NEW & NOTEWORTHY | THE ANTHONY by Brackett Bilodeau

Get ready for your next Greenwich Village hot spot, The Anthony. The Anthony pays homage to to the history of the Greenwich Village and the prominent 18th century entrepreneur, Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (after whom Bleecker Street and the restaurant is named after). This sweeping restaurant transports you in 1950s with a “decaying” mural from the book Greenwich Village Girl. The Anthony’s menu revolves around elevated comfort food with an international flare along with top-notch mixology by former model Anthony Nelson.

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Drinks:
Suzy’s Secret - Double Cross Vodka, muddled raspberries and cucumber, topped with Champagne
Spiced Manhattan - Bourbon, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, German amaro

Start With:
French Onion Fondue – thick French onion soup, topped with melted cheese served with crudite and delicious grilled bread
Crispy Duck & Waffles – duck confit, savory waffles with a smoked duck fat maple glaze

Dinner:
Colorado Lamb Chops – marinated with a pomegranate glaze and served on top of bacon-apple potato cake and smoky creamed kale
The Tony Prime Burger – prime select dry-aged blend topped with handmade creamed spinach, cheese, crispy red onion, and a house-made steak sauce

Dessert:
Caramel Corn Cheesecake – popcorn cheesecake, peanut butter salted caramel topped with house-made caramel corn

INSIDER TIP

Reserve a spot on Friday or Saturday and tryout The Living Room, the semi-secret balcony that features beats from DJ Ria and DJ Club Calco.

The Anthony | 183 Bleecker Street near Macdougal Street

 

ATTACHÉ JAZZ | BOSTON JAZZ WEEK by Brackett Bilodeau

From April 21st to April 30th, the city of Boston will be engulfed in glorious jazz. Jazz Week 2017 will include over 200 events ranging from intimate house concerts to grand scale shows at the Berklee Performance Center. To help you make the most of this exciting celebration, we’ve rounded up just a few of our top must-attend event picks here:


FOR FAMILIES

Blake Newman Group
The Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles Street
Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm

The Blake Newman Group (Tom West, piano; BN, bass; and Mike Connors, drums) has been delighting audiences with a wide variety of music, with a focus on jazz standards, for years. All three members of the trio are regulars on the Boston music scene and bring to the bandstand a hugely diverse musical aesthetic, which is apparent in the wide scope of the group's repertoire. The Blake Newman Group has been playing in the lobby of the Liberty Hotel for four years. The atmosphere is relaxed--food and drink from acclaimed restaurant, Clink, is available. There is no cover charge and all ages are welcomed.


 

FOR MILLENNIAL GROOVERS

Black Violin
The Red Room at Cafe 939 (Berklee College of Music) | 939 Boylston Street
Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm

Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. When performing live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. The group has performed at Bonnaroo and SXSW to standing-room-only crowds. Since creating Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries, as far away as Dubai, UAE; Prague, Czech Republic; and South Africa. They have also had appearances at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and at last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. They've played their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, D.C., where Barack Obama himself gave each member a hearty handshake. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and the Eagles.

Insider Tip: Dogs are welcome here, so you can bring your pet to rock out with you. 


FOR AN AFTERNOON WITH FRIENDS

Lunch and Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet
Science Center Plaza | Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 PM

Grab a bite from the lineup of food trucks surrounding the Plaza and enjoy free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcasing his powerhouse Quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré; Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass; Ludwig Afonso, drums. 


 

WHEN ONE WEEK JUST ISN'T ENOUGH

 

Ravi Coltrane
Sculler's Jazz Club | 400 Soldier's Field Road
Monday, May 6th, 8:00 pm or 10:00 pm
Ticket to the show with a 6:00 pm dinner is $85.00 per person
Additional tickets start at $35.00 per person

Over the course of a career spanning more than 20 years, the second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane has developed into a GRAMMY–nominated instrumentalist, bandleader, and composer. He’s performed brilliantly as a sideman with (among others) Terence Blanchard, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner; recorded a series of acclaimed albums as a leader, and founded the thriving independent label RKM.  In 2016, Ravi Coltrane performed in a trio with bassist/electronicist Matthew Garrison and veteran drummer Jack DeJohnette on DeJohnette’s acclaimed ECM album In Movement, with its striking new interpretations of John Coltrane’s “Alabama” and Miles Davis’ “Blue In Green.”

ATTACHÉ ADVICE | CHEESE PAIRINGS by Brackett Bilodeau

EXECUTIVE CHEF ADAM SANCHEZ. LADIES WHO LUNCH CATERING AND EVENTS

Adam Sanchez is the Executive Chef of Ladies Who Lunch Catering and Events, a high end, Bay Area based, boutique caterer. After leaving a Wall Street career to pursue the culinary arts in 2001, Adam attended the California Culinary Academy graduating at the top of his class. Following his graduation, he was honored to work with Jacques Pepin on the filming of “Fast Food My Way” for public television. Between 2004-2006 Adam worked at The French Laundry, where he was tasked with selecting and purchasing cheese for the restaurant’s world class program.

