Spring has sprung into action, and so have all your favorite designers of menswear. For years now, fashion for men has been developing from more than just suits and slacks, into daring pieces that play with silhouettes, experiment with color, and give innovation to the consumer. This year is no different. Three key trends men should be ripping from the runway this spring are Prints & Patterns, Fit &Tailoring, as well as Color.
Prints & Patterns are great for the budding businessman and the more classic male who doesn’t want to get to out there with his wardrobe, but still wants to stay current. This season the runways were a blaze with prints from designers like Vivienne Westwood, and Sarah Burton who awed with a bronze combination gold and silver metallic blazer with matching trousers for Alexander McQueen (see left). The bolder male “fashionistas” can go to the extreme, while the further subdued can opt for more subtle approaches like Viktor & Rolph’s zigzag patterned black and silver suit also featuring a metallic finish (see slideshow).
Glam Media, Inc., creator of Foodie.com, revealed their inaugural Foodie Top 100 Restaurants of the World list, showcasing the most exceptional restaurants around the globe. Their first print guidebook will be available this Fall with in-depth restaurant profiles, stunning photos, must-order dishes and critics' insider tips. Restaurants are nominated based on whether their food is exceptional first, and whether the décor, service, and drinks program complement the dining experience within the context of the food. This format paves the way for recognition of superb restaurants that may not fit into the narrower, more traditional definition of “world class” or star ratings.
Valentine's Day. You either love it or hate it. Whether you are spending the day with a lover or wincing at all things pink with a friend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. We've got the best of the best activities going on in New York City for this romantic holiday. From the best prix fixe menus in town to fun ways to sultry cruises on the Hudson, we've got you covered.
Fall in Love Again at The Sanctuary Hotel: What better way to spend lovers' day than with a romantic getaway at this luxuury boutique hotel? The hotel's Fall in Love Again Package includes romantic dinner for two at Haven Rooftop, rose petals where it matters most (wink), melt in your mouth chocolate truffles, Mile High Tease Intimacy Kit, and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Rates begin at $329 and the package is valid from February 10th- 17th.
Three new restaurants are debuting in South Beach this December, and two of them not only carry pedigrees to get excited over but are also suggesting that perhaps Miami Beach is becoming America’s newest - and most stylish - Little Italy. SoBe has been attracting models, artists, and entrepreneurs from Italy ever since their paesano, Gianni Versace, put the southernmost part of Miami Beach on the map, and the resulting migration is making South Beach a veritable mecca for Italian-from-Italy cuisine representing everywhere from Sicily and Sardinia to Piedmont and Venezia. The other restaurant, while Italian by way of its designer from Bologna, is a departure from the pizzas and pastas of the other two and promises to offer a farm-to-table concept with an international flair. Just in time for Art Basel!
On February 21-24 2013, South Beach foodies are in for a treat when the The Food Network's South Beach Food & Wine Festival presented by FOOD & WINE puts Miami into a much anticipated food coma. The 2013 line-up boasts renowned chefs, culinary personalities, wine and spirits producers. Below we've rounded up the best events of the four day festivities.
Latin cuisine is all the rage these days and there's no better place to enjoy it than at Pampano Botaneria. The small downstairs brother to Richard Sandoval's Pampano, this smaller, more casual half of the restaurant is the way to go. This dimly lit, romantic setting makes anyone want to hunker down for a feast. The best part of this place is that all menu items are served tapas-style...which means you don't have to pick and choose what you want, you can try everything!
There are a few approaches you could take to your ensemble come 4th of July and depending on what styles you like, we think we have one that will fit your needs. Read on and get inspired by these looks for your day of dazzling out with American pride!
Classic + Clean
For those of you who appreciate preppy appeal, this one is a shout out specifically to you. There is never anything wrong with going for a simple, classic look on the 4th of July and if you’ll be out and about, or walking around, this is a great way to stay looking fashionable while feeling comfortable. We love the combination of these Marc by Marc Jacobs Slip on Loafers ($275), paired with this classic white button-down ($42.50), and these polka-dot organza shorts ($130) to jazz the look up a little!
New York City is bustling with great watering holes so it's really not necessary to skip town for the holiday. If you're hanging around this week, check out this list of great 4th of July cocktails served up at great local bars. Sad to be missing out? Don't worry, we also have some DIY recipes for some patriotic 'tails.
Williamsburg’s MyMoon, serves a Red, White and Blue Sangria ($8 glass, $30 carafe) made with Maprecco Vinho Verde (white wine) and topped with strawberries and blueberries. The drink is also extremely aromatic thanks to the addition of Capel Pisco, a floral brandy made with Muscat grapes. Enjoy it on MyMoon’s sprawling outdoor patio.
At last night’s Mr. Porter Suits & Style event, the combination of cocktails, television and fashion created the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening. At first glance, onlookers walking around the High Line probably wondered why men in check shirts and bow ties, holding big, white umbrellas were escorting people along the walkways. Or why there were women with clipboards manning the roped off entrance; or even why were there 1960s hits blaring from the speakers inside? Little did they know it was a cocktail party and fashion show hosted by Mr. Porter and Vanity Fair Magazine to celebrate the USA hit T.V. series, Suits.
Sweltering heat us upon us New Yorker's and there's only one way to cool off -- and it doesn't involve jumping in the Hudson River. Restaurants and bars are now offering up cooling treats that are perfect for a hot summer's day. Starting June 4th, Spice Market is kicking off the outdoor drinking season with Patio Pitchers. Pitchers of their signature Ginger Margarita of Passion Fruit Sangria, which are normally $48, will be a steal for $24 4-7pm during the week when you sit on the outdooor patio. Highpoint Bar & Bistro will be serving up two very different watermelon-themed treats.