The Olympics are in full swing, and showing your team pride doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. Our own Amanda Libby shared some fashion forward ways to say TEAM USA on Live From The Couch. Watch the clip here. read more
Wings? Check. Nachos? Check. But if you’re looking for some lighter options while you prep for Super Bowl Sunday, we’ve got you covered. Check out a few of our favorite recipes, they’re the perfect accoutrement to any game day snack.
From monogrammed accessories, to trendy tech pieces, we found the best presents you can still get on Christmas Eve. Check them out on Live From The Couch! read more
Why wait until after the New Year to think about getting healthy? With our health-centric gift guide, you can get a jumpstart on your resolutions without breaking a sweat. You’re welcome! read more
Thanks to The Red Door, Elizabeth Arden’s new spa, salon and beauty boutique in the heart of Union Square, you can get coiffed, polished, touched up and massaged in less than 30 minutes per treatment. read more
Waiting in line for Cronuts? So summer 2013. Empire Biscuit, a new Southern biscuit shop in the East Village is open around-the-clock, serving homemade country-style, all-butter biscuits for “Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Drunk.” read more
It’s officially hot chocolate season! Get your fix at Max Brenner’s new and improved digs. read more
Whoever said getting there is half the fun probably never traveled with a screaming toddler or baby. But with the right travel accessories, your family vacation can actually feel like vacation! WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby shared tips and tricks on how to make family travel a breeze on “Live From The Couch.” read more
It’s no secret: We’re kind of obsessed with Rent the Runway. And now, the famed online e-tailer that allows women to rent designer dresses for a fraction of the price has a fancy new brick and mortar locale at Henri Bendel, so you can physically try before you, well, borrow. read more
Sweetgreen, NYC’s newest salad bar, sets itself apart from the typical assembly-line salad joints with a focus on locally grown and organic produce and a rotating menu of seasonal ingredients, in addition to a selection of cold-pressed organic juices and fat-free all-natural tart frozen yogurt. read more
They’re soft, comfy, and totally acceptable outside of the gym! That’s right, this fall your trusty sweatshirt is getting a major makeover with luxe fabrics and flattering silhouettes. And if you’re looking for some perfect ways to wear this fashionably functional trend, Amanda Libby shared her tips and tricks on NBC’s New York Live. read more
The wait for the highly anticipated 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection is finally over! The 100+ piece line hits stores and the web on Sunday, September 15, and the pieces are uh-mazing, with plenty of that leather detailing we’ve been craving as of late. read more
There are two things I love to wear in the fall: Leather and tweed. But since these pieces seem to have morphed into my go-to September uniform, I needed to give them an update, stat. Enter the perfect statement necklace. read more
With Lia Sophia’s blue resin statement necklace, you can get a head start on one of Spring’s hottest trends without breaking the bank. read more
As New Yorkers, we are proud of our city in many ways, but perhaps the biggest claim we hold on to is that there is nothing like a New York bagel. And yet, this Friday, married couple Elyse and Nick Oleksak seek to “change the way you bagel” with the opening of Bantam Bagels, serving golf ball-size bagel holes filled with toppings.
Treat House, the Upper West Side’s newest snack spot, exclusively sells gourmet-versions of Rice Krispie treat style desserts, and these babies go way beyond the ordinary marshmallow and crisped rice squares you used to make after school. read more
It’s no secret that we love to stock our closets with Banana Republic’s collaborations including Milly and Trina Turk, but we’re royally excited to shop their latest one, a limited-edition collection with Issa London, one of Kate Middleton’s favorite brands. read more
Blo Blow Dry Bar, a Vancouver-based brand that holds claim to being North America’s first blow dry bar, offers pink champagne and $40 blowouts on the UES. (And it’s not just for the ladies!) read more
We know: Another week, another rooftop bar opening. But when it comes to views and booze, we just had to get the new industrial chic Refinery Rooftop on your radar. read more
Does this month’s heat wave have you hot and bothered? Cool down with some cocktails at Minus5, New York City’s first ice bar, where everything is completely made out of—you guessed it—ice. read more
Thanks to Beautified, a recently-launched mobile-only app, you can score same-day appointments at some seriously chic spots— think John Barrett, Frédéric Fekkai, Tenoverten, Caudalie, Valley Nails and nearly four dozen others. read more
Looking for a new outdoor drinking spot to celebrate summer? Head down to the Lower East Side’s newest beer garden at the chic Thompson Hotel. read more
Looking for a new place to unwind—and realign? Get a breath of fresh air at Yo Yoga!, where daily classes are held on a serene and recently renovated third-story rooftop. read more
