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?