Home / Tag Archives: SOWA

Tag Archives: SOWA

South End Roman Trattoria To Open Patio Bar Expansion

Cinquecento Outdoor Patio Bar made of recycled ship container.

Boston restaurant, Cinquecento, expanded its South End location by adding an outdoor patio bar. The patio bar is a 12-seat full-service outdoor bar, made completely of recycled shipping container. Sponsored by The Aquitaine Group, they created and built the patio in 32 days! Pretty Amazing! Seth Woods, a representative of The Aquitaine Group, said: “It’s our job as restaurateurs to create reasons for people to choose our restaurants. Everything from the food we put on the plate, to the spaces we create all have an emotional response and are all part of the dining experience. With every space we create ...

Read More »

Abstract artist Ellen Rolli

ellen-rolli-home

Ellen Rolli and her husband had just returned from a two-week vacation in Italy, where they split their time between the cities of Florence and Venice. It wasn't intended as a work trip for Rolli, who is a painter, but when she returned to her South End studio, it just happened – images of Italy appeared on her canvases.

Read More »

Fashion Icon Rose Cherubini Celebrates 100 years in Style!

cherubin-home

On Aug. 1, SoWa’s Samsøn gallery celebrated fashion designer Rose Cherubini’s 100th birthday in style. With the artist in attendance, guests were able to view dozens of handmade dresses that were once sold in Cherubini’s stores in downtown Boston. Born in Boston in 1913, Cherubini opened her first shop at the age of 33 in Quincy, where she had grown up with her parents, both Italian immigrants from the Abruzzese town of Fossacesia. Noting that most of her clients were driving in from Boston, the artist moved her shop to Newbury Street in 1951, staying there until 1967. After running ...

Read More »

Pugliese Ceramicist Enza Fasano

fasano-home

Once a month, the business and artistic spaces of SoWa come alive in the evening when they open their doors to the public for First Fridays. And for Giardini di Sole, an importer of handmade Italian ceramics and tables, the First Friday of February proved to be extra special, as it marked the opening of a new installation of works by Enza Fasano. A respected figure in the world of Italian ceramics, Fasano lives and works in the pottery-rich town of Grottaglie, Puglia, where she grew up watching and learning from her father, Nicola, a master ceramicist. She was just ...

Read More »

One of World’s Finest Olive Oils Comes to Boston

quattrociocchi-home

Americo Quattrociocchi has refined the art of olive oil production and is now looking to sell his excellent product in the United States.

Read More »

Giardini di Sole Event With Micaela Alfonsi: Photos

giardini-home

On Dec. 3, 2011, Giardini di Sole in the SoWa district held a private event with Micaela Alfonsi, fourth generation jeweler.

Read More »

Over 160 Years of History and Jewelry: Micaela Alfonsi Comes to Boston

germano-gioielli

Micaela Alfonsi comes from a long line of artisan jewelers, and is finally ready to take her art overseas.

Read More »