Archive for March, 2014

by / on March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Dress to Impress

Saks Fifth Avenue Features Nudie Jeans and The Bowery Riots

Manhattan with a Twist was invited to the famous Contemporary Week at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. This year, Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with Nudie Jeans, and their event featured the local New York band The Bowery Riots. The Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans combines ethics, responsibility and style. The social conscience label has been 100% organic since 2006. […]

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by / on March 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Another Great Reason Not to Lay Off The Sauce

When James Bond ordered his martinis shaken, not stirred, it goes without saying they were made from gin. Vodka martinis would have done little to sustain the affable spy’s image as a pop cultural weapon in the West’s Cold War arsenal. (Though, to be fair, the Wall came down despite Reagan’s love of the Russian eau de vie in his martinis. […]

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by / on March 24, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Get Cultured

Dark Water Shines Light on NYC’s Theater

Dark Water, written by David Stallings and directed by Heather Cohn, is a play inspired by the tragic effects of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf Coast. The story is told entirely through the perspective of the mostly marine wildlife affected, with varying levels of success by a cast of very human actors. The actors do […]

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by / on March 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Courvoisier Launches L’Essence Du Horse

Pass the Courvoisier! The special launch of Courvoisier’s L’Essence Du Horse commemorates the Chinese New Year, which began on January 31st. This year represents the year of the horse. The bottle and packaging not only make a great gift, but are perfect for collectors and cognac enthusiasts. Make sure you really like the recipient of this extravagant gift because bottles sell for […]

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by / on March 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Toast to Spring Like a True American

With Spring weather finally peaking its head out from behind the clouds people all over the country are rejoicing. And what better way to toast to Spring than with a great glass of wine? Brought to you by Rosenblum Cellars comes a recently launched brand, The Great American Wine Company, which generously contributes each year to military charities to support […]

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by / on March 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Thunderbolt Strikes Luna Park!

March 10th saw the groundbreaking new thrill ride, the “Thunderbolt” being introduced to Luna Park. The coaster, which encompasses a vertical steel style design, is the first of its kind in Coney Island. The celebration included a ceremonial “dig” marking the start of the ride’s construction. Those in attendance included President of Central Amusement International and Luna Park, Valerio Ferrari, […]

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by / on March 20, 2014 at 11:15 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

St. Patty’s Day Extravaganza & More at BPM Nightclub

Only open for little more than a month, BPM Nightclub, opened by Susan Buckley and Stuart Black, has made a mark in the New York nightlife scene. Housed in what was formerly XL Nightclub in The Out NYC, BPM underwent design enhancements and upgrades to vamp up the space. Patrick McMullan’s 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day bash took place at BPM […]

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by / on March 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm / in Food For Thought

Liquor-Infused Ice Cream? Yes, Please!

Dominique Ansel may be the mastermind behind the cronut, but Melissa Tavss is the brains behind Tipsy Scoop, a company that combines artisanal ice cream with booze, and yes, it rivals the notorious cronut. Tipsy Scoop creates small batch hand-crafted ice creams that contain 5% alcohol per serving, similar to many beers. While many dessert companies these days seem to […]

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by / on March 19, 2014 at 10:50 am / in Bottoms Up

Grab a Coffee or Beer at The Roost

In a city blanketed with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, classic coffee shops need to separate themselves from the rest. The Roost, located in Alphabet City, creates a rustic and welcoming vibe once patrons walk through the doors. Once served organic coffee from the Brooklyn Roasting Company, patrons also enjoy delicious freshly baked pastries sourced from Balthazar Bakery. Grab a coffee […]

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by / on March 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm / in Dress to Impress

Adoring Adornia – Jewelry on the UES

The Upper East Side welcomes a new jewelry store into its clutches. Adornia was born out of designers Becca and Moran, both of whom worked in the fashion industry prior to launching their company. All of their pieces are ethically sourced and produced right in our own beloved New York City. Last week Adornia hosted a VIP press evening, where […]

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