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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
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The Iconoclast Dinner At The James Beard House: Cooking, Eating + Drinking for a Great Cause!

I was lucky enough to attend the VIP reception segment of the recent Iconoclast Dinner to benefit Spelman College and I got both an eyeful and a mouthful. The exclusive reception, dinner and afterparty might have cost a whopping $2K but every penny went to one of the most worthy causes on earth--giving advanced education to those who might not…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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A.G. Kitchen: I’m Giving It An “A” For Great Latin Flavors And Friendly Service

I recently went to A.G. Kitchen, a Latin American Fusion eatery I was unfamiliar with at 289 Columbus between 72nd and 73rd, and was more than pleasantly surprised. This one threw the baseball straight out of the park, so to speak! The prices were super-reasonable, quality was up to par with major four star Latin and other fusion eateries in town,…read more
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KFC Goes Back To Its Roots

I was lucky enough to score an invite to KFC's "back to their roots event" in midtown where I got to witness firsthand the new "Chicken Mastery Program" that each future restaurant employee must complete before going on the job. They brought along SNL legend Rachel Dratch along with certified KFC personnel and even a volunteer from the press corps in…read more
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I Keep My Word And Head Back To The Hard Rock Times Square For More Burgers…But Also Indulge In Nachos, Cowboy Steak and Apple Cobbler

Okay, as mentioned in my recent review of the latest and greatest Hard Rock burgers, there are more to try. But my eyes and stomach also went straight for their legendary giant plate of nachos which is enough for about six! The manager told me it was in their Top Five items and I could see why--they are gorgeous and…read more
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I Hopped To IHOP on National Pancake Day–And Was Completely Dazzled As I Drizzled On The Syrup!

I recently attended a bloggers' breakfast that included a presentation from affable IHOP President Darren Rebelez. I was impressed how knowledgable he was about the menu and went into the current IHOP choices. They are ever expanding thanks to a team of gourmet executive chefs as advisors. They not only have ridiculously great pancakes--with plenty of promotions that will get…read more
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Tea With NBC’s Bobbie Thomas: Everything I Wanted To Know About Infertility But Was Afraid To Ask!

  Whomever said that infertility and scones don't mix have not had tea over baby talk with the gorgeous Bobbie Thomas, the NBC Today Show personality/style maven who went on camera to discuss the problems she was having a baby at age 41 due to cysts and other problems. No one has ever discussed this on their regular TV gig before…read more
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Shakin’ It With Shaklee Life Products! (Yes, There Are High Nutrition Products That Taste Good!)

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to have a one-on-one meeting with the friendly and super-informative Dr. Bruce Daggy, an internist who is the Chief Science Offer at Shaklee. Shaklee was interestingly enough the first company to come with with a meal replacement/nutrition shake over 50 years ago--and over the years they have updated the formula for both taste and…read more
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Anisette: A Comfy Country French Bistro That Will Tease Your Taste Buds!

I love breezy  bistro style restaurants where you can sit inside at the wine bar or take an outside table and people watch. Anisette at the NW corner of 19th Street and Third Avenue is totally captivating. They have simple country French decor and a menu to match with very reasonable prices for luscious dishes that range from a world-class…read more
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Boppin’ ‘N Biting With Babeth’s Feast–The Ultimate Foodie’s Frozen Food Line

I recently got to attend a bloggers' dinner at the back of the wonderfully organized Babeth's Feast store on Third Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets. Most foodies turn their noses up at frozen foods but as the manager points out, it does not make a difference if you used all the highest qualities to begin with. Many customers have…read more
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The Friars Club Pays Tribute To Their Long-Time Abbott–Yeah, That Ol’ Blue-Eyed Guy–At The Pierre Hotel!

  The world-famous Friars Club celebrated Frank Sinatra¹s 100th birthday with a gala at the Pierre Hotel on January 11, 2016.  Friars Club President, legendary talk show host, Larry King, was be the Master of Ceremonies. Many of the show¹s performers worked directly with Sinatra over the course of his incredible career. Norm Crosby, Tony Danza, Robert Davi, Tom Dreesen, Shawn King, Deana Martin, Frank…read more
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Carolee Jewelry: Class, Luxury And Style At The Right Price!

It never ceases to amaze me how many great designs the legendary 42-year-old jewelry company Carolee comes up with each year. They always have 30 to 35 jewelry designers on hand and not only have their own line that you can see in the center of the costume jewelry departments of Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and other popular department stores, but…read more