May 2015

  • ChasingSkully: The Hottest One-Stop Kids Shop

    Thanks to ChasingSkully.com, a kid-centric e-tail store that launched just last week, busy moms can easily shop the hippest kids’ styles in literally 5 minutes or less. And here’s the best part: this site has finds you won’t see anywhere else, unless you have endless hours to troll Instagram for the best up-and-coming kiddie labels. read more

April 2015

  • Our Favorite Spring Staple: H&M’s Little Black Jumpsuit

    We never thought the day would come, but this Spring we’re giving our favorite LBD a break. We have a new love, in the form of an LBJ (Little Black Jumpsuit). Meet H&M’s draped jumper, equipped with tapered pants to elongate the leg and a draped wrap-over top to flatter your waist. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Spring Tee

    If you ask us, even the classic tee can be used to elevate your look. How, you ask? Well, take for example J. Crew’s latest spin on a simple white linen shirt. read more

March 2015

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July 2014

  • Korean Temple Food Debuts at Lincoln Center

    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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December 2013

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October 2013

  • Rent The Runway Has a Swanky New Home at Henri Bendel

    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 Raises The Salad Bar

    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

September 2013

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March 2013

  • Giveaway: L’Occitane’s New Almond Foot Care Cream

    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

  • Anything But Ordinary: Meet Hudson Common, NYC’s Newest Beer Hall

    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

  • Get Fhit: The Fhitting Room Offers 50 Minutes Of High Intensity Training

    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

  • Fab Find Alert: Gap X SeaVees Spring Sneaks

    Here’s something to put a spring in your step: Meet Gap’s newest vintage-inspired sneaker, courtesy of a colorful collaboration with California-based brand SeaVees. read more

  • Slide Offers Mini Burgers With Big Taste

    Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. And Food Network’s Iron Chef and Chopped winner Madison Cowan is out to prove it with the menu at Slide, a new restaurant in Greenwich Village specializing in mini burgers, spiked milkshakes, and cannoli.
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  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Chambray Shirt

    Have a case of spring fever? So do we. And if you’re looking for the perfect transitional piece to welcome warmer months, you can’t go wrong with a versatile chambray button-down like J.Crew’s “Keeper Shirt.” read more

  • Get Commitment-Free Bangs At Butterfly Studio’s Faux Bang Bar

    At Butterfly Studio Salon’s noncommittal bang bar, you can a bangin’ new look without having to go under the scissors.
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  • Picture Perfect

    At Redhead Photography, owner and photo pro Deborah Hope Israeli promises to capture your baby at the perfect moment, in adorable poses with stunning detail. (We promise, you’ll want her work all over your Facebook page, on your wall, and even in a coffee table book!) read more

  • Power of Three: Italian-American Restaurant Carbone Opens in the Village

    Carbone—the latest Italian-American restaurant from renowned team Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick of Nolita’s Torrisi Italian Specialities and Parm fame—tosses all rules out the window. read more

  • Nail The Perfect Two-Toned Mani

    Looking for a perfect spring accessory? Get your hands on Essie’s new nail appliqués. The collection offers 12 on-trend shades dressed up with studs, lace, and animal prints. read more

  • Hidden Gem: Wise Men Opens On The Bowery

    It’s not easy to spot the entrance to Wise Men, a new bar and restaurant anonymously concealed behind a storefront-size vintage photo, but it’s definitely worth searching for. And once you turn the unique water valve handle to step inside, you’ll immediately be transported to a bygone era. read more

  • Feel Good Fragrance

    GiveScent is a pleasantly citrus fragrance (free of alcohol, formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, and sulfates) that benefits Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to supporting women in war-torn countries. read more

  • 7 Ways To d’Orsay

    Spring is right around the corner, which means you’re probably ready to throw your favorite motorcycle boots into storage and slip into something a little lighter. And if you’re looking for the perfect shoe to help you transition into warmer months, we have two words for you: d’Orsay flats. read more

February 2013

  • Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Roundup

    As Hollywood’s leading ladies stepped out for the 85th Academy Awards, we noticed 5 major trends ruling the red carpet. From glittering gold gowns, to sophisticated embellishments, and plenty of pale hues, our gallery highlights the night’s hottest styles (and the stars who wore them best). read more

  • Score Designer Handbags at a Discount on Vaunte.com

    Shop Vaunte.com’s designer bag sale (featuring Fendi, YSL, and Chanel, to name a few) using WCIFTP’s VIP link until February 24th. read more

  • The Perfect Way To Rehab: ActiveCare Offers Pilates-Based Treatments

    ActiveCare Physical Therapy is, as it suggests, an active way to treat your injuries and uses Pilates equipment (think reformers and trapeze tables) to get you back on your feet. And whether you’ve hurt yourself running in the great outdoors, during spin class or even walking in your heels down icy Manhattan streets, this method could make it all better.
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  • World-Class Cocktails Take Center Stage at The Dead Rabbit

    The Dead Rabbit pays homage to New York’s 19th century Irish influence. Sounds stiff? The two-story space is anything but, except for a historically-accurate cocktail list with more than 70 cocktails that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. read more

  • Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry Debuts In The Flatiron District

    Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe just opened the doors to DreamDry, a blowout and hairstyling salon joining the ranks of DryBar, Blow and Fix Beauty Bar in the quest to make girls on-the-go feel glamorous in as little as 40 minutes. read more

  • Get The Look: Jeweled Collars From The Fall 2013 Runways

    We adore a statement necklace. And after spotting a handful of jewel-encrusted collars and accessories on the Fall 2013 runways, we have even more reason to stock up our jewelry boxes stat. read more

  • NYFW Fall 2013 Trend Report: Back To Black

    NYFW is quickly coming to a close—the shows at Lincoln Center wrap on Thursday, February 14th— and one thing is clear: Come Fall, black is back. Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, and Alexander Wang all sent dramatically dark ensembles down their runways, and we rounded up some perfect pieces to help you get the look stat. read more

  • Passport To Fitness: Classtivity Lets You Try Out 10 Workouts for $49

    If you’ve ever wanted to try a new class or the latest workout fad but don’t know where to go, our favorite new web site, Classtivity.com—think of it as OpenTable for classes, gyms, and studios—is here to help. read more

  • NFYW Essential: Lia Sophia’s Elysian Cuff

    NYFW officially kicks off today, which means you’re probably searching for a little outfit inspiration before you hit the tents. Look no further. Lia Sophia’s recently launched Spring collection will perfectly complement any ensemble, with reasonably priced accessories that look much more expensive than they actually are. read more

  • Celebrity Mom Must-Haves On “Live From The Couch”

    Looking to spoil your little one with the hottest Hollywood approved items? Well, WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showed off some celebrity favored must-haves on “Live From The Couch” (along with her growing baby bump). ” Check out the clip, and shop the shoot below! read more

  • Top Chef’s Hung Huynh Takes Orders at The General

    Fresh off of his seafood success at Catch, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh has headed east, serving modern Asian cuisine at The General, the EMM Group’s newest restaurant. read more

January 2013

  • Fab Find Alert: Sophie Theallet Debuts Second Collaboration For The Limited

    Sophie Theallet’s newest collection of flirty looks just arrived at The Limited. The ‘Valentine Limited Collection’ is filled with date-ready pieces at affordable prices ranging from $20 to $118. read more

  • Be Still Our Hearts: Tibi Launches A V-Day Inspired Collection

    Looking for the perfect date night outfit? Well, get ready to fall in love. To celebrate Valentines Day, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic has launched a heart filled capsule collection. read more

  • Not Your Typical Taqueria: Salvation Taco Heats Up Murray Hill

    Salvation Taco stays true April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s successful formula: it’s a fun bar with great food. read more

  • Get Your Om On

    Looking to get your om on in 2013? Yoga Vida is offering new members an unlimited week of classes for $10. And in an effort to get in shape this New Year, we decided to test out the studio for ourselves. read more

  • Giveaway: Get A Perfect Pout With Vault Lip Gloss

    Vault Icon’s newest line of lip-gloss is made with jojoba oil and vitamin E to keep your lips hydrated while providing a pretty pop of color. And since we’re feeling generous, we’re going to give a shade away to one lucky reader! Click here for details on how to enter.
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  • Blossom Into A Healthy New Year

    It’s the New Year, which means a lot of us have vowed to eat better. For many, that means cleaner eating, less meat, and less of an impact on the planet. And what better place to help hang on to our healthy resolution than Blossom Du Jour. The rapidly growing fast-food restaurant (which opened a third location opened in Hell’s Kitchen this summer) is all vegan, so you won’t see any meat, dairy or egg products.
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  • Trend Report: 2013 Golden Globe Awards

    The 70th annual Golden Globes kicked off 2013′s award season on Sunday night and we all know what that means. Time to talk red carpet fashion! So what trends reigned? Check out our gallery of the Globes’ best-dressed and 5 top trends here. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Jason Wu For Nordstrom Is In Stores (And Online) Now!

    Jason Wu’s newest Miss Wu collection is now available at select Nordstrom stores and online, with pieces priced significantly lower compared to his ready-to-wear lines (a favorite among A-listers including Michelle O, Blake Lively, and Emma Stone, to name a few). read more

  • Simple As Black And White

    Staying on trend for 2013 is as simple as black and white. Literally. And we found 10 perfect ways to wear the trend, from white patent leather satchels, to geometric printed trousers, and of course, a splurge worthy pair of color-blocked Choo’s. Check them out here! read more

  • A Perfect Look For A Very Deserving Ambush Makeover

    We were thrilled when NBC’s New York Live asked us to help makeover a very deserving Hurricane Sandy victim. With the help of our friends at Macy’s, we were able to give this ambush makeover-ee a perfect new outfit,just in time for 2013. read more

  • High Steaks: Arlington Club Reinvents The Wheel

    What happens when Laurent Tourondel sets out to “reinvent the steakhouse?” Two words: Arlington Club, a new collaboration between the BLT-famed chef and TAO Group. read more

  • Emerald City: 10 Ways To Wear 2013′s Hottest Hue

    We found 10 perfect ways to wear 2013′s “Color of the Year,” from Essie’s newest magnetic nail polish, to coats (under $100!), and everything in between. Check them out here! read more

December 2012

  • Fab Find Alert: Yoga With Alexander Wang

    Looking to jumpstart your fitness routine in the New Year? (Yes, that was a rhetorical question.) Well, say hello to Alexander Wang’s ultra-lux yoga mat. With a croc embossed design and chic leather strap, this little number is quite possibly the most stylish gym accessory we’ve ever seen. read more

  • Giveaway: Zoya’s Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection

    Enter to win Zoya’s “Lovely” Spring 2013 collection stocked with six on-trend shades (as seen on Peter Som’s and Zang Toi’s Spring 2013 runways). read more

  • Hair Help: 3 DIY Styles To Ring In The New Year

    Looking to amp up your beauty routine come 2013? Well, trying out a new hairstyle may just be the perfect place to start. To help you make the most of your mane, we got Harry Josh, John Frieda’s International Creative Consultant, to reveal the hottest hair trends for the New Year, and of course, some tips and tricks to DIY. read more

  • Inside Hudson Lodge: NYC’s First Ski-Themed Bar

    Ready for some Cliquot in the snow? Well, say hello to Hudson Lodge, a newly opened ski resort-themed bar atop the Hudson Hotel. And by ski-resort themed bar, we mean a 1,500-square-foot, glass-enclosed, tented space outfitted with animal hide rugs, vintage toboggans, and a life sized wooden bear to boot. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Gap’s Two-Toned Gloves

    If you’re like us, you’ve probably already misplaced (or just completely lost) those chic leather gloves you treated yourself to earlier this season. No need to fret, darlings. Thanks to this stylish (and Vogue approved) pair from the Gap, you can stay both on trend and on budget. read more

  • Cake Pop 101

    Cake pops. They’re adorable, bite sized, and surprisingly difficult to make. (Successfully icing a tiny ball on a stick is much harder than it looks!) So in order to perfectly master the technique behind this latest dessert craze, I decided to get some help from the pros at The Institute of Culinary Education. read more

  • Shop The Shoot: Perfect Customized Gifts On “Live From The Couch”

    Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Well, you can’t go wrong with a one of a kind, customized present. WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby rounded up some great pieces for anyone on your list, no matter your price range, and showed them off on “Live From The Couch.” read more

  • Shop For a Cause: Lucky Shops Kicks off December 6th!

    Lucky Shops kicks off in NYC on December 6th with designer deals up 70 per cent off.
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November 2012

October 2012

  • Get Your Fix: A One-Stop Beauty Shop On The UES

    Imagine if Tenoverten and Drybar had a baby. Well darlings, your dreams have come true. Meet Fix Beauty Bar, a recently opened Upper East Side salon where you can get a $40 blowout and $15 mani (with Chanel polish, if you’re so inclined) all at the same time. Finally! read more

  • LeChurro Brings Fried Dough and Cocoa To The UES

    Get ready Upper East Siders, there’s a new sweet spot in town. And it’s dishing out churros and hot chocolate. LeChurro is a one-stop fried dough shop dishing out the Spanish specialty four different ways.
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  • Deal of the Day: 40 Percent Off Damone Roberts Pumpkin Facial

    Are you ready to get glowing? Mention this article to receive 40 percent off the mini facial (originally $10), and a VIP brow treatment for $35 instead of $65. Don’t forget to ask for Gina Auciello. read more

  • Perfect Halloween Costumes Under $50 on “Live From The Couch”

    Halloween is just a week away, but there’s no need to break the bank if you’re on the hunt for the perfect costume. WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showed off this year’s hottest kids costumes under $50 on “Live From the Couch. Watch the clip and shop the shoot below!
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  • Watch Us On NBC’s New York Live: Perfect Ways to Wear Animal Motifs!

    Animal prints are always in, but this season many designers are giving the classic patterns a more literal twist with quirky animal motifs. If you’re looking to master the trend, WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby shared some perfect ways to incorporate the quirky looks on NBC’s New York Live. Check out her tips, and shop the shoot below! read more

  • Boot Up! 10 Perfect Fall Booties

    They’re short, sweet, and just a little bit edgy. Of course, we’re talking about ankle boots, one of the hottest (and most versatile) shoes of the season. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Zara Home Comes To The US!

    Looking to decorate on a dime? Well, it’s time to meet your new best friend. Enter Zara Home, which (finally) debuted in the US on Tuesday. read more

  • Good Enough to Eat: 5 Pumpkin Beauty Products for Fall

    It’s officially pumpkin season and, as you already know, this orange ingredient isn’t just for spiced skim lattes and pies. That’s right: pumpkins are also filled with enzymes that work wonders on one’s skin, from clearing up acne, to nourishing dry problem spots. So to celebrate the start of fall, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pumpkin infused products that are good enough to eat. read more

  • A New Take On Tea

    Fall is the perfect time to indulge in high tea, but sometimes carving out the time for a five course, midday affair can be a little difficult. Well, thanks to a new program at The Lambs Club, you can have your scone and eat it too.
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  • Salon Ruggeri Makes You Feel Right at Home

    We get it. Sometimes your weekly hair appointments can seem more like a cattle call and less like an escape, between countless rows of salon chairs and overbooked stylists. So if you’re craving something a bit more intimate, it’s time to pencil in a trip to Salon Ruggeri. read more

  • Shape Up! Heather Thomson’s Perfect Secrets To Dressing Slimmer

    Heather Thomson knows the perfect ways to flatter your figure. In fact, that’s the whole idea behind the RHONY co-star’s shape wear line, Yummie Tummie. We got the reality star and momtrepreneur to spill her tips and tricks below. read more

September 2012

  • All About Oatmeal

    Oatmeal lovers, rejoice! Your favorite breakfast staple just got a major makeover thanks to OatMeals, a Greenwich Village bakery and café dishing out dressed-up versions of steel-cut oats.
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  • Oxblood: 10 Perfect Ways To Wear The Trend

    Oxblood. Sure, the name sounds a bit macabre, but the term is actually just a fancy word for burgundy. And it’s also this season’s hottest hue, hands down. read more

  • Trend Report: Emmy Awards 2012

    The red carpet at Sunday night’s 2012 Emmy Awards was filled with refreshingly bold choices. Marigold was undoubtedly the standout color of the evening—stars including Claire Danes, Julianne Moore, and Julie Bowen all looked radiant in the sunny shade—but of course, there were plenty of pastels and jewel tones too. read more

  • Let’s Do Brunch

    Breakfast pizza and Prosecco. Can you think of a better way to kick off your weekend? We didn’t think so. Especially when you can get the aforementioned pairing for 15 dollars. Where, you ask? Simply head to Principessa, a chic little Italian oasis in SoHo.
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  • NYFW Roundup: 10 Perfect Trends From the Spring/Summer Shows

    Stripes. Metallics. And yes, the bralette. Those are just a few of the Spring/Summer 2013 trends we were drooling over during NYFW. So what else made the list? Click through our gallery to see the top 10 looks we can’t wait to wear next season, and the pieces we’re going to start scouring the stores for now. read more

  • Get The Look: Perfect Waves at Zac Posen’s Spring/Summer 2013 Show

    Zac Posen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection channeled sophisticated elegance, and the hairstyles were no different. John Frieda’s Luigi Murenu styled the runway ready waves, and says you can re-create the look in 5 simple steps. read more

  • Catwalk to Closet: Rebecca Minkoff’s Haim Jacket

    Of course, you’ll have to wait a few more months to get your hands on most of Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2013 looks, but there is one little number you can grab right off the runway (hurry!). Meet the Haim jacket (above), now available through an exclusive collaboration with Shopbop.com. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Topshop’s Peplum and Burgundy Vest

    We’re just going to come out and say it: This season, burgundy is the new black. The deep red hue was featured on several Fall 2012 runways (think of Jason Wu, Rag and Bone, and Alexander Wang, to name a few), and we must say, incorporating this sultry shade into your closet is a perfect way to update your cold weather wardrobe. read more

  • Get The Look: A Perfect Low Pony In Three Simple Steps

    Good news ladies: The ponytail is having a major moment. For Spring 2013, designer Tadashi Shoji chose to complement his lacey summer dresses with the demure do’s, and even stars including Zoe Saldana are stepping out in the simple, yet sophisticated styles. As for the best part, celebrity hair stylist Mara Roszak says you can easily DIY with three simple steps.
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  • Perfect Fashions For Football Season on “Live From The Couch”

    Football season is in full swing, but there’s no reason to sacrifice great style when you’re cheering on your favorite team. To help you hit the stadium in style, WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showed off some perfect fashion forward, and football friendly, looks on “Live From The Couch.” read more

  • Easy on The Eyes: Find The Perfect Frames at Collins Bridge (And Win a Pair Here!)

    Finding the perfect pair of specs can often be a hassle (think locked up display cases and pushy salespeople). But imagine if you could try before you buy, all while in the comfort of your own home.
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August 2012

  • Drink Up: 3 Perfect Cocktails For Labor Day Weekend!

    Saying goodbye to summer can be tough, which means you could probably use a cocktail right about now. No need to fret; in an effort to help you make the most of this Labor Day weekend, we’ve enlisted some of the city’s best bartenders to spill their favorite warm weather drinks. read more

  • Cupcakes and Cocktails: Prohibition Bakery Brings Booze-Filled Treats To The LES

    Warning: this post will probably take your cupcake addiction to the next level. Meet Prohibition Bakery, NYC’s first alcoholic cupcake company now open on the Lower East Side. read more

  • Color Coordination: Deborah Lippmann Launches Lip and Nail Duets

    In case you haven’t already noticed, this fall is all about red, red, and more red. So imagine our excitement when we stumbled upon this newly launched (and fabulously scarlet) nail and lip combo by manicure mogul Deborah Lippmann. read more

  • Leather For Less: 10 Fall Essentials Under $400!

    From pleated skirts to peplum shirts, one thing is clear: Leather is the official fabric of fall, and it’s popping up in some fun, unexpected ways. Of course, these luxe looks don’t always come cheap, but we’ve managed to round up 10 ways to easily incorporate the trend for under $400. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: H&M’s Woven Collar Top

    You already know why we’re obsessed with Peter Pan collars, but just in case you missed the memo: these angular accents are a perfect way to incorporate a bit of boyish charm into your fall wardrobe. So when we spotted this little topper by H&M, we couldn’t stop ourselves from scooping it up.
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  • Nailing It: 5 Perfect Polishes For Fall

    Believe it or not, it’s time to start updating your wardrobe for fall. But no need to splurge on those drool worthy leather jackets or equestrian style boots just yet (I mean, it is still 80 degrees out!). By simply swiping on a new coat of polish, you can incorporate your favorite cold weather trends in no time. read more

  • Piperlime’s NYC Flagship Will Open On Fashion’s Night Out!

