Marisa Tom | March 17, 2011 2:12 pmIt's really inspiring to see the ways in which local businesses have rallied to raise awareness and encourage donations in a valiant effort to give back to Japan post-earthquake and tsunami devastation. Here are five restaurants offering up dishes and drinks whose proceeds will benefit disaster victims and Japanese relief organizations.
SushiSamba (245 Park Ave.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 17, 2011 8:30 amWithout hesitation, Vena Cava is on my shortlist of must-wear brands, and the designer duo and BFFs Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock are two of the coolest PopSugar City girls I know. The ladies haven't taken a break since debuting their 2011 Fall collection in February. Currently, Buhai and Mayock are in Vietnam, rounding up inspiration for Spring 2012 (talk about springing forward).Read More
Marisa Tom | March 16, 2011 8:00 amUPDATE: Truffle is no longer open.
This modern Gramercy bistro may be the new kid on the block, but that does not mean the New American fare is anything close to amateur. Truffle chef Paul Garey designed a starter menu that includes everything from a sweet Maine lobster three cheese mac-n-cheese and steamed buns filled with coconut-crusted shrimp to black truffle fries and semolina and parmesan-coated calamari.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 15, 2011 8:00 amBefore I moved to New York, I didn't even know what a bodega was. Correction: I always referred to it as a deli or a convenience store (which it is!) but never as "the bodega" on the corner. How quickly things changed.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 14, 2011 1:16 pmIn light of the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and many aftershocks that have deeply affected Japan, I want to provide a handful of ways in which we can all contribute to the relief effort. Here are four local donation options that will fund medical assistance, shelter relief, and rescue missions. If you are interested in finding out other ways you can help, check out a more complete list here.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 14, 2011 8:10 amI'm about 1/13th Irish, and that's certainly enough reason for me to make today's edition of Monday Detox all about the green. In this case, all things lean, green, clean, and hopefully, tasty, too. You'll recognize some detox favorites thrown into the mix along with some new verdant items to try.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 14, 2011 8:00 amTime to kick your bikini-body aspirations into high gear with two thoroughly intense but inspiring 90-minute Bootcamp Republic workouts. Owner Serena Puerta has created a network of locations, including spots in Central Park, Battery Park, Union Square, Washington Square Park, and Hell's Kitchen, that provide a great backdrop for your workout. Forget everything you associate with bootcamps.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 11, 2011 8:10 amWhat's on the menu this weekend? Well, you're lookin' at it. To cap off your week, perfect the (modern) art of eating at a pop-up restaurant, shop some fabulous collaborations newly debuted in the city, and if all else fails, start your Spring break immediately.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 11, 2011 8:05 amJust a couple weeks ago, we tipped you off to the Marc by Marc 10th anniversary festivities. First, the brand took over its Little Marc location in the West Village to offer an edited selection of "greatest hits," and the celebration continued last night with the launch of a throwback capsule collection, which debuted at Bloomingdale's (1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000) 59th street location. Not to fear, if you missed the kickoff, you can check out the sister special event at the Bloomingdale's SoHo location (504 Broadway, 212-729-5900) on Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.Read More