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The 7 Best Food Spots By Alexa Mehraban from EatingNYC

Curiosities Insider Interviews Alexa Mehraban EatingNYC

There is nothing better than exploring the city with a top NYC food blogger. Alexa Mehraban, also known as EatingNYC, shares her 7 best food spots in New York City!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Alexa Mehraban EatingNYCNew York City is known as one of the best cities to explore the food scene!

So, our Founder,  Fê Paronetto, interviewed one of the most renowned NYC food blogger that shared her 7 best food spots in New York City! They are the top restaurant tips for several different occasions, from a girl’s night out to an affordable group dining.

Alexa Mehraban is a born and raised New Yorker with a love for food that expands far beyond her food photography and witty captions. Alexa started @EatingNYC in 2014 to share and track her dining adventures with friends and family.

Since then, Alexa has utilized her industry expertise and social media and marketing prowess at PR firm Bullfrog and Baum. Now, she’s the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Tacombi Restaurants.

Today, over 288,000 people look at EatingNYC to make their next dining decision and to learn about the hottest restaurants in New York.

Alexa was listed as one of the top 30 people in food by AdWeek in 2016. Plus, she’s also been featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan and Zagat, amongst others.

Take a look at her 7 best food spots in New York City, for all occasions:

For Brunch: Sadelle’s

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Sadelle’s epitomizes everything that defines brunch in NYC. They’re doing Jewish appetizing in ways that the world has never seen before. If it’s your first time, go all out and get the smoked fish tower.”

We all know that bagels are one of New York City’s most traditional food.

There are countless places that sell them, but the best bagels are not so easy to find.

Sadelle’s is a bakery and a restaurant located at the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Their kitchen offers a daily selection of fresh hand-rolled bagels, pastries and breads, and at night, they completely transform into a cute brasserie serving candle light dinners.

In addition, their dinner is well know for the fish dishes, so do try it out.

Location: 463 West Broadway, Lower East Side

www.sadelles.com


L’Artusi has been one of the best Italian restaurants for a while now. It’s a charming, no-frills spot that really knows how to make great pasta. It’s also now my favorite restaurant because I just got engaged there.”

One of our favorite neighborhoods in Manhattan is the West Village.

It’s definitely one of the places with the biggest concentration of restaurants and bars, in the city.

There are so many, that choosing one is literally a hard feat.

Plus, everything there is extremely charming and it has some of the best spots in the city, like L’Artusi.

The restaurant has a modern approach to the traditional Italian cuisine, with very creative and unique dishes.

Location: 228 West 10th Street, West Village

www.lartusi.com


The Happiest Hour is the perfect post work spot. The specialty drinks are awesome (like the Pineapple Express), but I really come here for the happiest burger. Pretty self-explanatory!”

Yup, this is yet another place in the West Village.

We’ve written about this spot before and it’s surely one of the top hot spot, with a very high end and stylish crowd.

In no time, they became “the place to go”, hosting some of the hottest parties during the NYFW’s (New York Fashion Week).

The Happiest Hour is known for having gorgeous guests like Joan Smalls, Giovanna Battaglia, Poppy Delevingne, Karen Elson and Alexa Chung.

Location: 121 West 10th Street, West Village

www.happiesthournyc.com


“Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s newest restaurant, La Sirena, in the Maritime Hotel fits the bill for a girl’s night out. The Bucatini La Sirena with spicy octopus is a must order.”

Are you and your girls in the mood for a great night out?

La Sirena is a great option, located at Chelsea’s Maritime Hotel.

What to expect? Well, they have the option of simply hanging at the tapas bar area where you can order shared dishes and a great wine list and cocktails.

Plus, they have a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, with a more formal vibe.

Definitely a place you’ll have tons of fun with your girls.

Location: 88 9th Avenue, Chelsea

http://lasirena-nyc.com


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“Simply put, Tacombi serves the best, most authentic tacos in NYC. All of their tortillas are made fresh in-house daily and all proteins are sustainably sourced. The reasonable price point makes this one a no-brainer.”

The restaurant was “born on the balmy beaches of the Yucatan in 2005 serving tacos out of a VW bus.”

Cool, right?

Well, they have one of the best Mexican foods in the City.

