Chels's Birthday at Bouchee and MiniBar

Chels’s Birthday at Bouchee and MiniBar

Saturday was Chels’s 26th birthday! Instead of staying in and having a We are not Martha-esque meal, we decided to go out and have a We are not Martha-esque dinner and night on the town. We went to dinner at Bouchee, which is one of our favorite spots for lunch and dinner as we’ve talked about it before.

I had the Jumbo Pistou Shrimp in Pesto Linguine this time and it was quite delicious.


Chels got one of the specials: Panko Crusted Salmon with grilled peaches from the Farmer’s Market…Which I totally kicked myself for not getting too when I saw hers.

Salmon from Bouchee

Obviously we took a group photo outside Bouchee:


And Sara picked up some cupcakes from Sweet for us to dine on while en route to our next location.

cupcakes from Sweet

And we went on our way to MiniBar, a very cute little spot in the Copley Square Hotel. MiniBar has a super cool atmosphere and is the perfect spot for grabbing a martini or two. They had a fabulous Tuscan Pear Martini, as well as a Lychee Martini. In looking at their menu, I just saw they have something called a Ginger Smash, which I can’t believe I passed by on Saturday night.


(Chels and her sister, Des)



some of the girls

The bar is literally a bit mini though, and our party was getting quite big (what can we say, Chels has a lot of friends!). We needed somewhere else to go, but didn’t feel like walking very far. So, we simply traveled downstairs to Saint. Now, Saint is not somewhere we’d generally choose to go to as it’s more club-like than we typically like, but it was actually a great spot for a birthday celebration and a large group of friends.

we are not martha


andover girls

chels and melis

brett and karen

friends since the beginning :)

(the four of us have all been friends since elementary school!)

we are not martha business card

(And this somehow ended up in the bathroom mirror. Oops?)

It was an awesome night with all of our favorite people and it made me kind of wish Chels had birthdays more often. So, happy birthday to my lovely co-blogger and friend!!


10 Responses to "Chels’s Birthday at Bouchee and MiniBar"

  1. Nicole says:

    It was a great time.. saint was soo much fun.. Hope you had a great birthday xoxo

  2. Tina says:

    Chels, I love your dress!!! Happy birthday! 🙂

  3. ttfn300 says:

    Happy birthday!! looks like a great night 🙂 and adorable cards!

  4. Julie Q says:

    Aww it looks like you all had an awesome time! Martha girls, who is your stylist?!? 😉

  5. Happy brithday!! looks like you had an awesome night filled with great friends, food, and cupcakes! 🙂

  6. katelin says:

    okay this looks like a fabulous birthday celebration, i love it! and susie i freaking LOVE your dress, it is so cute!

  7. Wow! You’re all so beautiful! Looks like it was a blast.

  8. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday Chels – Looks like you all celebrated in style! Mini Bar and Saint look like great places to recommend to our from out of town wedding guests… thanks for the ideas!

  9. Sharon says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Chels…You all look so adorable! And Chels, your new guy is very handsome. I heard he was also a great person. Where are Katie and Libby’s men? I hope they didn’t leave them at home, alone. If they were there, please point them out to me.
    Best Wishes for another really wonderful year!!

  10. Chris says:

    Your birthday party was so much fun. Just keep Sues and me away from the mirrors next time. They were evil!

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