    Back in May, we were thrilled to learn that the oh-so-popular e-commerce site Piperlime was slated to open its first brick and mortar boutique in SoHo. Now it’s time to mark your calendars. Come Fashion’s Night Out on September 6th, the Gap-owned retailer will officially welcome customers to the 4,000 square foot Wooster Street space. read more

  • Seeing Stripes! 5 Perfect Tuxedo Pants For Fall

    From loafers to pant suits, this season is all about borrowing from the boys. Sure, these masculine silhouettes can be slightly difficult to pull off, but there is one streamlined staple that will be sure to flatter any frame. Say hello to tuxedo pants, one of our favorite fall essentials. read more

  • Live From The Couch, Perfect Travel Accessories To Pack Like A Pro

    We get it; packing for a trip can be stressful. But no need to fret, you can still jet off like a pro. How, you ask? Well, WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showed off some perfect travel accessories on “Live From The Couch,” to help ensure a fuss-free trip. Check out the clip, and shop the shoot here!
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  • Say Cheese! Murray’s Opens A New Bar on Bleecker

    Good news cheese lovers: Murray’s Cheese, New York’s most famed fromagerie, has added a sit-down resto to its dairy enterprise. Meet Murray’s Cheese Bar, located just a few doors down from the brand’s flagship store on Bleecker Street. read more

  • Hold Everything!

    Celeb looks for less are one thing, but here’s what really gets us going: A-listers sporting covetable, wallet friendly items that anyone can afford. So when we spotted style mavens Sarah Jessica Parker and Eva Longoria donning this color-blocked EZRA carryall by Yosi Samra we had to order it up, stat. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Chandi and Lia’s Drop Waist Dress

    Animal motifs can be a tricky trend to master, but when done correctly, these playful prints can add a fun and unexpected dose of style to any wardrobe. While the patterns can undoubtedly be bold, this little number by Chandi and Lia offers a pleasantly subtle way to wear the style. read more

  • Vegan Divas Brings Healthy Desserts (And Low-Cal Doughnuts!) To The UES

    Healthy desserts? Yes please! Thanks to Vegan Divas, a recently opened bakery on the Upper East Side, you can have your cake and not feel bad about it.
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  • Swag Bags! Four Perfect Subscriptions For The Health Obsessed

    Nothing beats getting a package in the mail, but what about a box full of healthy surprises to keep you looking and feeling your best? Sign us up! From snacks, to beauty products, to pet care, we’ve rounded up our four favorite subscription services. read more

  • Rudy’s: Not Your Average Barbershop

    When you think of a typical barbershop, the words trendy and fashion forward probably don’t come to mind. But thanks to Rudy’s—a popular West Coast hair chain that came NYC this June—you can get a fuss-free, $40 cut inside a pleasantly hip space, appropriately located next to the Ace Hotel.
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  • Chobani Opens NYC’s First Mediterranean Yogurt Bar!

    Prepare yourselves yogurt lovers: One of our favorite grocery store snack brands has a sleek new SoHo storefront to call home. That’s right, Chobani—the famed all-natural Greek yogurt company—recently opened up NYC’s first Mediterranean yogurt bar, dishing out dressed up versions of the healthy snack.
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  • Fab Find Alert: Sam Edelman Cap Toe Loafers!

    Three words for you: cap toe shoes. When we spotted the edgy, yet feminine style on Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 runway (who could forget those merry-go-round mules?) it was love at first sight. But no need to ditch the metallic tipped kicks come fall. read more

  • Garden Party: Château Cherbuliez Opens in Chelsea

    Craving a taste of southern France? Well, no need to book at trip to Saint-Tropez just yet. Simply head to Château Cherbuliez, a newly opened wine bar and brasserie, serving up a touch of Parisian charm in the Flatiron District.
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July 2012

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  • Laura Geller Makeup Giveaway!

    If your cosmetic case could use a bit of a makeover, here’s a giveaway you won’t want to miss: To celebrate 10 years of beauty on QVC, Laura Geller is treating one of our lucky readers to three perfect makeup essentials (think blush, mascara, and three bold eyeshadows) to help you put your best face forward. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: TSA Approved Beauty Products On 3floz.com

    Packing for vacation can be a tad bit stressful, especially when your preferred beauty products don’t come in TSA approved containers. But don’t ditch the carryon just yet. Meet 3floz.com, an online beauty store filled with all the travel friendly grooming essentials you could possibly need. read more

  • Bon Voyage, We’re On Vacay! Check Out Our 15 Favorite Travel Accessories While We’re Gone

    Gearing up for a summer trip? So are we! (No need to fret, we’ll be back on August 6th with plenty of perfect picks.) And as we prepare to hit our destination in style, we’ve rounded up 15 fashion-forward travel and tech accessories that will be sure to spruce up any baggage carousel. read more

  • Live From The Couch, Perfect Eco Friendly Fashions Under $100!

    These days it’s easy being green, especially since so many designers are offering fashion forward, earth friendly styles at affordable price points. Are you ready to step out in the perfect eco conscious outfit? Look no further! Our very own Amanda Libby shared her favorite finds on Live From The Couch. read more

  • Perfect Pairs: Barneys Unveils A New Shoe Mecca!

    We know you never need a reason to go shoe shopping, but we’re about to add some fuel to the fire. On Monday morning, Barneys New York unveiled its newest shoe mecca: We’re talking 22,000 square feet stocked with designer footwear for both men and women.
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  • Ask The Editor: Where Can I Find The Perfect (And Affordable) Eyelash Treatment?

    Here at Where Can I Find The Perfect, we love doling out beauty tips and hearing from our readers. We recently received this question from Allison in NYC. read more

  • Paper Magazine’s Super (Duper) Market Comes To The MPD

    S’Mores, sno-balls, and macaroons, oh my! Those are just some of the gourmet goodies you can sample at this weekend’s Super (Duper) Market, a food-centric pop-up shop sponsored by Paper Magazine, American Express, and Target.
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  • Get Soaked: Mondrian SoHo’s Rooftop Bar Is Open!

    Imagine getting your juice fix… with a shot of booze. That’s exactly what the skilled mixologists are serving up at Soaked, Mondrian SoHo’s newest rooftop bar, specializing in healthy cocktails with fruit infusions. read more

  • Summer Style Series: Check Out Our Look From Superdry Times Square!

    When Superdry invited me to tour their new Times Square store (and pick out some goodies!) I signed up stat. I had so much fun browsing the two-story, 14,000 square foot space—the shop is packed with closet essentials for both men and women—and talking summer style. Check out the video, see the perfect pieces I discovered, and shop the shoot below! read more

  • Michael White’s New Pizza Place Serves Up Gourmet Pies (Until 3 a.m.!)

    From renowned chef (and Wisconsin native) Michael White comes Nicoletta, a not-so-typical pizza place located in the heart of the East Village. The recently opened spot—it officially welcomed diners last month—features ten unique pizzas on a thick (but not too thick) crust.
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  • SoulCycle Launches SoulYoga In East Hampton With Hilaria Thomas

    Here’s one more reason to break a sweat before hitting the beach this weekend: SoulYoga, a new class taught by pro yogi Hilaria Thomas (yes, the new Mrs. Baldwin) at SoulCycle in East Hampton.
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  • Take A Dip: Forbidden Fruit Opens In The West Village

    Sugar cravings and swimsuit season can mean big trouble, but one new West Village sweet shop is offering the perfect solution. Meet Forbidden Fruit NYC, a bite-size dessert destination specializing in one thing: Chocolate covered fruit. read more

  • Scents From Around The World: Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Launch In Stores Tomorrow!

    If your summer travel schedule doesn’t quite allow for a trip to an exotic jungle or desert oasis, Kiehl’s newest line of fragrances may just offer the next best thing. The brand’s latest collection, called Aromatic Blends, is stocked with four different scents inspired by luxurious locales around the world. read more

  • Azure by Allegretti: A Shore Thing

    Fine dining in Atlantic City can be a gamble, but thanks to Azure by Allegretti at Revel, you may soon be saying “oui” to dinner at the Jersey Shore.
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  • Collar Confidential: 5 Necklaces To Instantly Update Your Wardrobe

    Collared necklaces are nothing new. In fact, we’ve been smitten with the structured statement pieces ever since eyeing them during the Resort 2012 collections (at the likes of Louis Vuitton and Chanel to name a few). And while the angular jewels are undoubtedly season-less staples, we can’t think of a better accessory to help you instantly update your summer wardrobe. read more

  • Get Cooking: Four Perfect July 4th Recipes!

    Looking to plan the perfect Fourth of July party? How about wowing your guests with John DeLucie’s gourmet burger recipe. Or, perhaps, a summer inspired lobster roll courtesy of The Highliner? Click through our gallery and learn how to whip up our favorite American dishes (and cocktails!), before you fire up that grill! read more

June 2012

  • Byrdie Bell’s Beauty Tips and Tricks!

    We got to pick Byrdie Bell’s brain, and check out some of her favorite products, this week at Lumene’s Rejuvenation Lounge in Chelsea. Read her beauty tips and tricks below! read more

  • Chic Shades (And Beach Reads!) At Warby Parker’s New Pop-Up

    Warning: This post may tempt you to cheat on your local kiosk… and your Kindle. This week, Warby Parker—the fashionably philanthropic eyewear brand that donates a pair of glasses to someone in need with every purchase—teamed up with The Standard, East Village to offer the most stylish newsstand we’ve ever seen. read more

  • Tone While You Tan: SLT Is Opening At The Surf Lodge!

    Here’s one more reason to pack your Lululemons before boarding the Hampton Jitney: This weekend, SLT—one of our preferred places to strengthen, lengthen, and tone—is opening at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Starting Saturday, June 30th, you can swing by the stylishly laid back hotel for 60 minutes of yoga, shred, or box and tone read more

  • Pisco Party!

    Four words we never thought we’d utter: Put down the margarita. That’s right, we have a new summer bevvy of choice. Meet pisco, a Peruvian, grape based brandy showcased at Raymi (Richard Sandoval’s newest resto). read more

  • Schmackary’s Brings Specialty Cookies (And Milk!) To Hell’s Kitchen

    Ready to take your cookie experience to the next level? Head to Schmackary’s, a recently opened bakeshop that’s giving the classic American dessert a major makeover.
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  • Fab Find Alert: $1 Flip Flops At Old Navy!

    Summer sandals for a dollar? Talk about a fab find! That’s right: Old Navy’s annual (and ridiculously priced) flip-flop kicks off this Saturday, and you can scoop up some comfy rubber soles for just a buck. The daylong sale will take place in stores (not online) on June 30th and applies to solid colors only.
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  • Raise The Roof: Hôtel Americano’s Poolside Grill Is Open

    If you haven’t yet penciled in a visit to Grupo Habita’s Hotel Americano—the boutique hotel opened up in Chelsea last September—here’s some extra incentive: Sweeping city views, light Mediterranean bites, and a four-foot deep swimming pool surrounded by butterfly chairs and white daybeds. That’s right: The Grill at La Piscine is now open to the public.
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  • Essie’s First Flagship Opens Uptown!

    Nail polish fanatics, sit down before you read further. It’s official: Essie Weingarten (yes, the founder of Essie nail polish) has opened the doors to her first nail salon. Housed inside the Upper East Side’s chic Samuel Shriqui Salon, the NYC flagship offers manicures starting at $32 and pedicures beginning at $62. read more

  • The Short Report: 15 Perfect Summer Styles

    The time has come: Temperatures are rising and soon your skinny jeans will be relegated to the back of your closet. That’s right, it’s officially short season! And if you’re looking for an easy way to update your summer style, we’ve rounded up 15 perfect pairs. read more

  • Pip, Pip, Hooray! Gluten Free Goodies On The Upper East Side

    No gluten? No problem! Enter Pip’s Place, a stylishly elegant “Gluten Free Cakery” now open on the Upper East Side. read more

  • Fatty ‘Cue: A Veritable Explosion of Food

    Grilling season is in full swing, which means you may be looking for a slightly more exciting kind of BBQ. And I must admit: If I were locked away for good and my last meal had to come from the famed Carmine street smoke house Fatty ‘Cue, I’d go happily. read more

  • Roll Up: Sushi Samba Introduces Quinoa Temaki!

    Sushi Samba updates its sushi selection with quinoa rolls. Yes, that’s right, the Peruvian super food takes the place of rice. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier? read more

  • TenOverTen Opens at Le Parker Meridien (And Launches 5 NYC-Inspired Summer Colors!)

    Midtowners rejoice! The wait is finally over. TenOverTen, our favorite NYC mani mecca is officially open at Le Parker Meridien’s one stop beauty spot: The Underground. read more

  • A Perfect Place to Dwell

    Prettying up your pied-à-terre is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to DwellStudio, now open on 77 Wooster Street. read more

  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Any Type of Dad

    Searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further! We’ve rounded up some fab finds for any type of Dad, ranging from the fashion forward to the sport obsessed (and everything in between!). Click through the slideshow and start shopping stat, you only have a few more days! read more

  • Mark Your Calendars: Maison Martin Margiela For H & M Hits Stores on November 15th!

    They’ve done it again. Today H&M announced its latest collaboration with French label Maison Martin Margiela, in an effort to bring high fashion to the masses. read more

  • Sip on This: PopBar Launches Frozen Hot Chocolate

    Frozen hot chocolate. Can you think of a better way to cure a summertime sugar craving? But no need to brave the lines at Serendipity just yet… Head to Popbar in the West Village, where the skilled “popologists” are pouring out their famed cups of cocoa with an icy update. read more

  • Aire Ancient Baths Makes a Splash in TriBeCa

    We get it. You need to relax. Why not indulge in a hot bath? But don’t fill up the tub just yet… Head to Aire Ancient Baths, a luxurious, subterranean water oasis now open in TriBeCa. (Franklin Street marks the spa’s fourth location, the first opened up inside a sixteenth century palace in Seville back in 2004.) read more

  • Mara Hoffman’s Sample Sale Kicks Off Today!

    Score printed and embroidered bikinis (originally $220 to $240) for $85, ruffled dresses (originally $385) for $150, and other ready to wear pieces at Mara Hoffman’s spring sample sale. read more

  • Trina Turk For Banana Republic Is In Stores Now!

    Bathing suits, tunics, and towels, oh my! Banana Republic’s latest collab with California native Trina Turk will be sure to add a serious dose of sunshine to any woman’s summer wardrobe. read more

  • Edward Tricomi’s 5 Hair Must-Haves

    We got a sneek peak into Edward Tricomi’s bag of tricks, and the 5 products the celebrity stylist and Warren Tricomi co-owner can’t live without. read more

  • Summer Dreams: Paul & Joe Beauté’s Newest Collection

    We have good news: you won’t need any fairy dust to achieve a light, dewy look this summer. Check out Paul & Joe Beauté’s newest line, inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The limited edition collection is stocked with glistening polishes, glosses, and blushes to keep you feeling airy on even the stickiest summer days. read more

  • Go Where It’s Warm (And Get a Mani Too!)

    Manicures and shopping. Sound like a perfect combo? We thought so. Well, thanks to Warm (a recently opened NoLita boutique) we can finally combine our two favorite past times for the ultimate retail experience. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Pono’s Wooden Bangle

    Wooden accessories. We can’t think of a better way to compliment this season’s abundance of bold prints and bright colors. Especially when they come in bangle form. So when we spotted this expertly crafted bracelet from Pono by Joan Goodman—a brand stocked with hand-made Italian jewelry—we had to add it to our arm party stat. read more

  • Watch Us on NBC: Perfect Ways To Wear Tribal Prints!

    Tribal prints are one of this season’s hottest patterns, and there are plenty of ways to wear the trend whether you’re looking for clothing or accessories. Ready for some perfect ways to step out in the style? Check out WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby’s tribal must haves on NBC’s New York Live. read more

May 2012

  • Island Fever: 10 Ways To Wear Tropical Prints

    We have a major case of island fever, and it’s not just because the temperatures are (finally) starting to rise. For Spring 2012, a handful of designers—think Proenza Schouler (above), Salvatore Ferragamo, Joseph Altuzarra, and Stella McCartney—turned up the heat with updated tropical patterns, from vibrant floral prints to surprisingly chic palm tree motifs. We’ve rounded up 10 perfect ways to wear the trend, all under $300! read more

  • Back By Popular Demand: Missoni ♥ Havaianas!

    They’re baaack! Last year we couldn’t help but swoon when Missoni first teamed up with famed flip-flop brand Havaianas to offer comfy rubber slip-ons covered in Missoni’s coveted zig-zag prints. But if you missed out on the action, it’s not too late to get your hands feet on the goods. read more

  • Plump It Up: A Collagen Treatment For Your Hair

    When you think of collagen, you probably think of skin-plumping injections. But what if you could use the protein to stimulate thicker, fuller hair growth—minus the needles. That’s the idea behind hair stylist Roy Teeluck’s newest treatment, Concentre de Collegene, a collagen enriched serum ($55) meant to fuel healthy hair growth. read more

  • Giveaway: Mally Beauty’s Poreless Face Defender (A Perfect Powder Alternative!) CLOSED

    We’re giving away Mally’s Poreless Face Defender, a featherweight, water-clear formula that protects your makeup (without the dry, ashy effect of powder). read more

  • Cover Up: 5 Perfect Caftans For Memorial Day Weekend!

    Oh, the caftan. We can’t think of a better summer essential. Whether worn long or short, the über flattering, relaxed style may just be the perfect way to update your wardrobe this season. Check out our 5 of our favorite looks, from on-trend printed numbers to simple solids. read more

  • Valery Joseph Opens Blow Bar Express On The UES (With $35 Blow Outs!)

    Valery Joseph opened his first NYC salon in 2002, and since then has been catering to a bevy of A-listers (think Lady Gaga, Ivanka Trump, and Anna Wintour, to name a few). And while many of his famed hair services come with high-end price tags to match, the celeb stylist’s newest outpost offers quick blowouts starting at $35. read more

  • Musical Mats: SLT Launches Yoga Classes Set To Rock and Pop

    We get it: you want the long and lean benefits of yoga practice, but need a little extra motivation to fully rock your chakra. If only you could bust your best yogi moves to some Top 40’s beats. Well, that’s exactly the type of workout you’ll get at SLT Yoga. read more

  • A Perfect Fit: Jussara Lee Brings Custom Clothing to the West Village

    If you’re sick of ending frequent shopping trips with nips and tucks at your local tailor, it may be time to invest in some made-to-measure staples. Where, you ask? Simply head to designer Jussara Lee’s eponymous boutique and atelier, offering custom-made staples ranging from sheath dresses, to button-downs, trousers, and of course, bridal-wear. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Bryna’s Ikat Willow Clutch

    Ikat prints. We can’t think of a better way to add an on-trend tribal feel into our wardrobe this season. Especially when it comes in the form of a clutch. Needless to say, when we spotted this printed carryall by Bryna—a brand favored by the likes of Blake Lively, Zoe Kravitz, and Stacy Keibler to name a few—we couldn’t wait to tuck it safely under our little arm.
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  • Something To Smile About: Lavaan Dental Spa Comes To NYC!

    No one enjoys going to the dentist, but what if we could promise a drill-free, needle-free experience? And perhaps a smoothie shot while you’re waiting? That’s exactly the type of service you’ll get at Lavaan Dental Spa, a niche dental office specializing in teeth whitening and cleaning only. read more

  • Good Brews: NYC’s 5 Best Beer Gardens!

    As summer quickly approaches, you’re probably ready to head to one of NYC’s outdoor drinking destinations. And thanks to the city’s abundance of beer gardens, you don’t need to go far to find the perfect place to booze (al fresco, of course). We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite NYC spots, where the brews are always in bloom. read more

  • Beauty Giveaway: YBF’s ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ Inspired Makeup Collection! CLOSED

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Well darlings, thanks to our latest giveaway it could be you! To celebrate the June 1st premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman, we’ll be giving away one of YBF’s makeup sets inspired by the film. read more

  • Throw A Perfect Dinner Party With Kitchit.com

    So you love to entertain at home but hate being stuck in the kitchen. If only there was a Top Chef available to give you a hand… Well darlings, your prayers have been answered thanks to a new online service called Kitchit, which came to New York on Tuesday after successfully launching in Cali last year. read more

  • Bake a Perfect Cupcake at Butter Lane!

    Baking is fun, but the leftover mess? Not so much. Especially when cocktails are involved. Well, thanks to Butter Lane’s cupcake making classes you can have your cupcake and drink bubbly too… sans the dreaded cleanup. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Zara’s Mint Green Strappy Sandals

    We don’t need to tell you why strappy sandals are THE perfect summer staple. You already know you can throw them on with everything from dress shorts, to midi skirts, bold skinny jeans and slim cut ankle pants to name a few. But since we’re so in love with mint green this season, we had to bring this particular pair from Zara to your attention. read more

  • Goodbye Eyelash Curler, Hello Lash Lift! (A Perfect Extension Alternative)

    So maybe eyelash extensions aren’t for you. No need to fret, we have the perfect solution: a lash lift. In a nutshell, the beauty procedure (also known as an eyelash perm) lifts your lashes from the base of the lid upwards to create a fuller, longer looking lash that lasts up to three months. read more

  • Serafina Opens in the MPD (With a “You Must Be 21″ Dessert Menu to Boot!)

