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30Sep/090

Kate Spade Stationary

Many of us are starting school soon, or switching our office wardrobes into Fall Fashion. Definitely a good idea to have your stationary in style for these types of lifestyles. Kate Spade offers some of the most high-quality, beautifully colored equipment for scholarly and business needs. When you buy one of these products from Kate Spade, it will usually come stocked with all you need for it.

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First is the Kate Spade Jane Street Becca Pencil Case. Kate Spade declares this product as an indicator an idealized West Village of Manhattan lifestyle, while people sit under Walnut trees by the beautiful brownstones and local boutiques and sip cappuccinos. The designers see it as a grasp of this phenomenon. The case itself is made out of shiny calfskin leather, and comes well-stocked with Kate Spade pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser. There is a zip closure with light gold plated hardware. Its dimensions are 3.8” height x 8.3” width. It comes in red, black and green, all bold colors. Imported. It costs $75.

Purchase: Kate Spade.

kaet spade orgnOf course you need your life to be organized, and that requires style as well! Check out the Canvas Anne Personal Organizer, made out of light weight cotton canvas. It includes a weekly and monthly calendar, ruler, storage pouch, tabbed section for addresses, notes, restaurants and birthdays. There are also pockets for credit cards. There is a snap closure, and a Kate Spade Leather License Plate signature. Its dimensions are 7.5” height x 7.7” width. It comes in chocolate with an emerald snap closure. Imported. It costs $95.

Purchase: Kate Spade.

27Sep/090

Fifth Avenue New York

DSCF5387Fifth Avenue, particularly between 34th-59th streets in Manhattan, New York, is one of the most famous, classiest shopping centers of the world. It is constantly ranked as one of the most expensive streets internationally as well. Forbes Magazine cited it as the most expensive street in the world for 2008. It is comparable to the Miracle Mile of Chicago or Knightsbridge in London.

Fifth Avenue officially starts at Washington Square Park in downtown Manhattan, goes through the heart of Midtown, against the side of Central Park up the Upper East Side, and then into Harlem, terminating at 142nd Street at the Harlem River.DSCF5360 It is also the division street for the East and West sides of Manhattan. The Empire State Building is also located on Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, in Midtown; Trump Tower is at 56th street.

Some luxury shopping centers include: Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Tiffany & Co, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue, Juicy Couture, Dolce and Gabbana, Sephora, Fendi, Versace, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Sergio Rossi, Brooks Brothers, Gucci, Piaget, FAO Schwartz and many more. Abercrombie and Fitch and the Apple store on Fifth Avenue are listed as the most successful retail stores. The Apple Store is a well-known landmark, being a 32-foot glass cube standing at East 58th Street.

DSCF5391If you are planning a shopping vacation, take note that there are many luxury hotels located on Fifth Avenue. There is the Hotel 373, Plaza Hotel, and Courtyard Marriott to choose from, all of which are very posh and comfortable.

21Sep/090

Blue Hills at Stone Barns

DSCF5302Blue Hills is an exquisite restaurant located on Stone Barns of the lush Rockefeller State Preserve. This restaurant is in Pocantico Hills, the Heart of Westchester County, located about thirty miles north of New York City.

Blue Hills was opened in the spring of 2004. It is a special restaurant on a four-season farm, with a mission of creating a consciousness of one's everyday food choices. The food is provided from around the farm grounds, which you can witness surrounding the restaurant, as well as around DSCF5316the greater Hudson Valley organic farms.

Blue Hills at stone barns does not have official menus. They offer lists with over 100 ingredients, which are updated daily. In terms of prices, a five-course tasting would be $105, a Farmer's Feast would be $135, and a four-course tasting lunch is $68. The September selection consists of Tuscan Kale, Asian pears, banana squash, golden raspberries, panther soybeans, Normandy ducks, Emmer wheat, Stone Barns Fall Honey and much more.

If you want to do an inventory, you are welcome to walk around the grounds of Stone Barns before your meals and view some of the gardens, DSCF5322livestock or bee harvests.

The wine list at Blue Hills is also extravagant and offers many local, domestic and imported selections. Wine comes by the glass and bottle, and champagnes run as high as $1850 per bottle (Moet and Chandon Dom Perignon, 1975). There are also some selections of craft beers and liquor.

To eat at Blue Hills, you must dress elegantly, but suits and ties are not required. Shorts in the dining room or terrace are not appreciated. Dinner is served on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00-10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00-11:00 PM. Lunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 AM-2:00 PM. You can make a reservation online, which is reserved instantly.

13Feb/090

Winter Weekend Getaways

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and if you haven't chosen the perfect gift for the loved one in your life there is still time. A fabulous weekend getaway is just a few mouse clicks away and within minutes you will have a wonderful Valentine's Day surprise just for two.

If you love to ski consider visiting Four Season's Resort Jackson Hole for an exhilirating skiing experience and a luxurious spa retreat. Situated at the bottom of the Grand Teton Mountain, the Four Season's Resort Jackson Hole offers amazing skiing right from the hotel. After a long day on the slope, relax with an in-room massage or visit the enormous in-house spa for a long soak in one of the deep soaking tubs. Dinner will be magnificent at Jackson Hole Mountain's own Westbank Grill. Views of Rendezvous Park will provide a spectacular background for your romantic evening.

New York City is one of the most amazing places on earth and a perfect get away location for couples who love the nightlife. Located in mid-town Manhattan The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park provides luxury accommodations in a vibrant New York setting. Guest rooms feature amazing Central Park views, elegant French sateen sheets and deep soaking tubs all of which provide an escape from the busy world below. Residents of the Ritz-Carlton will be thrilled at the short walk to exclusive boutiques and excellent dining. In the evening, the on-site limo service can take guests to any one of the 36 theaters that reside just blocks away.

If a warmer locale is what you desire The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach will certainly fit the bill. This gorgeous resort features luxurious guest rooms, wonderful concierge service and many other superb amenities. Worth Avenue, famed shopping district of Palm Beach, is just around the corner and features shops such as Cartier, Tiffany and Saks to name a few. This is certainly a town to be enjoyed!

   

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