So, if you want some tacos, guacamole and tortillas, with some delicious house-made salsas, Tacombi is the place to go.

Plus, they have a Tacombi in Montauk too during the Summer!

Locations: 
267 Elizabeth Street, Nolita
30 West 24th Street, Flatiron
255 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village
752 Montauk Highway, Montauk

http://tacombi.com

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“Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser’s newest restaurant, Nix, is all about vegetables and he’s doing some great things with them. Favorites include the Yukon Potato Fry Bread and the Heirloom Tomato Salad, but make sure you go big on the dips here.”

This is surely one of our favorite Vegan restaurants.

Their specialty are the vegetable dishes and they are amazingly tasty!

We always say the Chef John Fraser is a genius that is able to transform a simple vegetable, into one of the most delicious dishes.

In addition, if you want to learn more about it, take a look at this article.

We also talk about two other restaurants, perfect for the Vegetarians and Vegans.

Location: 72 University Place, Midtown South

www.nixny.com

JG Melon not only happens to have my favorite burger in NYC, but it also happens to be one of the best spots for a late night meal. Order the bacon cheeseburger and you’ll be very happy.”

This one of the greatest spots for the meat eaters and burger fans.

The place is a haven for the foodies that really want to experience a New York burger-style dinner.

JG Melon is a famous American restaurant, launched back in 1972 by Jack O’Neill and George Mourges.

Hence, J and G! It’s located in Greenwich Village, close by to some of the best food spots in Manhattan.

It is surely a hotspot if you’re in search of one of the best burger’s in New York City!

Location: 89 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village

www.jgmelonnyc.com


Here are a few fun questions we asked Alexa to wrap up this great interview:

What would you tell a first timer in NYC? 
“Make sure you try a classic New York bagel and schmear. Nowhere does it better.”

What will a New Yorker never tell someone? 
“A New Yorker will probably never admit how rude other New Yorker’s are.”

Do you have any funny/embarrassing moments in the city? 
“When I first started standing on chairs while taking photos of food, it was a definitely little embarrassing!”

Lastly, take a look at few images of her gorgeous feed, just to activate you taste buds:

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Thank you, Alexa, for sharing these fantastic, yummy food spots with us! We can’t wait to try them all!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of the venues, Nick Solares for NYEater, tiny.manila, the_ona_chronicles, Gigi Hadid in the October 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Cheatdayeats and Alexa Mehraban

The Yoga Shanti Technique by Colleen Saidman Yee

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The famous yoga teacher from the Hamptons, Colleen Saidman Yee and her yoga studio in the Flatiron District, in Manhattan. She created the Yoga Shanti technique.

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Yoga Shanti is a modern yoga technique based on the traditional Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga.

The renowned yoga teacher, Colleen Saidman Yee, partnered up with other experts in the field to create a new modality. It is proper for the modern, western bodies and minds.

Furthermore, the school offers several different classes for all types of practitioners in every different stage: from beginners to advanced.

Some of their classes are:

  • Urban Zen classes includes a restorative yoga sequences, aromatherapy with essential oils, reiki, breath awareness and meditation.
  • Impossible Asana class breaks down the most complex asana’s in Yoga and teach you step by step how to accomplish the most challenging poses.
  • Shanti Sweat classes are for the ones that love the burn. It’s a combination of Shanti Flow and restorative poses. It’s what they call the Rock’n’roll yoga.

As an old, wise yogi saying goes: “Meditate 1/2 hour a day. If you are too busy, meditate for 1 hour.”

Therefore, yoga classes and other practices are always welcome, but do experiment the Yoga Shanti technique.

Oh! For the Yoga-Lovers, take a look at the book Colleen published this year – “Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom“.

Plus, our Founder, , practices since 2011 a very powerful and specific meditation called The Twin Hearts Meditation. During the session you learn how to activate your Heart and Crown chakras.

In short, it’s a meditation focused on world service, since you are constantly blessing the Earth through a non denominational prayer. Truly transforming.

Hours:
Check website for class hours.

