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As some of you may know, I’m not a health nut (no pun intended). I recently met up with Craig from Organic Living Superfoods and he gave me some samples to try. Craig and I originally met at a #GoodOnes event. I was pleasantly surprised at how the products tasted – not at all what I expected and I might even like them (gasp!). There goes my street cred. Just kidding.

Here’s what their website says about their sprouted nuts:
Our nuts are soaked and dried (sprouted) at low temperatures (at around 115 degrees Fahrenheit) to activate live enzymes aiding in digestion and absorption of nutrients. The existing healthy fats naturally found in nuts are transformed into healthier amino acids that the body can easily make use of, and complex starches are broken down into simpler carbohydrates. The result is a “pre-digested” fiber-rich food packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and sometimes even essential fatty acids depending on the nut.

By soaking the nuts, it also helps to wash away the nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances that are naturally found in them – such as enzyme inhibitors, phytates (also known as phytic acid), polyphenols (or tannins), and goitrogens.

Soaking and sprouting nuts replicates germination, which activates and increases the amount of nutrients found in them – particularly your A, B, C, and E vitamins. It also helps promote the growth of vital digestive enzymes needed to break down nuts inside the body. As a result, your body will not have to spend time and energy creating these digestive enzymes – and can instead focus on conducting its other many functions to help maintain good health.

IMG_5795Pomegranate pistachios and almonds: covered with a deliciously-fruity mix of pomegranate arils, dried apples, bring cherries and dates.

IMG_5797Kog almonds: these raw & sprouted almonds are flavored with kale, onion, and garlic. They pack an onion-y punch.

IMG_5800Cinnamon walnuts: sprouted walnuts coated with blended up bananas and dates. They smelled delicious but the cinnamon flavor was mild.

IMG_5802Superberry cashew: covered in Acai powder, Maqui powder & Aronia Berries. They tasted like regular cashews AND they’re packed with antioxidants, that’s a win win in my book.

IMG_5806Tamari almonds: they smelled quite spicy but had a delicious flavor – might have been my favorite of the bunch.

IMG_5808Fruit and nut cluster: cashews, almonds, mango, strawberries & dates.

Check out my previous post here.

Disclaimer: Organic Living Superfoods provided me complimentary samples, all opinions are my own.

Organic Living Superfoods

http://www.organiclivingsuperfoods.com

Buy online or find them at a local retail location near you.

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lets get brandy 16Guests gathered on Thursday evening for part two of the Good Ones Let’s Get Brandy Power Hour. The theme for the evening was stoplight fashion, your best red, yellow and green outfits! Held at Neenas in Harvard Square, this event had two very special guests.

lets get brandy 9Top chef contestant Stephanie Cmar, with her Party of Two business partner Justin Burke Samson, came out and did a live demo for guests and debuted some new flavors!

PartyofTwo 8Stephanie started Stacked Donuts at the beginning of  the year, doing pop up events all over town – most selling out in under 30 minutes!

PartyofTwo 6She prepared the dough ahead of time but rolled them and cut them out at Neenas.

PartyofTwo 9They took a quick dip in a hot oil bath…

PartyofTwo 5and then the creme brulee donuts were rolled in a sugar salt mix and blow torched to get that lovely caramelization.

PartyofTwo 7The dish also had a lemon curd tart, sprinkled with powdered sugar and was finished off with a little bit of raspberry coulis. The sugar salt mix made the donuts stand out on their own and the tart packed a punch. The dough was so buttery and light and the lemon curd was so tart (no pun intended)!

PartyofTwo 2Justin prepping his pumpkin shooters. Justin is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made awards, please take a moment to vote for him: http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/94057/food/trademark-tarts He has the opportunity to win $10K to put towards opening a brick and mortar restaurant with Stephanie.

PartyofTwo 4Pumpkin beer TMtart shooters made with Shipyard  pumpkinhead ale.

PartyofTwo 1The strawberry tarts were a close second to the lemon tarts, a classic with just the right amount of frosting and sweetness.

PartyofTwo 3 These bite sized tarts were a huge hit!lets get brandy 10Guests for the evening included: (L-R) Steven Tannenbaum; Stephanie Cmar of Party of Two and Stacked Donuts;  Carolyn Kim, co-founder of the Good Ones; Kinda Touma of Kinda TFashion, and Jennifer Brooke, co-founder of the Good Ones.

lets get brandy 15Left to right, Top Chef Stephanie Cmar; Madison McBirney, intern at Candice Wu Couture; Fashion Designer Candice Wu of Candice Wu Couture.

lets get brandy 18Left to right, Justin Burke Samson of Party of Two and Trademark Tarts; Jennifer Brooke, co-founder of the Good Ones; Carolyn Kim, co-founder of the Good Ones; and Stephanie Cmar, of Stacked Donuts and Party of Two.

lets get brandy 13Kimberly Mackey of Neenas, Giovanna Pasquariello of Neenas and Raj Dhanda, owner of Neenas.

lets get brandy 12Keely Murray of Merrill Lynch.

lets get brandy 11 Art Director and Brand Steward, Pope Carlos.

lets get brandy 17Guests, and Eric Toczko (above), sipped on craft cocktails from Deep Eddy. Tonight’s drink was the Boston Mule with Deep Eddy Cranberry vodka, lime juice, ginger beer and a lime garnish.

lets get brandy 4Joseph Keller, PhD student at MIT.

lets get brandy 2Ankita Deshpande, Associate Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

lets get brandy 3 Left, Molly Siegel,  Owner, Retail Consultant at Athlete by Design. Athlete by Design is a designer athletic men’s and women’s pop-up retailer serving Eastern Massachusetts. They set up day long boutiques in gyms, health food stores, and farmer’s markets. Right, Jordan Pollard, Software Application Developer at Mimecast​ a software company that specializes in unified email management.

