Located in the heart of the Flatiron District, Prandial is a charming newcomer to the area. Once you step inside, you will be greeted by a rustic bar serving refreshingly delicious cocktails, like the Prandial Standard, which is made with Russian Standard Vodka, fresh lime juice, cucumber and mint. Weekdays at the bar feature happy hour from 4-7pm with half price beer, wine, and house cocktails. You can also order some unique dishes from their bar menu while you booze.
The Yardley London Skin Indulgence Bath & Shower Collection, which launched in the Spring of 2012, is a great addition to the Yardley brand. Not only are their products extremely affordable, but they have made me kick my oh-so-trusty Dove products to the curb. For those who prefer soap to body wash, the Body Butter Mango Cream Cleansing Bar is a must-have in the shower. The bar contains pure mango, avocado, and olive butter and deeply moisturizes the skin. Looking for even smoother skin? Try their Scrub & Smooth Sea Minerals Bath Bar, which exfoliates to smooth the skin as it firms and tones. The bath bars range from $2.49-$2.99 per bar.
National Absinthe Day falls on March 5th this year and apart from obviously drinking in its honor, it's important to look and feel great for the occasion. Don green if you're feeling spirited and make sure to prep and pamper in green fairy fashion. Spritz on some eau de absinthe, make sure your breath is ready to take on the night, moisturize those hands that'll be all over cocktails all day long and make sure they look fab while you're sipping.
Absinthe Mints: If you aren't quite in for the adventure that is absinthe, try these absinthe mints. Completely harmless, but with an absinthe taste. Bonus - it leaves you with fresh breath to take on the night! ($4.95)
Pennsylvania 6 is a new hot spot parked right near Penn Station (go figure), giving commuters an alternative place to booze and dine. But it's so damn good that we have a feeling locals will be flocking here, too. Hailed as a cross between Oak Room and Oyster Bar, owner Chris Coco brought on Culinary Director Brian Cooke and Chef Scott Swiderski to oversee the creation of the menu. Executive Chef Humberto Leon (formerly of STK Downtown) serves patrons classic American cuisine such as beer braised short ribs and succulent organic roasted chicken. The menu also emphasizes the raw bar, which shells out fresh oysters and shellfish. Pair any dish with their out-of-this-world side dishes, like the sweet corn pudding, and prepare to be in heaven.
Last week, Joonbug had the pleasure of learning all about the newly rebranded Rakuten Inc., one of the world's largest e-commerce marketplaces. The Japan-based business focuses on making products from small businesses and local merchants available to the masses. Rakuten was so successful in Japan that they have decided to open up shop in the United States as Rakuten.com Shopping (formerly Buy.com). It differs from other similar sites such as eBay and Amazon in that instead of focusing on the lowest prices, it focuses on the quality of the product. Roger Andelin, President and CTO comments: "Rakuten.com Shopping is for the online shopper who expects quality over quantity and enjoyable shopping experiences over ambiguous transactions. We are very excited about raising the bar for online shopping and continuously improving to meet the modern shopper’s wants and needs."
How did you come up with the idea for a concert series?
I think it just grew out of the idea that there's moments at concerts where nothing happens on stage and feeling like what if you could fill those moments by communicating messages you believe in? Originally, To Write Love on Her Arms was introduced to a lot of people by me coming on and speaking before a show at concerts, so it was expanding on that idea. It's become a part of our story - nights with music, relationships with artists. So now tonight's a three hour show and there's not a single moment when nothing is happening on stage. It's either music or a poet or a speaker and it's constantly evolving.
If you're looking for an escape from the dreary winter weather, look no further than Gansevoort Park Avenue's amazing rooftop soirees. The rooftop venue is twenty stories high, giving guests prime views of New York City, it has a 40 foot indoor/outdoor heated pool, fireplaces, and terraces, to offer a true oasis amidst the snow and rain. Earlier this month, the rooftop started three new weekly parties that are sure to wet your whistle. Check them out!
From the hotel that brought you New York City’s first indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, distinctive tri-level rooftop, and celebrated summer music series, comes a weekly “Adult Swim” program. Bring your bikini, throw on your shades, order your cocktail, and let go of your worries with a dip in the sizzling 90 degree indoor/outdoor rooftop pool during “Adult Swim” at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00pm. For the first time ever, Gansevoort Park Avenue will open its coveted rooftop pool to bar patrons with no table reservations required – a rare opportunity typically reserved for hotel guests only!
Get it while it's hot! Jetson Bike has launched the Jetson E-Bike, the first eco-friendly and stylish electric bike. Perfect for busybodies, city dwellers, and even towns folk, this bike runs on a high grade rechargable battery -- all you have to do is plug it in, charge it up, and wheels away! The bike has the nice, sleek look of a vespa but is actually environmentally friendly. Probably the best feature of this new bike is that you no longer need to spend half your paycheck on gas and spend half an hour looking for a parking space.