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

Just Call The Pierre Your “Home For The Holidays”! They Have Many Amazing Events To Help Ring Out The Old And Ring In The New!

The Pierre Hotel has so many great choices for celebrating the holidays in style and I can tell you firsthand that they never disappoint. The history is amazing, too—totally unrelated to food, this is where Joni Mitchell penned “Woodstock” in 1969, the site of the biggest American jewel heist ever back at the beginning of 1972, where David Bowie stayed…read more

Returning To “The Scene Of The Brine”: You Can Never Get Enough Juicy Chicken!

Brine is a unique casual chicken restaurant in Chelsea at 15th Street and Eighth Avenue. You cannot beat the varieties of chicken styles and the fact that brining the bird makes it naturally tender and juicy. Portions are large and one lunch entree like a half grilled chicken with fries for $18.79 can easily feed two people with big appetites…read more

Bank Of America Winter Village: Bringing Bryant Park Alive For The Holiday Season! Check Out The Tree Lighting on 11/28 at 6 PM!

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting on Tuesday, November 28, at 6pm. This year’s event will be hosted by Broadway performers Jessica Vosk and Mauricio Martínez and will feature a stellar lineup of live skating performances from Olympic skaters Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, Ryan Bradley, and World Champion skating pair Alexa Knierim…read more

Love Vs. Design Makes Wallpaper That Is The Perfect Pick Me Up For A New York City Apartment!

Living in the heart of the metropolis that's New York City brings both challenges and delights but it goes without saying that personal space is limited—plus everyone wants to have a stylish apartment even if they’re working with 500 square feet or less (which most of us are). The interior design trend gaining popularity and making city living more convenient…read more

Wonder Bread’s Wonder-Ful Event At Macy’s: Mixing Philanthropy With A “Night Time Breakfast” Prepared by Katie Lee Biegel!

Last night’s event at Macy’s cooking school on the 8th floor was a lot of fun! Katie Lee Biegel and her colleagues made a fabulous “night time breakfast” for about 25 influencers. There were mimosas, frittata, sautéed golden potatoes and the star of the evening, a Caramel Apple French Toast Sandwich made with Wonder Bread. The event also celebrated Wonderbread’s…read more

Philippe Chow Gives Back During National Breast Cancer Month

Philippe By Philippe Chow restos have a few breast cancer awareness initiatives happening this month. I went to the downtown location in the trendy Dream Hotel (355 West 16th Street) to get the full Philippe Chow experience! I actually visited for Philippe Chow’s official breast cancer awareness dinner called Chow For A Change on October 26th and loved every minute…read more

Cunard’s Queen Anne Prepares To Set Sail With An Amazing Event at Cipriani 25 Broadway!

I was lucky enough to attend a magical event for travel press and agents back on October 18, 2023, when Cunard introduced elements of their newest ship, Queen Anne. This stunningly beautiful celebratory event at the company’s former NYC offices 25 Broadway – now known as Cipriani 25 Broadway. Unveiling art by contemporary artwork that will appear on board and…read more
New York Events

The Noel Shoe Museum Gala: A “Soleful” Event That Shoe Addicts Shouldn’t Miss!

I was lucky enough to attend second annual Noel Shoe Museum Gala on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Vintage, rare, shoes were on display. For the first time in the United States, two incredible "living shoes" created by Italian artist Johannes Stoetter, were performed by contortionists. One shoe was a zebra print and…read more

Patisserie Vanessa: Top Quality French Baking Comes To Carnegie Hill And The Locals Are Loving It!

I had a lot of fun learning about all the great, authentic Southern French sweet and savory items at Patisserie Vanessa from Vanessa and her friendly hubby Marc yesterday in Carnegie Hill. This place has had a booming business ever since it opened in April but it was not opened up without a lot of elbow grease—as a matter of…read more

NYCWFF 2023: An Extra Memorable Four-Day Fest For Foodies That’s Always Worth Attending!

The much-anticipated New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) of 2023 proved to be a spectacular celebration of culinary delights, with an array of engaging events that left food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike spellbound. Among the various gatherings that adorned this year's festival, the two-day Grand Tasting event stood out as a true testament to the spirit of gastronomic…read more

Li-Lac Chocolates’ 100th Anniversary: A Sweet Celebration That YOU Can Participate In!

Li-Lac Chocolates is a renowned chocolate brand with a rich history dating back to its establishment in Manhattan a century ago—as a matter of fact, it’s the city’s oldest chocolate house and many adorable vintage chocolate molds are used to make standalone chocolates like Easter bunnies and giant pumpkins! Known for their exquisite flavors and high-quality ingredients, Li-Lac Chocolates has…read more

Kellari Taverna: New York’s Most Authentic High End Greek Eatery (With A Family Feel)!

I recently visited the well-reviewed Kellari Taverna on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and was blown away by the authentic Greek fare (most of the attentive staff is Greek as well). You will fall in love not only with the seafood and farm fresh veggie-based cuisine but the unique décor that mixes rustic Greek charm with a “city…read more

Hortus: This Posh Midtown Pan Asian Eatery Impresses At Every Turn!

The posh yet modern Hortus offers an amazing three course prix fixe dinner for $70/pp that lets each guest pick an appetizer, entree and dessert off their celebrated menu—the best part is that included is a glorious and generous assortment of fresh seafood called the Royal Platter which comes out first! I don’t have to tell you how much fresh…read more