Archive for October, 2013

by / on October 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm / in Food For Thought

Plan B Tapas Introduces Fall Menu

As you may know, we at Manhattan with a Twist love the unusual Plan B Tapas. We were won over instantly by their fun decor and even funner dishes. So when we had the opportunity to try out their new Fall dishes, we couldn’t pass it up. We started the evening off with Fried Octopus, which was wonderfully crunchy on […]

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by / on October 31, 2013 at 11:20 am / in Get Cultured

Eloise’s Rawther Mahvelous Birthday at The Plaza

The Plaza Hotel has decided to immortalize one of its most iconic guests. Eloise; Kay Thompson’s timeless character will be given an enduring place within the hotel through a series of limited edition prints and commemorative art pieces, created by Hilary Knight. Knight’s famous illustrations graced the pages of Eloise’s life nearly 60 years ago. The character who Thompson created as an […]

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by / on October 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm / in Dress to Impress

Carolinna Espinosa Unveils Spring 2014 Collection

Last week Carolinna Espinosa unveiled their latest collection for Spring 2014. The brand is led by industry veteran Alan Luchette, the former COO at Nine West Group. The brand prides itself on its ability to stay in current fashion, while retaining a modest price ensuring luxury. Creative directors Charles Amar and Gianni Velasche did an incredible job with the collection, […]

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by / on October 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Not Your Grandma’s Opera: Baden Baden 1927

The Gotham Chamber Opera, which prides itself on innovation in intimate venues, kicked off its 2013-2014 season this past Wednesday with Baden Baden 1927 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre. The production is made up of four mini-operas of diverse subject matter and is a recreation of the actual 1927 festival; it shifts seamlessly between storylines, from Greek mythology to […]

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by / on October 30, 2013 at 11:05 am / in Blushing Beaut

Fall Beauty Essentials

With Fall already here and the crisp, cool temperatures approaching, it seems everyone’s beauty regimen could use a little change. As with not wearing the same baby pink lipstick you whipped out for summer, your hair and skin shouldn’t be subject to the same items it was as when it was hot and humid. Here are a few items to […]

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by / on October 29, 2013 at 11:10 am / in Food For Thought

Former ‘Top Chef’ Fights Food Inequality

From the corner stores to fine dining establishments, New York boasts organic, farm-to-table options in abundance. In fact, available healthy food is such the norm that few understand the mass level at which food inequality still exists. In the same neighborhood as a Whole Food is selling grass-fed meats and chemical-free cookies, lives families who cannot afford to shop there. For […]

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by / on October 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm / in Get Cultured, Til the Sun Comes Up

The Doe Fund’s 2013 Gala

All New Yorkers should learn about and support an amazing charity called The Doe Fund. This organization helps people every day through programs providing paid work, workforce development, job placement, transitional, supportive and permanent housing, drug testing and counseling, as well as comprehensive social and educational services. Last week, over 500 of New York’s most influential business and philanthropic community […]

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by / on October 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm / in Food For Thought

City Harvest’s Bid Against Hunger Does It Again

Every year City Harvest, an organization dedicated to feeding hungry New Yorkers, holds its annual Bid Against Hunger restaurant tasting event. This year marked its 19th Annual celebration, which was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. As always, the event hosts an amazing array of chefs,  restaurants, wineries and more in a walk-around tasting and auction format. During the event there […]

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by / on October 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm / in Food For Thought

We Like It Hot at Tres Carnes

It may look like a small, unassuming spot on the outside, but step into Tres Carnes and prepare to be blown away by their Texas smoked Mexican fare. The fun, graffiti-littered walls lend to their casual atmosphere, but the food is anything but. Executive chef Sasha Shor and pitmaster Mike Rodriguez have perfected some quality barbecue dishes and we had a […]

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by / on October 28, 2013 at 11:00 am / in Bottoms Up

Totally Rad: Wine Awesomeness!

Every month your letter box piles up with an unsightly number of bills. One for your phone, one for electric, maybe one for that gym you signed up for but never attend– either way, you get the point. Why not receive a delicious bottle of wine once a month instead, or several for that matter? Wine Awesomeness is a unique company […]

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