A Shining Beacon in Boston

XV Beacon’s luxurious guestroom

XV Beacon’s luxurious guestroom

When I travel, it takes a lot to persuade me to return to the same city, let alone the same hotel. There is so much to see and experience I prefer to leave monotony and routine at home. A recent weekend trip to Boston changed my mind, redefining my standard of travel and making me wish I could return again and again to one particular city, one particular hotel. Because, after all, “there’s no place like home.”

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An Unforgettable Fish

I ate the fish too fast to take a photo of it, but here's a pic of the delectable roasted marrow bone

You know those foods you just can't forget? Like a dessert that was so delicious, you scraped the plate with your finger just to get the last chocolate remnants? Or the perfectly chewy, salty, cheesy slice of pizza that comes back to you in frequent daydreams? That's how I feel about the cod at Brasserie Jo.

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The Boston Globe Travel Show, Feb 11-13, 2011

More than just a trade show, this is a weekend destination

With plenty of snow so far this winter, more than 20,000 people are expected to explore exotic winter escapes at the 2011 Boston Globe Travel Show on February 11-13 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This major three-day travel event will feature exhibitors showcasing travel destinations around the world, great show-only travel deals, cultural and culinary presentations, trip giveaways and much more.

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Playing Chef for a Day at the McGladrey Culinary Challenge!

Playing chef for a day

Since I started this blog, a question that I often get is: “If you love food so much, why not cook more?” My answer has always been, A) I work about 70 hours a week in my day job – so the last thing I want to do is come home and make a mess/clean up a mess in my kitchen and B) Why cook something mediocre when I can enjoy a meal done well by a professional?"

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Art and Luxury at Its Finest at the Back Bay Hotel

The Back Bay Hotel in Boston

The Back Bay Hotel, located in Boston’s most stylish quarters, will team up with the Museum of Fine Arts this fall in an unforgettable experience featuring art and luxury at its finest. From now until January 17th, 2011, The Museum of Fine Arts brings us the Richard Avedon Exhibit, the man responsible for revolutionizing fashion photography from 1944-2000 and whose epic creations graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, among others.

After taking in the unparalleled visual tour of 20thcentury fashion spanning the decades, visitors can kick back at the The Back Bay Hotel overnight in a superior room for two, complete with specially-selected Kiehl’s natural bath amenities, Frette 400-count linens, terrycloth bathrobes and complimentary high-speed internet. The Back Bay Hotel’s Museum of Fine Arts Package Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a superior room (based on double occupancy)
  • Two passes to the Museum of Fine Arts for the Richard Avedon Exhibit

*For reservations, please contact The Back Bay Hotel toll-free at 1-877-587-9774*

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