The Riddler: Champagne in the City

—A beloved San Francisco Champagne bar sets up shop in the West Village. What many of us admire about Champagne are the feelings associated with it—more than the taste. It’s often characterized as the official special occasion drink, be it the accompaniment to a sappy wedding toast or an extravagant New Year’s Eve party. Champagne…

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Designer Spotlight: Tanya Taylor

In the notoriously fickle fashion industry, success doesn’t always guarantee longevity. For Tanya Taylor, it’s been eight years since she founded her eponymous fashion brand and today, the Toronto-born designer is in the midst of a career high. Her colorful garments have found fans in the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Michelle Obama, Gigi Hadid and…

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Caraa: Built for Action

If you’ve ever spent more than a few hours in New York City, you’re familiar with the energy of “The City That Never Sleeps.” Whether you’re surrounded by the hustle of reusable-coffee-cup-clad business people on their way to work via the A-Train or the post-work rush to Manhattan’s downtown hotspots, there’s one main observation that…

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A Fresh Take at Le Jardinier

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At Le Jardinier in Midtown, a terrarium appears at the table. Except, there aren’t any spiny succulents inside. A scoop of olive oil ice cream floats atop a pool of pink strawberry mousse, dotted with edible flowers and crushed basil granité. It’s almost too pretty to eat, and yet I dig in.  Everything about Le…

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Underground Oasis at Aire Ancient Baths


By Melissa Sorge Tucked away in a 18th century textile factory in lower Manhattan, a subterranean sanctuary beckons visitors seeking old world relaxation and a place to hit the pause button the city that never sleeps. Aire Ancient Baths’ Tribeca location is a refuge from out bust lives–a place to unplug from the modern world…

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Floral Couture


By Melissa Sorge —A Whimsical Collaboration of Photography, Dance, and Fashion Master floral designer OIga Sahraoui grew up surrounded by nature. A native of Odessa, a port city on the Black Sea, she was mesmerized by the vibrant shades of blue coloring the local waters. While she always carried this appreciation for the natural environment,…

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