Friday, December 19, 2014

Blowouts & Bubbly: A Boston Blogger Event

The holiday season is in full swing, and the Boston blogger events are still going strong! This event was hosted by the amazing Chestnut Hill Square, which spoiled us bloggers with a blowout from Drybar and an extravagant six-course meal with wine pairings from Seasons 52.

We started off the night right - getting a professional blowout by the amazing Drybar in Chestnut Hill. Blowout salons seem to be trending, where you can't get a cut or color, just a wash and blow dry. Since this is all they do, they do it really well.

Wegman's was generous enough to supply treats to make us feel even more pampered.

We were given a lookbook to browse through, which included blowouts for every possible hair type. I went with the straight up, since they recommend it for hair that tends to have a lot of body and natural waves/curl (like mine)!

I absolutely loved how my hair turned out! The top is straight, and the bottom retains it's bounce and body. Here I'm posing with the amazing Emily from Shell Chic'd in an obligatory blogger selfie. We are obviously way too excited about how our hair turned out!


Now that we were sufficiently primped, we all headed over to Seasons 52, where we were greeted by some pretty sweet giftbags!

As if the giftbags weren't enough to make us bloggers feel amazing, we were seated for a six-course meal and wine pairing. 

We started out with a darling amuse bouche of tuna and salsa. It was amazing how flavor-packed this one bite was!

Next, we had this unique lobster flatbread. I had never tried lobster on flatbread, and it was a delicious treat.

This candied pear salad with walnuts and blue cheese was a delicious way to ensure we met our veggie quota for the night.

As a ravioli lover, this dish was made for me. The ravioli was infused with lemon, giving it a bright, airy flavor usually lacking in the pasta which I loved. It was surrounded by scrumptious candied scallops.
The crown and glory of the meal: the Surf and Turf. I cannot say enough good things about this dish! The lobster tail was grilled, which made for an amazing smokey taste. The fillet was absolutely phenomenal - throw in the house-made red wine sauce and I think it may have been the best "turf" I've ever had!


That's right, the dessert comes in shot glasses here! The idea is that while competitors like the Cheesecake Factory may give you a large serving of dessert, you might not always want that much at the end of a big meal. At Seasons 52, they pack a lot of flavor into a few scoopfuls. 

Of course, I chose the smore's option, though the waiter specifically warned us about it's rich flavors. Though I was sufficiently full at this point, the marshmallow and chocolate was too good not to enjoy!

This was such an amazing event, it was like Christmas had come early! From the hair styling to the incredible meal, and meeting lovely bloggers, I can't say enough good things about it!

Be sure to check out my latest tasting of Season 52's spring menu!

Comment Challenge: In a season where you are thinking about gifts for everyone else, how do you manage to pamper yourself?



  1. I am green with jealousy! Looks like a fab event, and that lobster tail looks heavenly! To pamper myself at this time of year I make sure I have a good hour of me-time to soak in the bath, paint my nails and put deep conditioner on my hair! x

  2. Such a fun event and your hair looked great!! I love dry bar!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Thanks so much!! I am officially obsessed with dry bar now :P

  4. Thanks Isabella! That sounds like a perfect pampering evening! Bubble baths are the best :)

  5. Makes me miss champagne and manicures which was one of my fav pastimes in NYC. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  6. This sounds like an amazing event! It sounds like you had a great time too. I love your hair in the pictures :) x

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

  7. Great hairstyle and yummy food! What more can you ask for! This looks like it was so much fun!

  8. Sure it was a very glamorous event, you look very pretty and this post make me feel hungry!
    Happy weekend!

  9. Omg, it looked awesome. Love the hair btw!

  10. Your hair looked lovely! Looks like you had such a fun night :)

  11. How fun! Your hair looks amazing and the food looks delicious! I pamper myself by making sure I have time alone to just do whatever I like- read blogs, paint my nails, cook, whatever! I just like spending some time alone to rejuvenate :)

    From the Desk of J

  12. Thanks! It was such a great event, love blogger meetups!

  13. My thoughts exactly! Us bloggers were too spoiled that night :P

  14. Aw thanks so much Alissa! It was super fun :)

  15. Thank you Nevena!! It was super fun :)

  16. So jealous! Looks like wo much fun. You're hair is fab.

  17. It looks like you had a lot of fun! :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

  18. Aw thank you! It was such a fun event :)

  19. Aw thanks so much Jenny! I'm the same, alone time is a great rejuvenator! :)

  20. The food looks incredible, and you look so beautiful!!!

  21. That food looks delicious! What an amazing event! Whenever I'm shopping for others I always tend to snag a little something for myself. It could be a new ring, a bracelet, etc. I try to keep it under $10. It's more of a want than a need. I would survive if I didnt purchase something for myself. But it makes me excited even if I snagged a pair of $3 Forever 21 earrings. (; Have a great weekend Chelsea!

  22. Beautiful!!! Good post! :)
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  23. OMG this looks absolutely amazing! I'm so envious of your do!

  24. Beautiful! Seems like a lot of fun! Have a good weekend!

  25. Wow! This looks fantastic! I really wish they had that kind of events where I live, but there are none around here.

    I always buy a gift or two for myself, wrap it nicely and write "from Max" on them. Usually things I get to buy cheap from work and want more than need. Oh, and Max is my dog btw.

  26. OMG! I love it. I hope there's such thing as Bloggers Party here in my place.

    Advance Merry Christmas! :)


  27. I love that! It's so cool that they only do blowouts, and your hair looks beautiful :)

    Ariana | Cyanicly

  28. Stunning post and pictures Chelsea! So much fun! And so many yummy things! ;)



  29. Great Pictures!!


  30. considering to move to boston next christmas ;))) jkn, but you guys have the coolest events going on! food looks fab, so does your hair x3 xx

    dresses-and-travels //@Susan Dollparts

  31. I love how your hair turned out! That food looks absolutely scrumptious, especially the lobster YUM


  32. This sounds like a really fun blogger event! I would love to do something like this!
    Melanie @

  33. seems like a great evetn. gorgeous photos:)


    ( IG : @Konstantina.A )

  34. everything looks amazing. it's so cool u get to go to blogger events!



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