Friday, 5 February 2016

Fabulous Friday - Country Trad

Our hottie magnificently displays a version of Trad style that's very American and very suitable for those messy, icy, sloshy winter days. And look how his eyes resemble those of Colin Firth! Let's explore his style further...
Blue jeans with a cuff suitably high enough to stay out of the frigid water yet still cover the tops of his boots. A simple, always in style wool sweater in a delightful maroon/brown/charcoal color (our poor GB is colorblind and doesn't really know the true color of the sweater). A white buttoned-down Oxford shirt, beige baseball cap and a paperback book (Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller) make our hottie's look complete. And what a handsome fellow he is! We rather think he's a recent graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, more interested in community engagement than high finance, and is definitely well-read. He's our Fabulous Friday Hottie!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Executive Director for Youth Outreach Non-profit
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 4 February 2016

French Toast Alert - Elevated!

The French Toast Alert is now at ELEVATED, meaning we interrupt our regular programming to bring you three things:  1). Our Snow Bunny (above),

2). Our HOTT Crew friend Lola Matisse's still-life painting titled "Approaching Storm" (and now hanging in the lobby of the Eastern Point Yacht Club on Cape Ann) showing what you need to buy,

and 3). Our HOTT Crew's favorite French Toast recipe!  Ingredients needed 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!


Our handsome man in waterproof aqua jacket and finely trimmed beard and moustache made our trip on the bus an extraordinary experience. 

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew has this sudden urge to go horseback riding with this hottie below. Giddy-up!
Location: #72 Bus at Waterhouse St
Imagined Profession: Technology Consultant/Columnist
Photographer: Nippy

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

What a Racy Idea!

Lady Edith Crawley: Why don't you come to my place this evening for drinks?
Bertie Pelham: What a racy idea!

Just as Lady Edith inspires Bertie with her racy plans, our hottie above inspires us with his race ready attire. He's a gentleman prepared for any situation. Just like our Bertie (who at the drop of a hat can manage a 20,000 acre agricultural estate, put together a women's fashion magazine and adores his gay cousin).
All this has us thinking back on the infamous Banquet of Blood Sunday evening. We love the shocked and horrified look on Lady Mary (far left) as she sees her mother, the Countess of Grantham (far right) splattered in blood.
Here's a closeup of the blood spattered Countess. Similar to how our HOTT Crew friend Lola looked after Nippy spewed red wine all over her!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Athletic Director
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Double Tuesday - The Boarding School

Max, darling. Haven't you ever heard of a delightful little thing called Boarding School?
- The Evil Baroness in The Sound of Music

Our two delightful men gave us the impression they were the product of elite New England boarding schools. Stylish. Preppy. Clothing that is worn regularly, not just once or twice. It's more than a style. It's a lifestyle. And look at their shoes. Functional yet making a statement.

But let's leave our 2 hotties and The Sound of Music to get back to more pressing matters. Sunday's episode of Downton Abbey, aka the Banquet of Blood!

In that blood curdling episode we learned tantalizing, yet ever so subtle details about an unseen character named Lord Hexham of Brancaster. He's the cousin of Bertie Pelham, and is described as more art than sport, if you know what I mean, who likes to paint the young men of Tangiers.

Which means he plays for our team!

But Tangiers is in Morocco. How could our HOTT Crew ever explore this exotic land and culture where wealthy aristocratic British men of arts and letters (and easels) reside?

On a bike trip, of course!

We love our annual bike trips with Duvine Adventures and they just happen to have a bike tour of Morocco! It's precisely what we wanted... an exotic cycling adventure with a Downton Abbey connection. Come join us!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Professions: Left, Intern at Boston Consulting Group; Right, Intern at McKinsey
Photographer: GB

Monday, 1 February 2016

Blood Red

Such brilliant primary colors on today's hottie! Stunning blood red jacket with equally brilliant barber pole patterned socks and perfectly polished shoes. And quite the chiseled jawline!

Speaking of red, how about last night's episode of Downton Abbey! Our HOTT Crew hosts a weekly Downton party every Sunday evening and we were not prepared! We won't spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet, but there was a very climatic scene towards the end and our dear Nippy, who is easily shocked and surprised, wound up spewing red wine all over the living room! And our HOTT Crew friend Lola took the brunt of it with Chateauneuf du Pape dripping from her hair and earrings and coating her clothes. Definitely an episode our HOTT Crew will long remember!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Editor for Children's Books
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 31 January 2016

How It All Began

Our 5th most popular hottie of all time was featured on January 9, 2015 (Fabulous Friday - The eReader). A handsome and delightful fellow.

And on this, our 4th Anniversary of taking pics of handsome men many of you are asking, "How did it all begin?". Here's how!

Way back in 2011 HOTT Crew members GB and FT would be commuting to and from work on separate T lines and would pass the time by texting each other pics of handsome men who were on their trains. After acquiring quite a collection of pics of handsome men on the T they discussed how fun it would be to post all of the pics on a blog. And that idea just sat there.

Then GB and FT heard about TubeCrush, a website featuring handsome men riding London's Undergound. GB and FT knew they could do that, too! But again, the idea just sat there.

Eventually GB and FT learned that TubeCrush was going to set up a website for New York and they were determined that the time to create a blog featuring handsome men on Boston's MBTA was right now. And they became the first and foremost such website for Boston!

Soon after starting the blog FTH joined our group, and then Nippy and Undercover RM. We've had blast recounting all of our adventures, especially as we get to use pics of hot men as the backdrop. And we look forward to many more years to come!