Food

La Goulue: 46 Years Of Clever & Classic French Cuisine On The Upper East Side

KLa Goulue has been called a "neighborhood gem" numerous times on Yelp and that is an understatement in my eyes. They serve up classic French cuisine with care and flair--and there are a few American classics like locally sourced fish thrown in for good measure. Overall, they have the most solid "Gaelic grub" on the Upper East Side. Portions are…read more
Food

Osteria 57: An Intimate Fish & Vegetarian Spot That You Will Make One Of Your “Go To” Spots!

I was lucky enough to go to a press dinner at Osteria 57 and sample their wonderful Italian vegetarian and pescatarian fare. The location is dreamy--you cannot beat a rustic main floor West Village eatery with dim lighting in an old brownstone for ambiance! Owner Emanuele Nigro was raised in Milan and brings over some of the same ingredients he…read more
Beauty

Obagi’s Skinclusion Campaign: Celebrating Diversity And Beautiful Skin

I was thrilled to be able to attend the recent Obagi Skinclusion event at Lightbox Studios in the Garment District. A lunch time panel was held to discuss the acceptance of diversity in the beauty business as well as society as a whole and guests were urged to take surveys online to discover their own biases before before attending. Questions…read more
Lifestyle

The Arlo Soho Rooftop Bar: Ushering In Summer With Secret Garden Greenhouses

There’s always something to do in New York City, no matter the weather. This is especially true for the spring and summer months, when people are itching to get out of their thick winter jackets and finally bask in some warmth outdoors. Public parks still remain the default getaway for many New Yorkers — there are so many to choose…read more
Food

If You Love To Graze & Sip To Your Heart’s Content, Head To Taste Of The Upper West Side On May 17th & 18th!

I say it every year: Taste Of The Upper West Side is the best way to sample all the great cuisine 'n cocktails that this classic Manhattan neighborhood has to offer! There is unlimited food from about three dozen eateries of all price points and ethnicities not to mention free flowing alcohol--and you'll definitely be able to get your hands…read more
Beauty

Alma Lasers Debuts The BeautiFill Fat Transfer System With A Beautiful Breakfast At The Modern

I had a lot of fun learning about Alma Laser, Inc.'s new procedure called BeautiFill that gives age-reducing results almost immediately. This is the first laser-based fat transfer system for complete aesthetic contouring. Patients getting this procedure have fat removed from a part of the body (usually the stomach) very gently through a small canula and it is much more…read more
Lifestyle

Mother’s Day Top Gift Picks!

Mother's Day often means panicking about gifts last minute but we've got a few great choices ranging from budget-minded to super extravagant! It's a good idea to ask mom what she wants first (just my opinion) so that you are not too off base--but then again, if you want to buy Mom something so luxurious that she would never think…read more
Food

I Went On Watson Adventures’ Munch Around The Village Scavenger Hunt (I Didn’t Win But I Had The Time Of My Life)!

I have always had a fascination with the West Village (which is still New York's coolest neighborhood in my opinion), trying out new restaurants and scavenger hunts, so when I had the opportunity to do all three at one time, I jumped on the opportunity. Watson Adventures has many different themes for their scavenger hunts which are about 2 1/2…read more
Food

Buenos Aires: Authenticity, Argentinian Meats & Friendly Service Come Together For East Village’s Best Brunch Deal!

I do not have a lot of opportunities to eat truly authentic Argentinian cuisine so I was thrilled to get an invitation to check out the new $35 brunch special at Buenos Aires, a highly recommended establishment at 513 East 6th Street in the East Village. Every step along the way I was blown away--no wonder it has 4 1/2…read more
Beauty

The Latest On Lasers: A Cutera Press Event With Dr. Neil Sadick

Last Friday's Cutera-sponsored press breakfast for three dozen beauty and health journalists at Park Avenue dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick's office was an interesting one. Dr. Sadick did a Q&A on the latest Cutera laser treatments Pico Genesis and TruSculpt ID moderated by his journalist daughter Sydney Sadick.Cutera's Pico Genesis is considered the current state of the art laser system for…read more
Beauty

All About Altreno: The Launch Of The New Game Changing Acne Treatment At The Harvard Club

Contrary to what you might think, not that many prescription acne products are introduced each year so the recent launch of Altreno Lotion from Ortho Dermatologics was a very big deal--especially since it is aimed at women. (Four times as many women suffer from acne then men!) This elegant, silky feeling tretinoin lotion spreads smoothly and can be worked into…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