Locations:
46 West 24th Street, Flatiron District
32 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor
132-6 Main Street, Westhampton Beach

www.yogashanti.com

Fitness Health Yoga Shanti Colleen Saidman Yee

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Yoga Shanti

NYC Hot Spots By The World Traveller, Ido Simyoni

Curiosities Insider Interviews Ido Simyoni by Chris Loupos

We interviewed Ido Simyoni, a world traveller and the mind behind huge and successful Social Media campaigns that went viral on Instagram, #StopTheTerror. He shared with us his 7 NYC hot spots and answered a few fun questions!

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Our Founder, Fernanda Paronetto, interviewed a very special guest for this week with an amazing story and how he’s influenced and is still influencing the world through Social Media!

Ido Simyoni is the mind behind huge and successful Social Media campaigns that went viral on Instagram,  #StopTheTerror.

Check out his Bio, his +7 NYC Tips and a few fun questions:

“After 9 years of working on the biggest TV productions In Tel Aviv (from “The Israeli Idol” to “The Big Brother”), I decided that I need a new challenge. My biggest dream was to move to NYC and this was on my Bio, on Instagram, for almost 6 months: “Living in Tel Aviv, Dreaming of New York City – looking for an opportunity”.

But, the world had different plans for me and (almost 4 years ago) I was head-hunted by an education company (Kaplan International English), based in London, for the role of Head of Creative, Content and Social Media.

In addition, with my storytelling skills and my passion for Social Media, I’ve also managed to achieve some big success in my personal life: from running international the Social Media campaign (#StopTheTerror) to creating powerful Social Media accounts – even for my precious dog, Izo, traveling all over the world with my #Ido8allBus and sharing the love.”

See below 2 beautiful short videos of his breathtaking experience. The first, he tells us “How it feels to be dead” and his incredible recovery!

…and the second, how he skyrocketed his career on Instagram and went Global:

Now, to his +7 NYC Tips:

Burger and Barrel

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“My handle on Social Media is @Ido8all (ido ate all) because I love food, so most of my time in NYC I’m looking for places to eat. The variety of burger places in the city is rad. Finding THE place for burgers was challenging and quite calorie heavy, however I’m happy to announce Burgers and Barrel as my winner because of the taste that makes you want to order more (even though you are completely full #TrueStory).”

Burger and Barrel is an American Pub and is owned by the renowned restauranteur John McDonald and Chef Josh Capon.

With a perfect location, in the heart of SoHo, they feature an award-winning burger named “Bash Burger”. Plus, they have an outstanding wine list.

Hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 11:30am – 10pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm
Friday: 11:30am – 11pm (kitchen) and 12am (bar)
Saturday: 11am – 11pm (kitchen) and 12am (bar)
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Location: 25 West Houston Street, SoHo

www.burgerandbarrel.com


Peacefood Cafe

“Go Vegan (?!) – I love meat and the more red, the better, however when my friend introduced me to Peacefood Cafe – next to Union Square, I just couldn’t believe how amazing Vegan Food can be (they fooled me with Fake Chicken).”

Moreover, the description on their website is surely the best one, so here it is:

Peacefood Cafe is named after the simple idea that peace begins on your plate. Two vegans founded Peacefood Cafe in 2009 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Eric, an antiques dealer, and Peter, an interior designer, believe the awareness of non-violence can be spread through feeding people with delicious vegan food.

Amazing, right?

This is definitely up our alley!

Hours:
Check their website to see the different locations.

Locations:
41 East 11th Street, Greenwich Village
460 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side

www.peacefoodcafe.com


Dominigue Ansel’s Bakery

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“I usually don’t eat anything sweet in the morning, but one thing can’t avoid having at least (1…2… and 3) are the Cronuts at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery… This is giving Bakeries totally new meaning.”

Dominique founded his Bakery in November of 2011 and in no time, was all over the news and receiving countless awards.

Today, it’s not a “behind the scenes” spot any more, but we have to confess it’s still top of our list for Bakeries in the City.

Oh! You might be asking “What is a Cronut?”. It’s a croissant and doughnut hybrid – surely to die for, and as Ido said, hard to eat only one.

Plus, to see more pictures and infos, see a post we’ve done exclusively about them!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Location: 189 Spring Street, SoHo

http://dominiqueansel.com


230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

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“I am probably not up-to-date with the latest trendiest rooftop bars in the city, but my heart is with one of my firsts 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar – because the drinks are accompanied with fantastic views of the City and always packed with mega chic crowd. #SelfieWithEmpireState is a must.”

