Archive for July, 2015

by / on July 9, 2015 at 11:30 am / in The Twisted Library

Broken Homes & Gardens is a Suspenseful Romantic Comedy

Have you ever picked up a book that has you screaming at the characters for being so stupid? While reading Broken Homes & Gardens, by Rebecca Kelley, I found myself talking to myself and frustrated at the characters throughout the whole book. No I’m not crazy, but I did connect with the characters in this romantic novel. Malcom and Joanna […]

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by / on July 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm / in Get Cultured

How to Throw a Killer Shark Week Party

Shark Week has been a national phenomenon for years. The Discovery Channel pays homage to the misunderstood underwater creatures people find so fascinating in a weeklong programming special each summer. This year, it takes place earlier than ever and we are smack dab in the middle of it! Each year, Shark Week seems to get a bigger and better following, […]

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by / on July 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm / in Food For Thought

Pounds & Ounces: Chelsea’s Untraditional American Pub

Chelsea is a hub of activity in the city — it’s always bustling with people, attracting New Yorkers and tourists alike to the shopping, the High Line, art galleries, bars, and of course, the food. Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub is a great spot to pop in for a meal. The American menu encourages sharing and puts a fun spin […]

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by / on July 7, 2015 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Alice’s Arbor; Farm Fresh

The night was was cool and the sky drizzled, setting the mood for the perfect comfort food storm.We went to Alice’s Arbor on Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, an establishment known for its warm ambiance, eclectic interior, farm-to-table as measure of quality and not just a trendy marketing tactic, and an all-star cast of successful restauranteurs that actually lives up to […]

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by / on July 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm / in Food For Thought

A New Style of Dining with Project Sara

Even with the endless choices of dining in New York, there are the occasional surprises that tantalize the taste buds and reawaken the foodie in all of us. Project Sara, spearheaded by Viraj Borkar and Adhishek Khade, hosted an off menu experience known as Dining Reconstructed, fusing together seasonal ingredients and ethnic cuisine for a five course meal that was not to […]

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by / on July 6, 2015 at 11:20 am / in Bottoms Up

Rosé is the New Black This Summer

Wine was the center of attention last Tuesday night as Wine Enthusiast magazine gathered at the achingly hip Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg to celebrate its 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2015 issue. The evening kicked off with a panel of experts talking shop under the guidance of Wine Enthusiast’s executive editor, Susan Kostrzewa, before segueing into a swanky night of cocktails, […]

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by / on July 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Drinks, Eats, Music and Fun Abound at NY Heritage Salon & Bounty

Summer in the city can get kind of boring. Flocks of residents abandon the concrete jungle for more nature in the Hamptons, Long Island, and other beach and lake destinations. For those sticking it out, you’re in for a treat next week, where Toasting the Town will play host to their first annual NY Heritage Salon & Bounty. The event […]

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by / on July 2, 2015 at 11:25 am / in The Twisted Library

A Special Story for the Book Lover’s Soul

Stepping into his floating bookstore on a barge, The Literary Apothecary, you might not get the book you want, but you’ll get the one you need – even if you didn’t know it. Nina George’s international bestseller, The Little Paris Bookshop, now translated into English for the first time since its original 2013 German publication, is a story about grief, denial, love, heartbreak, friendship, […]

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by / on July 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm / in Food For Thought

4th of July Entertaining Made Easy: Cheese Edition

If, like most of us, you are still struggling to fix together some last minute 4th of July plans, it can be a daunting task if you’ve decided to host your own little get together. With friends and family all with different palettes and picky preferences, finding the perfect snacks and appetizers to munch on can be tricky. Luckily, it’s […]

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by / on July 1, 2015 at 11:35 am / in Get Cultured

Beer & Cheese Tastings Free for Instrata Tenants

They say that New Yorkers are always in search of their dream apartment. Well Instrata Luxury Residences are attracting new residents and charming their current ones, so you might want to think about hopping on the bandwagon. What’s so special about Instrata? Just about everything! The development company has three locations throughout Manhattan and a location in Brooklyn Heights. If […]

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