lets get brandy 5Fashion designer Ak Maral Arzybaeva.

lets get brandy 6Zach Braiker, president of Refine + Focus.

lets get brandy 7Chris Gagnon, fitness trainer and endurance conditioning coach, owner of Cross Cylce Fitness. Chris a professional endurance cyclist completing over two dozen 24 Hour solo mountain bike races, 5 World Solo 24 Hour Races, and countless additional events across the country. He grew up a competitive hockey player and developed a love for fitness at a young age. His certifications include Mad Dogg (Spinning), Schwinn Indoor Cycling, ISSA, NASM, and Mad Dogg (Spinning),with BFA from Tufts & Museum School in graphic design. In the classroom, he combines his over 10 years of functional training knowledge with his professional cycling experience to challenge riders both physically and mentally, teaching to music that motivates, and inspiring them to achieve greatness both on and off the bike.

lets get brandy 8Mark Andrus, co-founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips.

Good Ones events are invite only, email Carolyn to request an invite: Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

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lets get brandy 4Tuesday evening guests gathered in Harvard Square for a Good Ones event at Neenas Lighting.

lets get brandy 1Neenas has locations in downtown Boston, Brookline, Wellesley and Cambridge.

lets get brandy 7Each store has a different feel – check out my photos from the last Good Ones event at the Boylston Street location here and here.

lets get brandy 2Neenas sells more than just lighting – they have furniture and home accessories as well.

lets get brandy 5Carolyn, co-founder of the Good Ones, showcasing Angels Envy.

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For the month of September, for every Angel’s Envy drink you take a photo of, and post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #AE4THETREES, Angel’s Envy will plant a white oak tree.

Why is this important? Bourbon distillers need new American white oak barrels to age bourbon and currently, there is a barrel shortage.

lets get brandy 6Don’t forget to tag your photos! #AE4THETREES

lets get brandy 3Other beverage sponsors for the evening included Motto, a sparkling matcha tea drink; Maple Water and Peroni.

lets get brandy 24Hint Water was also at the event with both their original hint water and hint fizz varieties. On the left is Jeff Venuti, Field Marketing Manager for Hint.

lets get brandy 25Liqs are the world’s first premium ready to drink cocktail shots. The company was founded in 2013 by Michael Glickman and Harley Bauer. A GENIUS product if you ask me. Easy to carry and transport (to a party, a cookout, the pool or the beach) and they taste like you just made them! Here are the flavors that they come in:

Vodka-Cucumber Lime: By combining the cooling nature of cucumber with the citrus of lime, we’ve created an ideal mix to blend with our super premium vodka. The result? A light and refreshing cocktail shot perfect for any occasion.

Vodka Lychee Grapefruit: The most fruit forward of our cocktail shots, we keep the flavors natural, not overly sweet. The citrus of grapefruit balances effortlessly with the sweetness of lychee.

Tequila Cinnamon Orange: We enlisted the finest tequila connoisseurs to blend the subtle spice of cinnamon with fresh orange to create an irresistible balance of spicy and sweet. You’ll never look at a tequila shot the same way again.

Vodka Kamikaze: Originally made from vodka, triple sec and lime juice, the kamikaze has been a nightlife staple for years. We’ve infused ours with the finest citrus and a hint of natural vanilla that will surprise and energize your taste buds.

lets get brandy 9Featured Guest: Miam Miam Macaronerie

Jennifer, pastry chef, chocolatier and owner of Blue Tierra Chocolate, started experimenting with the tiny French confections at her former West Broadway location. Nicole, an IT Administrator with a degree in public relations and over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, was a loyal customer.

lets get brandy 10Jennifer perfected her recipe and mastered the macaron. The final product was flawless texture & flavor and Nicole was hooked. This mutual love of the macaron brought them together to combine their strengths and energies. And thus, Miam Miam Macaronerie, LLC was ‘baked’ out of their love.

lets get brandy 11What is Miam Miam? Miam-miam (pronounced mee-yahm mee-yahm) is the french word for “yummy.” Keep your eyes open, they are looking to open a shop in the near future! I think the pistachio ones are my favorite!

lets get brandy 12Guests sipped on a specialty cocktail from Deep Eddy vodka.

lets get brandy 13Every event thrown by the Good Ones has a theme. Tonight’s was your best stoplight fashion: Red, yellow and green.

lets get brandy 14Raj Dhanda, owner of Neenas, and Carolyn Kim, Co-Founder of the Good Ones.

lets get brandy 15Right, Brandon Bach, Owner of Infusion Diabolique tequila. Left Jon Allen, CEO and Founder of Temple Twist.

lets get brandy 17Left, Hillary Bucklin and right, Stef Poracro, who just hosted the first Awake Boston event, a morning yoga session and dance party. See the Facebook page here.

lets get brandy 18Featured guest: Aaron Belyea – Owner / Art Director ALPHABETARM.com

As self-taught artist, Aaron launched his graphic design career while performing in numerous bands in Boston, for which he would create a visual image that complimented the band’s music. Aaron later honed his artistic talents at The Planetary Group, overseeing the design department for this artist development company. His ability to successfully develop identities, rooted in decisive visual concepts led to the establishment of his own studio in 2001. The company name comes from Aaron’s design moniker, “Alphabet Arm,” which refers to the alphabet tattoo wrapped around one of his arms. Aaron can often be found speaking at colleges and universities as well as teaching classes and presentations for various entrepreneur / start-up organizations.