Chef Adam took some time out of his busy schedule to speak to our team about one of his all-time favorite cheese makers, Bleating Heart Cheese. Chef Adam feels that this cheese producer has an option for everyone this Spring, and shared his top picks for cheese pairings. No matter where you call home, Chef Adam’s favorites from Bleating Heart Cheese are sure to be a hit at your next event.


FAT BOTTOM GIRL

For most people, dreams remain just that: dreams. But Seana Doughty and Dave Dalton, the husband and wife founders of Bleating Heart Cheese, took a leap of faith and made their dream became reality in 2009... thankfully for us, with amazing results!

Originally, the couple behind Bleating Heart Cheese worked only with sheep’s milk, and it was during this time that Seana began producing her world-class flagship cheese, “Fat Bottom Girl.”  Calling this cheese a “win” would be a huge un understatement. Created without even a single test batch, Seana miraculously came up with one of the finest sheep’s milk cheeses produced anywhere. The strange, fat, and puffy round of cheese was a complete accident caused by early releases from the molds being used. Upon seeing the results, the “Fat Bottom Girl” was born! It has won about every award you can get including a “Super Gold” at the 2013 World Cheese Awards.

Pairing Notes: Rich, toothy and with hints of herbs and wild grasses, this raw milk beauty goes wonderfully with fruity light reds and rich micro brews.


FUNKY BLEATS

Next on offer is “Funky Bleats.” As you can probably tell, these farmers have fun naming their new creations! This was the first multi-milk cheese that they produced - at 70% sheep and 30% goat’s milk, it stands as a perfect blend of richness and funk. Washing in a brine solution over the 2-3 weeks aging cycle helps to bring out a pleasant aroma and to develop a distinctive paste.

Pairing Notes: Slightly sticky, rich, stinky and creamy, “Funky Bleats” delivers on all fronts and pairs well with dry whites, champagne, or fruity Belgian ales.


GOLDETTE TOMMETTE

While I am a huge fan of her sheep and goat’s offerings, it’s two of Seana’s newest wonders made from cow and water buffalo milk that have recently blown me away. Goldette Tommette is made from rich Jersey cow’s milk and is lightly rind washed. I find it hard to not eat too much of this, as its creamy texture, amazing aroma, and buttery tang make it one of the most expertly crafted cheeses to come out recently. Goldette is also a superb “melter” and will make the most incredible grilled cheese sandwich you can have.

Pairing Notes: The richness of this cheese will match beautifully with a medium oaked California style Chardonnay or a medium bodied micro brewed ale.


BUFF BLUE

“Buff Blue” is a true anomaly. Just through sheer luck, a neighbor had extra water buffalo milk available from the production of fresh Mozzarella d’ Buffala. Not ones to take the easy path, the team decided to take this milk and go blue! As the only buffalo milk blue made in America, Buff Blue stands tall against any and all comers. I was actually a bit shocked and in awe when I opened my first wheel.

Pairing Notes: The sweet richness coupled with hints of mulch, smoke, and dry coconut is intoxicating. This stunning creation ranks among my top five favorite cheeses ever, and should be savored at the end of a meal with sweet fruit and dark beer or full bodied reds.


It’s hard not to keep going on about my admiration for the incredible team at Bleating Heart Cheese. With no farming experience, cheese making background or even a long term plan, Seana and Dave have created some of the most sought after and delicious handmade items you can be lucky enough to try. Now that’s following a dream!

As with any specialty item, some limited availability is to be expected as is seasonality making some varieties unavailable during certain months.  For those on the West Coast, Cow Girl Creamery is a major distributor and usually has in stock and will ship. For East Coasters Murray’s Cheese or Artisanal, both in N.Y., can ship.   Almost any good cheesemonger can order for you if they do not stock these incredible cheeses already!

Should you be interested in additional pairing picks or assistance with procurement of these items, allow your Attaché to assist with curating your next event. 

DINING DIARY | SUMMERTIME COCKTAILS by Brackett Bilodeau

When the sun is shining and spring fever strikes, ease into a fabulous bar with your favorite friends to soak in the season. Our nationwide team of Attachés shared their favorite bars, libations and insider tips so you can indulge in style, no matter where you might be:

BOSTON

Pierce Attaché Meghan Edge recommends The Sirens Call at the OAK Long Bar (the bar at the Fairmont Copley Plaza) because this magical spot’s complex detailing and luxe atmosphere will take you back to the Vanderbilt style of interior design. The OAK Long Bar is perfect for an 8PM cocktail accompanied by great views of the greenery in Copley Square.

MONTAUK

After a long day at the beach, 252 East 57th Street Attaché Hadar Tamir suggests that her clients enjoy a refreshing Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail at sceney Ruschmeyer's. As one of Montauk’s best local haunts, you can count on “summer camp” vibes and a buzzing, youthful crowd.

MANHATTAN

Our Director of Marketing Mark Hartnett says that there is no better way to soak in the season than on the rooftop at the Hotel Americano. Picture this: a refreshing Campari & soda with an orange twist in hand while you take in 360 views of the city amongst a chic crowd, listening to Brazilian house playing by an in-house DJ, and it is all perfectly complemented by a stellar sunset.

