FOOD AND TRAVEL

Pop, Lock and Eat It

Pop, Lock and Eat It

Tweet I’ve had plenty of popcorn in my day people.  I can’t go to the movies without a HUGE tub…sharing it with that special someone….that little moment when you both go for the golden buttered kernels at the same time, and graze hands, OOO butterfliesss. Flirty, awkward hand touching aside, popcorn is one of my top snack choices. So when I found PopsCorn, I was pleasantly surprised b... »

Restaurant Review: Provincial Euro-fare at August

Restaurant Review: Provincial Euro-fare at August

TweetThis week The Luxury Spot delegation (Ashley and Matt) sat down for lunch with restaurateur Andrew Chapman at August, his cozy provincial spot in the West Village. As far as restaurant modus operandi goes, August has a very focused mission. Largely inspired by Chapman’s cross-continental motorcycle trip, August seeks to capture the flavor and feel of small town, old world cooking. Inste... »

Fini-to!

Fini-to!

TweetOne too many of us are familiar with the Starbucks Venti cup-dry cleaning-garment bag-cell phone-dog leash-grocery store purchases-handbag juggle. You’re one step away from your apartment but a half step away from collapsing. Before your dog ends up with another latté on his head and your dry cleaning flutters into a puddle, call Fini Concierge. Fini was founded in 2004 by a married couple... »

de Santos, delish!

de Santos, delish!

TweetLast week I had the opportunity to have an amazing dinner with my dear friend Jay… he’s a sort of in-the-know New Yorker that’s always running off to some private concert, putting together Zac Posen’s fashion week events, etc.  So when Jay tells me that I MUST try a new restaurant called de Santos on West 10th Street, I basically have no excuse to ignore his suggestio... »

Get Away, Luxury Spot Style

Get Away, Luxury Spot Style

Tweet Looking for a luxurious get away? Well the W hotel just opened its newest hotel – W Hong Kong, in West Kowloon, the financial district of Hong Kong.The hotel is located on a commercial waterfront over looking large freight and cargo ships, while it isn’t the most luxurious view, there is plenty on the inside to distract you. There is plenty of New York style along with many contemporary ... »

Fly Me Away

Fly Me Away

TweetIf you’re imagining lounging on a beach in St. Barths right about now, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans go on vacation every year but now there’s an added incentive for packing up and shipping out. Hotels around the world are beginning to participate in “eco tourism” at a surprising, and welcoming, rate. Not only can you now take that much needed time off work, but you can he... »

NYC: These are a few of my favorite things…about Fall in NYC

NYC: These are a few of my favorite things…about Fall in NYC

TweetFeast of San Gennaro: This 11-day celebration makes everyone who has taste-buds want to be Italian, or at least celebrate with friends and family. The festival marks the feast day of the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro. And believe me…New York feasts, while celebrating the strong Italian roots and culture in Little Italy. And while I am as Irish as a drunken clover, the Feast of San Gen... »

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