Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

October 17, 2013

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY!

Today marks the 3rd birthday of Flower: The Converted Bostonian!

Thank you for reading my posts and supporting my madness ;)

The internet is a beautiful thing! 
(So is the 1st amendment since I have no filter when it comes to expressing my opinions!)

Three years have gone by super fast alright! 

Peace and love. XO Sumaira


October 11, 2013

Rifrullo Cafe, Brookline Village


And this whole time, I thought living near gated mansions on hills was a cool thing... but, I found something that totally trumped that! Rifrullo Cafe open its doors just a few blocks from my new place - lucky me!

Rifrullo is an intimate European-influenced cafe with a breathtaking atmosphere and distinctive menu. As soon as I walked in, I was in complete bewilderment of how beautiful and cohesive everything was. The details, oh the details are so lovely! The bookshelf made out of an injured couch. The fresh vegetables and fruits in baskets posing on the mantle. The flowers and greenery hiding behind pastries. You need to see for yourself to understand why I was in such awe. I felt like I was in Europe. Sigh :) (the interior designer, Allison Johnson, did an impeccable job!) 

I ordered curried squash and mushroom shiitake. I am such a sucker for curry (definitely the brown thing LOL) and this was DELICIOUS. I also took some duck confit home alongside a huge loaf of bread made from scratch and gifted to me by the owner herself, Colleen Suhanosky. I can't wait to try everything on their menu - I am sure it won't take too long to do that! ;)

I am so excited to live within walking distance from Rifrullo. I think this little gem is going to serve many purposes - get your espresso in the morning, do work on  your laptop on a Sunday afternoon, and a romantic date on a Friday night! I highly  recommend Rifrullo. It's so perfect!

PS. The 2nd best part about Rifrullo is that they play all the music that I love so much - Hotel Costes, Stephane Pompougnac, Gotan Project - the best of the best! 



Theme Song: Queremos Paz by Gotan Project

October 06, 2013

Empire, Seaport District


Last night, my friends and I ventured off to Empire in the Seaport Area. 

I'm on the fence about this place. I like the place itself but the crowd, not so much. To be completely honest, there was a bit of a "trashy" presence last night as one of my friends best described it. If I were going to Empire for strictly mingling purposes, I probably wouldn't have had as much fun as I did. Thankfully, I was with a large group of good folks :)

This place is HUGE... well at least the dining areas are. The bar/lounge however is a little too small to accommodate the amount of people that want to party there.

What's good? The location is faboosh. The music was amazing. The decor is noteworthy. (I'm a sucker for Asian-influenced interior design) Drinks are delicious but very expensive although all the places in that area are relatively pricey.

In short, Empire is a skankier, more yellow version of Red Lantern; it's got potential but there's a lot of room for improvement. Would I go back? Sure but more interested in going back for dinner... ciao! xoxo


P.S. How amazing is Work B*tch?