Thousands of fashionistas flock to StyleFixx Premier Shopping Events to meet up-and-coming independent fashion designers and browse the latest styles. This year’s displays include the 2012 lines of Hivernage NYC, Bling Boutique, and Cimber Designs. In between shopping sprees, attendees may relax with complimentary beauty treatments such as hair services by Dellaria Salons, makeovers by Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup, and body wraps by good-natured mummies. Once pampered, refreshed guests mingle while sipping free cocktails and munching on samples from Finale Desserts and Haru Sushi, and each partygoer receives a StyleFixx Swag Bag loaded with product samples.
In 1995, Jeff Popkin was tired of hearing about parties only after they happened. Being a fan of parties, he did not appreciate this, and he imagined other people shared his sentiment. He started Boston Event Guide, a website that aggregates upcoming bashes in one place including some of the top social, nightlife, fashion, restaurant, and arts events in Boston such as the Resolution Ball New Year's Eve Party. In addition to posting events such as fashion shows at the Liberty Hotel, party cruises, and beer-and-chocolate tours, he and his staff send out a weekly newsletter that highlights top events that are ideal for company outings, birthdays, or group parties.
There are only two rules for the Salem Willows Seafood Festival: don't count your calories, and don't eat before you come. That's because there will be plenty to eat at the fest, featuring regional favorites including fresh lobster, chowder, and fried clams. Adults can refine their palate for craft beer and wine at the beverage court. Also, radio personality Pat Whitley, from The Pat Whitley Restaurant Show, will host cooking demonstrations from area chefs.
In addition to food and drink, the three-day festival will give attendees the chance to hear music from regional bands, shop wares from local artisans, and witness a lobster-roll-eating contest. Little ones will want to play at Kiddie Land, where they can play games and have their face painted. One of the high points of the festival will be Saturday night's fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
At the Old Town Hall in Salem, the players of the History Alive! acting troupe don the garb of Puritan citizens and slip into the roles of the Salem witch trials' accused and accusers during its signature performance, Cry Innocent. The play depicts the trial of the doomed Bridget Bishop, her supposed victims, and the other villagers, with professional actors staying in character even when communicating with the audience. Through its interactive productions, the company hopes to provide viewers with new insights on not only the 1690's, but the present day. The company's past and future productions include a comedic murder mystery centered around Cpt. Joseph White.
"The Jonathan Corwin House" and "The Witch House" are two monikers for the same house, where wealthy Puritan Jonathan Corwin lived with his family in 1692?the year of the Salem Witch Trials. Corwin, in fact, was a magistrate and judge of the trials, during which both women and men were often accused for the crime of practicing witchcraft, and many times executed. Today, visitors can tour the Corwins' historic home, which is the last structure with direct ties to the 1692 trials, learning about how the architecture, furniture, and artifacts tie in with the nation's history.