MIAMI

Our Chief of Staff Maura Rose Schwartz suggests that her clients try the LYCHEE BLOSSOM at the Sugar at East Hotel. Although this chic hot spot is known to be exclusive, our team has a direct line to management for guestlist and VIP access.

FORT LAUDERDALE

For clients craving an elevated experience in Ft. Lauderdale, Paramount Attaché Christina Telesco recommends The Royal Pig. This design standout has quite the drink menu, and Christina suggests ordering The Passionate Pig Martini or The Lazy Pig.

LOS ANGELES

Senior Attaché Susy Schieffelin has her finger of the pulse of LA’s uber-healthy scene. For those looking to detox before dining, she recommends the non-alcoholic Green Goddess mocktail at chic and buzzy A.O.C. in West Hollywood. 

SAN FRANCISCO

650 California Attaché Brittany Montalbo is all about Anina. Brittany recommends that you post up on their sunny outdoor patio with friends and enjoy The Fairway, a cocktail composed of a refreshing combination of gin, cilantro, lime and soda water.

SAN CARLOS, CA

University Circle Attaché Jodie Bloom loves to enjoy an outdoor drink at TOWN in San Carlos, CA. Jodie recommends enjoying a Pomegranate Martini or Sparkling Rosé Sangria while lounging on TOWN’s beautiful new patio.

Contact your Attaché for additional suggestions and VIP reservations. 

#ATTACHÉINVITATION | m.dreeland by Brackett Bilodeau

NYC based artist m.dreeland introduces a pop art style that mixes basic acrylics and relief techniques from old masters with hi-tech tools of the present. His work is characterized by bold colors and layers of texture. He has been a featured artist at the Time Warner Center in New York City and shown during the prestigious Art Basel Miami at the Spectrum fair. m.dreeland has created commissioned installations for the Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue, the Lower East Side 100 Gates Project and Paramount Pictures at Wynwood Walls in Miami. 

VIP private showing for Luxury Attache

Luxury Attache clients are invited to a private advanced showing with m.dreeland prior to the opening reception.  Exclusive VIP showing to be held on Friday, April 21st from 5-6PM.  Contact your Attaché to RSVP.

m.dreeland Presents: Closer Look

Every time you view a piece of art, you may discover something new or different that you have not previously experienced.  As an artist, m.dreeland challenges himself to approach creating his work in the same fashion.  "I use the process of discovery to evolve my technique each time I place paint to canvas while still remaining focused on my primary style of employing texture and color."         

In this show, m.dreeland created six new pieces after a study in color theory.  "I am excited by how colors react with each other and how the application of texture affects both color and mood."

The artist invites guests to really interact with the art in a sensory way. Get close and touch it to experience the juxtaposition of textures and view it in varying light to see how the differences in color changes your experience. 

m.dreeland
119 Ludlow Street, NYC
Opening reception: Friday, April 21st 6pm-10pm
Showing: April 22nd and 23rd 11am-7pm

Please contact your Attaché to RSVP

CULTURE CORNER | PRESENT LAUGHTER by Brackett Bilodeau

Two-time Tony winner Kevin Kline returns to Broadway in a performance that proves he has not lost his comedic touch. Kline made a name for himself through his intense physical comedy in on-stage masterpieces such as On the 20th Century and in the film A Fish Called Wanda, and his character work in Noël Coward’s masterpiece Present Laughter is no exception in demonstrating his talent. In the show, Klein plays stage superstar Garry Essendine who tends to use his stardom to have eventful nights and terrible mornings. Gary wanders his apartment as if there is a spotlight on him and thinks that the world (and his employees) are out to get him. Drama and hilarity ensue.

From the very first moment that the actors take the stage, it is evident that Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s directing is sublime. The actors demonstrate hysterical physical comedy that leaves the audience laughing to the point of tears. Present Laughter is slap-stick comedy at its finest, and the cast does an amazing job of embodying that. Kate Burton, as Liz, Garry’s wife (although they are separated) is the ideal antithesis to Kevin Kline’s Garry. Tedra Millan makes her Broadway debut as Daphne, a screeching, naïve debutante that “loses her latchkey” and is forced to “sleep in the spare room,” in Garry’s home - an occurrence that the staff sees frequently. Millan performs with great confidence and talent as she commands the audience’s attention, despite Kline reacting in the most ridiculous of ways, begging to steal the spotlight. This cast succeeds in creating a fabulously ridiculous and dysfunctional family.

Present Laughter is playing a limited run until July 2nd at the St. James Theatre. Contact your Attaché for front row seats to this slap-stick comedy that will be sure to leave you rolling on the floor.

