Archive for March, 2016

by / on March 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm / in Get Cultured

Some Sweet Suites at the Grand Hyatt New York

The hotels in New York’s Midtown East are not usually top of the list for the achingly hip, but they are a mainstay for people who really matter: the politicians and visiting dignitaries filtering in and out of the UN. It means the presidential suites in said hotels get used by, well, presidents. So when the Grand Hyatt New York opened […]

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by / on March 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A Breathtaking Wine Getaway at Holman Ranch

What’s better than staying on a wine vineyard? Answer: nothing. After our recent trip to the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, we ventured a short 15 minute car ride away to the lovely Holman Ranch. Located in Carmel Valley, Holman Ranch, also known as “casa escondida” because of its hard to spot location in the hills, lies on 400 acres, […]

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by / on March 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm / in Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night in: Cheese & Prosecco

This month, we loved hunkering down for a Thursday night in with a bottle of Prosecco and plenty of cheese in front of the TV. After the Oscars, all we could think about were this year’s movies that we missed out on. After hearing all the hype surrounding the film Spotlight, we had to give it a go. We popped […]

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by / on March 18, 2016 at 11:35 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Kobrick Coffee Rolls Out a Coffee-Cocktail List That is Unrivaled

If there was ever a place where a coffee bar can double as a chic place to enjoy an aperitif, the Meatpacking District is it. The soft lighting, the long, stainless steel bar aching to be leaned against, and the surprisingly lengthy list of coffee-infused cocktails all contribute to making Kobrick Coffee one of a kind. During the day, Kobrick’s […]

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by / on March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Pursuit of Happiness

From the founders of Live Happy magazine comes a book that neatly sums up a concept that some of us will struggle with our whole lives. The pursuit of happiness, written into our very own constitution, is a lifelong goal for many Americans. Though often shrouded in other goals: ambition, success, the search for love, starting a family, finding your […]

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by / on March 17, 2016 at 11:30 am / in Get Cultured

“Connected” is Worth Swiping Right For

The human being was made to be social. To unite in tribes and construct civilizations. The very nature of our progress is simple: we must woo somebody into attraction until that attraction becomes a real connection that can be explored. From that connection a family is formed, then two start to multiply. That family will then become part of a […]

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by / on March 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm / in Food For Thought

Monterey’s Tarpy’s Roadhouse Satiates Big Appetites

A longstanding staple in the area, Tarpy’s Roadhouse is conveniently located right off Salinas Highway, and instantly welcomes guests with its beautiful landscaping, bubbling pond and outdoor patios. The expansive restaurant is as lovely on the inside as it is on the outside, with gorgeous stonework, and seven different private and semi-private rooms to dine in. Each room has a […]

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by / on March 16, 2016 at 11:20 am / in Bottoms Up

Straight From Islay: Bruichladdich Whisky

On the island of Islay lies a Scottish treasure that has been around since 1881, the Bruichladdich Distillery. Embracing their roots to produce high quality whiskies, Bruichladdich offers a distinct taste that we typical do not recognize. After being closed for numerous years, the distillery was reopened in 2000 to make their signature whisky and the unique Octomore series. One […]

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by / on March 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A Charming Getaway at Hofsas House Hotel

With 45 inns to choose from in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, it can be tricky business deciding where to stay. If you’re looking for a charming, European-style bed & breakfast, family-run Hofsas House Hotel welcomes guests with open arms. Founded by Donna Hofsas over six decades ago, the inn remains in the family and is now run by her granddaughter Carrie Theis, […]

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by / on March 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm / in Get Cultured

“Ideation” Makes a Strong Impression in NYC

In this world, this small big world, things happen constantly we know nothing about. Or we know about it but we don’t really. Or maybe everyone is on the joke, but you. Those questions amplify every time something big happens. Every time a tragedy strikes, the seeping confusion births a bit of paranoia. Every time we conceptualized saving humanity as […]

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