Dance Like No One Is Watching – An Early Morning New York City Dance Party

db5It’s 6 AM on a Wednesday morning and my annoying alarm clock goes off (it’s annoying for a reason). I roll over and jump out of bed. Now, that isn’t normally the case as I usually hit ‘snooze’ one too many times and roll back into my 39th dream, but this particular morning was a special one – it was a ‘Daybreaker’ kind of morning.

If you’re asking yourself what “a ‘Daybreaker’ kind of morning is”, you’re in for a treat. Imagine a club like environment, packed with hundreds of your fellow New Yorkers, jamming out to the latest beats. The only difference is, this kind of partying takes place between the hours of 6 – 9 AM and exercise Endorphins replace the effects of alcohol. That’s right, a completely sober party!  Continue reading “Dance Like No One Is Watching – An Early Morning New York City Dance Party”

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A Heidi Halloween – A Disappointing But Bucket List Experience

img_8389Heidi Klum is known as the “Queen of Halloween”. Every year, for the last thirteen years or so, she’s been pulling out all the stops for thxis fun, festive and favorite holiday, often transforming herself into a completely unrecognizable character of choice.

Since this too is my favorite holiday and there is rarely a year I don’t participate, I was stoked when I found out she’d be hosting her annual fete at a local NYC restaurant, Vandal, a place I knew I had “connections”. Continue reading “A Heidi Halloween – A Disappointing But Bucket List Experience”

The Big Guy on Bowery – Tao Group’s new ‘Vandal’ Opens with Major Street Cred

frontFrom uptown to downtown and everywhere in between, the Tao Group has been gracing the New York restaurant scene with glamorous go-to’s for years. Whether it’s the swanky Asian ambiance at Tao Downtown, luxurious lounging at Lavo in Midtown, or a part pawn shop, part speakeasy restaurant on the Lower East Side, Beauty & Essex, Tao Group’s magic touch seems to turn everything to gold – and a definite happening hot spot.

And just when you think they’re done dousing you with fabulousness, Chef Chris Santos (Stanton Social) and the Tao boys combined forces to set up yet another Gotham gem with some serious street cred, Vandal. Continue reading “The Big Guy on Bowery – Tao Group’s new ‘Vandal’ Opens with Major Street Cred”

Food, Festivals & Friends – A “Well-Balanced” Weekend in New York City

IMG_0806Having just completed its seventh year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is one of the most highly anticipated events of the entire year. Attended by foodies, celebrity chefs and well, just about everyone in NYC, this mega food and wine weekend-long series of events is more than just about the drinking and the dining – its about meeting new people from all across the world, learning the art of food, and most importantly, bringing people together for a great cause – ending world hunger! Continue reading “Food, Festivals & Friends – A “Well-Balanced” Weekend in New York City”