Present Laughter
St. James Theatre | 246 West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, One intermission and two one minute pauses

 

BROADWAY BUZZ | AMÉLIE, THE MUSICAL by Brackett Bilodeau

Tony-nominated actress of Hamilton-fame, Phillipa Soo, returns to the Great White Way in the musical adaptation of Amélie. This on-stage production of the five-time Oscar nominated film tells the story of a young woman’s desire to do good in the world in the most quirky and charming of ways. Amélie eavesdrops around Paris to return lost property and creates romance around her - all while remaining anonymous. That is, until she encounters Nino (played by Adam Chanler-Berat), with whom she becomes completely infatuated.  Sweet Amélie is unable to muster the strength to speak to her crush, which is where Dufayel (Tony-nominated Tony Shelton) comes in. Dufayel gently inspires courage and pushes Amélie towards the love that she is about to miss out on.

You won’t find many show-stopping numbers in this musical, which combines whimsical music with upbeat dance numbers and swelling melodies. With such eccentric characters, a performance like this runs the risk of becoming a camp, but the actors in this production masterfully balance caricature and realism. Soo and Chanler-Berat’s dynamic chemistry is palpable from the very moment that they step foot onto the stage. Soo channels nonchalance in her role as Amélie, but be sure to carefully watch her face for subtleties as this talented actress gives clues as to what mischief is going on in the mind of her character. The MVP of this production has to be David Zinn, the Tony-winning set and costume designer (who has two other shows on Broadway, Present Laughter and A Doll’s House, Part 2). His set design is the Paris that Amélie sees, in bright colors and shades of blue. The pièce de résistance that punctuates his brilliance is the fact that he designed the proscenium to be on a tilt - symbolizing the fact that as Amélie sees the world from a different angle.

Amélie, The Musical is playing an open-ended run at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Contact your Attaché for the best seats in the house.

Amélie, The Musical
Walter Kerr Theatre | 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission

 

DINING DIARY | THE MANHATTAN CRICKET CLUB by Brackett Bilodeau

One of the Upper West Side’s most popular restaurants, Burke & Wills, has a little-known secret. Inside of this down-under themed bistro lies a speakeasy-like, cocktail club slash lounge - The Manhattan Cricket Club. This elegant but comfortable converted apartment space offers innovative Australian-influenced cocktails and delicious plates by executive chef Rodrigo Nogueira (The Four Seasons, Colicchio and Sons). Manhattan Cricket Club is absolutely perfect for date night or a unique night out. Should you be looking to take your experience to the next level, The Manhattan Cricket Club offers a Martini Service, Calvisius Caviar program, and exclusive memberships.

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Cocktails:
A Drink In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush – Honeybush-infused Virgil Kane Bourbon, Cappelletti Aperitivo, Dolin Rouge, orange bitters, aged for two-weeks in a stainless steel barrel
Smoked Cinnamon Old Fashioned – High West Double Rye, Smoked Cinnamon Tincture, Old Fashioned Bitters
Bend My Elbow – Strawberry and hibiscus infused No.3 Gin, lime, grapefruit bitters, club soda

Bites:
Crab Beignets – served with Japanese Mayonnaise
Foie Gras Mousse – served with figs and candied hazelnuts
Australian Lamb Rack – served with butternut squash and chanterelles
Cavetelli – tossed with garlic, chives, garbanzo, and parmesan crisp
Pavlova – Passion fruit curd, whipped cream, fruit layers

 

INSIDER TIP

The bartenders are the finest mixologists, put them to the test and have them make a custom beverage based on your preferences.

The Manhattan Cricket Club | 226 West 79th Street  between Broadway & Amsterdam

 

ATTACHÉ HOLIDAY | EASTER IN SAN FRANCISCO by Brackett Bilodeau

Allow your Attaché to assist with making your Easter special. We’d love to make your celebration perfect with customized activity options, gift suggestions and a VIP dining reservation. Here are our top Easter Brunch picks:

FINN TOWN

2251 Market Street

Easter brunch featuring ham and homemade biscuits, goddess-inspired mimosas, and best bonnet contest.

Sunday, April 16th
10:00AM - 3:00PM


FOREIGN CINEMA

2534 Mission Street

Three-course prix fixe menu
$70 per adult | $25 per child

Sunday, April 16th
11:00AM - 2:30PM


MARLOWE

500 Brannan Street

Brunch menu with Easter specials

Sunday, April 16th
10:00AM - 2:00PM


MAYBECKS

3213 Scott Street

A la carte menu plus special three-course Easter menu

Sunday, April 16th
11:00AM - 4:00PM


NOPA

560 Divisadero Street

A la carte brunch menu

Sunday, April 16th
11:00AM - 2:30PM

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PARK TAVERN

1652 Stockton Street

A la carte menu plus Easter specials

Sunday, April 16th
10:00AM - 2:30PM

ATTACHÉ HOLIDAY | EASTER IN LA by Brackett Bilodeau

Allow your Attaché to assist with making your Easter special. We’d love to create the perfect day with customized activity options, gift suggestions and a VIP dining reservation. Here are our top Easter Brunch picks:

BOUCHON

235 North Canon Drive

Four course prix-fixe menu with a la carte sharable sides

Sunday, April 16th
9:00AM - 5:00PM


AOC

8700 West 3rd Street

A la carte menu served

Sunday, April 16th
10:00AM - 3:00PM


71 ABOVE

633 West 5th Street, 71st Floor

Two course special menu
$45 per adult | $25 per children under 12

Sunday, April 16th
All Day


WOLFGANG PUCK AT THE HOTEL BEL-AIR

701 Stone Canyon Road

Special brunch menu and Easter egg hunt
$145 per adult | $65 per child under 12

Sunday, April 16th
Brunch: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Egg hunt: 2:00 - 2:20PM

