Archive for June, 2014

by / on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Fourth of July In (and around) the City

This Fourth of July the fireworks aren’t the only attraction in New York. Whether you want to spend your Friday off drinking, dancing, sailing, or eating, one of these unique events will make for a memorable Fourth. Plus, many will provide you with spectacular views of the famed Macy’s display. Eat, Drink, and Dance Head to the Lower East Side, […]

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by / on June 30, 2014 at 10:40 am / in Bottoms Up

Into the Vines with Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar is a winery in Oregon that was founded by Liz Chambers in 2013. Liz is a third generation Oregonian whose family was one of the pioneers of winemaking in that region. Liz works together with winemaker Michael Stevenson to make these amazing wines with the least amount of manipulation. I had the chance to taste the Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot […]

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by / on June 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm / in Food For Thought

Fresh Indian Cuisine at Savoury

Indian cuisine in New York City is always fun to discover. Every restaurant has a slightly different style and plenty of meat and vegetarian options. Savoury Indian Restaurant and Bar on the Upper West Side serves up some really fantastic Indian cuisine.   Starting off with the Garlic Naan and Vegetable Samosas is always a good way to go. This […]

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by / on June 27, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Get Cultured

Summertime Fun at Element Hotel

Summer has officially arrived and Element Hotel is celebrating in a very unique and environmentally conscious way. Last week, celebrating the Summer Solstice, Element Hotel Time Square New York introduced Relax BBQ. Not to worry if you didn’t know about the event, because Relax BBQ will take place all summer, every Wednesday through Labor Day. Relax BBQ is a two-hour […]

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by / on June 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm / in Bottoms Up

Brancamenta Summer Cocktails

We love discovering new spirits here at Manhattan with a Twist, and the latest one to ping on our radar is Brancamenta. This unique liqueur was inspired by opera singer Maria Callas, who was known for drinking Fernet-Branca with a splash of mint syrup. Brancamenta, made and aged the same way as Fernet-Branca, this liqueur is a natural, half bitter […]

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by / on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 am / in Food For Thought

Saveur Savors the Best in Summer Food

Gourmands, their clients and guests, gathered earlier this week at the 79th Street Boat Basin for the fifth annual Saveur magazine Summer BBQ – a food and tasting show of epic proportions. Editor-in-chief James Oseland hosted a bevy of top chefs from Manhattan to New Orleans and guests shelled out $93 for tickets to gain access to unlimited original dishes, creative […]

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by / on June 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Here Come the Boys: Thrillist Gathers for the Best Day of Your Life

The bros of NYC and their gal pals gathered on Saturday for what promised to be the best day of their lives. Thrillist, the digital lifestyle website for men, held its second annual Best Day of Your Life (so… second best day of your life?) – a live gathering of the site’s readers and followers. The stakes were high as the […]

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by / on June 25, 2014 at 10:45 am / in Get Cultured

Take a Trip With A Map To Somewhere Else

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of A Map to Somewhere Else, a play written by Reina Hardy and presented by the Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. The Everyday Inferno Theatre Company has presented such works as Something Wicked, If on a Winter’s Night, Briar Rose & The Thirteenth Fairy, and The Golden Hour, amongst many other plays. A […]

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by / on June 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Smile Bright with the Help of Smile Brilliant {Plus Giveaway!}

Pefecting your pearly whites can cost hundreds of dollars, and those of us trying to save our cash can’t afford expensive dentist treatments. Smile Brilliant offers those of us on a budget a solution to teeth whitening that won’t break the bank. Smile Brilliant is more effective than your typical over the counter whitening products, as it uses an LED […]

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by / on June 24, 2014 at 10:55 am / in Bottoms Up

Presstea: Changing the Way We Think About Tea

  I recently had the pleasure of visiting Presstea in the West Village; a café that has been open for one year and is gaining popularity by the minute. Not only was I able to taste some delicious pastries and tea, but I was also taught some important facts about tea in general. While at Presstea I came to the […]

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