When you think of classic New York you essentially think of three things: sidewalk hot dogs, blaring yellow cabs, and beautiful iconic venues to tie the knot. At least that’s what you should be thinking. With as many places to get married as there are tourists in NYC, this iconic list should help you narrow down your location options.
Sometimes we tend to jump the gun on changing seasons, but it seems spring is finally here! It’s time to replace your puffy coats and warm gloves with gingham dresses and brightly-colored suede jackets. Here’s a rundown of the top trends to try this season, perfect for showing off at all those brunches by the waterfront and rooftop parties you'll no doubt be attending.
Spring has arrived and what better way to celebrate than checking out a show in NYC on the cheap? The theater is the perfect place to take your date, kids, friends, or family who are coming in to visit. From the ever-entertaining Blue Man Group, to the sexy, hilarious, new 50 Shades parody, we have compiled the best shows with the best deals. Some tickets are even on sale for half price. Click through for the tix you don't want to miss.
Despite the snow, today marks the first day of spring, and with the new season, charities across New York City are preparing to take advantage of the nicer weather with their annual spring galas and events. The themes this year range from The Met's “China: Through the Looking Glass” to “Gangs of New York,” and everything in between. However, the 'new' Whitney Museum opening this spring is the talk of the town - it might even top Wintour's Met Gala as THE event to see and be seen at this season. The one thing that is certain is that these events are sure to bring together many of New York's best dressed and most eligible, all for a cause. We've rounded up the best, most talked about, and most prestigious charity events going on this spring. Click through to plan your calendar!
New York never ceases to stop in its supply of possibilities. As the US becomes more progressive about legalizing marijuana and it's no secret that drugs have changed the culinary and kitchen culture before, marijuana-infused haute-cuisine may become the future of fine dining experience. Sinsemil.la sells itself to be the "first marijuana experience dedicated to fine dining." Clandestinely founded in New York City, Sinsemil.la is an underground supper club that supposedly infuses marijuana varietals into their dishes to not just "balance the flavors of each dish," but to also prompt a pleasant psychoactive experience throughout supper time. We have chosen our favorite dishes from the spring tasting menu they have posted online. Click through and don't forget to make reservations for 4/20!
The Upper West Side has changed over the past few years. It's gone from a mini baby stroller city to a bustling bar hopping scene. Head to Amsterdam Avenue after work for some happy hour drinks, some spots even offer it past the usual 7 pm curfew. Invite some friends and make it an impromptu bar night. If you have time before the bar, you can stop into cute boutiques and stores around Broadway and Columbus at 72nd.
Co-stars yet again, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are no strangers when it comes to working the red carpet together. Over the weekend, The Cinema Society and Dior Beauty hosted a screening of Magnolia Pictures' Serena, their new film, at Sunshine Cinema in NYC. Cooper and Lawrence giggled before the camera before straightening out but that didn't stop them from joking again at the after party at the Top of the Standard later on in the night. Other A-list attendees included Nicky Hilton, Ivanka Trump, and producer Todd Wagner and wife Kari Wagner. Kelsey Grammer made an appearance at the after-party, where guests took in the stunning views of downtown Manhattan and sipped Belvedere cocktails named Mountain Moonshine and Pemberton's Punch. Click through for an inside look!
With the final season of Mad Men underway, celebrate with Mad Men's Dining Week! You can dine like Don Draper for just $19.69! Featuring either a fixed lunch menu or special cocktail selections, these restaurants are putting a '60s vibe on the concept of Restaurant Week. Over 30 spots are participating in total, so click through for the highlights.
My love affair with shortbread cookies began as a child. There was nothing I craved more than Pecan Sandies as I rushed home from school, threw down my book bag and ran to the pantry. I was obsessed; they were so sandy, buttery and crumbly and I swooned nothing more…definitely my snack of choice for many years.
On Thursday, March 12th, the American Sephardi Federation presented the opening night of the 18th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street). The evening included a reception, presentation of the Pomegranate Awards to filmmaker Kamal Hachkar (Film) and poet Erez Bitton (Lifetime Achievement: Literature), performance by international recording artist Enrico Macias, and screening of El Gusto, directed by Safinez Bousbia.