On Tuesday night, I did something extra rare: I went out, wore non-workout clothes and stayed up late. It was such a lovely time! Google Express treated me and fellow Boston mothers to dinner at Serafina, giving us all a chance to enjoy ourselves while learning about their newly launched service that provides same-day or next-day delivery from local stores and retailers.
From cocktails to valet parking, dinner to a beautifully curated gift basket and vase of flowers, Google Express really treated us. They even had a professional photographer on hand, so I stashed my camera in my clutch (hallelujah for leaving the diaper bag at home) and just enjoyed myself. All the gorgeous photos in this post were taken by the talented Briana Moore (thank you!). Side note: I’m feeling motivated to step up my photography game. Big time motivated.
The whole event was beautifully designed, but you’ll probably not be surprised that I gravitated first to the flowers. In addition to an incredible living wall featuring spring roses and orchids, our dining table was lined with centerpieces that reminded me a lot of my bridal bouquet.
I hadn’t been to Serafina before, but I know we will be heading back soon. It’s just a block from South Station (and a five minute drive from our place) and the food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. We dined in a private space on the lower level, which I have a feeling would be perfect for a shower or rehearsal dinner.
Dinner itself was delicious (and looked as good as it tasted). I was happily surprised to see the entire menu was vegetarian, and noticed Serafina was great about accommodating special diets and allergies.
By the time dessert arrived, I could only manage a few bites, but that creme brulee was divine.
- First course: Caprese | Imported Italian fior di latte mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil
- Main course: Ravioli al tartufo nero | Homemade black truffle ravioli, touch of butter
- Dessert: Creme brulee | With a touch of limoncello
Even better than the food was the company. During the cocktail hour, I had a chance to catch up with my pals Tina and Alex and loved meeting and chatting with Liz, SanTara and Kim over dinner. The event was hosted by Amber of Barefoot Blonde, who shared her experience with Google Express and chose a few of her favorite Google Express items for our adorable parting gift (each basket was personalized with our last names — the event was full of beautiful details like this).
We also received a gift code to try Google Express for ourselves. I’m having a hard time deciding where to start (there are quite a few retailers in the Boston area to choose from), but I’ve yet to pick up a copy of Go Set a Watchman, so that might be a good start. I’m sure we’re also running low on diapers… and one can never have too many shades of Essie polish. Right? Right.
I’ll be sure to let you know what I ended up ordering and what the experience was like, and I’ll also have a gift code to share with you! In the meantime, I’m off to finally start reading my camera manual…. Thanks for the lovely evening, Google Express!
Also On Tap for Today:
- Taking Grace and her stuffed sloth to a Teddy Bear Picnic (I like her style)
- Love this post from Kristi: Why I meditate every single day
- Next nap time paint project: handlettering on terracotta pots
If you could have anything delivered to you door today, what would it be?