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Seduce your Palate with Olma Caviar


Delight your palate at Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar. Located in the prestigious Plaza Food Hall inside The Plaza Hotel, Olma is a prime luxury spot to seduce your taste buds with the finest selection of black & red caviar…paired with champagne, of course.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, this elite caviar producer was founded in 2001. Dozens of types of Olma’s black and red caviars are imported from overseas and Alaska. From lavish, juicy sweet Salmon Red Caviar, to profoundly nutty tasting Hackleback Caviar and more, Olma certainly offers a luxurious selection of this delicacy to guests.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Exclusive Interview: Nick Hakim

If James Brown's voice and Frankie Valli's voice had a bearded voice-baby, it would be the incomparable sound of Nick Hakim. With his soulful songs and haunting melodies, the D.C.-native-turned-Brooklynite has made a name for himself by invading a music space that seems empty with monotony.

Drawing from the roots of R&B and blues, Nick Hakim creates music that is both raw and emotive. And with the release of two separate EP-turned-full length albums this past year, you won't find a shortage of tunes to be captivated by.

NEED TO KNOW
Exclusive Interview With Riot Ten: The Man Behind The Mask

Christopher Wilson, better known by stage name Riot Ten, is set to have his best year yet. He came to relevance after dropping his rambunctious remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.

Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: DJ Tim Mason @ Lavo

British import DJ Tim Mason is landing in NYC this Saturday, January 24th at Lavo, the Midtown hotspot known for its industrial-chic vibes and bottle service.

Earning praise from powerhouses like Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers and Calvin Harris, Tim Mason is also a favorite of the club and festival circuit, whose hard-hitting sets turns up the dance floor where he goes.

Turn your Saturday night UP and get info/tix here.

What: DJ Tim Mason @ Lavo

When: Saturday, January 24th, 11pm

Where: Lavo, 39 E 58th St., New York, NY

DIPLOMATICO RUM Emily Abrams
A Look at the U.S. Final of the Diplomático Rum World Tournament

The judges have spoken. Nick Meyer of Brilliantshine in Santa Monica, California, won over the judges in the U.S. final competition of the Diplomático Rum World Tournament with his cocktail “Chimpin’ Aint Easy”. Meyer will now be the U.S. Ambassador at the World Tournament in Venezuela this upcoming April where representatives from 28 countries will compete for the title of Diplomático World Ambassador. The U.S final competition took place this past Monday, January 12th, at the Domaine Select Wine Estates headquarters in New York City.

WEEKEND PICKS
Girls & Boys with Knife Party, Cash Cash and Pierce Fulton @ Webster Hall

Webster Hall's famed weekend party Girls and Boys is on schedule, as usual, for this Friday. But this weekend has a little something special in store: Big Beat will be presenting a very special edition of Girls & Boys, bringing onboard Australian EDM duo, Knife Party, on tour after the release their much-awaited studio album, Abandon Ship (2014). Staying true to their signature mixes and unmistakebale bass, duo Rob Swire and Garth McGrillen, will be headlining and continuing the tradition of a pulsating good time at Webster Hall's Girls & Boys.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Full On with Ferry Corsten, Max Vangeli and Mike St. Jules @ Space Ibiza NY

Ferry Corsten is one name that does not need any kind of an introduction. With over fifteen years of influence in the world of EDM, House, and Trance, the Dutch DJ and producer is bringing his unmistakeable remixes and brand new three-part EP to our very own Space Ibiza New York. After recently dropping the first single from the first part of his EP 'Hello World', he's beginning his North American tour at Space Ibiza New York on Friday, January 23rd.

FIRST COURSE
Italian Resto SD26 Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Fundraising Bash

Yes, it’s Monday again so how about a little pick-me-up: SD26, the high-end Italian eatery in Flatiron, is celebrating their 5th Anniversary tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20th) with a delicious fundraising bash, and you can still get in for some good time, great food, all for cool cause.

Successor to owner Tony May’s San Domenico restaurant, which flourished on Central Park South for two decades, SD26 is a contemporary update on its more stately and classic predecessor. SD26’s sleek interior and iPad-clad wine-list may point to the restaurant’s repositioning towards a younger crowd but the restaurant’s acclaimed, modern interpretations of classic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine still marks the establishment as a destination for NYC gourmands of any generation.

MAS Bisjoux at Intermix: The New


Your favorite boutique, both on and off-line, Intermix, just hooked up with stunning designer jewelry brand Mas Bisjoux, and is now displaying their glittering line of accessories in some of their NYC stores! The line features gorgeous gold pendants (both rose and yellow) featuring signature unicorns, seahorses and features, as well as long pendants designed to hold secret messages.

The beautiful collection is designed by Morgan Shara, founder of MAS Creative; a luxury lifestyle consulting company who focuses on high-end interior design and custom designed jewelry. Shara partnered with Karin Wilzig, who designed modern costume jewelry worn by the likes of Lady Gaga for her brand Bisjoux. Shara took Wilzig’s elegant deisgned and turned them into the Mas Bisjoux golden collection accented with diamonds.

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