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St. Patrick's Day 2015: Our Official NYC Party Guide

St. Patrick's Day 2015: Our Official NYC Party Guide
Holidays

Excited for St. Patrick's Day in NYC? Chances are you've been waiting all year for this weekend to get Sham-rocked! The city streets will be packed like never before and the bars flooded with St. Patty's day fanatics! It's the ultimate time for pub crawling from this Friday to Tuesday, so we've made a list of the events in the city that you don't want to miss.

Inside The Good Human Project & Dinner Lab's Battle Of The Chefs

Inside The Good Human Project & Dinner Lab's Battle Of The Chefs
Events

On Saturday night in NYC, The Good Human Project (TGHP) partnered with Dinner Lab for Battle of the Chefs. What followed was a successful night of culinary competition and fundraising for TGHP’s animal welfare project, Lily’s Fund. The event was held at Union Square Ballroom with celebrity guest judges Dan Glickberg, Sonia Kapadia, and Pat LaFrieda of Food Network’s Food Fortunes and TGHP's keynote speaker Julie Shin.

Interview: Italia Independent Founder Andrea Tessitore On The Future Of Their Innovative Shades

Interview: Italia Independent Founder Andrea Tessitore On The Future Of Their Innovative Shades
Interviews

It's been a month since Italia Independent opened its first NYC boutique in SoHo during the rush of Fashion Week. On the corner of Mercer and Spring, this prime spot of real estate will only help the brand inch closer to their position as a huge contender in the accessories market in the city. Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and yours truly have donned their spectacles as of late - most of which are treated with new technology familiar in the automotive world. It's no wonder one of the founders, Lapo Elkann, is the great great grandson of the founder of Fiat. Italia Independent loves pushing the boundaries of eyeglasses and is constantly innovating and creating new treatments and applications for them. We had a chance to catch up with founder Andrea Tessitore to talk glasses, collabs, and launching into the American market.

8 Authentic Irish Pubs Perfect For Celebrating St. Patrick's Day In NYC

8 Authentic Irish Pubs Perfect For Celebrating St. Patrick's Day In NYC
Holidays

March signifies many things; the coming of spring, the anything-can-happen NCAA basketball tournament, and most importantly, St. Patrick’s Day. In New York, few occasions bring such widespread cheer to the city streets as celebrating Ireland’s patron saint. Don your green and join in on the fun with a pint of Guinness at one (or all) of these authentic Irish pubs across the city.

A Matchmaker's Guide To Acing That First Date

A Matchmaker's Guide To Acing That First Date
Things We Love

With all the apps and online dating options we have these days, scoring the first date is easy. But making it to the second date? That's where it gets complicated. Since first dates are so tricky to navigate, we've decided to enlist the help of a professional. Erika Gershowitz is a Three Day Rule matchmaker in NYC and she's mapped out the ultimate Do's and Don'ts for all you daters out there. What is the Three Day Rule? Basically a "white-glove," personalized matchmaking company backed by Match.com with a team of experts located across the country. Interested in a personal dating concierge? You can sign up for free! But first, click through for the best first date advice EVER.

The 10 Best Local Favorite Brunch Spots In Bushwick

The 10 Best Local Favorite Brunch Spots In Bushwick
Restaurants

Now that the weather is getting nicer and temps are finally above 30 degrees, head to Bushwick for your Sunday brunch. Hang out at Maria Hernandez park and walk around the Morgan and Jefferson stops to admire the street art murals stretching for blocks. Perhaps you can do this after you get day-drunk at one of our favorite brunch spots in the neighborhood. Bushwick has become the prime spot for local, seasonal, healthy, fresh, and organic fare, so mingle with the cool kids and brunch in Brooklyn this weekend.

Tips On Losing Winter Weight From The Fitness Experts At S10 Training

Tips On Losing Winter Weight From The Fitness Experts At S10 Training
Health

Yes, the weather this winter has the equivalent of the stench of week old Chinese Food; unpleasant and lingering. So no one blames you for losing some of the motivation to brave the elements and go to the gym, even if it is in your building. However, festival and beach season is right around the corner, so we spoke with S10’s Joe Holder on the five ways to win the battle when shedding the winter weight.

Norman Reedus & Rinko Kikuchi Attend A Special Screening Of 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

Norman Reedus & Rinko Kikuchi Attend A Special Screening Of 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'
Events

On Thursday night in NYC, Amplify Releasing and The Cinema Society hosted a screening of Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, a new film starring the Oscar-nominated Rinko Kikuchi.  Writer Nathan Zellner and writer/director David Zellner joined the actress at the screening, which was held at the Museum of Modern Art. Other A-list attendees included Norman Reedus and Lindsay Ellingson, who stunned in an all-black sheer ensemble. The after-party was held at the ever-exclusive Beautique, where guests sipped Qui Tequila cocktails named Fargo Fusion and Buried Treasure, inspired by the film. Click through for an inside look!

Inside The Members-Only SELECT Soirée At Soho Gallery

Inside The Members-Only SELECT Soirée At Soho Gallery
Events

On Wednesday evening, the spring weather was in full force and over 200 members of the exclusive SELECT community came out to enjoy a private showing of the “Winter Selections” Exhibition at the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, located on an idyllic cobblestone street in the heart of Soho. The gallery guests sipped on complimentary cocktails from Reyka Vodka, DEW Whiskey, Lillet, and Balvenie Scotch as they viewed works from emerging and established contemporary artists from around the world. The room was buzzing as innovators, financiers, and models mingled with other tastemakers.

Inside The 2015 Love Heals Gala In NYC

Inside The 2015 Love Heals Gala In NYC
Events

Last night Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, held its annual gala night at the Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC. Raising over $450,000, the glamorous event was certainly a success, with all proceeds from the evening going towards the prevention of HIV in the next generation of New Yorkers. Hal Rubenstein, Editor-at-Large at InStyle, Eric Villency, CEO of Villency Design Group, and Molly and Eliza Howard were all honored for their support of and dedication to Love Heals and its mission to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and education. Other guests included the stunning model Jessica Stam, and designers Chris Benz and Jennifer Fisher. Click through for an inside look!