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Lavatera: Brooklyn’s Best “Fast ‘N Fresh” Bistro!

I recently visited Lavatera Mediterranean Bistro at 88 Livingston Street in Brooklyn Heights and was floored by all the fast and fresh offerings. The prices are low, too—you can get a giant salad with many toppings of your choice for only around $10 and all sides are $4!  The principal behind Lavatera is simple—you walk to the front where about…read more
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Skura Style: Turning Sponges Into An Art Form!

As a longtime journalist, I have never written about sponges and there is a first time for everything. The owners of the highly innovative sponge subscription service called Skura Style recently through a press bash in the magnificent Upper East Side townhouse of MSNBC TV personality Donny Deutsch—which resembles a giant four floor art gallery. Deutsch’s walls are covered with…read more
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Chefs & Champagne 2017: The Hamptons’ Ultimate Foodie Event Only Gets Better

I was lucky enough to attend the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation's Annual Chefs & Champagne event at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on July 29th. Legendary James Beard Foundation Award–winning chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson was toasted by more than 1,000 guests, who grazed from table to table of 35 NYC area chefs' greatest creations--many which were…read more
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Jill Zarin’s Luxury Ladies Lunch 2017: Still One Of The Hamptons’ Stellar Events

Why do I enjoy going to Jill Zarin's Luxury LadiesLunch every year? Besides the proceeds going to thyroid cancer research (a subject that has really hit home for Jill and her longtime husband, fabric king Bobby Zarin, who Skyped in from his hospital bed to great guests), the event gives guests the opportunity to network with experts in beauty, fashion…read more
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BFLORAL: New York’s Most Original Florist Teaches A Few Tricks To Bloggers!

I was lucky enough to attend BFloral's Summer Media Event on Saks Fifth Avenue's 2nd Floor--which is now set up with all sorts of mini boutiques arranged in a circle! I have not had much experience attending floral events although it has been a trend at press events to let guests create their own bouquets. The folks at BFloral along…read more
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The Family That Crafts Together, Stays Together! A Look At The New Crafting Paints By Martha Stewart For Michael’s!

I recently went to the press launch party for the expanded new line of craft paints by Martha Stewart for Michael's and was amazed at all the different types. What was I most impressed with (besides the house exterior made of bottles of paint for Martha Stewart herself to pose in front of)? All I could do with the paints,…read more
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I Went Back To The Capital Grille to Check Out Their Summer Wine Event–And It’s A Must For Wine Fanatics

I am more of a "foodie" than a wine enthusiast but I was lucky enough to attend a press tasting of the many fabulous wines being offered during The Generous Pour Event this summer at all 55 Capital Grille locations nationwide. Our event was guided by their master sommelier George Miliotes who picks the vino for all 55 locations. While my colleagues…read more
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I Loved Gruppo Italiano And Consorzio Di Tutela Dei Vini Del Sannio’s Wine Tasting!

If you are a lover of Old New York's glamour, The Leopard is the place for you--the art deco murals of women on the walls were created by Howard Chandler Christy, one of the many famous artists who resided in the hotel that houses the eatery at 1 West 67th. I was lucky enough to go there recently for Gruppo Italiano/Consorzio Di…read more
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The W Style Lab: Style On The Go!

I love the fact that the new W Style Lab at the W Hotel on the busy corner of 47th and Broadway (7th Floor) has something for everyone from totally delightful emerging designers/brands! You can buy practical items like sunscreen and sunglasses, but you can also buy quirky metallic sneakers, cool charm bracelets celebrating famous icons of NYC and other…read more
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The Launch Of Egg-Q! The World’s Easiest And Most Concise Fertility Test!

I was able to enjoy a mani at the chic Caravan Style Studio in the Gregory Hotel while I discussed the new EggQ test with its founder and spokesperson Silvia Mestre. It is actually her husband, Dr. Hernandez Ray--a Miami-based OB-GYN at the highly-rated Conception Florida in Miami--who developed the test. The test is simple. You pay $249 for the test online,…read more
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I Picked Up “Wings Fever” At Buffalo Wild Wings In Times Square (BUT FELL IN LOVE WITH THE STREET TACOS, TOO)

I am a huge buffalo wings fan, so when I had the chance to check out the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Times Square on West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, I jumped on it. It is not only a wings haven, but a sports fan haven as well. It must have the largest amount of big screens…read more