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THE ROSE

1220 Rose Avenue | Venice

A la carte menu

Sunday, April 16th
8:00AM - 10:00PM


SALT

13534 Bali Way | Marina del Rey

Special Easter brunch a la carte menu

Sunday, April 16th
7:00AM - 53:00PM

ATTACHÉ RACE | BOSTON MARATHON 2017 by Brackett Bilodeau

Make the most of Boston Marathon Weekend with our comprehensive list of events activities that you should be attending. Contact your Attaché for further event details, VIP access to attractions, and coveted dining reservations.

FRIDAY

Image courtesy of Daybreaker

Image courtesy of Daybreaker

 

1. Early AM Marathon Weekend Dance Party - the essential way to kick-off Marathon Weekend! Daybreaker will offer two early AM classes, then a dance party at 7am, and free coffee/juice/breakfast before to get you ready to party for the big weekend before the Marathon on Monday, April 17th.


SATURDAY

1. One Boston Day - The official memorial day in the city that is recognized and celebrated by giving back to the community. Many restaurants, such as El Pelon Taqueria, will offer charitable donations from each meal to a shelter for veterans, homeless, immigrants, etc. throughout the city. There is a moment of silence and wreath laying ceremony in the morning at the Finish Line and in front of Max Brenner's, followed by words from Mayor Marty Walsh, commemorating the 2013 Boston Marathon.

2. Light bites and shopping in Back Bay - This is the perfect day to explore the Back Bay neighborhood and support local businesses. Walk the duration of Newbury Street for a boutique shopping experience, stop into Thinking Cup for some coffee, treat yourself to a mani/pedi at G2O, and stop by Back Bay Social Club for a casual late lunch on the outdoor patio with great handcrafted cocktails.

3. Museum Walk - Botticelli comes to the MFA! Head here first to check out the premiere day of the Botticelli Exhibit, then walk through the Fens to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and check out the gardens, which will be in full bloom! 

4. World Premiere of Boston - This is the special premiere screening of the first full-feature documentary of the Boston Marathon, by Jon Dunham and Megan Williams, at the Wang Theatre. A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to Martin's Park (the memorial park of bombing victim Martin Richard in the Children's Wharf ). Emmy winning composer Jeff Beal will conduct the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will appear for a live performance of the soundtrack with the film.


SUNDAY

1. Not only is it Marathon Weekend, but it is also Easter Sunday! Head to Harvard Square for the Gospel Brunch at Beat Brasserie and celebrate with live jazz and the duck confit sweet potato hash. From there, walk around the shops on Brattle Street and through the Harvard Yard for a great, scenic morning in Cambridge's most iconic neighborhood. It's a great day to take it slow and walk around the massive amounts of green space in the city, as most shops are closed up or on off-hours for the holiday.

2. The Who and The What - Want to catch a matinee? Snag tickets to the Huntington's masterful drama from the writers of Disgraced. Performances at the BCA in South End. It's opening weekend! Grab a glass of wine and pick from the extensive tapas collection after the show at Barcelona next door.

3. SRV - This famed Boston restaurant in the corner of the South End is offering an exclusive Marathon Weekend all-pasta tasting menu, called Arsenale. It is carefully curated so that runners and spectators alike can smartly carbo-load before the big day.

 

MARATHON MONDAY

1. 9:32am is kick-off time in Hopkinton for the Elite Women, which is known as the beginning of the competitive race! Elite Men and Wave One of runners start at 10:00am.

2. Arrive extra early to beat the crowd and grab a prime spot on the heated front patio at Eastern Standard, the city's best spot for watching the marathon as it turns the last mile to the Finish Line. This place is packed by 8AM, often with people lining up as early as 7AM, so a reservation is key unless you don't mind the wait! If you'd rather cheer on the runners and experience the most motivational crowd (often times this is where they start to lose steam before making the cross into the last 3 miles), then head to Coolidge Corner around 9AM to grab a bite at The Regal Beagle before walking two blocks to join the festive crowd at Beacon Street.

3. Red Sox v. Rays @ 11:05AM - A coveted Marathon Monday tradition! Head to Fenway Park for the Red Sox Marathon Monday home game. Although every home game is exciting, the added energy from the spirit surrounding the race and sense of togetherness make this a not-to-be-missed game!

4. Awards Ceremony - At the Fairmont Copley Plaza, open to the public!

5. Official Post-Race Party - Sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery and hosted in Fenway Park. This is a great way to end the celebrations! Open to all runners, with limited tickets available for guests.

6. If you're feeling a little crowd-shy and want to celebrate post-race style in an intimate but lively setting, head to The Beehive in South End for a night of Reggae and an eclectic, global menu. The best part? 100% of all proceeds from the ENTIRE day of Marathon Monday go to The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund, which directly supports the Brigham's Trauma and Reconstructive Care Department. A festive and generous way to wrap up the weekend!

