Laissez les bons temps
rouler! Bohemian hotspot the Beehive went all out for its sixth annual Mardi
Gras party last month, drawing an international crowd of masked merrymakers to
fete Fat Tuesday in true New Orleans
style. Chef Rebecca Newell turned out Cajun-inspired dishes, bartenders kept up
a steady stream of Bacardi Hurricanes, and the BT New Orleans 2nd Line Brass
Band had diners moving in their seats and - once the dinner plates were cleared
- on the dance floor.
Kamal Sen, professor
A man of many talents, this associate professor of biomedical
engineering also creates mixed-media art by combining photography and oil
from Calcutta, Kamal relates to the heat of New Orleans - both the
weather and the Cajun food! He loves spicy fare, whipping up the traditional
Indian dishes that he grew up with and experimenting with other cuisines, like
Mexican, another of his favorites.
He opted for
classic comfort with a blazer by Kenneth Cole and a
shirt and jeans from Express. His vest from Bobby from Boston's legendary vest rack added some
old-school charm, and he spiced up his hat from Irish Imports with a glittery
Mardi Gras mask, courtesy of the Beehive's costume department.
Destinee Ingrao, student at the BU School of Dental Medicine
Destinee went for a ’60s mod look with a cheery floral mini dress by T-Bags and purple knee-high galoshes from Target — a winter-weather staple and pretty cute to boot!
She topped it all off with oversized earrings from Old Navy, a favorite for inexpensive, on-trend pieces, and a manicure in a matching shade of gold.
Her studies seriously limit her free time, but when school’s out, she loves to hit the scene, often opting for eclectic spots with great jazz like the Beehive. For an old-fashioned Boston-style girls’ night out, she hits up Faneuil Hall or Clery’s, a go-to because of its proximity to her classes.
Alex Ford, financier
Alex is from London, but he used his vacation days to cross the pond and explore the States, travelling up and down the East Coast. Since he didn’t have time to make it to New Orleans, he opted for the next best thing: Mardi Gras at the Beehive!
Hey, it beats the British tradition of Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday, when people indulge in the high-calorie breakfast treat before cutting back on snacks for Lent.
We loved this Brit’s rugged style. He topped off his Timberland boots and Gap jeans with a vintage sweater he snagged at a thrift shop in London and a dapper wool pea coat from Uniqlo.
More party pics! At
thePhoenix.com/parties. See you out there!