Entertainment

Planning Ahead: The International Montreal Jazz Festival Is Coming June 28th To July 8th, 2017!

I was recently lucky enough to attend a private luncheon at NYC's famous Gramercy Park Tavern in honor of the Montreal International Jazz Fest's co-founder Andre Menard (who was just 24 when the fest was started)--and to announce this year's lineup. Now's the time to start planning your trip to the festival, taking place 6/28-7/8. It is the 38th year of…read more
Lifestyle

It’s Adoro Lei For Valentine’s Day 2017–And Beyond! You’ll ADORE It!

Pardon the play on words, but I just went to Adoro Lei right before Valentine's Day and sampled their $35 Three Course Valentine's Prix Fixe Dinner--and ADORED it! Most of these items were created by the chef just for Valentine's Day but you can get the Burrati, Pizza (which they call "Lover's Pie" for Valentine's Day) and Skirt Steak on…read more
Lifestyle

Dylan Lauren Lives The Sweet Life!

Dylan Lauren recently invited celeb, society and press pals to a party at the Union Square location of her legendary Dylan's Candy Bar to celebrate her getting on the cover of The Resident magazine. She is featured on the cover of the March issue along with her rescue dog Jersey and that comes as no surprise as she is a longtime supporter…read more
Lifestyle

Coffeemania Is Much More Than World-Class Coffee And Tea Drinks–It’s Cutting Edge Russian/Modern American Fusion!

What a pleasant surprise I had when attending a press dinner at Coffeemania at 40th Street and Sixth Avenue last week. It is gorgeous and spacious (it used to be the site of a Staples store) and has a nice taste of Russian applied to many of the dishes as the owner is from Moscow and has 30 successful Coffeemania…read more
Entertainment

The Smithereens At BB King’s: Don’t Miss It!

Pardon the pun, but for 35 years, The Smithereens have somehow managed to stick around without falling into “bits and pieces” like other bands in the "classic rock" genre. They are pretty much intact (well, three quarters intact if you count the change in bass players from Mike Mesaros to Severo “The Thrilla” Jornacion about 10 years ago). They are a band that started with an…read more
Beauty

Dial Soap Is Still #1–And We Helped Them Celebrate With The Launch Of Four Nature-Inspired New Products!

I had a ton of fun at Dial's recent beauty blogger breakfast at New York Pilates at 262 Bowery on the Lower East Side. The space was beautiful and expansive and seemed to be a small factory that was converted to loft spaces that took up a whole floor each. Dial treated the 20 or so bloggers to a complementary session…read more
Entertainment

Dateline January 2017: The Smithereens At BB King’s Times Square–This Is A “Don’t Miss” Legendary Annual Show !

There is only one rock show I MUST go to every year, and that is The Smithereens annual hoe-down at BB King's in Times Square. It brings together fans from all over the globe to see one of the few classic rock bands that has only GOTTEN BETTER with time, staying try to their original  power pop, slightly garage-y sound…read more
Travel

FIRST PORT OF CALL: PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON FATHOM’S FIRST SOCIAL IMPACT CRUISE, APRIL 2016

I was lucky enough to be invited on Fathom's one-week inaugural cruise to the Dominican Republic in late April. Fathom is one of the dozen or so cruise lines owned by Carnival, which as you probably know is the biggest cruise line in the world. What sets Fathom apart is that it is the brainchild of its president Tara Russell, a…read more
Travel

SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT: A Fantasy Five Star Diamond Resort Better Than Your Wildest Island Travel Dreams!

OK, I will just come out and say it--my five-night visit to Spice Island Beach Resort in Grand Anse, St. George, Grenada, was my greatest island vacation ever! This Five Star AAA Diamond and Six Star AAHS Resort Award Winner--one of only seven in the Caribbean--is the only truly family-owned hotel of this calibre. Sir Royston Hopkin and family run…read more
Lifestyle

Taittinger’s (Very) Early Winter Holiday Press Party Rocked

Taittinger Champagne is a classic that most people cannot picture the winter holidays without. I was lucky enough to attend a recent (early August) press event called The Art Of Celebrating The Holidays in a gorgeous townhouse in Gramercy Park that including being able to taste all their popular products including the runaway hit Prestige Rose with its lively flavor…read more
Lifestyle

Desi Galli: Taking Over The East Village With A Punjabi Punch

I recently visited Desi Galli at Avenue B and Tenth Street--this is a second location as they have already caused a big commotion at their Curry Hill spot. They have many classic Indian dishes but they bring the best of the Punjabi/gastropub movement that is so popular in London right to the East Village. (Some people also compare their cuisine…read more
Lifestyle

Nuts For Nambe: Blending Modernism With Classicism For A Real Wow Factor!

I was recently introduced to Name Jewelry via a blogger's event to announce that Macy's will be the one department store exclusively carrying this stunning handmade line by veteran jewelry designer Carolyn Pollack. Many Macy's bigwigs were there to meet and greet with bloggers and Carolyn herself on a step and repeat and everyone at the event got to peruse…read more