Treat the One You Love to a Romantic Dinner This Valentine’s Day 2016

Manhattan Romance a La Carte

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This New York celebrity hot spot just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and plans to sweep diners off their feet with an intimate Modern Asian dining experience. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes with their signature color palette of black, white and red adding to the romantic ambiance where ladies receive roses. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine. All Philippe signature dishes, including the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, perfect for sharing with your date. In addition to its regular dessert menu, diners may enjoy a special heart-shaped red velvet cake prepared by in-house Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.

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33 East 60th St, New York, NY 10065
212-644-8885
www.philippechow.com

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Five New York Restaurants for An Unforgettable Christmas Day

As depicted in many a Christmas movie, New York is truly a wonderful place to visit this time of year with tourists from the all over the world gathering in this metropolis to absorb the Christmas spirit. Between the holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue or Bergdorf Goodman, the majesty of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree or the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, there truly are few places that get people in the Christmas spirit quite like New York. For those who want to get in the spirit of giving over a bountiful meal, Lawlor Media Group gives its top five suggestions for where to dine this Christmas in New York.

1. Upscale Take on Christmas Classic- Philippe New York

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Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, formerly of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. All Philippe signature dishes, like the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, giving all guests the opportunity to be part of a lively and social dining experience perfect for the holiday season.

Open on Christmas Day: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: 33 East 60th Street (Btwn Park & Madison Aves.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.philippechow.com

2. Parisian Flair in the Big City- Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro

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Murray Hill’s temple to wine and cheese will open its doors for Christmas and a special New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Both occasions will two special multi-course tasting menus prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef John Creger, filled with traditional favorites and will be available for $95pp on Christmas.

For the Christmas six- course menu, diners will be treated to delicious dishes. Choices for this decadent menu include:  Potato Leek Soup with paddlefish caviar and crème fraiche; Duck Confit Rilette with grilled toast, caramelized onion and port; Potato Gnocchi with Maitake, sunchokes and truffle cream; Tuna Steak Au Poivre with grilled asparagus, sweet potato puree with carrot ginger sauce; Australian Wagyu Steak with pomme dauphone, kale, gratin with a bone marrow bernaise.

Open on Christmas Day: 10:00 AM- 1:00 AM

Location: 2 Park Avenue (@ 32nd St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.artisanalbistro.com

3. Traditional Steak Dinner- T-Bar Steak & Lounge

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Make this Christmas special at classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge. The sophisticated dining room, with a soft candlelit glow, is a cozy haven that will ensure your holiday night is nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy an à la carte meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service.

Christmas Day -Dinner Only:  3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue (Btwn 73rd St & 74th) New York, NY

For more information visit www.tbarnyc.com

4. Neighborhood Chinese-  China Fun  

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For diners looking to find alternatives to traditional holiday staples such as turkey and stuffing, the Upper East Side’s China Fun will be open regular hours Christmas and New Year’s serving customers from its wide ranging menu of delicacies from the various regions of China.

The eclectic menu, created by the Wu family and executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options. Under the direction of the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each visit is great each and every time they dine at China Fun.

Open on Christmas Day: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Location: 1221 2nd Avenue (@ 64th St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.chinafun-ny.com

5. Christmas in the Hamptons- Osteria Salina 

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For the first time since Osteria Salina opened in its original Bridgehampton location in 2015, the Italian eatery is open year-round at its new Wainscott, NY location. Osteria Salina boasts a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and is continuing its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality.

 

On Christmas Day, Osteria Salina will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM serving its regular menu and specials.

Location: 108 Wainscott Road Wainscott, NY

For more information visit: www.osteriasalina.net

 

 

Knock Times Square New Year’s Eve off Your Bucket List in Style At Novotel New York’s Supernova Ball Drop Celebration 2016


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UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL DROP FOR ALL GUESTS

TRUE LUXURY NYE PARTY WITH AERIAL ACROBATIC PERFORMERS

HEATED TERRACE AND PRIVATE BOOTHS HIGH ABOVE THE CROWDS

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Why wait hours in the bitter cold without access to even basic comforts, to get a so-so view of the world-renowned Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve?  Knock Times Square New Year’s Eve off your bucket list in style at Novotel New York’s Supernova Ball Drop spectacular!

