Articles by: Amanda Mactas

by / on March 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm / in Food For Thought

Forkin’ Good: Two Forks Opens in Bryant Park

Move over Chipotle, there’s a new healthy spot in town that’s destined to take over. Two Forks, a new fast casual eatery right outside of Bryant Park, brings a healthy twist to typically calorie heavy, Southern fare. The restaurant features slow cooked, pulled meats and let me tell you, it’s yummy. Customers can opt for either a bun or a […]

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by / on March 27, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Food For Thought

Caffé Dei Fiori: Italian As It’s Meant To Be

Manhattan’s Upper East Side is known for expensive shopping, elegant brownstones and impeccable dining. Caffé Dei Fiori fits right in among its peers, serving fresh, house-made Italian cuisine in a small, but chic space in the 70s. With two floors, and prime viewing of bustling Lexington Avenue, the space is rather intimate, and decorated with bright and colorful pieces that […]

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by / on March 23, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Get Cultured

Experience Authentic Arabic Storytelling with The Strangest

Theater is one of the most wonderful forms of storytelling we have. We recently had the opportunity to see a showing of The Strangest, which centers around the live performance tradition of Arabic storytelling. The Fourth Street Theatre was completely transformed into a traditional Arab storytelling café, complete with plush pillows, draped tapestries and even Turkish coffee. The scene was set, […]

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by / on March 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm / in Bottoms Up, Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night In: Detox Tea Time

It’s officially the first day of Spring, and that means everyone’s newly invigorated to clean house, amp up their workouts and eat healthy in preparation for summer. And while all these things sound good, we believe it’s important to practice what you preach all year long. So instead of trying the latest and greatest trendy detox diet, we opt for […]

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by / on March 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm / in Home Sweet Home

Sleep Woes? Not Anymore!

Ever have trouble sleeping? Yeah, join the club. Not getting enough, or enough quality sleep, is a public health epidemic, with stress as one of the leading causes. While many people are quick to grab that bottle of NyQuil, there are many healthier ways out there that can help you snooze soundly. Last year, we discovered Dreampad, owned by Integrated […]

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by / on March 7, 2017 at 11:40 am / in Bottoms Up

Whisky Live 2017: A Recap of Our Favorites

Every year whisky lovers gather at Chelsea Piers to partake in the event known as Whisky Live. Here, attendees can try expressions from their favorite brands, as well as discover new, small batch brands from near and far. We loved trying unique expressions from some of our favorites, like Jack Daniels, Usquaebach, Yamakazi and more. However, the highlight of Whisky […]

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by / on March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am / in Food For Thought

Get Drunk on Cookies This St. Patty’s Day

We love that, this year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, which means there’s no excuse not to celebrate! The Irish are known for the affinity for their dark lagers and stouts and Feed Your Soul is set to pay homage to that heritage. The online retailer, which specializes in cookies, brownies and other baked goods, is set to […]

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by / on March 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

See It Now: Significant Other on Broadway

When I was invited to check out the new Broadway show Significant Other, I wasn’t expecting much. I hadn’t yet heard of it and didn’t know much about it. But once the lights at the Booth Theater dimmed and the show began, I was intrigued. Brought to us by playwright Joshua Harmon and directed by Trip Cullman, Significant Other became […]

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by / on February 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm / in Food For Thought

Good Stock Knows Its Soup

Nestled within the bustling Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall lies the latest location of Good Stock, a soup mecca that you shouldn’t miss. I have always been a soup fiend, I just can never get enough. And when the weather is cold and blustery, it really just hits the spot. Good Stock founder Ben LeBlanc is just as inviting as his […]

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by / on February 13, 2017 at 11:15 am / in Blushing Beaut

Stressed? You Might Want to Try This New Supplement

If, like me, you find yourself a little more stressed recently (thanks Trump), you’re not alone. According to a 2016 study, 77% of people reported to regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, while 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress [source]. That’s a lot of people. And it’s no secret that too much stress can cause serious health […]

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