Thursday, August 27, 2009

NYSG: ARTcamp Residency Open Studios Reception

4th Annual International
Studio Residency Program
Artists Reception: Friday August 28, 7 - 9pm

Kate Burnet & Dan Woerner, Laura Clemente Castillejo, Sung Min Lee,
Patsy McArthur, Elise Roedenbeck, Angela Rose Voulgarelis Illgen & Holly Brooks

NY Studio Gallery is pleased to present the 4th Annual International ARTcamp 2009: Studio Residency Program. For two months the gallery will be transformed into studio space for six national and international artists. The work will range from installation and performance to video, drawing and sculpture with a tendency toward the figural, physical and interactive.

NY Studio Gallery
154 Stanton Street @ Suffolk, New York, NY 10002

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Whole Foods Opening Party

Sample food, enjoy jazz music and a whole new Whole Foods store! August 24th, from 5pm @ 808 Columbus Ave. and 97th street.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Events in the Lower East Side

This is only for the remaining days of August. Take advantage!

Thursday August, 20: ‘Wish You Were Here’ MVP/Where Concierge Event

Time: 7pm-10pm

Location: ‘Wish You Were Here’ Pop-up @ 186 Orchard St. -&- Above Allen @ Thompson LES

Private event open to all concierges – Please RSVP to:, subject: MVP/Where Concierge Event

Saturday August, 22: ‘Wish You Were Here’ Launch

Time: 12pm-2pm

Location: 186 Orchard Street, Lower East Side

The official opening of the ‘Wish You Were Here’ LES pop-up – the weekend celebration will include a Taste of London, late night shopping, pedestrian walks, plus more surprises to come!

Saturday August, 29: London/LES Fashion Show + Ladies Lotto Block Party

Time: 2pm-6pm

Location: Municipal Parking Lot – Broome St. between Ludlow St. and Essex St.

Come down to the LES for a live fashion showcase on Orchard Street. Featuring designs in three categories: Eco & Vintage, London Looks from the ‘Wish You Were Here’ pop-up, and looks from multi-generational boutiques & new designers. The event will also include live sets from London DJs, Local Business Discount Day, and events from the Ladies Lotto Block Party.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UBS gallery opening

I've heard that this summer's UBS art gallery opening will be held this coming Thursday, 8.20 from 6pm to 8pm, with the theme AGAINST EXTREMES. FIVE DECADES OF PAINTINGS.

UBS, 1285 Ave of the Americas, 51-52 St.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Accessories for your nights out!

Apologies guys but this is a posting for women only. Ladies, when you leave your bag behind and you are hitting for the closest club to dance the night away, you still need a cute, small item for your keys, money and maybe a tiny cell phone! The solution came from Sprigsville and is called Banjees, a zippered wrist wallet. So, forget about your bag, put on the banjee and keep your valuables in a safe place. Banjees are reversible for two fun style options (solid or a fun stylish print). One size fits all, ideal for nights out and also sports and travel!

But for those who still want to carry their bag throughout the night and don't want to embarrass themselves with unlucky accidents (like tampon falling out from the purse), Suzanne's discreet chic accessories can do the job. This small party and travel accessory focus on the active woman whether she is traveling, working, playing or merely looking for a way to carry her feminine products or undergarments in a discreet and chic fashion.

So ladies, no more excuses and complains. You can have everything. It is time for a mojito.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Funky summer party supplies

The summer is fully present, at least in the New York area, so if you have a backyard and you just about to entertain your friends tonight or very soon, here are some cute solutions and supplies from

Send cocktail invite postcards to tempt guests with an array of mouth-watering cocktails. Better stock up on rum, pineapple and festive stirrers because partygoers will arrive with a craving for frothy tropical libations. Pack of 12. Price: $6.00

Use thematic and summer-y napkins and place mats featuring the watermelon! These watermelon napkins, or place mats, will add some juicy-ness to your next event. Perfect for picnics and BBQs. Price: $16.00

And if you want to add more of a watermelon taste, use those cool watermelon bowls, just for fun! Price: $12.00
The multi dot platter is another colorful addition to your table. Just put those fancy cocktails you promised and you are all set... Price: $18.00

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Interview with Marc Weber, On The Marc founder

It was one of Marc's canapés the cause of this interview. The watermelon with the fried bacon on top (seen in my amateur-ish picture) was innovative and of superb taste. Marc answered patiently to all the questions I asked, in a delicious, as his food, way.

