Articles by: Amanda Mactas

by / on May 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A High Rolling Getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort

There really is no such thing as summer in the city when you live in New York. Locals can’t get away from the concrete jungle fast enough come Friday and most head towards the beaches in the Hamptons or Jersey Shore. But if you want to get away from the crowds filled with Manhattaners, we know plenty of other amazing […]

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by / on May 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Vegan Sushi Is Our New Obsession

Beyond Sushi, a vegan fast casual restaurant, recently opened their fifth New York City location, just blocks away from Bryant Park. The plant-based locale focuses on flavorful, locally-sourced and seasonal produce, bringing diners the freshest meals possible. Like its name implies, they serve more than just sushi here. We started off an amazing evening at Beyond Sushi with a selection […]

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by / on May 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Namaste Outside with Yo Yoga!

Yoga under stars? You can get your flex on at Yo Yoga!‘s Midtown studio both indoors and outside on their enchanting rooftop under the stars. Founded by Rebecca Weible, the studio hosts classes, workshops and events outdoors on their private rooftop whenever the weather is 68 degrees or warmer. Last week, we spent our evening at the outdoor rooftop studio, […]

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by / on May 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm / in Dress to Impress

Summer Hack: A Sexy Way to Prevent Chafing

The temperatures are finally rising and that means the pants get stored away until Fall. But if, like me, you’re a member of the #nothighgap team, chafing can present a real problem during hot summer months when you want to rock a dress, skirt or shorts. And while I’ve been pretty content with the deodorant on the inner thigh trick […]

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by / on May 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm / in Get Cultured

Dear Eleanor: A Fun & Quirky Murder Mystery

Everyone loves a classic whodunit. Murder mysteries are fascinating, both in real life and in fiction. Dear Eleanor, a play showing at the Kraine Theater, combines humor with mystery in a classic whodunit murder mystery. Taking place in 1935, the Barnes family convenes at the family estate to celebrate the birthday of Barbara, who married into the family. The family […]

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by / on May 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm / in Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up: Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

It may be pouring in the city, which means no one’s leaving their apartments today. So even though there’s some great places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around the city, we suggest making your own fun by mixing up one of these celebratory cocktails! No umbrella needed. Angry-rita (Courtesy of Angry Orchard) 4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 1 oz […]

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by / on May 3, 2017 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Lean Cuisine: Not Just for College Kids

When two culinary powerhouses join forces, you know you’re in for something special. And that’s exactly what we got last week when we joined Lean Cuisine at Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). The museum, which creates exhibits and hosts programs, cooking classes, tastings, seminars and more, was the perfect backdrop to learn about Lean Cuisine’s new Asian-inspired dishes, […]

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by / on April 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm / in Food For Thought

Mel’s Burger Bar: Beer, Grub and Happiness

If, like every other New Yorker, you don’t feel like waiting in line at Black Tap just to Instagram a milkshake, we suggest heading to Mel’s Burger Bar on the Upper East Side (there’s also a second location on the Upper West). More options and more fun, this burger locale was made for lax bros but entices all. It’s casual […]

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by / on April 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm / in Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night In: Three Cheers for Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Guys. I’ve discovered my new favorite drink and I’ve been shouting it from the rooftops. (Okay not literally, but I have been telling all my friends about it.) Truly Spiked & Sparkling is a godsend! It’s a gluten-free spiked sparkling water, that tastes like actual sparkling water, but still clocks in at 5% ABV and only sets you back 100 […]

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by / on April 26, 2017 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Get Frenched at Brasserie 8 1/2

Brasserie 8 1/2 is a hidden surprise in the heart of Midtown. Right off of Fifth Avenue, the Brasserie might give you the wrong impression — the French restaurant descends from a grand spiral staircase in to a posh and sophisticated dining room abound with ivory tablecloths and works of art by infamous artists like Matisse and Léger. This might […]

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