visit and soak up the luxurious surroundings and exemplary service.  Also, the artwork!

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