Valentine’s Day! It can be a challenge. You love your sweetie madly; but how to show it on a day so loaded with romantic expectation? A bundle of flowers can’t express just how much you appreciate it when she organizes your stuffed animal collection. A box of chocolates won’t thank her enough for all the times she fed your turtle for you. Before you get Valentine’s Day fatigue and go down in a fiery crash, consider a new, stress-free strategy:
Rent a room at a great price at the Modern Hotel. Then join the talented and creative people from Story Story Night to document your love. They’ll spirit you away to their audio love laboratory and record your story. So testify — that’s right, testify! What made you cross the room to meet her? How did you know he was the one? Stand up and tell your tale of love?
This is a story you can call your own and share with pets, children and in-laws, if you wish. It can be passed down through your family, a testament to your hot romance. You can share it with the world or tuck it away in the catch-all drawer of life.
After your testimony, you and your flame can have your photo taken in our Valentine’s Day photobooth—we promise no hearts or stuffed bears, just an image to remember for a lifetime. Your parting gift is a photo and an MP3 of your own love story, starring you and your cupcake. Then retire to your room for frolic, snacks or sleep — your choice. What joy!
Stories recorded by: http://www.storystorynight.org/
Price of the room includes photobooth picture and audio recording.
The Modern would like to thank all the Modern Resolutionists who participated in the Modern Resolutions event in December. The fire dancers, personal trainers, Radio Boise, and the Record Exchange all made this an evening to remember And I must say, Edward’s Greenhouse knocked our socks off with their bed of flowers.
The Boise Sesqui-Shop, a shop put together to help celebrate Boise’s 150th birthday, made a fun presentation, too. If you haven’t had the chance, I suggest that you scurry down to have a peek at their shop on 10th and Main Street. http://www.facebook.com/BoiseArtsandHistory/app_100265896690345
1st Floor Courtyard:
116 – Record Exchange / Duck Club / Radio Boise / Treefort Music Festival
117 – Hyde Park Books / The Cabin
118 – Tarot Cards by Kathy Ackaret
2nd Floor CourtYard:
233 – Bricolage / Social Good Network /
234 – Graeber and Company / Think Boise First
235 – Boise 150 / Sustainable Futures
236 – In Retrospect
237 – Victoria Greener Photography
239 – Peaceful Belly Farms
240 – Active & Fit / My Fit Foods / Catch your Balance
241 – Story Story Night
242 – Renu MediSpa / Jayden Deluca Foundation
Live music from HillFolk Noir
Story Story Night
The Deep Dance Experience
Renew, Renovate, Resolve
Modern Resolutions – December 28 and 29
On the nights of December 28 and 29, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Boise vendors and nonprofits will come together at the Modern, dedicated to creating change – and we’re not talking about nickels and dimes. Instead, organizations like Boise 150, Sustainable Futures, Bricolage, The Record Exchange, Hyde Park Books, and the Cabin Literary Center will be setting up pop-up shops in our rooms. This is your chance to grab a drink and peruse these mini-boutiques, some of which could inspire you to be a better person: more fit, more literary, or maybe – with the help of personal trainer, Renu Medispa and Graeber & Company Salon – much hotter.
And yes, you can do this all while balancing a beautiful cocktail created by master mixologists and bow tie-wearing bearded gentlefolk here at the Modern Hotel Bar. Giddy up!
Modern Resolutions is our way of creating fun, even when we can’t check in guests. (Our rooms will be closed for renovations from December 27-30. We’ll reroof, build valances, paint walls, and install new carpet.)
At the Modern, we’re pretty good at coming up with cocktails. Naming them…not so much. So we are holding a contest. Most cocktail naming contests begin with the cocktail, ours begins with the name. We’re up for a challenge. You give us the name; we’ll craft cocktails inspired by our favorites.
Winners will receive a $15.00 gift card and have their drinks added to the The Modern Hotel & Bar’s menu. This contest will be open until we announce the winners on our website www.themodernhotel.com/blog and our social media sites.
1. There is no limit to the number of names a participant can submit. We’ll choose as
many names as we like using completely subjective criteria.
2. Names that are impolite or political in nature will not be considered. Literal titles such
as “The Whiskey _________” or punny names are unlikely to be chosen, but you may
3. Contestants must be 21 years of age. By submitting your entry, you authorize The
Modern Hotel & Bar to use your drink name in all print & online publications.
Are you a locavore? The Modern is! It is our goal to use local producers whenever possible. Local producers help us create a seasonally inspired menu, which is fresh and just plain tasty. Today Sweet Valley Organics delivered a beautiful batch of mushrooms, so I thought I would share them with you. The Modern will use these yummy fresh mushrooms in items like our delicious Tartins and Crispy Polenta.
We all want to eat better, smarter and eating local produce from producers who grow it is a great way to make eating good food even more pleasurable.
Check out Sweet Valley Organics at the Capital City Public Market which is open every Saturday, April 21—December 22, . Or come down to the Modern Hotel and have them cooked just right.
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