Form & Function

By Kate Bidinger We often have to make sacrifices when it comes to city living: bodega over Whole Foods madness, flats over fabulous heels (or rather, a larger purse to fit the heels), coffee cart over Starbucks line. Yes, life is tough, but when it comes to your home it doesn’t have to be. Here’s…

Big Apple Buzz

On Time Style Icon David Beckham made time in his New York Fashion Week schedule for a special fete at Breitling’s flagship boutique in his honor. Beckham joined special guests for an exceptional evening, which included perusing exclusive pieces from both the Breitling for Bentley and Breitling collections as well as exploring Breitling’s Impressive flagship…

Pazzo Di Coco Pazzo

By W. A. Muller

Jack Weiss opened Coco Pazzo in 1992 which has since established itself as a classy and sophisticated Italian restaurant in Chicago. The beautiful loft setting is the perfect environment for friends or business associates and the impeccable seasonal menu has earned notoriety from the Italian government and Chicago critics alike. Coco Pazzo’s successful interpretation of classic Tuscan- Italian inspired food has led to rave reviews from critics and awards including a DiRona Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), an IFMA Award (International Food Manufacturers Association), and the Accademia Italia Della Cucina Award.

Sharing The Flavors of Peru With Chicago

By W. A. Muller

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey through Peru at Tanta (118 W. Grand Ave) in Chicago. Tanta is dedicated to sharing the flavors and culture of Peru with the people of Chicago, serving authentic Peruvian dishes and beverages in an approachable, casual and colorful downtown setting. A collaboration between Chef Gaston Acurio and VBD Group, LLC (Veronica Beckman, Vincent Beckman, JP Bitting, and Brian DeNicolo), Tanta looks to take each guest that walks through the doors on an adventure through Peru’s cuisine.Anticuchos-de-Corazon-620x413

Awards Watch

By Stephen Stuart

The fall film festival circuit begins with the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this September 4, 2014 – September 14, 2014, offering a first indication of the upcoming awards season’s major contenders. From period dramas to biopics, sci-fi flicks and dark comedies, if buzz is any indication, these films should top your early awards season watch list as you gear up for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards on January 11, 2015, and the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015, televised by NBC and ABC respectively.

Traveler’s Guide to the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

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By Clara Morgan

The 22st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) takes place this year Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Monday, October 12, 2014 and will showcase some of the hottest movies this fall, many of which made their big screen debuts earlier this year at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.

Academy Award-nominee Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will have its East Coast premiere as the festival’s opening film on Friday, October 10, 2014. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in the superb adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 memoir. It follows Strayed as she embarks on a life-changing journey: a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Dern, who stars alongside Witherspoon in the film, will be in attendance for the premiere and will participate in HIFF’s signature program, “A Conversation With…” on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

New Spice To Curry Hill

By W. A. Muller

Acclaimed restaurateur Shiva Natarajan, who is behind many of New York’s most-coveted Indian restaurants, has opened Haldi, a brilliant restaurant in ‘Curry Hill’ offering a notable variety of fresh and flavorful Indian fare.Haldi208-620x413

Natarajan transformed the city’s Indian fine dining landscape with his string of restaurants, including Chola in Mid-town; the Flatiron’s Dhaba and neighboring Kokum; Chote Nawab in Kips Bay; and Malai Marke in the East Village. He holds a similar vision with his new venture, Haldi, where he as applied his winning formula – a combination of excellent cuisine, inviting atmosphere and impeccable service.