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We've all been there—it's the night before or morning of a major social event (one that you've had circled on your calendar for months) and you suddenly realize that your 'do is flat and you have no hair-spiration to save you. It's way too late to book a chair at your favorite salon, and besides, no one really wants to run around the city when there is some serious party-prepping to do. So what's a busy lady left with? Well, if she lives in the 21st century and has a smartphone, GLAMSQUAD is here to help. More»
Imagine what it would be like to get two of everything—double bowties, double suit jackets, double drinks, and even double takes? No, they're not twins, but AndrewAndrew know the feeling. Since the late '90s, the DJ duo has caused quite a stir on the seen-everything scene of NYC nightlife by performing (and ultimately living like) a single entity. Chances are you've seen them out and about, working the decks of the latest downtown hot spot with an iPad and venturing into the crowd to become "active observers" of the party. Or maybe you've seen them canoodling with the hoity-toity ladies of the UES, admiring the Andrews' impeccable aesthetic without catching on to their "radical politics," as they call them. More»
Literary greats like Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and other figures from the Beat Generation used The Marlton Hotel as their NYC haven, once upon a time. Now, with the reopening of the hotel, Sean MacPherson (Bowery Hotel, The Jane, The Maritime) is drawing in a whole new generation of New York creatives to the historic establishment. And with the hotel's restaurant, Margaux, officially open just in time for Fashion Week, you can expect to see even more A-list names continue to descend upon the Greenwich Village location. Whether it's the Parisian charm or the Mediterranean-style cuisine from Executive Chefs Jeremy Blutstein and Michael Reardon, Margaux has decidedly become the new hotspot that New Yorkers are buzzing about, not an easy task in a city with a constant revolving door of "cool." More»
It's not every day that your indie venture turns 30, and so Kim Hastreiter has a reason to smile. And with her iconic red glasses perched atop her nose and her adorable fluffy pup by her side, the downtown dabbler behind Paper Magazine certainly smiles like someone who's been lucky enough to do what they love for over three decades, all while leading a fabulous life on the way. Though she cites the creative geniuses she surrounds herself with as the ultimate source of inspiration, Kim herself has been a major cultural curator of the evolving New York scene since before she launched Paper back in 1984. Let's just say that when Bill Cunningham brings you into the biz, chances are you've got a bright future ahead. More»
When a 20-year fashion industry vet and a designer and pioneer in social networks join forces, they're innevitably destined to create something brilliant, which is exactly what Pierre Kim and Grace Chang have done with their luxury e-commerce site, Ivory Row. As two Tribeca dwellers with a shared passion for quality and luxury, the pair combined their expertise to create a company that is fast becoming the world's premier online luxury cashmere retailer. And as if a timeless, high-end cashmere line isn't enough of a draw, Kim and Chang also aim to make their pieces affordable and attainable for their consumers. Read on to find out how they're doing it and why the duo is a force to be reckoned with in the world of luxury fashion. More»
Cyndi Ramirez and Adam Fulton are a match made in marketing heaven. After meeting on the New York nightlife scene six years ago, the Brooklyn couple recently came together to launch The Eclective, a private network of cool kids and creatives privy to what's happening on the Downtown down low. The goal? To connect members of this community with the brands and industries they influence. From fashion and food, to art and skateboarding, this DUMBO-based biz is breaking down barriers between exclusive events and the elusive crowd that agencies actually want there. More»
Created by Lisa Salzer, Marlon Taylor-Wiles and Jon Sneden, George Frost is Lulu Frost’s male counterpart. Grown with a soulful aesthetic and a unisex mindset, George Frost jewelry is designed and manufactured in New York City. After discovering George Frost at Michael Bastian’s pop-up shop with BOFFO NY, we sat down with designer and celebrated dancer Marlon Taylor-Wiles and talked about manufacturing in New York City, Tupac’s nose ring, and working with his partner, Lisa Salzer. More»
In the last couple of years, Brendan Fallis has skyrocketed to the top of every DJ list, becoming one of the most in-demand DJs in New York. He goes from nightclubs, to runway shows, to museum galas on a weekly basis, and effortlessly rocks the crowd every time. His work ethic, friendly demeanor ("I love people. My business is kind of people."), and good looks have made him a staple on the nightlife and fashion scene, whether he's behind the decks or not. More»
Nobody knows hospitality quite like Steven Kamali, the man with the Midas touch when it comes to nightlife in New York. A staple in the biz for over a decade, Kamali could be found at the head of Steven Kamali Hospitality, a firm which has grown from a minor brokerage business to a leading consultancy collective responsible for some of your favorite spots, including Avenue, Bounce, and Southampton hot spot, The Capri Hotel. He's considered a "trend expert" by the likes of the New York Times and Forbes, and has even been featured on Crain's illustrious 40 Under 40 list. We recently chatted up the cultural cultivator at The Paramount, and learned about the secrets to his success, his predictions for the industry, and why NYC is the only place to be. More»
From high-fashion remakes, to tech gadgets, to home goods, to food, Erica Domesek can lend her DIY expertise to just about anything. Think Proenza Schouler inspired pieces and spiked-out Burberry trenches for a fraction of the cost. With two books under her belt, her frequent television appearances, and a widely successful website, the P.S. - I Made This founder continues to encourage people to find their inner creativity through DIY projects. Her motto, “I see it. I like it. I make it,” has rightfully garnered her the title of "Fashion Queen of DIY." We got a chance to chat with Erica about all things DIY, so click through to get inspired to take that glue gun into your own hands. More»
We all do it—head straight for the nearest store after a frustrating day at work to trade paper or plastic for the rush of happiness that comes from a new shirt, only to wear it once and never again. Sure, shopping makes us feel good, but what if shopping could make us feel even better? Enlightened, even? The ladies over at Zady.com are trying to do just that, and from the reactions that the newly-launched site has been receiving, it already seems like they're succeeding. Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Foodspotting, and Maxine Bédat of The Bootsrap Project, have combined their knowledge of tech and style to create an e-commerce site that truly celebrates quality creations and the people, and stories, behind them. More»
Monday, March 10
Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.