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

Alma Lasers Debuts The BeautiFill Fat Transfer System With A Beautiful Breakfast At The Modern

I had a lot of fun learning about Alma Laser, Inc.'s new procedure called BeautiFill that gives age-reducing results almost immediately. This is the first laser-based fat transfer system for complete aesthetic contouring. Patients getting this procedure have fat removed from a part of the body (usually the stomach) very gently through a small canula and it is much more…read more

Mother’s Day Top Gift Picks!

Mother's Day often means panicking about gifts last minute but we've got a few great choices ranging from budget-minded to super extravagant! It's a good idea to ask mom what she wants first (just my opinion) so that you are not too off base--but then again, if you want to buy Mom something so luxurious that she would never think…read more

I Went On Watson Adventures’ Munch Around The Village Scavenger Hunt (I Didn’t Win But I Had The Time Of My Life)!

I have always had a fascination with the West Village (which is still New York's coolest neighborhood in my opinion), trying out new restaurants and scavenger hunts, so when I had the opportunity to do all three at one time, I jumped on the opportunity. Watson Adventures has many different themes for their scavenger hunts which are about 2 1/2…read more

Buenos Aires: Authenticity, Argentinian Meats & Friendly Service Come Together For East Village’s Best Brunch Deal!

I do not have a lot of opportunities to eat truly authentic Argentinian cuisine so I was thrilled to get an invitation to check out the new $35 brunch special at Buenos Aires, a highly recommended establishment at 513 East 6th Street in the East Village. Every step along the way I was blown away--no wonder it has 4 1/2…read more

The Latest On Lasers: A Cutera Press Event With Dr. Neil Sadick

Last Friday's Cutera-sponsored press breakfast for three dozen beauty and health journalists at Park Avenue dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick's office was an interesting one. Dr. Sadick did a Q&A on the latest Cutera laser treatments Pico Genesis and TruSculpt ID moderated by his journalist daughter Sydney Sadick.Cutera's Pico Genesis is considered the current state of the art laser system for…read more

All About Altreno: The Launch Of The New Game Changing Acne Treatment At The Harvard Club

Contrary to what you might think, not that many prescription acne products are introduced each year so the recent launch of Altreno Lotion from Ortho Dermatologics was a very big deal--especially since it is aimed at women. (Four times as many women suffer from acne then men!) This elegant, silky feeling tretinoin lotion spreads smoothly and can be worked into…read more

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Unique Choices, Best Buys & All Out Luxury!

I am big on picking out the quirky as well as the practical around the holidays! If someone wants alpaca socks, I will get them but probably add a little special something! Luxury food items are something few people can resist and always make for great holiday host gifts or for anyone who can't resist a treat! Health and beauty-oriented…read more
Food, Travel

Checking Out The Royally Good New Wine List And Fine Cuisine On Princess Cruise Lines

I have never been on a Princess Cruise Lines ship before today so I was really excited when I got added to the guest list for a special press preview introducing Princess Cruises' new wine offerings, curated by Ivy League educated Master Sommelier and Master Of Wine, Doug Frost--a leading expert on the intersection of wine and travel. This guy is…read more

Saks Holiday ’18 Preview: Glitz And Glamour In A “Theater Of Dreams” Setting!

When I attended the recent Saks Fifth Avenue holiday preview, my eyes lit up like (you guessed it) holiday lights and I started to drool. The event was held at the Daytonian style Hudson Theater, the oldest theater on Broadway, in a quiet upstairs room usually used for private receptions and meet and greets. The official theme of the event…read more

Madonia Brothers Bakery: 100 Years Of World Class Bread—And Other Heavenly Baked Goods!

I was honored to recently be able to visit the legendary Madonia Brothers Bakery on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and actually get taken into the back room by owner Peter Madonia to see where all the baking magic happens. I was thoroughly amazed not only by the interesting bread making and other large bakery equipment but the intense level…read more