What is so great about Good Ones events is that each one is different. The event on Tuesday is drastically different from the one on Thursday. There are familiar faces but also a good number of new ones as well.

lets get brandy 19The guests at each event have been hand selected – they are  founders, executives, journalists, entertainers, students, creatives, mentors and mentees — and tonight they are people who care about Personal + Professional Branding

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Featured Guest: Silvi Naci (right) – Artist / Designer / Curator  SILVERYMACHINE.com

Being connected to the art scene in Boston and other urban cities like New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco, allows Silvi to create engaging art shows, and bring together artists from diverse backgrounds. What drives her as an artist, designer and curator, is a passion to create things that are meaningful. As the Art Director at Liquid Art House, her canvas is the spectacular open space where anything is possible. From showcasing the incredible stable of talent she’s collected throughout her travels and shows, to shaping the Liquid Art “House,” not just as a gallery of walls, but as a platform of ideas, education and community. Silvi’s goal is to invite collaboration and build new opportunities for artists and designers alike. On rare days off, she loves riding her bike, hiking, cooking vegan food, running and making art.

lets get brandy 21Charlotte Kim, Senior Vice President of Cheer Networks.

lets get brandy 22The next Good Ones event is tomorrow evening at Liquid Art House and is invite only. To request an invite, email Carolyn at Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

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IMG_6583I recently met up with Stephanie Cmar and Justin Burke Samson of Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts. They have officially become Party of Two! We chatted at Fairsted Kitchen before their pop up event. You would think that they had been best friends since first grade (they complete each other’s sentences!), but really, they became friends when Stephanie started Stacked Donuts at the beginning of the year.  What is amazing to me is that Justin is self taught – his creations are delicious. Here he is making a chocolate cookies and cream pop tart with Bailey’s frosting – perfect for the boozy themed evening.

IMG_6592And let me tell you, he didn’t skimp on the Bailey’s!  Justin always thought that he would do this kind of thing later in life – like when he was 50. I’m glad he didn’t wait that long! I asked him if leaving a 9-5 and steady paycheck to focus on Party of Two was scary – and he said of course it is, but would it be worth it if it wasn’t scary?

IMG_6597Justin said that they learn something new with each pop up they do and that the best pop ups are the ones where the host restaurant really gets involved and excited (but they have all been good)!

IMG_6614Justin is definitely a baker – very detail oriented. He was telling me that one time he had to make the donuts using Stephanie’s recipe. She took one bite and said they were AMAZING, what did he do? To which he simply replied, “I followed the recipe”.

IMG_6584His second treat was a strawberry Rosé tart.

IMG_6618I asked where his flavors come from, are they genius ideas that come to him in the middle of the night? Do loyal fans request flavors? Are they crowd-sourced? He said all of the above! Did you know that Trademark Tarts is a finalist in the Martha Steward American Made awards. Please vote for him! The prize is $10K that will all be put towards opening a brick and mortar business!  http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/94057/food/trademark-tarts

IMG_6591For the event at Fairsted, Stephanie made about 40 donuts. For events on the weekend, she makes more. Even at 10pm, when those donuts were put on the table, there was a very decent line of fans patiently waiting (if not frothing a little at the mouth).

IMG_6623You may recognize Stephanie from Top Chef Season 11.

IMG_6630Stephanie is a 2007 graduate of Johnson and Whales. She returned to Boston after graduation and started her career at Top of the Hub. From there she moved on to Ivy Restaurant. In 2009 she began working with the Barbara Lynch Gruppo, first at B&G and then at Stir. Most recently she was at No. 9 Park.

IMG_6632While they are focused on their craft, they also manage to have some fun along the way. Check out their instagram photos,  Stephanie and Justin have a slew of selfies.

IMG_6627 The lavender sugar donuts smelled amazing.

IMG_6634Rosé donuts were a big hit!

Check them out on social media to see where they will be next. They are at State Park today at 2, Moody’s in Waltham on Saturday from 2-6pm and Mei Mei Street Kitchen on Sunday at 11am.

Party of Two https://www.facebook.com/PartyOfTwoBoston

Stacked Donuts https://twitter.com/StackedDonuts

Trademark Tarts  https://twitter.com/trademarktarts

 

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The Good Ones hosted their final chef battle on Sunday afternoon at Tico. Because Tico is closed on Sundays, we had the whole space – including the outdoor patio – to ourselves!

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Guests were invited to participate in the Eat. Play. Love theme and dress in red, purple and yellow. The event was a modern take on Machiavelli and raised awareness for Cape Ann Fresh Catch, a program that was created by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association to promote local, sustainable seafood in order to benefit the local economy, the environment, and the overall health of our community.

Good Ones Tico 6Tico provided light bites while guests were waiting for the chefs to go into battle.

Good Ones Tico 7 While guests grazed on appetizers they also sipped on custom cocktails mixed up by Greg Neises. bartender at Tico.

Good Ones Tico 8Tico’s take on the corn dog.

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Good Ones Co Founder, Jennifer Brooke in an amazing hand made outfit and Good One Tau Zaman.

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Nancy Kwan sits for a caricature by Mark Penta.

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Graham Wright, Founder of Opus Affair getting his caricature.

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Eric Kramer of B&L Associates.

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The afternoon had a great turn out – lots of new faces alongside some familiar ones.

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Guests were treated to some amazing entertainment for the afternoon. Not only was Julian Sayles of Team Sayles Music and Lighting throwing down old school beats but there was also a live interactive show!

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Two hip hop hula hoopers performed for guests – amazing!

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Good One Tau Zaman getting in on some hula hoop action – there was even a hula hoop off between Tau and fellow Good One Tom Severo.

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Guests were tentative to join, but once they did, they had a great time!

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Graham Wright showing off his skills.