It’s surely one of the best views of the Empire State Building you’ll get.

The place is beautiful, large windows, beautiful opened area, delicious food and cocktails, paired with a great crowd, as Ido said.

The Music? Well, during weeknights they play upbeat lounge and weekends, primarily 80’s, 90’s and House Music.

Hours:
Opened 7 days a week, all year long, from 4pm – 4am
Food served only up till 12am

Location: 230 Fifth Avenue, Flatiron

www.230-fifth.com


Shopping Spree

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“Shopping – When I’m not in Woodbury Common or The Mills at Jersey Gardens, you’ll find me searching for vintage clothes in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.”

Woodbury Common features over 220 stores including Tory Burch, Nike, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, The North Face and more. And, all of it at savings of 25{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} to 65{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} every day. They have a list of the best luxury brands with amazing discounts.

Contrary from Woodbury, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is a two-level indoor outlet mall in Elizabeth, located in New Jersey. It’s a great place to spend the day if you’re in the mood of shopping.

Williamsburg, or Willyb as we kindly call it, is definitely a great spot for shopping if you enjoy off the beaten track brands and vintage stuff. But, prices can get surprisingly high around there. We love it anyway.


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“You’ll always see me with my camera and phone when walking in the street of the City. However, one of the places I like capturing the most is Chelsea Piers – specially the skateboard park because it reminds me of Venice Beach in L.A., without the beach.”

Located on the Hudson River, Chelasea Piers offers over 25+ different sports if you’re into learning, practicing or even competing.

Moreover, they have great classes and competitions for kids and adults, plus a great health club and other dedicated event spaces.

Location: 23rd Street & Hudson River Park – 62 Chelsea Piers

www.chelseapiers.com


Hairrari East Village

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“If you are looking to cut your hair in a cool friendly place you should try Hairrari East Village. I absolutely love them and my new haircut!”

Hairrari was founded in 2011 by Magda Ryczko in Williamsburg.

Different from normal hair salon, Hairrari “flips the barber salon concept upside down once inside”.

They welcome girls and boys and can work on your unique dream hair style.

And, as they say: “Take a seat, grab a drink, and check out the local art on our walls while we take care of your hair up top and give you the look you want.”

Location:
34 East 1st Street, East Village

http://hairrari.com


We also asked Ido a few fun questions too:

What does NYC mean to you?

“NYC to me is my dream (and hopefully future) home. I have always been fascinated by the city and keep falling in love with it every single time that I’m there…”

Which famous New Yorker would you like to meet? And why?

“With no doubt, Jimmy Fallon. I’m always fascinated by talented people and he’s an example of someone who’s just good in everything he does. So, I would probably challenge him to cook me dinner and choose our outfits, while we do the history of rap 26.”

Do you have any embarrassing moments in the City, you’d looove to share?

“I have been to New York more the 18 times and consider myself as someone who “knows the city”. One night, after going out with my non-local friends, I was in charge of ‘navigating’ and instead of going Downtown to Brooklyn we ended up in Queens.

I felt so dumb, but I blamed it on the great wine we had. Luckily they were so tired and tipsy that they ended up forgiving me for this long ride. My tip here is go download and use CityMapper.


And, for more information on Ido and his amazing and inspiring work, take a look at his website.

http://ido8all.com

 

Photo Credits: Chris Loupos (portrait picture), Courtesy of the Venues, Insidertripps, LWYang, Greyline, Jie Jenny Zou, Jeff Gipson and Urban Omnibus

If we didn’t say Vegan, you’d never guess: Eat By Chloe NYC

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Last week we had lunch at Eat By Chloe NYC restaurant. Yup, every single thing is done with plant-based ingredients.

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The cool thing there is that for those who are not Vegan, or are a bit skeptic of this upcoming lifestyle, you’ll be surprised at how delicious and tasty everything is.

I’m Vegetarian, but was particularly craving for something “burger like” on this day, so I ordered The Burger Classic and it was i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. It’s made with tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut patty, pickles, onion, beet ketchup, special sauce, potato bun. Plus, it’s Gluten-free!