ATTACHÉ HOLIDAY | EASTER IN SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

Allow your Attaché to assist with making your Easter special. We’d love to make your celebration perfect with customized activity options, gift suggestions and a VIP dining reservation. Here are our top Easter Brunch picks:

BURLOCK COAST

The Ritz Carlton | 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

Brunch buffet
$95 per adult and $49 per child ages 5-12
Bottomless beverages $25 per person

Sunday, April 16th
12:00PM to 8:00PM


JAYA AT THE SETAI

2001 Collins Avenue | Miami Beach

Brunch buffet, egg hunting, and egg painting
$125 per adult and $65 per child ages 5-12

Sunday, April 16th
Seatings at 11:45AM and 1:45PM


ZUMA

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way | Miami

Japanese-style buffet
$125 per adult, guests under 21 $58 per person, children under 12 $36

Sunday, April 16th
11:30AM to 3:00PM


CAFE ROVAL

5808 Northeast 4th Court | Miami

A la carte brunch menu

Sunday, April 16th
11:00AM to 3:00PM


GLASS & VINE

2820 McFarlane Road | Coconut Grove

A la carte brunch menu

Sunday, April 16th
10:00AM to 3:00PM

 

TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | SPAIN & PORTUGAL by Brackett Bilodeau

Spain and Portugal… There is an undeniable passion for life in these two neighbors on the Iberian Peninsula. When combined, you’ll experience two culinary meccas, each steeped in pride, tradition, and history. In Madrid, a cultural melting pot, catch a classical guitar or flamenco show, go bar crawling for tapas, and visit the incomparable Prado Museum. Head south to Spain’s Costa del Sol, where glitzy Marbella is filled with Mediterranean villas and yachts. Further west, Portugal’s Algarve coast features dramatic cliffs and secluded coves for plenty of fun in the sun. End your tour in the coastal capital, Lisbon. Get lost in its medieval streets while eating the world’s best custard tarts. Make time to see nearby Sintra, Portugal’s hillside crown jewel, dotted with pastel-colored palaces and villas. Pleasures await.

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Streets, squares and cafes are filled with young and old enjoying each other’s company.
  • The food - the Iberian waters supply some of the best seafood in the world.
  • Madrid’s nonstop nightlife makes it a city that never sleeps.
  • The US dollar goes farther here than in most other European countries.
  • Sintra is a page out of a children’s fairytale book.

THINGS NOT TO MISS

  • Explore some of Portugal’s most beautiful coastline with a boat ride to the Algar of Benagil, the Algarve’s biggest cave accessible only by sea.
  • While in the Algarve, head to the fascinating Novacortica Cork Factory and plantation for a fascinating tour of how the bark is harvested from the tree and transformed.
  • Explore the colorful façades of Lisbon with a guided street art tour, featuring some of the best Portuguese and international works of art.
  • Discover the origins of fado, the beloved Portuguese music, with a walking tour of the historic streets of Lisbon’s Alfama and performance in a traditional fado house.
  • Spend an evening of sherry and tapas tasting at Madrid’s mouthwatering San Miguel Market.
  • Go behind the scenes on a VIP tour of Bernabéu Stadium, home to Real Madrid, one of the world's most famous football teams. Afterwards, have dinner overlooking the magnificent stadium.
  • Take advantage of Marbella’s location by wandering around the nearby Ruta de Pueblos blancos including Ronda and Arcos de la Frontera.
  • While in Marbella, don’t miss a private tour of the Picasso Museum in nearby Malaga, birthplace of the artist
  • Admire the creative genius of King Ferdinand II with a visit to his Moorish masterpiece, the Pena Palace and gardens in Sintra.

WHEN TO GO

  • Algarve: There's no bad time to go due to the southern coast’s temperate weather. May, June, September and October are especially pleasant and avoid the summer crowds and heat.
  • Lisbon + Sintra: Expect hot summers, and mild but wet winters. The best time to travel is spring and fall with long sunny days minus the intense summer heat. The tourist crowds peak in July and August.
  • Madrid: The ideal time to visit is spring and fall when temperatures are mild. Winter is the best time to find hotel deals as temperatures can dip into the 30s. Summers are hot and many local businesses are closed especially in August.
  • Marbella: This resort town is a year-round destination with more than 300 sunny days a year. Summers are hot but cool sea breezes make it bearable. September and October have milder temperatures and fewer crowds. Winter months are crowded with Europeans trying to escape the cold.

Contact your Attaché for additional details and assistance planning your very own custom getaway to the Iberian Peninsula through our dedicated travel partner, First in Service.

CULTURE CORNER | ATTACHÉ INTERVIEW by Brackett Bilodeau

20 Questions with Come From Away's Kelly Devine

Come From Away is a beautifully unique musical that is currently taking Broadway by storm. Simply put, this show is not to be missed. Come From Away tells the incredible true story of a small town who unite in the face of tragedy. We were lucky enough to sit down and speak to Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine about her love of dance and this incredible project, which is already getting Tony buzz.

