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
Entertainment, Lifestyle, MISCELLANEOUS

THE SOFITEL’S TONY AWARDS SUITE: When You’re Tonys Obsessed, There’s Only One Place To Stay!

The Sofitel is centrally located at 45 West 44th and has long been the place to stay for Tony nominees and their guests--but it also is a favorite of Tony Awards attendees and those who just like the hustle and bustle of being close to the Theater District. Now the Sofitel has created the ultimate Tony Awards oasis called--you guessed…read more
Lifestyle

Kick Back With A Glass Of Rose And Some “Summer Bites” At The Pierre’s Rose Terrace!

I was lucky enough to check out The Pierre Hotel's Rose Terrace last night--it is an offshoot of the legendary luxury hotel's wonderful French-American fusion eaterie Perrine helmed by remarkable Pierre executive chef Ashfer Biju and it only exists from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Don't laugh but it isn't a terrace at all! Basically, you walk about fifty feet…read more
Lifestyle

Panasonic’s Summer Tasting: Deliciousness Made Easy!

I was lucky enough to take part in Panasonic's recent Summer Tasting for New York based online influencers last week at The Kitchen Table at 132 Mulberry Street in Little Italy. The legendary company's research and development executive chef Hadar Cohen Aviram cooked several dishes for influencers that were fast and easy but long on flavor. Naturally, everything was cooked…read more
Lifestyle

Delmonico’s 150th Anniversary Ladies Luncheon: Celebrating Women’s History And Great American Cuisine!

April 20th, 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the first time women were allowed to dine independently--and yes, the original ladies' luncheon really happened at Delmonico's, America's oldest restaurant! Back in 1868, journalist Jane Cunningham Croly got a bunch of colleagues from her new all-female social group Sorosis and headed down to Delmonico's to protest being banned from a luncheon…read more
Lifestyle

Bowl & Blade: Bringing Healthy—And Hearty—Vibes To Brooklyn!

Bowl & Blade is the brainchild of Adin Langille, a multitalented chef who has worked for the likes of the Michelin starred Indian resto Junoon in the Flat Iron District--as well as created and executed numerous projects for luxury restauranteurs Alain Ducasse, Charlie Palmer and David Burke. For his first restaurant (as a co-owner with Junoon's Rajesh Bhardwaj and Stephen…read more
Beauty

The Fragrance Foundation Finalists Luncheon: Sniffing Out The Best In The Business!

I was so happy to be able to attend my first-ever Fragrance Foundation Finalists Luncheon (at the lovely 583 Park Avenue event space) as I am a complete fragrance maniac. On my way there, I wondered how Gucci Bloom, my official fragrance fave of 2018, would fare--and sure enough, it was nominated in several categories. Beyond the obvious purpose of…read more
Beauty

Philosophy’s “Spring Clean” Launch Event: Who Knew That “Cleaning” Could Be So Fun?

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of several great new products by Philosophy on the 67th floor of the Empire State Building last week. Leave it to Philosophy to come up with the clever idea of a "spring cleaning" concept behind the party. There were vignettes to display each product along with their predecessors in the line--and there…read more
Lifestyle

Open Market: The World’s Coolest Block Party Is An Endless Array Of Artisanal Treats, Hot Sounds & Chic Bargains!

This year's Open Market "block party" at the Meatpacking District's legendary Highline Stages featured gourmand treats and grog from 27 locals bars and restos, DJ sets by Coco & Breezy, a silent auction, raffles and the most beautiful crowd this side of New York Fashion Week. I was as impressed with the bargains from the fashionable local stores as I was…read more
Lifestyle

The Newport Academy’s Influencer Luncheon: The Meal As Medicine

I was fortunate enough to attend The Newport Academy's recent The Meal As Medicine influencer luncheon at Habitas, a charming 1897 firehouse that has been converted into a loft-like, multi-level event space; the garden space had once been used to let the horses used to pull the old fire trucks roam around in. The Newport Academy is a rehab facility…read more