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					Concierge of Boston Press
The Newsletter of Boston’s Pioneer Corporate Concierge Service
December 2001
165 NEWBURY STREET BOSTON, MA 02116 PHONE 617-266-6611 FAX 617-266-2182

In this Issue….
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New Year’s Eve Festivities- pg 2 Time to Hit the Slopes- pg 2 Take the Train!- pg 2 Service Highlight - pg 3 Concierge Event Review - pg 3 Performing Arts Events - pg 4
Broadway in Boston Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Ballet

A Holiday Message from Gordon Jones, President
2001 has been an extraordinary year for all of us — many of us have experienced life-changing financial and emotional upheavals in the wake of market fluctuations and the recent tragedies. I have found myself wishing that this year, with its painful hardships, would come to an end. A new year is fast approaching, and the time is here to give thanks for what we do have, to offer solace to those less fortunate than we, and to plan for the future with optimism. I’d like to thank the loyal clients and vendors of Concierge of Boston for their unflagging support and confidence in our service, and for their long-held regard for our mission — to bring excellence and finesse to everything we do. Many of you have become personally important to me and my organization, and it is those relationships that have sustained us in tough times. My warmest wishes for your safety, health and happiness this holiday season and in the coming year!


Sports Events - pg 5
Celtics Schedule Bruins Schedule Patriots Schedule

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Restaurant Pick - pg 6 Boston Highlights - pg 6

~ ~ Bradley Liquors VIP Wine Tasting ~ ~
Concierge of Boston invites you to join us for a VIP Wine Tasting
Thursday, December 13th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm Bradley Liquors, 1383 Boylston Street, Boston

Enjoy delicious cheeses and hot hors d’oeuvres as you sample top rated wines at this event held exclusively for Concierge of Boston clients! Bradley Liquors will offer special discounts, a free gift, and a chance to win a Perrier Jouet Gift Set. Free parking is available across the street at Star Market.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Time to Hit the Slopes




Service Highlight
New England Getaways
Concierge of Boston can help you plan a New England getaway weekend this winter, from the coast of Maine to the Cape. We have arranged for special packages at these popular vacation spots, where you can enjoy a quiet weekend retreat in a serene and lovely setting. Call us at 617-266-6611 to plan your getaway, but hurry — weekends are booking fast!

The Black Point Inn, Maine
Enjoy the wonderful food and graceful ambiance of this warm and beautiful inn, located on Prouts Neck Peninsula. Stroll along the beaches and gardens, relax in front of a fire, or take a dip at the indoor pool and Jacuzzi. The Inn is a popular corporate retreat with many Boston businesses

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod
New England’s grand oceanfront resort redefines excellence with it's breathtaking location and exceptional service. Situated on 25 acres of pristine Cape Cod seashore, the Inn is the ideal place to indulge, relax, and rejuvenate. 2 For 1 Spa Retreat Package offers Garden view accommodations for two, one Swedish Massage per person per day, complimentary breakfast for two, complimentary newspaper, and late checkout when available. The package rate of $320 plus tax is valid 1/01/02 through 4/26/02.

Winter at the Inn includes lodging, afternoon tea, dinner, and breakfast for two, all for $235-260 per night plus tax and gratuity.
Black Point Inn

Concierge Event Review
Original Sports Saloon Hosts Concierges for Down Home BBQ
Mouthwatering ribs, sides of beans, rice and slaw, succulent cornbread, fiery wings and refreshing libations were the fare at the Concierge Party on November 7th at the Original Sports Saloon in the Copley Square Hotel. Coordinated by Ann Heimlicher of Boston Spot-Lite, the event was hosted by Linda Moore, Director of Food and Beverage for the hotel. Concierge Carlos Franco of the Harborside Inn, a native Texan, declared the ribs “the best BBQ I’ve had since I left Texas”. The ribs have garnered From left: Carlos Franco (Harborside Inn), Gordon Jones (Concierge of Bosnumerous awards including “Best of ton) , Ann Heimlicher (Boston Spot-Lite) , David White (Four Seasons Hotel), Boston”. Thomas Shattuck (Omni Parker House), Linda Moore (Copley Square Hotel)




Performing Arts Events
Broadway in Boston
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Blue Man Group Shear Madness STOMP - Nov. 13-Jan. 6 South Pacific - Dec. 5-Dec. 23 Contact - Dec. 27-Jan. 6 Cinderella - Jan. 15-20 The Graduate - Feb. 20-Mar. 10

Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Adams and Sibleius - November 19-December 4 Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah - December 1-8 Beethoven and Bartok - December 6-8 Holiday Pops - December 12-31 Handel and Hayden Society: A Baroque Christmas - December 16-21

Boston Ballet
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The Nutcracker - November 23-December 30 Giselle - February 14-24

Call us today at 617-266-6611 for the best tickets to these events or email!




