by Tara Morgan
This New Year, before you’ve binged on Andre and singed your party dress with a fire-spewing sparkler, The Modern Hotel and Bar would like to give you a leg up on keeping those New Year's resolutions. On Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29, from 5-10 p.m., the boutique hotel and bar is opening up its courtyard-facing rooms to local businesses, artisans and nonprofits to create a resolution-themed marketplace.
“Basically, we’re trying to give people a jump-start on their New Years resolutions,” said The Modern’s Jay Saenz. “So it’s a lot of pop-up shops, and every pop-up shop is themed around some of the top 10 things that people decide to do for the New Year. So we’ll have, for example, My Fit Foods is going to be here. And we’re going to have a personal trainer paired with them.”
Other local businesses include Bricolage and Hyde Park Books, along with nonprofits like Think Boise First and Usful Glassworks.
“Hyde Park Books will be here with The Cabin, and Hyde Park Books is bringing all the classics that people often say, ‘I’m going to read Moby Dick this year,’” explained Saenz.
The Modern will be repairing its roof on Dec. 28-29, so the hotel will be empty, but the bar and the restaurant will remain open.
“We are planning some special warm drinks so that you can come into our bar, order something nice and warm, and then walk around a shop,” said Saenz.
Stay tuned for more info on Modern Resolutions.