Archive | January, 2013

Guys, Time to Make Plans!

30 Jan

VDay DinnerValentines Day is right around the corner. My boyfriend asked me if I had a preference on where we went to dinner. Well yes I do. My preference is for you to make the plans, and not ask me for help.

Valentine’s Day is still a girls holiday, right?

That said, when he asks me this question, my answer is always the same.. “let’s try somewhere new!” With so many favorite go-to’s, this is actually a difficult request.

I know a some people think V-Day is overrated, but if you plan on going out, here’s my list of Boston restaurant suggestions!

FANCY & SOPHISTICATED

Mistral – Inspired by the South of France and located in Boston’s South End. I’m not even a fan of french food, but Mistral is the exception!
223 Columbus Avenue | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.867.9300 | French | Menu

Grill 23 – Known for their steak & seafood, but what sets this restaurant apart is their impeccable service and atmosphere!
161 Berkeley Street | Boston, MA 02117 |617.542.2255 | Steak, Seafood | Menu

Mare Oyster Bar – A true standout among the many options the North End has to offer. Upscale, organic and perfect for a special occasion!
135 Richmond Street | Boston, MA 02109 | 617.723.6273 | Seafood | Menu

SEXY & INTIMATE

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – An underground cantina with a dark crimson decor makes for a very sexy ambiance – perfect for Valentine’s Day!
271 Dartmouth Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.369.5609 | Mexican | Menu

Scampo – The stunning 1st floor restaurant in Beacon Hill’s Liberty Hotel. Grab a drink at Clink beforehand, and catch a fashion show afterwards!
215 Charles Street | Boston, MA 02114 | 617.536.2100 | Italian/Mediterranean | Menu

Carmen – This intimate candle-lit North End restaurant’s atmosphere is perfect for romance, and be a sure hit for any girl on Valentine’s Day!
33 North Square | Boston, MA 02113 | 617.742.6421 | Italian | Menu

COMFORTABLE & CHARMING

Max & Dylan’s – A hip and trendy restaurant in Boston’s Downtown Crossing with a surprisingly sexy flair. The mac & cheese menu is to die for!
15 West Street | Boston, MA 02111 | 617.423.3600 | Comfort Food | Menu

75 Chestnut –  A great neighborhood restaurant with a cheese & cracker tower upon arrival. Even if this isn’t your V-day choice, I highly recommend it for brunch or another special event!
75 Chestnut Street | Boston, MA 02108 | 617.227.2175 | American | Menu

City Table – My local fave and an absolute recommendation! Seasonable (& affordable) organic menu that’s always changing, and always delicious!
65 Exeter Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.933.4800 | American| Menu

Let me know what other suggestions you have for Valentine’s Day, or just a fun dinner date! Make your Boston Valentine’s Day Reservation!

After all these recommendations, I do have to admit that it’s sometimes better to have a nice, home-cooked meal in than spend Valentine’s Day out. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE going out to dinner and my boyfriend is probably calling me a hypocrite at this very moment. But if you feel like staying in, this works too:)

Heart Pizza

The Bachelor is Back!

8 Jan

Sean LoweThe Bachelor/Bachelorette season premieres are always my favorite nights of tv. I become way too involved believing these relationships are real despite the fact that their dates take place on exotic beaches accompanied with fireworks, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and the couples are madly in love after only knowing each other for a few months. Still, I was convinced that Emily and Jef were perfect for each other. I don’t even think Ricki is as devastated as I am. I digress. Let’s talk about what looks like the most dramatic season yet.

Sean is handsome, has a body like a God, is close with his family, loves children, and talks about how he cannot wait to get married. Perfect much? Let’s start with some superlatives:

First impression, and most likely to make it to the finale: AshLee F. 
And she has one of my dream jobs, a personal organizer.

AshLee


Most Normal:
 Desiree
And she has my other dream job, bridal stylist.

Desiree


Best Eyes:
Jackie
I think she’s stunning.

Jackie


Best Legs (and my personal fave):
Kacie B.
She was previously on Ben’s season, and is back because she has a crush on Sean. This created major tension in the house, but how can you not love her!

Kacie B.


Biggest Hot Mess: Ashley P.
Although she left on a hilarious note, after acting out 50 Shades of Gray.
“I’m sorry Mom.”

Ashley P.


Most Surprising Send Home:
Paige
She’s cute and seems normal, and you’d think ABC would keep her around.

Paige


Fan-Favorite: Sarah
She’s strong and adorable and I’m rooting for her! Sean is a good guy and I hope they hit it off.

Sarah


Biggest Surprise: Tierra

First time a rose has been given out before the cocktail hour! I did not like  however what I saw of Tierra in the previews. Bitch?!

Tierra


Most Awkward Introduction:
Lindsay
She looks cute and normal, but came out  of the limo wearing a wedding dress. Ok, that’s different and memorable. But then she tried to kiss Sean twice (rejected), and got so drunk my body ached with awkwardness.

Lindsay


Most Unlikely to Make it Through the Next Round: 
Brooke
My apologies.

Brooke

Can’t wait to watch this season of The Bachelor with you!

The Robin

4 Jan

Spoiler Alert!

How I Met Your Mother has been one of my favorite shows for a few years now. Although the show revolves around Ted finding his wife, this season has very much been about Barney.

I’ve been routing for Barney and Robin ever since theydated in Season 5, and broke up because “two awesomes cancel each other out.” This sitcom got serious when Barney planned one of the most convoluted, but romantic proposals I have ever watched. I cried like a baby.

THE PLAY

1.  Admit to yourself that you still have feelings for this girl.

2.  Choose the completely wrong moment to make a drunken move after hanging out at a strip club… and get shot down on purpose.

3.  Agree that you two don’t work, locking the door on any future you could have together, which will drive Robin nuts.

4.  Robin goes nuts.

5.  Find the person who annoys Robin most in the world and ask for her help.  Explain everything to Patrice and hope she agrees to help.

6.  Check with your doctor about possible broken ribs.

7.  Pretend to be dating Patrice.

8.  Wait until Robin inevitably breaks into your place to find The Playbook and show it to Patrice, which you’ll monitor via the hidden cameras you have in your apartment.

9.  After Patrice “finds” The Playbook, have your first “big fight.”

10. Prove your loyalty to Patrice by burning The Playbook, and actually burn it.  You don’t need it anymore.

11. Because your friends have no boundaries, they’ll inevitably have an intervention for Robin, which you’ll monitor via the hidden cameras you have in Marshall and Lily’s apartment.

12. Tell only Ted about your plan to propose to Patrice.

13. Wait and see if Ted tells Robin. And if he does, it means your best bro in the world has let go of Robin and has given you his blessing.

14. Robin arrives at her favorite spot in the city and finds the secret final page of The Playbook… the last play you’ll ever run.

15. Robin realizes she’s standing underneath mistletoe.

16. Hope she says yes.

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