Valentine’s Venues – New York’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants

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Just one week away, it can be overwhelming deciding where you and “bae” will cuddle up and dine for V-day. But with no shortage of romantic restaurants in sight, I’ve created a list of the Top 5 most romantic restaurants in all the 212 (or 347, 917, 646… you get the picture). Check out Nikki’s favorite fab five for Tuesday’s dreamy dining destination – Continue reading “Valentine’s Venues – New York’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants”

Inspiring Interiors – Taking a Look at New York City from the Inside, Out

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As I stroll the streets of New York City, I am constantly inspired by the amazing architecture that surrounds me. It is old world, meets new world, meets everything in between, but definitely always awe-inspiring and fabulous. I mean, after all, this is New York and we wouldn’t expect anything less.

But just beyond those enchanting exteriors decorating New York’s famous skyline, are the incredible interiors that support them. And since we wouldn’t know what’s behind door number 1 (or 2 or 2,000) unless we visited each one of them, I’m giving you an inside look at some of Gotham’s greatest gems – hotels, landmarks, restaurants and even transportation hubs. Come take a look! Continue reading “Inspiring Interiors – Taking a Look at New York City from the Inside, Out”

Blacktail – A Cuban Cocktail Club Lands in Lower Manhattan

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At a time when Cuba seems to be the topic of conversation, and closer than ever before, a new Cuban-themed cocktail bar and restaurant, is sure to be a hit. Part speakeasy, part time capsule, this new local watering hole is the latest bar to emerge on the southern tip of Manhattan. Brought to you by the guys who put together one of New York City’s most famed libation lairs, The Dead Rabbit (just blocks from the new bar), Blacktail makes a landing in Battery Park, a redeveloping hood in lower Manhattan. Continue reading “Blacktail – A Cuban Cocktail Club Lands in Lower Manhattan”

All Aboard – A Little Mangia Outside of Manhattan

FullSizeRenderSometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone and be spontaneous to discover some of the greatest things life has to offer – or at least some of the greatest things New York has to offer.

With this weekend (Valentine’s Weekend) being one of the coldest in record history, I could only think of one way to keep warm – eating, of course! A staunch lover of all things Italian, naturally I wanted pizza and pasta to get me through these cold winter days (what’s new?). I had heard of a little known place just north of Manhattan, in New York’s most northern borough, the Bronx, and while tons of options exist in the City, I decided to be a bit adventurous and explore one of New York’s oldest and greatest well-kept secrets,  Arthur AvenueContinue reading “All Aboard – A Little Mangia Outside of Manhattan”