IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Weekend Pick: Newly Opened Bar, The Garret

A bar above a burger joint? Sure, it might sound a bit odd at first, but one trip to The Garret, and you’ll never question that notion again.

Perched atop a Five Guys, located on 296 Bleecker St., The Garret occupies an intimate and artistic second floor loft space unlike anything you'd expect. Contrary to the scattered peanut shells and delicious burger smell of the restaurant below, upstairs is an ornate venue with a vibe that is equal parts classy and lively.

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PRIMP IT
Get that Va-Va-Voom this Valentine's Day with Pierre Michel Salon

Whether you are kicking it with the girls , searching for your soulmate, or snuggling up with your sweetheart - we want you to look just like the star you are with these glam looks from the Golden Globes. And to provide you with the perfect guide, we've teamed up with iconic Manhattan salon Pierre Michel Salons best.

Thanks to Make- Up artist Monika Crouch , Stylist Jerome Lordet, and AJ Lordet this is how to be a heartbreaker.

The focus of all these makeup looks is radiant skin. I love that all the ladies have decided to go with fresh glowing skin look . They all seem to be very minimal with beautiful highlighted cheeks and clean eye.
Even Olivia and Reese have a modified version of the smoky giving it a soft look with light browns golds and grays as opposed to the black .It gives the evening makeup look but a much softer appearance while still making the eyes pop.
Using a luminous finish foundation can give the skin that luster. Also a highlight powder or cream on the cheekbones to give the skin that glow . All opted for a nude lip or gloss as well except Zooey, who left the eye makeup natural and chose the lip as the focal pont with a bold red lip. Claret from Face Stockholm or Dragon Girl from Nars are a few of my favorites.
BEHIND THE PLATE
The Restaurants You Love And How They Came To Be

"There are 18,000 restaurants in New York City.

Every year more than 1,000 new restaurants open.”

You’ve heard of Café Moto, right? Maybe you haven’t, but you’ve definitely heard of Le Cirque, Daniel, and Union Square Café. Well, could you imagine opening up a restaurant in New York City and having to go up against these culinary legends?

DAILY BITES
Spending Some Time At Salvation Taco

When post-happy hour cravings bring you to a restaurant as fun as this, you know that you’re in for a good night.

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just some taco shack. April Bloomfield, executive chef and owner of the Spotted Pig, the Breslin, and the John Dory Oyster Bar, has collaborated with her business partner, Ken Friedman, to once again provide us with a restaurant and bar which is worth taking the time to visit. Salvation Taco, located at 145 E. 39th Street in Murray Hill, offers a unique and creative dining experience which is sure to be on your mind long after your meal has ended.

THE SCENE
Fashion Week Takes a Trek

Wang announced the move to Duggal Greenhouse for his February 8th show. Fashion followers are complaining about the move and the commute from the base in Lincoln Center across the East River.

Being the must-see show of Wang's debut collection - the turnoput is not expected to be poorer because of the trek.

Wang will be the first major designer to go outside the Manhattan box for Fashion Week. Wang is also considered one of the only designers with enough of a following and a pull to bring fashion watchers to the stunning Duggal Greenhouse location.

CHEAP EATS
Cocoron

Eating soba is an art in itself. It’s not complicated, but certain measures should be taken to ensure the best experience.

Soba — literally translating into buckwheat in Japanese — is often served chilled with a dipping sauce, because unlike other noodles, soaking soba in hot soup will change the noodles’ consistency. But that doesn’t mean that soba can’t be served in hot broth.

Tucked in the Lower East Side, Cocoron aims to offer healthy Japanese home cooking that will lift your spirits, inducing the “heartwarming” feeling that its name translates into. The space is small and the tables are packed closely together — typical of Manhattan restaurants — but the dark walls create a calm, comfortable ambiance.

LIQUID COURAGE
Satisfy Your Bourbon Craving

It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!

Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).

LIQUID COURAGE
Cowboy Killer Cocktail for National Bourbon Month

Las Vegas may be the place to party, but for a relaxing and intriguing cocktail, Scottsdale, Arizona is the place to go. If you 're looking to sip on a pleasant bourbon beverage in honor of National Bourbon Month, The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa has you covered. Enjoy the delicious Cowboy Killer Manhattan, so either head on over to order one up, or make your own!

Cowboy Killer Manhattan
2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. Grand Marnier
6 ea Grand Marnier soaked Morello Cherries
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 Grand Marnier soaked Morello Cherry Pick For Garnish

1. Muddle Cherries with a two dashes of bitters
2. Add remaining ingredients then ice and shake vigorously
3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Morello Cherry Pick