Haute Secrets Boston: Linda Holliday, Director of the Bill Belichick Foundation

Director of The Bill Belichick Foundation and mother of twin daughters (Ashley and Katie), Linda Holliday is also the longtime girlfriend of New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick.

Linda and Coach BelichickPhoto Credit: Russ Mezikofsky

Holliday heads up the foundation that raises money to provide financial support and mentorship for families and organizations in need. According to its website, “its mission is to bring the values of the Belichick family – a love of sports, coaching and team building – to the athletic leaders of tomorrow.”

Linda and BBF 2016 Boston Marathon Team runner Rich DeCapua taking a selfiePhoto Credit: Russ Mezikofsky

The former runner-up in the Mrs. Arkansas Pageant can often be seen around Boston with Coach Belichick at haute parties, charity events and, of course, Patriots games.

Linda Holliday at the Bill Belichick Foundation Annual Hall of Fame HuddlePhoto Credit: Russ Mezikofsky

We caught up recently with Holliday to find out what she loves most about Boston.

Where were you born: Knoxville TN

How long in Boston:  10 Years

Neighborhood: South Shore

Occupation: Director of The Bill Belichick Foundation

Favorite Restaurant: In the South Shore~The Square Café & The Quarry OR In Boston~Sorellina

Best Sushi: Crudo in the North End

 Best Italian: Stega North End

Best dessert: Italian … Mike’s Pastry

Best place for a romantic date: L’Espalier

Best Sunday brunch: During football season ~ Gillette Stadium

Best place for a power business meeting: Four Seasons

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Boston Harbor Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Too many to name just one! Locally in the South Shore, it would be ChelBella.

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: In Boston, Deprisco’s!  (See Donna!) In the South Shore, absolutely Hingham Jewelers (See Stacey!)

Best Spa: Mandarin Oriental

Favorite Charity Event: The Bill Belichick Foundation Huddle Event every Fall ~of course!  And my other passion ~the BCRF Hot Pink Event every Spring!

Favorite Cultural Event: Patriots Football

Favorite Cultural Institution:  The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Best Steakhouse: Strip by Strega

Best Pizza: Area Four

Best Lunch: Stephanie’s on Newbury especially in the Spring OR Mother Juice.  In the South Shore for juice and vegan lunch is The Daily Press Juice Bar

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  My girls, Katie & Ashley love Equinox in Boston.

Best Massage:  ZenDen in Hingham Amazing Pilates & Yoga too!

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Emerald Square Limousine

Best Museum/Exhibit: The Whaling Museum in Nantucket!

Describe Boston in three words: Historical, Passionate (Sports) & Intelligent (Smaht!)

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The lighthouses on Nantucket.

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Anywhere near the water!

Best Aspect of Boston: Loyalty! I absolutely love how Bostonians enthusiastically support their sports teams and the many charities and philanthropic venues in the area.  Thank you for all that YOU do Boston!