    It’s never difficult finding a scene-y spot along the Meatpacking District’s cobble stone streets, but what if you’re looking to grab a meal without all of the hoopla? Enter Serafina’s newest haunt, tucked away on the corner of Little West 12th and 9th Avenue. read more

  • Need A Perfect Bouquet for Mother’s Day? Enter our Teleflora Giveaway!

    Our friends at Teleflora.com are offering five (yes five!) of our lucky readers a chance to win $25 dollars to put towards a beautiful bouquet for mom (which start at just $29.99). And no, it’s not too late to order. The site offers same day delivery! Read more to find out how to enter. read more

  • Get the Look: Jamie Chung’s Bold Lip and Lash

    Looking for a perfect way to update your makeup routine this spring? Well, you can’t go wrong with a bold lash and lip combo à la Jamie Chung (above). We loved how the star spiced up a black peplum dress with dramatic eyes and bright lips at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her movie Knife Fight, and the look is surprisingly easy to re-create. In fact, MAC Senior Artist Gina Bettelli shared 5 simple ways to get the red carpet look at home. read more

  • Veg Out: The Cinnamon Snail Comes to NYC!

    The Cinnamon Snail food truck sure isn’t moving at a snail’s pace. The popular vegan lunch truck, which used to call Hoboken home, is now planting its roots in Manhattan. The restaurant on wheels recently started camping out at three different city locations (Midtown West, Flatiron and Wall Street) and this week is planning to add even more NYC days to its schedule.
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  • Cinco Perfect Spots to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

    No need to head south of the border to find a perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta. NYC will be hosting a slew of parties on May 5th, with plenty of tacos, margaritas, salsa dancing, and even a sombrero and mustache party to boot. Below, find 5 celebrations you won’t want to miss, whether you’re looking to shake it with a mariachi band, throw back a flight of tequila, or a indulge in a swanky celeb scene. read more

  • Fancy a Swanye West? Head to RYU (Scott Disick’s Latest Venture)

    From the folks who brought you the campy Malay destinations Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue comes RYU, an eatery that’s a tad more upscale and, oh yeah, it’s co-founded by reality TV star Scott Disick. read more

  • Feel Good Fashion: Same Sky Jewelry Empowers Women Living with HIV

    Imagine having the power to change someone’s life, simply by purchasing a beautiful, one of a kind bauble. Sounds like a win-win to us! Well, that’s the idea behind Same Sky, a fair trade jewelry company dedicated to employing and empowering HIV positive women in Rwanda and Zambia. We got to chat with Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak, about the brand’s road to success.
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  • Fab Find Alert: H&M’s Floral Prints

    This week’s gloomy forecast has us itching for spring flowers, which is why we can’t think of a more apropos time to don some fabulously on-trend floral prints. So, when we spotted this adorable printed pant and top from H&M in Vogue’s 100 under $100 list, we simply had to share the goods. read more

  • Plan a Perfect Party With Eventup.com

    The pressure is on: you need to find a perfect venue for an upcoming birthday celebration, bridal shower, or charity event. Can we interest you in Katharine Hepburn’s former four-story brownstone? Or what about Lady Gaga’s old Lower East Side apartment? Those are just some of the fabulously exclusive locales available for daily (or nightly) rentals on Eventup.com—an online marketplace specializing in venue listings and bookings. read more

April 2012

  • Princess Diaries: Christian Louboutin Will Launch a Cinderella-Inspired Glass Slipper This Summer!

    It’s never too late to play Pretty Pretty Princess. Especially when Christian Louboutin is designing the glass slippers. That’s right, Women’s Wear Daily reports the shoe guru will be creating his own interpretation of Cinderella’s famed shoes—with a red sole, of course—in honor of Disney’s re-release of the fairytale on DVD and Blu-ray. read more

  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 5 Perfect Presents for a Cause

    Ok people, you have about two weeks left to find that perfect gift for mom. And if you’re looking for the ultimate feel good find, why not splurge on a prezzie that also gives back? In an effort to help you shop for a cause—in addition to your fabulous mom, that is—we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite Mother’s Day goodies, all benefitting various charities. read more

  • Turn in Empty Bottles for Shake Shack Gift Certificates (And More!) At The Great Recycle

    Need an extra incentive to recycle your plastic bottles? How does a 50 dollar Shake Shack or Momofuku gift certificate sound? Or, perhaps, a free one-year gym membership? Those are just some of the goodies you can redeem during The Great Recycle, which will kick off on Monday, April 30th in Times Square. read more

  • Music to Our Ears: Maison Kitsuné is Open!

    Those who’ve indulged in shopping jaunts at the likes of Colette, Barneys, Bergdorfs, and Opening Ceremony have probably noticed pieces from Maison Kistuné (a Parisian-based line that pretty much embodies European chic). read more

  • Introducing Ken and Cook: NoLita’s Newest Brasserie

    You’ve probably wondered what’s been cooking at 19 Kenmare, previously home to the popular Italian bistro, Travertine, which closed last summer. Mystery solved: meet Ken and Cook, the new kid on Kenmare’s block (it officially opened on Friday). And we think this little gem has staying power. read more

  • Tee Time: Lulu Guinness X UNIQLO Is In Stores (With Quirky Shirts Under $20)!

    Uniqlo’s latest designer collaboration—which hit stores Monday morning—offers 12 cute, graphic t-shirts peppered with Lulu Guinness’ quirky patterns for $19.90. To celebrate, the brand is awarding 1 lucky fan with a coveted Lulu Guinness Red Perspex Lip Clutch. Read more for details! read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Thakoon for Nars’ Nail Collection Is In Stores Now!

    It’s no secret: we’re always up for a good designer collab. So naturally, when we heard designer Thakoon Panchigul was pairing up with Nars to offer a spring nail polish collection, we couldn’t wait to get it on our pretty little fingers. read more

  • 5 Chic Shoes to Battle April Showers

    Don’t let spring showers get you down. We’ve found the perfect pick me up—in the form of chic footwear, of course! This season, you can get your feet wet in everything from on-trend, chunky-heeled wedges, to plastic pumps (above), and of course, classic wellies in stylishly bold hues. read more

  • Easy Eating Green: Foragers City Market and Table Brings Farm Fresh Food to Chelsea

    Spring has sprung, which means there’s no better time to enjoy some farm fresh food. And now that Foragers City Grocer has a new, larger outpost in Chelsea—the spot’s first location opened in DUMBO 6 years ago—we can’t think of a better place to stock up. The new digs also boast Forager’s City Table, a market-to-table restaurant that welcomed diners last week. read more

  • The Sports Club LA’s Lavender Body Treatment Will Shape Up Your Skin for Spring

    Looking to spruce up your skin and slough off dry winter cells before bikini season officially hits? How about indulging in an exfoliating lavender body polish followed by a hydrating massage… with a wallet-friendly, $99 price tag to boot. Yes please! read more

  • Watch Us On NBC’s New York Live: White Hot Looks For Spring!

    Move over LBD… it’s time to refresh your wardrobe for spring with some clean and classic white looks. To help you update your style, Where Can I Find the Perfect’s Amanda Libby shared a few perfect ways to wear the color on NBC’s New York Live. read more

  • Perfect Pies: Ribalta Dishes Out Pizza 25 Ways

    Get ready to kiss your favorite pizza spot goodbye. Meet Ribalta, a new East Village eatery that takes pizza making to a whole new level. In fact, the space also doubles as NYC’s first and only Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli—a renowned pizza university straight from Italy. read more

  • Get Your Juice On

    It seems as though NYC is experiencing a bit of a juice bar boom. And while there are plenty of places to fuel up—think Organic Avenue and Juice Generation—The Juice Press is by far our favorite chain to get a healthy boost. The company has 5 liquid locales all over the city, including a newer outpost that opened on Mott Street in February. read more

  • Style Spotlight: Misha Nicole’s 10 Spring Must-Haves

    So you de-cluttered your closet and finished your spring-cleaning (we hope). Now comes the fun part… investing in some new warm-weather fashions! And in an effort to help you find the perfect pieces, we’ve enlisted the help of one extremely stylish store owner: Misha Nicole Shivdasani. read more

  • H&M’s Sustainable Red Carpet Collection is In Stores Now!

    You’ve probably already spotted A-listers including Amanda Seyfried (above), Michelle Williams, and Viola Davis rocking H&M’s latest “Exclusive Glamour” collection on various red carpets. And now, you can finally snag the fashion-forward (and eco-friendly) looks at a store near you. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: American Eagle’s Printed Shortie

    You already know we’re obsessed with everything tribal this season, so when we spotted these black and white printed shorts at American Eagle we simply couldn’t keep them to ourselves. They’re a great way to incorporate the trend, without spending a ton of money. read more

  • Doggy Daycare: DogVacay Offers a Perfect Kennel Alternative

    Planning a trip can be stressful, especially when you have to worry about finding a temporary home suitable for your precious pooch. And now, with the help of Dogvacay.com, there’s no need to settle for a kennel or over-priced sitter. read more

  • Angel’s Share: A Tried and True, Little Sip of Heaven

    It’s Thursday, which means you’re probably ready for a cocktail. But if you’re getting tired of those same-old happy hour bars, we’d like to recommend heading to one of New York’s lesser-known, hidden gems: Angel’s Share. Although the spot has been luring in cocktail connoisseurs since opening in 2002, its nondescript location makes it easy to miss. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Alex and Ani’s Eco-Conscious Jewelry (Just In Time for Earth Day!)

    With Earth Day quickly approaching—the eco-friendly holiday kicks off on April 22nd—you may be looking to go green in style. So, if you haven’t yet checked out Alex and Ani’s eco-conscious jewelry shop (it officially opened this October), we can’t think of a better time to stop by.
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  • Back to School: Eataly Launches La Scuola Grande

    Eataly has officially expanded with La Scuola Grande: a newer, larger classroom that seats 40 guests (double the size of the original La Scuola di Eataly). The space will also double as Eataly’s seventh restaurant named Pranzo—a lunch-only spot offering a two to three-course prix fixe menu for $25, with cooking demos included. read more

  • Basket Case: Check Out Our 10 Favorite Woven Accessories for Spring

    Nothing says “Hello, Spring!” quite like stepping out in a versatile, woven heel, bag, or cuff. But there’s no need to reserve these earthy pieces solely for the beach. This season, you can snag sophisticated (and office-appropriate) versions of the lightweight staples. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite woven accessories, including drool-worthy platform pumps, structured straw totes, and chic, braided skinny belts that will be sure to update any spring ensemble. read more

  • 5 Top Beauty Spots to Visit During Spa Week!

    Mark your calendars! Spa Week kicks off next Monday, April 16th, and more than 100 NYC spots will be offering $50 signature services. Of course, the list of participating locations can be slightly overwhelming, so we decided to narrow down the choices to help you get the most bang for your buck. Check out our top picks below, or head to spaweek.com for a full list of services. read more

  • 5 Reasons To Check Out NYC’s First L.K. Bennett Store (Besides Wanting A Piece of Kate Middleton’s Closet)

    One of Kate Middleton’s favorite brands, L.K. Bennett, has a new NYC flagship to call home. And while the sleek new digs are stock with plenty of princess-approved styles (mostly priced under $500), we’ve rounded up the top 5 must-haves you won’t want to miss. read more

  • Toast Easter Sunday with Cedilla’s São Paulo Sour

    Easter is just a few days away, and if you have a few extra eggs lying around (and we know you do!), why not try throwing them into an Easter-inspired cocktail? Well, famed mixologist Aisha Sharpe has you covered with a bright and fruity drink made with Cedilla (a new fruit liqueur made with organic acai berries). Find her recipe below, and toast the holiday in style! read more

  • Meatball Obsessed? Now You Can Get Your Fix On The Go

    Daniel Mancini’s Meatball Obsession in Greenwich Village dishes out all-natural meatballs (in portable little cups) from a sleek, walk-up window. read more

  • Pajama Party! 5 Ways To Wear This Season’s Boudoir-Inspired Trend

    PJ’s in public? Yes please! But don’t expect frumpy flannels and shapeless muu-muus. Pajama-inspired fashions have been around for a few seasons now, and designers are continuing to offer the effortlessly chic, boudoir-inspired pieces this spring. So if you’re ready to slip into something a bit more comfortable, we’ve rounded up 5 great options to help you incorporate the trend. read more

  • Passover Prep: A Perfect Bowl of Matzo Ball Soup Courtesy of Kutsher’s Tribeca

    Passover kicks off on Friday, April 6th, and whether or not you plan on banishing bread, you may want to indulge in a savory bowl of matzo ball soup. (It is a bit chilly out, no?) So, in an effort to help you whip up a perfect pot, we got Kutsher’s Tribeca’s Chef Mark Spangenthal to spill his soup secrets. read more

  • Clean Your Closet With HipSwap.com

    We get it. You want make room for your new spring clothing and accessories, but don’t feel like dragging your lightly used designer duds to Second Time Around. Well, there’s a new web site that will do the work for you. It’s called hipswap.com, a service that lets users upload photos and videos of their items, name their price, and reap 96.5 percent of the profit. read more

  • Beauty Giveaway: Score YBF Beauty’s Perfect Fit Makeup Set!

    We’re giving away 5 Perfect Fit makeup sets (a $24.80 value) from YBF to help you refresh your makeup bag in a flash. Each sleek little compact comes stocked with 6 great beauty essentials, including 4 silky eye shadows, 1 long lasting lipstick, and a full size lip-gloss (enriched with vitamin C to provide extra hydration). read more

March 2012

  • Joe Fresh’s Massive Midtown Flagship Is Open!

    Joe Fresh’s midtown flagship opens on Friday at 12 pm, and to celebrate, the store will give away free $100 gift cards to the first 200 customers lined up. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Isabel Toledo for Payless

    Listen up bargain shoppers: Isabel Toledo’s latest collaboration with Payless shoes is available now, and each whimsical piece of foot candy is on-sale for less than $50. The designer—famed for creating Michelle Obama’s inaugural pale yellow sheath with a sparkling over coat—has created 7 on-trend pieces, ranging from neon yellow wedges (on sale for $44.99), to striped espadrilles (also $44.99), and metallic strappy sandals (on sale for $49.99). read more

  • Check Us Out in Time Out New York: The Expert’s Guide to NYC

    We’re so flattered to be included in Time Out New York’s “Expert’s Guide to NYC!” Where Can I Find the Perfect’s Amanda Libby dished with the magazine about what makes her a real New Yorker, and shared recommendations and advice on city living (along with the likes of Elle’s Creative Director Joe Zee, Madewell designer Kin Ying Lee, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer). read more

  • Kristalbelli: Korean BBQ With a Bit of Bling

    Ready to take your Korean Barbecue experience to the next level? Check out Kristalbelli, a new Midtown eatery created by Seoul pop star J.Y. Park, which promises to give the popular dining experience an upscale update. read more

  • Pretty in Pastels: 10 Ways to Add a Pop of Subtle Color

    Perhaps neon isn’t your thing. That doesn’t mean you have to banish color all together this season. In fact, many designers featured pops of subtler, lady like hues for Spring 2012 (à la the pretty pink number from Miu Miu’s RTW collection above), sprinkling their runways with hints of lavender, mint, coral, and pale blue. read more

  • Dance Your Way Into Shape With a New DVD From ‘DWTS’

    Let’s face it, some days trekking to the gym is the last thing you feel like doing. So why not just pop in a DVD and dance your way into better shape? Good news: the latest exercise video from the Dancing With The Stars workout franchise lets you do just that. read more

  • All Hale Tribeca’s First Fume-Free Salon

    Good news expectant mothers and health-conscious beauty junkies! There’s a new salon in town offering a totally toxic-free hair care experience. It’s called Hale, an all-natural and fume-free hair mecca created by Joe Murray (a former stylist at SoHo’s now-closed John Masters salon). read more

  • Top Chef Style: Añejo Perfectly Pairs Small Plates and Tequila

    Forget about wine pairings, an intoxicating Hell’s Kitchen spot is pouring out tequila to match your meal. It’s called Añejo, the latest restaurant from famed Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa, which opened in January. read more

  • Suvara’s Vitamin-Infused Spray Tan Gets You Glowing (The Healthy Way)

    Suvara’s airbrush tan uses a 100 percent natural formula, made with rganic Aloe Vera, vitamins A, C, and E, and triple purified water, to achieve a healthy glow that’s good for your skin. read more

  • Sticky’s Finger Joint (NYC’s First Chicken Tender Mecca) Is Open!

    No need to order off the kid’s menu, there’s a new specialty spot in town that will have your inner-child doing summersaults. Sticky’s Finger Joint, a new Greenwich Village eatery, is dedicated solely to chicken fingers. The cute little spot—which opens at 7 pm on Thursday—offers tenders served four ways: crunched (fried), naked (grilled), baked, or our favorite, stickyfied, which is drizzled with honey. read more

  • Strike a (Chair) Pose: Chaise23 Comes to the Flatiron District

    Don’t let the name fool you: Chaise23 is not a place to kick back and relax. In fact, it’s a new fitness studio which uses Pilates Chairs to kick your butt during workouts that fuse strength training, cardio, and tons of core work. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Black 15in1’s Twice-A-Week Shampoo and Conditioner

    If you’re like us, you’re always looking for new ways to make your blow-dries last. So when we heard about Black15in1’s Twice-A-Week Shampoo and Conditioner, we simply had to share the news. Each product is designed to maintain hairstyles for up to four days, by using a highly concentrated sulfate and paraben free formula that mixes essential ingredients (think sunflower seed extract to protect locks from UV rays, Argan Oil to lock in moisture, and silk amino acids to provide extra shine). read more

  • Retail in the Front, Party in the Back: The Hoodie Shop Opens on the LES

    Hoodie addicts rejoice, there’s a new boutique on the block with items curated to fuel your fetish. The Hoodie Shop, which opened on the Lower East Side Tuesday morning, specializes in everything hooded (think zip ups, blazers, jackets, and even hooded scarves).

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  • Spring Cleaning: 10 Pretty Pieces to Organize Your Home

    It’s time to kiss winter goodbye and spruce up your space for spring. We’ve found 10 great ways to get organized, whether you need to declutter your kitchen, streamline laundry day, or beautify your bathroom. read more

  • Beauty Giveaway: Score Mally’s Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Set!

    Follow @FindPerfectNYC on Twitter and tweet Happy Birthday to @MallyBeauty to win a free Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Face Defining System (which retails for $40)! read more

  • Pretty Little Styler: Cynthia Rowley X Amika’s Floral Flatiron

    Who says your trusty hair iron can’t double as a chic bathroom accessory? Meet the Amika x Cynthia Rowley Styler, a flirty flatiron covered in floral prints straight from Rowley’s Spring 2012 runway. read more

  • Shamrock Style: NYC’s Best St.Patrick’s Day Goodies

    As you gear up for your St.Patrick’s Day parties and pub-crawls, you may want some sugary sweets to fuel your beer filled celebrations. Look no further, we’ve rounded up five sweet treats you won’t want to miss, from éclairs made with Guinness pastry cream, to cupcakes topped with gold coins, and Ladurée’s oh-so-chic green macaroons. read more

  • Tension Tamer: Aveda’s $15 Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate

    While it’d be nice to banish our stress with a weekly aromatherapy massage, it’s rare to find the time (and the funds) to allow such a luxury. But no need to deprive yourselves, we’ve found the perfect solution. Meet our favorite little tension tamer, Aveda’s Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate. read more

  • Mint Condition: 7 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe This Spring

    Spring is in the air, which means you’re probably looking for ways to freshen up your wardrobe. So without further adieu, we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite shades of the season: mint green. We’ve rounded up 7 wearable staples (think skinny jeans, accessories, and button downs) to help you step out in the trend. read more

  • 6 Edgy Pieces Inspired by “The Hunger Games”

    If anticipation of The Hunger Games March 23rd premiere has you ready to channel your inner warrior princess, we have a perfect solution. David Lerner’s eponymous NYC-based label just launched a handful of pieces inspired by heroine, Katniss Everdeen, ranging from leather leggings, to bold tank dresses, and lightweight tops, all fit for the training center. read more

  • A New Vegan Bakery Blossoms in Chelsea

    Move over Baby Cakes, there’s a new vegan sweet spot in town. This weekend, Blossom Bakery opened in Chelsea, offering a full range of dairy free indulgences ranging from fudgy brownies (we loved the mocha walnut for $4), to coconut macaroons, biscotti, and cupcakes. read more

  • Miss Jessie’s CurlBar Comes to SoHo!

