A friend and I went to the Beauport Hotel last night for their “Deck the Halls” event. We had a really nice time and it was just what I needed to help get further into the holiday mood. The Beauport, which is exquisitely decorated with what I have previously called Pottery Barn Meets America’s Cup, looks even more beautiful dressed in its holiday best. Kudos to designer, Dana Markos, who was transformed the hotel’s grand main floor into a winter wonderland. Kudos to the hotel staff for their holiday cheer and gracious smiles as guests mingled, nibbled, and sipped.
Fleece blankets, just in case. Made us feel:
All I can say is don’t miss it next year! Several new establishments joined this fantastic annual fundraiser for the Cape Ann YMCA held at Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA. All photographs from November 10, 2016.
PIGEON COVE TAVERN @ Emerson Inn by the Sea
Delicious food and drink and fundraiser for the YMCA! More photos coming of all the amazing restaurants and businesses. Come on down to Cruiseport (clam chowder from them)! Oh mY, the Cevice from Passports Restaurant! The bruschetta from Tonno!…
Here’s Beauport 1606
Less than ten tickets for sale as of this morning. Cape Ann Chamber was in high spirits! Gotta love the high tech ping pong ball prep 🙂
It’s a busy October at Cape Ann Chamber: Cape Ann Plein Air next week; Annual Chamber Online Auction (Oct 3 – Oct 14); Business Womens Fall Luncheon October 13 at Beauport Hotel with keynote speaker Adrienne Haslett-Davis; Business After Hours October 20 at Rockport Inn and Suites; and 34th Annual Essex Clamfest October 22 (rain date Oct 23)
How exciting that Holland America and Trails and Sails are coming to Gloucester and Cape Ann this weekend! There are many special offers and events to help welcome visitors. This will be the second of three big cruise ships coming into port this month to Cruiseport Gloucester. It won’t leave Gloucester harbor till 11PM. Last time I expected sight seeing, museum visits and shopping as reasons passengers disembarked. They did that. If you go by the clicker counter, 844 (give or take another hundred), plus 650 who pre-booked excursions, came ashore.
I was surprised by how many passengers from a seemingly all inclusive cruise opted to take a whale watch trip and dine out. They did that, too. I’ll report back fun facts, but today I wanted to post about the special offers and events.
Working TOGETHER to welcome everyone is a beautiful thing. Thanks to the organizers (with a big shout out to Jeanne Hennessey, Joe Ciolino, Kathie Gilson, Peter Webber, Lorre Anderson, Bob Ryan and Elizabeth Carey):
photo caption: Bob Ryan/CATA, Jeanne Hennessey, Paul Talbot at Cruiseport planning out logistics for Saturday September 24, 2016
CATA created a special map for continuous downtown trolley loops (“frequency is key”) and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. The special pass covers their bus routes. What an incredible deal! They are extending operations until 10PM. A new addition: Beauport Ambulance Services will be offering a shuttle bus for an Essex/Manchester/Cruiseport route. Kathie Gilson prepared and made hundreds of copies of a lobster roll list (a big common request), special events, and the Gimme Sound music schedule. Kudos to the volunteers, organizations and businesses for their hard work and creativity.
And now for Gloucester downtown Special events and offers. You can click logos to follow links.
This lovely group of ladies, friends for over fifty years, meet once a year, found Beauport as their new meeting place. They come from as far away as Washington.
North Shore Magazine October issue. The Greening of Gloucester illustration is by Julie McLaughlin.
“Greening of Gloucester: This seacoast town is recognized as one of the leading clean energy communities in the state. ” By Sarah Shemkus
“Enlightened Italian- Chef Anthony Caturano has a boat moored in Gloucester Harbor named Tonno-– Italian for tuna. So it’s not surprise that when the talented Boston chef opted to open a second seafood restaurant focused on coastal Italian cuisine, Gloucester was on his mind.” Tonno Restaurant review by Jeanne O’Brien Coffey
“Gilded Age: The new Beauport Hotel recalls the glamour of old-school seaside resorts.” by Jeanne O’Brien Coffey
“Celebrating Preservation: One woman honors the Trustees of Reservations’ 125th anniversary through her personal story of the organization” by Victoria Abbott Riccardi. Her father was its executive director from 1966-84. Ravenswood Park was the 77th property, added in 1993. The Trustees second acquisition, Mount Ann Park Gloucester, happened in 1897. Magnolia Shore was acquired in 1936 but deeded back to Gloucester in 1959. Two stories to look into there.
This couple from New Hampshire, were celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary. Their reception was at Crusieport, a year ago, and now they are starting a tradition on staying in Gloucester at the Beauport Hotel.
“Traditions are Started in Gloucester”
She was a photographer. I ran into Manny at this way point between Beauport Hotel and the Cape Ann Chamber. Some time after, I crossed back that same way to return to Cape Pond Ice. He was still with them–so amiable and welcoming! I meant to post a compliment to him that very same day. A wonderful post by James Eves with a dynamite portrait of Manny shined through my GMG email and I thought that was pretty cool kismet.