Month: October 2015

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Something Borrowed, Something New: 8 Restaurants for Adventurous Couples

We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this next post. Are you the type of couple that dreams of jetting off to Europe on a moment’s notice? Maybe it’s backpacking through Asia you crave, or sailing through the Caribbean islands, lazily lingering over a beachy drink in the briny ocean air. While we can’t all escape to our dream destinations this weekend, a few choice restaurants offer a delicious taste of adventure — enough to make us feel magically transported for an evening (and cheaper than a flight to Paris!) New York City Mission Chinese Food At the revamped New York outpost of the San Francisco cult favorite, Chef Danny Bowien delivers his fiery, creative takes on classic brasserie fare with Asian-American flavors. The menu showcases a blend of Sichuan heat and spice, served up in a chic Lower East Side space decked out with a roomy bar, communal tables and red banquettes. Toro Boston-based Co-Chef/Owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette bring their Barcelona-style tapas bar to New York, with an eclectic menu combining regional Spanish …


Breakfast in Bed Essentials

For those mornings when you wake up feeling regal, breakfast in bed should be your first royal treatment of the day. Here are our go-to picks, specially selected for Your Highness. Monthly Coffee Subscription Fuel your addiction without even leaving the house! Coffee experts hand select their favorite artisanal roasts for caffeine aficionados just like you. All you have to do is sign for the package. Butler’s Tray This multi-purpose tray is perfect for when you’re used to being waited on hand-and-foot or just need to spice up your coffee table decor. Plus, it has an Art Deco vibe for the sophisticate in you. Waffle Dippers Pan Attention! This is not your average wedding registry waffle maker. Say goodbye to boring old squares and welcome waffle sticks into your life. Perfect for dipping and getting that batter-to-syrup ratio just right. Compact Juice Fountain Nothing like a fresh glass of OJ in the morning, right? This juicer has all the functions you love from bigger versions, just in a more compact size. City dwellers, rejoice! Morandi Bud Vase …


Dining to Impress: 9 Restaurants to Bring the Future In-Laws

We consulted our friends at Reserve, the latest and greatest dining concierge, on this next blog series. We know where to eat can be just as stressful as deciding on what flavor of wedding cake you want, so read more to hear it from the pros. Here are a few of their favorite spots in three cities across the country to take the parental units for a meal that will make them welcome you to the family: New York City Telepan Telepan is a greenmarket-focused New American eatery with dishes focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients and local seafood. Located in a sophisticated brownstone, the restaurant’s dining room is unpretentious but still sophisticated. Quality Italian Quality Italian features reimagined adaptations of traditional steakhouse fare, served up in four unique dining rooms that draw inspiration from the traditional butcher guilds found throughout Italy. With showstoppers like Chicken Parm Pizza and to-die-for garlic bread — as well as a wine list bursting with over 325 bottles from around the world — what’s not to love? Pearl & Ash Pearl & Ash …