Lunch at BXL Zoute, the Best Belgian Restaurant in New York City

Enjoy Belgian moules frites in Flatiron at BXL Zoute

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The Lotos Club

My alma mater hosted a beautiful alumni reception at The Lotos Club on East 66th and Fifth Avenue last week. I didn’t really take photos. Even if I had, I doubt that the photos would have done the elegant setting justice. I only wish that I captured the evening cocktail—appropriately named “The Vanderbilt,” it mixed […]

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Summer 2016 in Pictures

After two difficult years, this summer has made up for time I thought I already lost.  It was the first summer that I wasn’t either living or spending an extended period of time in Rhode Island—I thought I was going to be stuck in suburbia, perhaps make the occasional trip to New York City. I […]

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Effy’s Kitchen | Spanish Harlem, NYC

My friend Cara took me to a hidden gem for bottomless brunch in her neighborhood. We ventured a few short blocks from Upper East Side to check out Effy’s Kitchen towards the outer edge of Spanish Harlem. The restaurant’s bottomless brunch special–one main dish with endless mimosas–costs only $20. If you’re trying to find a […]

Read More to Host Garance Dore in NYC

I’ve kept my eyes peeled for Fashionista’s next event since I attended their How to Make it in Fashion conference last fall. On April 27, Garance Doré—blogger, illustrator, photographer and author—will be Fashionista’s guest speaker for their upcoming NYC meet-up. Doré is a part of the “first wave” of successful fashion bloggers to truly run […]

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Chef Francois Payard Unleashes the ‘Macaronut’ for 2016 Macaron Day

For the 7th annual Macaron Day NYC, pastry chef Francois Payard has raised the bar with the ultimate hybrid confection. Meet the macaron donut, lovingly dubbed as the “macaronut” by social media outlets. It only makes sense that Payard—an accomplished pastry chef as well-decorated and praised as his beautiful pastries—would dream up such a concoction […]

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