Chickity Check It! Ally O’Connor’s NXT Event Blog


Ally writes on the new blog-

All Things Boston, All Things New England

Thanks for visiting our blog and new website. It’s summer here in the city, and it’s always an interesting juxtaposition in terms of time … while we all live with the hustle and bustle of the city, we are also chasing the best that summer has to offer while the fair weather stays. It’s easy enough to do in our destination. I love the breeze that blows through my new offices rolling right over the top of the Cruiseport Boston, while sneaking peaks of the masts from visiting Tall Ships or the vessels in Extreme Sailing. I imagine all the folks headed out on the seas and the ferries to / from the Boston Harbor Islands or maybe the amazing whale watching. Streets and sidewalks are busting with al fresco style dining and foot traffic, from one of my favorite secrets – North 26 overlooking Fanueil Hall Marketplace, the terrace of Mamma Maria’s in the North End and the hot new dockside deck and patio at Jerry Remy’s in the Seaport.

Yet, on Thursday nights, my head has already turned north to Cape Ann, where I grew up and now live with my husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Residing nearby the Back Shore of Gloucester, where the coastline meets the expansive never ending Atlantic views, we spend our days lulling by the sea, at the beach, on a boat, biking, or walking. Just a few weekends back, I was excited to find out my friend Bea Flammia has recently come to Gloucester and experienced the new water shuttle, as well as the re-emerging Arts and Cultural District, and that she brought this back to her hotel concierge at the Fairmont Battery Wharf … got me thinking about all my own homeport has to offer that I take for granted and need to do a better job sharing.

That’s the next step at NXTevent. Communicate to our friends and relationships all that Boston and New England have to offer. The sneak peaks behind the scenes that we take for granted, whether its the growing organic farming communities and markets to exploring Chinatown’s cuisines, to a fresh new concept in evening events and dine arounds – exploring our coastline restaurants by water instead of foot. Tell you our story, as it occurs, and let you share your story with us.

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