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It’s Adoro Lei For Valentine’s Day 2017–And Beyond! You’ll ADORE It!

Pardon the play on words, but I just went to Adoro Lei right before Valentine's Day and sampled their $35 Three Course Valentine's Prix Fixe Dinner--and ADORED it! Most of these items were created by the chef just for Valentine's Day but you can get the Burrati, Pizza (which they call "Lover's Pie" for Valentine's Day) and Skirt Steak on…read more
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Dylan Lauren Lives The Sweet Life!

Dylan Lauren recently invited celeb, society and press pals to a party at the Union Square location of her legendary Dylan's Candy Bar to celebrate her getting on the cover of The Resident magazine. She is featured on the cover of the March issue along with her rescue dog Jersey and that comes as no surprise as she is a longtime supporter…read more
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Coffeemania Is Much More Than World-Class Coffee And Tea Drinks–It’s Cutting Edge Russian/Modern American Fusion!

What a pleasant surprise I had when attending a press dinner at Coffeemania at 40th Street and Sixth Avenue last week. It is gorgeous and spacious (it used to be the site of a Staples store) and has a nice taste of Russian applied to many of the dishes as the owner is from Moscow and has 30 successful Coffeemania…read more
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Taittinger’s (Very) Early Winter Holiday Press Party Rocked

Taittinger Champagne is a classic that most people cannot picture the winter holidays without. I was lucky enough to attend a recent (early August) press event called The Art Of Celebrating The Holidays in a gorgeous townhouse in Gramercy Park that including being able to taste all their popular products including the runaway hit Prestige Rose with its lively flavor…read more
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Desi Galli: Taking Over The East Village With A Punjabi Punch

I recently visited Desi Galli at Avenue B and Tenth Street--this is a second location as they have already caused a big commotion at their Curry Hill spot. They have many classic Indian dishes but they bring the best of the Punjabi/gastropub movement that is so popular in London right to the East Village. (Some people also compare their cuisine…read more
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Nuts For Nambe: Blending Modernism With Classicism For A Real Wow Factor!

I was recently introduced to Name Jewelry via a blogger's event to announce that Macy's will be the one department store exclusively carrying this stunning handmade line by veteran jewelry designer Carolyn Pollack. Many Macy's bigwigs were there to meet and greet with bloggers and Carolyn herself on a step and repeat and everyone at the event got to peruse…read more
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The Gilroy: A Speakeasy That Anyone Can Get Into!

I recently visited The Gilroy at the northwest corner of 81st and Second Avenue which has a great classic 1920's speakeasy feel--but I guarantee that you do not have to give in a secret password like was shown in several Three Stooges episodes and countless gangster flicks, LOL! Besides great eats--they have artisanal hard liquor and the mixed drink menu changes…read more
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TESSA: An Upper West Side Mediterranean Spot That Will Have You Saying “MMMM”!

I recently went to TESSA for the first time and was immediately blown away by it's wide open space (no "close seating" here) and the gorgeous criss cross iron lattice work on the ceiling. It gives a loft space feel but somehow TESSA still feels warm and like a "neighborhood place." When you sit down, you are offered an immense wine list but…read more
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Jill Zarin’s Lux Lunch: Best Hamptons Party Of Summer 2016

Jill Zarin's 4th Annual Lux Lunch had "a little something for everyone," as they say. There was a huge BBQ going on by the Zarin's gorgeous Southampton "endless" pool,  inside the kitchen was a "create your own chocolates" stand, in the living room was an assortment of highly creative jewelry and clothing designers (including Chic Boutique and Lyla Renai) and…read more
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SUPER SATURDAY–As Much Fun For Family As For “Super Shopper” Moms & Dads

I love OCFRA's Super Saturday which is one of the most popular and longest running annual events for Ovarian Cancer Research--but did you know it has as many activities for kids as for adults (if not more). There is face painting, Camp Divalycious which features any kind of craft a kid could want to make and even an amusement area complete…read more
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THE BEST OF THE BEST–NEW YORK’S BEST PARTIES, SOCIAL EVENTS & EATERY EXCLUSIVES

It's No Secret--I'm In Love With "The Generous Pour" At Capital Grilles Nationwide! I recently got to preview The Generous Pour's wonderful seven great wines (all rated above 90 by The Wine Review) which will be available from 7/10/17 to 9/3/17 at Capital Grilles across the country. I visited the West 51st Street branch and not only tested the seven…read more
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Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse: A New York Legend Lives On In A New Location

Some people believe that there's nothing quite like a good steak and a potato--Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse, which started out in the 1920's as a speakeasy at 45th and 8th believes that as well, but takes this basic grub up a few notches to their culinary peaks! Sure, they have every cut of steak imaginable and in HUGE portions that two…read more