Articles by: Jacy Topps

by / on December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Make a Pit Stop at Nashville’s Embers Ski Lodge

Thinking of visiting Nashville, Tennessee? Make sure to stop in at Embers Ski Lodge. It’s not exactly a ski lodge, which is what initially came to mind when I was introduced to the recently opened establishment. It’s your soon-to-be favorite Pacific Northwest-inspired bar and restaurant. Located in the trendy 12South neighborhood, Embers offers the warmth and camaraderie of a ski lodge […]

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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 rosé 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 June 24, 2016 at 1:47 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Orange is the New Black Returns Again (Thank God)

Our favorite Litchfield inmates are back and this season promises to be funny, eye-opening, controversial and devastating — and that’s the only spoiler I’m giving. Season 4 of Orange is the New Black started streaming June 17th and everyone’s Facebook status turned into Netflix and freak out over OITNB. To kick off the premier, the cast partnered with the Women’s […]

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by / on June 13, 2016 at 11:45 am / in Bottoms Up

Putting the ‘elit’ in Elite on World Martini Day

The vodka martini is one of the most iconic cocktails around the country. There’s this sophistication and prestige you feel when ordering one…at least, I always feel classy when I order one. To celebrate World Martini Day, elit Vodka decided to pay homage to classic cocktail in style. Held at the posh Marmara Hotel’s Penthouse, elit by Stolichnaya launched a […]

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by / on June 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm / in Get Cultured

Inside This Year’s Loisaida Festival

There are many things about New York City that I love and am proud of, but one thing that stands out is its diverse communities and its desire to elevate those communities. The energy of the Puerto Rican and Latino community made its presence known during the opening of the Loisaida Festival that has been held during Memorial Day Weekend since […]

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by / on May 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm / in Dress to Impress

Bright Colors Are the Theme of Filthy HAANZ’s New Collection

“Work hard, play hard” is not only the mantra of New Yorkers, but it’s also the theme of Canada-based Filthy Haanz’s new Resort ’16 collection. Under the creative direction of Wilber Tellez, the collection is geared towards trendsetting young professionals. Celebrating the launch of its Resort 2016 collection, Filthy HAANZ took the party to New York City and no surprise […]

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by / on May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Spark Your Feminine Edge with Luz de la Riva & The Rack Shack

Beautiful lingerie and intimate cosmetics seem like the perfect partnership, so when Luz de La Riva decided to host a sexy event, The Rack Shack was the perfect fit. Held in the hip Bushwick area of Brooklyn, guests were invited to a fun filled evening of oyster tasting, lingerie fittings, cocktails and pheromone boosting fun.            […]

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by / on May 4, 2016 at 11:45 am / in Bottoms Up

Patrón’s Margarita of the Year

It’s that time of year again — the time when Patrón lovers gather to select the Patrón Margarita of the Year out of the top three finalists. The premier celebration featured music, passed hors d’oeuvres, shaken margaritas and an interactive experience that only Patrón can give. Held in the beautiful area of Dumbo, Brooklyn, guests were treated upon arrival with […]

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by / on May 3, 2016 at 11:30 am / in The Twisted Library

Mixing Cocktails with Pleasure

Written by Gregory St. Clair, a Certified Mixologist & Beverage Consultant with over 15 years of high-level leadership in the hospitality industry, Sex and Drinks sizzles and titillates. The 85-page, fictional e-book consists of photos and recipes of yummy cocktails and the erotic sexual encounters of sexy characters. St. Clair pairs specialty cocktails with tales of passionate sexual acts between […]

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by / on April 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm / in Food For Thought

French Flare Hits the Bowery

France? No, the Bowery. Rich in culture and outstanding cuisine, France is everyone’s dream vacation. But if you can’t make it to France just yet, La Gamelle, under the new direction of chef Denis Kuc and consulting chef Michael Burbella, is your perfect alternative in NYC. When you think of Bowery the first thing that comes to mind is not […]

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