Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

October 19, 2012

HAPPY 2 YEARS!


This week, I am celebrating the 2 year anniversary of sumairaflower.com! I can't believe it's already been a couple of years. Time goes by fast when you're having a blast.
 
Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and to all the restaurants, clubs, & lounges that put up with my shenanigans! ;)
 
I promise to continue providing more obnoxious reviews... xoxo ciao

October 11, 2012

Emerald Lounge, Revere Hotel

Saturday night, my friends and I ventured to the newest hot spot in Boston - The Emerald Lounge inside of the Revere Hotel (formerly the Radisson).

The Emerald Lounge is located on the club-saturated Stuart St. You'd think because there are so many great places to go in that area that Emerald would have to work extra hard to get people in the door. Quite the contray, Emerald Lounge stands tall and confidently offering its amazing space and interesting decor as its USP - not to mention no cover charge which is always a plus!

If you know me well, you know I hate bathrooms but I was lured into this Ruby Lounge via the bathrooms and I found the washroom area to be rather sexy. As my friend best put it, these bathrooms were made to have sex in them LOL.

The Emerald Lounge reminds me a lot of my old stomping ground Whiskey Park which sadly shut down :(  It offers the same kind of loungey yet clubby environment without being too trashy if ya know what I mean. I had an absolute blast at Emerald and am DEF going back.

A special thanks to Teodora for being such a sweetheart to me and my friends! XOXO

October 10, 2012

Oak Long Bar Kitchen, Fairmont Copley Hotel


Besides the fact that it is one of the nicest, most classic hotels in Boston, the Fairmont Copley Hotel has one more thing to brag about - the Oak Long Bar Kitchen, formerly the Oak Room.

I went to the Oak Long Bar on Thursday night with a bunch of work folks to indulge in some vino. When someone suggested Oak Room to me, I instantly thought of the brunch that this place was known for and wondered why we would go here. Turns out, it's been newly renovated with a new name.

Let me just start off by saying, I AM OBSESSED WITH THE DECOR! It is so historic yet trendy. It is so large yet so cozy. It is so grand yet welcoming. With the number of people and dark wood sheilding the approaching cold weather, one can feel nothing but warmth inside. I'd like to think this is a larger version of Sonsie with the kind of people that come here and the ambience.

Drinks are priced appropriately. Staff is wonderful. I have intentions of making this place a regular. If you've not been here since it's makeover, I highly recommend you do! PS. This is an excellent date spot in my opinion ;)

October 02, 2012

Hops N Scotch, Coolidge Corner

Last week, I met up with a good friend of mine for dinner and drinks at Coolidge Corner's newest addition, Hops N Scotch (formerly Finale). Ever since I read the article in Improper Bostonian about this restaurant, I have been finding an excuse to check it out. 

Hops N Scotch is precisely what Coolidge Corner was missing - a classy yet casual place where people of all ages can join for drinks, food, and sports any night of the week. The atmosphere was very happening for a Wednesday night. I like the decor and ambiance - it's very cozy and welcoming. Lots of different kind of seating arrangements that cater to everyone's ambitions for going to Hops N Scotch. 

All is great about HNS however, I only had qualms about one thing... I am currently on a diet and trying to behave when I go out to eat. Hops N Scotch has very limited menu options. When I say limited, I mean it. I have never been to a restaurant that offered such little options for their patrons. Additionally, all the food is very unhealthy and fried. YIKES! Not helping me out one bit. I would usually find no bread-service to be taboo but let's be real, I don't need any bread so won't hold them accountable for that! ;) Food is probably not the USP of HNS so I guess no biggie.

Other than the food, I really do think HNS is great especially for Coolidge Corner. I had the privilege of meeting one of the owners who was such a sweetheart. I think they will find a lot of success in Brookline. Even though I'm not a sports person by ANY means, I could see myself joining some friends to watch an athletic event on their large screen tvs if in the mood lol. 


Check out Hops N Scotch out if you're looking for a casual place to wind down after work, eat some fried food, and hang out.

PS. The owners of HNS are the same owners as the wine and spirits store next door!

Snappy Sushi, Newbury Street



It feels like it's been ages since I last blogged - well that's because it has been. My sincerest apologies for not blogging about my usually-social life because it hasn't been very social. Not for bad reasons - my time has been occupied with filming for a movie! Go figure!

In any case, I did have an afternoon off about a fortnight ago where I decided to relish one of my favorite foods - SUSHI. I visited Snappy Sushi located centrally on Newbury Street on a beautiful, crisp, Fall afternoon. The weather was still nice enough where I could sit outside, people watch, and chomp away on my delicious makimono and nigiri. 

Snappy Sushi has everything I look for in a restaurant. Excellent service, location, a mouthwatering menu, moderately priced, and great atmosphere. Believe it or not, I actually have nothing to complain about! I can't wait to go back to Snappy Sushi and devour more uni.... YUM! Check it out - HIGHLY recommend!