FB: How you came up with On the Marc?

MW: I didn't really come up with on the Marc as much as it was an evolutionary step of private chefing and small intimate dinner parties. I started out doing small dinners for my friends parents and my parents friends and the parties kept getting larger and larger and more and more frequent. I never did any advertising or marketing to grow the company. It grew purely based on word of mouth.

FB: What’s your favorite canapĂ© from On the Marc?

MW: My favorite canape is a Maine Lobster Roll. I do one with butter in the winter and in the summer I do an olive oil mayo, with herbs and lemon.

FB: Who is your ideal client?

MW: My Ideal client is someone who appreciates food, appreciates me and the amount of work and time that goes into preparing a menu, and someone who is nice to work with. If they happen to be famous that is nice too :)

FB: What have you been serving this summer?

MW: In the summer I like to do lots of fresh salads and room temperature proteins. I like to keep it light, seasonal, and fresh. Things you don't mind eating on a hot day and that won't negatively affect your beach body.

FB: What is your culinary secret?

MW: I don't really have a culinary secret... I do pay a lot of attention to execution and making sure everything is properly seasoned and perfectly cooked. It is also important to consider balancing flavors and texture.

FB: Any particular favorite tastes?

MW: I don't have a favorite taste. I am an equal opportunity taster and eater. I like to make sure everything is balanced.

FB: Your top three drinks are:

MW: I like mojitos, Gin and tonics, and anything good quality vodka shaken over ice.

FB: One food you would never eat is:

MW: I don't really eat snails. The idea of it just grosses me out.

FB: 3 favorite must- haves in the cupboards of On the Marc are:

MW: Sherry Vinegar, Kosher Salt, Great Olive Oil

FB: Your next step will be to…

MW: Maybe open a satellite store where people can buy my food without having to have a huge party. It will also keep me busy during the week when nobody entertains.

FB: And finally, what is your favorite gastronomic destination?

MW: My favorite meal was eaten at Masa. It was an experience unlike any other.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Summer Streets

Don't miss the car-free zone each Saturday in August from 7am to 1pm. Starting from today!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Kathlin Argiro- Networking, Shopping & Champagne

Join Kathlin Argiro and Womensphere for a unique opportunity to network with top executives and entrepreneurs who are building sustainable ventures featuring social change initiatives!
Meet women who are building sustainable businesses, working in the "green space", and creating brands with a social impact.

Don't miss this opportunity to get inspired and get connected!
The event is FREE, but registration is required. Limited to 50, first come, first served!
RSVP and sign up at:

When: August 13th, from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Kathlin Argiro Studio and Showroom, 265 West 37th Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10018

Monday, August 03, 2009

CCC Cadillac Party

If you like luxury cars, join fellow luxury car fans at Martin Cadillac , Wednesday, August 5th for a private viewing of the latest fine automobiles from Cadillac. Stars of the night include the all-new SRX Crossover and the hot CTS Sport Wagon . We’re big fans of CCC's blazing, 556HP CTS-V Sedan... the CTS Sport Wagon combines the same track sensibility with 58 cu. ft. of cargo space. See them here first.

Martin Cadillac is CCC’s only source for GM vehicles and is celebrating its sixth consecutive year as a Cadillac Master Dealer.

High octane cocktails provided by Ciroc Vodka.

The infamous DJ Suss One will be spinning.
Please RSVP to

August 5th, 7-10PM, Classic Car Club Manhattan, 250 Hudson Street, New York, NY