Opry City Stage: Country Cookin’ (And Pickin’) Comes To The Big Apple

For a long time, visitors to Times Square have wondered how this legendarily busy area could be without some great old-fashion country eats—after all, you can get every other type of cuisine around there from Italian to Peruvian to Lebanese especially if you walk west anywhere in the 40s. Well, never fear because Opry Stage is here and it is…read more
Fashion, Travel

The Fun Shops On The Carnival Horizon: Shopping Experiences Taken To New Heights On The High Seas!

I recently got to climb on board the Horizon, the newest ship from Carnival, at Manhattan’s Pier 88 at Twelfth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets. My visit was courtesy of Starboard Cruises who wanted to show off their wonderful two floors of “Fun Shops"--this is the largest aggregation of stores on any cruise ship and it is truly like…read more

Chefs & Champagne 2018: Time To Return To The Hamptons’ Best Foodie Gathering!

Chefs & Champagne is a stellar event--and not just because it's in the Hamptons where the standards for fete fare is high or because its an official event f the James Beard Foundation. This event held starting at 6 PM on the last Saturday of every July at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY, features dozens of the tristate's best…read more

Fancy Food Show 2018 Highlights: Visiting Old Favorites And Checking Out New Innovative Brands

I have attended the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center for 20 years now and it never disappoints. It's the ultimate place to check out the latest food trends but also a place where you know you can visit old favorites--and always get to taste something good. It's for three days and you will find yourself incredible full…read more

Neiman Marcus Holiday 2018 Catalog Preview: So Many Oohs ‘N Aahs, So Little Time!

A highlight of any holiday season is knowing when the Neiman Marcus catalog is coming--well, these days they still print the catalog but most shoppers are perusing NM's holiday goods online. I do not have to tell you that the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog is famous for its extravagant items but the truth is, there are dozens if not hundreds…read more

Lillie’s Victorian: A Step Back In Time, A Step Forward In Fun!

Lillie's Victorian celebrates the sense of fun that is namesake, the legendary Lillie Langtry, brought out in her fans. I visited the Union Square area location at 13 East 17th Street just this week and was delighted with the sweet and sentimental vibe created by the exposed brick walls, the high tin-covered ceilings, dramatic carved dark wood extra-long bar, red…read more

The Chinese Club: Blending Chinese & Indian Cuisines And Creating Mouth Watering Results!

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the brand spankin' new Chinese-Indian eatery The Chinese Club--located at 102 Lexington Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets in the famous foodie neighborhood of Curry Hill--and was blown away. I have never had this unique combination of cuisines before. The first thing that awaits you at your table in this warm…read more
Entertainment, Lifestyle, MISCELLANEOUS

THE SOFITEL’S TONY AWARDS SUITE: When You’re Tonys Obsessed, There’s Only One Place To Stay!

The Sofitel is centrally located at 45 West 44th and has long been the place to stay for Tony nominees and their guests--but it also is a favorite of Tony Awards attendees and those who just like the hustle and bustle of being close to the Theater District. Now the Sofitel has created the ultimate Tony Awards oasis called--you guessed…read more

Kick Back With A Glass Of Rose And Some “Summer Bites” At The Pierre’s Rose Terrace!

I was lucky enough to check out The Pierre Hotel's Rose Terrace last night--it is an offshoot of the legendary luxury hotel's wonderful French-American fusion eaterie Perrine helmed by remarkable Pierre executive chef Ashfer Biju and it only exists from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Don't laugh but it isn't a terrace at all! Basically, you walk about fifty feet…read more

Panasonic’s Summer Tasting: Deliciousness Made Easy!

I was lucky enough to take part in Panasonic's recent Summer Tasting for New York based online influencers last week at The Kitchen Table at 132 Mulberry Street in Little Italy. The legendary company's research and development executive chef Hadar Cohen Aviram cooked several dishes for influencers that were fast and easy but long on flavor. Naturally, everything was cooked…read more

Delmonico’s 150th Anniversary Ladies Luncheon: Celebrating Women’s History And Great American Cuisine!

April 20th, 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the first time women were allowed to dine independently--and yes, the original ladies' luncheon really happened at Delmonico's, America's oldest restaurant! Back in 1868, journalist Jane Cunningham Croly got a bunch of colleagues from her new all-female social group Sorosis and headed down to Delmonico's to protest being banned from a luncheon…read more