    Good news my curly haired friends. There’s a new salon in town just for you. Miss Jessie’s Curl Bar is open in SoHo, offering quick, curl-friendly services starting at $50. The SoHo spot, which opened on Monday, is owned by the same sister duo behind Miss Jessie’s award winning (and wave taming) product line, Miko and Titi Branch.
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  • The National: Midtown’s Sweetest Escape

    I’ve passed Geoffrey Zakarian’s Midtown East restaurant, The National Bar and Dining Rooms, a few hundred times. And while I’ve always admired its classic black and white awning perched beneath the Benjamin Hotel, the bustling location surrounded by hotels and office buildings never really struck me as a dining destination. But that was before I finally stopped in for a lunch break and realized what I was missing. read more

  • Brow Rehab: Damone Roberts NYC Can Fix Any Arch

    Ladies, put down the tweezers, bold brows are in for spring. In an effort to get my arches back on track (yes, I’ve fallen victim to over-plucking too), I headed straight to Damone Roberts’ eponymous NYC salon—a spot dedicated to keeping brows as natural and full as possible. In fact, Roberts (also known as “the Eyebrow King”) is the guru behind many perfectly shaped arches, with a client list including Beyonce, Megan Fox, and Madonna, to name a few. read more

  • Addicted to Dior Beauty’s New Spring Shades

    We’ve been fans of Dior Addict’s fabulously long-lasting Extreme Lipstick for a while now. The lightweight formula always provides some much needed hydration, and the colors miraculously stay in place for hours. So when our friends at Lucky Magazine invited us to check out the brand’s 12 new spring shades at Saks Fifth Avenue last Thursday, we couldn’t wait to stop by. read more

  • RedFarm Does Dim Sum At Its Best

    While NYC is filled with dim sum spots and greenmarket-driven menus, very few fuse the two together. Until RedFarm opened on Hudson Street, that is. The West Village spot—which has been packing in diners since opening last August—perfectly fuses Chinese and Western flavors with a dim sum driven menu featuring only high-end ingredients selected at a greenmarket every week.
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  • Marni X H & M is Out Today! See What We Snagged at Last Night’s Pre-shop!

    Ok people, the wait is over. Marni for H & M is in stores today, and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the goods last night (along with the likes of Man Repeller Leandra Medine and Vogue’s Meredith Melling Burke, to name a few). read more

  • China Glaze’s Hunger Games Nail Polish is Available Now!

    The highly anticipated Hunger Games premiere is just weeks away—the film hits theaters on March 23rd—and thanks to a China Glaze’s latest line of nail lacquers, you can attend the opening ceremonies in style. To celebrate the film, the brand has released a limited edition collection inspired by the popular books, aptly named “Capitol Colours.” read more

  • Fab Find Alert: RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek Cream

    RMS Beauty’s Lip2cheek formula provides a pretty wash of color on both lips and cheeks. You can choose from 6 shades ranging from Muse (a sheer nude with a hint of pink) to Modest (a bright berry stain) and Rapture (a rich bronze). To stay on trend this season, we recommend the coral Smile hue to brighten up your makeup routine. Apply one coat for a natural shimmer, or two for an extra kiss of color. read more

  • Color Confidential: 10 Ways to Wear Orange This Spring

    As you already know, this spring is all about color, color, and more color. And if you’re looking to introduce one standout shade into your wardrobe this season, we suggest adding a splash of orange. To help you brighten up your style, we’ve rounded up 10 great pieces (under $250!), ranging from shoes and bags, to easy button-downs and midi dresses. read more

  • Star Style: The Sexy Side Part and How to DIY

    To words: side parts. While the glamorous hair trend is not exactly a new look, the effortlessly chic style is not going anywhere. We got some tips from Hair Room Service’s Michael Dueñas (whose client list includes the likes of Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Molly Sims) to help you create the look in 6 simple steps. read more

  • Work It! 10 Chic Gym Duds Under $100

    Believe it or not, we only have a few quick months until it’s officially swimsuit season. (Yikes!) And while it can be difficult to chisel out extra time to hit the gym, adding some chic new workout gear into your repertoire may be just the kick-start you need. So, we’ve rounded up 10 fashion-forward pieces to help you hit the gym in style (think metallic gym bags, neon tanks, and color blocked leggings, to name a few). read more

  • Fashion Meets Foodie: Tracy Reese and Clos du Bois Create the Chicest Picnic Basket We’ve Ever Seen

    Picnic season is almost upon us, and thanks to Tracy Reese’s latest collaboration there’s no need to settle for those inconveniently bulky square baskets. This spring, the designer has teamed up with Clos Du Bois wines to create a fabulously fashion-forward wicker basket, equipped why brown leather handles, brass hardware, and an interior lined with her iconic floral print (with matching napkins to boot!). read more

  • Suit Up: J. Crew Opens The Ludlow Shop

    Looking for a one-stop suit shop? Check out J. Crew’s newest menswear only boutique in TriBeCa, focusing exclusively on suiting. It’s called the Ludlow Shop—named after the store’s signature, slim-fitting suit—and offers a comprehensive selection of upscale (yet reasonably priced) workwear. read more

  • Bauble Bar + DKNY’s First Collaboration is Coming Up Roses

    It’s official: our favorite (and affordably priced) online jewelry box, baublebar.com has teamed up with DKNY to offer a fabulously floral line of accessories for spring. The new capsule collection perfectly complements DKNY’s poppy-inspired Spring Ready-To-Wear collection, with 18 well-priced accessories ranging from classic, link rings ($40) to bright, floral stud earrings ($95) and head-turning chain necklaces ($320). read more

February 2012

  • Fab Find Alert: L’Occitane’s Double Duty Gloss

    L’Occitane’s rose roll-on and gloss duo ($20) provides pretty pink lip gloss and rose scented perfume in one portable, little tube. read more

  • Mad About Banana Republic’s Latest 60′s Inspired Collection

    You don’t need to wait until Mad Men’s March 25th season 5 premiere to lose yourself in that fabulously polished 1960’s lifestyle… thanks to Banana Republic.The line, which hits the web and shelves on March 1st, features more than 40 classically chic pieces ranging from jewelry to apparel. read more

  • Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Chelsea’s New Stick & Pop Offers Treats Under 200 Calories!

    When we heard a cake pop shop was opening in Chelsea earlier this month, we couldn’t wait to stop by for a taste test. And we must say, Stick & Pop does not disappoint. The sweet spot—which first launched online in 2010—offers 11 cake pop flavors ranging from the classic Birthday Cake pop, to inventive S’more style treats. read more

  • Safari Style: 10 Tribal Inspired Pieces for Spring

    Tribal prints made a big splash on the Spring 2012 runways (at the likes of Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, and Derek Lam, to name a few), and incorporating the earthy, geometrical designs into your wardrobe is much easier than you may think. We found 10 great pieces that will instantly update your spring style, from chic woven bags, to roped belts, and even some patterned smoking slippers. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Refresh Body Brings the Spa to You!

    If you haven’t treated yourself to one of Refresh Body’s in-home spa treatments yet, there’s no time like the present. The traveling spa, which first launched in 2007, is perhaps one of NYC’s best-kept beauty secrets (favored by the likes of some major athletes and A-listers). read more

  • Oscars 2012 Best-Dressed List: 10 Picture Perfect Looks

    The 84th annual Academy Awards attracted a major style quotient, and we were happy to see a handful of fashion-forward looks that made our jaws drop. We’re talking pops of peplum (on Michelle Williams and Tina Fey), dazzling metallics (à la Meryl Streep and Stacy Keibler), and head-turning red hues (we loved Emma Stone’s Giambatista Valli stunner). And while Gwenyth Platrow’s Tom Ford cape may not appeal to the masses, we love how the sleek slihouette took her simple one-shoulder gown to a whole new level. read more

  • Watch Us on NBC’s New York Live: Perfect Ways to Wear Neon!

    Looking to brighten up your wardrobe? A pop of neon is a sure fire way to update your staples and stand out this season. WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showcased some perfect ways to rock the look on NBC’s New York Live. read more

  • Ballers: Head to the Meatball Shop For a Perfect Late Night Snack

    If you find yourself needing a little post-party pick me up this weekend, we wanted to remind you about one of our favorite after-hour haunts: The Meatball Shop (with locations on Stanton Street, the LES, and in Brooklyn). Each location dishes out their famous treats (all priced under $10) until 4 am, along with a selection of international wines and beers on tap, just in case you want to keep the party going. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Bloomingdale’s $15 Ubuntu Bracelet Gives Back

    In celebration of Black History Month, Bloomingdale’s is offering chic Ubuntu bangles to benefit South Africa’s Do Ubuntu Orphan Bracelet Campaign, which helps women in the region living with HIV and AIDS earn an income through jewelry making. read more

  • Miracle Worker: Sarah McNamara’s 5-in-1 Beauty Balm

    BB Creams—aka “beauty balms”—have easily become one of our favorite multi-purpose cosmetic bag staples. They do it all, combining sunscreen, tinted moisturizer, mattifiers, and anti-aging elements into one pint-sized, little bottle. (No wonder Sephora has a whole section devoted to the miracle creams in their stores.) And while the mere invention is sure to boost your beauty routine, Sarah McNamara’s all natural Mircale Skin Transformer takes the cake as our ultimate favorite. read more

  • Cut Lunch Lines With FoodToEat.com

    FoodToEat.com allows diners to order from more than 40 food carts (and over 350 restaurants, too). As for the best part: customers who order online can jump to the head of the line and grab their food to go. read more

  • SoHo Gets Sweeter with Georgetown Cupcake!

    It’s official: the cupcake sisters finally opened up shop in SoHo, and even brought a pink Swarovski covered KitchenAid mixer to boot. That’s right, TLC stars Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne of DC Cupcakes welcomed customers to their first NYC cup-cakery last week, and we must say: it was worth the wait. read more

  • Marni at H&M: The Look Book!

    Mark your calendars boys and girls! Marni for H and M hits stores on March 8th and the collection, in three words, is: to die for. I’m not kidding. The Italian brand, which always seems to perfectly nail the fine line between playful and elegant, has managed to create a lust-worthy spinoff with pieces no more than $129. read more

  • Oscar Prep: 5 Star Worthy Beauty Products

    The Oscars are right around the corner (February 26th, to be exact), which means many A-Listers are already well into their red-carpet beauty prep routines. We uncovered some of the easier (and less expensive) ways some of our favorite stars (think Jessica Alba, Julianne Moore, and Viola Davis) are getting picture perfect. read more

  • Stepping Out With Shoe Guru Jerome C. Rousseau

    Jerome C. Rousseau dished with us about his latest collection and the “magic of footwear” at Saks Fifth Avenue. Spoiler alert: these babies will make you want to dance alone in your living room. (His words, not ours, but we can’t disagree.) Check out our Q and A with the shoe guru, and a preview pic of his favorite piece for Spring 2012. read more

  • Home Improvements: Maison 24 Offers Über-Chic Pieces to Style any Space

    If your home could use a little shot of chic inspiration (and whose couldn’t?) it’s time to pencil in a trip to Park Avenue’s Maison 24. We first fell in love with this ridiculously stylish home and accessories boutique when it opened in Bridgehampton in 2008, and it’s latest NYC location (which came to Park Avenue this December) is arguably the most stylish home oasis Manhattan has to offer. read more

  • Classy Comfort Food: Little Muenster’s Fancy Grilled Cheese Sammies

    Little Muenster on the Lower East Side offers glammed up versions of grilled cheese with gourmet ingredients (think pear puree, sage brown butter, and butternut squash, to name a few). The menu offers 8 different sandwiches and daily specials with vegan and gluten-free options as well. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Jessica Alba’s Pastel Skinnies!

    Pastel colors are making a big splash this season, and we love how Jessica Alba recently rocked the trend in Gap’s 1969 Lightweight Skinny Jeans in Rose. As for the best part, you can get the star’s style for a wallet-friendly $69.95. read more

  • Watch Us on ABC News Now: 6 Great Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

    No need to settle for the typical box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day. WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby showcased 6 great gifts for men and women on ABC News Now. (Think champagned filled truffles, heart shaped waffle makers, and of course, guy friendly grooming products!) The best part? Each one is under $50! read more

  • Joe Campanale Spills His Perfect V-Day Cocktail Recipe

    Famed sommelier Joe Campanale share’s his favorite Valentine’s Day Cocktail recipe: the Amarena Crush. It’s deliciously strong with a reddish hue, and even boasts a cherry on top. Cheers! read more

  • NYFW Survival Guide: 10 Chic Essentials for a Flawless Week

    New York Fashion Week officially kicked off on Thursday, which means many of us will be spending the next 6 days running from show to show, fueled only by the Diet Pepsi’s and Fiber One bars we can snag at the tents. While the aforementioned circumstances make it slightly difficult to feel our best, we’ve rounded up 10 must-have items to keep you perfectly chic (even if you only got three hours of sleep). read more

  • Skin Saver: Mychelle’s Supreme Facial Cream

    Looking for a quick fix to combat dry winter skin? This season we’re addicted to Mychelle Dermaceuticals Supreme Polypeptide Cream, an all natural (and vegan) skin saver. The thin, non-greasy formula uses shea butter and fruit oil to moisturize chapped skin, along with collagen (derived from marine plants) to improve elasticity. read more

  • In the Kitchen With Top Chef’s Grayson Schmitz

    In the mood to whip up a perfect dish this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered…. Top Chef style. New York-based chef and Season 9 competitor, Grayson Schmitz, gave us one of her favorite recipes to kick off a romantic meal: Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Pickled Shallot, Candied Pecans, Arugula and a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. read more

  • Top Chef’s Grayson Schmitz Dishes About Her Favorite NYC Spots and Plans For a “Sister Act”

    Full disclosure: we were sad to see New York-based Chef Grayson Schmitz pack her knives and leave Top Chef. Nonetheless, we’re excited to see what the next chapter holds for the Bravo contestant, who has worked in some of our favorite NYC restaurants (think Wallse, Fiamma, and Villa Pacri, to name a few). We got to dish with Schmitz about her plans for the future, her Top Chef experience, and of course, some of her favorite spots to dine when she’s not slaving in front of a hot stove. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: TOMS Ballet Flats

    TOMS has come a long way since launching those oh-so-comfy and charitable flats—each purchase provides a child in need with a free pair of shoes—in 2006. Since then, the brand has expanded with eyewear, fun wedges, and even some dressed up wedding styles. This month the company is giving us yet another reason to shop for a cause with a chic line of ballet flats. read more

  • Celebrate Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Co.!

    Obviously, we never need a reason to go to Clinton St. Baking Company for a taste of perfect pancakes (the spot was voted “Best Pancakes” by New York Magazine…twice). But this February the 32-seat LES restaurant—notorious for long waits and amazing brunches—is celebrating Pancake Month, offering different flapjack flavors every Monday through Friday. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Tony Duquette For Coach Collection

    When we heard the ever-popular, American accessory brand Coach was teaming up with the late Tony Duquette’s estate to create a limited edition jewelry collection, we were excited to say the least. We’ve always admired the late costume designer’s knack for creating pieces that were both dramatic and whimsical, but of course, his drool worthy gems normally have a price tag to match. Until now, that is. read more

January 2012

  • Cheer On Big Blue With The Windsor’s NY Michelada

    Since no Super Bowl party would be complete without a stellar game day cocktail, we decided to turn to the big leagues for the perfect recipe. The Windsor’s Ben Scorah (who was named GQ’s “Most Inspired Bartender” in 2009) spills his beer-based NY Michelada recipe with us. read more

  • SAG Style: Simple Down Do’s and How To Get The Look

    The 18th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards brought in a major style quotient. To compliment the bold styles, many stars opted to go with simple down do’s, à la Glee’s Naya Rivera, who balanced out her glimmering Naeem Khan show-stopper with naturally voluminous curls. The best part? The flowing locks are pretty easy to achieve. We got 5 simple tips from celebrity hair stylist Brian Magallones (the man behind Rivera’s voluminous curls) to help you achieve the red carpet look. read more

  • Get Catty In This Season’s Chicest Shades

    Cat eye sunglasses are by no means a new trend, and the 50’s inspired frames continued to pop up on the Spring 2012 runways. And while many designers (think Prabal Gurung, Anna Sui, and Proenza Schouler) showed exaggerated versions of the angular aesthetic during Fashion Week, there are plenty of subtle ways to step out in the flattering style. read more

  • Lash Out: BlingLash Offers Eyelash Extensions Starting at $90

    Imagine waking up in the morning without having to carefully apply volumizing mascara, painstakingly avoiding lumps and clumps. Yes please! read more

  • Create a Custom 6 Pack at Top Hops Beer Shop (Just In Time For Super Bowl Parties!)

    We already told you about our favorite NYC beer bar, but what if you want to stock up on the best brews to-go? Enter Top Hops Beer Shop, a new Lower East Side beer boutique. The spot offers more than 700 bottles from all over the world (along with classics including Bud Light and Stella Artois, of course).
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  • Stila’s Spring 2012 Collection is Coming Up Roses

    As if you needed another reason to stop and smell the roses, take a look at Stila’s garden inspired Spring makeup collection. The line is filled with floral colors and pearly hues, perfect for achieving a natural glow even as … read more

  • Cupid’s Calling! 12 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone on Your List

    Whether you’re shopping for the guy who has everything, or a beauty-obsessed friend, we’ve rounded up twelve great gifts, no matter your budget. And while we do love chocolate truffles, they taste much better when filled with champagne. read more

  • Le Parker Meridien’s Major Makeover

    Drybar will open inside Le Parkier Meridien on Thursday, January 26th. The hotel will also welcome Tenoverten nail salon, Moonshine Spa, and a brand new Gravity fitness later this year in a 20,000 square foot beauty lounge called the Underground. read more

  • Circuit Style Fitness, Refined

    The Refine Method has garnered somewhat of a cult following ever since Brynn Jinnett, a former New York City Ballet dancer and Physique 57 instructor, opened up her boutique studio on the Upper East Side in 2010. But unlike many workout crazes, the Refine Method doesn’t use any gimmicks or fads to entice clients. Instead, Jinnett has developed a circuit style workout based on everyday movements—think squatting, lunging, and pulling—to improve clients’ strength and encourage mobility. read more

  • Go Green! 5 All-Natural Beauty Products To Get Gorgeous, Naturally

    When it comes to cosmetics, many companies are ditching chemicals and creating all-natural products to give your skin a little extra TLC. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite all natural beauty finds, from organic (and odorless) nail polish remover, to long lasting eye liners and lip tints, that will help you become a green goddess in no time. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: GapFit’s Color-Blocked Active Wear

    If you’re looking for some motivation to brave the cold and get to the gym, why not add some bold new pieces into your workout wardrobe? GapFit’s new color-blocked active wear collection is almost making us excited for boot camp, with bright, on-trend pieces including “color-binding” tanks ($26.96), color-block leggings ($54.99), and fluorescent sports bras ($36). read more

  • Shake Up Your Workout Routine (Literally) at Station Fitness

    In an effort to shake up my New Year workout regimen, I decided to visit Station Fitness, a Chelsea studio that specializes in “vibration training.” While the method may sound odd, it’s actually quite simple. Clients are basically led through various exercises, all while balancing on vibrating Power Plates. In a nutshell, the machines are designed to intensely work one’s muscles in a short period of time (30 minute sessions, to be exact) by making simple floor exercises—think squats and pushups—more difficult. read more

  • Pok Pok Wings Have Major Game

    Since it’s football season, we couldn’t help ourselves from craving one of our favorite game day snacks: wings. So when we heard James Beard Award winner, Andy Ricker, was opening his famed, Portland based, Pok Pok Wings on the Lower East Side, we couldn’t wait to stop by. And after sampling Pok Pok Wing’s thai-styled snack, we have to say, these spicy chicken treats can’t be beat. read more

  • Pretty in Peplum: 10 Ways to Wear this Season’s Strongest Silhouette

    Peplum—a ruffled overlay attached to the waistline of a skirt, shirt, jacket, or dress—is proving to be one of the strongest silhouettes of the season. (The likes of Vera Wang, Jason Wu, and Lela Rose all showcased the bold, yet feminine, looks on their Spring 2012 runways.) If you want to add some flare to your wardrobe, look no further. We’ve rounded up 10 great ways to step out in the trend, from flirty skirts and shirts, to tailored blazers and sheaths. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: MICHAEL Michael Kors $55 Texting Gloves

    The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t mean your fingers need to freeze simply because you need to answer an email or text on the go. These cozy, wool texting gloves by MICHAEL Michael Kors combine fashion and function with fold-over thumb and pointer fingers to allow easy smart phone use while you’re braving the elements. read more

  • The Bowery’s New Diner Mixes 50’s Classics with a French Flair

    Whether you’re looking for a casual dinner or find yourself needing a late night snack on the LES—we’ve all been there—Mathieu Palombino’s retro new Bowery Diner (which opened on Sunday) is definitely worth a visit. While the 50’s inspired digs dish out traditional diner fare including Reubens (made with pastrami smoked in house), cheeseburgers, dogs, and mac and cheese, the spot is not to be confused with your typical diner. read more

  • Watch Us On NBC’s New York Live: Perfect Ways to Wear Smoking Slippers

    Trade in your sky high heels for this season’s new it shoe! WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby shows off some hot smoking slipper styles on NBC’s New York Live.

