A Fancy Fete at The Plaza Hotel, Holiday Style

img_0768Since 1907 New York’s famed The Plaza Hotel has been the symbol of class, elegance and pure luxury. The dream of three of Manhattan’s elite, this classic hotel came to life when the three men purchased the property with the hotel of the same name and turned it into one of the most iconic hotels in all the world. With nothing but decadence and opulence in mind, the men spared no expense or detail in developing this Midtown marvel.

Fast forward to modern day and The Plaza Hotel is still as beautiful and fabulous as ever. It has been the set for many movie scenes, the locale for plenty of swanky soirees and of course, one of New York City’s most visited landmarks. Dignitaries, celebrities and socialites alike have all graced the floors of this 19 story building spanning the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, directly across from Central Park.

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The Magic of Monte – The Dish on New Drinks at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge

holidayWhat do you get when you mix a badass bartender, a historic watering hole, some Amaro Montenegro (aka “Monte”) and a dinosaur? One kickass cocktail (or maybe several).

When I walked into the Holiday Cocktail Lounge down in the East Village, I really didn’t know what to expect. By the sound of it, I thought I might walk into Santa’s village or a winter wonderland. But much to my surprise, and although the name was deceiving, this night of crafty cocktails and cool conversations was anything but disappointing. Continue reading “The Magic of Monte – The Dish on New Drinks at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge”

An Endless Summer – A Guide to Getting Through Summer in New York City

lobsterThough next weekend, Labor Day Weekend, unofficially marks the end of summer, I can’t help but cherish my first summer in the city – a bright, lively, and festive one filled with a ton of unforgettable, memorable experiences. After a long drawn out winter, I, like many New Yorkers, couldn’t wait to spend as much time outside as possible. I kicked it off with a 10 day Eurotrip to Rome, Capri, Prague and Paris, and though I loved every minute of my solo adventure, landing at JFK and seeing those words “Welcome to New York”, I’ve never felt more at home. Here’s a look back at some unforgettable, must-do, must-try, summer activities next year – Continue reading “An Endless Summer – A Guide to Getting Through Summer in New York City”