As 2014 comes to a close, we've been considering possible ways to pay tribute to this wonderful year. We quickly realized the best way would be to stop by all our favorite restaurants from 2014! From recently renovated classics like Tavern on the Green to the newest hot spots like Beautique, we've rounded up our favorite restaurants in NYC. Click through our list and figure out which spots you must indulge in before the year is up.
On Friday, December 12th, the city's most glamorous partygoers headed up to the Bronx for the 16th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball at the New York Botanical Garden. With holiday magic in the air and an imaginative train show on display, it's no wonder so many of the night's best dressed opted for ethereal glitz fit for the season. However, some of our favorite looks also incorporated bold florals - perfect for a night spent in the garden. Click through for all the Winter Wonderland's must-see ensembles!
The holiday season is among us and at this point, any holiday shopping is last minute. It's hard enough to figure out what you're going to get those hard-to-please family and friends, but throw in the extra stress and anxiety from lack of time and you're officially in a disaster zone. Fret not, we've compiled a guide best suited for those who are the hardest to shop for, and hopefully it helps make your holiday shopping slightly more cheerful.
This year, NYC's Santacon collided with #MillionsMarchNYC Protests, one Santa showed up looking a little extra buff, puppies claimed their spot in the parade, and thousands of Santas flocked to Times Square and through the streets of NYC for one crazy celebration. Though there were talks of a more toned down event this year, the collision of Santacon and the crowded protests caused even greater attention. We rounded up our favorite Instagrams from the never-disappointing holiday, so be sure to check out our slideshow for more!
While most folks are flocking south to avoid the harsh winter temps here in NYC, around 200 influencers in the worlds of art, fashion, and Hollywood headed to Gstaad, Switzerland over the weekend for ASMALLWORLD's annual winter getaway to the Swiss Alps and cozy Gstaad Palace. And though the event is an enviable one every year, the 2014 edition marked ASMALLWORLD's very special 10th anniversary. Celebrities including Carey Mulligan and Dianna Agron were on hand to help hosts Sabine Heller and Patrick Liotard-Vogt celebrate the landmark occasion with everything from a Fondue Lunch to a charity gala which helped raised funds for War Child. From moments of gala glam to après-ski chic, click through for an inside look at the wintry weekend in Gstaad!
'Tis the season to be merry, and there's no better way to do that than with a cocktail. After all the shopping, wrapping, baking, and traveling, your holiday party guests probably can't wait to relax with a drink. Whip up one (or three) of these recipes at your next ugly sweater party or family meal and get everyone holly jolly.
Rachelle's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Days Of Gifting This year, I had so much fun asking my friends for their best holiday suggestions. Twelve different guides brought to you by a New York Time's Editor, the ex-Domino mag editor, an interior designer, a film maker, a do-it-all momma, the founder of Soul Cycle, an art dealer, a baker, a DJ, two ex-Vogue editors, an artist, a novelist, and two glam store owners! I know I'm biased, but I think they are the best gift guides you will find this year. Browse through each of them below!
Last night, footwear designer Paul Andrew celebrated his CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund win with a cocktail party at the newly opened Gordon Bar at Sixty Soho. The annual award grants talented, emerging US designers $300k to support their lines, which in this case is Paul Andrew's namesake line following designing stints at revered brands like Alexander McQueen and Calvin Klein. The magnitude of such a prestigious award wasn't lost on the guests; dozens of Paul's close friends, fellow designers, and industry leaders were visibly excited for the British-born designer. Even during our interview with Paul, we were briefly cutoff for an immediate shoe request for a celebrity, something that's becoming increasingly ordinary for the brand. Nonetheless, the designer was totally humble, and more keen on enjoying the chic space and tasty cocktails with friends. Click through for our interview with the in-demand footwear designer and for an inside look at the exclusive event!
We are huge fans of trendy night spots with a low, subdued ambiance. We also love old school decor and staff that dresses black tie, specialty cocktails that take us back to prohibition, and the feeling that we're doing something wrong (even though it's right). We've compiled a list of our favorite trendy speakeasies, ones you have to go through a back door or know a friend of a friend to get into. Whether you're a tourist or a long time resident of NYC, you should get to know these hard to find places, as they'll serve you right after a long day of work.