Last Build Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:03:21 +0000
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Buying gifts can be tricky, especially when it comes to people who really matter to you. It takes a lot of time and effort just to think of a gift that your recipient will not only appreciate, but also enjoy. Face it: when it comes to gifts, men often just come up blank. Apart from the cliché gifts such as chocolates, flowers, and jewelry, most men don’t really have a clue what to get for their girlfriends or wives.
To help you come up with a memorable gift this Valentine’s Day, here is a guide to the top gift ideas for ...continue reading
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:16:51 +0000(image)
Twice a year, the who’s who of fashion gather together in New York City to celebrate one of the biggest weeks in the industry; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Each year there is a New York Show in February and September of each year. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be held in downtown New York City from February 9th through the 16th. This semi-annual New York Fashion show, which was previously known as New York Fashion Week, was held for many years in Bryant Park, however in 2010 the event was moved to Damrosch Park and was held at the Lincoln Center. ...continue reading
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Anyone who is in or has been in a relationship probably knows that Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for most couples. Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to make special memories with your significant other. If you live in the New York City area, you know that there is no better place in the country to make these special memories than in the Big Apple. With all the things to see and do in the city of New York, there is no end to the list of perfect Valentine’s Day activities that you and that special ...continue reading
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Over the past few years, plans have been set in motion to try and create an underground World Trade Center Memorial Museum. The museum was supposed to be created to commemorate all of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and was scheduled to open on September 11th, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the attacks. The museum would also be opening one year after the revealing of a September 11th memorial at the site of the buildings that in its first few months of opening, drew well over 1 million visitors. The museum is intended to add to the memorial and ...continue reading
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:55:01 +0000(image)
For truly authentic home-made chocolates and truffles that don’t come with a 3-figure price-tag, head to down-town SoHo for a live show and budget-friendly chocolate treats. At Kees, you can watch the intricate fancies being made before your eyes, and occasionally get to sample the mixture – if you’re very lucky. Prices start from $1.75.
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With stained glass windows and pristine marble floors, Veniero’s in New York’s East Village has all the character and charm you’d expect of a traditional Italian eatery, with a 100-year history to add to its authenticity. Venerio’s specialize in a particularly indulgent treat in the form of pastries and cakes. From chocolate mousse cake, to chocolate dipped biscotti, your tastebuds are in for a treat. Enjoy a cup of authentic Italian filter coffee as you peruse the stunning wedding cakes showcased along the counters, and take in the aroma of fresh baking as it wafts from the creative kitchen.
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Situated in cosmopolitan Bay Ridge, Hinsch’s old ice cream parlor is still as popular as when it first opened in 1949. With a simplistic menu offering omelettes and various filled sandwiches, it soon becomes apparent that the real appeal of Hinsch’s is the homemade ice-cream. Come rain or shine, there are always customers ordering cones and sundaes. Candy jars still adorn the shelves behind the counter containing old favourites such as jelly beans and bon bons, as well as fudge and toffee. If you don’t have time to soak up the traditional American diner atmosphere, grab yourself a frozen yoghurt or ...continue reading
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Cupcakes don’t get fancier than the frosted creations at Lady M. Boutique. The desert restaurant is decidedly bijou, but don’t let this distract you from the mouth-watering array of cakes on offer. The 30-layer crepe cakes are particularly popular in flavours ranging from Green Tea, to Vanilla. Prices are a little high end, but this is the kind of place real “ladies” lunch.
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The idea of chocolate heaven comes in many shapes and forms, however Godiva Boutique at Times Square is a paradise of nostalgic fancies and indulgent whims which take this ideal to the next level. Row upon row of truffle-lined trays beckon through the glass windows of this chic confectionery boutique, and if that doesn’t tempt you, the wafting scent of cocoa surely will. With prices starting at just $10 you can afford to nab yourself a wickedly sinful treat, or if you’re feeling a little more indulgent, take a look at selection boxes priced upward of $20. While you’re here, why ...continue reading
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 06:39:26 +0000(image)
Alternative music still plays a huge part in the culture of New York City, and this tiny store opposite what was once Tower Records is a testament to the fact that the best one’s can survive any down-turn. Located in prime East Village position, Other Music caters for the indie, grunge and alt. Rock genres – much of which can’t be found in the other independents. Whether it’s the latest Kings of Leon album, or something more obscure, it’s more than likely to be stocked here. Look out for details on in-store performances by local prog rock bands, many of which ...continue reading