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ATTACHÉ HOLIDAY | EASTER IN NYC by Brackett Bilodeau

Allow your Attaché to assist with making your Easter special. We’d love to make your celebration perfect with customized activity options, gift suggestions and a VIP dining reservation. Here are our top Easter Brunch picks:


MAREA

240 Central Park South

Special three-course Pre-Fixe Easter Brunch menu
$75.00 per person

Sunday, April 16th
11:30am to 2:30pm


LA PECORA BIANCA

1133 Broadway

Special three-course Pre-Fixe menu
$40.00 per person

Sunday, April 16th
9:00am to 4:00pm


CHEF'S CLUB

275 Mulberry Street

Easter feast served buffet-style with delicious and festive dishes
$85.00 per person & $25.00 per child (under 10)

Sunday, April 16th
11:00am to 3:00pm


RAINBOW ROOM

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor

Easter Sunday brunch with Avalon Jazz Band and Vy Higgense's Gospel Choir Group
$125.00 per person

Sunday, April 16th
10:30am to 3:00pm


DOVETAIL

103 West 77th Street

Easter Sunday three-course pre fixe brunch
$68.00 per person

Sunday, April 16th
11:00am to 3:00pm

Contact your Attaché for recommendations and reservation assistance.

 

ATTACHÉ ACCESS | BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY by Brackett Bilodeau

BottleRock, Napa's annual music festival features over 80 bands on 4 stages over a three-day period, where the food and drink is just as impressive as the artist lineup. Here’s what you need to know:

Where: 575 3rd Street, Napa, CA
When: May 26th-May 28th, 2017. Doors open at 11:30am. The final act ends at 10pm.
What:

  • Artists:
    The music lineup is led by Maroon 5, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Foo Fighters, The Roots, and much more.
  • Food and Drink: 
    Morimoto, Estate Events by Meadowood, Bouchon Bakery, La Toque, Mustards Grill, La Taverna, Oenotri, Redd, Ca’Momi, Cole’s Chop House, Miminashi, Hurley’s, The Bounty Hunter, Tarla Grill, Bistro Don Giovanni, The Q Restaurant and Bar, Goose & Gander, Norman Rose, Angele, Napa Palisades Saloon, Eiko’s, 1313 Main, Fume Bustro, Ristorante Allegria, Eight Noodle Shop, Bui Bistro, Jax White Mule Diner, Il Posto Trattoria, Gerard’s Paella, Smoke Open Fire, Taqueria Rosita, The Farmer’s Wife, The Chairman, Me So Hungry Too, Dabba, Drewski’s, Curry Up Now, Kara’s Cupcakes, The Pop Nation, Sweetie Pies Bakery, Krave Jerky, Pinup Girl Coffee Co., Homelike Pizza, Ben & Jerry’s, JaM Cellars, Miner Family Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Del Dotto Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Cakebread, Chappellet, Blackbird Vineyards, Chandon, Etude, Brown Estate, Clos Du Val, The Prisoner, Rutherford Hill, Sofia, Virginia Dare Winery, Piazza Del Dotto, Meiomi, Blackstallion, Starmont Winery, Menage a Trois, Smith Devereux Wines,Coors Light, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Heineken, Golden State Cider, Napa Palisades Beer Company, Green Flash Brewing Company, Heretic Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Tannery Bend Beerworks, Berryessa Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, North Coast Brewing Company, Ruhstaller, Sonoma Springs Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, Almanac Beer Company, Drakes Brewing Company, 101 North Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Company, Saint Archer Brewery, Henhouse Brewing Company
 
 

ACCESS:

The Ultimate Platinum Experience

  • (3-day) Platinum passes to BottleRock Napa Valley
  • 4 nights at Meadowood Napa Valley (May 25-29)
  • Scheduled private transportation to and from BottleRock
  • 2 "Essential Journey" Spa treatments
  • Breakfast in-room daily at Meadowood
  • Meadowood/BottleRock amenities
  • Private Concierge & Late Check-Out

Platinum Pass Benefits at BottleRock

For a refined festival experience that only Napa Valley can provide, Platinum ticket holders receive a one-of-a-kind ‘All Access’ pass to BottleRock Napa Valley.  Rub elbows with artists in special artist Meet & Greets (subject to availability). Be face-to-face with some of the world’s top musicians with exclusive access to front-row and soundboard viewing, or better yet watch bands from exclusive on-stage viewing platforms!

Platinum guests receive exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge hosted by Estate Events by Meadowood, located next to the Jam Cellars main stage. It includes complimentary daily signature dishes and gourmet bites prepared by James Beard House honoree, Chef Alejandro Ayala. Enjoy complimentary craft beer, specialty cocktails designed by Scott Beattie and prepared by Master Mixologists, and world class wines selected and served by top Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine. Platinum benefits include all of the perks that come with the VIP and VIP Plus Skydeck ticket packages. Last but certainly not least, Platinum guests will receive on-site concierge services, premium restrooms, Platinum-only parking directly at the event site, air-conditioned spaces, lockers to store personal belongings, and much more.