Sports Events
Celtics Schedule
December 5 December 7 December 14 December 19 December 21 December 23 January 2 January 4 January 9 January 11 January 18 January 23 February 1 February 6 Game Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics December 18 Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics December 26 Miami Heat at Boston Celtics January 5 San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics January 10 January 17 January 21 January 26 January 28 February 5 February 9 Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins December 20 Atlanta Thrashers at Boston Bruins Montreal Canadians at Boston Bruins

Bruins Schedule

Date December 6 December 8 December 15

Game Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabers at Boston Bruins Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins

Call 617-266-6611 for your tickets today!

February 28

Patriots Schedule
Date December 9 December 22 Game Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 5




Restaurant Pick
Suburban Bistro is a Hidden Treasure: Johnny Macaroni’s
Every neighborhood has a gem that local insiders treasure, but is unknown to the rest of the world. Johnny Macaroni’s at 582 West Center St (Rt. 106), East Bridgewater is just such a place. With a casual, family atmosphere, the food is so loved that the kitchen has a special takeout entrance to meet the demands of busy patrons Chef/Owner Johnny Vallarelli offers authentic appetizers including an enormous antipasto platter, perfectly fried homemade ravioli, and savory bruschetta. The Italian wedding soup is homemade and evokes Grandma’s loving spirit with each mouthful. Try Uncle Abb’s Special, a robust combination of veal or chicken, mushrooms and proscuitto in a Marsala wine sauce. The Sister Stephanie Special is a personal favorite, with huge shrimp, chicken or veal sautéed with artichokes, roasted peppers, and mushrooms and served over rosemary chicken ravioli. The Ruffino house Chianti is a perfect accompaniment. Dessert and espresso are a must — the tiramisu is made on premises and rivals that of any North End bakery. Service is friendly and fast, prices are moderate and portions are huge — this is a place for comfort food, and is worth the drive when your soul needs reviving. Open 11:30 to 8:30 Tue-Wed and until 9:30 Th-Sat. Dinner 3-8 Sun. Closed Mon. All major credit cards accepted. 508-378-9335

Boston Highlights
A Christmas Carol: Nov. 30 - Dec. 23 Black Nativity: Nov. 30 - Dec. 23 Brian McKnight: Dec. 2 Mix 98.5: Dec. 3 Holiday Pops Concert: Dec. 7 Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Concert: Dec. 7-8 King Crimson: Dec. 8 Britney Spears: Dec. 9, 11 KISS 108 Jingle Ball: Dec. 12 Trans Siberian Orchestra: Dec. 14 Footloose on Ice: Dec. 14-23 The Christmas Revels: Dec. 14-30 Ozzy Osbourne: Dec. 15, 20 Late Nite Catechism: Dec. 26 - Jan. 6 Disney On Ice: Disney Classics: Dec. 27-30

Do you have a restaurant you'd like us to review? E-mail us your suggestions at

Bruins Wives Charity Carnival: Jan. 6 Billy Joel & Elton John: Jan. 22, 24 Saturday Night Fever: Jan. 22-26 Beanpot Hockey Tournament: Feb. 4, 11 CATS: Feb. 8 Disney on Ice: Toy Story 2: Feb. 13-24 Judas Priest: Feb. 14

Other Events…
Australian Wine Dinner at the MFA Restaurant: Dec. 6 Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years - John F. Kennedy Library: Through Feb. 28

For the Kids:
Disney On Ice: Disney Classics: Dec. 27-30 Scooby-Doo: Jan. 12 Blues Clues Live: Feb. 9 Disney on Ice: Toy Story 2: Feb. 13-24 Discount Suites and Private Boxes December only for Bruins, Celtics and Britney Spears — Call 617-266-6611 for info!

The Lion King - In New York! Nov. 16 through Dec. 23




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