 

The Fourth Annual Supernova Ball Drop takes place from 9:00pm – 3:00am on December 31st, 2015 at Novotel’s Supernova, a newly redesigned, sophisticated event space with a heated outdoor terrace providing for spectacular views.  Every area of the space inside the venue and on its 5,700 square foot terrace has unblocked views of the ball drop, which makes it a cannot-miss event for New Yorkers and international revelers, who travel from more than 15 countries to experience the magic and energy of Times Square.

 

The elegant venue offers unmatched ambience and energy. This year’s entertainment program at Supernova features aerial acrobatic performers to entertain guests with a Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show, and famous DJ Pollux Star (a.k.a. “the People’s DJ”) spins the best tunes as guests hit the dance floor, conveniently located in the center of the space.

 

Revelers enjoy VIP table service, a six hour premium open bar and a midnight Champagne toast along with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and succulent sweets.

 

Supernova Ball Drop is also offering to two lucky guests the chance to win an exceptional New Year’s Eve VIP package worth $10,000 at Supernova. The winners will experience the ball drop from a private heated outdoor booth on the terrace, bottle of Dom Perignon for the midnight toast, and of course, access to the party, open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Enter to win the contest at www.TimesSquareBucketList.com.

 

Guests 18 years and over are welcome to attend this elegant event, and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  “New Year’s Eve Best” attire is required. Event tickets start at $348 (taxes and operating expenses excluded) and Exclusive VIP package includes four-night stay in modern spacious room with access to Supernova Ball Drop event starting at $3,599 (taxes and operating expenses excluded). Additionally, Supernova has an excellent private spaces for bookings with 10 guests or more.

 

For more information please visit: www.supernovaballdrop.com

 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

When it comes to buying gifts for your loved ones during this holiday season, it is important to find the perfect gift that not only is unique, but also resonates with the recipient. From the foodie, to the health conscious, the beauty addict and beyond – here is a list of the top holiday gifts this 2015 for the special people in your life.

 

For The Foodie: Hamptons Salt Company

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Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent source of all-natural sea salt. With Hamptons Salt, merchants scour the world to offer gourmands the best selection of raw, flavor infused or smoked salts. Available in a multiple varieties including the decadent black truffle flavor infused salt to the luxurious Fleur de Sel sourced from France, each salt is packaged in unique black gift box perfect for delivery.

For more information on Hamptons Salt Company, visit www.hamptonssalt.com.

 

 

For The Cocktail Connoisseur: Manhattan Moonshine

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This highly acclaimed un-aged Whiskey recently received an impressive 89 rating from Whisky Advocate Magazine, making it the highest rated un-aged Whiskey in the world.  Inspired by the cocktail renaissance that occurred during American Prohibition and the glamorous yet subversive nightlife that accompanied it, Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury Un-aged Whiskey and has been developed to be the perfect Whiskey for cocktails.  With its smooth, grain-forward flavor and lack of heavy barrel flavors that make aged Whiskeys harder to mix, Manhattan Moonshine makes an almost endless variety of cocktails, using flavors and ingredients that no Aged Whiskey can mix with.

Manhattan Moonshine is available online to purchase for $49.99 at www.manhattan-moonshine.com

 

 

For The Health Conscious: A to Z Of D-Toxing 

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The culmination of years of research by Author Sophia Ruan Gushée, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposure is a practical handbook for navigating the many toxins in the environment, and offers ways to minimize the risk of experiencing their potentially negative side effects. Gushée wrote this comprehensive reference manual for individuals and families interested in learning more about the toxins that have been introduced into commercial use over the last several decades, and outlines her method for reducing exposures. The book is on sale now for $29.95 and available at Amazon.com.

 

For The Well-Mannered: Manners That Matter Most

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Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have: knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. InManners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology. This book is a valuable resource and much-needed guide for the fast-paced digital world. The book, in its second printing, is available from Amazon.com and in Barnes & Noble Bookstores.  

