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
Food

NYY Steakhouse: Great Steaks, Sophisticated Atmosphere & A Few Rock ‘N Roll Vibes!

I was excited to try NYY Steakhouse not only because I have heard great things about their Yankee Stadium location but because I was anxious to see the new Hard Rock Hotel in Midtown. The steakhouse, like the hotel, was created in a sophisticated style with high ceilings and modern fixtures but it is not intimidating. It is still in…read more
Food

Check Out Brooklyn Diner’s Classic New York Comfort Foods–And Their New Al Fresco Dining Space!

I love the Brooklyn Diner because it has made West 57th Street near Carnegie Hall a great place! I actually would rather be having an egg cream and burger inside Brooklyn Diner than to be inside Carnegie Hall attending a violin concerto but hey, some people do both in one evening! I love the fun atmosphere due to the retro…read more
Lifestyle

Highlights Of Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon For Summer 2022!

Just got back from Jill Zarin's annual Luxury Luncheon in Southampton--this year it was held under a large white tent on the grounds of the oldest house in the Hamptons, Halsey House & Gardens. Just to set the record straight, this legendary social event's official title is Jill Zarin's Luxury Luncheon By Ticket2Events. Ticket2Events is an event planning company helmed…read more
Lifestyle

My Favorite Hamptons Event Is Back (Jill Zarin’s Luxe Luncheon)!

I recently got word from celebrity event planners Sean Koski and Brian Kelly (who produce a lot of event in the Hamptons) that they will be the masterminds behind Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon to benefit the Bobby Zarin Memorial Trust in Southampton on Saturday, July 16th, 2022. This is not your run of a mill Hamptons luxury luncheon--it is my…read more
Food

Le Petit Chef: An Immersive Dining Experience at NYC’s Marriott Marquis That You’ll Be Amazed By!

The View Restaurant & Lounge at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square has a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for an limited time only. It is a captivating and immersive dining experience as an animated French Chef prepares a four-course meal right at your table! With Le Petit Chef as your guide, guests…read more