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A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

From the Good Ones: Time is scarce and relationships are invaluable. For one powerful hour – we are hosting a hand-selected group of Bostonians who are founders, executives, journalists, entertainers, students, creatives, mentors and mentees. Each person shares an interest in learning and contributing to their community’s success.
The Good Ones Neenas 1Guests gathered on Tuesday night at Neena’s Lighting on Boylston Street in “whites and watches”. Zoos Greek Tea was an event sponsor, fresh off their Improper Bostonian win.

The Good Ones Neenas 2Organic Living Superfoods was at the event as well. They make organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, living superfoods.   Superfoods by definition are those which are dense in nutrients and cancer fighting antioxidants – all while being relatively low in calories.

The Good Ones Neenas 3Motto tea, a sparkling matcha tea, first of its kind was at the event. I’m always pumped to see Motto at events, I can’t get enough of this stuff! I’m generally not a tea drinker, but Motto has a really great flavor.

The Good Ones Neenas 4Deep Eddy was providing some delicious cocktails with their grapefruit, sweet tea and cranberry flavored vodka.

The Good Ones Neenas 5A new sponsor at the event was Miam Miam Macronerie. They provided beautiful French macarons for the evening.

The Good Ones Neenas 6Infusion Diabolique was also an event sponsor, sampling out their small batch, hand infused tequila.

The Good Ones Neenas 8Peter Boyd from Narragansett Beer was at the event, passing out ice cold beers.

The Good Ones Neenas 18Light snacks were provided for the evening by Katerina Iliades of Greek International Food Market.

The Good Ones Neenas 20The men of the evening were decked out in high style. Just check out some of the footwear at this party!

The Good Ones Neenas 7Featured guest Laura Parrott works as both a learning and development specialist as well as barre and yoga teacher in the Boston area.  She put her graduate degree in Roman Archaeology to good use by spending eight years working in recruiting at McKinsey & Company, and the past four in learning and development at Google.

About eight years ago Laura discovered that she has a secret inner Jane Fonda when she pursued a barre teacher training program at Exhale spa.  Since then she’s been teaching barre and yoga classes and leading barre teacher trainings and workshops in and around Boston, and proudly showcasing her ever-growing collection of eye-catching leggings.  She’s the creator of the fitness fashion blog Sweat the Runway (, a lover of all things British, and an avid reader of terrible teen fiction.

The Good Ones Neenas 11(Left) Chris Carpenter, Community and Content Supervisor at Mullen (and contributing writer at Esquire, Maxim and The Metro) and (right) Peter Boyd of Narragansett Beer.

The Good Ones Neenas 13Kristofer Mondlane, consultant at Favecast.

The Good Ones Neenas 14This white dress definitely gets the “best dressed” vote of the evening!

The Good Ones Neenas 15Co-founder of The Good Ones, Jennifer Brooke wearing a gold armband by Heloisa Fitzgerad Jewelry.

The Good Ones Neenas 16(Left) Eran Lobel, CEO of Element Productions in the Back Bay, (middle) Chet Harding, co-founder of Improv Asylum, (right) Chris Carpenter, Content and Community Supervisor at Mullen (and hilarious comedian). Chet was also a featured guest at tonight’s event. “Chet Harding is a co-founder and original mainstage cast member of Improv Asylum — appearing in hundreds of live shows as well as their Emmy nominated TV show. He is also a founder of the newly launched upscale comedy club, Laugh Boston, in the Seaport District. In addition to acting, directing, writing and producing, Chet heads up Improv Asylum’s corporate training division, which has recently expanded internationally — focusing on innovation, teamwork and communication. Clients include Google, Fidelity, Nokia, Harvard Business school and more, training everyone from hipster software developers to business leaders from Qatar and Kuwait.”

The Good Ones Neenas 17(Right) Founder of the New Chivalry Movement, James Michael Sama and his brother (left) Blake Anthony Sama, product development engineer at Bridgemedica and personal trainer at Body by Blake.

The Good Ones Neenas 19Chris on left feeding Barbie olives and posing on the right with props from Neena’s.

Another successful event put on by The Good Ones. Neena’s provided a great backdrop for meeting interesting people and having great conversations. People weren’t ready to go home after the event was over, so guests headed over to Liquid Art House for a little after party.

Stay tuned for Wednesday night’s power hour! Coming tomorrow on the blog.

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Neena’s Lighting 380 Boylston Street, Boston, MA


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