Category Archives: Staff Picks

Candy with a Side of Shimmer

Candy with a Side of Shimmer

As if channeling the offbeat wit of Willy Wonka, celebrated NYC fashion designer Cynthia Rowley is expressing her creativity on a new canvas. Her new Curious boutiques are a candy-coated fantasy of edible teacups, candy sailboats and salted caramel cotton candy. There are also party accessories – think cake plates, … Read More

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Get Your Green On

The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Few parades rival the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade for sheer staying power. Now readying for its 253rd trip up Fifth Avenue, this historic event – which predates the Declaration of Independence by 14 years – draws a sociable, high-spirited mix of green-garbed locals and visitors to NYC … Read More

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Farm-Fresh Food

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If ever there was a great time to cozy up next to a roaring fire and nibble on something warm and delicious, this is it. One of our favorite spots for indulging on a cold day is Friend of a Farmer, a charming little eatery that feels like it’s been … Read More

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Shop around corners

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If you’re in NYC on a weekend, don’t miss what we think might be one of Manhattan’s most exhilarating and unpredictable shopping destinations. It’s called Antiques Garage and it’s open for business only on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a must-see for anyone who loves looking (and looking) for a … Read More

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A Merry Market

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‘Tis the season for shopping and we can’t think of a merrier place to begin the search for the perfect gift than the Union Square Holiday Market. Some New Yorkers even say the holiday season doesn’t begin until the garland-festooned stalls are open for business. More than 150 vendors peddle … Read More

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