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Good One Kimberly Giardino having fun with the hula hoops.

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Jennifer Brooke, Co Founder of the Good Ones, showed off her natural athleticism – she was nothing short of impressive.

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(Left to right) Nancy Kwan, Melyssa Cantor, model Drea Elizabeth, Jimmy Guzman – founder of JNG Design, Elena Kollarova -Miss Bulgarka in the US and Nicole Solano – Account Executive at Trip Advisor.

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Model Drea Elizabeth wearing a dress designed by Carlos Villami of Zero Waste Fashion. Headpiece by Jimmy Guzman of JNG Design, make up and hair by Kashmir of Viselli Santoro Salon.

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Model and Miss Bulgarka in the USA, Elena Kollarova adding on accessories by Heloisa Fitzgerald. Dress by Carlos Villami of Zero Waste Fashion. Headpiece by Jimmy Guzman of JNG Design, make up and hair by Kashmir of Viselli Santoro Salon.

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The bracelet featured here is dynamic and can be worn as a brooch or as a necklace.

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Earrings, bracelet and ring by Heloisa Fitzgerald. Dress by Carlos Villami of Zero Waste Fashion. Headpiece by Jimmy Guzman of JNG Design, make up and hair by Kashmir of Viselli Santoro Salon.

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Just stunning.

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Zero-waste fashion refers to items of clothing that generate little or no textile waste in their production.

Good Ones Tico 36Elena (right) and Drea (left) with designer Carlos Villami.

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Whole Foods was a sponsor of this chef battle. Each chef was given $150 to shop for ingredients for the dishes they would prepare later that afternoon. Chefs were asked to bring the Machiavelli theme into their dishes, whether is be the original or Tupac, who was once known as “Makaveli”.

Ben Harwood, Sous Chef at Tico was the challenger for the afternoon. Following four years of service with the Air Force as an intelligence analyst, Ben worked the line at Farmshop (owned by Thomas Keller’s sous chef of 15 years, Jeff Cerciello) in Santa Monica, CA, while attending Le Cordon Blue.  Ben later  returned to the East Coast as Executive Chef of Pickity Place in Mason, NH.

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The first course from chef Harwood. The hazelnuts and figs were lovely – I dig the seasonality of this dish.

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First course from the reigning champion Brendan Burke, Sous Chef at Bastille Kitchen. I loved this dish. Stracciatella crostini, confit cherry tomatoes, shaved asparagus, pesto hollandaise, black salt. The black salt was such a nice touch and and I loved the shaved asparagus.

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Chef Burke’s sous chef for the afternoon, Tico Hunyh, Sous Chef at Bastille Kitchen.

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Second course from Chef Burke. This dish was a winner to me. The flavor of the seafood really shined – it just screamed summer to me. Blini with seared lobster- seafood sausage, apricot gastrique, chive sabayon, balsamic “caviar. The apricot gastrique was really quite lovely.

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Second course from Chef Harwood. The arancini was tasty, paired with mushrooms and pickled cherries (which were the star of the dish for me). Chef Harwood said that this dish was inspired by Tupac, the cherries were inspired by the lyrics “the darker the berry the sweeter the juice”.

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Chef Harwood preparing the third course.

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Third course from Chef Harwood. The poached egg on top of the hash was perfect.

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Chef Burke prepping his third course. Chef Burke is the reigning champion. For three years, Chef Brendan Burke lived it up, cooking and snowboarding at a Mammoth Mountain resort in his Native Cali. That is, until he split from the small town to make a name for himself in Boston. After filling the role of executive chef at Kevin Long and Big Night Entertainment Group’s Gem Restaurant and Lounge, Burke recently took his culinary accomplishments to the next level by snagging the sous chef position at Seth Greenberg’s Bastille Kitchen.

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Third course by Chef Burke. A taza chocolate and mascarpone tortollini with salted espresso whipped cream garnished with nutmeg. Heavenly. I could have eaten 5 of these.

At the end of the night, after 6 judges deliberated…Chef Burke was the winner! Congrats chef!

Good Ones events are by invite only. To request a membership, check out their website: http://thegoodones.co or email Carolyn at Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

If you missed the event but want to try either of the chef’s delicious food, you can visit them at their respective restaurants:

Ben Harwood

Tico

222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

http://www.ticoboston.com/

Brendan Burke

Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher Street, Boston, MA

http://www.bastillekitchen.net/

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Good Ones Grill23 1The Good Ones held their 2nd power hour of the month at the newly renovated bar at Grill 23.

Good Ones Grill23 2The new space has a very spacious feel to it. The windows on the far side open up to the street to let in the summer breeze. A perfect place to grab a drink after work with co-workers or perhaps have a drink at before you sit down to dinner.

Good Ones Grill23 3Grill 23 is owned by the Himmel Hospitality Group that also owns Post 390 and Harvest. For the last 30 years, Grill 23 has provided the highest quality steak and seafood and their service is top notch.

Good Ones Grill23 23The event was a great success with such a great crowd. While at the bar, I ran into an old colleague, Kevin, who is one of the best bartenders I know. Kevin is not only charming (and humble on top of that) but he is a master of his craft. He has a following of regulars who have followed him over the years from bar to bar. As we were chatting, Kevin mentioned to me that some other former co-workers also work at Grill 23. So if Kevin isn’t manning the bar, ask for Chris!

Good Ones Grill23 14Servers were walking the floor with some delicious light bites.

Good Ones Grill23 15Mini crab cakes were lightly breaded and fried, delicious.

Good Ones Grill23 16I was pleasantly surprised at the fresh rolls served with peanut sauce.