  • Must Have Beauty Bargain: L’Oréal’s Long-wear Eye Shadow

    There are tons of long wear eye shadows on the market, but we’ve yet to find a drug store brand that lasted through lunch. Until we discovered L’Oréal’s new, 24 hour infallible eye shadow, that is. The collection, which launched in January, boasts twelve luminous colors from Bronzed Taupe, to Midnight Blue (above) and Eternal Black (which works great as a long lasting, smudge free, powder liner). read more

  • 10 Neon Pieces to Heat Up Your Wardrobe

    After spotting some electrifying colors on the Spring 2012 runways—the likes of Jason Wu, Rodarte, and Nanette Lepore all lit up their catwalks with fun pops of neon—we were anxious to heat up our closets with the eye-popping hues. But, you don’t need to wait for warm temps to step out in the trend. We’ve rounded up 10 colorfully chic pieces (all under $500!) that will be sure to brighten even the coldest day. read more

  • The Standard’s Winter Wonderland: Skating and Cold Weather Cocktails!

    No need to head to Aspen for a lift ticket, we found a perfect alternative right here in NYC. And it comes in cocktail form. This winter, you can head straight to The Standard Grill for spiked winter cocktails ($12), including said Lift Ticket and hop on the hotel’s outdoor skating rink pre or post drinks. read more

  • Looks Worth Lining Up For: Jason Wu For Target, See The Full Collection Here!

    Everyone’s already starting to freak out about Target’s latest collaboration with Jason Wu—it launches on February 5th—and after drooling over practically every piece in the Jason Wu for Target Look book (below) we can see why. The New York based designer—famous for creating Michelle O’s inaugural gown—has designed a sophisticated and modern, limited edition collection for the big box retailer, with pieces ranging from $19.99 (for printed scarves) to $59.99 for some of the dresses. read more

  • The Cat’s Meow: Paul and Joe’s Kitty Inspired Makeup Collection

    Calling all cat lovers! Paul and Joe’s spring beauty collection is filled with kitty-inspired cosmetics. The line celebrates the brand’s 10th Anniversary, by paying tribute to founder Sophie Albou’s feline fetish. The limited edition, kitty-inspired creations come in the form of blush sticks, eye shadows, nail polish, and lipsticks. read more

  • Shop The Shoot: Our Favorite Smoking Slipper Styles From Saks

    Many of you have been inquiring about the great smoking slippers WCIFTP’s Amanda Libby recently featured on NBC’s New York Live. Not to worry, you can snag all of the chic styles online at Saks. Click through our slide show to pick out your perfect pair (they range from $135 to $595), and watch the clip here in case you missed it. Happy shopping! read more

  • Flower Power: 10 Ways To Wear Floral Prints

    Top designers from Dolce and Gabbana (above) to Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra all showcased fun florals on their Spring runways, but you don’t need to wait until warmer months to step out in the trend. In fact, we’ve rounded up 10 perfect pieces—think scarves, clutches, blouses, and skinny pants—to help you put some spring in your step, even if it snows. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Perfume Without The Bottle

    Fragrance guru Lisa Hoffman has created a fun new way to wear perfume by combining beauty and bangles. Her newly launched Fragrance Bracelets boast chic little charms that can be filled with the brand’s aroma-infused (and eco-friendly) fragrance beads. read more

  • The Perfect Shoe Repair Shop (Read: Brand New Red Soles for Your Louboutins!)

    There are plenty of ways to pamper tired feet, but what about our poor, worn out, designer shoes? They need some TLC too. So instead of exiling tattered footwear to the back of your closet, take them in for a treatment at the Leather Spa. The repair shop—which has been lauded by the likes of Vogue, Allure, and InStyle—specializes in repairing designer shoes, bags, and leathers. And, after taking my horribly scuffed Louboutins in for a major makeover, I was blown away (see before and after pictures below).
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  • A Vintage Inspired Flagship You’ll Dig

    If you’re looking to add a little European sophistication into your wardrobe this season, checkout out DIGS’ new SoHo flagship which opened last month. The chic new shop—its name aptly stands for “Done in Great Style”—has a charming, lounge-like feel with glistening chandeliers, signature black and white printed wall paper and chic animal skin rugs. read more

  • Color Blocking Made Easy: 10 Simple Pieces to Update Your Wardrobe

    This season there are plenty of ways to incorporate on-trend, color blocked pieces into your wardrobe, whether you want to wear add a little color blocked punch, or a lot. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite dresses, accessories, and shirts (including a $23 sweater from Forever 21!) that will be sure to give any wardrobe a modern update. read more

  • Clio’s Puddin’ Is Open!

    Can you believe it took this long for NYC to get a specialty shop focused purely on pudding? I mean, we have spots dedicated entirely to PB and J, macaroons, mac and cheese, and even rice pudding, but plain old pudding? No dice. Until Friday, that is, when Clio opened up Puddin’ on St. Mark’s Place. But make no mistake; Clio’s treats are light years ahead of the JELL-O desserts that may come to mind. read more

  • Popbar’s Perfect DIY Hot Chocolate

    You already know why Popbar is pouring out some of our favorite hot cocoa, but now you don’t need to brave the cold to wrap your hands around the chocolaty goodness. The West Village spot, famed for their gourmet gelato pops, is offering its equally delicious, all-natural Hot Chocolate on a Stick on Amazon.com. You can order single sticks for $2.99 in flavors including dark, milk, and vanilla white chocolate, or stock up on variety packs stocked with 12 sticks. read more

  • If You Like Gin, You’ll Love Whitehall

    If you’re thirsting for a stiff one, head straight to Whitehall for a gin based drink that won’t disappoint. The British-inspired spot (which opened in November by the team behind Mary Queen of Scots) offers more than 50 bottles of gin—think Beefeater, London Dry, Plymouth, and Genever, to name a few—along with several artisanal gin based cocktails created by mixologist John McCarthy. read more

  • Simon Doonan Explains Why “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat” In His Latest Lifestyle Guide

    Just in time for resort season, Barneys’ creative ambassador-at-large, Simon Doonan, has released a perfect beach read and fabulously funny book called “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.” Playfully similar to Mireille Guiliano’s “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” the cheeky diet guide notes “gay men are really French women, from their delight in fashion, to their awe-inspiring ability to limit calories.” read more

  • NoLita’s New La Churreria Dishes Out Churros and Hot Chocolate. Need We Say More?

    If churros served hot out of the fryer dipped in rich, hot chocolate sound like a perfect winter treat to you, head straight to NoLita’s La Churreria which officially opened on Monday. The Mulberry Street café, owned by Socarrat Paella bar’s Jesus Manso (aka Lolo), dishes out delicious fried treats starting at $3 for three churros. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: L’Occitane’s $10 Shea Butter Hand Cream

    If recent cold temps are leaving your hands in need of some major hydration, we’ve found a perfect (and portable) prescription. L’Occitane’s limited edition Shea hand cream uses a highly concentrated Shea butter that is sure to instantly soothe and soften chapped skin. You can choose from three deliciously exotic floral scents: cocoa, hibiscus and desert rose, which come in cheerful, brightly patterned, $10 tubes. read more

  • Winter Warm-up: Ápizz Dishes Out Brick Oven Specialties in Cozy, Fireside Digs

    One room, one open wood fired oven. Sound like a good way to warm up during this bone chilling cold front? We thought so. Which is why we’ve been seeking comfort at Ápizz (pronounced ah-BEETS), a small and charming little enclave tucked away on Eldridge Street.
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  • 2012 Trend Alert: 10 Sparkling Pieces to Make Your Wardrobe Shine

    Although the current economic climate may not encourage frivolous shopping sprees at Cartier or Chopard, there are still plenty of ways to step out and sparkle in 2012. We’ve rounded up 10 looks that will certainly add a little silver lining to even the gloomiest winter days, from metallic belts and bags, to glittering dresses and jumpsuits. While diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend, these sparklers are certainly a close second. read more

December 2011

  • A Toast to 2011’s Best New Bars and Lounges

    We simply couldn’t toast the New Year without acknowledging some of the perfect cocktails we’ve discovered in 2011. Since this year marked the opening of several specialty bars and lounges that appeal to the most discerning cocktail connoisseurs, champagne enthusiasts, and tequila tasters, we decided to round up our top five favorite newcomers below. Cheers! read more

  • Kick Off a Fit New Year With Some of Our Favorite Workouts from 2011

    In an effort to help you start off 2012 on the right foot, we decided to take a look back at our favorite routines that kept us motivated—and in shape—during 2011. And while it’s easy to fall into a gym rut, we’ve discovered tons of workouts to help you have a healthy New Year (whether you’re looking to get your butt kicked, or just want to strengthen, lengthen, and tone). Check out our favorite sweat sessions below and have a healthy New Year! read more

  • Go for the Gold!

    If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your New Year’s ensemble, you may want to get your hands on OPI’s shimmery, yet subtle, Glitzerland lacquer. The polish is a perfect way to add a golden glow to any outfit, and rock one of this season’s hottest hues. read more

  • Let’s Do Lunch! Parm Dishes Out Perfect Italian Subs

    If you’re enjoying a less hectic work schedule as the year winds down, you may finally be able to peel away from your desk for an actual lunch break. If that’s the case (and we hope it is) it’s time to indulge in a mid-day treat at Parm. The Italian American diner (created by the team behind Torrisi Italian Specialties) has easily become one of our favorite lunch spots since opening in November, offering classic subs cooked to order in a refreshingly laidback and retro space. read more

  • Not Soap, Radio’s Cocoa Nostra Collection is Good Enough to Eat (And You Can Get 20 Percent Off With Our Special Code!)

    Just when we thought our holiday sugar cravings were getting a bit out of control, we stumbled upon a fabulously (and much needed) guilt free treat by beauty brand Not Soap, Radio. The cosmetic company (favored by the likes of January Jones, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Hudson to name a few) just launched a confection inspired “Cocoa Nostra” collection, stocked with all-natural (and vegan) lip glosses made with real cocoa and fruit extracts for a calorie free indulgence. read more

  • Haute Home: 10 Stylish Pieces To Update Your Space

    With the New Year approaching, we found ourselves looking for some simple and stylish ways to update our home décor. In an effort to get some chic inspiration, we headed straight to Gracious Home, a one-stop home décor shop packed with everything from Missoni bedding to vacuum cleaners, clocks, and teapots. And while you can easily spend hours searching the store’s extensive selection on the Upper East or West Side, we’ve compiled a top ten list to help you streamline your search. read more

  • Sequin NYC’s MePa Pop-Up Offers Some Major Holiday Sparkle

    We’ve been fans of Sequin’s sparkly (and reasonably priced) baubles ever since sisters Kim and Linda Renk launched the line in 2000. And while we usually head straight to Bendel’s to stock up on the fashion forward pieces—the brand has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle, In Style, and Lucky to name a few— this season you can shop the accessories at Sequin’s Meatpacking District pop up on Little West 12th Street. read more

  • Build a Perfect Gingerbread House! (Without Even Turning on the Oven)

    Gingerbread houses are one of my favorite holiday decorations. I mean, they’re cute to look at and fun to eat! But for some reason, my culinary and architectural skills usually deter me from building the perfect house. Until I found this adorable DIY kit from Dylan’s Candy Bar. read more

  • 8 Great Latkes for Each Night of Hanukah!

    Hanukah kicked off on Tuesday, which means it’s officially latke season! So naturally, we scoured the city in search of the perfect potato pancake. While we couldn’t choose just one winner (there are way too many choices) we were able to narrow our list down to eight favorite fritters to celebrate each night of the holiday. Our preferred cakes come dressed up with caviar, local fruit compotes, and of course, plain old applesauce. read more

  • Cool and Casual: Schiller’s Liquor Bar Offers Affordable Continental Cuisine and The Best Garlic Shrimp

    Cool, casual, and affordable. Weekend dining doesn’t get much better than that, which is why we wanted to remind you about one of our favorite eateries, Keith McNally’s Schiller’s Liquor Bar. The menu is packed with reasonably priced continental cuisine, including the famed Garlic Shrimp ($13) featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” read more

  • Picture Perfect! Nigel Barker Offers Three Simple Solutions to Nail a Flawless Pose

    Ever wish you could pose like a pro? Famed photographer and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Nigel Barker offers three simple steps to look picture perfect. read more

  • Saxon and Parole Serves Up a Taste of Country Charm

    As 2011 comes to an end, many of our favorite foodie sites (including the likes of Zagat, Eater NY, and Grub Street) have been speculating about this year’s hottest new restaurants. One particular eatery that keeps popping up is Saxon and Parole, which took over the former Double Crown restaurant earlier this fall. And we can see why. read more

  • Look Red Hot in Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture

    Since a bright pout is perhaps one of the simplest ways to spruce up any holiday ensemble (and look kissable underneath the mistletoe) we set out to find the perfect red lipstick, a classic staple that is sometimes too difficult to find. Some shades are too orangey, some formulas are too drying, and others simply don’t last long enough. read more

  • H and M’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Pop Up Shop is Open!

    H and M’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” pop up shop offers Trish Summerville’s 30 piece collection, inspired by the punky anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander, in a temporary boutique/cyber cafe (which boasts a complimentary coffee bar). The line channels the fictional character with cool, edgy pieces—think ripped tees for $17.99, chic (faux) leather motorcycle jackets for $199 and some cool denim vests ($29). read more

  • The Perfect Tummy Tucking Leggings

    If your regular gym pants don’t provide enough, shall we say, support, we highly recommend slipping into a pair of Lyssé leggings. The shape-wear company offers fabulously firming stretchies (equipped with a control top) that help eliminate any unsightly rolls while keeping your tummy looking tight. read more

  • 5 Great Gifts for Your Co-Workers (Under $100!)

    We know, we know. Buying gifts for co-workers can often be a difficult (and slightly awkward) task. Spending too much money can send the wrong signal, but an appropriately thoughtful gift can definitely garner some brownie points. Luckily, we’ve scoured some of our favorite online stores to find perfect presents for anyone on your work gift list. read more

  • Warm Up With Jo Malone’s Roasted Chestnut Scented Candle

    Whether you’re looking for the perfect housewarming gift or just want to add a festive flair to your home this holiday season, you’ll definitely want to get a whiff of Jo Malone’s latest Roasted Chestnut scent. Full disclosure: while we’ve never roasted chestnuts on an open fire—although we do love the song— this fragrance made us realize what we’re missing. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: MAC’s Dazzlesphere Collection Offers Festive Gifts Under $35!

    Looking for the perfect gift for your beauty obsessed friends? We’re loving MAC’s limited edition Dazzlesphere Collection, which offers versatile eye, nail and lips kits stocked inside festive, ornament-inspired containers. read more

  • Winston’s Champagne Bar Offers More Than 100 Bottles of Bubbly

    With New Year’s Eve just three weeks away, we found ourselves craving the perfect bottle of bubbly. Our search ended at Winston’s Champagne Bar, an elegant lair beneath the Gansevoort Hotel offering one of NYC’s largest champagne menus. read more

  • 10 Tips and Tricks for a Slimmer New Year (Plus, you can still drink all night!)

    In an effort get a jumpstart our New Years resolution for a healthier 2012, we decided to seek out some tips from our friends at YouBeauty.com (a great web site stocked with tons helpful beauty and health advice). Thankfully, YouBeauty’s resident nutrition expert, Kristin Kirkpartick, (who you may recognize from “The Dr. Oz Show) offers simple solutions to ward off extra pounds (think chewing gum, avoiding baggy clothing, and helping the host). Plus, you can still drink all night! See tip #3. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Suno’s $65 Sneakers Benefit Endangered Species

    Just in time for the holiday season, you can treat anyone on your gift list to Suno’s colorfully cool prints for under $100. The label’s recently launched canvas sneaker collection (which includes both lace-ups and slip-ons) are now available for just $65. Plus, a portion of profits from the recycled rubber soled sneaks will benefit the David Shedrick Wildlife Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting endangered species including baby elephants and rhinos. We can’t think of a better way to spread some holiday cheer. read more

  • Head to Sons of Essex for Grown Up Grilled Cheese and Other Comfort Food Staples

    It’s no surprise snagging a reservation at the new Lower East Side hot spot Sons of Essex is a difficult feat. Celebs including Padma Lakshmi (who had her birthday fete at the chic space), the Olsen sisters (Elizabeth included), and Jennifer Lawrence have all been spotted at the trendy eatery for various after parties and private dinners before it officially opened at the end of October. read more

  • Winter White: 10 Clean Cut Looks

    There are many reasons to love winter white. For one, it matches everything. Secondly, there’s something to be said for standing out in a room full of New Yorkers dressed in their favorite LBD’s. Needless to say, we were happy to spot plenty of crisp styles this season in the form of structured tuxedo jackets (which can be paired over any of your favorite party dresses), classic wool coats, and of course, cozy accessories that will brighten up any winter wardrobe. read more

  • DKNY’s Million Dollar Perfume

    Ever wonder what a million dollar bottle of perfume would look like? Well, on Monday morning supermodel Chanel Iman unveiled DKNY’s Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance bottle, which will benefit Action Against Hunger, an organization committed to ending world hunger, and will set you back a cool $1,000,000. read more

  • Pleasantly Parisian: Sandro Opens on Bleecker, Checkout Our 5 Favorite Looks!

    Sandro is by no means a new brand. In fact, husband and wife team Didier and Evelyne Chetrite launched the label back in 1984. But the French based line finally has a new home in NYC—it officially opened a West Village store November 22nd after launching in Bloomingdales this September—and we can honestly say it was worth the wait. read more

  • Drink Like Royalty at Mary Queen of Scots

    While it’s easy to find typical Glenlivets and Macallans at your favorite swanky NYC bars, many scotch selections often stop with the favored top-shelf basics. That’s not the case at Mary Queen of Scots, a cozy and stylish Gastropub on the Lower East Side that offers over 100 varieties of scotch. And while you can certainly order your preferred 12 or 18 year Macallan or Johnie Walker’s Blue Label, you may also be inclined to sip Glen Grant 16, Benromach’s organic and fruity malt, or even Balvanie’s 21 year Portwood. read more

  • 6 Makeup Tips For a Flawless Face

    Let’s face it, hectic work weeks can often leave us in need of some extra beauty sleep. But hitting the snooze button doesn’t mean your morning beauty routine needs to suffer. We asked makeup guru and YBF creator, Stacey Schieffelin for some quick tips to put our best face forward. Below are her six easy steps for a flawless face. read more

  • Barry’s Bootcamp Will Kick Your A** (In the Best Possible Way)

    I’m going to cut to the chase and describe the Barry’s Bootcamp Full Body workout in three words. Best. Workout. Ever. I’m not kidding. The hour long class mixes cardio (done on treadmills), weightlifting, and ab work set to a fun playlist in a club like, dimly lit studio. read more

  • Williamsburg’s Shoe Market: The Perfect Hipster Shoe Haunt

    Biker boots, wedges, and lace-ups, oh my! Williamsburg’s famed Shoe Market is all about functional footwear (for men and women) that you won’t find at any old department store. The boutique is stocked with tons of off-the-beaten path footwear from the likes of labels including Ego and Greed (which offers some great neon wedges), London’s Cheap Monday, Swedish Hasbeens’, and H by Hudson, to name a few. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Soap and Glory’s Cute $18 Caddy

    Whether you’re looking to spruce up your sink or need a perfect gift for a germaphobic friend, we highly recommend Soap and Glory’s adorable Peace Hand Love caddy. The silver display is stocked with the brand’s sweet smelling Liquid Hand Soap and a moisture rich “Hand Food” lotion, a non-greasy formula made with shea butter and macadamia oil to sooth dry skin. read more

  • Rainbow Connection: Our 10 Favorite Bright Blazers

    Step aside black boyfriend blazer. While we may whip you out on a rainy day, living in color is way more fun. This season some of our favorite labels including the likes of Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, and Preen are showing a slew of bright toppers to warm up our winter wardrobes. read more

November 2011

  • Winter Skin 101: Checkout Our 5 Favorite Products for a Cleaner Complexion

    Does your skin need some saving as winter approaches? In order to prepare for harsher temps, we’ve compiled a list of preferred products to keep our complexions clear and hydrated, from deep cleansing washes, to organic night creams, dermatologist developed exfoliators, and of course, plumping lip balms to keep our pouts kissable under the mistletoe. read more

  • Tea Time: DavidsTea Comes To NYC Just in Time for Winter!

