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We Hear: Fourth of July Weekend Festivities on the Rooftop

 

This Fourth of July weekend, Revere Hotel Boston Common will celebrate independence day in the city with an array of offeringsand events on the Rooftop @ Revere, the hotel’s al fresco bar and lounge located seven stories above street level in the heart of downtown Boston.  Rooftop @ Revere’s 4th of July day party will kick off at 11am-5pm and include special offerings to the likes of a pop up oyster bar shucking $1.00 oysters and a specialty cocktail in the form Watermelon Sparkler, a hallowed out whole watermelon full of a delicious sparkling sangria cocktail meant for sharing and priced at $75.00.  Rooftop @ Revere will also be offering a Patriotic Picnic, featuring a classic picnic basket for two full of artisanal cheeses, fruits, breads, a bottle of rose and skoah brand sunscreen to be enjoyed al fresco on a rooftop daybed overlooking the stunning city skyline.  The Rooftop @ Revere Picnic will be priced at $200 and includes the entry fee of two day passes, a reserved day bed and the picnic basket.  Picnics will be available Friday July 4th and Saturday, July 5th from 11am-5pm and must be ordered 3 days in advance.  The patriotic party will carry through to Sunday, July 6th with the rooftop’s weekly S&M Sundays day to night party from 11am-12am.  The cost of admission is $30.00 per person from 11am-5pm and complimentary from 5pm-12am.

Details:

Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th 2014

Patriotic Picnic Baskets available Friday & Saturday 11am – 5pm. Must be ordered 3 days in advance by calling 617.457.2663

Watermelon Sparkler cocktail available Friday and Saturday 11am-12am

Pop-up Oyster bar available Friday and Saturday from 12pm-7pm

Sunday, July 6th – S&M Sundays Day to Night Party – 11am-12am.

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We Taste: Boston’s Best Lobster Rolls

We've tracked down Boston's best lobster rolls

If we had a dollar for every time we were asked “where can I go to get a lobster roll” we would have many, many, many dollars by now.  It’s the quintessential New England dish that keeps people coming back for me.  The summer is an especially lobster-centric season and because we are in the business of hospitality, we take it upon ourselves to do some taste testing around the city to make sure we have our claws on the very best rolls in the city…it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.  We’ve round up our top five below:

1.) Neptune Oyster – This tiny restaurant in the North End is big on flavor which has helped it earn an even bigger following. Neptune is especially known for it’s hot, buttered, lobster roll – making it worth the inevitable wait to grab a table or at the very least a roll to-go.

Neptune Oyster

www.NeptuneOyster.com

63 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

(617) 742-3474

2.) James Hook + Co. – Located at the cusp of the Boston waterfront, James Hook is an unassuming little fish market with some excellent outdoor seating for dining al fresco. In addition to selling their infamous lobster roll, they also serve up some of the best and freshest fish and seafood in the city.

James Hook + Co

www.JamesHookLobster.com

15-17 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210

(617) 423-5501

3.) Pauli’s – Pauli’s made a splash last summer when it introduced the U.S.S. Lobstitution, a whopping 24 ounce lobster roll that has been billed as “New England’s Largest.” True, it is a bit schticky but if you’re on the hunt for lobster than really look no more.

Pauli’s

www.PaulisNorthEnd.com

65 Salem St, Boston

(857) 284-7064

4.) B&G Oyster – This seafood restaurant in Boston’s quaint South End is part of the Barbara Lynch culinary empire.  Honored by Food & Wine as “America’s Best Lobster Roll” B&G delivers a whole pieces of fresh lobster on a buttered brioche that will have you giving two enthusiastic claws up.

B& G Oysters

550 Tremont st, Boston

(617) 423-0550

www.BandGoysters.com

5.) This may be completely nepotistic but we do have to a special place in our hearts for the Lobster Roll served up at the Rooftop @ Revere. Included in Esquire magazine’s 2013 Best New Restaurants issue, Revere’s Rooftop roll is served up with seasoned onion on top and homemade chips on the side – perfectly paired with that killer view of Back Bay and the south end…

Rooftop @ Revere

200 Stuart St, Boston

617.482.1800

www.RevereHotel.com/Rooftop

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EverEngaging: Emerald Nightlife gets a digital revamp

 

Your new destination for the all things nightlife at Emerald

We’ve added a shot to our online presence for Emerald Lounge with the introduction of www.EmeraldNightlife.com.  This sleek and sexy site is your go-to destination for all things afterdark at Emerald. From DJ’s to special events to photo galleries, EmeraldNightlife is your one-stop resource for up-to-the-minute info on everything that the hottest nightclub in Boston has to offer.  Click to discover our wicked jewel…

www.EmeraldNightlife.com

 

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We SMELL: Creativity in the air at Figment Boston

Figment Boston will blow your imagination away

Now in its fifth year, FIGMENT Boston has brought hundreds of artists and thousands of participants together in a 2-day event that seeks to broaden the definition of art, breakdown the wall between spectator and artist and inspire people of all ages. This past winter, FIGMENT Boston collaborated with First Night to bring interactive light and fire-based projects to the Boston Common, as part of First Night 2014. In July, FIGMENT Boston will return the Greenway for a celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible.

