Inspired by the history and rise of the apothecary in Europe as well as the artistic influence of absinthe dens in 19th century Paris, Apothéke is the first of its kind. The entire experience from wandering down a hidden street to find the entrance, to tasting the first sip of a specialty cocktail made with exotic herbs and fruits – is a privilege. I have only experienced such take on mixology before at The Alchemist in Manchester, UK.
New York Perfect Summer Evening | New York, United States | This is what I call a New York perfect Summer Evening. Drinks at my favorite Manhattan hotel The Mark, over filthy Vodka Martinis EXTRA olives with my FAB client, planning her next trip to South East Asia. After that walk back home strolling by […]
DNA Magazine asked seven New York experts to share some of their favorite corners of the Big Old City; the places that might be off the Tourist’s Beaten Track, and we answered. Say WE, because I am featured as one of the seven experts with my insight on La Esquina, Mexican restaurant locate in NOLITA, which BTW made the cover of the article. Do you have the code ? if not read this article
Back in New York since last night, and today I got together with my two best friends, for a lovely lunch at Dovetail on the UWS. After a heavy brunch and to enjoy the beginning of the Spring season, since the day was gorgeous, we decided t walk and stopped at this charming Flea Market, which opens every Sunday from 10AM till closing. Green Flea Market, a nice alternative outdoor activity while in Manhattan. Columbus Avenue between W. 76 & 77 Streets, UWS. Food, vintage clothes, furniture and much more.
Yesterday, getting ready for the gala dinner I was assisting, at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards, I decided to pamper myself getting a nice facial at the fabulous GUERLAIN Spa, located within the stunning and iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, although I must admit, spoiled me, ha ha ha, I always come by the more exclusive side, by the Waldorf Towers, on 50th Street.
Rumored to be one of the best Bloody Mary’s in town, I had to get down there and try them myself. So I did. !!!! Along with my client Kathryn, we too advantage of the opportunity to meet for her to tell me everything about the last trip I planned for her and her family down to Argentina and Uruguay. We planned a date ad 6.30PM sharp.
Balthazar Restaurant a New York classic in SOHO | New York, United States | If there is a classic in the Big Apple, it is Balthazar. A beyond charming French Bistro in the heart of SOHO. Opened by Keith McNally in the spring of 1997, Balthazar offers a French menu prepared by chefs de cuisine Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson.
AIRE Ancient Bath Hamam experience in Tribeca | New York, United States | Yes you read right, now you can have your own Hamam experience in New York City at AIRE Ancient Bath. A Greek, Roman and Ottoman Empire influenced thermal bath, built in a former textile factory dating from 1883. Where body and soul come together and find equilibrium. AIRE, originally from Spain with three locations, now lands in the heart of Manhattan on Franklin Street, Tribeca.
New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building | New York City, United States | Yesterday I came out of my hotel in New York, part of my weekend plans to be a tourist in my own city, and right there it was, the New York Public Library, a building I have passed by a zillion times, but I have never taken the time to step inside and appreciate the beauty of the architecture and heritage.
Inside scoop on Fire Island at Gay Travel by Carlos Melia | GayTravel.com | Our very own Carlos Melia gives us his inside scoop on Fire Island at Gay Travel. Flaming as the top LGBT resort destination in New York. A thin barrier island off the coast of Long Island, gay and lesbian travelers flock here in droves every year for respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC. This small barrier island off the south coast of New York’s Long Island is home to two thriving gay resort towns: Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines.