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New York City may be the best city in the world, but unfortunately it's not home to the best restaurant in the world. That title belongs to Noma, in Copenhagen, where Chef Renè Redzepi and his restaurant have earned the title in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Luckily, New York City is a city of world class cuisine and cultural events, and 92Y excells at connecting people from all over the world successful in different capacities.
92Y's series with acclaimed independent bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters (which sold books for signing after the event), brings world class chefs, cooks, and food personalities to speak on the Upper East Side.
Giving to charity can be hard work. Even if your heart is in the right place, sacrificing a little extra can jeopardize almost anybody's budget and although wanting to make a change may be easy, choosing to help is definitely much harder. Yet with Choose (Red)'s new campaign to help end the AIDS epidemic in Africa, people can now give a little extra without having to give anything extra at all.
Choose (Red) is a project initiated to help the Global Fund to Fight AIDS to achieve just that. Launched this month, Choose (Red) aims to encourage people to choose (Red) products starting in June to help contribute to AIDS and HIV prevention in Africa. Up to 50 percent of the money received from the purchase of (Red) products are directly contributed to the Global Fund. The catch is that all (Red) products cost the same amount of money as non-(Red) products. So by making the choice to buy (Red) products from a multitude of participating businesses, people will be automatically be helping by giving money towards this reputable cause.
This weekend is a big holiday weekend with Easter on Sunday and a lot of fun activities being planned throughout the city. Aside from Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, a very important Jewish Holiday is just around the corner.
For those of you who are not familiar with this religious holiday, Passover celebrates and remembers the story of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in ancient Egypt. This year, the holiday begins on the evening of Friday, April 6th and ends on Saturday, April 14th.
You've been here before. Your office's Secret Santa exchange is underway, and once again you're stuck with the creepy guy in Accounting. Or you've checked off all of your family members' names from your list...except your wild and crazy cousin. Or maybe you're just looking for the perfect gift for your significant other.
Joonbug's got you covered. Whether it's for the bro pack or the travelbug, we've come up with our best bets for a great gift-giving season. Just find out what your unsuspecting recipient is into, and we'll take it from there.
Wednesday night saved a spot for baggy fun; I attended Loomstate’s Our Magnificent Earth Day Celebration. The event was hosted by the label's designers Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay Hahn, with jewelry designer (and a Joonbug favorite), Pamela Love. I had an opportunity to speak with Scott about Loomstate's Surf capsule collection for Bloomingdale's; When asked about their competitors (i.e. Cynthia Rowley for Roxy and Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2010 collection), Scott seemed moved that his "hobby-turned-job" trend was being shared amongst a group of brilliant designers, and he boasted about Loomstate’s ability to keep their Bloomingdale's Surf Lodge capsule within an economical-friendly price range. The event housed a 20ft tall interactive psychedelic pyramid, which became the arena to 40 amazing drummers led by the magnificent Hisham Akira. Also available were face paintings, psychic readings and a guest appearance by fashion ‘it-girl,’ Becka Diamond.
“No instrument has spoken in more voices to more people than the guitar.”
Ever since Les Paul rigged electrical receiver components to a wooden 4x4 stud in a crude attempt to amplify the subdued sound of jazz guitar, the history of American music has been dominated by the use of guitars in every musical genre. Even the rising popularity of synth-produced electronic music in the 80s and 90s had numerous notable examples indicating that guitars are the main instrument of music delivery. The fact is, no other instrument has had such a lasting and encompassing effect on music history as the guitar.