In case you didn’t know, we’re a huge proponent of the arts here at Revere and have been partners with the ICA since our inception in 2012.  We even have a mural on the exterior of the hotel from Brazilian twin brothers, Os Gemeous, two of the most famous urban artists in the world!

Figment hits Boston on July 26th and 27th on the Rose Kennedy Greenway – a short walk from Revere. Check out their line-up of events here or sign up to volunteer!  Whatever you do – support the arts!

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TOUCH: SURFSET @ Revere

 

Surfs Up! SURFSET takes over the Rooftop this summer

Get on board with SURFSET!

This summer, Revere has partnered with SURFSET Fitness to bring the extreme surf-inspired workout with New England roots to the hotel’s Rooftop @ Revere outdoor space.

Debuting for the first time in Boston, SURFSET at Revere will allow guests and locals the opportunity to experience the world’s first total-body surf inspired workout in the center of the city, seven stories above street level.

A SURFSET workout can burn anywhere from 500-900 calories in just 45 minutes, the same results you would get from a few hours of surfing – So grab a friend and get ready to break a sweat and work up a thirst. Surfs up! Classes are $25.00 per session and limited to five people.  The SURFSET schedule is listed below along with links to buy tickets and other information – hope to see you grindin on that serfboard up on the Rooftop!

*There is a maximum of five people per class. 
*Classes fill up quickly and you must sign up ahead of time via eventbrite by clicking here.
*One off classes or groups of five can be booked on a case-by-case basis depending on availability by emailing: SURFSET@RevereHotel.com
*Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. 

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We SEE: Resort on the Rooftop Hits the Runway for July

 

Dayton K designs hit the catwalk for Resort on the Rooftop

R&R: Resort on the Rooftop has kept us busy with catwalks, cabanas, cocktails and killer fashion throughout the month of June.  The series continues into July with a line-up on designers and brands that will continue to heat things up all summer long.

In Partnership with Newbury St. boutique fashion agency,Christina K. PierceR&R: Resort on the Rooftop spotlights 2014 resort-wear lines and special collections from local designers and global brands, each Wednesday throughout the summer, beginning at 6pm.  The series also puts an emphasis into the R&R with rotating complimentary spa services to the likes of mini massages, hair touch ups, mini make up applications, hand treatments and other perks being offered by Pyara Spa & Salon in Harvard Square.

R&R: Resort on the Rooftop is free and open to the public with reservations strongly recommended for tables and cabanas.  The rooftop is open to the public daily, free of charge, beginning at 5pm.  Resort shows begin at 7pm.  Grab a chic cabana or stylish daybed by calling ahead and booking a reservation: 617.482.1800.

The schedule for R & R: Resort on the Rooftop during the month of June is the following:

Wednesday, July 2nd - Reiss

The Reiss story began in 1971, Bishopsgate, London, when David Reiss opened his first store selling men’s suits. With more stores opening throughout the 80s and 90s, Reiss steadily grew into a successful UK menswear business renowned for excellent tailoring.

With stores spanning the country, it was in September 2000 that Reiss moved into womenswear for the very first time, and stepped into its stride as an aspirational brand appealing to both men and women.

Reiss of Boston will be showcasing Resort and swim looks for men and women highlighting subtle colors and minimalistic designs all while maintaining the traditional London-tailored look. 

Wednesday, July 9th – Agent Provocateur 

What kind of Summer Siren are you? Whether you are a bikini loving beach babe or a poolside posing glam goddess, Agent Provocateur, Britain’s top lingerie retailer, has the swimwear to match your holiday persona. Discover the hottest swimwear under the sun, from neon micro bikinis and sheer cover-ups, to curve-enhancing statement one-pieces. Agent Provocateur’s Newbury Street location will be showcasing runway ready looks featured on some of the hottest celebrities such as Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Nina Dobrev, and more.

Wednesday, July 16th – Seaside Allure

Seaside Allure combines elegance with the laid back feel of the ocean. Their flagship store in Marblehead, MA aims to have something to please a wide variety of tastes in fashion and accessories, from classic nautical to the feel of the finest resorts and something for weekend adventures. Their Marblehead location is filled with quality brands from Lilly Pulitzer and Jude Connally to Yala and Johnny Was, and also features unique designs – they welcome requests and comments for sizes, styles, and brands to help make Seaside Allure your favorite local place to shop!