Contact your Attaché now to book this exclusive package, secure a la carte passes, or for assistance with dining and accommodations in the area. 

DINING DIARY PA | EVVIA by Brackett Bilodeau

Evvia is, without doubt, one of Palo Alto’s hottest restaurants. Any night of the week, you’ll find this locale absolutely packed and buzzing with the who’s who of the area. With an atmosphere that is at once sceney yet romantic and rustic yet refined, it is a perpetual fine dining favorite for occasions ranging from business lunch to a romantic dinner.  Evvia serves elevated Greek cuisine and offers a menu that has no wrong choices on it. Here’s what we suggest you order:

START WITH:
Spanakotiropita - this flaky, house-made pastry is stuffed with herbs, wild greens and feta cheese. Truly a must order.
Octapodaki tou Yiorgou - Traditional grilled octopus with lemon, oregano and olive oil

MAIN COURSES:
Kokinisto me Manestra - lamb shank braised in aromatic herbs served with orzo and myzithra cheese
Solomos - grilled king salmon fillet with lemon potato purée & tomato ouzo sauce

DESSERT:
Milopita - apple custard tart with salted caramel ice cream
Evvia Sundae - chocolate and vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream & toasted hazelnuts

INSIDER TIP:
Ask your Attaché to request a table near their open kitchen so that you can get a first handle glimpse into the bustling area where all of the magic happens.

DINING DIARY | THE BEST OF BRICKELL by Brackett Bilodeau

 

Brickell is the burgeoning neighborhood with an equally up and coming restaurant scene. Here are our top choices for elevated dining experiences in this urban playground. 


Quinto La Huella

788 Brickell Plaza
Enjoy stunning views on the swanky patio of this upscale eatery where grilled meats take center stage.

 

Komodo

801 Brickell Avenue
For sceney dining in an over-the-top space, head to KOMODO. Guests will enjoy contemporary Asian cuisine with a South Florida twist paired with creative cocktails and an equally as playful atmosphere. 



Bazaar Mar

1300 South Miami Avenue
Celebrity Chef José Andrés serves up some of Miami’s best seafood in a supremely chic space.

 

Fi'lia

1300 South Miami Avenue
The farm-to-table Italian cuisine from celebrity chef Michael Schwartz is generating so much buzz that Fi'lia is already being touted as of the best new Italian restaurants in Miami. 



River Yacht Club

401 Southwest Third Avenue
This waterfront dining destination offers a seafood centric menu and caters to an upscale audience of tastemakers, food lovers, and boating enthusiasts alike.

 

La Mar

500 Brickell Key Drive
Dine on Peruvian-influenced cuisine at this chic waterfront destination where celebrity chef Gastón Acurio serves up standout ceviches paired with creative cocktails.



Coya

99 Brickell Avenue
You’ll feel transported to Latin America as you sip on pisco sours at Coya, a restaurant that pays homage to Incan cultures and offers a truly vibrant dining experience.

 

Marion

1111 Southwest First Avenue
This charming brasserie includes a Mediterranean inspired oyster bar, restaurant, and bakery.

Contact your Attaché for additional suggestions and reservation assistance.

 

TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | CHILE & ARGENTINA by Brackett Bilodeau

Chile and Argentina share endless natural and cultural wonders for the explorer in you. Get seduced by the cosmopolitan charm of Buenos Aires before heading to the great outdoors. Southwest of the capital, head to Argentina’s stunning lake district. Here in Bariloche, ski, golf, or mountain bike to your hearts content against the majestic Andes peaks. Further south, Patagonia beckons. Get swept up in the vast beauty of Torres del Paine National Park, home to the puma, guanaco, and condor. North of Patagonia sits the secret island of Chiloe. Learn its mysterious history as you admire its World Heritage churches and feast on the freshest seafood. On Chile’s northern Pacific coast, nothing quite compares to seeing the Atacama Desert for the first time. Hike its craggy lunar landscape, soak in ancient hot springs, and star gaze in a brilliant night sky. Throughout your adventure, you’ll stay in unforgettable top hotels and lodges.

Why We Love It

  • These countries are home to some of the most remote natural wonders on the entire planet – from volcanic plateaus, to desert dunes, and mysterious islands.
  • Patagonia has indigenous wildlife that is seen nowhere else.
  • Some of the best wines in the world are produced here.
  • An influx of eco-luxury lodges are really stamping their mark.
  • The passion for amazing, quality food – from Argentine beef and delectable alfajores to fresh Chilean seafood and produce.
  • The hospitality of warm, proud, and engaging locals.

Itinerary Snapshot

  • Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
  • Be enchanted by the art of tango with a live performance.
  • Discover the island where Disney got his inspiration for Bambi.
  • Visit the Little Switzerland of South America.
  • Cross deep blue lakes amongst iced-capped mountains and dormant volcanoes.
  • Visit a remote island whose folklore includes mythological animals and spirits.
  • Kayak, hike or horseback ride against Patagonia’s majestic backdrop.

Contact your Attaché for additional details and assistance planning your very own custom South American adventure through our dedicated travel partner, First in Service.