Archive for December, 2013

by / on December 9, 2013 at 11:05 am / in Food For Thought

Warm Winter Comfort Food

At many restaurants, chefs tend to change their menus with the seasons, bringing in fresh produce that is currently available. So if all the chefs are doing it, you should, too! We recently dined with Sara of Somm in the City, who created a fabulous warm winter dinner and cocktail/wine pairing. For ideas on how to revamp your winter dinner […]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Playing Now: On The Record—A Soundtrack Through Time

For On The Record, the musical compilation currently playing at the Upper West Side’s Stage 72, four cast members take the audience on a harmonized journey of 25 songs that span three generations. Each of the cast members, including Dallas actress Deborah Tranelli, MAC and Bistro award-winning Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl and Amanda Savan, is sincere, wildly compelling and completely […]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm / in Get Cultured

The Nutcracker with a Twist

A perennial Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker evokes the holidays as nothing else can. Dances Patrelle, founded in 1988 by famed choreographer Francis Patrelle, makes well-trodden musical territory feel fresh with its 18th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Set in New York in 1895, the homes and forests of the original are replaced […]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 am / in Get Cultured

Get Your Shopping On: Provisions Holiday Market

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your shopping on. Provisions Holiday Market is the perfect place  to snag some exclusive gifts and get hands on with crafts. Brought to you by Food52 and Kitchensurfing, this fun popup shop and restaurant houses a great selection of everything from kitchen and pantry essentials, to holiday […]

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by / on December 5, 2013 at 11:10 am / in Dress to Impress

The Very Visible Cloak!

With fall in full effect it’s hard not to notice this mysterious trend taking place, the fall/winter cloak! It’s light, yet heavy enough for a crisp autumn day while still remaining dressier than a jean jacket. Also perfect for those who want to show off little hints of their outfit letting it double as an accessory. Check out these cute […]

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by / on December 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm / in Dress to Impress

Three Killer Sample Sales Going on Now

Alice + Olivia is holding their holiday sample sale from December 10th through 15th. The event will be held at 260 5th Avenue. The sale will feature up to 70% off clothing and accessories. Tues 9am—8pm, Wed 9am—7pm, Thurs 10am—8pm, Fri 9am—7pm, Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—3pm. Gilbert Albert jewelry house will be hosting an exclusive trunk show event on December 11th […]

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by / on December 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

The Wines of Veneto at Eataly

Eataly, the iconic landmark for the best Italian food, wine, and classes in New York City, recently held a three course lunch and wine pairing with the wines of Veneto, Italy. Veneto is one of the most important wine regions in Italy, as it is where you will find Prosecco, Soave, and Valpolicella. These wines are bold and beautiful, very […]

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by / on December 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm / in Bottoms Up, Dress to Impress

Fashion-Inspired Cocktails

Russian Standard Vodka, the world’s number one premium Russian vodka recently announced the winner of their inaugural Incredible Pursuits competition. The competition’s goal was to reward individuals who exemplify an unwavering desire to provide the highest level of excellence in their field. Amanda Curtis, CEO and Co-Founder of 19th Amendment, was announced as the winner. 19th Amendment is a fashion […]

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by / on December 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Jump On It: Fitness with Shonda Bradford

Exercise can be a real bore. If you work out on your own and do the same monotonous routine day after day it’s time to switch it up. Bradford Method, founded by Shonda Bradford, has locations in the Hamptons and Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Shonda is a former ballerina with over 15 years of fitness training experience. We recently checked […]

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