Bringing Bud Into the Mix: A Cannabis-Infused Culinary Experience with ‘Chef for Higher’

image (1)Momma always said, “Eat your greens”. And though we usually avoid taking her advice, this year we complied. In honor of 4/20, the highly revered unofficial holiday praising everyone’s favorite green plant, pot, we indulged in a night of edibles and edification. Continue reading “Bringing Bud Into the Mix: A Cannabis-Infused Culinary Experience with ‘Chef for Higher’”

Spring Fling – Top Five Things To Do in NYC This Season

The official day of Spring may have been weeks ago, but the weather could’ve fooled us all. After months and months of layering, hibernating and cuffing (well, some of us), New Yorkers are feeling “free” to meander about town (notice the number of single people out and about..it’s not a coincidence).

Now that we can finally frolic in the fresh air, there’s no shortage of amazing activities to partake in. Check out my top five favorite things to do in the Big Apple this Spring. Continue reading “Spring Fling – Top Five Things To Do in NYC This Season”

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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Le Diner En Blanc – A Secret Picnic with 5,000 of Your Closest New Yorkers

img_6318What do you get when you invite 5,000 New Yorkers to a fancy picnic at a secret location? Le Diner En Blanc, of course. What started as a small idea, has grown into a world wide phenomenon with waiting lists as long as the circumference of the equator!

In 1988, after being abroad for part of the summer, Francois Pasquier had the grand idea to invite a small group of friends to a fancy fete like they’d never experienced.  He instructed each of them to wear white so they’d be able to find each other in the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris and the first official Dîner en Blanc was born. They loved the idea so much, the following year they decided each person would invite other friends and 25 years later, the event has grown into the global glam picnic it has become, with thousands of people attending, and that many more on a wait list, hoping for their chance at this one-of-a-kind celebration.  Continue reading “Le Diner En Blanc – A Secret Picnic with 5,000 of Your Closest New Yorkers”