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November 7, 2017

As the proud owner multiple glue guns, a frequent visitor to Michael’s, and a self-professed DIY addict, my top event pick this month is, or course, the Renegade Craft Fair, which will be held November 18-19th at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W. 18th Street in Chelsea.

The Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design, and will feature hundreds of local NYC “makers,” interactive elem...

September 1, 2017

Morningside Heights spans the area from 110th to 125th Street, from the east end of Morningside Park to the Hudson River. The 1 train stops on Broadway at 110th, 116th and 125th Streets. The neighborhood is anchored by its schools and institutions. The Columbia campus runs from 114th to 121st Street between Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue; Barnard College sits just to the west across Broadway. Besides Columbia and Barnard, Mornin...

July 27, 2017

DUMBO, and it's less heavily trafficked neighbor to the east, Vinegar Hill, have become increasingly popular destinations over the past few years. They offer numerous foodie hot spots, boutique shopping, and a hip yet laid back bar scene. Some of my favorites spots and events are below - if you haven't been the neighborhood, recently, stop by and check a few of them out during the final month of summer!...

June 22, 2017

We were beyond fortunate to share an amazing evening with 60+ of our clients and supporters at our Summer Celebration Event on June 13 at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in West Chelsea. With a backdrop of fabulous art, it was wonderful to enjoy the company of those nearest and dearest against a soundtrack of 90s hip hop (Isil's fave). A special nod to all of those who made it out on a warm and humid evening, but also a huge thank...

May 4, 2017

Four years after first trying to enter the New York City market, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, an Austin, TX based chain known for dine-in theaters with creative programming has finally opened its first multiplex in Downtown Brooklyn! Alamo offers reserved seating and wait service during the film, with amazing burgers, Oddfellows ice cream, craft beer, and, of course, cocktails. The theater also has a separate cocktail bar call...

March 20, 2017

New York City offers so much to do, see, and learn but so often we get caught up in our day to day and forget to get out and explore. In a past post from a few years back, I mentioned Coursehorse, which is now associated with TimeOut NY, and other resources to take one-time or more extended classes. Here are some of my current top picks - whatever you're interested in I promise they have a class for you! Make this your Spring...

February 21, 2017

Following my sojourn in Palm Springs filled with heavenly hot springs, massages, and even a mudbath, I decided that pampering need not only happen once a year, or just on the West Coast. Below are my favorite local staples for massages, impromptu spa days, skincare, and beyond all right here in our great City.

1. Soho Sanctuary - Massages

(119 Mercer Street, SOHO)

What: Hands down the best my favorite place for massages in t...

January 23, 2017

NYC's semi-annual Restaurant Week is a great excuse to try new places without a huge price tag. My first Restaurant Week involved a dedicated trip to NYC from New Haven my junior year of college. I was a relative tourist to NYC, and even on a student's meager allowance, I was able to sample some of the City's finest. That same summer as an intern, Restaurant Week, again, was my only chance at haute cuisine. That first year, I...

November 15, 2016

This year, as always, many of New York City’s finest restaurants will offer delicious Thanksgiving meals for those of us that are less kitchen savvy or apron inclined and prefer to leave the cooking to the professionals.

Don’t want to eat out but find the idea of preparing your own creamed onions daunting? Not to worry, many specialty stores and restaurants also offer take-home options to make your Thanksgiving especially tasty...

October 13, 2016

Fall in New York City is undeniably one of the most beautiful seasons. Summer's hot and sticky humidity has faded and left behind a crisp breeze in the air. Jackets and scarves come out, and people flock to the nearest parks to take in the sights, sounds, and colors of the season. 

Here are a few of my favorite fall activities - check out Time Out New York's full fall guide for even more ideas!

1. Take a stroll to see the l...

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