Good Ones Grill23 6Dan Mazursky is the founder of SoCo Creamery – an ultra premium, small (micro) batch ice cream, gelato and sorbet company. After college, Dan moved back to the Berkshires to take over the family ice cream business (formerly Bev’s). As the founder of SoCo, he is on the road helping with sales and has his hands in new flavor creation. Dan was a featured guest at the event and was sampling a handful of flavors that weren’t even in stores yet!

Good Ones Grill23 5SoCo comes in a variety of flavors like: banana brownie, vanilla cherry chip, dirty chocolate, ginger, Mexicali chocolate, and mission fig.

Good Ones Grill23 7Co-founder of the Good Ones, Jennifer Brooke enjoying some raspberry sorbet.

Good Ones Grill23 4Jennifer never ceases to amaze me. I already knew that she is talented at so many things, and then tonight I found out that she is also an artist. She was giving one of the featured guests a piece of original artwork.

Good Ones Grill23 8Marco Ferrara, one of the featured guests for the evening,  is an inventor and entrepreneur focusing on technologies and business models to enable the transition to a renewable and sustainable future for our society. Marco holds a PhD in nuclear science and engineering from MIT and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of L’Aquila, in Italy.

Good Ones Grill23 13Always dressed to impress, tonight being no exception (in his blue tux), is James Michael Sama (center), founder of the New Chivalry Movement. Sama is a writer, a public speaker, and he is now adding relationship coach to his resume. Sama is pictured with featured guest Cyndal “Cici” Maria Todd (left). Not only is Cici the current Ms. Massachusetts but she is also an accomplished actor (The Proposal, Surrogates, The Fighter, Grown Ups 1&2, Ted and Black Mass) and model. In addition to being a beauty queen, Todd spends her days as a paralegal and is in her second year of law school. Pictured on the right is Nina Murray, current Miss Teen Massachusetts.

Good Ones Grill23 12Never been to a Good Ones event? For the power hours, a hand picked group of founders, executives, journalists, students, creatives and mentors come together for an evening of networking. The people are dynamic and the conversations are always interesting. Heloisa Fitzgerald (center) is a talented jewelry designer – her pieces will be showcased at Sunday’s final chef battle at Tico.

Good Ones Grill23 11Good Ones? Who are they? Members are curious, original, and charismatic influencers from all walks of life who are committed to driving positive growth. Events are invite only, so head to the website to request a membership.

Good Ones Grill23 10Jose Carlos Ribera (AIA), another featured guest, is an Architect focused on a global practice of architecture and urban design, with built projects in countries across Asia, the Middle East, and domestically within the US, spanning over eleven years of creative and professional journey in Boston. His portfolio of work includes national and international award winning design projects for Cultural, Civic, Educational, Public, and Urban Development clients, within leading and renowned creative firms like NBBJ, Machado and Silvetti Associates, and Marlon Blackwell Architects.

Good Ones Grill23 9Guests had the option of two signature Good Ones drinks: The “Tuesday Afternoon” with Sapphire east gin, St. Elder, grapefruit and prosecco float ($11) and the “Your Wildest Dreams” made with tequila, Stones ginger and St. Elder with a spicy rim ($10).

Good Ones Grill23 22Boston based fashion bloggers Christine Watson (left) of Rules for the Modern Girl and Noelle Barbosa (right) of Rue Le Chat.

Good Ones Grill23 21Life Sciences Chief Strategist at IDEO, Rodrigo Martinez.

Good Ones Grill23 20Featured guest Kristina Makris is a talented makeup artist. Makris has her own business, Flawless Face and Body, Inc. providing both makeup and airbrush tanning services.

Good Ones Grill23 19Guests this evening rocked the “moody blues” theme.

Good Ones Grill23 18Co-founder of The Good Ones, Carolyn Meenan (center) with Cici Todd (left) and Nina Murray (right).

Good Ones Grill23 17Justin Shaw of MS Walker and Yuna Asiryan owner of Y/A Apparel.

Grill 23

161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA (Back Bay)

www.grill23.com

 

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Good Ones 8Tuesday night, guests gathered at Post 390 for a Good Ones event. The group featured a hand-selected group of Bostonians who are founders, executives, journalists, entertainers, students, creatives, mentors and mentees. Guests came decked out in their interpretation of the theme, “Moody Blues”.

Good Ones 2One of the featured guests for the evening was Jonathan Moreira, Sous Chef at Post 390.

Good Ones 1Chef Moreira participated in The Good Ones chef battle a few weeks ago. This Sunday see reigning champ Brendan Burke go head to head with Ben Harwood, the Sous Chef at Tico Boston. Moreira tempted guests tonight with his delicious bites.

Good Ones 5The chef battle this weekend is invite only, if you would like to request and invite, email Carolyn at Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

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Moreira is a graduate of Johnson and Whales and he was previously at Hemenway’s Seafood & Grill, Aspire Restaurant at the Hotel Providence, and at Excelsior Restaurant.

Good Ones 3Another featured guest was the talented Mark Penta. Penta is a freelance illustrator that draws caricatures of guests at private parties and corporate events. Penta’s works have been used by Google, Celebrity Cruises, Neiman Marcus, Harvard and  Barnes & Noble.

Good Ones 11When he’s not caricaturing, Mark creates fine art pencil portraits and books. He is the author/illustrator of two traditionally published books, Cape Cod Invasion! (Commonwealth Editions) and Young Jesus Chronicles (Andrews McMeel). His most recent book for kids is called Wicked Weird Story Starters, co-authored with writer T.M. Murphy. It’s a self-published project (available on Amazon.com) that Mark will promote at schools with the goal of inspiring kids to write, draw, and use their imaginations.

