Cat Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc. and global licensee of Caterpillar Inc., is a brand that focuses on quality, rugged leathers, old-fashioned craftsmanship, and sophisticated details, all for a reasonable price. During Nolcha Fashion Week, we got to see a preview of Cat Footwear's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which launches March 20th, and couldn't get enough. The collection features pastels and earth tones, perfect for the warm weather ahead. We particularly love the bohemian look of their sandals, which are made of leather and feature many crisscrossing straps, reminiscent of the gladiator sandal. The Cat Footwear dress sneakers in this collection lean towards the preppy side, but can be worn by any fashionista. The new collection just makes us itch to see the warm weather and have our toes peek out from these summery styles.
'Tis the time of year when the we dust of our green attire, drink green beer, and party 'til we all think we're actually Irish. St. Patrick's Day is upon us and it's one of the most infamous drinking holidays. In honor of our favorite excuse to booze, we've rounded up some of the most delicious (and lucky) libations for you to celebrate with. Enjoy!
Broken Basil (Courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka)
National Meatball Day is March 9th and in honor of this spectacular meaty occasion, Daniel Mancini will be offering a special buy one, get one free meatball deal on Friday and Saturday at his restaurant walk-up, Meatball Obsession, in Manhattan.
Daniel and his partners launched MamaMancini's, a retail meatball company, in 2007 using his grandma's delicious recipe. One of the great thing about these meatballs is that you can select what kind of meat you'd like, whether it be beef, turkey, chicken, or pork sausage. The savory meatballs are slathered in authentic Italian red sauce and are reminiscent of a traditional, home cooked Sunday dinner. Whether you eat them as is or with pasta, they are a treat in themselves. Can't make it to take advantage of this awesome deal? MamaMancini's are offered at numerous local grocery stores throughout the city and country.
Recently, Sauce launched weekly Monday night beer dinners that feature a five course tasting menu paired with beers from different breweries around the country. The menus will change each week through the spring. You can book your reservation by calling the restaurant. The beer dinners are $50/person with a two person minimum.
The Royalton Hotel's sophisticated lounge Forty Four has introduced a music series on Thursday evenings beginning at 8pm. There will be a different performance each week, ranging from jazz, R&B to opera and '60s classics. Enjoy cocktails and light bites as you enjoy the music.
If you've always wondered what is was like during Prohibition, now is your chance to find out. Throw back some moonshine, cozy up to gangsters, ogle at burlesque dancers and solve a murder. Artist and author Cynthia Von Buhler is the woman behind Speakeasy Dollhouse. Cynthia's Italian immigrant grandfather, Frank Spano, owned a speakeasy and was killed in Manhattan in 1935. The shooter was caught but the case was inexplicably dismissed, leaving the murder a complete mystery.
Earlier this week, City Harvest's Leadership Council hosted its second annual signature fundraising event, A Mid-Winter Escape. The event took place at Apella and had a Mexican-inspired theme. Local restaurants, including Hill Country Chicken, Toloache, El Toro Blanco, Gran Electrica, Momofuku Milk Bar and more, set up shop for the evening serving guests delicious bites from their restaurants. The event also featured tequila tastings and margaritas in sticking with the Mexican theme. Guests could also participate in the silent auction, which featured items contributed by Bobby Flay, tickets to NY sports events, and more. The event even had some throwback music with a special live performance from Nine Days, best known for their smash hit "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)." More than 220 guests attended the event and raised nearly $800,000.
March 7th: Mixify will host a digital pre-party featuring house DJs and producers from Australia, Feenixpawl, in advance of their headlining gig at LURE, Los Angeles. Feenixpawl's set will begin at 5pm PST, during which Mixify will be giving away up to 10 pairs of tickets to their show at LURE, Hollywood. To enter to win tickets, fans can post about the contest from @Mixify, @Feenixpawl, @LureHollywood, or @digi10v on Twitter or Facebok and attend the Mixify pre-party. To RSVP for the event, click here.
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.