Archive for January, 2014

by / on January 20, 2014 at 10:55 am / in Get Cultured

I Am the Wind Blows into New York City

I Am the Wind is a seaworthy journey into the heavy swells of one’s own pathos. Although there was an absence of unnecessary theatrics at the 59E59 Theaters rendition, the end result was powerful. The playwright revolves around two friends simply labeled “The One” and “The Other.”These two mates spend a day eating, drinking and sailing, all while discussing personal fears […]

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by / on January 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Get Your Glow On – Fountain MedSpa

Okay people of New York, listen up! Whether we like it or not, appearances matter. Celebrities everywhere have us normal folks lusting after glowing skin, plump lips and a healthy lifestyle. Fountain Medical Group, a top New York City company, founded by Dr. Todd Schlifstein and Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein has just opened Fountain MedSpa. This state of the art facility, […]

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by / on January 17, 2014 at 11:45 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Wet Your Whistle, Prohibition Style

New York City loves its speakeasies, and so do we. It never gets old finding your way to a hidden location and drinking strong cocktails amidst 1920s decor. Project 1919 launched earlier this week, a speakeasy pop-up located inside Mulberry Project. The three month long pop-up is named for the year Prohibition began in the U.S. and is located behind […]

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm / in Food For Thought

Italian Charm on the Upper East Side

New York City has no shortage of Italian cuisine. One of the city’s favorite staples has been Dopo Teatro, a trattoria in the famous theater district of Manhattan. Dopo Teatro has been synonymous with fine Italian cuisine for many years and they decided to bring their extraordinary cuisine to the Upper East Side. Italian being my favorite food, I was all […]

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm / in Dress to Impress

Bringing Back the Beau Tie

When you think of bow ties what usually comes to mind?  Maybe tuxedos, that one interesting Chemistry teacher, or even Fred Astaire. This is what came to my mind before my trip to Beau Ties Ltd. Although I may not be the oxford shirt, iron-pressed pants New Yorker, every person in the city owns some form of dress clothes. I’ve always […]

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by / on January 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Bourbon, Bacon and Beer, Oh My!

With a name like Bar Bacon, no description is really necessary to guess what this new spot is all about. Owner and chef Peter Sherman has worked with some of the best chefs in the world (Joël Robuchon included), but decided to strike out on his own and dish out some approachable and affordable American cuisine. Like the name implies, […]

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by / on January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Bottoms Up

Wine 101: There’s An App for That!

Crushed, a recently launched mobile app developed by San Francisco-based wine professional Carla McKay, is exciting for oenophiles and novices alike. Emphasizing the communal nature of wine drinking, it is equal parts database and social network, enabling users to learn about pairings and specialized terms without shame, as well as to write their own reviews of bottles and to see […]

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by / on January 14, 2014 at 11:05 am / in Dress to Impress

Get Comfy & Fashionable with Ava Gray Direct

Lynn Zachos, founder of Ava Gray Direct, is revolutionizing the way we think about style, fashion, and women entrepreneurs. The premise of the label is comfortable, yet sophisticated styles that can often be hard to come by. Looking to help others, Zachos modeled Ava Gray Direct after businesses such as Mary Kay and Avon and now she has 100 stylists […]

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by / on January 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm / in Food For Thought

Spanish Sandwiches Are All The Rage in Greenwich Village

As someone who lived briefly in Spain, I am always on the hunt for authentic Spanish cuisine in New York City. 1oo Montaditos, a well-known restaurant chain with locations all over Spain and Florida, has opened their first NYC location in Greenwich Village.   The friendly locale attracts a fun crowd, with walls packed with old photos of Cadiz, iron […]

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by / on January 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm / in Dress to Impress

Sophisticated Function: Blacksea Handbags

Although the color blocking trend debuted quite a few seasons ago, it is still a staple in many a fashionista’s closet. But this season it’s time to bring the trend from your clothing to your accessories with Blacksea, a new collection of luxury handbags. Their debut collection for Spring 2014 utilizes chic color blocking and geometric shapes for a classic, […]

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