 

For The Beauty Addict: Angelo David Haircare Collection

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The Angelo David Salon offers a full menu of personalized Hair Carefor hair and skin, including itsexclusive haircare collection, specifically formulated to keep hair healthy, shiny and manageable. The product line includes favorites such as Hair Detox, VOL Shampoo, Angelo David Medium Paddle Brush, VOL Vital Complex Leave-In Conditioner, Angelo David Round Brush and Conditioner and Long & Strong Detangler, all of which keep both natural and Couture Hair tangle-free. In addition to its haircare line, the Angelo David Salon also provides Couture Hair extensions that address any hair challenge. The customization of Couture Hair Extensions, Wigs, Hair Pieces, Ponytails & Additions are 100-percent human hair and are designed on-site to match each client’s hair texture, type and color, as well as lifestyle.

 

For more information, visit www.AngeloDavid.com

 

For The Fashionista: Margo Manhattan Jewelry  

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Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan, whose clientele includes Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard, is world-renowned for her bold, rock-n-roll chic aesthetic. Do not miss The Vault, a stunning collection of unique one-of-a-kind pieces, featuring diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, all set in white and yellow gold. Her famous designs are available at her Madison Avenue boutique, at her newly re-launched Ecommerce site www.margomanhattan.com and at EVINE.com.

 

For The Once-In-A-Lifetime New Year’s Eve Experience: Novotel New York’s Supernova Ball Drop

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Prepare to remove Times Square New Year’s Eve from your bucket list: Experience New Year’s Eve at Hotel Novotel’s Supernova, the only VIP venue in NYC that provides unobstructed views of the spectacular Ball Drop.  This year’s entertainment program at Supernova features aerial acrobatic performers to entertain guests with a Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show, VIP table service, a six hour premium open bar and a midnight Champagne toast along with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and succulent sweets.

For more information, visit: www.supernovaballdrop.com

The Hotel Croydon: The Epicenter of Miami Beach’s Art Basel

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The newly renovated boutique Hotel Croydon’s refined aesthetic and modish style is eye-catching to anyone who steps in even artists can appreciate. The Hotel Croydon is the optimal choice for those who are attending this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach celebration as one it is close to all the action, but far enough to catch one’s breath and settle back after a day browsing enthralling galleries, boutiques, murals, and restaurants.

This whimsical hotel is located in Miami’s Mid-Beach off of the world-famous Collins Ave and features 104 beautiful guest rooms, each of which drawn in the radiant South Florida sun. If a guest wishes to explore Miami’s Wynwood Art Basel, the hotel is a fast car-ride away just over the causeway. Upon request, Hotel Croydon also provides E-Cars with drivers that provide guests transportation to and from all the action in South Beach. Flight-bound travelers can call ahead to book a complimentary shuttle ride for a pick up from the airport straight to the hotel. Convenient accommodations include seamless service, Tempur-Pedic beds, C.O. Bigelow bath products, in-house restaurant The Tavern, complimentary cocktails nightly from 7:00-8:00 PM, a pool, yoga classes, and of course, Hotel Croydon’s rooftop deck with panoramic views of the ocean and city.

“We want to make sure our guests are elated with their choice for staying at Hotel Croydon.  The hotel is situated in the optimal location convenient for Art Basel travelers,” explains Alan Lieberman, owner of South Beach Group.

The Hotel Croydon assures guests will have an exceptional experience with a friendly and attentive staff ready to assist you during the busy Art Basel weekend, which is from Thursday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 6th, 2015.

Nathan Lieberman, son of Alan and owner of South Beach Group who curated and oversaw design of the hotel adds, “Hotel Croydon offers classic rooms, penthouses, great amenities and service at an affordable price. It’s a great choice for Art Basel travelers.”

Hotel Croydon is located at 3720 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 (38th & Collins Ave.)

