November marks a momentous occassion for women worldwide. One Clique is going to change the fashion world as we know it when it launches the first ever shoe that can take you from stiletto to wedge in a matter of seconds. That's right, with one easy click, your shoes can transform right before your eyes.
One Clique sought out to design a shoe that has interchangable heels for your everyday girl. Why spend hundreds of dollars on 10 pairs of shoes, when One Clique's one-of-a-kind latch system can create 200 different shoe combinations? Here's how it works: Select the top half of your dream shoe, whether it be a bright pink peep toe or basic black and with it you will receive two different heels -- whether is be a chunky snakeprint heel, a nude wedge, or a spiked stilleto. Additionally, you can purchase extra heels to keep the combos coming. One Clique worked extensively to envision shoes that can mix and match and look fabulous with each different combination.
Earlier this week, The OUT NYC Hotel expanded their franchise to include The Rosebud, a new speakeasy-style lounge located next to XL Nightclub. Look for a glowing neon rose and you've found the place—laden with warm red lighting, ample seating and elements of walnut, rosewood and bronze can be seen throughout the space. The staff is donned in 1920s garb—the women in Prohibition-era cocktail dresses and the men in classic oxfords, vests and trousers lend a great vibe to the lounge.
First off, for those who have not had the pleasure of trying Xante, it is a pear-infused cognac liqueur that hails from Sweden. Last Thursday, there was a VIP Xante Beauty Bar at the 2013 Speed Rack National Finals, held at Element Night Club. At Speed Rack, 10 finalists from across the U.S. competed to be named Miss Speed Rack USA. The event is the first nationwide competition that highlights women in the cocktail industry and gives back to those impacted by breast cancer. During the event, VIPs were able to chat with the finalists, enjoy underground Xante cocktails, and get beautifully styled at the beauty bar. Music by Ryan Fitzgerald added to the party and judges Julie Reiner, Dale DeGroff, and Audrey Saunders really made the event. But if you think Xante started off with a bang, wait till you hear what they were up to during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic!
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are the new Saturdays. Seriously. Tommy Lasagna is now offering an exclusive bottomless wine and lasagna making class every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8pm. The hour and a half class is the perfect weeknight activity to do with friends or a date. Participants will learn from legendary executive chef Tommy Mosera how to make the restaurant's namesake 'Tommy Lasagna,' as well as Pappardelle Bolognese. While cooking, guests will enjoy unlimited wine and appetizers throughout the evening. Every participant gets to leave with their own lasagna masterpiece. Reservations must be booked 48 hours in advance and costs $100.
With Mother's Day right around the corner it is clear that everyone is out scrambling for the perfect gift. Seriously, do you think mom wants flowers again? Splurge on something you know she'll love, like one of the perfect gifts below!
We love all jewelry made by Pono by Joan Goodman and best of all, mom will love it, too. Melt her heart with a very glamorous Byzantine Cuff ($595), appropriately made of mother of pearl.
Finding food to cure your hangover is easy. Finding amazing gourmet food to cure your hangover is not. Enter: Dinner on Ludlow. Their weekend brunch (available 11:30am until 4pm) is crafted by executive chef John Keller and can make the grumpiest person all smiles. First of all, the restaurant itself is to die for. Picture leather banquette seating, dozens of crystal chandeliers, draped curtains—basically, a completely regal setting. It's a great way to start your day. Next comes the menu, and with options like cornflake crusted french toast, pork belly confit, and chicken and biscuits, it's a wonder anyone can narrow down their choice to just one entree. Since most of us don't have stomachs the appropriate size to eat everything on the menu, it guarantees a return trip just to make your way through it all. Trust us, you'll want to. Additionally, each entree comes with a complimentary mimosa, bloody mary or maria, or bellini, which is just what we need on a weekend morning, er afternoon. Finish it up with one of the chef's equally delicious desserts and you are set to take on the rest of the day...or go into a food coma.
If you thought time travel was only possible via a hot tub time machine, think again. Patrons of this past weekend's Prohibition NYC found themselves in the 1920s and all they had to go was travel to the Lower East Side. Brought to you by the chefs that hosted last year's Dine Titanic, Chef Rob McCue and Adam C. Banks payed homage to the roaring '20s and the birth of the cocktail party. Dressed to the nines in flapper attire or flap hats and suspenders, revelers approached the speakeasy and were welcomed (or unwelcomed) by both flapper girls and Prohibition picketers.