Good Ones 6Featured guest Shannon O’Brien is the Founder of Whole U. – an agency that supports clients’ personal, professional, and civic development. She is also the Producer and Host of Whole U. TV, interviewing experts on topics of Wellness, Career Satisfaction, and Service.

Good Ones 7Good One Tau Zaman checking out Mark’s artwork.

Good Ones 4Good Ones Kimberly Giardino (left), Naz Senaldi (middle) and Carolyn Meenan (right).

Good Ones 9(From left to right) Good Ones co-founder Jennifer Brooke, Good Ones co-founder Carolyn Meenan, featured guest and founder of Zoos Tea, Kristina Tsipouras.

Good Ones 12Thanks to all of the event sponsors for the evening: Motto, Maple Water, Organic Living Superfoods, Mozzarella House, Clif Bar, Super Digital, Team Sayles Music and Lighting, Mark Penta Caricatures, and Lumenmuse.com

For more information about The Good Ones, please visit their website here.

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IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 5The Good Ones put on another power hour on Wednesday, fresh off the heels of a successful event the night before. See my recap of Tuesday’s event here. (From L to R) Giovanna Pasquariello, Evanilde Castro Duarte, Heloisa Fitzgerald wearing an original design from her collection (oh yes, that amazing necklace is convertible!!), Good One Kimberly Giardino with co-founders of the Good Ones, Carolyn and Jennifer.

The Good Ones Power Hour 34Brandon Bach might be one of the nicest guys you’ll meet. Oh, and he also makes small batch, hand infused tequila!

The Good Ones Power Hour 2You just have to taste this stuff for yourself – it’s delicious! I’m hoping to sit down one of these days and chat with Brandon to hear his story! In the meantime, check out his website here.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour  19Guests JR Roy and Kelvin Ng enjoyed sampling the tequila. From the website: Infusion Diabolique Mixto is a silver tequila imported from Mexico and infused with Hawaiian pineapple, whole persian limes, peppermint, and cardamom. 100% of the sugar is extracted from the pineapple during the infusion process, imparting a delicious sweetness complemented by a citrusy, peppery finish. This is a very smooth and complex infusion that still very much highlights the tequila we infuse.

The Good Ones Power Hour 21Did you know that they also make a bourbon? Infusion Diabolique Kentucky is a four year-old bourbon from Kentucky, infused with whole Black Mission figs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and our blend of herbs and spices. 100% of the sugar in the infusion is extracted from the fruit during the infusion process imparting a soft sweetness to contrast with the slightly spicy finish. This is a very smooth and complex infusion that is still clearly Kentucky bourbon.

 

The Good Ones Power Hour 13Deep Eddy vodka was on site mixing up delicious cocktails – Marc Ellison was manning the bar!

The Good Ones Power Hour 4Deep Eddy is handmade in Austin, Texas by co-founders Clayton Christopher and Chad Auler. The premium vodka is distilled 10 times for a smooth flavor.

The Good Ones Power Hour 14The sweet tea vodka is pretty delicious on it’s own!

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 16Featured guest Chris Yim, Founder of Liberty Teller and Good One‘ Tau Zaman.

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Chris Yim is a Founder of Liberty Teller, a company raising awareness around digital currency education and access. Liberty Teller placed the first bitcoin ATM in the US in Boston in February and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Boston Globe. Liberty Teller currently has 4 machines deployed throughout Boston/Cambridge. The machines educate and facilitate the purchasing of bitcoin from the complete beginner to bitcoin enthusiast.

Chris is passionate about digital currencies and their ability to lower costs for both consumers and merchants, lower the cost for international remittances, and allow people to transfer money instantly and cheaply. If you can track him down he will send you a few dollars in bitcoin to try out digital currencies and its promise for yourself.

Before founding Liberty Teller, Chris worked as a venture capitalist at the corporate venture arm of Siemens AG focusing on mid-late stage investments. Prior to Siemens, he worked as an investment banker at Centerview Partners. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Chemical-Biological Engineering.

When he is not daydreaming about digital currencies, he can be found wrestling with his two dogs, scuba diving, riding roller coasters or traveling around the world.

Good Ones Power Hour 1Krave Jerky was at the event, sampling a number of different flavors and varieties. See my dedicated post on them here.

The Good Ones Power Hour 20Guests enjoyed the interactive tasting bar, trying out all the options available.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 8Check out this AMAZING speaker by Bang Olufsen – the beo play A9 has amazing sound quality and it can be completely customized – you pick the color of the speaker and the color of the legs for something that will fit perfectly in your home. (Retail price $2,768)

The Good Ones Power Hour 11The light fixtures here are beautiful – stop in and check out two floors of amazing pieces.

The Good Ones Power Hour 10Hint water was also at the event, sampling their hint water and hint fizz.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 15Featured guest, Sam, Founder of UsTrendy with Carolyn, co-founder of The Good Ones.

Sam Sisakhti is the Founder and CEO of UsTrendy. UsTrendy is one of the world’s largest Independent Fashion Ecommerce Sites home to over 20,000 designers from 100 countries. UsTrendy is ranked as the Top 500 Retailers Online in Internet Retailer Guide Second Edition along with one of their 5 fastest growing E-Tailers. UsTrendy is also a Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in America.

Sam is Boston Magazine’s 2011 Most Promising Innovator Under 30 along with Mass High Tech’s Next Generation of Entrepreneur. Sam has been featured in publications such as the Boston Globe, Inc. Magazine, CBS morning News, ABC, The US News, Women’s Wear Daily, and Forbes.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 18Mr. Opus himself, Graham Wright. Graham (Opus Affair) hosts a number of events throughout the year and you can request a membership here.