About Hotel Croydon

South Beach Group Hotels is pleased to announce its expansion into Mid-Beach with the Hotel Croydon, a fully-renovated boutique hotel located steps away from the ocean. The 7-story luxury Hotel Croydon dazzles with 104 guest rooms including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting room and banquet space, a gym, an outdoor pool, a spa, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sun deck with 360 degree views of the ocean and Miami.

For more information visit www.hotelcroydonmiami.com

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The Southampton Inn Launched the Hamptons Season with Its Annual Memorial Day Barbeque

The Southampton Inn launched the Hamptons season with its annual Memorial Day barbeque, on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. Owner Dede Gotthelf and family Terry Moan, Edward Moan and Shane Moan hosted attendees on the Inn’s pool patio for barbeque chicken, burgers, fresh watermelon, homemade cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and cocktails.

Notable attendees included Dede Gotthelf (Owner, Southampton Inn); Jonathan Cheban (Co-Founder of The Dishh; KUWTK); Dina Lohan; Kimberly Guilfoyle (Fox News); Andrea Greeven Douzet (Publisher, Beach Magazine); Cristina Cuomo (Beach Magazine Editor-In-Chief); Victor DeSouza (Fashion Designer); Melissa Gerstein (SiriusXM Host, The Moms); Bradford Rand (President/CEO, RAND Luxury, Inc.); Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist); Nicole DiCocco (Socialite).

This season, the Inn is unveiling its newly renovated guest rooms, a spruced up outdoor patio and a brand-new ballroom making the Inn a perfect home away from home or the ultimate location for your next corporate retreat.

About Southampton Inn With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

For more information visit www.southamptoninn.com

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Last Minute Easter & Passover Dining Guide 2015

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Elevate your Easter celebration with an upscale prix fixe dining experience at the city’s venerate French bistro, Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar. Proprietor Sarid Drory has curated a three-course menu that starts with Cornish Hen Consommé with homemade grit dumpling; Foie Gras with black cherry compote and butter brioche; or Truffled Asparagus and Crispy Eggs with hollandaise sauce. Main course options include Slow Cooked Halibut, served with warm asparagus, fennel salad and sesame crisp; Bourbon Glazed Ham with mashed potatoes and baby spring vegetables; or Seven Hour Lamb Shank with goat cheese polenta and ratatouille. Complete your dining experience with an exquisite dessert such as the Caramelina Candy Bar—Caramelina Cream, Grand Cru Ganache, and Flourless Chocolate Cake; or the Saffron and Orange Macaroon, an irresistible combination of passion fruit mousse, papaya salad and yogurt saffron sorbet. The three-course prix fixe is available for $88 per person; a three-course wine flight pairing is also available for an additional $45. Artisanal will also be serving an a la carte menu.

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2 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10016
212-725-8585
www.artisanalbistro.com

Swifty’s
Make your family’s Easter outing an annual tradition at the Upper East Side mainstay, Swifty’s. A New York City institution, Swifty’s Chef Stephen Attoe has crafted a can’t miss Easter menu that hits on all the seasonal classics, but offers an epicurean twist to sate even the most discerning gourmand. This year’s Easter menu features such mouthwatering first courses as Chilled Fresh Pea Soup or Roasted Plum Tomato Basil Soup before transitioning into standout entrees such as Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb with Flagelets and Boulangere potatoes; Grilled Lamb Chops with roasted tomatoes and shoestring potatoes; or Blackened Swordfish with green rice and heirloom tomato sauce.

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1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(212) 535-6000
www.swiftysnyc.com

Amaranth
Start your Easter celebration early with a lunch/brunch menu that hits all the right notes. This cozy Upper East Side hotspot is offering a Sunday special that includes holiday favorites such as Roasted Lamb and Grilled Whole Dover Sole. However, Amaranth will also be serving such favorites as baked-on-site Foccacia Robiola, prepared tableside Steak Tartare, and homemade pastas including Four Cheese Raviollini with Butter and Sage or Risotto with Wild Mushroom. It’s no wonder that this East 62nd Street icon, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary this past winter, has attracted such notables as Miranda Kerr and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

