Bloomingdale’s is synonymous for it’s high end trendy shopping, signature black-and-white decor, small and medium brown bag’s and loft style space’s filled with designers such as Burberry, Aqua, Theory,Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs. The real jewel however, is tucked away on the seventh floor! Continue reading
Why I love: Lani Kai, located in Soho, is a rum-centric, chic, sophisticated lounge that boasts modern Polynesian inspired décor.
This open spaced upscale lounge has a relaxed tranquil vibe with candlelit tables, dim overhead lighting, fresh orchids throughout and an inventive Island inspired cocktail menu. Continue reading
Last week, I attended a tasting at the much raved about “Neapolitan Pizzeria” Donatella located in Chelsea.
Upon reviewing the menu and partaking in the wonderful cuisine that was offered, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Donatella serves up more than just delicious artisan styled pizza! And, although I did have her famous mouth-watering pizza, I have decided to review the other dishes my palette was privileged to be introduced to. Continue reading
If you’re looking to get away from the city without leaving the city, head over to the East Village on Avenue C where you will hear the sounds of Frank, Tony and Etta coming from the newly opened Verso Italian Bistro.
This neighborhood Italian restaurant offers soft lighting, rustic yet modern decor, a high antique ceiling, exposed brick, and wooden floors that beautifully display the original space.
Why I Love: Verso provides a very intimate, low-key vibe and carries a very romantic ambiance, with an expertly hand selected fine Italian wines collection and a simple yet inventive menu that will appeal to everyone’s palette. It is the perfect spot to escape from the sounds of the bustling city. Continue reading
Be Good: Their modern twist on this traditional Italian drink was very refreshing. They mix Limoncello- a traditional Italian lemon liqueur made by infusing lemon peels with alcohol, with equal parts Triple Sec- an orange-flavored liqueur made from the dried peels of bitter and sweet orange, to create one unbelievably smooth and delicious cocktail! Continue reading
This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending a private tasting at the famous Latin infused Calle Ocho Restaurant located on the Upper West Side. Joining me was the sassy and sweet Sarah Shaker of the infamous NYC dating and lifestyle blog Bright Lights, My City, and the effervescent Sarah Spigelman of the local foodie favorite blog Fritos and Foie Gras. Continue reading
This past weekend a group of friends and I went out to celebrate our friend James’ birthday. Having finished drinks at The Irish Exit in midtown around 9:30, I convinced our group, which included the lovely Sarah Shaker of Bright Lights, My City to head over to this hookah lounge that I’d been hearing a lot of buzz about.
Off the beaten path in the Lower East Side lies a vibrant Mediterranean lounge with dim red lighting, tables surrounded by candlelight, food as exotic as their belly dancers and hookahs featuring flavors such as fragrant crushed grape to the lite Caribbean infused coconut: Le Caire Lounge
This past Thursday was the famed Fashions Night Out NYC. With no game plan intact, I decided to meet up with one of my lovelies, Lauran Matina of BrunchChick for an evening of champagne, shopping and shenanigans!
After hitting up the obvious necessary’s in Soho : Prada, Intermix, Michael Kors and Mulberry- thankfully doing only minimal damage to my platinum card- we headed over to the corner of Prince and Broadway were we came across Nespresso. Continue reading