Archive for March, 2016

by / on March 15, 2016 at 11:35 am / in Bottoms Up

Get Rosé Ready for the Warm Months

Spring is finally here and Summer is fast approaching. For most seasonal wine drinkers, like myself, that means getting excited about the lighter wines perfect for drinking in the heat. I tend to gravitate towards a chardonnay or a sauvignon blanc, but when Wines of Provence announced that New York City will be included in their exclusive Provence in the […]

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by / on March 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Celebrate Bar Rescue’s 100th Episode with Spike TV

Do you enjoy watching bartenders who are terrible at their jobs get reprimanded by a giant man who has worked in hospitality for years and has a very aggressive speaking voice? Do you take personal pride watching sleazy managers hitting on guests get what’s coming to them? Do you completely agree that bar stools with backs cut off the aspect […]

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by / on March 14, 2016 at 11:25 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Escape to Carmel-by-the-Sea in California

Nothing beats escaping the winter doldrums and we recently were treated to an amazing getaway in Monterey County, California, where we visited both Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley. Carmel-by-the-Sea is the definition of quaint, comprised of just one square mile on the Monterey Peninsula. With no street numbers, houses are instead designated with cutesy names like Sea Daze and Suntrap, but […]

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by / on March 11, 2016 at 11:20 am / in Food For Thought

Sweet Treats to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Beers, whiskies, all green everything…these are a few of the things that make St. Patrick’s Day great. Not to mention celebrating Irish culture! And with all the drinking involved with this holiday, it’s only natural to soak it up with some delicious treats. We know of a few in NYC that’ll make you feel lucky even if you aren’t Irish. […]

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by / on March 10, 2016 at 11:15 am / in Dress to Impress

Fun, Flirty Fashion by Kerol D

Influenced by millennials from different cultures and backgrounds, emerging women’s brand Kerol D is launching its Spring/Summer 2016 collection and it’s not to missed. Based in Los Angeles, the collection combines vegan materials, detailed fabrics, daring styles and bold colors. Founded by co-designer Carola Di Giulio and creative director Kelly Merlo, the Kerol D Spring/Summer 2016 collection understands the many facets […]

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by / on March 9, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

Paris Cocktails: French Twists On Your Favorite Drinks

The first thing I should probably mention about Paris Cocktails, a book by Doni Belau, is how it looks on the outside (all “don’t judge a book by its cover” arguments aside). This small, hardcover collection of recipes features a martini-shaped cut-out on the front, revealing a map of Paris underneath. It is extremely pleasing to the eye, to say […]

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by / on March 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Buckets of Booze + Dueling Pianos = One Helluva Night Out

In a city filled with one bar after the next, it can be quite a feat trying to differentiate yourself from all the rest. Howl at the Moon, a well-known franchise, opened up shop in Midtown, placed conveniently in the Theater District. The two-level spot has a slight Southern feel, warm and inviting, despite its large size. While it’s definitely […]

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by / on March 8, 2016 at 11:45 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Garfunkel’s: Meet Your New Favorite Speakeasy

In a city where there are so many people trying to be visible, we seek places in deep corners where we can hide behind velvet curtains or heavily guarded steel doors simply to avoid crowded, messy social interactions. The overstimulation and exposure of the senses in New York drive us to places of secrecy and valor.  It may or may […]

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by / on March 7, 2016 at 11:40 am / in Bottoms Up

Whisky Live, Much Like Its Showcasing Spirits, Ages Well

Each year, whisky connoisseurs, novices and newbies come together to discover the latest and greatest whiskies from around the world. The hub of all things whisky is known as Whisky Live NY and features pours of over 300 different whiskies across the globe. Bourbon, scotch, Irish, Japanese…you name it, they’ve got it. We first experienced Whisky Live last year, where we […]

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by / on March 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm / in Get Cultured

“A Little Night Music” Withstands the Test of Time

More than four decades after its Broadway premiere, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, remains entertaining and majestic. Under the direction of Judith Jarosz of Theater 2020 Productions, A Little Night Music, comes to life in 2016. Set in Northern Europe, the musical takes you on a comical journey through the challenges of marriage, as well as the challenges of […]

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