Things We Love ❤️️
As a kickoff to February and of course Valentine's Day, we thought we would share with you a list of things we love. As a diverse group of 5 team members we are always sharing places and items with our clients and of course getting great recommendations from them as well. Enjoy!
The Marlton Hotel Lobby
Built in 1900, The Marlton Hotel is the perfect answer to the bitter cold of NYC in February. The lobby bar is the perfect place to relax by a roaring fire and catch up with friends.
5 West 8th Street
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RED THREAD GOOD DREAMY™ COLD BREW
Dreamy is a blend of Peruvian and Colombian Fair Trade Organic. You take one part Dreamy, one part water, add in one part inspiration, and you begin to discover the secret to our signature Dreamy blend with undertones of chocolate and almond.
Every ounce of Red Thread cold brew concentrate is made with Organic Fair Trade beans. The cold brew process results in a super smooth-tasting iced coffee that has no bitterness and leaves no acid taste, unlike traditional hot-brewed coffees. Each 32 ounce bottle of cold brew concentrate makes 64 ounces of coffee (8 big glasses, or 10 cups)—just add cold water and serve over ice to make iced coffee, or add boiling water (or hot milk) to make a steaming cup of hot coffee. No equipment, no grounds, no mess.
The pizza at Saraghina
Located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Saraghina is by far our favorite pizza spot. Opening in 2009, Saraghina has received accolades from The New York Times, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker for it's authentic Neapolitan brick oven pizza. Specials change daily and as The New York Times wrote:
"DON’T be fooled: Saraghina is a restaurant in pizzeria’s clothing. Yes, the front dining room is dominated by a wood-burning oven; the pizzaiolo learned his craft from Michele Iuliano of Luzzo’s; and the menu, a single sheet of paper, lists little more than six Naples-style pizzas ($10 to $15). But really, Saraghina is a trattoria — you just need to seek out the specials, an appealing selection of salads, antipasti, pastas and seafood dishes that change daily. It’s home cooking, or at least the kind of uncomplicated food some stylish Italians might throw together at their weekend house."
By far our favorite home appliance is the Oreck Steam It. It's the perfect size for a NYC apartment. Just add water, turn the Steam-It on, and it heats up in less than a minute – creating a high-temperature, low-moisture dry steam that quickly removes dirt and deep cleans virtually any hard floor surface. To sanitize those particular hard floor areas just focus the steam on high while mopping for at least 5 seconds.*** It also cleans windows spot-free, cleans kitchen and bath fixtures, tile and grout, helps remove stains from furniture and car upholstery, and even freshens pillows and mattresses.* And surfaces are dry within minutes!
Butter & Scotch
Butter & Scotch is a bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where they pour delicious cocktails, serve dream desserts, and where you can catch us brunching hard on the weekends. One of our favs is the Birthday Cake, YUM!!
"Manhattan, when I was young" by Mary Cantwell
This fascinating autobiography follows Mary Cantwell, a fashion magazine writer in the 1950's, through her journey through Manhattan. Following her path across 5 different apartments and numerous parties, career choices and relationships we get to glimpse a part of NYC history that many of us missed. Truly a must read for any lover of New York City.
Dean & Deluca Sanded Gummy Peaches
A part of the Sweet Life gift tin the Sanded Gummy Peaches are one of our favorites! The tin also includes; Napoleon Sours / Sanded Fruit Salad / Gummi Bears / Sanded Gummy Peaches / Gummy Lobsters / Gourmet Jelly Beans. Great gift for a friend or just for yourself.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry
Keeps manicures beautiful up to 10 days. Exclusive acrylic polymer complex helps get you out of the door in a flash. Just 30 seconds to set. High gloss superior shine. Double UV filters shield manicure from fading and discoloring. Helps resist chipping. Salon Tested. Dermatologist Tested.