MISCELLANEOUS

Zavo: Chic Yet Casual Mediterranean Fare On The Upper East Side

I walked by Zavo many times when visiting their neighbor Dylan's Candy Bar on the Upper East Side, peering in the large windows and being wowed at the magnificent interior with chic white leather chairs and super elegant ceiling lamps. I wondered if the food could be as good as the decor, which is truly awe inspiring and sophisticated--and sure…read more
Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Unique Choices, Best Buys & All Out Luxury!

I am big on picking out the quirky as well as the practical around the holidays! If someone wants alpaca socks, I will get them but probably add a little special something! Luxury food items are something few people can resist and always make for great holiday host gifts or for anyone who can't resist a treat! Health and beauty-oriented…read more
Food, Travel

Checking Out The Royally Good New Wine List And Fine Cuisine On Princess Cruise Lines

I have never been on a Princess Cruise Lines ship before today so I was really excited when I got added to the guest list for a special press preview introducing Princess Cruises' new wine offerings, curated by Ivy League educated Master Sommelier and Master Of Wine, Doug Frost--a leading expert on the intersection of wine and travel. This guy is…read more
Fashion

Saks Holiday ’18 Preview: Glitz And Glamour In A “Theater Of Dreams” Setting!

When I attended the recent Saks Fifth Avenue holiday preview, my eyes lit up like (you guessed it) holiday lights and I started to drool. The event was held at the Daytonian style Hudson Theater, the oldest theater on Broadway, in a quiet upstairs room usually used for private receptions and meet and greets. The official theme of the event…read more
Food

Madonia Brothers Bakery: 100 Years Of World Class Bread—And Other Heavenly Baked Goods!

I was honored to recently be able to visit the legendary Madonia Brothers Bakery on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and actually get taken into the back room by owner Peter Madonia to see where all the baking magic happens. I was thoroughly amazed not only by the interesting bread making and other large bakery equipment but the intense level…read more
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