A Swanky Summer Soiree – The 9th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

polo1Summer lovin’ had me a blast…

No, I’m not referring to that sweet Summer fling referenced in one of our favorite classic movies, Grease, I’m referring to my love of all things summer in New York City.

We’ve now thawed out and the summer festivities are in full swing. From free to fancy, there is definitely no shortage of soirées this time of year. But nothing says “Summer in the City” like the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Continue reading “A Swanky Summer Soiree – The 9th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic”

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All Aboard – Happy Hour on the Hudson

mecessYes New York City is chock full of great spots to drink, dine and discuss, but let’s be real, the same ol’ rooftop, beer garden or local neighborhood bar can get kinda boring if you’re like me and constantly seek new nooks. So when I discovered the Grand Banks earlier this summer, I was totally stoked! Keep reading for more on where you can get your happy hour drink on this weekend –

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What’s the Password? – An Insider’s Guide to NYC’s Sexy Speakeasies

The lights, the glitz, the glam… the traffic, the noise, the hustle and bustle. It can all be very overwhelming and can easily burn out your sensory circuit no matter what time of day it is. But just when you think you’ve discovered it all, you just might stumble upon another little hidden gem in New York’s speakeasy circuit.

Now, they’re not exactly hard to find, but they aren’t part of your daily grind either. employees-only_s345x230Like most speakeasies, these clandestine cocktail caves, are typically reserved to the underground, back-of-the-shop, down-an-alley kind of locale. The history behind these secret speakeasies goes as follows –

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The Low Down on Chowding Down in NYC

IMG_7225Ever ask yourself “Where should I go to dinner tonight?”, “Where should I take my guests to dine when they come visit?”, etc.? I know I do, and I feel like this is the never ending debate that can literally go on forever. Why? Well, whether you’re in search of breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a late night snack, there are so many dining destinations, your head will spin. With more than 16,000 full service eating establishments (and that’s not including cafeterias, counter service, or the like), choosing where to chow down can sometimes feel like the world’s biggest battle. So, being the food lover that I am, I made a personal decision to stay away from repeating restaurants and am trying to enjoy a new eatery for every occasion. To make it easy, I’ve come up with a list of go-to’s (stored on my iPhone “Notes” section for easy access and recall), and check them off after I’ve checked them out.

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