Beauty, Fashion

The Best Part Of New York Fashion Week: Getting Glammed At Caravan Stylist Studio!

Forget the NYFW shows—they have became pretty unpredictable and I am so tired of getting “standing room” all the time! I do not think that Fashion Week will ever become what it once was when all the shows were under one roof at Bryant Park or Lincoln Center. These days you have to wear hiking boots instead of high heels…read more
Food

Baby Brasa: This West Village Stellar Peruvian Eatery Will Be Your New “Go-To” Place!

Baby Brasa at 173 Seventh Avenue South is a stunning example of classic Peruvian cooking with some Modern American and Asian flourishes thrown in here and there. While you can get some of the finest organic Peruvian rotisserie chicken in town, you can also get gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and vegan cuisine. The accommodating kitchen staff are able to alter their…read more
Food

Oscar Wilde: A Wild And Delicious Ride Into The Past

The over-the-top Victorian look of Oscar Wilde on 27th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is a marvel to behold. There are marble fireplaces, the longest bar in New York (at an incredible 118 feet), elaborate Victorian ceiling lamps, randomly placed oddball vintage furniture and portraits of the man himself, Oscar Wilde. I swear that I even stumbled upon a…read more
Beauty

Going For The Gold At SkinSpoke: Experiencing A 24 Karat Gold Ultra Therapy Facial!

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to try the 24 Karat Gold Ultra Therapy Facial by one of New York City’s most trusted estheticians, Carol Chan. At SkinSpoke, her new West Village spa, Carol is responsible for the luminous skin you see on actresses like Christine Evangelista and models like Hannah Donker, both who adore the 24K…read more
Lifestyle

YO1 Luxury Nature Cure: A Tranquil Retreat In The Catskills That Will Become Your Second Home

The first Nature Cure destination of its kind in America, YO1 Luxury Nature Cure is a brand new luxury wellness retreat created to awaken the body’s ability to self-heal (it opened in Monticello, NY on the former site of Kutcher's Resort on June 21). Surrounded by 1,310 acres of natural beauty, including two lakes and lush green forests in the…read more
Food, Travel

Booking.com’s Taste Of Travel Townhouse Event: Innovative Tastes With Marcus Samuelsson!

I headed over to the posh yet classic stooped 1891 townhouse at 118 West 76th Street yesterday for booking.com’s Taste Of Travel event. Set up outside was the Taste Of Travel food truck, which lucky passersby were able to sample food from gratis (plus they got to press the flesh with legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson, the host of the event…read more
Lifestyle

Jill Zarin’s Sixth Annual Luxury Luncheon: Fun In The Hamptons Sun With Reality Stars And Unique Luxury Brands!

I always have a lot of fun at Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon--yesterday’s event was my fourth time meeting and mingling with housewives and other Bravo reality stars, chowing down on some great burgers and steak, and interacting with the fabulous brands who set up shop. This year Luann De Lesseps was not able to make the luncheon (you might have…read more
Beauty

Jane Iredale’s Triple Luxe Long Lasting Lipstick: 15 Perfect Colors That Feel As Good As They Look!

It’s always a pleasure to catch up with beauty guru Jane Iredale—who has been on top of her game for 20 years—and find out what’s new. She believes that natural is best and that makeup should feel as good as it looks. To celebrate the launch of the 15-color Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick, Jane and her pr…read more
Fashion, Lifestyle

Lividini & Company’s Holiday 2018 Preview: Viewing Vera Bradley, MCM, Sperry and more!

I always love to see what the Lividini & Company staff has up their sleeves during their previews. During the year they do seasonal previews for all their clients but in mid-July, influencers get to see all the clients in one place displaying their holiday goods. There was something for everyone from the most conservative to the most cutting edge.…read more
Lifestyle

The First Annual Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch At Topping Rose House: Sipping ‘N Sampling In The Sun!

I was thrilled to be able to attend the First Annual Interactive Influencers Brunch at the Topping Rose House this past Saturday, July 21st. There were a great mix of bloggers, cable TV personalities, YouTubers, luxury and natural lifestyle brand owners and fun people who simply like to party in the Hamptons. The first step to any great Hamptons party…read more
Food

Opry City Stage: Country Cookin’ (And Pickin’) Comes To The Big Apple

For a long time, visitors to Times Square have wondered how this legendarily busy area could be without some great old-fashion country eats—after all, you can get every other type of cuisine around there from Italian to Peruvian to Lebanese especially if you walk west anywhere in the 40s. Well, never fear because Opry Stage is here and it is…read more
Fashion, Travel

The Fun Shops On The Carnival Horizon: Shopping Experiences Taken To New Heights On The High Seas!

I recently got to climb on board the Horizon, the newest ship from Carnival, at Manhattan’s Pier 88 at Twelfth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets. My visit was courtesy of Starboard Cruises who wanted to show off their wonderful two floors of “Fun Shops"--this is the largest aggregation of stores on any cruise ship and it is truly like…read more
Food

Chefs & Champagne 2018: Time To Return To The Hamptons’ Best Foodie Gathering!

Chefs & Champagne is a stellar event--and not just because it's in the Hamptons where the standards for fete fare is high or because its an official event f the James Beard Foundation. This event held starting at 6 PM on the last Saturday of every July at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY, features dozens of the tristate's best…read more
Food

Fancy Food Show 2018 Highlights: Visiting Old Favorites And Checking Out New Innovative Brands

I have attended the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center for 20 years now and it never disappoints. It's the ultimate place to check out the latest food trends but also a place where you know you can visit old favorites--and always get to taste something good. It's for three days and you will find yourself incredible full…read more
Lifestyle

Neiman Marcus Holiday 2018 Catalog Preview: So Many Oohs ‘N Aahs, So Little Time!

A highlight of any holiday season is knowing when the Neiman Marcus catalog is coming--well, these days they still print the catalog but most shoppers are perusing NM's holiday goods online. I do not have to tell you that the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog is famous for its extravagant items but the truth is, there are dozens if not hundreds…read more
Food

Lillie’s Victorian: A Step Back In Time, A Step Forward In Fun!

Lillie's Victorian celebrates the sense of fun that is namesake, the legendary Lillie Langtry, brought out in her fans. I visited the Union Square area location at 13 East 17th Street just this week and was delighted with the sweet and sentimental vibe created by the exposed brick walls, the high tin-covered ceilings, dramatic carved dark wood extra-long bar, red…read more
Food

The Chinese Club: Blending Chinese & Indian Cuisines And Creating Mouth Watering Results!

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the brand spankin' new Chinese-Indian eatery The Chinese Club--located at 102 Lexington Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets in the famous foodie neighborhood of Curry Hill--and was blown away. I have never had this unique combination of cuisines before. The first thing that awaits you at your table in this warm…read more