Articles by: Nicole Schnitzler

by / on December 16, 2013 at 10:55 am / in Get Cultured

When Thoughts Attack — Life in NYC

Between the sky-high rent, jam-packed subway cars (that run frequently on delay) and 9am-9pm work hours, to say New York is stressful place to live is an understatement. And while we do our fair share of complaining and vent sessions over a round of craft cocktails on the weekly (not to mention daily), we rarely speak about the crazy thoughts, […]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Playing Now: On The Record—A Soundtrack Through Time

For On The Record, the musical compilation currently playing at the Upper West Side’s Stage 72, four cast members take the audience on a harmonized journey of 25 songs that span three generations. Each of the cast members, including Dallas actress Deborah Tranelli, MAC and Bistro award-winning Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl and Amanda Savan, is sincere, wildly compelling and completely […]

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by / on November 8, 2013 at 11:45 am / in Food For Thought

Pippali Now Open in Murray Hill

Tamarind’s chef Peter Beck ventured due east for his opening of Pippali, where he brings the same kitchen know-how (Michelin star-worthy) for inventive Indian dishes in the heart of Murray Hill. Stepping off of East 27th street, guests are greeted by an amber-hued dining room and sleek bar, where bartenders prep chaas and lassis for thirsty diners. Leading the meal […]

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by / on October 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm / in Bottoms Up

Lavazza Launches Premium Drip Coffee Line

Last week, crowds gathered on Eataly’s Birreria rooftop to raise a glass—and mug—to Lavazza’s new line of premium drip coffees. Cooking Channel stars Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos joined the Lavazza team to speak about the new coffee blends, which, as explained by our hosts, were created to reflect Lavazza’s commitment to quality and consistency, while also catering to the […]

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by / on September 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm / in Food For Thought

ilili Box Serves Up Quick Delicious Bites

Refined dining meets fast fare with ilili Box, the newly opened outdoor dining kiosk from ilili chef and owner Philippe Massoud. Located at Flatiron Public Plaza North, ilili Box serves up the same Eastern Mediterranean fare that’s earned ilili its beloved neighborhood status —but here, it’s convenient, quick and frequently handheld. A large selection of panini-pressed sandwiches are on offer, […]

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by / on September 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm / in Bottoms Up

Laphroaig Live Whisky Tasting

Apple cider, pumpkin pie, whisky. Let’s face it—some things just taste better in autumn. There couldn’t be a better time, then, for the team behind Laphroaig single malt to host Laphroaig Live — a live stream online whisky tasting happening on Thursday, September 26, from our very own Brooklyn. Whisky fans everywhere can tune in at 8pm EST to […]

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by / on July 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Limited Edition Gin Wheel Makes At-Home Bartending a Breeze

At-home parties are a bit of a rarity in New York. Blame it on the reasons you will—abundant restaurant choices, seasoned mixologists, fierce dance floors—but thanks to one recent (and might we say genius) collaboration, lack of apartment bar space can no longer be one of them. Enter the Gin Wheel, the brainchild of Bombay Sapphire EAST and design firm […]

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by / on June 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Celebrating the 4th in NYC

The Fourth of July is less than a week away, which means it’s almost time for fireworks, BBQs and your very best Americana garb. Not heading to the Hamptons or the shore? Below are a few ways to celebrate the nation’s big b-day in the Big Apple. July 3rd Evelyn Drinkery is kicking off the holiday with music by the […]

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by / on June 21, 2013 at 11:00 am / in Beyond the Boroughs

Hlemmur Square Opens in Iceland

Let’s face it: summer in the concrete jungle is tough. Sweltering subway stations, cramped apartments and limited pool options beckon a vacation to somewhere far away with a cool breeze and cooler culture. Enter Iceland’s Hlemmur Square, a new hotel in Reykjavik from European hotelier Klaus Ortlieb (Claridge’s in London, The Gotham Hotel in New York City, The Hotel Modern […]

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