TopView’s Three Hour Skyline Dinner Cruise: Perfecting The Combo of NYC Views And International Cuisine!

I was impressed with how close we got to Lady Liberty last night TopView Sightseeing's Skyline Dinner Cruise that is offered several nights per week at 7 PM from Pier 40! It's "photo op central" when the boat (called The Manhattan) gets close to the Statue Of Liberty and circles around it for about ten minutes. The nighttime views of…read more

Visit Oakland’s Gourmet Dinner At Platform By JBF: Fun & Creativity On A Plate!

There were some very unique and classy eats prepared by three Oakland, CA-based chefs (Geoff Davis, Intu-On Kornnawong and Finn Stern) at last night's @VisitOakland dinner. Held at Platform By James Beard Foundation, dishes included are what you see pictured above: 1) Chilled Razor Clams with Charred Alliums, Fermented Red Fresno Liquid, Cilantro Oil and Green Garlic Aioli, 2) Grilled…read more
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It’s The Hot Hamptons Party Of Summer 2024: MEND Skincare Presents JILL ZARIN’S LUXURY LUNCHEON By LAIFEN & TICKET2EVENTS!

The Real Housewives Of New York “fan favorite” is happy to announce the return of her invitation only event on July 20th in Southampton (location will be disclosed to ticket holders a few days before the event). Celebrity-filled and highly anticipated, the legendary Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon event produced by Ticket2Events is back with a gift bag valued at up to$5,000 and…read more
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The 5th Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch Benefitting Francesco’s Foundation: Guaranteed Fun For All!

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Hamptons tastemaker Vanessa Gordon will host the 5th Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch at a private estate in Water Mill.  I have gone in previous years and can attest to what a great event this is. There are numerous activations that make for perfect selfie ops, amazing brunch food, and great surprises right and left! Last year…read more

Planning The Perfect Foodie Trip To Memphis: From Seven Courses At The Peabody To “PB & B” Sandwiches At The Arcade!

Memphis is one the US' ultimate foodie cities although it tends to only get "play" for its authentic local BBQ items which includes classic pork ribs done both with homemade sauce and with dry rub, as well as leaner cuts of brisket. There is a really elevated food scene that is worth investing your hard-earned dollars into and in all…read more

The Regency Bar & Grill at Loews Regency: Offering New York’s Only Mom “Power Brunch” & Fun Mother’s Day Activations!

I have got to say that Loews Regency has really "got it going on" for Mother's Day...not that there are not really great happenings everyday! There is great new grub and grub The Regency Bar & Grill all the time and everyone loves the chic lobby lounge. (This lounge is so comfortable that it has people in it nearly all…read more

The Makeup Show NYC 2024: The Only Place For Beauty Addicts To Be Sunday, May 5th & Monday, May 6th!

I adore the Makeup Show and have gone for about 10 years now! From visionary packaging specialists and contract manufacturing experts, to ingredient, turnkey service, and accessory providers, the international lineup of new exhibitors is poised to fuel your imagination and guide you through every step of your product development journey.  Join famous beauty brands and makeup artists like the legendary James Vincent (pictured above) and Danessa Myricks for an unique…read more

Baldor Bite: A Gourmand’s Paradise Featuring Exotic Veggies, Nuts, Meat, Pasta, Cheese and Fun Photo Ops!

Baldor is one of the top suppliers of provisions to restaurants across Manhattan and you probably often see their trucks unloading in front of your favorite eateries! The Baldor Bite show brings together the company's network of top chefs, farmers and food brands and hundreds of them converge on Basketball City to mix and mingle and give out plenty of…read more

Easter Food ‘N Fun Guide!

There are so many innovative dessert and savory food options for Easter 2024! I enjoy a good dinner spread and dessert table followed by an Easter morning candy blast. Here are some of my top picks that will work for even the most serious foodies as well as fussy kids! I comes as no surprise that I pretty much love…read more

Park Ave Kitchen By David Burke: Amazing Modern American Cuisine With A Whimsical Touch!

I don't have to tell you that Chef David Burke puts as much effort into the "wow factor" as he does into selecting the ingredients and preparing his legendary Modern American fare. Dishes like Clothesline Bacon where diners cut pieces of thick artisanal bacon with scissors and Lollipop Tree where the colorful cake pops come in every flavor from cheesecake…read more

Sugar Factory’s Fun-Filled Valentine’s Day Menu: You’ll Love The Fun Vibes And Divine Flavors!

I had never been to a Sugar Factory location before last week and I am glad that I got to experience their ultra fun Valentine’s Day menu—officially called “Love Is In The Air”—which includes classics like filet mignon and prime rib but also has wild and wacky choices! These inventive menu items include red drinks served in red mailboxes (with…read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: All You Need From Macarons To Diamonds!

There’s so much to love about MacKenzie Limited’s Valentine’s Petit Fours from the moist cake to the sweet fillings to the adorable adornments. A mix of vanilla and chocolate, they are lovingly hand-decorated to celebrate the holiday of love. Choose from one or two dozen Valentine's Petit Fours. Each order of one dozen serves up to 6. The box of…read more

The Sopranos Sites Tour: From The Lincoln Tunnel To “The Bing,” It’s A Blast!

I recently went on the 25th anniversary edition of On Location Tours’ long-standing Sopranos Sites Tour which gives you an up close and personal look at many memorable and obscure filming locations. Most are in the cities surrounding Newark like Kearny, Bloomfield, Lodi and North Bergen. This tour will definitively change the way that you view The Garden State forever.…read more

Patisserie Vanessa: This Authentic Upper East Side Bakery & Cafe Has Holiday Items That Will Become Your Favorites Year Round!

I don’t hide it—I think that Patisserie Vanessa is the best bakery/cafe combo on the Upper East Side and at least in the Top 5 of the entire New York tristate area! Owners Vanessa (full name Magali Vanessa Silengo) and hubby Marc know what they are doing. After ten years of being in the retail baking trade (providing desserts for…read more