We also tried:

  • Quinoa Taco – spicy seitan chorizo, black beans, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, tortilla strips, crèma, agave-lime vinaigrette
  • Avocado Pesto Pasta – avocado-cashew pesto, grape tomatoes, almond parm, fresh basil – Gluten-free
  • Pesto Meatball – italian meatballs (portobello + veggie), marinara, sweet peppers, basil pesto, cashew mozz, almond parm, potato sub roll

…and for dessert:

  • Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
  • Raspberry tiramisu cupcakes
  • Chlostess cupcakes
  • Kale Cookies Ice Cream

The place has not even wrapped up it’s 1st year of life and these guys are have other locations popping up! Amazing work and definitely a huge success in New York!

Now, if you’re the type that craves sweets, they have launched Sweets by Chloe.

It’s just neighbor to the restaurant at Greenwich Village and we are sure you will find yourself in paradise! The sweets are really fantastic!

Wait! They there’s more! They already have 2 stores in Boston, 1 in Los Angeles and 1 in Providence (Rhode Island)!

Eat By Chloe NYC’s success is evident, right? As they say…”Eat Well. Eat with purpose.

Need help in NYC!?

We can put together a fantastic itinerary with the best spots, brands and events if you’re visiting New York City and need help! Take a look at our Concierge Services and see which options will suit your needs best!

If you are a company and would like assistance to organize breakfasts, dinners, cocktails and other events, contact our experts behind our Corporate Services.

Hours: Check their website for hours on each specific location!

Locations: 185 Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village | 60 West 22nd Street – Flatiron District | 240 Lafayette Street – SoHo | 171 North 3rd Street – Williamsburg | 1 Rockefeller Plaza – Rock Center (soon!) | 181 Front Street – South Street Seaport (soon!) | Sweet by Chloe – 185 B Bleecker Street – Greenwich Village

http://eatbychloe.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan

Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

“I Don’t Follow Recipes”, says Chef David Bouley

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David Bouley once said “I don’t follow recipes”, and completed it by saying: “You won’t become a good chef by following recipes!”.

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The four starred Michelin American chef, born in Connecticut, is best known for his French cuisine restaurant, Bouley.

With a fantastic background, he studied at the renowned Sorbonne in Paris. He had the opportunity to work with amazing chefs like Roger Vergé, Paul Bocuse, Joël Robuchon and Gaston Lenôtre.

Located in TriBeCa, Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting. In addition to the á la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $59 five course tasting menu for lunch. Plus, a $195 six course tasting menu for dinner.

In addition, there are tasting menus with the option of wine pairing, that you might really enjoy!

David Bouleys second restaurant, Brushstroke, also in TriBeCa, is “a joint venture between Chef Bouley and Japan’s top culinary school, The Tsuji Culinary Institute. Brushstroke offers a brilliant modern interpretation of kaiseki cuisine – a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Based entirely around tasting menus that change seasonally, kaiseki uses fresh ingredients to build a progression of flavors and sensations. And, with courses designed to be beautiful, delicious and surprising.”

Also, try out Bouley’s cooking classes at Test Kitchen, where you’ll be able experiment his cuisine with ideal wine pairing at $175/person.

And last, if you’re planning an event, but isn’t sure where to host your guests, go and visit Bouley Botanical! Chef Bouley created this gorgeous, fresh space. It offers you the possibility of experimenting food with all 5 senses while hosting private events. Everything from dinners, weddings, corporate parties, cocktails, etc).

The venue envelopes your guests in an environ of pure ingredients, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens. All supported by the largest bio-dynamic green house in New England.”

Bouley Botanical comfortably accommodates parties from 8 to 75 people for seated private dining events.  And, up to 100 people for receptions.

If you need help to organize a private party, contact our team for our Concierge Services, and if you’re a company, contact our experts and learn about our Corporate Services too!

We will help you organize an unforgettable event that can be anything from a birthday

Locations:  Bouley – 163 Duane Street, Brushstroke – 30 Hudson Street, Test Kitchen – 88 West Broadway, Bouley Botanical – 281 Church Street

www.davidbouley.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Bouley

Eva Baczynska: Top NYC Tips By A Beauty, Health & Travel Expert

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska

The Beauty, Health and Travel Expert, Eva Baczynska, shares her NYC tips! Take a look at 4 places in New York City that you’re likely spot her in!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tommy Mendes Photography

We invited the beautiful and talented Eva Baczynska from Travelle.Co to share her best beauty, health and cool tips in town!

