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.
Cocktail mecca, The Dead Rabbit, is inaugurating its public event series with a program of two nights exploring the life and liquor of author Ernest Hemingway. Each evening will incorporate a 90-minute discussion led by Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another, a cocktail lover's guide to life and works of Hemingway through the beverages he enjoyed along the way. Four cocktails found in the works of Hemingway will be served, prepared by King Cocktail, Dale DeGroff.
Earth Day comes but once a year on April 22nd, and although people should respect the planet all year long, we love a good eco-friendly deal when we see one! So where should you head to celebrate? We've got two great places you should check out come Earth Day.
The Hummus & Pita Co. is a fast-casual eatery that features healthy Mediterranean cuisine in an eco-friendly locale. The perfect spot to dine on Earth Day, The Hummus & Pita Co. features plenty of eco-conscious design elements, such as the custom-made Tandor clay ovens, the tables made from re-purposed bowling alley wood, and even the recycled packing and utensils. Even the wallpaper at this joint is recyclable! Now fill up on falafel!
Last night, Vanity Fair scribe George Wayne hosted a party in honor of his Downtown 100 listmakers at The DL Rooftop. The 20th Annual Edition of "The Downtown 100" list is comprised of the most fabulous, relevant, and inspired people who define downtown today. Attendees included Alan Cumming, Marcus Schenkenberg, The DL owner Paul Seres, Ann Dexter Jones, Anna Demidova, Kipton Cronkite, Madame Mayhem, Charles Ferri, Jeff Krauss, Eddie Roche, Liam McMullan, Luis Monteagudo, Courtney Graef, Jae Benjamin, David Ralph, Rimma Rose, Dana Frank, and Lisa Raden. The hip rooftop club also hosted Solangfe Knowles, Richie Rich, Jason Mewes, Steve Stanulis, and many more.
If you like food at all then you've come to the right place! Tasting Brooklyn is an annual event that celebrates Brooklyn's diverse food and dining culture. The event, which took place this past Tuesday evening, brought together countless restaurants and food and drink purveyors. The proceeds from this year's event will benefit The Brookyln Recovery Fund, which provides support to local nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Toss away the thought that bubble baths are just for kids...they aren't and they rock. Once in a while, taking a bath is just the thing you need—a nice, relaxing, quiet retreat into your own little world, complete with bubbles. And if you invite someone to join you, even better. Here are our top picks for the best smelling and most bubbly of bubble baths around.
We love Cowshed Spa's Bath & Shower Gels—which double as bubble bath. Cowshed Spa, located at SoHo House New York, has seven different scents to choose from and are cleverly based on your mood. Feeling grumpy? Try their Grumpy Cow scent, which is perfect if you want to be energized and uplifted. Grumpy Cow is made with red mandarin, petitgrain, and grapefruit. Feeling horny? Try their Horny Cow gel to make you feel sexy and seductive made with cinnamon, patchouli, and rose absolute. Other scents include Wild Cow, Lazy Cow, Knackered Cow and Bullocks, which was created just for men. Each product contains premium quality essentials oils and is free of parabens, artifical fragrances, colors, petrochemicals, and sulphates. Not only do we love the cheeky names of these products, but the scents are soothing and just right!
Most of you know Drita D'Avanzo as one of the stars of Vh1's Mob Wives, but what you didn't know was that prior to starring in the hit reality show, Drita was one of the most in-demand makeup artists in New York City. She received her cosmetology license and spent over 10 years working with top luxury brands like Saks Fifth Avenue. With her extensive experience working with everyone from models to your everyday woman, as well as a range of makeup products, Drita decided to create her own cosmetics line, Just Me Cosmetics. Along with the line, Drita also opened a makeup store in Staten Island called Just Make Me Over, where she provides makeup servies to customers.
Le Cercle Rive Droite, an organization dedicated to bringing together the most prestigious chateaux from The Right Bank of the Gironde Estuary in the Bordeaux region, is hosting a one night only event this week in New York City. On Thursday, April 18th, Le Cercle Rive Droite will be hosting an exclusive wine event at Millesime inside the Carlton Hotel (92 Madison Avenue) where they will be introducing their 2010 Bordeaux vintages and the 2012 en primeur wines. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the producers, association president Dr. Alain Raynaud, and try the best offerings of 32 chateaux from the region. Tickets for the consumer portion of the event are on sale for $150 with 10% if ticket sales going to Citymeals-on-Wheels (can be purchased here). Additionally, there will be a silent auction during the event where guests can bid on their favorite Right Bank bottles and magnums, with 100% of the proceeds going toward Citymeals-on-Wheels.
You can check out all of the participating wineries here.