While 26,386 Boston Marathoners braved blisters, cramps and dehydration during their self-imposed 26.2-mile trek to Copley Square yesterday, hundreds of Hub boldfacers partied ’til the last soul crossed the finish line.
And wasn’t that nice of them?
The new entry into race route parties this year was the swish Mandarin Oriental hotel on Boylston Street where GM Susanne Hatje hosted Red Sox [team stats] big guns John Henry and Tom Werner, who popped in after the team took its fourth game from the Orioles 12-1; Bryan Koop of Boston Properties; Mass Sports Partnership chief Paul Foster; Union Oyster House honcho Joe Milano and Mandarin man Richard Baker who flew in from the Left Coast for the foot-race festivities.
Over at PR princess Marlo Fogelman’s shop in the 600 block of Boylston, she broke out the Narragansett beer, shrimp cocktail and lobster sliders from Eastern Standard and whoopie pies from Baker’s Best at her third-floor digs.
On hand for the Marlo madness were real estate guy Mark Goldweitz and his wife, Joyce; Boston Music Awards ace Chip Rives; high-flying Cape Air gal Michelle Haynes; city events cheese Tony Nunziante; Nokona Brand mainman Josh Fink; XV Beacon GM Amy Finsilver; actor/bon vivant Richard DeAgazio and many, many more.
At Abe & Louie’s, “TV Diner” host Billy Costa and rival “Phantom Gourmet” foodie Dan Andelman toasted the runners with Boston Common publisher Glen Kelley and car czar Herb Chambers at a bash thrown by Mercedes Benz .
Then, across the street, there was a smattering of names and faces who gathered on the windy rooftop at the Lenox Hotel for what was billed by the Saunders Family as “the Longest Running Party.”
Spotted amongst the crowd schmoozing Jeff, Tedd and Todd Saunders were: New England Patriots [team stats] linebacker Tedy Bruschi [stats]; Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Sam Yoon; state Sen. Sonia Change Diaz; hair honchess Adriana Sassoon; State Room sweeties Jim and Alina Apteker; Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen; attorney Tom Dwyer; Newsie Janet Wu; and a few Maggie Inc. models.
Cheers to all!