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Fall time means orchard strolling and pumpkin picking for most, but we see nothing wrong with adding a cosmopolitan twist to a season full of country clichés. And if you’re looking to add some “apple” to your autumn itinerary that doesn’t actually involve picking fruit, why not head to the Big one? Read more »


R Block7 Farmers Markets To Visit This Summer

It seems to be basic human nature to take everything outdoors in the summer. Answer us this: Why dine at the kitchen table when you could have a barbecue out in the sunshine? Who hits the treadmill when they could take a breezy sunset jog? It’s simple – when the weather’s nice, we want to be out in it, absorbing all that wellness-inducing vitamin D. Read more »


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Five Easy Northeast Beach Towns For Last Minute Travel

While booking a summer rental—in advance—is usually the best way to get your beach fix on, last minute weekend trips to the beach are a reality for most and can provide exactly the kind of whimsical lift your soul needs—if you pick the right town. Read more »


R Block5 “Green” Restaurants Everyone Should Dine At

The French painter Paul Cezanne once wrote that, “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.”

His pronouncement has proved prescient, if not necessarily in the way he predicted. The first shots of the food revolution in the United States were, arguably, fired by Alice Waters at Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, who raised the banner on behalf of local, organic and sustainable cuisine. Read more »

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R Block3 Hip Hotels In Palm Springs

Whether you’re headed out to Coachella or simply craving the warm desert comforts of Palm Springs, consider these 3 spots

Thanks to new hotels, restaurants and festivals, Palm Springs is experiencing a cyclical renaissances of sorts. Similar to swings in the stock market, Palm Springs has a way of falling out of grace for years at a time only to roar back into vogue.

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It’s that time of the year again; you know, when you celebrate a holiday for no other good reason except to get your drink on! We’re talking about Cinco de Mayo, and in Southern California you can find a good margarita just about anywhere. It’s the great ones that might take some serious bar-hunting to find, and luckily for you, we’re willing to do the leg work. Read more »


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A Best Seller Touts the Weight Loss Power of Grapefruit Juice and Caffeine

Should Starbucks sell grapefruit juice? If you’ve read Tim Ferriss’ New York Times Best Seller “The 4-Hour BODY” you might recall his mention of grapefruit juice and its effect on caffeine. While Ferriss himself is not generally in favor of much fruit or fruit juice in his diet, he does mention the benefit (or detractor, depending on your viewpoint) of a certain flavanoid found in grapefruits which extends the fat burning properties of caffeine.

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Maybe you’ve come to Miami to rest and relax in the sun. Or perhaps you fancy the vibrant nightlife. No matter your business, it’s important to note—especially for you restless souls who grow tired of sunbathing—that a fishing mecca lies only a few miles south in the Florida Keys. Read more »


Out with the old; in with the new. As we usher in the sparkling, fresh finds of spring, why not find an equally shiny home for what you’re going to toss? Yes, we do mean trash, but not that plain plastic bucket from the 90s. Read more »


R BlockThe Business of Cards

Business cards are not created equal. Whether it’s a standard 3.5 inch by 2 inch piece of paper or an origami fold-out that reveals your company name in reverse print, business cards showcase you and your company’s personality. Read more »

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From caviar to quail, eggs have long been a staple in the diets of cultures throughout the world. This adaptable protein, with its versatile cooked textures, finds limitless ways of featuring in breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert. With so many ways to serve and enjoy eggs, they hold a place in many famous dishes – as the main event or a tasty, delicate accompaniment. In the restaurants of New York, eggs have certainly hatched the creativity of the city’s top chefs, and, with Easter fast-approaching, ‘tis the season to enjoy them. Here’s a list of some of the most unique and best egg dishes in NYC:


Soft-cooked Hen Egg With Caviar, Onion Soubise and Potato

At Momofuku Ko, enjoy Korean chef David Chang’s renowned soft-cooked egg with caviar, a signature dish borne from a lifetime of inspirations and influences. For this plate, Chang cooks the egg for precisely 5 minutes and 10 seconds. After much experimentation, this is his conclusion for the exact amount of time needed to bring a slow-cooked egg to perfection.


Momofuku soft-cooked hen egg with caviar


Momofuku Ko

163 First Ave. 
New York, N.Y. 10003



The menu at Miriam, a top spot for brunch in Park Slope, offers plenty of memorable egg-centric options; the Shakshuka, however, is a standout. This traditional Israeli egg dish, believed to have Algerian and Tunisian origins, is comprised of two poached eggs in tomato pepper sauce with a side of hummus & pita.


Shakshuka at Miriam



79 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215

(718) 622-2250


Oeufs Paradou

Paradou, located in Manhattan’s trendy meatpacking district, offers a delicious take on Eggs Benedict: Oeufs Paradou, comprised of poached eggs, smoked salmon, sautéed spinach and hollandaise sauce. In the rear of the restaurant, sit outdoors in the garden area and enjoy this dish with unlimited champagne for the perfect spring time brunch.

(Added bonus: Paradou also offers Shakshuka as well!)


Oefs Paradou at Paradou



8 Little West 12th St.

New York, N.Y. 10014

(212) 463-8345


Deviled Eggs

A typical summer staple, this dish is delicious year-round at The Spotted Pig. Buttery, with a touch of dijon mustard zing and a dab of chile flake spice, these deviled eggs are hailed by some to be the best in the city. Plus, this spot aims to use local ingredients, so you can be guaranteed that you’re supporting regional farmers as you chow down on their produce.


Deviled Eggs at The Spotted Pig


The Spotted Pig

314 West 11th St.

New York, N.Y. 10014

(212) 620-0393


Deconstructed Eggs Benedict

If you love eggs but also adore inventive food, come here for the ultimate creative culinary experience and a dash of eccentricity with your meal. At this LES restaurant, Chef Wylie Dufresne’s dishes are manifestations of “molecular gastronomy,” a movement in food and technology. His deconstructed Eggs Benedict – a neat arrangement of bacon squares, toast cubes and deep-fried-hollandaise – might be the tidiest looking version you’ve ever seen, but it certainly does not lack flavor.


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50 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002

(212) 477-2900


R BlockGo Spelunking in Jamaica

For most of us, a vacation to Jamaica conjures up images of sipping fruity drinks poolside and sunbathing along the pristine beaches; kicking back and relaxing with our feet up. However, Jamaica can also be a fantastic vacation destination for the action seeker! Read more »


St. Bart’s is unparalleled among Caribbean islands. With no high rise hotels and vast stretches of completely undeveloped land, it’s got a low-key Francophone vibe that has made it the top choice for an elite set of vacationers since the 1950s.

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