Food

Savelli: A Romantic Retreat In The Heart Of Boerum Hill!

If you love a classic Southern Italian restaurant with a bit of modern flair and presentation—along with a romantic dimly lit interior—then Savelli will become your go-to place. Everything is ultra fresh and vegetables, meats and cheeses are created with products from local farms, sometimes on the same day. Savelli is truly a standout among the many unique storefront restaurants…read more
Travel

A Perfect NYC Staycation: Relaxing To The Max At The Dominick Hotel!

I have gone to events at the Dominick Hotel in Soho before including one of the Luau Nights at their memorable and well-reviewed El Ta’Koy restaurant. This resto is worth checking out for a lot of reasons and not just because it has great Hawaiian fusion fare which includes incredible short rib tacos and a Cuban sandwich that includes both…read more
Food

The Brooklyn Deli Times Square: Classic New York City Deli Food Served With Smiles!

I think that I have discovered New York’s best corned beef—had it yesterday at the Brooklyn Deli Times Square (1501 Broadway) as part of a classic Reuben on a potato roll. The pastrami’s not too shabby either but the corned beef is in a league of its own. Interestingly enough, there is a pizza bar behind glass as well as…read more
Food

A NYC Legend Grows! Checking Out The Opening Of The Latest Dim Sum Palace!

I was lucky enough to get invited to the grand opening of the seventh location of the renowned Dim Sum Palace and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There was plenty of fanfare including fabulous lion dancing that started in front of this cozy but large eastern Chinatown location and moving through the crowd…read more
Food

Osteria Accademia: And Now For Something Completely Different!

I was thrilled to be invited to experience the newly opened Osteria Accademia on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Osteria Accademia is a classy and sophisticated small Italian restaurant with Mediterranean overtones that is perfect for intimate dinners with loved ones and friends. It’s library-like vibe is really something different in terms of atmosphere and you can see that the guests…read more
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