Eva is always on the go and in and out of planes, so she decided to share with us what she does to keep always healthy, fit and in style.

See below her tips:


Beauty Tip: Ten Over Ten

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“With 3 nail salons in Manhattan (TriBeCa, Soho and Midtown), Ten Over Ten has a super unique store design that will make you feel at home while doing a manicure and pedicure! Plus, the have they own beauty product line!”

Locations:
119 West 56th Street, Midtown
132 West Houston Street, SoHo
112 Reade Street, TriBeCa
121 Fulton Street, Financial District

www.tenoverten.com


Wellness / Exercise Tip: The Fhitting Room

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“The Fhitting Room is a boutique fitness studio, with a super modern environment, offering small classes with huge amounts of calorie burn, lean muscle growth and amazing results! “Strong is the new skinny,” remember? I, myself, have tried the class! It was e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-n-g in a wonderful way! Results are definitely guaranteed!”

See more about them in this post we wrote.

Locations:
201 East 67th Street, Upper East Side
31 West 19th Street, Flatiron
584 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side

www.fhittingroom.com


Food Tip: Nourish Kitchen

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“Located in the West Village, Nourish offers amazing healthy, seasonally-influenced and locally-inspired takeaway foods and café!”

Location: 95 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Village

www.nourishkitchentable.com


Style Tip: Otte NY

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska Otte NY

“Otte NY is one of the coolest multi brand stores in town! Originally from Williamsburg, each of the 3 stores – Upper East Side, TriBeCa, West Village – have a unique mix of brands that ‘evokes the vibe of each neighborhood’.”

Locations:
121 Greenwich Avenue, West Village
37 North Moore Street, TriBeCa
1281 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side

http://otteny.com


Thank you, Eva, for the amazing NYC tips and congratulations for your fantastic work!!!

See more of her travel expert work on her website.

www.travelle.co

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Eva B. and Tommy Mendes Photography

The Nomad Truck: Wandering Fashion Boutique for Boho lovers

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Have you heard of The Nomad Truck? It’s a wandering fashion boutique that cruises New York City in great style!

WE BELIEVE THAT UNFORTUNATELY THIS PROJECT WAS TERMINATED!

This Nomad Truck we’re talking about is actually a “wandering fashion boutique offering a handpicked selection of ladies’ fashions from the back of a retrofitted delivery truck”.

You’ll be able to find amazing curated items from boho fashion pieces, to handmade jewelry. They are all carefully selected by he Founder, Jessie Goldenberg.

It’s definitely a different shopping experience and we incentivize you to try it!

Furthermore,  keep your eyes opened for the truck can be found in diverse locations. From street fairs, flea markets and colleges, too popping up on the streets of Flatiron, Soho, the Village, Williamsburg, and other parts of the city!

Take a look online to find our where she’ll be parking next, during the week!

A bit more about how it all started:

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“In 2013, I quit my full time job and bought a 24-foot aluminum box truck which I fittingly named Bertha. My 5-foot 2-inch stature needed two pillows to reach the gas and brake petals on Bertha. But, ask anyone around, I drove her like a champ.

The goal was to convert Bertha into a bohemian boutique-on-wheels. While the idea sounds like it came to me on a whim, many sleepless nights pouring over a business plan. And still, strategizing over fundraising, and maneuvering the intricate details of starting a business ensued.

The build out was a true labor of love with my family and friends donating their nights and weekends, time and skill. This was to make true this far-fetched idea I had of a traveling store a la gypsy caravan.

I will never be able to thank them enough. Nomad – The Wandering Fashion Boutique, took her maiden voyage from Brooklyn to the University of Delaware on April 10th 2013. ” ~ read more on the website.

In addition, see below a super cool video of Jessie’s adventure around the US!

In conclusion, we love the story, the idea, the products and the pursuit of a dream!

