When I first arrived, I stopped by the lounge in the main lobby, which is really quite pretty, for a pineapple mojito - a nice taste of summer! After finding some other bloggers, I headed upstairs with them to the tasting room. There, we were greeted by three heaping platters of brownies: one from Flour Bakery, one from Rosie's Bakery, and one from South End Buttery.
The brownies from Flour were light and not overwhelmingly sweet. I really liked them, and it was nice that they didn't feel very filling.
|Brownies from Flour Bakery|
Rosie's brownies were richer, denser, and sweeter than Flour's, which could be good or bad depending on what style of brownie that you like :)
|Brownies from Rosie's Bakery|
I hate to say it, but I really didn't like these brownies. They tasted dry and brick-like to me. I know they got at least one vote, though; one blogger liked them because she enjoys cakey brownies.
|Brownies from South End Buttery|
It was a tough decision between Flour and Rosie's, but I ended up voting for Rosie's because they were a bit more decadent, which seems to be a better fit for a pampering day at the spa!
Not only did we get brownies, but we also got massages! Bliss masseuses gave arm/hand massages using a variety of Bliss body butter flavors. I chose the blood orange. I'd never had a professional massage before - it was nice!
And, in addition to brownies and massages, we all left with goodie bags of Bliss samples. Yay!
Aquapocalypse 2010, and it was refreshing!
I'm not really a spa person; I generally find the prices are a bit too high to justify going. Bliss seems like a nice place, though, so I might check it out once it opens.
And, of course, it was very nice to see some fellow food bloggers: Richard (The Passionate Foodie), Pam (Cave Cibum), Chels and Sues (We Are Not Martha), Will (The Boston Foodie), and a whole lot more!