Wednesday, July 23rd – Lily & Migs

Lily & Migs was established in September 2008 by founders Jennifer Barron and Lauren Antos. Through Lily & Migs, the two designers use their finely tuned fashion sense to design fun, fabulous pieces with an air of sophistication. The emphasis of each collection is on fit and the quality of the fabrics. Pieces are versatile and can easily be taken from day to evening with a few subtle styling moves. With every collection, their goal is to discover looks that reflect the many lovely ways a woman wants and deserves to feel. Lily & Migs is a nationally regarded name and hangs in the closets of celebrity tastemakers ranging from Blake Lively and Selena Gomez, to Julia Stiles.

Their resort collection features edgy yet feminine dresses and separates in soft knits and luxuriously bright prints.

Wednesday, July 30th – TBD

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Touch: Rooftop @ Revere Raises the Temperature with S&M Sundays

Do you like it on Top?

This Summer, Rooftop @ Revere is raising the temperature to sizzling with the launch of S&M: Sun & Moon, a day to night party that will pack the city’s sexiest individuals into it’s 16K sq ft urban oasis. In partnership with nightlife kings, 6one7 Productions, S&M will have you sunning in cabanas and day beds, sipping on cocktails, swimming in the pool and breaking a sweat to bumping music curated by some of Boston’s best DJ’s.  When the sun goes down the party will just be heating up as we’re extending our hours to the early morning.  S&M Sundays will take over the Rooftop @ Revere weekly from 11am – midnight.  Cabanas and day-beds are limited so we suggest reserving one ahead of time by calling 617.457.2663.  More details will be posted weekly on our Facebook page too! Do you #LikeitonTop? 

 

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EverSocializing: Party Animals Celebrate the MSCPA Annual Spring Gala in Space 57

New England Revolution player, Andrew Farrell & his bulldog Rufus joined the celebration

400 animal loving guests descended on Space 57 to celebrate the MSPCA’s annual Spring Gala, on Wednesday May 21st (and also marked the first time we had four legged friends partying in the space!)

A glittering and dapper dressed crowd raised nearly $400,000 to support the MSPCA’s animal protection and veterinary programs.  A number we feel deserves two very enthusiastic paws up! We spotted a few rather famous faces in the crowd, including New England Revolution soccer player, Andrew Farrell and his adorable bulldog, Rufus. To see who else joined in on the furry festivities, check out the photo gallery.

 

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We SMELL: The Grilling Returns for the 17th Annual Chefs in Shorts

This Annual Cook Off Fires up the Grill for a Good Cause

Arguably on of our favorite events of the year, “Chefs in Shorts” is an annual tribute to BBQ at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. Hundreds of guests drink and dine al fresco, sampling delicious treats from more than 20 of Boston’s best culinary stars.  You can feel better about all that eating and drinking as it’s all in the name of a good cause – benefiting local, youth-oriented Boston nonprofit organization, Future Chefs.  This year’s event will take place at the on June 20th and we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as the event is an annual sell out!

17th Annual Chefs in Shorts event
Friday, June 20, 2014
7:00-9:30pm
$80 per person – Tickets can be bought here.

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EverEngaging: Wedding Saving Tips from an Expert

Cost Cutting Tips on Weddings from our Event Pro

June has become synonymous with wedding season.  A fleeting time of year when weather should be pleasantly predictable (then again this is New England) and brides clamor for a date, a venue, a dress, flowers, a band, a napkin holder, a cute little poem bridesmaid number three can read at the rehearsal dinner.  All of these things can add up (literally) so we tapped into our very own Director of Events, Kristin Jones to share some tips and tricks of the trade for how to save some green when preparing for your big day in white.
*   Ask the venue if there are lighting vendors being used for an event the night before and see if you can piggyback off delivery and set-up fees by using the same vendor
*   Alternative dessert instead of cake – i.e. a candy bar or use the dessert as the favor by packing it to-go because by this time most people are dancing anyway
*   Re-use floral elements by mixing and matching them for the rehearsal dinner, reception, and brunch
*   Be creative with the menu, for example, do small tasting plates rather than a 3 course dinner – tapas are so in right now, anyways
*   If all of your guests are not heavy drinkers, opt for a consumption bar rather than an open bar package or offer only beer and wine and one specialty cocktail as complimentary
*   Have house liquors at the bar but choose 1 or 2 types of alcohol to upgrade – for example, since vodka is so popular, upgrade the vodka only to Top Shelf (Grey Goose or Kettel One)

*   A DJ instead of a band or a crowd sourced ipod playlist from your guests is always the less expensive route

To check out more of Revere’s wedding-centric capabilities, head over to this special page on our website.

 

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