So, if you want to explore other Boho stores, you might want to take a look at this selection of some of the top Brooklyn vintage stores.

http://thenomadtruck.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Nomad Truck

Home Nature: Treating the Earth with Love and Care

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Home Nature works with treating the Earth with love and care! If you’re furnishing your new home, or is in the process of remodeling your current place, check out their eco-friendly décor!

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The NYC Snow Monsters intervention by Peter Regli at Flatiron Plaza

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In front of one of our most famous buildings in the Flatiron Plaza, Peter Regli exhibited a beautiful installment. The Snow Monsters intervention showed 12 amazing marble snowmen experiencing the several stages of melting.

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The Snow Monsters intervention presented by Dominique Lévy Gallery showcased during the month of March.
 
It’s was a fantastic and creative work! It amused not only visitors, but all New Yorkers that passed by the Plaza area. They became part of the beautiful scene in front of our famous Flatiron building, on 23rd Street.
 
This installment was part of a series called “Reality Hacking“, created by the Swiss-born artist Peter Regli. This series already add up to over 300 interventions around the globe. A remarkable number, for sure!
This one marks “his first large-scale sculptural intervention in New York City”.
 
These marbles sculptures were fabricated by the Hánhs – a Vietnamese family. Some of the most renowned Buddhist sculptures seen in temples are their art works.
 
Peter Regli is well-known for his public interventions around the world – a work that started back in 1996. We adore his disruptive, uncommon art works and how they interact with by-passers and the urban settings.
 
He explains:
I chose the snowman because of its Buddha-like nature. They appear briefly in the world, bring joy and evoke memories of childhood. Then, disappear again, melting away without complaint.
 
Lastly, we all know that New York City is one of the art capitals on this planet. So, if you’re all about culture and art experiences, let our experts cater the best places and events for you!
 
We have done projects with companies that bring clients to New York City and urge to impress. Let our Corporate Services experts organize the most memorable experiences for you! You’ll will impress!

Location: 23rd Street with 5th Avenue

www.dominique-levy.com

 

 

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Marlene Wetherell: A Vintage Fashion Gem in New York City

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New York City is known for being the world’s leading fashion capital! Not only is it overflowing with fantastic upcoming talents, but the NY vintage fashion scene is also breathtaking! Marlene Wetherell is a vintage fashion gem in the city!

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As we all know, New York City is the place to be for the ultimate shopping experience. But, many people do not know about the secret gems hidden in town. So, this is where we come in!

Marlene Wetherell vintage shop is one of these places!

Located in the Flatiron District, almost bordering Chelsea, the store is the paradise for the vintage lovers!

“Vintage fashion, at least for me, has always been about fantasy: the fantasy of the vintage pieces themselves; the fantasy of designers and design houses; and the fantasy of their historical and cultural manifestations in cinema, society, theater, literature, music, and photography.”

“I opened Marlene Wetherell Vintage fashion in the early 2000s in Chelsea, New York City. The goal was to present rare, yet wearable designer pieces — a curated selection that would always feel exceptionally at home in the present.

You’ll be able to find amazing pieces by renowned brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Céline and countless other fantastic names!

The items are carefully cared for and in very good shape!

You can also be lucky enough to bump into Marlene Wetherell!

She has obviously a great taste for fashion and is super polite. Plus, she’ll select some of the most amazing pieces you would never expect to fall so deeply in love with! She’s great and seeing what will work best for a client!

I love seeing the ways my clients find value in these pieces. Whether they’re wearing them in their daily lives, styling them in shoots, or using them as inspiration for one of their own designs.”

A vintage shopping tip: Don’t go out from head to toe in Vintage! Mix it with something modern and that will do the twist!

If you’re a vintage lover, take a look at these top Brooklyn vintage stores and a very unique vintage jewelry spot!

You might be planning a shopping trip to New York City, so let us tell you more about our exclusive Personal Shopping services. For the New Yorkers, you might be needing a closet cleanse or styling consultation, right!?

For companies and small businesses looking for specific Fashion & Trend Research Tours, let our experts curate it for you and your team!

We just love living in the world’s leading fashion capital and exploring the NY vintage fashion scene!

Location: 40 West 25th Street, Gallery 210

www.marlenewetherell.com

 

Photo credits: Veruschka by Richard Avedon for Vogue US March 1967-5 and courtesy of Marlene Wetherell

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