    Since our caffeine routine could use a tad more variety (and we know we’re not alone) we were happy to hear DavidsTea, a popular Canadian loose-tea shop, opened up two NYC locales just in time for the cold weather season. (The first outpost came to the UES in early November, while the West Village spot launched on Thanksgiving). read more

  • Cyber Monday Deals You’ll Dig

    Just in case you haven’t done enough holiday shopping already (Black Friday, anyone?) we’ve scoured the internet to help you make the most of Cyber Monday. Some of our favorite retailers (20, to be exact) including Scoop, Intermix and Shopbop are offering plenty of deals to be thankful for. What better way to ward off Monday Blues? read more

  • Create Your Own Perfect (and Personalized) Perfume

    These days it seems like every A-lister has an eponymous perfume, but you don’t need celeb status to create your own signature scent. In fact, perfume guru Sue Phillips (who has developed spritzes for Tiffany & Co., Lancôme and Elizabeth Arden, to name a few) hosts bi-monthly perfume workshops, where mere mortals can create bespoke bottles of personalized sprays during a night of self-described “scentertainment.” read more

  • Keds at Opening Ceremony: A Classically Cool Collab

    It’s a perfect fashion combo: the classic Americana Keds aesthetic mixed with the stylish originality that makes Opening Ceremony one of our favorite NYC boutiques. Keds at OC has arrived just in time for Black Friday, and it was worth the wait (in fact, this is the first sportswear line in Keds’ company history). read more

  • Get Carved With David Barton’s Free Thanksgiving Day Workout!

    On Thanksgiving Day, David Barton Gyms will open to the public, offering an intense new class geared to prevent post-Thanksgiving weight gain. It’s called Carved, a 60 minute weight training class that targets all muscle groups during a hard-core sweat sesh. read more

  • Eclectic Accessories Straight from Gaga’s Workshop

    Barneys is giving us another reason to go Gaga this season, in addition to the store’s holiday windows (which were unveiled Monday) inspired by the singer. The department store is continuing a Gaga-centric holiday celebration by offering a limited edition collection stocked with accessories, clothes, toys, cosmetics, and treats (including a bow-shaped lollipop for $25) inspired by the pop star. read more

  • Room With a View: JIMMY SoHo Pours Out Seasonal Cocktails in a Beautiful (and Enclosed) Rooftop Bar

    Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you need to give up on rooftop bars completely. One of favorite our new indoor enclaves is the Jimmy, which opened this spring atop the James Hotel. And while the space garnered much attention for it’s gorgeous outdoor deck (complete with a pool) during warmer months, it has made a seamless transition into a cozy fall lounge, equipped with a working fireplace and great seasonal drinks. read more

  • Very.com Crosses the Pond with a New US Web Site

    Just in case you needed another reason to shop online, Very.com, one of the UK’s largest web retailers launched a U.S. site on Monday, offering a heavy dose of British-based fashion. The e-commerce site is stocked with affordable English labels for men and women including their own Love Label, a brand that boasts everything from shoes (we spotted a cute pair of biker boots for $77), to dresses, to swimwear, and lingerie. read more

  • Get a Hard Core with Reebok Sports Club’s Latest 30 Minute Workout

    Don’t have time to log countless hours at the gym targeting all of your different muscle groups? Well, Reebok Sports Club NY’s latest workout, Zen Core, offers a solution by fusing cardio, strengthening, and Yoga stretches in one compact 30 minute workout. read more

  • Scent and the City: Bond No. 9′s Gift Pack Pays Homage to Our Favorite NY Neighborhoods

    This season Bond No. 9 is offering a candy colored package that looks good enough to eat. Just in time for the holidays, the brand is rolling out Bon-Bon inspired gift boxes stocked with 18 pocket-sized fragrances (for men and women) wrapped in the label’s signature foils. read more

  • Haute Hippie Pops Up in NYC and Launches Haute Hoodie (With Pieces for the Boys Too!)

    Haute Hippie has a temporary home on Elizabeth Street, and fans of the brand including Kelly Bensimon and Penn Badgley (who was checking out the recently launched men’s collection) came to check out the appropriately boho digs and celebrate the brand’s newest collection, Haute Hoodie. read more

  • Nice and Neon: Christopher Kane for J Brand is Available Online!

    Just incase you needed another reason to love J Brand, the denim co. has teamed up with one of our favorite up-and-coming Brit designers, Christopher Kane, to offer a colorful spectrum of skinnies (and 5-pocket wide legs with frayed bottoms) just in time for resort season. read more

  • Viktor and Spoils brings World Class Tequila (and Some Great Tacos) to the LES

    Viktor and Spoils, the Hotel on Rivington’s newest hotspot (formerly the CV lounge) is easy to miss. The chic, yet unassuming lounge and eatery is tucked behind a bright orange, unlabeled door that looks kind of like a service entrance. But once you get your bearings, you probably won’t want to leave.
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  • A Ceremonial Solution for More Lustrous Locks

    If your regular blowout appointment is starting to feel more like a chore, and less like an escape, you may want to indulge in one of the newly launched Shu Uemura hair “ceremonies” at John Barrett’s famed 5th Avenue salon. The hair temple, tucked inside Bergdorf Goodman’s penthouse, is now offering tailor-made Shu Uemura treatments to rectify any type of hair trouble, from frizz to flatness.

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  • Fab Find Alert: RichRocks Tree of Life Necklace for $35

    After spotting Blake Lively wearing this antique-y Tree of Life necklace, we decided to do some digging. To our surprise, the pretty RichRocks pendant rings in at an affordable $35 and also benefits a good cause. RichRocks is donating 25 percent of all proceeds to City of Hope, an organization dedicated to pancreatic cancer research and treatment. read more

  • 3×1 Made Here Is Taking Over the Jean Scene with Customized and Limited Edition Denim

    While J-Brand and Rag and Bone jeans will always have a special place in our hearts (and in our closets) there’s a new label in town that is taking over the jean scene by storm. It’s called 3×1 Made Here, and ever since opening this summer, it’s no surprise denim aficionados have been packing in to the Mercer Street boutique. The spot carries limited edition and custom jeans which are made on-site, right before your eyes. read more

  • Full Repair for Over-Worked Hair (With Products Under $10!)

    Between daily blow dries, a slight addiction to curling irons, and regular color treatments, my hair can definitely use some TLC. (And I know I’m not alone!) So when my friends at Lucky invited me to test out John Frieda’s Full Repair line at his chic Meatpacking District salon, I jumped at the chance. The line is stocked with six products that are all infused with omega-3 and a non-greasy oil (called Inca Inchi) designed to repair damaged locks without weighing them down. read more

  • Head to The Lambs Club for a Posh (and Non-Touristy) Theater District Dining Experience

    While Times Square and the Theater District don’t usually conjure up images of posh dining rooms, there’s one gem worth stopping by, even if you don’t require a pre or post theater dinner menu. Since opening last year, The Lambs Club (named a private theater club founded in 1947), has been dishing out some of our favorite modern American cuisine by Food Network star Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, in digs that channel old New York in the best kind of way. read more

  • Nail Candy! Yves Saint Laurent’s Holiday Polish Collection Is In Stores Now

    Adding a some jewels to your holiday wardrobe just got easier (and cheaper) thanks to Yves Saint Laurent’s winter nail polish trio. The limited edition collection boasts three sparkling colors including Black Indigo (a deep, shimmering navy), Black Lapis (a dark metallic purple), and Black Bronze (a rich golden hue). As for the best part, you can snag all three hues for $45. read more

  • SLT: Not Your Mama’s Pilates Class

    Pilates is great for those looking to get long and lean, but many classes can leave you wanting a more intense sweat sesh. That’s definitely not the case with SLT (aka Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone), a Pilates-based workout that combines strength training and cardio for a total-body, 50 minute workout. The wildly popular fitness trend (which originated in LA) arrived in NYC this September, and we were lucky to snag a spot in the studio last week. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: A Gift that Gives

    We’ve always been fans of Lauren Bush’s chic FEED bags, but this limited edition tote has an added bonus. The stylish carryall (which can double as a gym or beach bag) is stocked with some great Clarins products, including an exfoliating cleanser, smoothing body scrub, beauty balm, and a rich body lotion, perfect for any beauty junkie. read more

  • Improve Your Sport (Or Yoga Practice) At Chelsea Piers’ Athletes Camp

    There are many reasons to want to channel your inner athlete, whether you’re gearing up for a ski trip, trying out for a team, or just looking to improve your yoga practice. (Those warrior poses can be tough!) But before dishing out major dough for a private trainer, you may want to look into Athlete’s Camp at Chelsea Piers. The four week program meets twice a week with a mission to help anyone improve their speed, flexibility, strength, and balance. read more

  • Versace for H and M Kicks Off With a Star Studded Fashion Show, The Collection Hits Stores on the 19th!

    The turnout at Wednesday night’s Versace for H and M’s runway show was in a word: major. And by major we mean the likes of Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson, Alan Cumming (dressed in a fun zebra number from the limited edition collection) and designers Joseph Altuzarra, Christopher Kane, and Alexander Wang, to name a few. (And in case you haven’t heard, Nicki Minaj and Prince were on hand to perform as well.) read more

  • Go Sporty in Payne’s Chic Workout Gear

    If you’re sick of your gym clothes looking so, well, athletic (for lack of a better word) you may want to take a look at Payne’s Fall/Holiday collection. The recently launched brand, founded by former model Heather Payne, is designed to fuse high fashion and active wear (think more VPL and less Lulu Lemon). read more

  • Checkout this Perfect Pairing from Marc Jacobs and Francois Nars

    This season, you can snag two of Nars’ lust-worthy polishes paired with Jacobs’ fingerless cashmere gloves for $52. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Bobbi Brown’s Classic to Go Palette for $25

    It’s hard enough trying to stuff a wallet and phone into our often pint-sized evening clutches, and to be honest, if we have extra room for our lip gloss it feels like a major organizational accomplishment. But thanks to Bobbi Brown’s limited edition Classic to Go Palette our on-the-go makeup routine just got better. read more

  • John Delucie’s Crown Is Pouring Out Some of Our Favorite Fall Cocktails

    By now you’ve obviously heard of John DeLucie’s latest hot-spot, Crown, on the Upper East Side (which officially opened September 9th). But if you can’t commit to making a res at the lauded eatery months in advance, you may want to stop by for some great seasonal cocktails. read more

  • Our Favorite Finds At Lucky Shops

    Lucky Shops 2011 started off on the right foot Friday night—literally, we saw some great Rebecca Minkoff booties under $300—with a VIP shopping party hosted by Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan. The actor, who looked effortlessly chic in leather leggings and a tailored boyfriend blazer, was joined by celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson, Abigail Breslin, and of course Lucky EIC Brandon Holley, who all browsed designer deals while helping a good cause. read more

  • Our Favorite Warm Winter Accessories (Under 100!)

    Here’s an upside to plunging temperatures: cozy outerwear! This season, there are tons of ways to warm up, from faux fur booties and gloves, to reversible scarves, and animal printed hats. We even spotted a chic turban that will keep your ears warm without giving you hat head. What could be better? Not much, except all of these pieces are under $100. read more

  • Joe Fresh Has a Permanent Home on 5th Avenue

    Joe Fresh seems to be taking the city by storm, and we have to say the Canadian-based brand is a welcome addition to NYC’s affordable shopping scene. After opening two successful pop-ups (on the UES and in Midtown) the brand continued their U.S. expansion on Thursday, welcoming customers to a new, permanent home in the Flatiron District. read more

  • A Peek Inside Second Time Around’s Newest Digs

    You’ve probably heard of NYC’s famed consignment store Second Time Around, which serves as the backdrop for Bravo’s new reality series, Fashion Hunters. So when we heard the popular resale mecca was opening a new outpost on the Upper West Side, we decided to go on a little hunt of our own.
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  • We’re Bananas for this Multi-Purpose Wine

    This year you can toast the holiday season in style, literally. Banana Republic’s Creative Director, Simon Kneen, has designed two chic limited edition bottles of Clos de Bois Wines including a chardonnay adorned with a classic LBD, and a cab with a flirty, red party dress. While the bottles are sure to add a fashionable flair to any dinner table, they also feature a techy touch to make any hostess swoon. read more

  • Pretty in Polka Dots! We Spotted 5 Great Ways to Rock the Look

    After noticing an abundance of polka dot prints on the Fall 2011 runways—everyone from Diane Von Furstenberg, to Marc Jacobs, and Stella McCartney featured pops of the fun print—we’ve been seeing spots. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate the pretty patterns into your wardrobe we’ve found the perfect solutions, from patterned Equipment shirts, chic clutches, and of course, some great dresses and skirts. read more

October 2011

  • A Naturally Therapeutic Pedi to Ward of Winter Blues

    Tribeca’s Sweet Lily Nail Salon and Spas spa’s newest seasonal treat, the Bergamont Orange Pedicure, soothes tired feet using natural ingredients including orange oil, sea salt, and shea butter. read more

  • NYC’s Best Cups of Cocoa

    If cold temps are staring to get you down, it’s time to seek some comfort in cocoa. And we’re not talking about packets of Swiss Miss. Our favorite spots are whipping up haute varieties of our favorite winter drink, from Vosges’s exotic drinking chocolates served in elegant flutes, to Popbar’s “hot chocolate on a stick” (think chocolate dipped gelato mixed with steamed milk), to Jacques Torres’s spicier versions kicked up with chili peppers and cinnamon. read more

  • Brad Goreski Unveils A Perfectly Preppy Scent

    Who better to unveil Tommy Hilfiger’s latest scent, Eau de Prep, than our favorite bowtie and blazer wearing stylist Brad Goreski? The famously chic prepster was on hand at Macy’s Herald Square to introduce the new perfume and offer style tips for fall. read more

  • 5 Accessories for A Haute Halloween!

    Forgive us if we’re on Halloween overload, but we couldn’t help ourselves from sharing some spooky styles that will keep you on trend way passed Halloween. From Alexander McQueen’s lustworthy skull rings, to Lulu Guiness’s spidery umbrella we’ve found pieces that will certainly add a fashionable twist to any costume. read more

  • Get RIP’d (For Free!) This Halloween at David Barton Gym

    Looking to prevent post party weight gain this Halloween? Well, our friends at David Barton gym have the perfect prescription. On October 31st, the swanky gyms are opening their doors to the public and hosting free RIP’d classes to keep those treats from haunting you. read more

  • Head to The Mulberry Project For Perfectly Crafted, Custom Cocktails

    For those of you craving a cocktail specially tailored to suite your taste buds, look no further than The Mulberry Project, a cocktail den brought to us by Milk and Honey’s Matty Gee, Patrick Cabido (GoldBar) and Jeremy Strawn (Bagatelle). The subterranean lounge has an intimate vibe, with an unmarked front door leading to a cavern-like space with dark lighting and comfy red couches. read more

  • The Smith Comes to Midtown!

    It’s no wonder why diners have been packing into The Smith’s new Midtown location since the popular East Village staple opened its doors on 51st street two weeks ago. The American brasserie offers the same unpretentious, yet classically cool aesthetic in its new digs, with a 10,000 square foot space adorned with white subway tiles, a long zinc bar, and a unisex bathroom equipped with a quirky photo booth and vintage shoe shine station. read more

  • Giambattista Valli for Impulse at Macy’s Is In Stores (and Online) Now!

     Good news! Giambattista Valli’s capsule collection for Macy’s is still available, so you may want to whip out your credit cards and do some online shopping before supplies run out. The famed Italian couturier impressively translated his chic and often high drama aesthetic into 32 surprisingly wearable, and wallet-friendly, pieces. While you’ll find plenty of animal prints, sequins, and bold floral patterns, the limited edition offerings prove that affordable fashion needn’t be fast-fashion. read more

  • Get 15% Off Your Lucky Shops Tickets!

    You already know why we’re obsessed with Lucky Shops, quite possibly our favorite shopping party of the year. But in case you missed the memo, the annual event features designer deals specially curated by Lucky magazine’s stylish editors at prices up to 70 percent off. This year’s soiree looks especially enticing, with a lineup of discounted brands including Elizabeth and James, Milly, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, Tracy Reese and Yumi Kim to name a few. read more

  • Trend Alert: Smoking Slippers! Check Out Our 10 Favorite Pairs

    Move over ballet flats, there’s a new slipper in town. And they’re smoking. In keeping with this season’s strong menswear trend, some of our favorite shoe designers from Christian Louboutin to Jimmy Choo are spicing up their repertoire with chic updates to the classic smoking slipper (think more Annie Hall and less Hugh Heffner). read more

  • 5 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

    With Halloween right around the corner, our candy cravings are already starting to kick in. In an attempt to stay in shape, we asked nutritionist Nicolette Pace for tips to keep our sweet tooth at bay, even as witching hour approaches. Below are Pace’s suggestions for a healthier Halloween.

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  • Simplify Your Hair Care Routine With Black 15in1’s Miracle Hair Treatment

    Imagine all of the precious bathroom counter space you could save by replacing your various hair care products (think detanglers, holding sprays, de-frizzers, and styling creams to name a few) with one sleek, little bottle. Impossible, you say? Maybe not, thanks to Black 15in1’s Miracle Hair Treatment which promises to pack 15, yes 15, hair solutions in one cute, little, TSA approved bottle.
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  • Get a Perfect Ballerina Bun in Six Easy Steps

    It seems as though high buns are popping up everywhere these days, from runways to red carpets. (We’ve spotted everyone from Kate Bosworth to Kim Kardashian rocking the look.) While the style looks a little complicated to create, Michael Duenas, founder of Hair Room Service and celeb stylist (whose clients include Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, and Molly Sims) breaks down the chic and surprisingly damage free style in six easy steps. read more

  • KiwiSweat Workouts are Popping Up All Over NYC!

    Looking to fight fitness boredom? Well, two fitness fanatics/spinning aficionados, Alicia Thomas and Pam Graf, have created a way to fight gym ruts by offering pop up fitness classes in unique NYC locations (think art galleries, museums, funky warehouses, and city landmarks throughout the five boroughs). read more

  • Refresh Your Face in 30 Minutes at Exhale Spa (For Under $100!)

    If you’re looking for a quick and relatively inexpensive way to refresh tired skin, head to Exhale Spa for a 30 minute facial. The beauty and fitness mecca offers two, half hour treatments (under $100) to help you get glowing, cleaner skin in no time. read more

  • A Peek Inside C. Wonder’s World

    Chris Burch (yes, Tory’s ex who still serves on the brand’s Board of Directors) has indeed created a wonderful world inside his new SoHo flagship—aptly named C. Wonder—on Spring Street. The boutique aims to offer an “entirely new retail experience,” and we must say, it does just that. read more

  • Rebecca Minkoff’s Specs for Sunglass Hut are in Stores Now!

    When we heard handbag maven, Rebecca Minkoff, was participating in the CFDA/Vogue Eyewear 2011 project—along with the likes of Yeohlee Teng and Monica Botkier— we couldn’t wait to see how her playful and subtly edgy aesthetic would translate into eyewear. read more

  • 5 Fab Halloween Finds Under $20!

    No, you don’t need to brave the lines at Ricky’s to get into Halloween spirit (thank goodness). In fact, we’ve found plenty of spooky accessories to help you celebrate in style, from witchy nail art, to spidery cupcake holders, and glow in the dark party favors. read more

  • Uniqlo Opens On 5th Ave, Checkout Our Five Favorite Pieces

    Uniqlo’s second U.S. store opened its doors on Friday with a whopping 89,000 square foot space on Fifth Avenue, making it the brand’s largest retail location thus far. The expansive space boasts three floors, 100 dressing rooms, 50 cash registers and of course, countless, meticulously stacked piles of colorful knits that the brand does so well. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Dolce Vita’s $99 Color Blocked Pumps!

    Looking to step out in the latest color-blocked trend? We recommend taking these Dolce Vita pumps for a spin. The affordably priced heels come in five different color combos that will will keep you on trend through spring. read more

  • Cure This Weekend’s Hangover With Blue Smoke’s BBQ Brunch (And Cocktail Menu “Guaranteed to Wake You Up”)

    Southern comfort takes on a whole new meaning with Blue Smoke’s brunch, which features a cocktail menu of “brunch refreshers guaranteed to wake you up,” and stick to your ribs entrees including fried chicken and whole grain waffles, pastrami hash with buttermilk toast, and dry aged strip steak and eggs. read more

  • Check Out or Our Favorite Gilt-y Pleasures from Herve Van Der Straeten at Saks 5th Avenue

    Herve Van Der Straeten’s Fall 2011 jewelry collection is inspired by geometric prints, featuring yellow gold plated, lightweight pieces that translate easily from day to night. read more

  • Five Fall Coats Under $500!

