Archive for August, 2017

by / on August 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm / in Food For Thought

Discover New York’s Underground Sushi Den

Let me start off by saying that I like sushi, but I don’t love sushi. I enjoy it, but can usually only eat a few pieces at any given time. However, I was instantly intrigued by the recently opened second location of Sushi by Bou next to The Sanctuary Hotel upon arrival — an easily overlooked gate leads into a graffitied stairwell […]

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by / on August 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm / in Food For Thought

Pretty Fly for a Hot Sauce

I like it hot, hot, hot! And I know I’m not the only one. We all know Beyoncé carries hot sauce in her bag and she’s not the only musician to have an affinity for the spicy. Dexter Holland of the multi-platinum band The Offspring realized he had some chops in the kitchen and came to launch the hot sauce […]

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by / on August 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm / in Bottoms Up

Argo Tea, Not Just a Porch-friendly Beverage

Iced tea, generally thought of as a low-calorie alternative to water (according to girls “watching their sugar” everywhere), has reinvented itself as the perfect cocktail mixer. Argo Tea, generally known for its commitment to local and sustainable tea production, has teamed up with several note-worthy spirit companies to create some truly excellent cocktails. Raising brand awareness while providing a low-calorie alternative […]

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by / on August 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Firm It Up: A Skincare Brand For All

Something I’ve noticed about being in my late 20s is that my skin is not like it used to be. Those dreaded signs of aging are actually starting to show already! Everyone always says that prevention is the key to maintaing glowing skin, which is why I turned to NEOCUTIS. This brand of skincare products offers a wide range of […]

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by / on August 15, 2017 at 11:10 am / in Bottoms Up

New Health Obsession: Cide Road’s Organic Switchel

Apple cider vinegar is one of those weird health trends that seems to be taking over my Instagram lately. It has many health benefits, like lowering blood pressure, aiding in weight loss, etc. etc. But people who drink it? Yuck! It doesn’t seem that appealing to me. So when I heard about Cide Road Organic Switchel, I was intrigued. Although […]

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by / on August 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Enjoy Your Summer with Great Music at “Songbook Summit”

There’s something unique and magical about the Great American Songbook that makes it timeless. Maybe it’s the fusion of jazz with the sounds of musical theater, creating a style that is both black and white. Maybe it’s because it didn’t seem like appropriation, but actual admiration, in which this music was founded. I don’t know the reasons, besides the fact […]

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by / on August 9, 2017 at 11:30 am / in Food For Thought

Are Cream Cheese Bites the New “It” Dessert?

If you ask Becky with the Good Bites, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. With humble beginnings in her Manhattan kitchen, Becky channeled a weeknight sweet tooth into a business of more than snack-able proportions. Using cheesecake as a jumping off point of inspiration, Becky’s OG chocolate bites boast six different flavors, are hand dipped in chocolate, and are the […]

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by / on August 8, 2017 at 11:10 am / in Bottoms Up

Pop the Pink Party: The Fat Jew’s Latest Rosé

While Summer is well under way, it’s not over yet! Which means there’s plenty of time left for pool parties, rooftop hangs and rosé. Whether your favorite hashtag is #RoséAllDay or #YesWayRosé, there’s a brand new rosé on the market that New Yorkers can get excited about.   From the politically incorrect comedian and social media celeb, Josh Ostrovsky, better […]

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by / on August 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm / in Get Cultured

Self-Congratulating “This Gonna Be On The Test, Miss?” at the MITF 2017

What a summer it has been! After a hiatus from reviewing, I am back to enjoy and share the love of all things theater. At this point of the summer we are deep in festival season, and with a few weeks left of the season to go, theater is everywhere. More importantly, new theater is everywhere. From the Planet Connections […]

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by / on August 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm / in Food For Thought

Summertime & the Living’s Easy at Industry Kitchen

Industry Kitchen first caught our eye when it opened back in 2015, and it has continued to impress New Yorkers ever since. Always revamping their menu and always innovative, this South Street Seaport locale is making waves in the food industry. (You may recall they made headlines when they started serving up the world’s most expensive pizza – covered in […]

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