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Korean Temple Food Tasting

Korean Temple Food Debuts at Lincoln Center

A World Famous Monk Chef Brings Vegan Korean Temple Food to NYC

It’s a cuisine revered around the globe, but few outside of Korea have gotten the chance to try Korean Temple Food. But this past week, the spiritual vegan food made a big impression on a few foodie writers (including yours truly) when world famous monk Chef Venerable Jeok Mun brought a taste of this “enlightening” fare to NYC. read more

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You Won’t Even Know They’re Vegan: NYC’s Best Dairy Free Frozen Treats

NYC's Best Vegan Smoothies, Sorbets, and Fro-Yo!

We scoured the city to find innovative eateries that are taking dairy-free frozen treats to a whole new level.
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Meet Us For One On One Style Advice At Bloomingdale’s Huntington Walt Whitman!

Meet Amanda Libby for a One on One Styling Session at Bloomingdales Huntington Walt Whitman

There’s only one thing I enjoy more than shopping, and that’s helping other people shop (of course!). So I hope you’ll join me at Bloomingdale’s Huntington Walt Whitman where I’ll be offering one on one style advice to help you build a perfect summer wardrobe! read more

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Fab Find Alert: Peter Som for DesignNation is at Kohl’s Now!

Peter Som for Kohl’s features affordable beach-inspired duds for a bargain

We love the effortless aesthetic that Som incorporated into each piece of clothing, and the fact that you can build a stylish look from head to toe for under $200. read more

Personalized cupcakes at Spots NYC

No Filter Needed: Perfect Personalized Treats

Our favorite custom treat companies are as social media-savvy as they are sweet

Whether you’re planning a party or looking for a perfect thank you gift, personalized desserts always make a sweet statement. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites finds, check them out here! read more

Burberry Brit's Reymoore Jacket, $895, Bloomindgales

Introducing Burberry Brit’s Reymoore Jacket: The Perfect Spring Trench (It’s a Twofor!)

Burberry Brit’s Reymoore Jacket has the look of a structured trench, with the versatility of a raincoat

Confession: I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect trench coat for years (literally, years!). Some were too boxy. Others, too lightweight. But the deciding factor that always held me back from splurging on this wardrobe staple came down to one simple element: The hood. read more

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At Your Service: Book an On-Demand Blowout with Glamsquad

Glamsquad offers on-demand hair services for individuals and groups

Thanks to Glamsquad you can now get a perfect blowout from the comfort of your apartment or office whenever your schedule (and wallet!) permits read more

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Join Us At Bloomingdale’s Roosevelt Field For Perfect Spring Fashion Tips and Tricks!

Join WCIFTP's Amanda Libby at Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field for style tips, tricks, and perfect ways to wear this season’s hottest trends

Dreaming about a flawless spring wardrobe is one of the only things that got me through this year’s seemingly endless Polar Vortex. So when Bloomingdale’s invited me to style and host a fashion show in its Collective department I couldn’t wait to get to work. read more

Amanda Libby Talks Olympic Style on Live From The Couch

Go For The Gold: Olympic Inspired Fashions On Live From The Couch!

Fashion Forward Ways To Say Team USA

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

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Game Day Dips: Healthy Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Healthy Super Bowl Dips For a Guilt Free Game Day

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.
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Drizly delivers drinks to your door, photo courtesy: Boston Magazine

Too Cold for an Alcohol Run? Use the Drizly App for Doorstep Delivery!

Drizly.com Offers Alcohol Delivery On-Demand Services in NYC and Boston

Drizly, a new iPhone app serving most areas in Boston and New York, delivers beer, wine or liquor orders delivered to your doorstep within 30-60 minutes. read more

Goldbely Will Bring a Momofuku Birthday Cake To Your Door, photo courtesy: Goldbely

Foodie Find: Goldbely Delivers Gourmet Local Favorites Nationwide

Goldbely.com is an online marketplace for signature local and regional foods

Have you ever had a craving for that deep dish pizza you tried in Chicago, or traditional Memphis barbecue? Do you want to send your favorite Momofuku Milk Bar cake to a loved one for their birthday? For all of these reasons and more, Goldbely.com’s food marketplace deserves a spot on your bookmarks bar. read more

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Shop the Shoot: Perfect Last Minute Gifts On Live From The Couch!

Amanda Libby Shares Perfect Last Minute Finds on The Couch

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

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The Healthy Girl’s Gift Guide

Healthy Gift Ideas To Kick Off 2014

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

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Get Pretty and Pampered in a New York Minute at The Red Door

The Red Door Offers Quick and Full-Service Treatments in Union Square

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

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Empire Biscuit Sets Up Shop in the East Village

The Southern-style biscuit shop is now open 24/7

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

Max Brenner's Famed Hot Chocolate, photo courtesy: Max Brenner

Max Brenner’s Sweet Facelift

The popular Union Square chocolate bar received a renovation and new menu additions for its’ 7th birthday

It’s officially hot chocolate season! Get your fix at Max Brenner’s new and improved digs. read more

Amanda Libby On Live From The Couch

Family Travel Made Easy! Perfect Picks and Tips On “Live From The Couch!”

Amanda Libby shares family travel tips and tricks on "Live From The Couch"

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

Inside Rent The Runway's Showroom At Henri Bendel, photo courtesy: Rent The Runway

Rent The Runway Has a Swanky New Home at Henri Bendel

At Rent The Runway's Swanky New Showroom, You Can Try Before You Borrow

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

Inside Sweetgreen at the Nomad

Sweetgreen Raises The Salad Bar

Sweetgreen at the Nomad raises the bar for quick and healthy lunch options

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

Amanda Libby on NBC's New York Live

Watch Us On NBC’s New York Live: Perfect Ways to Statement Sweatshirts!

