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

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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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