Start the New Year Off With Fabulous Food, Festivities and Fun

Monica Petrucci, Carissa Dunlap and Andrea Williams | January 6, 2020 | People Lifestyle


SEE Oh, SJP, we’ve missed you! But if we can’t have you in Sex and the City, we are thrilled to host you and your real-life husband, Matthew Broderick, as the stars of Plaza Suite. The legendary Boston-born performance returns to its roots at the Emerson Colonial Theatre—where it originally debuted in 1968. Directed by Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, the modern revival will feature the duo playing three iconic couples. “Audiences can look forward to a hilarious and wonderfully touching play about marriage—about relationships ending and beginning,” Hickey says. The show will also honor Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who passed away in 2018. This special pre-Broadway run will span for just three weeks, so get your tickets fast. Feb. 5-22, 106 Boylston St.

SHOP This season, throw it back to the iconic streetwear style of the ’90s with the limited-edition Legacy Jacket ($795) collection for men from Canada Goose and Boston behemoth Concepts. The lightweight, slim-fit coat features a reversible detail that can be worn in one of three distinct colorblock looks—the Heritage Palette, Bold Palette and the 1996 Palette—or with the monochromatic padded quilting. It also includes a two-way adjustable down-filled hood, double-stacked side-entry pockets and two interior pockets. 800 Boylston St.; 350 Boylston St.


PLAY When February rolls around, a few things come to mind: Valentine’s Day, the need for warm weather and the Boston Ballet Ball. According to Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, “this year’s Boston Ballet Ball is literally titled ‘Off the Charts.’ There will be live, up-close performances and great twists to deliver fun and surprises.” Jill Roberts is chair; guests can expect a rock ’n’ roll meets black-tie vibe with cocktails, dinner and an afterparty. This annual ball will, as Nissinen put it, “continue the tradition of being the best party in town.” Feb. 1, 6pm, 130 Columbus Ave.


TASTE Caviar, the aphrodisiac that’s synonymous with romance and indulgence, is readily available this Valentine’s Day thanks to Island Creek Oysters’ caviar flight featuring North Carolina osetra, California white sturgeon and Oklahoma paddlefish. “This caviar flight is special because it features three kinds of domestic caviar in a 30-gram tin, which is perfect for a couple or a small girl gang to experience the different flavor profiles,” says Director of Chef Direct Sales Dana Hale.


Photography by: Little Fang; and courtesy of Canada Goose; Boston Ballet; Island Creek Oysters