Archive for September, 2016

by / on September 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm / in Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night in: Cheddar, Beers and TV

Sometimes a girl just needs to kick back and relax with some cold brews and tasty snacks. During our quick binge of Netflix series Stranger Things, we rounded up some gal pals, snuggled up under some blankets (okay, that’s a lie. It was still sweltering outside.) and poured ourselves a cold one. Thanks to Gourmet Gift Baskets, we tried some […]

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by / on September 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm / in Get Cultured

A Crazy Foursome Gives Us an Entertaining Evening in “Mechanics of Love”

Relationships are like bookmarks for the book called our life — sometimes they are memorable, but most of the time they are not. You forget them or, more importantly, forget the feelings they generated for you at the moment. A passion fling that at the moment seemed like everything in the world could easily become a joke between friends a […]

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by / on September 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm / in Food For Thought

Elevate Your Palate and Your Status with Bordeaux and Caviar

Caviar, a food rich in both price and taste, is normally paired with champagne or vodka, two different beverages that are light and allow the caviar to do the heavy lifting. It was a wonderful experience to enjoy the same buttery richness of caviar with a more substantial glass of wine (or twelve) in hand. John Knierim, the Vice President […]

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by / on September 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm / in Get Cultured

“Maestro” is a Virtuoso Portrayal of an American Icon

God and love. These things means the same for so many people, yet we try to find it in different ways. The idea of love by itself is vast. It can mean anything! From the sweet taste of strawberries in the summer to the person you spend your life with, we love. And we find God through these things, because […]

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by / on September 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm / in Get Cultured

Chicago Celebrates its 20th Broadway Anniversary on Central Park’s Summer Stage

When I walked into Central Park’s Summer Stage area on the night of August 31st, the energy was almost palpable. There was a certain excitement in the air that was both impossible to ignore and difficult to resist. This electrifying and intoxicating atmosphere was brought on by the performance that was about to happen: the celebration of Chicago the Musical’s […]

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by / on September 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm / in The Twisted Library

Are You Capable of Drinking Like a Grown Up? Here’s Your Guide

  Drink Like a Grown Up is not your typical mixology book. It is an informative and entertaining read, composed by the highly secretive League of Extraordinary Drinkers, who want you to reconsider the way you think about and consume alcohol. Similar to the way you think about where your food comes from, learning more about the origins of your […]

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by / on September 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Feel Energized ‘N Rested with the Help of Sundown Naturals Gummy Vitamins

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. Being an adult doesn’t always mean giving up life’s little pleasures. Remember going into candy stores and stocking up on all your favorite sweets? Well now you can kind of do the same thing, but in a healthy way. Sundown® Naturals is a company that produces […]

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by / on September 7, 2016 at 11:50 am / in Get Cultured

WWRRD: (What Would Ryan Reynolds Do?) Hug a Tree!

Raise your hand if you like Ryan Reynolds. (Who doesn’t?) Raise your hands if you dig Eddie Bauer. (Flannel all dayyyy.) Put the two together and you’ve got one helluva combo. Last week, atop Manhattan’s High Line, Eddie Bauer, along with American Forests and philanthropic ambassador Ryan Reynolds, came together to celebrate the One Tree Initiative. Eddie Bauer has long […]

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by / on September 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm / in Get Cultured

Andre Agassi is Back at the US Open with Lavazza Coffee

With all of the hoopla surrounding the US Open every year, it’s no surprise that tennis fans from near and far flock to New York to catch a bit of the action. Last week, Lavazza Coffee announced an exciting multi-year partnership with tennis legend and author Andre Agassi at an intimate breakfast at Nomo Kitchen in the city. In 2015, […]

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by / on September 5, 2016 at 11:30 am / in Bottoms Up

Four Liquors You Haven’t Heard of (But You Probably Should)

Are you tired of ordering the same drink every time you get to a bar simply because you don’t know how to expand your horizons?  Read on to learn how to mix things up, both literally and figuratively. Nolet’s Dry Gin Summertime and the living is…gin and tonic season. If you’re a G&T fan who can’t bear the thought of […]

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