Categories Fashion, Sales

Sample Sales: Asics, Marc Jacobs, and Gilt City

April showers doesn’t just bring May flowers but it also brings some awesome sample sales.  A very popular crowd favorite is back which is Gilt City Warehouse Sale.  This isn’t your ordinary sample sale.  There is normally a cover charge, cocktails, mini-massages, coconut water, and DJs.  With brands such as Chloé, Valentino, Tibi, Sandro, Maje, The Kooples, Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Jimmy Choo, Tom Ford, Paul Smith and John Varvatos.  What is not to love about this sale?  Click the link and get your tickets ASAP.

Below I have also listed two other sample sales you should add to your calendar for this month.

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Categories Fashion, Sales

Sample Sale: Frye

Happy Monday DC Fam!  Frye has a sample sale that starts tomorrow and we don’t want you to be the last to know.  This is one that you need to set that alarm and grab a latte with extra shot of espresso.

 

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Categories Food

La Salle Dumpling Room In Harlem

Happy Monday and I hope you all are starting off this week on the right foot.

Let’s have have a moment of honesty!  Finding a great Chinese restaurant above 110th is a difficult task in itself!  And to clarify I am NOT referring to your local Chinese TAKEOUT SPOT.  I am referring to a nice sit down establishment that is not Asian Fusion and stays in their lane.  There are far too many “Japanese restaurants” with big menus also selling Chinese and Thai food. (more…)

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Categories Food

Cupcake Market

This cupcake shop in East Village takes art and desserts to a whole other level.  Their cupcakes, cakes, and celebrity inspired cookies have caught the eye of many New Yorkers and has created some awesome Instagram posts.  Back in December we shared with you the Drake Cake on our IG page.

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Categories Fashion, Sales

Sample Sale: Aquatalia

What better news to deliver on a Monday than a sample sale that starts on tomorrow?  Aquatalia is known for their high quality leather and the majority of their sleek styles being water-resistence shoes.  Check out their IG for some awesome shoe inspo for the spring/summer season coming up.

 
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Categories Food

Carmine’s

Carmine’s is something you have to experience at least once in your lifetime.  And when you go bring a crew, wear loose top, and put on some stretch pants!  Carmine’s is an Italian restaurant serves family style portions and they could care less about you preserving your girlish figure!  Their first location opened up in 1990 on the Upper West Side and since then they have expanded to a second location near Times Square and three others outside of NYC.  I recommend the one on the Upper West Side because it will have less tourists, and it is the first of their locations.  I strongly encourage making reservations and have at least three or more in your party if y0u plan to successfully conquer this food mission.

For dinner, I had the calamari as an appetizer and their special pasta for that night.  The calamari was average and nothing to really rave about besides the large portion.  Now lets get into this pasta that is featured below! Scallops, shrimp, calms, mussels, garlic, tomatoes, and a white wine sauce.  It taste even better than it looks!

Contact Info:

Twitter:  @Carminesnyc

Instagram:  @Carminesnyc

http://www.carminesnyc.com

 

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Categories Food

Thai Villa

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Honestly, truly, Thai Villa HAS to be the best Thai food I have had in NYC.  I understand that is a strong statement, but I stand by it.  Feel free to reference my previous post about my favorite Thai spots in NYC.  Thai Villa takes the cake with the ambiance, decor, food, and service.  I originally discovered them while I was sitting in my office and craving Thai food in the Flatiron area of Manhattan.  Thai Villa has been my go-to since they offer amazing lunch specials for under $20.  What is so sad is the food is so good that every time I go I forget to take pics of my food to share it with The DC fam.  Featured below is my favorite dish which Chicken Pad Kra Prow. (more…)

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Categories Food, Uncategorized

NEW RESTAURANT: SAUCE & BARREL

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This past week I got to check out the new restaurant on the block in Financial District.  Sauce & Barrel has already been mentioned in Eater and Gotham and they have only been open a little over two months now. (more…)

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Categories Food

BLACK TAP

Black Tap is known for their IG-worthy photos of ice cream shakes.  I finally got a chance to check em out last night at their SoHo location.  I got lucky because I only had to wait 5 minutes to be seated.  I have seen long lines of people (more…)

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Categories Food

HAPPY HOUR: SALA ONE NINE

As New Yorkers happy hour is an important destination stop in between leaving the office and home.  The commute in this bustling city is enough to drive anyone insane, and making a good cocktail ater work NECESSARY!  I recently visited Sala One Nine in the Flatiron (more…)

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