    Capes, trenches, and peacoats, oh my! Our favorite outerwear staples are getting a fun update this season in eye-popping hues and prints, and of course, touches of fur here and there. But, staying on trend through the winter doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Click through our gallery below and find 5 of our favorite jackets and coats under $500! read more

  • Head to The Soft Serve Fruit Co. For a Guilt Free (Pumpkin Flavored) Fall Treat

    You already know why we love The Soft Serve Fruit Co., so clearly, we were excited to try their newest fall flavor: pumpkin! The all natural, fat free treat (which is also dairy and gluten free) tastes just like our favorite pie filling, at a fraction of the calories. read more

  • American Eagle Launches Google Wallet! Stop By for a Test Drive (Plus Discounts and a $10 Credit)

    Here’s a new fashion trend for you: wallet-less shopping! American Eagle has teamed up with Google to launch a new app called Google Wallet, which enables customers to “tap” and pay for merchandise using their smart phones. Customers can stop by American Eagle’s Time Square flagship through October 31st to get a first crack at the app (and enjoy discounts including 30 percent off entire purchases). read more

  • H and M’s Latest Conscious Collection Is In Stores Now!

    H and M’s second Conscious Collection proves, once again, that earth friendly styles can, in fact, be tailored, ladylike, and totally on trend. The line boasts 24 pieces made with organic and recycled materials including cotton, wool, and hemp. read more

  • Win Tickets To A Perfect Night of Shopping at Lucky Shops VIP Opening Party!

    Mark your calendars! Lucky Shops, one of our favorite shopping events of the season, is kicking off on Friday, November 4th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Once again, the annual event will feature an incredible lineup of designers at prices up to 70 percent off. Read more to win 2 tickets to the VIP openning party, and get 15 percent off General Admission tickets! read more

  • The Perfect Caramel Apple Recipe (And Ingredients) at Eli’s Manhattan

    Eli’s Manhattan offers every ingredient you could possibly need to make the perfect caramel apple, from craft sticks to hand crafted caramel sauce, slivered almonds, and gourmet dark chocolate. They also provide the recipe below so you can DIY. read more

  • Seeing Stripes! Our Favorite Fall Polish Uses Magnetic Technology To Create Chic Nail Art

    It may be magnetic attraction, but after experimenting with Nails Inc. London’s Magnetic Polish we’re hooked. The polish is formulated with metallic particles, allowing you (or your manicurist) to create wavy, striped patterns on your nails by using magnetic forces. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: Lea Michele’s American Eagle Floppy Hat!

    You already know we’re obsessed with affordable celebrity style, so when we spotted this photo of Lea Michele’s Boho Floppy hat, $24.50 from American Eagle, we had to spread the word. read more

  • Spa Week Starts on Monday! Get Your Fav Beauty Treatments for $50

    Starting Monday, some of NYC’s best spas including Exhale, Fresh, Completely Bare, AVEDA, and Perricone MD’s Facial Salon will be offering signature treatments (facials, spray tans, 60 minute massages, and waxes, to name a few) for just $50. read more

  • Rock Your Core For $35 At Exhale Spa

    Exhale Spa’s Core Fusion class seems to have mastered the perfect formula for a full body workout in 6o minutes by combining conditioning exercises and interval cardio training with toning techniques from Pilates, Yoga, and the Lotte Berk Method.
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  • Pinche Taqueria Offers Authentic, Organic Tacos Under $5!

    It’s not always easy to find organic food at wallet friendly prices, but Pinche Taqueria has managed a way to create authentic Mexican food, using all natural ingredients, at a great price. read more

  • Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen Comes to Madison Square Park

    Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen first came to Manhattan’s New York Times Building in 2009, offering quality comfort food in fast-casual environment. Now the owners and brothers, Andy and Jonathan Schnipper, who also founded Hale and Hearty Soups, expanded with a second location adjacent to Madison Square Park. read more

  • Conair’s Cute Pink Hair Dryer Benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is causing us to think pink, so today we bring you Conair’s adorable hair dryer for $14.99. The beauty company will donate15 per cent of all proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. read more

  • Jason Wu for Target Will Hit Stores on February 5th!

    If you thought Target wouldn’t be able to top the hyped Missoni collaboration, just wait until Jason Wu’s collection for the department store drops in February. read more

  • Get Perfect Brows at Benefit’s New SoHo Flagship!

    Benefit’s newly opened SoHo flagship offers a full menu of beauty services including body and facial waxing, makeup applications, spray tans, and the brand’s signature brow bar. read more

  • Magnolia Bakery Pours Local Cider Starting at $1.75

    We know you’ve already frequented Magnolia Bakery for their renowned cupcakes, but have you ever tried the spot’s local apple cider? You can have it served hot or cold for the perfect Fall treat, especially when paired with one of the bakery’s specialty confections. read more

  • Think Pink and Help Fight Breast Cancer!

    It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means many retailers are offering pink themed merch to help join the fight the disease. Where Can I find The Perfect is getting in the spirit by posting a daily feature showcasing some of our favorite pink products benefitting important breast cancer foundations. read more

  • Top Chef’s Hung Huynh Makes a Splash in the MPD

    Nightlife gurus Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum (behind lauded spots Abe and Arthurs, SL and Tenjune) are reeling in diners again with their newest haunt Catch. This time around, they have teamed up with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh to offer a menu featuring contemporary seafood. read more

September 2011

  • Hair Rules Salon Caters to Girls With Curls

    For us curly haired girls, finding the right salon to get a haircut or blowout can seem daunting. But, we’ve discovered the perfect salon to accommodate all our kinky, curly or wavy needs! Hair Rules Salon was nice enough to bring us in to learn more about their approach to hair care, styling and maintenance of curly hair. read more

  • Wake Up Tired Eyes With Lumene’s Time Freeze Treatment

    You already know we’re big fans of bargain beauty products, but when it comes to tired, puffy eyes— arguably the of the toughest beauty blunders to combat—we were skeptical about a drugstore brand doing the trick. Until we tried Lumene’s Time Freeze Eye Perfecting Treatment, that is. read more

  • Fall Trend Alert: Versatile Capes and Scarves from ShawLux, Plus a Chance to Win the Look!

    During February’s Fall Fashion Week, we spotted the resurgence of capes at shows including Rag and Bone, Altuzarra, and Adam. So naturally, when we began building our fall wardrobe, we started to scour our favorite web sites and department stores for versatile and wearable takes on the trend. Our searches led us to discover a great new designer, Annu Gyani, who recently launched line ShawLux, a line dedicated to expertly crafted capes and wraps. read more

  • Head to BG’s Sunday Flea for Personalized Vintage Looks

    You may have already noticed Bergdorf Goodman’s ode to flea markets on 5F, featuring an eclectic display of vintage pieces from What Goes Around Comes Around. This weekend, the department store is continuing thier latest vintage obsession with an indoor flea market event where you can customize your purchases. read more

  • The Perfect Fall Scent (For Your Home and Body!)

    You already know we’re big fans of multipurpose beauty products, which is why we love Antica Farmacista (a perfumery that creates scents for both home and body). This fall, we’re loving the brand’s Malangrana Currante (pomegranate and currant) scent, which perfectly pairs the warm spicy notes of pomegranate with the rich, berry fragrance of black currants. read more

  • Head to Socarrat Paella Bar for a Perfect Taste of Spain

    Chef Lolo Manso opened Socarrat Paella Bar with a goal to channel Spanish style communal meals, typically served at one long table. After visiting his newest NoLita spot (the first outpost opened in Chelsea back in 2008), we can’t imagine a better place to get a taste of Spain without leaving the city. read more

  • Have You Tried BareBurger’s All Natural and Organic Burgers?

    While there are tons of great burger joints in NYC, it’s not always easy to find options that you can feel good about eating. But at Bareburger, even the most indulgent options are made with organic meats, cheeses, and produce, sourced by sustainable farmers. read more

  • What’s Your Favorite Sexy Fall Shoe? Vote for Chance to Win a $10,000 Saks Shopping Spree!

    If you’re looking for the perfect sexy Fall shoe, Footwear News magazine and Saks’ renowned 10022 shoe boutique has you covered. This year, the two teamed up for a Sexy Shoe competition, where readers can vote for their favorite shoe of the season and enter to win a $10,000 shopping spree to Saks. (We’re already dreaming about the damage we could do…)

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  • LA’s Famed Drybar Opens in NYC!

    While it’s easy to find a good blowout here in NYC, Drybar seems to have set itself apart by offering top notch service in a chic setting for just $40.
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  • Fab Find Alert: Python Mary Janes for $99! (From the Pages of Vogue’s September Issue)

    After spotting these adorable python printed Mary Janes in Vogue’s latest September issues, we had to bring them to your attention. You already know we’re obsessed with python this season, and these kicks add even more intrigue by mixing different colors of the print in teal and gray. read more

  • Top Off Your Fall Wardrobe With DKNY’s Wool Floppy Hat

    DKNY’s wool and felt floppy hat makes a chic statement without being too overwhelming. read more

  • Blind Tiger Ale House Offers 31 Drafts of Beer!

    If you’re looking for Bud or Guinness you may want to go elsewhere, but true beer aficionados will undoubtedly appreciate the 31 different drafts and even larger variety of bottles, including vintage and special picks (which change regularly) at the Blind Tiger Ale House. read more

  • Lulu Guinness Launches Luggage Sealed With A Kiss

    When we heard the British designer Lulu Guinness was launching a luggage line back in August, we were intrigued to say the least. After spotting the newly launched collection online, we must say we’re impressed.
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  • Fall Favorite: Bouchon Bakery’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup To Go!

    It’s not uncommon to find people lining up at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery to get a taste of delicious Parisian confections including macaroons, croissants, and quiche. But in our opinion, the quaint café’s grilled cheese and tomato soup is the real star on the menu. read more

  • Alexander Wang for… Starbucks?!

    Starbucks is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style, literally. To mark the milestone, the coffee giant has teamed up with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid to offer commemorative tees, like Wang’s shirt above, inspired by spilled coffee on a t-shirt. read more

  • Head to the Little Pie Company for the Perfect Taste of Fall

    Nothing says Fall like apple pie, so obviously, we went on the search for the perfect slice. After spotting chefs peeling, slicing, and arranging mouthwatering apples through the Little Pie Company’s picture window on 43rd street, we decided to pop in. read more

  • Emmy Award Style Under $100!

    The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards featured tons of red hot looks, literally. To channel the fiery looks for less, we decided to head to Asos.com—a favorite among A-listers including Eva Longoria, Emma Roberts, and Rihanna both on and off the red carpet—known for affordable fashions. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Satchel Under $200!

    Ever since NYFW kicked off last Thursday, we’ve been doing some major trend spotting while attending the Spring shows at Lincoln Center. One particular style that keeps turning up is this eye popping neon satchel which we’ve spotted on a handful of show-goers in various colors and sizes. read more

  • Target’s NYC Pop Up Ran Out of Stock. Maybe You’ll Get Lucky on 9/13

    Unfortunately, Target’s pop up shop in NYC didn’t last long. On Fashion’s Night Out hundreds of bargain shoppers lined up and supplies ran out. (No shock here). But don’t be sad if you missed the madness, the full collection will be available at stores nationwide beginning September 13th. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Hand Sanitizer for $3.50!

    Stay healthy by warding off germs with Frais’s echo-friendly hand sanitizer for $3.50. The non toxic formula uses essential oils and sugarcane alcohol to keep you, and your hands, happy and healthy. read more

  • Missoni For Target’s Pop Up Shop

    Good news bargain shoppers! There’s no need to wait until September 13th to get your hands on the hyped Missoni for Target merch. In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, Target is opening a pop up shop on September 8th, offering the affordably priced pieces in Bryant Park. Can you think of a better way to kick off Fashion Week? read more

  • True Blue

    There are so many reasons to love fall, and while pumpkin spice lattes and colorful leaves definitely top the list, we think stylish outerwear really makes the season shine. Plus, with this autumn’s focus on bright colors, we’ve never been more excited to step out in a new jacket or coat. read more

  • In Honor of Football Season, We Give You Our Favorite Swanky Sports Bar!

    You don’t usually find the words “swanky” and “sports bar” in the same review, but that’s the only appropriate way to describe The Windsor. This Greenwich Village Gastropub—which looks like a man cave Ralph Lauren designed— boasts dark gray pinstripe walls adorned with vintage black and white photos and long wooden tables with bar stools. read more

  • Ladurée is Open! Head to the Chic Spot for Perfect Macaroons

    Our favorite fashion sites have been buzzing about Ladurée ever since it opened on Tuesday, and we can see why. The famed macaroon shop, famous for collaborating with the likes of Christian Louboutin and Prada to name a few, is quite possibly the chicest bakery in NYC dishing out gorgeous pastel confections. read more

  • The Perfect Quick (But Not Easy!) Arm and Ab Toning Class

    A 30 minute workout that promises to tone arms and abs sounds great in theory, but skeptics may wonder if one can really get a great workout in such a short amount of time. After taking Physique 57’s ARMed and fAB class, I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes, you can get a hard core workout in just half an hour. read more

  • One More Week Until FNO! What Are You Going to Wear?

    Fashion’s Night Out is exactly one week away! Do you know what you’re wearing? This year, in addition to the typical totes, tees and hats, we spotted this Vogue designed FNO scarf on QVC. The lightweight accessory comes in key fall colors, including red (above), royal blue, grey, and a pink and navy blend. read more

  • Fall Must Have: Shiseido’s Long Lasting Cream Eye Color!

    We were first drawn to Shiseido’s Fall line of eye cream color because of the beautiful, jewel toned hues. The collection offers a shimmering jade called “moss,” a deep “purple dawn,” a neutral earth toned “sable,” and a silvery/grey “tin,” to name a few. Then we noticed another perk. The product claims to last for 16 hours. read more

August 2011

  • Katie Lee’s Tips For a Perfect Labor Day Bash!

    Hosting a Labor Day bash? To help you throw the perfect party, we chatted with one of our fav entertainers, Katie Lee Joel, for some tips on how to wow your guests. Surprise, surprise, it all starts with some good wine. Read below for more suggestions from the famed lifestyle expert.
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  • Channel Your Favorite DWTS Cast Member, Without Even Busting a Move!

    With brunette and blonde bombshells like Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari and Hope Solo all in the mix for the Mirror Ball, we can expect some serious ‘dos! If you’re inspired to channel your inner ballroom dancer, we’ve found some interesting hair extensions and clip in styles from Put On Pieces. read more

  • Why Settle for a Hot Dog when You Can Build Your Own “Haute” Dog This Labor Day Weekend?

    Whether you’re looking for inspiration to spruce up your Labor Day menu, or are just craving the classic hot dog with a twist, we highly recommend a trip to AsiaDog in NoLita.
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  • Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray Solves Our Dry Shampoo Woes

    It’s no secret: the key to prolonging a great blowout is by refreshing locks with a quick spray of dry shampoo. And while the concept of dry shampoo sounds like a hassle free beauty trick, many products on the market end up causing more harm than good. read more

  • NYC’s Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is All the Buzz, Here’s Why

    Up until now the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was exclusive to the West Coast, but even if you haven’t visited one of many Cali outposts— the purple sleeved cups may look familiar. The lauded shop café has regularly popped up in episodes of Entourage, and celebs including Charlize Theron and Gisele (above) are often snapped toting the famed cups of joe. read more

  • In Honor of Beyonce’s Baby Bump, We Give You the Perfect Gift For Glam Moms-to-Be

    When Beyonce revealed her baby bump on MTV’s Video Music Awards, we thought about all of the amazing baby gifts the lucky infant will receive. But what, oh what, should you buy a mom-to-be that clearly has everything? Well, we were cooing over Gucci’s four piece gift set for $250. read more

  • Update Your Fall Wardrobe with the Perfect Python Clutch!

    With fall on the horizon, it’s time to reevaluate what we have in our closets and figure out what we need (for fashion and function, obviously). This season we’re investing in an exotic day-to-night clutch to give our wardrobe a quick and easy update. read more

  • Head To Our Favorite Rooftop Restaurant at David Burke Kitchen Before Summer Ends!

    After being cooped up by Hurricane Irene all weekend, you’re probably looking for the perfect spot to soak up this week’s 80 degree weather. We’ll be heading straight to the outdoor garden at the David Burke Kitchen in Soho, a serene oasis above 6th Avenue, located inside SoHo’s James Hotel. read more

  • Guy Friendly Facial Products!

    Not many skin care products are formulated specifically for men, which is why we were excited to discover Menaji while browsing The Plaza Shops (Donald Trump is a noted fan of the line, along with the likes of George Clooney, Enrique Iglesias, Johnny Depp, and even Prez Obama, to name a few). read more

  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Raincoat Under $100! Take that, Hurricane Irene!

    We’ll be braving the rain in Topshop’s “shiny mac” raincoat in the season’s hottest hue: siren red. read more

  • Head to Tribeca’s Sweet Lily For All Natural Spa Services!

    Have you ever gotten a killer headache from inhaling toxic fumes at your neighborhood nail salon? We have, which led us on a search to find an all-natural spot where we could breathe easy. Tribeca’s Sweet Lily Nail Salon and Spa provides the perfect prescription by offering all natural manicures, pedicures, and waxes. read more

  • The Perfect Weekend Bag! Just In Time for Labor Day.

    It’s almost Labor Day, which means the weekender that joined us on every summer trip is looking a tad beat up, to put it lightly. In the interest of staying chic, we went on a quest to find a replacement that wouldn’t break the bank. read more

  • Finally, A Place Where Uptowners Can Eat, Drink, and Love Tacos

    Finally, uptown-ers can get great, authentic tacos in their own back yard. The UES’s Cascabel Taqueria dishes out 8 varieties stuffed with everything from crispy yellow fun tuna with hearts of palm, to hanger steak with crispy onions and oyster mushrooms. read more

  • Maialino Offers a Perfect Summer Happy Hour With Affordable Food and Drinks

    Usually a visit to Danny Meyer’s Maialino doesn’t come cheap, but if you want to sample the classic Roman cuisine, without breaking the bank, definitely take advantage of the eatery’s Summer Happy Hour. Every Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm, the charming spot—housed inside the Gramercy Park Hotel—offers a variety of delicious snacks starting at $2, and no, that’s not a typo. read more

  • Nailing the Perfect D-I-Y Mani!

    We compiled a list of must-have products for the perfect do-it-yourself mani. Follow our 7 tips below for perfect nails in no time! read more

  • Fab Find Alert: The Perfect Natural Makeup Remover for $6.95!

    Physicians Formula solved our face cleansing crisis with the brand’s Organic Wear Makeup Remover Towelettes, which gently remove makeup and impurities while leaving skin soft and supple. The all-natural wipes are infused with organic ingredients including aloe vera extract, orange water, and lavender essential oil which give off a fresh, calming scent while removing all traces of foundation, eye shadow, and concealer. read more

  • Jennifer Miller Offers Perfect Statement Jewelry, Fine and Faux

    Whether you need a great gift for your girlfriend, or want to update your wardrobe with some well-crafted statement jewelry, take a trip to Jennifer Miller’s small, sparkling boutique on the Upper East Side. The friendly staff is happy to help you find whatever you’re looking for, no matter your budget.
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  • Joie’s Tribal Print Sweater Is Perfect to Throw on Now and Later

    Wearing a fun print is a perfect way to update your fall wardrobe this season, and when we spotted this casual throw on by Joie we had to scoop one up. read more

  • In Honor of Back to School Season, We Give You the Perfect Peanut Butter and Jelly Shop!

    Only in New York would you have an entire sandwich shop dedicated to Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. And since back to school season has made us a little nostalgic for our favorite childhood lunch, we decided to stop by SoHo’s Peanut Butter and Co.

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  • Kim K’s Wedding! Perfect or Over the Top?

    Frankly, we’re getting a little tired of all the Kardashian Koverage, but when it comes to Kim’s “Fairy Tale Wedding” we couldn’t stop ourselves from googling the photos first thing this morning. While People magazine will be releasing most of the exclusive pics and details on September 5th , E! Online is giving fans a sneak peak into the event now (no surprise there). read more

  • ABC Kitchen Continues to Perfect Local, Organic Food

    You’d think ABC Kitchen just opened considering the popular dining spot is still filling up about a month in advance. But between the stunning décor (ABC Home is right upstairs) and equally impressive organic, local food, it’s really no shock customers continue to flock there. read more

  • Fab Find Alert: 3 Eye Shadows for $24.80!

    Have you heard of YBF? The name stands stand for Your Best Friend, and to be honest, we can’t think of a better way to describe this trio of multi-purpose, neutral eye shadows. The loose powders come in three shades meant to wake up your eyes with caffeine inspired colors. read more

  • It’s In the Bag

    In need of a new fall bag? Head straight to Henri Bendel’s and check out Linea Pelle’s latest line. The contemporary collection, which was introduced this week, boasts several styles of well-made and affordably priced bags featuring Italian leather and suede and shiny, gold hard-wear. Plus, they all translate easily from day to night.

