View from Federal Hill Park

View from Federal Hill Park
The fantastic skyline as seen from just down the street.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Have not written for a while....

...Because we have been so busy. Part of having a B&B is that it is so easy to lose track of time and what day of the week it is. There is no such thing as a weekend. For most people, this is when you have your days off. For us, this is our busiest time. And if you are lucky enough to be a very successful B&B and have a higher than normal occupancy rate, you are busy on the weekdays as well. So these past 2 weeks I have been off by more than a few days. But now I think I am finally back on track.
Today is Sunday, or is it Monday...No, it IS Sunday. Many of our fantastic Boston Red Sox fans have left us, with just a few staying on for one more game. It was so great to have the whole B&B full and the dining room filled with lively conversation and hearty laughter as the sounds of ambient jazz and smells of blueberry johnny cakes wafted through the air...(sigh...)

I put out some wonderful wine from Basignani and extra cookies yesterday afternoon, especially since the downpour drove all of our guests back to us. The cookies were quickly gobbled up as was the wonderfully sweet Riesling. Why have milk with you cookies when you can have great wine?

We are nearly ready to launch our new website. I am sooooo very excited. Not just for the normal reasons, that it will be easier to navigate, make reservations, have broader and more content, that is all a given. No, what is making me so excited is that I believe this new website is finally a personal representation of who we are as innkeepers and business owners. The colors are more modern and fun, there are more photos, the layout is a bit more is just like the web developers reached into my brain and pulled out what we truly offer in both the physical and emotional side of things and made this amorphous bundle of thoughts and ideas into a fantastic thing you can actually not just see, but use and enjoy.

That is, after all what we are all about, an enriching and enjoyable experience that not only works due to the physical elements we offer, (great location within walking distance to nearly everything, comfortable beds, towels and other awesome amenities), but also the emotional elements of fun, relaxing serenity in a beautiful and smart neighborhood in the middle of the city.

I have been working on plans for our 2nd Annual Yulefest with my co-chair Liz Perkins. This is a holiday celebration held Thanksgiving Weekend and hosted by the many merchants in our community for all to enjoy. We have quite a few surprises in the works this year, and cannot share them yet. But I can tell you that the theme has been chosen. This year it is "It's a Wonderful Life in Federal Hill..." I will keep you posted on how our many fun ideas are progressing. I promise you that this is an event you will not want to miss!

Speaking of events, do not forget about the 2nd Annual Federal Hill Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Summertime Fun & Bargains… We will have dozens of great deals, discounts and giveaways from some of the finest shops in the neighborhood…right out on the sidewalk. There will even be refreshing summery treats from area restaurants. Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on the fun.

Have a great week everyone!

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