Graham Wright came to Boston to study chemistry at MIT, but soon found himself building a professional life in the arts—first as on opera singer, then as the founder and host of Opus Affair, a community of nearly 5,000 members interested in arts entrepreneurship and hospitality. He’s performed as a soloist at Symphony Hall and sung on stage with the Rolling Stones, while frequently serving as a member of various advisory boards, including for the MFA, Handel and Haydn Society, Huntington Theatre Company, Urbanity Dance Company, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Boston Opera Collaborative. Recently recognized by BostInno as an inaugural 50 on Fire winner and the Boston Dance Alliance as the first Top Hat award winner, Graham is currently engaged in expanding Odyssey Opera, Boston’s newest and most adventurous professional opera company. You may hear him on WBUR as a frequent on-air contributor to Radio Boston or as a Choral Scholar at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel.

The Good Ones Power Hour 12Featured guest Jennifer Glickman (right) with Brian Batchelder (left), VP of Recruiting at Weber Shandwick.

Jennifer Glickman’s Design Studio is a Boston based interior design firm that prides itself in creating spaces that are both unique while meeting the functional needs of each client. Her portfolio ranges from Todd English’s Curlycakes, Restaurant Dante renovations for Dante Demagistris, Paul O’Connell’s Chez Henri and residences throughout New England.

After studying art history and architecture at The University of Virginia, Jennifer went on to earn her Masters Degree in Interior Design at Boston’s Suffolk University New England School of Art and Design. She lead two Interior Design departments in Boston architecture firms before launching her own firm in 2010. Since then, her scope of projects has included high end residences from Boston to Nantucket to New York as well as restaurants throughout Boston.

Jennifer’s work can also be seen in local Boston media and HGTV. She also contributes design articles, as seen in Benjamin Moore, and guest lectures at local design schools.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 17Tom Severo looking quite dashing in his top hat, chatting up Heloisa’s mom, Evanilde Castro Duarte, who was in from Brazil.

The Good Ones Power Hour 9Co-founder of the Good Ones, Carolyn, with one of the fun props of the evening. Fun things around the room give guests things to chat about and gets the conversations started.

The Good Ones Power Hour 3Miam Miam French macarons in bold colors and come in delicious flavors like cherry, salted caramel, white chocolate raspberry and pistachio.

IMG_The Good Ones Power Hour 22Heloisa Fitzgerald, owner and designer at Heloisa Fitzgerald Jewelry, Tom Severo and Heloisa’s mother.

The Good Ones Power Hour 25Even though the setting was the same as last night’s event, the party felt very different – different people bring a different dynamic to the event. Featured guest Jonathan Sheffi is cofounder of Curoverse, an early-stage startup building a platform for storing and processing genomic and biomedical big data. Based on the Arvados open source project, Curoverse will be the basis for precision medicine applications addressing everything from neonatal screening to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Before cofounding Curoverse, Jonathan spent several years in the biotech industry, including roles with Novartis Diagnostics, Amgen, and Accenture’s Health and Life Sciences Strategy practice. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MEng focused in computational molecular biology from MIT, and undergraduate degrees in mathematics & computer science, also from MIT. In 2007, he graduated from National Bartenders School.
Jonathan sings bass in Redline, Boston’s premier all-male a cappella group. He also CrossFits several times a week, and enjoys both meditation and competitive puzzle solving. He competed on winning Mystery Hunt teams in 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2010.

The Good Ones Power Hour 26Good One and actress/model Kimberly Giardino with founder of the New Chivalry Movement, the always well dressed James Michael Sama.

The Good Ones Power Hour 27Quite the pair, featured guest Neely Steinberg and James Michael Sama – two of the most fun (and best dressed) dating and relationship experts!

Neely Steinberg, Ed.M. (Counseling), is a nationally recognized dating coach and founder of her multi-service dating coaching company The Love TREP. Her goal is to teach smart, savvy, professional women how to be the CEO, founder, and enTREPreneur of their dating lives, so that they are actively building and shaping their love stories. No more waiting around or praying for some elusive Prince Charming to come and rescue you, says Neely!

Neely has been featured on/in Fox-25, Cosmopolitan, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Men’s Fitness, and the Huffington Post, to name just a few. Her book “Skin In the Game: Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur to Find Love” (available on Amazon in paperback, ebook, and workbook formats) has been getting rave reviews from single women and fellow dating coaches. She has also enjoyed giving dating seminars for Match.com. Sign up on her website for her email newsletter.

When she’s not coaching clients one-on-one or re-writing their online dating profiles, Neely can be found wandering Newbury Street looking for the perfect outfit or battling it out on the squash and tennis courts. She lives in Boston with her wonderful husband Dave.

The Good Ones Power Hour 29Featured guest Yuna Asiryan, personal clothier, makes amazing suits and shirts for men. You can see her works in person on the servers at Liquid Art House. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Yuna is pictured here with Jamie Marcus who is wearing one of the shirts Yuna designed.
Growing up, my parents cultivated my imagination and inspired my passion for style and fashion. As an adult, this passion blossomed into a love for creating clothes that accent and enhance the beauty of the individual.
By using a team of master tailors and the world’s best materials, Y/A can help any gentlemen look better than he ever imagined. We believe building the perfect suit goes beyond cloth, thread, and measurements. The way someone walks, their passions, and who they are as a person truly brings a suit to life.
By understanding our customer (getting to know you) we can make a man’s clothes look like an extension of himself. This is the approach Y/A brings beyond pins and stitches.

The Good Ones Power Hour 23Dave DiCicco, Design and Sales Manager at Marc Hall Design; Heloisa Fitzerald; owner and designer at Heloisa Fitzgerald Jewelry; Jennifer Brooke, Co-Founder of the Good Ones and Alanna Paiva.