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21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 980-6700
www.amaranthrestaurant.com

Village Prime
Start a new holiday tradition with this popular addition to the West Village. Under the direction of Chef Owner Paul Singh, Executive Chef Rory O’Farrell, this traditional American eatery offers such hearty fare as Colorado Lamb Chops or tender steaks ranging from a petite 8-ounce Queen & 10-ounce King filet mignon up to a filling 20-ounce Cowboy Rib-Eye & Porter house for two or four. Start your meal with such popular menu dishes as the Lobster Bisque, Fried Calamari with a flavorful smoked pepper aioli, or Maryland Lump Crab Cake with micro green salad with a citrus aioli, but be sure to save room for Village Prime’s irresistible dessert menu. The Crème Brulée is a feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds while the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake & Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis is melt-in-your-mouth richness.

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302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014
212-727-7463
www.villageprimenyc.com

Philippe Chow
Give your family’s Easter celebration a non-traditional twist with the upscale Chinese dining options available at Philippe Chow on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Start your holiday feast with a variety of Spring Rolls, famous Satays with peanut sauce, or not-to-be-missed steamed dumplings. Next, sample the menu’s stellar main courses, like Chef Chow’s prepared Peking Duck with housemade pancakes, American Black Bass with black beans and garlic, or Velvet Chicken with chopped vegetables in spicy sauce. Pair your selections with delectable offerings from the restaurant’s Wine and Champagne menus.

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33 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10065
212-644-8885
www.philippechow.com

T-Bar
This modern Upper East Side steakhouse offers an array of menu items perfect for a familial Easter celebration. Start with a sampling of Chef Ben Zwicker’s innovative first courses, such as Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait with cranberry compote and toasted bread or Seared Spanish Octopus with potatoes, olives and celery. Then, move into a mouthwatering range of entrees from holiday favorite lamb served in a unique style—Colorado Lamb Burger with cucumber, yogurt, and mint—as well as Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn, cognac, and fries or Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto with butternut squash, truffle oil, and Parmesan. Guests also rave about Tbar’s dessert options including the “amazing” Banana Parfait.

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1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021
212-772-0404
www.tbarnyc.com

Villagio on the Park
Toast the holiday Italian style at this impeccable Midtown eatery. Dine on an array of Mediterranean dishes like Mozzarella Burrata (mozzarella, sliced tomato, balsamic vinaigrette, and Parma prosciutto) or the perfectly paired Cheese Platter—duck prosciutto with hand-dipped ricotta; an array of pecorino including fresh, walnut, and truffle; and tangerine honey. Then sample all the best flavors of Italy with a vast selection of carpaccio, risottos, and pastas as well as Easter holiday favorites like Lamb Shank, slow cooked in a red wine sauce served with sautéed vegetables and potato.

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40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019
212-369-4000
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Southampton Inn Celebrates Town’s 375th Anniversary Year

Southampton Inn, which has stood as a well-loved focal point of the local Southampton community for over 40 years, is participating in the town’s 375th anniversary celebrations throughout 2015 offering a host of specials, packages, events and more.

As a special incentive to participate in the upcoming family fun and fanfare, Southampton Inn is offering any three night stay, January through March 2015, for the special anniversary price of $375*. On Saturday March 7, 2015 a convocation will be held to commemorate the occasion with speakers, music and poetry. Following this event, Southampton Inn will host a special banquet feast at award-winning Café Oso for $37.50 per person (excluding tax). The Historical Museum and the Southampton Inn are partnering to honor many of the historic families by welcoming them to the town with historic lineage lectures, home receptions, and honorary dinners at the Inn. The Halsey family will be celebrated in July, and the Howells in October.

Founded in 1640, Southampton, New York is considered the first English settlement in the state of New York. The Southampton Historical Museum is leading the 375th Anniversary Committee together with local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and town and village officials.  Southampton Inn will welcome guests throughout the year with various birthday themed packages as the hotel, with its 90 guest rooms, 50 foot pool, tennis court, and Coopers Beach shuttle, is within walking distance of most of the Southampton Village historical activities.

