Having Fun At GBK’s Annual Official NYC Wine & Food Festival Celebrity/Press Gifting Lounge

I was very excited to get on the guest list for GBK Productions' Annual NYFCC Gifting Lounge at the Parker Hotel (formerly Le Parker Meridien) on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. There were nearly a dozen unique brands there to give press and celebs--and those celebs included Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Alain Ducasse and Cuba Gooding, Jr.…read more

Persona Personalized Nutrition Has An Informative Press Event at Tavern On The Green

The Persona personalized nutrition company recently acquired by Nestle Health Science has a tremendous buzz on it. Yesterday I went to a wonderful press lunch they gave at Tavern On The Green that featured an hour plus panel followed by a Q&A session led by host Daphne Oz. Daphne is a self-proclaimed supplement maniac and has played around a lot…read more

The Future Of Beauty Is Sustainability

(Image credit: Pop Sugar) Eco-friendly products are all the rage nowadays, especially as more people are looking to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. The beauty industry is no different. The demand for make-up isn’t going to go away any time soon, with many using their blushes and eyeshadows as an avenue for self-expression. Since demand is likely to stay, brands have…read more

Pasta Eater: It’s Well Worth Your While To Check Out Flat Iron’s Cozy, Quaint, Authentic & Fun New Eatery!

It is hard to resist Pasta Eater which was just opened on 9/12/19 by Giusto Priola, the owner of the legendary Cacio E Vino. This cozy Italian eatery on the border of the Flat Iron District and Union Square has passers by staring in its front window at all hours thanks to the live pasta maker doing their thing in…read more

The 20th Annual Hotel Excellence Awards: The Best Of New York’s Hospitality Business Gathers For A Grand Gala!

The stunning 583 Park Avenue was the perfect setting for Where Traveler's 20th Annual Hotel Excellence Awards. The most talented folks from NYC's hotels and restaurant groups gathered to pay respect to each other and it was so to be an outsider getting an inside look.There were a little over a dozen winners including the man of the hour, Benjamin…read more

BCRF’s Shop Pink Product Preview: Fashion Forward Items That Make You Feel Good By Helping Out Others!

I was lucky enough to go to the press preview of all the BCRF pink goodies for a cause this morning--well, everything on sale is not pink but the majority of it is. Enough can't be done for breast cancer research so I have tremendous admiration for all the brands from cosmetics to clothing to footwear to office supplies (and…read more

Nutrafol’s Scalp Treatment Preview: Blowouts, Breakfast & More!

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Nutrafol's Scalp Treatment, which is an all-natural serum with the active ingredients of Moringa Leaf Extract and Sea Buckthorn Fruit to help regrow hair. Press guests were each treated to a scalp and consultation with a natural medicine doctor, a shampoo, a scalp massage with the new Scalp Treatment…read more

McCafe Celebrates Feel Good Day In Union Square All Day Today! Head On Down For The Ultimate NYC Summer Event!

Need something fun to do today that is on til late at night and is free, with drinks, music and games? Then the McCafe Cheer Garden Pop Up is right up your alley. Just head down to Union Square which has been made into a local fun fest complete with McCafe’s delicious lattes in Vanilla, Caramel and Mocha. (After all,…read more

La Goulue: 46 Years Of Clever & Classic French Cuisine On The Upper East Side

KLa Goulue has been called a "neighborhood gem" numerous times on Yelp and that is an understatement in my eyes. They serve up classic French cuisine with care and flair--and there are a few American classics like locally sourced fish thrown in for good measure. Overall, they have the most solid "Gaelic grub" on the Upper East Side. Portions are…read more

Osteria 57: An Intimate Fish & Vegetarian Spot That You Will Make One Of Your “Go To” Spots!

I was lucky enough to go to a press dinner at Osteria 57 and sample their wonderful Italian vegetarian and pescatarian fare. The location is dreamy--you cannot beat a rustic main floor West Village eatery with dim lighting in an old brownstone for ambiance! Owner Emanuele Nigro was raised in Milan and brings over some of the same ingredients he…read more

Obagi’s Skinclusion Campaign: Celebrating Diversity And Beautiful Skin

I was thrilled to be able to attend the recent Obagi Skinclusion event at Lightbox Studios in the Garment District. A lunch time panel was held to discuss the acceptance of diversity in the beauty business as well as society as a whole and guests were urged to take surveys online to discover their own biases before before attending. Questions…read more

The Arlo Soho Rooftop Bar: Ushering In Summer With Secret Garden Greenhouses

There’s always something to do in New York City, no matter the weather. This is especially true for the spring and summer months, when people are itching to get out of their thick winter jackets and finally bask in some warmth outdoors. Public parks still remain the default getaway for many New Yorkers — there are so many to choose…read more

If You Love To Graze & Sip To Your Heart’s Content, Head To Taste Of The Upper West Side On May 17th & 18th!

I say it every year: Taste Of The 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 about three dozen eateries of all price points and ethnicities not to mention free flowing alcohol--and you'll definitely be able to get your hands…read more