If your first few summer weekends have been a bit of a washout, prepare for this one to be a lot brighter, thanks in part to Milly’s limited-edition collection for Banana Republic which hit stores and the web last week. read more
At Bite Beauty’s just-opened pop-up shop in Soho you can easily create your own custom long-wearing lipstick in less than 10 minutes. read more
Thanks to Syncstudio, a brand new fitness boutique that opened in Williamsburg in April, you can take your favorite yoga, spinning, and TRX classes under one roof for just $25 with a single day pass read more
There are two things guaranteed to make any mom-to-be-swoon: Mini-cupcakes and onesies. And thanks to Baked By Melissa’s ridiculously cute celebration boxes, you can help your favorite mama bear calm her sugar cravings and get a head start on her wee one’s wardrobe in a snap. read more
City Dentist’s Zoom teeth whitening technique simply uses gel and a bright light to get your grin glowing. After three 15 minute sessions, you can expect your teeth to be eight shades lighter. read more
Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina offers jalapeño margaritas, sangria, and tapas made with seasonal ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. read more
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but this year there’s no need to settle for those typical flowers and box of chocolates. Our Amanda Libby shared some perfectly unique finds on “Live From The Couch” that mom will be sure to love. Check out the clip, and shop the shoot below! read more
Renowned restaurateurs Andrew Carmellini, Josh Picard and Luke Ostrom (the same masterminds behind Locanda Verde and The Dutch) just opened the long-awaited and gut-renovated Lafayette, a bi-level 150-seat grand cafe and bakery. read more
Aptly named the Explorers collection, DVF’s latest line for little ones is filled with exotic prints and patterns like zebra motifs, floral prints, and even graffiti to bring out the adventurer in newborns, toddlers, and tweens up to age 14.
The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a 3,000-square-foot candy emporium and restaurant boasting a large menu of eats, sweets and treats in the center of the Meatpacking District. read more
Thanks to Vimbly.com, a new site featuring some of the best classes and activities in in New York, you can treat Mom to an exciting (and much more creative) Mother’s Day gift in a snap. read more
Over the last few years, a number of restaurants have called the corner space at 225 Varick Street home, but we have a feeling the spot’s newest resident, Clarkson, is here to stay. Especially considering the dream team behind this newest eatery.
Zeel’s new on-demand iPhone app— think of it as Uber for massages—lets you book in-home appointments with verified, certified, licensed and insured massage therapists, who can be at your door in just 60 minutes.
Thanks to Last Minute, a new service launched by SpaFinder Wellness, you can instantly schedule same-day and next day appointments at deeply discounted rates.
It’s no secret that we love pizza. But with bikini season looming, indulging in a slice (or two) may not always seem like the best idea. No need to fret; thanks to Wild, a recently opened farm-to-table restaurant in the West Village, you can have your pie and eat it too.
Those with gluten, lactose and other dietary allergies looking to satisfy a sweet tooth often end up empty-handed, but Jennifer’s Way Bakery in the East Village looks to change that by thinking outside the tastes-like-cardboard-box. read more
Black15in1′s Miracle Finishing Hair Spray is a paraben and sulfate free formula that works way beyond providing that perfect and non-sticky feeling hold. This handy hair tool also treats your mane by offering UVA and UVB protection, hair color defense, and our favorite feature: Flyaway resistance. read more
When the renowned pioneer of molecular gastronomy and multi-course tasting menus decides to open a casual neighborhood pub, what can you expect? Say hello to Alder, where WD-50‘s Chef Wylie Dufresne and Executive Chef Jon Bignelli conjured up a sharable menu of surprising sweet and savory combinations for drinks, dinner and dessert. read more
We’ve come to expect trendy venues and creative menus from restaurateur Fredrick Lesort (of Plein Sud and Buddha Bar fame), but his latest, Grape & Vine, located in Greenwich Village’s new The Jade Hotel is one for the ages—and all hours, offering three meals a day in addition to lounge, late night, and weekend brunch menus. read more
L’Occitane’s new almond foot care cream uses almond milk to nourish the skin and purifying mint oil to refresh tired toes just in time for sandal season. But here’s the best part: We’re giving a tube away to one lucky reader! read more
Looking for the perfect bar to watch March Madness, sip on craft beers, and enjoy some inventive treats à la kale caeser salad? We thought so. Well, you can find it all at Hudson Common, the recently opened beer hall and burger joint located off lobby of the Hudson Hotel. read more
We have a new addiction. It’s called High Intensity Training, also known as HIT. And thanks to The Fhitting Room, a recently opened HIT studio on the Upper East Side, we have the perfect place to get our fix. read more