The Good Ones Power Hour 24Giovanna Pasquariello of Neena’s Lighting Raj Dhanda, owner of Neena’s lighting, who was looking sharp in his preppy baby blue pants with embroidered bicycles on them.

The Good Ones Power Hour 30Featured guest, personal clothier Yuna Asyrian; Designer at Marc Hall design and artist, Sarah DiNardo; Sales and Design Manager at Marc Hall Design, Dave DiCicco.

The Good Ones Power Hour 31Popular fashion blogger, Allie Lochiatto of Allie Wears.

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Natalya Cappellini of Capp & Co. and Steven Moshe Baron.

A special thanks to Carolyn and Jennifer of the Good Ones for another amazing night! You don’t want to miss these events. To get an invite to the August events, send an email to Carolyn at Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

Neena’s Lighting 380 Boylston Street, Boston, MA www.neenaslighting.com

 

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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 (www.sweattherunway.com), 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.

The Good Ones www.thegoodones.co Email Carolyn for an invite to the next Good Ones event Carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

Neena’s Lighting 380 Boylston Street, Boston, MA https://www.neenaslighting.com

 

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Good Ones 3It’s Tuesday evening in the Seaport District, what are you doing? Me?? I am at a modern Greek rooftop gathering with some of Boston’s finest. You can’t beat the views, or the company. The party I’m at is being hosted by The Good Ones – a unique group that hand picks some of the most interesting people to gather together at events like these.

Good Ones 5Meet Good One Kimberly Giardino and co-founder of The Good Ones, Carolyn Kim (aka goddess of the night).

Good Ones 4Everyone was very festive with their interpretation of tonight’s theme, modern Greek. Those that did not show up in togas came in shades of white and gold.

Good Ones 1The beautiful, talented jewelry designer Heloisa Helena Fitzgerald drinking Zoos tea, a sponsor at the event.

Good Ones 8The stunning Candice Wu, designer extraordinaire. She designed the beautiful gowns that the models were wearing this evening.

Good Ones 6Mark Andrus’ costume put everyone else to shame.

Good Ones 9James Michael Sama, founder of the New Chivalry Movement was looking quite charming with his Dolce and Gabbana shades, white jacket and dapper pocket square.

Good Ones 13I love this, from his website: My mission for this website is to spread the “New Chivalry Movement” – a set of ideas that prompts the development of self-worth in people of all ages. The recognition of the love and respect that is deserved in a relationship, as well as the strength to walk away if they are not present. I am striving to illustrate the image of what a healthy relationship looks like, as well as what each member of the “team” can do in order to create it.

Good Ones 10Karla B. Alcantara enjoying craft cocktails by the celebrity bartender.

Good Ones 11Good One Tau Zaman was looking good in all white.

Good Ones 17Co-founder of Maple Water, Kate Weiler and Comedian Tom Severo. Tom’s costume was definitely the most creative of the evening.

Good Ones 16Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Strategist at IDEO was rocking his toga.

Good Ones 14Radio personality Kennedy Elsey had the ultimate accessory to her Grecian outfit, Mia, a 9 week old rescue puppy that is available for adoption through Great Dog Rescue.

Good Ones 18Janet Wu looked gorgeous in a gown designed by a friend.

Good Ones 19Female models, Elena Kollarova, Drea Elizabeth and Chelsey Angers in Candice Wu Couture. Jimmy Guzman (L) and Rodrigo Martinez (R).

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Good Ones 2Entertainment and killer old school jams were provided by Julian of Team Sayles.

Good Ones 11Tom Olcott, co-founder of Motto Tea, serving up some of his delicious sparkling Matcha tea.

Good Ones 12Co-founder of the Good Ones, Jennifer Brooke with Mia – enjoying some Motto.

Good Ones 4Tenzin Conechok Samdo, head bartender at Trade, mixed up delicious cocktails using Zoos Greek Tea and Crop organic cucumber vodka.

Good Ones 5How amazing does that look? It screams summer.

Good Ones 6Tenzin prepping for the evening.

Good Ones 13Kristina Tsipouras, founder of Zoos Greek tea was fresh off of her win at the Improper Bostonian’s Best of Boston event.

Good Ones 3Can’t think of two things that go together better than Zoos tea and Crop vodka.

Good Ones 16Mark Penta was on hand capturing the event.

Good Ones 12Krave Jerky set up a really nice tasting station where guests could snack on a variety of their jerky flavors. See my previous post about Krave Jerky here.

Good Ones 1Tonight there was a battle.  A chef battle. Jonathan Michael Moreira of Post 390 and Brendan Smith of Uni went head to head with reigning champ Brendan Andrew Burke of the newly opened Bastille Kitchen.

Good Ones 7Here are the list of ingredients that the chefs were tasked to work with: Burrata, Smoked Scamorza, Stracciatella , Striper, Monk Fish, Haddock, Japanese eggplant, Fennel bulbs, Fresh dill, Salsify, Peaches, Koppertcress Micro Red Shiso, Zucchini, Strawberries, Cauliflower, Tarragon, Long English Cucumbers, Mint , White Grapes, Onions, Garlic, Lemon, Caper, Olive Oil

Good Ones 8Each chef prepared two dishes with their chosen ingredients.

Good Ones 9Guests at the party were given coins to vote for their favorite dish.

Good Ones 10Chef Moreira of Post 390 describing his 2 dishes.

Good Ones 14Plating for Team Uni.

Good Ones 15And the winner of the evening was reigning champion, Chef Brendan Burke! His dishes were complex and flavorful, well deserved!

Bummed you missed this event? There are two upcoming events, 7/29 and 7/30. Contact Carolyn for an invite: carolyn@thegoodonesboston.com

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