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Meet Claire Chan, the restaurateur behind the rustic West Village cafe, The Elk. She now brings us Bar Beau, the Williamsburg bar serving coffee by day and cocktails by night. We sat with Claire to chat about her passion for food + hospitality and how she transitioned from the fashion industry to the culinary scene. … Continued
Meet Nadine Head-Gordon, the astrologer behind Nadine Jane Astrology, the Instagram and YouTube platforms that deliver astrological insights through beautiful imagery and language. We sat with Nadine to chat about her passion for the stars and how she channeled it into an educational social media platform that has attracted over 35k followers. What is your … Continued
Meet Andrew McDonald, the man behind Upstairs Design, an NYC-based interior design studio focused on transforming un-inspired, mundane spaces into masculine homes of sophistication and taste. We sat down with him to talk design and neighborhood favorites. What led you to interior design? After graduating with an art degree, I began my professional career in … Continued
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
Meet Bicé, the lady behind Concierge Redefined. Her Manhattan-based boutique lifestyle management firm, which launched in March 2016, is now the preferred concierge for some of the city’s most sophisticated residences and corporations including 626 1st Avenue (American Copper Buildings), 210 W 77th Street and The Real Deal Magazine. In celebration of CR’s 1-year anniversary, … 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