Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide For Your Artistic Friends: Great Gifts From Cameras To Watercolor Paints!

Finding the perfect gift for your artistic friends can be challenging. After all, artists need different sets of tools to match their interests. Author Alfredo Vernazzani explains that many artists contend with the world differently and this manifests in their chosen medium. Soon that note, it wouldn’t hurt to know a thing or two about the art forms that your…read more
Lifestyle

Beauty & Fashion Holiday Gift Guide: Unforgettable Looks, Scents, Skincare and Makeup!

Everyone knows a beauty and fashion maniac—and you probably are one yourself! Here is a list of sure fire great fashion and beauty gifts for all budgets and all tastes! Fill your holiday season with great scents and healthy skin from head to toe! The 2022 L’Occitane Classic Holiday Advent Calendar features 24 beloved formulas for daily surprises, and is…read more
Food

Pavé: The Homemade Bread Themed Cafe That Rises Above The Rest

Pavé at 20 West 46th Street in midtown--partially brought to you from the folks at the fabulous and funky Hawaiian eatery Noreetah in the East Village--is causing a sensation by serving high end quick breakfast and lunch options at super reasonable prices (sandwiches are generous in size and run $7 to $12, for instance). They just opened on 9/21 but…read more
Food

Eclairs That Care: Lady M Confections Is Donating 100 Per Cent Of Proceeds Of Their New Pink Eclairs To Support A Very Good Cause!

How "sweet" is this?! Lady M Confections, creator of the world-famous Mille Crêpes, recently announced they will be donating 100% of proceeds from their Pink Éclairs sales throughout the month of October to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Research. Lady M’s Pink Éclairs ($6 each) are a classic choux pastry filled with strawberry custard cream and topped…read more
Food

The Tin Building Opening Party: Jean-Georges’ Dream Marketplace Becomes Reality!

The opening party for the Tin Building was a truly unique experience! It started out with a ribbon cutting, a drum corps and dancing troupe dressed up in chef's garb, confetti, 1920s cars and some circus performers. Inside this giant foodie marketplace created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten are counters of fare from raw seafood to burgers to Mexican food to "old…read more
Beauty

CEW’s Beauty Bazaar: Interactive Beauty At It’s Finest (And Most Fun)!

CEW always holds great events that entice beauty fans, executives and media alike. The Beauty Bazaar that I attended recently included booths from CVS, Spa Chicks and Johnson & Johnson--as well as a phenomenal gift bag that was chock full to the brim with the latest items from brands like YSL, Olay, Rimmel, Coola, Too Faced, L'Occitane and more. My…read more
Food

Taste Of The Upper West Side: Better Than Ever In Its 14th Year!

It goes without saying that Taste Of Upper West Side is the best way to sample all the great cuisine ‘n cocktails that this classic Manhattan neighborhood has to offer! There is unlimited food from 60 plus eateries not to mention an open bar–and you’ll definitely be able to get your hands on exclusive signature cocktails and try wines from…read more
New York Events

The Fragrance Foundation Media Connections Brunch: Bringing Together The Best Of The Industry To Celebrate Diversity And Opportunity!

The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) recently hosted an intimate gathering of about 40 industry leaders, including brand owners, designers, media, influencers and style makers to celebrate New York Fashion Week and learn the latest on #FragranceForwardTFF sweeping industry-wide initiative dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the fragrance industry, at every level. Kathleen Hou, Francisco Costa, Linda G. Levy, Musa…read more
Food

Side Door: A Cool And Casual Midtown East Gastropub Experience!

I have to say that I have not had much Gastropub experience but I have had enough to know that Side Door--conveniently located at 151 East 57th between Third and Lexington--has an insane variety of cuisines that puts them light years ahead in this grub genre. German specialities like weinerschnitzel, Polish/Ukrainian legends like pierogies, American BBQ classics like rib stickin'…read more
New York Events

The Landmark Hospitality 20th Anniversary Party: Fun, Food And Fireworks On The Hudson!

Over the past 20 years, Landmark Hospitality has built a huge and diversified portfolio of restaurants, venues and boutique hotels in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. (Hudson House in Jersey City hosted a party for Nancy Shevell's family freight business and hubby Paul McCartney actually performed!) To celebrate the "Big 20" milestone, owners Frank and Jeanne Cretella (pictured above…read more
Food

Il Gradino: Stellar Southern Italian Fare On The Upper East Side!

Il Gradino, a new 66-seat Southern Italian eatery started by Diego Argudo the beloved former captain at the legendary Scalintella, is filled to the brim starting every night about 6:30 and that is for a few different reasons. The first reason is that the food is prepared to order, meaning that the staff gladly takes your preferences into consideration and…read more
Food

The Yale Immersive Dining Experience: Great Food, Wine And A Little Pasta Making Session!

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Yale Immersive Dining Experience presented by the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable and La Molisana pasta held at Yale's main and very gorgeous dining hall, Schwarzman Center. Press and food service business professionals gathered together for 90 minutes of making fresh pasta with some of La Molisana and Schwarzman Center chefs. I found…read more
Food

A Fun-Filled Visit to Masseria Dei Vini and Masseria Caffè That You Should Try Out For Yourself!

Wow, if you are an appreciator of fine authentic Southern Italian fare from around both Puglia and Naples, Masseria Dei Vini on Ninth Avenue between 57th and 58th Street might just be your dream restaurant--but don't go in without checking out Masseria Caffè immediately north or it first! They have the finest selection of homemade bombolini, cannoli, eclairs, ricotta cheesecake…read more
New York Events

Bella Magazine’s 10th Annual Summer Cover Party: Food, Fashion And Fun At The Southampton Social Club!

I was lucky enough to score an invite to the Bella Magazine 10th Annual Summer Cover Party at the Southampton Social Club. In case you are not familiar with it, Bella Magazine is a premiere women's luxury lifestyle magazine at the moment and it has great features on everything from health to entertainment but their fashion pages are particularly cutting…read more
New York Events

Hamptons Interactive Brunch: The Perfect Summer Saturday Afternoon Event For A Worthy Cause!

It goes without saying that I live the annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch--I had gone pre-COVID and was excited when I got invited back this year. The event was co-hosted by former Real Housewives Of Dallas LeeAnne Locken and Owner/Publisher of East End Taste Magazine, Vanessa Gordon. The party planners were the highly creative Brian Kelly and Sean Koski of Ticket2Events.…read more
Food

Cathédrale: Fine French/Mediterranean Fare In One Of The City’s Most Glamorous Settings!

The minute you walk into Cathédrale in the Moxy Hotel on East 11th Street (directly across from Webster Hall), your eyes will be wide open and the stunning scents emanating from the open kitchen will have you salivating. Think about having the finest fare from Italy, France and Spain in a huge dining room with the highest of ceilings and…read more
Food, Lifestyle, New York Events

What Will The Most Fun Place To Be This Weekend? Try Holistic Origen Vodka Presents: The 3rd Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch!

Need something to do this weekend that is a little different and fun? Buy yourself a ticket to Holistic Origen Vodka Presents: The 3rd Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch co-hosted by LeeAnne Locken this Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at noon. Bring a big appetite and sense of adventure to truly appreciate all that will be going on around you--and do not…read more