Friday, 30 January 2015

Fabulous Friday - Dufflelicious

Our hottie's attention to detail rivals the design of @PDXCarpet! The Bavarian Hunter Green Duffle Coat is sublime with it's genuine Corinthian Leather tabs and highly polished wooden pegs, and the pairing with a deep French Blue Chambray Shirt (and dark khaki pants and all weather boots) is a magnificent design choice. We also very much like his Oliver Peoples eyewear!

Speaking of design choices, we understand our favorite carpet of all time, the much-beloved carpet at the Portland, Oregon airport, is being replaced. We think its geometric patterns reflecting the airport runway layout have an uncanny resemblance to the transit map for Boston's T network. And since the carpet is up for placement in new homes we think it would make for a lovely floor covering for our subway cars!
Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Library Management
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fleeting Glances

We're hoping we get a pic of @BostonYeti2015 on the T! But sightings of the Yeti, who is drawn by the aroma of French Toast, are elusive. And just as sightings of the Boston Yeti are elusive, so was this stunningly attractive gentleman we barely managed to capture as he was being whisked away into the snowstorm. Now that's a man with whom we'd like to be snowbound!

And if you want to try to get the Boston Yeti to visit your neighborhood check out our French Toast recipe here:

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Hotel Convention Sales Manager
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


It's the day after the blizzard. The T is back in operation. And our handsome gentleman are displaying their fashionable outerwear! The Bean Boots are perfect for the 2 1/2 feet of snow on the ground, and the trim lines of the Columbia winter jacket with hideable hood are quite flattering on our gentleman. From his lift ticket we can tell he was skiing Wachusett just 3 days ago. And now he's braving the flats of Cambridge. He's a perfect post-snowpocalypse treat!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Editorial Assistant
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Double Tuesday - The Movie

Boston is under a lockdown on transportation during the blizzard we're experiencing. No subway service, and no auto travel on roads is permitted. So we're stuck at home enjoying the historic and crippling storm on foot! Meanwhile we thought we'd bring you a video of a hottie duo (above)!

And as you can see, the easiest way to get around is via skis! We also say a bicyclist riding down the middle of the road... and then saw him blown into a snowdrift on the side of the street!

We hope you are all safe and sound wherever you may be. And please, don't drive vehicles during the storm. People are skiing!

Monday, 26 January 2015

The Good Do Bee

Our hottie exudes elegance, grace, and preparedness. The perfect combination for the approaching blizzard! You can just tell that our hottie not only has concern for himself, but thinks constantly of others, and always lends a helping hand.

He's a "Good Do Bee".

And this is a perfect opportunity for all of us to be Good Do Bees and think of whom we can provide a helping hand tomorrow. It could be the senior citizen woman who lives down the street who could use a carton of milk. Or the elderly couple who need some help clearing their way out of the front door. Or it could be the man who lives alone with just his dog who might enjoy a friendly phone call. Perhaps a person with disabilities might appreciate an extra effort on your part to help them in, what for all of us, is a very difficult situation to get around.

So we invite you all to be "Good Do Bees" tomorrow and provide some people in need a helping hand.

Our HOTT Crew are Good Do Bees, and we even have the diploma!
Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Handsome Good Do Bee
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Snow Balls

We'll all be making huge snowballs with the upcoming blizzard and forecast of 2 and more feet of snow (for our fans in the Commonwealth Realms that converts to 62 centimetres and more). Whatever comes our way we're certain our hottie above will look as smartly outfitted and au courant as he does here. The genuine leather satchel and carefully coordinated jacket, scarf and sweater make our gentleman radiate a warmth that all of us will soon be coveting.

And our HOTT Crew has been busy today battening down the hatches at our HOTT Crew's friend Dodie's ocean front estate on Eastern Point on Cape Ann. Traffic was a nightmare getting down Main Street in Gloucester. We weren't sure what had completely blocked the street to traffic, but it turned out it was just the new Acting Mayor.

Don't forget to get your bread, milk, and eggs now!

Location: Red Line at South Station
Imagined Profession: Administrative Manager for Law Firm
Photographer: FT

French Toast Alert - SEVERE!

For Monday January 26 through Wednesday January 28, 2015
This is the BIG ONE! Head to the store NOW for bread, milk, and eggs (and the other ingredients below)!

French Toast a la Provence

It's our HOTT Crew's favorite French Toast recipe! We're expecting a lot of snow, and a Blizzard Watch is in effect, so it's time to go to the grocery store now! Things you'll need are:

12" cast iron skillet . The French DO NOT use teflon skillets!
5 large egs
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon granulated cane suger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups lightly packed sourdough bread cubed into 3/4 inch pieces.
5 slices thickly cut bacon, sliced into 1/2 pieces
3 large Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375F

Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Then add bread cubes and stir thoroughly until mixed.

Peel, core and then slice apples into 10 sections each.

Cook bacon on medium heat, stirring occasionally until browned. Scoop out bacon and put in a bowl by itself. Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from skillet. Add butter (skillet still on medium heat) and then stir in light brown sugar and maple syrup.

Add sliced apples evenly on skillet and let caramelize for 10 mins.

Sprinkle half of the bacon on top of apples. Pour on bread mixture evenly across apples. Sprinkle remaining bacon on top.

Place skillet in oven for 30 mins. Remove, flip onto serving dish immediately and then let sit for 5 minutes to firm up.

Slice and serve warm with maple syrup or save for later and reheat in microwave.

Serves 6 to 8 people!