Raving About Rao’s – An Exclusive New York City Dining Experience

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetThere aren’t too many New York culinary institutions I haven’t been to. Since I moved to NYC in 2015, exploring and discovering New York City’s finest dining destinations has been a favorite past time of mine. I’ve established a policy where I try not to eat at the same place twice. The reason? There are just too many amazing options to consider and I’m trying to get to as many as I possibly can! But last night was a little bit of a different story. Continue reading “Raving About Rao’s – An Exclusive New York City Dining Experience”

InstaNewYork – NYC’s Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots

igIs it instaworthy? Check.

Now-a-days, that’s how we determine where our Sunday brunch will be, where we’ll meet our next Bumble date, or where we’ll go to take that perfect selfie. And while sometimes it can be overwhelming, I’m here to share my favorite top 10 Instagrammable spots in NYC to help you narrow it down. Now just remember, this isn’t in any particular order, nor is it a complete list, but just meant as a starting point to help fill up your weekend plans this weekend.

(*For more instainspo, don’t forget to visit my IG – @TheCubanCarrie)

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Bunnies, Bonnets & Bagels – An NYC Easter Sunday Review

IMG_3175Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down…5th Avenue? Yup! This ain’t your traditional Easter ya know? Since the 1870s, the New York City Easter Bonnet Festival has been a cultural hit on Easter Sunday, generation after generation. No matter how old, where you’re from, or even what your religion, there’s no one who doesn’t enjoy the stunning (and silly) sights of the bright and beautiful bonnets that line 5th Avenue between 51st and 55th Streets in Midtown Manhattan! At its peak, it drew over a million people from across the world!

Though it has no real religious significance, it celebrates the new life that Spring breathes into the City. The bright and festive colors and creativity put into the creation of these crowns is something you can’t miss.

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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”