Special events throughout the birthday year which Southampton Inn will help to promote include:

  • Southampton Historical Museum’s opening exhibit – March 7th through December. The exhibit will feature a history of Rogers Mansion which is located just 0.4 miles away from the Southampton Inn
  • The Southampton Historical Museum’s Pelletreau Silver Shop on Main Street is offering Jewelry Making Classes throughout the year, beginning in mid-January. Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course
  • A lecture program at the Historical Museum will continue through 2015. Antique Fairs will run May through September, with a Polish Festival in August, Harvest Day Fair in September, and Chowder Festival in November – the reasons to visit are nearly endless
  • The highly-anticipated Annual Southampton House Tour: “Insider’s View” will be held on May 30th, 2015
  • Southampton’s 375th Birthday Party will be held on June 20th at Rogers Mansion, four days after the first settlers of the town landed at Conscience Point on June 12, 1640. Free one-year, family memberships to the Historical Museum will be offered this day only. The party will include a band and dessert.
  • The highly anticipated Late Summer Cocktail Party will be September 5th, 2015 at Rogers Mansion and includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres and open bar.
  • The year’s celebrations will conclude with New Year’s Eve events, held annually at the Southampton Inn and a special museum benefit event being held at the Port of Missing Men historic mansion.

A year-round calendar for all 375th activities can be found at www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/

* Rate is subject to availability. Based on double occupancy. Does not include tax.

About Southampton Inn

Set within several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms which are located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach, the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

For more information visit www.southamptoninn.com/

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Swifty’s Restaurant Celebrates New Year with Art Show feat. Barry Seidman

Swifty’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side celebrated the New Year with an Art Show, titled Excerpts at Swifty’s, featuring renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman on Thursday January 8, 2015, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Guests joined owners Robert Caravaggi and Chef Stephen Attoe for cocktails, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a look at Seidman’s latest photographic series, Feast for the Eyes, as well as pieces from his series, Drinks, which will be on exhibition at Swifty’s restaurant through to March 2, 2015.

After years of being the invisible American influence behind companies such as Pernod Ricard, Coca-Cola and Nabisco, Barry Seidman has turned his creative lens towards fine art photography. Seidman exhibits his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and is collected internationally. His Feast for the Eyes photographic series, which was recently debuted at the Gallery at Fotocare in Chelsea dazzled photography enthusiasts as well as food world luminaries. The series was inspired by the fresh fruits and vegetables he found visiting local greenmarkets where he studied the voluptuous shapes, pure colors and beautiful textures of the produce.

Patrons at Swifty’s are always delighted to see the exquisite selection of paintings and photos displayed on the walls of the restaurant, which are rotated regularly by Caravaggi and Attoe. Chef Attoe’s wife, Patricia Attoe, draws on her extensive art background in curating the art at the restaurant. New York artist Mary Lou Schempf’s stunning work is exhibited in the front room on an ongoing basis. Her work complements the restaurant’s style and décor which was brought to life by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.

Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key restaurant, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and co-owner Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, combine classic and straight-forward, American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service.

For more information, please visit: www.swiftysnyc.com

Artwork by Barry Seidman (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Artwork by Barry Seidman (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Atmosphere (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Atmosphere (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Michael Whiteman, Mary Ann Kurasz Seidman, Jane Cuozzo (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Michael Whiteman, Mary Ann Kurasz Seidman, Jane Cuozzo (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Michael Whiteman, Rozanne Gold, Barry Seidman, Kathi Rosenblum, Ken Rosenblum (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Michael Whiteman, Rozanne Gold, Barry Seidman, Kathi Rosenblum, Ken Rosenblum (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Mr. & Mrs. Neill Slaughter (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Mr. & Mrs. Neill Slaughter (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Patricia Attoe, James Lipton, Rebecca Silver (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

Patricia Attoe, James Lipton, Rebecca Silver (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

William Wright, Barry Seidman, and Mrs. Wright (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

William Wright, Barry Seidman, and Mrs. Wright (Photo Pauline Shapiro Photography)

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