Archive for July, 2016

by / on July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm / in Food For Thought

A Great Reason to Get Brain Freeze

Apparently July is National Ice Cream Month. Like Americans really need an excuse to indulge in ice cream. But we’ll go with the flow and have an extra pint or two (or three). And if you’re concerned that it’s almost August, think again. We’ve spent this month discovering awesome ice cream brands that you can get your hands on year […]

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by / on July 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm / in Get Cultured

Never Lose Anything Again with the Tile

Even if I dropped these into the abyss I’d be able to find them!! So obsessed with my new @tiledit, which helps me find my 🔑 when I misplace them (basically every day) #vzwbuzz A photo posted by Manhattan with a Twist (@manhattantwist) on Jun 18, 2016 at 12:11pm PDT You know what sucks? Losing things. A live in a […]

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by / on July 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm / in Get Cultured

“Twisted Operettas” Exposes Christian De GrĂ©’s Music and Evolution

An artist’s growth can be a painful reminder of what growth really means. It means realizing the best next steps to take by failing. It means having multiple rejections and powering through the constant humiliation of everyday living. It’s taking risks that could transform you, both in a positive and negative way. It means re-inventing yourself constantly while trying to […]

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by / on July 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm / in Girls' Night In

Girls’ Day Out: Munching on Deep River Snacks

Sometimes you need to stray from your normal patterns and that’s exactly what we did for this month’s Girls Night In series. Instead, we packed a bag and headed out for some fun in the sun in Central Park for a Girls’ Day Out! So any sunbathing beauty knows that in order to beat the heat in NYC, you need […]

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by / on July 25, 2016 at 11:40 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Kitchen Sink Packs a Punch in a Delicate Space

Formerly referred to under the umbrella of “upstate New York,” Beacon, a small town in the Hudson River Valley, is undergoing a cultural facelift. A different kind of gentrification is occurring here, one that allows Beacon to shine, embracing its quirkiness and its distinct personality that separates it from the rest of the towns dotting the landscape of this lush […]

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by / on July 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm / in Food For Thought

Bagatelle Heats Up with a Prix Fixe Lunch

Have you ever wanted to sip rosĂ© on a patio in Saint-Tropez or drink copious amounts of champagne with friends in the French Riviera? Well you can, sort of. Nestled away in the uber-chic area of the Meatpacking District sits the infamous Bagatelle. While not new to the neighborhood, since its reopening in 2012, the French bistro, which seats 95 […]

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by / on July 21, 2016 at 11:45 am / in Bottoms Up

HENRI’s Backyard is Bringing the Best Backyard Straight to You

More of a companion piece than a sequel, the second Brooklyn-based restaurant by restauranteur Binh Douglas of the HENRI Hospitality Group is off to a great start. In a cozy space previously occupied by the Pickle Shack, Henri’s Backyard is a “bar-forward” laid back environment in which to sip a cocktail and an assortment of snacks under the protective canopy […]

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by / on July 20, 2016 at 11:50 am / in Food For Thought

A Midtown Gem: Bill’s Townhouse

This could just be one of my favorite new spots in town. Visiting Bill’s Townhouse is a wondrous delight…the recently reopened three story townhouse is like a museum, with old black and white photographs covering the walls, a library of leather bound books, and all the ambiance of a mid-1800’s speakeasy. If it weren’t for the delicious food, we’d spend […]

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by / on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Taking Risks with Sapporo & Blind Barber

Beer, burgers, and…haircuts?! Yup, that was the theme of the evening for the Blind Barber‘s inaugural Epic Risks, Great Rewards event. The barbershop and speakeasy teamed up with Sapporo beer to launch an original video series highlighting risk takers. Both brands were started by risky moves — Sapporo founder Seibei Nakagawa left Japan for Germany at 17 and went on […]

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by / on July 18, 2016 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Biscuits Are Vying for Their Rightful Spot in NYC

I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t love indulging in a delicious, buttery biscuit every now and then. Luckily, Big Bottom Biscuit Bar of California fame has opened up shop at Osteria Cotta Monday through Friday from 7-2pm and weekends from 8-11pm. With so many niche restaurants and bars opening up all over the city, touting their own unique […]

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