A French Charmer

By Hillary Latos The French say “pourquoi pas,” the Italians say “perche non,” this universal colloquialism reflects the subliminal power of suggestion that translates across all cultures and languages. At Whynot Bistro, there are plenty of tasty suggestive reasons to dine at this quaint French bistro located in the heart of the West Village on…

BRINGING Classic Steakhouse Fare to Bleecker Street

By W. A. Muller Village Prime, a new temple to modern American cuisine which respects traditional cooking techniques, brings the fresh seafood and fine meats of a classic Uptown steakhouse to a hip downtown setting. Located at 302 Bleecker St, steps from 7th Avenue, Village Prime combines excellently-prepared food with polished service in a chic and ambient space. The menu at Village Prime…

Rock Center’s Winter Escape

By Hillary Latos Escape the cold and enjoy the winter merriment of Rockefeller Center at the Rock Center Café. With an unparalleled vantage on the infamous skating rink, spend the day watching skaters whisk by to top 40 tunes while enjoying classic American fare in a casual and airy setting or warm up with a…

The Greek Connection

By Lisa Loverro NERAI is a contemporary take on fine Greek dining, inviting their guests to sample from an inventive Greek menu. Occupying the old Oceana space in midtown on East 54th street, the owners set out to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience with comfortable seating and soaring expansive ceilings. The restaurant, two…

An Asian Italian

By Hillary Latos By creating a turn of the century tale of friendship and a shared lifelong passion of individual pursuits to a better life, Louis and Chan evokes the many facets of its locale from the gritty history of the Lower East side coupled with the cultural intersection of Little Italy and Chinatown. One…

Brooklyn’s Best

By Lisa Loverro Located in Brooklyn on a beautiful tree-linked street on Atlantic Avenue, Colonie draws its inspiration from its surrounding neighborhoods always supporting local purveyors as much as possible. Since opening in February 2011, this Brooklyn Heights restaurant has not shown signs of slowing down both with their service and cuisine, and will probably…

The Cashmere Tastemaker

By Hillary Latos For Isabelle Cajfinger, life has always been surrounded by style and beauty. Her brother was the designer and creator of the trendsetting brand Paule Ka, and her stylish mother taught her the gift of elegance. Naturally her curiosity as a designer has brought her to every corner of the globe from being…

The Serene Lake Norman

By Nadine Deason Lake Norman North Carolina…Where the living is easy! The warm winter weather of the Carolinas awaits you. You’ve worked hard and deserve a lifestyle where you can enjoy all four seasons, enjoy a quick commute to Charlotte and the international airport and live and play at the same place. I would say…