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Meet Carlos Melia, the ultimate travel extraordinaire and founder of Luxury Gay Travel Network. He is a full-service luxury bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. We sat down with Carlos to get the inside scoop on his favorite world destinations. How did you get your start in the travel industry? … Continued
Growing up in Brooklyn, Chef Ralph Scamardella has always been involved with food. He worked in restaurants ever since he can remember, and began his high-end dining career in 1978 at The Plaza Hotel. As a current chef and partner at Tao Group, Chef Ralph’s latest project is the massive hot spot, Avra Madison. We sat down with the impressively successful … Continued
Meet Eliza Blank, the ultimate lady boss of The Sill, a bohemian plant shop in the Lower East Side. Eliza grew up in Massachusetts and moved to New York City to go to NYU for communications. During her move from a rural green area to the concrete jungle of Manhattan, she started missing nature; which is how … Continued
Michael Minnillo is the General Manager of The French Laundry in Yountville, California. Known for their exquisite prix-fixe menu served in a charming farmhouse, this California classic is the epitome of fine dining. With Thomas Keller at the helm, they ensure that no single ingredient is ever repeated throughout the entire meal so that the guest experiences a … Continued
The Swellife, a new fashion boutique on wheels, opened in May in Rockaway beach. Founded by Katie Long, a former editorial fashion stylist for W Magazine, Net-a-Porter and more, this revamped cookie truck serves up unique, bohemian finds, including Solid & Striped swimwear, Tatine candles, Hammamas Turkish towels, Giles & Brother jewelry, John Derian plates and other handmade pieces. We … Continued
After opening two wildly successful restaurants in Paris and writing a cookbook, Chicago-native Chef Daniel Rose opened his first U.S. restaurant in Manhattan this year at 11 Howard. Partnering with restauranteur Stephen Starr, Chef Daniel’s new hot spot, Le Coucou, boasts upscale French cuisine in a stunning, chandelier-studded space. We chatted with Chef about Le Coucou, his … Continued
Growing up in with Indian parents in Montreal, Chef Nira Kehar faced many obstacles on her journey to opening New Delhi’s first French brasserie, Chez Nini. Several challenges presented themselves; not only was it difficult to make it as a female in a predominantly male world, but also being an outsider. Although Chef Nira looked the part as a … Continued
Brian Newman rules the Manhattan music scene. Not only is he a master trumpet player, but he’s also a spectacular singer and the leading man in Lady Gaga’s band. We sat down with the coolest jazz player in town to talk career, style, city favorites and more. How did you get into jazz? I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and I … Continued
It’s no secret that boutique workouts are the latest craze in fitness. New to the scene is CITYROW, a unique rowing gym that will have you signing up again and again. Their signature class ($32) is a low-impact, total-body burn that balances both cardio and strength training. We sat down with Helaine Knapp, the founder of this boutique fitness … Continued
“Go out often enough, and the Foodie Magician will materialize at the edge of your table…” — NY Times Watch what happened when our Founder, Bicé Grobstein, ran into Josh Beckerman, AKA The Foodie Magician, at one of our favorite hangouts – The Roost.   It’s your turn to get foodie’d. Click to email your lifestyle curator to … Continued