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Charlotte Birkner is a native Bostonian. She relocated to Washington, DC after college, only to come back to her favorite city a few years later to pursue her MBA in marketing. As a marketer Charlotte especially likes to write about anything “new” whether it’s an art exhibit, charity event or her latest fashion and beauty finds and has written for both personal and professional blogs. She works at a market research firm in Boston that focuses on digital marketing and online consumer behavior. In her free time Charlotte likes to discover new places and events in the Boston area, support the arts, sail at Community Boating in Boston (when it’s warm out), and travel to new places (local and not so local).

Recap: Restoration Hardware Opening in Boston To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs Of Boston

RH Boston Invite (Photo Credit:  Rafanneli Events)

RH Boston Invite (Photo Credit: Rafanneli Events)

On Wednesday March 6th Restoration Hardware (RH as it is now branded) hosted an opening party for its newest location in Boston’s Back Bay at the Historic Museum of Natural History, which most recently housed Louis Boston.

(Photo Credit: bosguy.com)

(Photo Credit: bosguy.com)

The event, which benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, was hosted by Gary Friedman, Creator/Curator of RH Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Joseph Abboud, among others. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston helps young people, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people though direct encounters with works of art.

Guests mingled and admired RH’s latest collection of home furnishings, sipped Bellini’s by Ciprani NYC, drank artisanal Boston beer, and enjoyed gourmet bites by Boston’s own James Beard award winning Chef Ken Oringer, who was also on hand to say hello to the crowds. This blogger also spotted actor Jeremy Renner who is in town to begin filming a new movie.

(Photo Credit: Laurie Swope for the Boston Globe

(Photo Credit: Laurie Swope for the Boston Globe)

The completely renovated space contains a 19th century counterweight elevator, a 24 foot illuminated Eiffel Tower replica, an outdoor sculpture garden, and will also feature a bar and restaurant on the third floor, serving drinks and small bites.

RH Boston opens to the public on March 7th.


Restoration Hardware
234 Berkeley Street
Boston MA 02116
Ph. 857-239-7202


Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:  12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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