Brains & Beauts of Boston

In this holiday season of giving, I remember how much love, inspiration, and laughs our friends, and especially our girlfriends, give us everyday.  This fall, I hosted a dinner called “Brains & Beauts of Boston” to celebrate some of the incredible ladies that I have met in my short time in Boston. I wanted them to be in one room together, to meet each other and share their stories.

A few days before the guests arrived, they each filled in the blanks from the video invitation above.  At the meal, they found little books on the table with all of their answers and beautiful sketches of their faces by the incredibly talented Jen Ashman.  We switched seats half way through the meal so everyone would get to meet each other talk about their super powers.  I am so thankful to have them in my life, and now, they are out in the world bumping into each other and making new friends—making this crazy world smaller, one dinner at a time.   Much love to all, see you back here in the New Year!

Menu for Brains & Beauts of Boston

Blackberry Thyme Prosecco Cocktail

Bruschetta with Swiss Chard & Smoked Trout

Smoky Corn Chowder

Farro with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, and Honey Reduction

Pear Cranberry Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream

 


If you’d like to host your own Brains and Beauts dinner in your own city, tag the photos of your wonderful meal with #brainsandbeauts !  And please get in touch if you want help planning!

*Many thanks to Zhenya, for her recipe ideas and her amazing co-chef skills in the kitchen. And to Jen, for her incredible powers with the pen.  

Claire Thank you Gin-Gin!

gin gin Dear Claire and Juan,

Grandpa Joe and I just rewatched all of your videos. You are so talented and we loved your music. We miss you! Love, Gin Gin and Grandpa Joe. 2/1/15

Claire Thank you Hilary! It would be great to do a dinner over there. Let me know if you want help coming up with ideas!

Hilary So cool Claire!!! I would love to hear more, this would be a lot of fun to do here. Missing you, happy New Year!

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