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  • Looking for A Cute Personalized Gift? Check Out this Perfectly Priced Necklace.

    We’ve been eyeing the Tiffany Key necklaces since the day they were introduced, but spending over $200 on a small pendant just didn’t seem worth it. Especially when you have to buy your own chain! So when we spotted this adorable key-shaped accessory for just $180 we couldn’t help ourselves from ordering one. read more

  • Treasure and Bond is Open!

    If you want to ward off buyer’s remorse and give back while you shop, we’ve found the perfect place. Treasure and Bond, which officially opened its doors Friday will give customers a chance help important NYC organizations simply by purchasing designer duds. read more

  • Would You Pay $125 For a 20 Minute Workout? We Report, You Decide.

    Those of you who use the excuse, “I’d love to work-out, but just don’t have the time” are now in luck. Inform Fitness, founded by Adam Zickerman, offers 20 minute workouts tailored to keep you in shape, even if you only do it once a week. read more

  • The Perfect Double-Duty Moisturizer!

    NARS Monoi Body Glow II is a fragrant body and hair product that combines pure Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil extract, creating a nutrient filled, yet thin oil, with a delicate and natural fragrance. (Sometimes we just dab it behind our ears and on our wrists to change up our perfume routine!) read more

  • Fab Find Alert: $30 Espadrilles at Superdry!

    Flip flop season is quickly coming to a close, but these flat espadrilles are sure to keep you on trend through September. The classic design features canvas fabric and an embossed rubber sole. read more

  • This Umbrella Makes Us Want to Sing in the Rain. Almost.

    This Bendel Girl Umbrella boasts the signature Henri Bendel brown and white striped pattern that’s sure to match every outfit, while adding a little punch to gray, overcast streets. Plus, the designer accessory is under $100. Score! read more

  • At C.O Bigelow, You Can Fill A Prescription While Stocking Up on Top-Notch Beauty and Grooming Products!

    C.O. Bigelow has been NYC’s quintessential drug store and beauty destination since opening its doors in 1838 (Mark Twain used to go!) and we can see why it still attracts A-List fans including the likes of Cameron Diaz, SJP, and Kelly Ripa.
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  • Spruce Up Meatless Monday With Cindi Avila’s Perfect Guacamole

    In honor of Meatless Monday, we decided to bring you another great recipe from one of our fav celeb chefs, Cindi Avila. She dished with us about her perfect guacamole recipe, which was featured on TLC’s “Dinner Takes All.”
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  • Where to Go for FNO? Plan Your Perfect Fashion’s Night Out Here!

    In less than one month, hundreds of NYC department stores and boutiques will stay open late during the city’s biggest shopping party on September 8th. Once again you can expect celebrity appearances, designer meet and greets, and tons of special deals. But how can you possibly decide where to go amidst an overwhelming abundance of fabulous events? No worries, we created a Fashion’s Night Out Cheat sheet with some of the city’s best events. read more

  • An Equinox Fitness Spinoff Offers Gym Memberships for $20 A Month!

    When we heard about Blink Fitness, a gym for $20 a month, we were immediately intrigued by the low price. But to be completely honest, we were also a tad concerned about what a $20 a month price tag meant in terms of décor and cleanliness. Until of course, we discovered the affordable spot is owned by Equinox Fitness, heralded by many fitness experts as the best gym in America. read more

  • A Perfect Taste of Summer

    Summer will be over before we know it, which means our favorite seasonal restaurant, aptly named Park Avenue Summer will transform into Park Avenue Fall oh-to-soon. That’s right; the restaurant changes with the seasons, meaning four times a year you’ll find different menus, décor, and you’ll even have to call a different phone number to make a res! read more

  • Extend Good Hair Days With Zazz’s Perfect Shower Cap!

    If you’re looking to extend the life of your perfect blowout, give this Zazz shower cap a try. The NYC based company creates lightweight, waterproof shower caps made from ultra-thin Italian vinyl fabric. Plus, it’s made with a thin stretch elastic that won’t leave an unsightly mark on your forehead! read more

  • Monique Lhuillier’s Diffusion Line Offers Stunning Gowns and Cocktail Dresses at a Perfect Price

    While Monique Lhuillier’s ready to wear and Bridal collections don’t usually come cheap, we were thrilled to discover her latest diffusion line at Saks this week! ML by Monique Lhuillier offers the same drop dead gowns and cocktail dresses that we frequently spot on A-Listers, but with suprisingly attainable price tags. read more

  • Off The Cuff, The Perfect Accessory for Just $140

    This oversized cuff by Christophe Lemaire is sure to add a pop of style to any ensemble, with a sturdy, modern aesthetic. read more

  • A.L.C’s Perfect Maxi Dress to Wear Now and Later

    We’ve been fans of A.L.C ever since Andrea Lieberman—a former stylist to the likes of J-Lo and Gwen Stefani— launched the versatile and practical collection in 2009. This Striped Maxi Dress illustrates everything we love about the brand. read more

  • The Doughnut Plant Bakes Up All Natural Gourmet Treats Starting at $2.50

    When you think of Doughnuts, varieties like banana pecan, lavender flower, and crème brulee probably don’t come to mind. But those are some of the gourmet options you’ll find at the Doughnut Plant, with locations in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side. read more

  • Score a Braid for $45 at the John Barrett Salon

    Stars like Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston always give us major hair envy, and when we spotted the well-coiffed A-Listers rocking glamorous braids this summer we thought: there’s no way it could look like that on me… Until we heard about the Braid Bar at Bergdorf Goodman’s John Barrett Salon, that is. read more

  • Pipa Masters the ABC’s of Tapas

    In Spanish, “Pipa” is slang for “having a good time,” and we can’t think of a more apropos name for this Flatiron eatery. Upon entering this bustling spot you’ll immediately be struck by the breathtaking décor provided Pipa’s neighbor, ABC Home. read more

  • Juice Junkies, Head to Liquiteria for Your Next Smoothie Fix

    Whether you need an afternoon pick me up or a breakfast on the go, Liquiteria is ideal for all of your smoothie and fresh-pressed juice needs. The liquid oasis offers a menu of over 30 fresh juices and smoothies, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for feel free to build your own. read more

  • Get Your Feet Wet in the Perfect Rain Boot (By Hunter, Of Course)

    Hunter rain boots are popular among the likes of Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, and Kate Moss to name a few, and we can see why. The rubber galoshes have a gripped sole that make it much easier to navigate unsavory terrain, but they also have a 1 inch heel and rounded toe giving them a chic aesthetic. read more

  • Perfect this Season’s PJ Inspired Look With Georgie’s Wide-leg Pants

    The Pajama inspired trend couldn’t come at a better time considering this summer’s sticky, humid weather. But the key to pulling off the effortlessly chic aesthetic is to channel the comfort of your jammie’s without looking like you just rolled out of bed. These wide-leg trousers by Georgie have the feel of your favorite loungewear, but look much more sophisticated with a hand-loomed, Ikat pattern. read more

  • Have A Perfect Day-Cation at the Chelsea Piers Sports Center!

    Who says you need to escape the city for a perfect day-cation this summer? This weekend, head to The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers where you can get a massage, workout, tan, swim, and play some volleyball on an indoor sand court, without even leaving Manhattan! The best part? You don’t need to invest in a monthly gym membership to enjoy the aforementioned amenities. By purchasing a $50 day pass or $75 spa treatment (our method of choice) you can enjoy all the perks this club has to offer. read more

  • We’re Crazy for Rag and Bone’s Cobalt Skinnies

    Rag and Bone designers Marcus Wainright and David Neville made the search for this season’s perfect skinny jean incredibly easy. In fact, when we found this five-pocket stretch cotton skinny jean in the season’s must-have cobalt hue, we couldn’t help ourselves from snatching up a pair. read more

  • Pop It ‘Cause It’s Hot! Cool Off With The Perfect Ice Pop at People’s Pops

    As we prepare for another hot, muggy day, we wanted to bring you a refreshing treat to look forward to while you brave the heat and humidity. At People’s Pop, you can cool off with healthy creations made from locally grown fruits and herbs transformed into creative, refreshing, handmade ice pops and shaved ice. read more

  • Party Like it’s 1929 at The Darby, NYC’s Best Supper Club

    You don’t have to wait for the season two premiere of “Boardwalk Empire” to get a taste of the roaring 20’s. In fact the second you step into The Darby, you’ll feel like you’re entering a party fit for “Nucky” Thompson. read more

  • Hair Party 24 Hours Offers Midnight Manis, Pre-Work Pedis, Waxing and More!

    A full service 24 hour salon. Need we say more? Whether you need a 6 am
    blowout before an important meeting or quick manicure before a last minute date, you can count on this salon 365 days a year, 24 hours a day! read more

  • J-Woww, Toss Your Remaining Bronzer and Try This For a Golden Glow

    Thursday night’s season premiere of “Jersey Shore” was like watching a textbook example of self-tanning gone horribly, horribly wrong. While we love The Sitch and Snooki, the orange complexions need to go. So, we decided to let you in on the perfect way to fake a bake with Perricone MD’s No Sun Tanner. read more

  • Wrap It Up

    Tribal prints were popping up all over the Fall 2011 runways, from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, and Chanel to name a few. But you don’t have to wait until September to start rocking the trend, and we must say this Pre-Fall, Risen Ikat scarf by Sir Alistair Rai is a perfect— and wallet-friendly— way to rock exotic prints now, and later. read more

  • At Lavo, Family Style Italian Goes Glam

    Good Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen here in NYC, but finding a fashion-forward spot with an equally posh club below? Fuggedaboutit! Until LAVO entered the dining scene, that is. Similar to its sister restaurant TAO—located across the street—LAVO serves up large, family-style plates in a bustling, upbeat atmosphere. read more

  • The Perfect Spot to Dance With The Pros! (And maybe spot a Star)

    You don’t need to be “The Sitch” or Stacy Keibler to dance with the pros.
    At Dance With Me Studio, you can score Ballroom or Latin dance lessons, and even catch a glimpse of DWTS coaches/co-owners, Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (We spotted Tony rehearsing at our intro lesson!) read more

  • Dishing with Celeb Chef Cindi Avila

    You may recognize Celeb Chef and TV Personality Cindi Avila from shows including “Chopped” and “Pregnant in Heels.” When she’s not busy hosting food segments, you can find her in the kitchen creating flavorful ways to incorporate more veggies into your diet. We got to dish with Cindi about creating a perfect plate of her favorite super food. read more

  • Buzzaratti.com Features Celeb Looks You Can Afford!

    We’ve all seen the pictures: Kate Middleton wearing a Zara dress, Natalie Portman donning H and M to a “Black Swan” premier, and Katie Holmes sporting Gap duds. The hard part is getting your hands on the merch after photos hit the tabloids. So, it’s no shock we were delighted to find a weekly newsletter that helps users find and purchase affordable celebrity fashions with a mere click of the mouse. read more

  • Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

    It’s hard to find a cupcake shop where you can sample more than one flavor without worrying about a major calorie binge. But at Baked by Melissa, you can try several varieties of the quarter sized treats without experiencing a bad case of eater’s remorse. read more

  • Blemishes Be Gone!

    Why is it so hard to find a good concealer? Some are too cake-y while others don’t offer close to enough coverage. So imagine our delight to find a product that solves all of our concealer woes with a quick sweep of a stick. Cle De Peau’s Concealer stick, to be exact. read more

July 2011

  • Head to The Dutch for Your Next Late Night Snack!

    We’ve all been there: it’s 1 am on a Saturday night and your buzz starts to give way to a tiny stomach growl, eventually manifesting into full blown hunger. But no need to end the night at the nearest pizza joint, keep the party going and lead your posse over to The Dutch in SoHo. Starting at 11 pm, this scene-y spot—brought to us by Locande Verde owners Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard, and Luke Ostrom— offers a special Late Night Menu featuring everything from Peel N’ Eat Shrimp with Red Remoulade ($19), Eggplant Dip with Savory Crackers ($9), burgers ($17), ribs ($9 each), salads ($13), and oysters ($3 each). read more

  • Beat the Heat (and the scalp burns) In J. Crew’s Floppy Straw Hat

    Oversized floppy straw hats are a great way to add a classically chic aesthetic to your poolside wardrobe. But if the accessory isn’t made correctly, you run the risk of looking plain silly. (Does the urban sombrero ring a bell?) So, when we discovered J.Crew’s perfectly crafted topper for the affordable price of $34.50 we snatched it up long before our beach vacays were even on the books. read more

  • Happy Feet

    It’s hard not to swoon over Missoni’s colorful, punchy patterns but sometimes the brand’s covetted prints can run well into the thousands. Ready for some good news? This summer you can incorporate Missoni’s signature designs into your wardrobe for a mere $60, thanks to the brand’s latest collab with Havaiana flip flops. read more

  • Go Shorty

    We’ve always been fans of Adam Lippe’s effortlessly chic aesthetic, and these high-waisted, cuffed shorts are a perfect example of how the NYC based designer brings a fresh and polished approach to everyday basics. While the shorts could easily pass for denim, they are actually made from a soft, draped fabric that can take you from day tonight. Pair them with a t-shirt and sandals on a hot afternoon, or with strappy heals and a silky or chiffon top at night. read more

  • Falling for Phillip

    As our minds start to switch focus from summer to Pre-Fall collections, we had to bring the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ruffle Hem Jacket to your attention. The cognac colored outerwear boasts the perfect mix of feminine and utilitarian with a double breasted zip and button front, offset by a tiered ruffle hem. read more

  • Leather and Lace

    Brit-based designer Christopher Kane brings his delightfully bright and modern aesthetic to net-a-porter with an exclusive capsule collection for the online retailer. One fruit of this collaboration includes this leather clutch, featuring a laser-cut floral pattern in neon green. Pair it with your favorite LBD for a fun pop of color, or mix and match it with your favorite prints for a quirky, fun ensemble. read more

  • Tracy Reese’s Perfect Shirt Dress

    Add some spunk to your work wardrobe with Tracy Reese’s Ivory Shirt Dress. We love how the black and ivory giraffe print tie belt compliments the soft vertical stripes on this airy and light silhouette, complete with over-sized pockets. Can you think of a chicer way to transition from the office to post work cocktails on a hot summer day? read more

  • Physique 57 Sculpts Your Tush, Tummy and Arms!

    During Physique 57’s workout, our arms were aching (in a good way), our legs were shaking, and our butts were burning… and we mean burning! But it felt great knowing that every move would help strengthen and tighten every muscle in our body. read more

  • Get Your Zen on at Pure Yoga

    Yoga classes can be extremely intimidating: the chanting, intricate poses, and quiet studios are enough to make any beginner want to pack up and head straight for the elliptical. But at Pure Yoga, there are over 100 classes where both beginners and advanced yogis can experience the benefits of the practice, including building muscle and core strength, improving flexibility, and discovering one’s inner Zen. read more

  • Kain Label Makes Perfect T-Shirts

    Kain’s modal and silk blend t-shirts are comfy enough to wear to bed (we have!) but look way more chic. The one size fits all tees drape perfectly over your curves hiding any problem areas with a semi-sheer, sexy fabric. They’re great for layering, so it was no surprise when one of our fashion favs, Rachel Zoe, named Kain’s shirts an essential on her Zoe Report. read more

  • Color Blocking Basics

    Color blocking is back with a vengeance and we couldn’t be happier! Mixing and matching pops of color is such an easy way to update your look this summer, and if you invest in this trend correctly, you’ll be blown away by all the outfit combos you can create. This season, our favorite place to stock up on color blocking staples is Yumi Kim. read more

  • Jonathan Adler’s Happy Chic Collection for HSN Makes us Smile

    We’ve always admired Jonathan Adler’s chicly modern furniture and accessories. But his stylish pieces don’t always come cheap: $995 for a signature hand-loomed zebra rug, $1,250 for a traditional Louis arm chair featuring fun twists with glossy white lacquer and studs, and the $275 colored glass capri bottle lamp. But before you break into your savings, check out his “Happy Chic” collection on hsn.com. read more

  • Why Settle for Run-of-the Mill Coffee Bars When There’s Joe?

    Granted, Starbucks is usually fabulous for a pre or post work pick me up (depending on your barista), but sometimes we find ourselves craving a java boost that isn’t so, shall we say, mass produced? So we hit the streets looking for the perfect NYC coffee spot. The winner? Joe, hands down. read more

  • Rice to Riches Has 21 Flavors of… You Guessed It… Rice Pudding

    If you like rice pudding, then you’ll love NoLita’s Rice to Riches. In fact, the specialty shop dishes out more than 500,000 pounds of the treat each year. The futuristic store front, decked out with sleek white bar tables and a few booths, houses 21 flavors of the old-fashioned dessert. read more

  • Say Cheese!

    Those blue box blues are sure to disappear the minute you walk into S’Mac, aka Sarita’s Macaroni and Cheese. The brightly colored orange and yellow shop—with exposed brick walls and floor to ceiling windows—dishes out a huge variety of the comfort food staple, from The Parisienne with brie, figs, roasted shitake mushrooms and rosemary to Buffalo Chicken with cheddar and wing sauce, and of course, the All-American. read more

  • Naturally Healthy (and Vegan) Frozen Treats At The Soft Serve Fruit Co.

    The Soft Serve Fruit Co. managed to find a way to create a fat free, sweet treat without empty calories by using just 3 ingredients: real fruit, filtered water, and a touch of organic cane sugar. It’s the perfect recipe for a guilt free treat that is also gluten and dairy free! read more

  • Slice Offers Pizza That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

    Slice has dubbed itself “The Perfect Food” and we can’t say we disagree! Just imagine indulging in your next pizza craving without feeling like you need to hit the gym after. The menu offers everything from “The Simpleton,” a healthy twist on a regular slice with a honey wheat crust and reduced fat cheese, to “The Yuri,” made with an herb crust and organic ricotta infused with truffle oil. read more

  • Beauty and Essex: The Crown Jewel of Restaurants

    Imagine dining in a speakeasy style townhouse adorned with 1,000 carved wood panels inspired by an old fashioned jewelry box, a two story pearl chandelier and a well curated pawn shop where we’ve spotted everything from a vintage Judith Leiber bag to a “returned” engagement ring! Can you think of a more apropos setting for your next GNO? read more

  • NYC’s Blow Dry Bar is a ‘Do!

    After reading about Blow in our favorite glossies—Vogue, Allure, and InStyle to be exact—we decided to schedule an appointment at the lauded NYC Blow Dry Bar. When you arrive, the hair experts will sit you down and ask for your desired style, which range from $40 to $60 depending on your hair type. read more

  • Hands Down, Tenoverten Nails Has the Best Mani/Pedis in NYC (They even have Chanel polish!)

    We know there’s probably a convenient nail salon you pop into on a regular basis by your office or apartment. But if you really want to treat yourself, without spending a ton of mullah, we highly recommend visiting tenoverten nails in Tribeca. read more

  • Calling all Makeup Junkies! Birchbox.com Delivers Premium Samples to Your Door

    Sprucing up your beauty routine couldn’t be easier thanks to birchbox.com. The beauty based membership site offers a monthly $10 subscription, which gets you a monthly delivery of four to five premium samples (not the flimsy foil kind) curated by the site’s pros/veteran beauty editors. read more

  • Head to the Meatpacking District’s Bar 675 For a Hassle Free Game Night

    When you think “trendy Meatpacking District hot spot” you probably think bottle service, long lines, and door-men on power trips. So when we stumbled into Bar 675, a cool lair beneath Dos Caminos on Hudson Street, we were pleasantly surprised, to say the least. read more

  • Rent the Runway Offers Designer Dresses for Much, Much Less!

    Judith Leiber bags for $150, Herve Leger dresses for $100…does this sound too good to be true? Well, thanks to our friends at Renttherunway.com you can rent the outfit of your dreams for a fraction of the retail price. read more

June 2011

  • Try Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment for a Perfect Pout

    Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 (which offers year-round protection from UV rays) comes in a lipstick sized screw-up tube, big enough to last you through winter and summer seasons. The formula blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, which works to exfoliate dry lips while moisturizing at the same time. read more

  • The Perfect Spin Class: Flywheel vs. Soul Cycle… We report, you decide

    It’s no secret that spinning is taking this city by storm and we noticed fitness obsessed NYers are flocking to two premier studios for their perfect cardio burn: Flywheel and Soul Cycle. So which sweat session is the perfect spin class? Since both studios have cult followings for good reasons, we have to call a tie. But don’t fret if you’re a cycle virgin, we’ve broken down the pros and cons of each studio to help you find your perfect spin class. read more

  • Bliss Spa’s Pain Free Bikini Wax (Really!)

    Obviously ripping out the hair from your nether-regions is, shall we say, uncomfortable? But many of us have grown accustomed to just grin and bear it, braving nail salons and specialty spots to get de-fuzzed. read more