Amanda Libby Shows Off Perfect Statement Sweatshirts On NBC's New York Live

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

A Tuxedo Dress From the Phillip Lim For Target Collection

Fab Find Alert: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launches on Sunday, September 15!

Score Fall Essentials for Day and Night at 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

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

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Outfit Inspiration: What I Wore Day 5 Of NYFW

Leather, tweed, and a statement necklace equals a perfect fall outfit

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

A look from Phillip Lim's SS-14 Show, photo courtesy- Vlamos-Indigitalimages.com

Get the Look: Bold Blues From the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways

Get A Head Start on Spring's Hottest Trend

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

Mini Bagels at Bantam Bagels, photo courtesy: Bantam Bagels

Big Taste in a Small Bite: Bantam Bagels Opens in the West Village

Bantam Bagels serves bite-size bagel bites in creative flavors

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.
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Bite Size Rice Krispie Treats at Treat House, photo courtesy: Treat House

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Treat House Reinvents the Rice Krispie Treat

The Upper West Side Welcomes Treat House

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

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Fab Find Alert: Banana Republic’s Issa London Collection is in Stores Now!

Kate Middleton’s Fav Brand Issa London Launches August 8th

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

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North America’s Original Blow Dry Bar Comes to the UES

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers $40 Blow Outs in Seven Styles

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

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Healthy Cocktails, Refined

Refinery Rooftop Offers All-Natural Artisanal Cocktails Atop a Renovated Millinery

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

Inside Minus5 Ice Bar in NYC, photo courtesy: Reuters

Beat the Heat at Minus5, NYC’s First Ice Bar

Order a Cocktail (or Two) at the Coolest Spot in Midtown

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

Beautified Lets You Snag Last Minute Appointment at Salon Including Drybar (above)

Short on Time? Get Beautified, A New App for Last-Minute Services

Beautified Offers Same-Day Services at Top Salons and Spas

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

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Garden Party: Blue Ribbon Beer Garden Opens at The Thompson LES

Enjoy Games, Brews and Grub at the LES’s Newest Beer Garden

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

Rooftop Yoga at Yo Yoga, photo courtesy: Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times

Get Om Board with Yo Yoga’s Outdoor Rooftop Classes

YoYoga’s Refurbished Rooftop Offers $20 Classes for All Levels

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

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Summer Style: Milly for Banana Republic Is In Stores Now!

Milly’s Hamptons-Inspired Collection For Banana Republic Offers Luxe Looks For Less

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

Bite Beauty's Soho Pop-Up, photo courtesy: Bite Beauty

Lip Service: Bite Beauty Pops Up in Soho

Head to Bite Beauty to Create Your Own Lipstick

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

Inside Pearl & Ash, photo courtesy: Daniel Krieger, eater.com

Pearl & Ash Combines Small Plates with a Large Wine List

Pearl & Ash Serves Small Plates Under $16 on The Bowery

Pearl & Ash features a five-section menu (raw, small, fish, meat and vegetables) with a focus on modern and international fusion, presented in small plates ranging from $3-$16. read more

Inside Syncstudio, photo courtesy: Christopher Starbody

Sync Your Spin Obsession and Yoga Practice in Williamsburg

Syncstudio Offers Spinning, Yoga, and TRX Training Classes Under One Roof

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

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Cupcakes and Clothing: Spoil Your Favorite Mom-To-Be With Baked By Melissa

Shower Your Favorite Mom To Be With Cupcakes and Clothing From Baked By Melissa

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

Inside City Dentist, photo courtesy: City Dentist

Something To Smile About: City Dentist’s Zoom Whitening

City Dentist Will Get Your Grin Glowing In Under An Hour

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

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ABC Kitchen’s Adjacent Latin Counterpart Opens in Flatiron

ABC Cocina Replaces Pipa in Flatiron’s ABC Carpet & Home

Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina offers jalapeño margaritas, sangria, and tapas made with seasonal ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. read more

Amanda Libby's Mother's Day Gift Picks on Live From The Couch

Think Outside The Box: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas On “Live From The Couch”

Amanda Libby Shares Perfect Mother's Day Gift Picks On Live From the Couch

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

Inside Lafayette, photo courtesy: eater.com

Bonjour: French-Inspired Lafayette Opens in NoHo

Andrew Carmellini and Team Open Lafayette, a Grand Cafe and Bakery

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

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Little Wonders: Diane von Furstenberg ♥ Gap Is In Stores Now!

DVF X Gap Features Affordable Designer Duds for Infants, Girls, and Tweens

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.
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Milkshakes at The Sugar Factory, photo courtesy: The Sugar Factory

Candy Land: Sugar Factory American Brasserie Makes Its East Coast Debut

We’re Sweet on the Las Vegas Import Sugar Factory American Brasserie

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

Treat mom to a sushi making class ($70) on vimbly.com, photo courtesy: vimbly

Plan A Mother’s Day with “Class” on Vimbly.com

Vimbly.com let's you easily book recreational activities, from cooking classes to crafts, with a click of a mouse

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

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World Tour: Clarkson Brings Seasonal European Fare To The West Village

Georges Forgeois’ Clarkson Serves Internationally-Inspired Cuisine and Inventive Cocktails

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.
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