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CITY / April 27 2012 9:56 AM

Green Eggs and Ham: Organic Brunch Spots in NYC

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The weekend is — finally! — upon us and while you may have already picked out your perfect brunch outfits and hotspots, perhaps you’re looking for an organic alternative to honor the earth and satiate your appetite for all things green. Try one of these five eateries then why not continue your sustainable supping at New York’s eco-friendly bars so by the time Monday rolls around you’ll have to drag yourself out of whatever brunch-induced coma you ate yourself into.

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CITY, CULTURE, FASHION / April 25 2012 2:03 PM

What to Wear & Where to Brunch in NYC

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Sunday brunch is a sacred time when the party animals roll out of the glittering gutter and throw major shade at a stuffed omelet, and toss back a mimosa and several Bloody Marys. Brunch is the silkiest hair of the dog and you’ve got to look your smoothest. Stumble on over to five of our favorite places to drink and munch on brunch, and theme yourself aprop. 

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CITY, CULTURE / April 12 2012 9:49 AM

VICE Takes It to the Disco in New Web Series

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Our friends over at VICE have gone from the international runway back to more familiar territory: in da club. Its latest web series in collaboration with HeinekenDiscotecture, follows five young New York-based designers from different disciplines as they come together to create their vision of the ”nightclub of the future,” with a little advice from some of the best in the industry, to be presented to the public at the Milan International Design Fair this month. Featuring interviews with iconic nightclubbers and nightlife personalities including David Byrne, Andre Balazs,  Michael Musto and Amy Sacco, a new episode airs every Monday at vice.com. Check out the trailer after the jump!

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CITY, FASHION / April 11 2012 11:00 AM

Treat Mind, Body & Sole to a $50 Spa Week Treatment at Saks

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April has us heart deep in eco-month, and our soul feels great. Now let’s focus on the sole (and the rest of the body). Spa Week starts next week, and with it comes $50 spa treatments!! Sometimes saving your wallet and your body can be as important as saving the world. And if you hit up the Halcyon Days Salon & Spa at Saks or Neiman Marcus, you can take your utterly relaxed self down to the shoe department, and spend what you saved on the Spa Week special on a new pair of neon Prada pumps. Anything to wash away the feeling of the low spa slipper…

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CITY, CULTURE, FASHION, NEWS / April 11 2012 8:25 AM

NYC Takes a Look at the Fashion Industry’s Future with Fashion.NYC.2020 Report

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The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released its Fashion.NYC.2020 report on Tuesday, “designed to examine the state of New York City fashion and the challenges facing the industry over the coming decade.” For the fashion nerd in you, here are some facts and figures about the fashion industry and where it’s headed.

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CITY, FASHION / March 29 2012 4:32 PM

Hand Painted Chanel on the Lower East Side

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Down on Stanton St, the lively boutique A. Turen does more at than just stock the hottest young things like Timo Weiland, Rad Hourani, Jonathan Simkhai and Dannijo. Store owner Ashley Turen is an artist that gets abstract on vintage wares. She takes already valuable pieces like vintage Chanel bags, rare rock tees, motorcycle jackets, and just-plain-cool Levi cutoffs, and paints upon them a cosmic melange of lustrous hues. So what if that Kiss t-shirt is already worth several hundred dollars? A Turen is going to make it more trick it out and add value of her own. 

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