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Venexiana Presents Fall 2013 Collection

by Janelle 02.11.2013
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Saturday night I was lucky enough to attend the Venexiana runway show at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Best described as rock-n-roll haute couture, the fashion house of Venexiana presented a stunning Fall 2013 collection, featuring dazzling evening gowns in an array of elegant fabrics with impeccable detailing. The designer behind all the madness is Hungarian-born Kati […]

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Giveaway! | Big City Little Sweets

by Janelle 01.23.2013
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I am thrilled to share a special giveaway from Big City Little Sweets, a modern nyc-based dessert catering company that specializes in the two things nearest and dearest to my heart here at The Chic Brûlée ~ living fashionably and dessert! As a little treat, the lovely Julie Hwang of Big City Little Sweets is offering a box […]

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Balthazar Granola

by Janelle 01.21.2013
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This morning I popped into Balthazar Bakery to pick up a bag of their handmade granola. Good granola is hard to find and I have to say Balthazar’s is one of the best I have ever tried. The bakery, on 80 Spring Street in Soho, is adjacent to the famed and timeless Balthazar Restaurant, and […]

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Leonidas Chocolates

by Janelle 01.08.2013
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This past weekend I checked out famed Belgian chocolatier Leonidas in Midtown, NYC. This tiny boutique, nestled between the posh hotels and fashion houses that line Madison Avenue, features an exclusive assortment of Belgian chocolate and Belgian pralines, truffles, orange peel, and marzipan, all imported straight from Brussels. When you walk into the shop, there is […]

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Dinner at Del Posto

by Janelle 11.19.2012
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This past weekend we finally made it back to one of the fanciest Italian restaurants in New York, Del Posto. The hotspot, run by celebrity Italian food personalities, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich, occupies an opulent space in Chelsea, where  live piano fills a bustling, warmly-lit dining room. Del Posto received a four-star rating from New York […]

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Haute Lobster “Rolls” at Le Bernardin

by Janelle 11.15.2012
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It’s a bit of a secret that many of the top Michelin-starred restaurants in New York offer a lounge menu in their bar area that serves a selection of the chef’s top dishes à la carte without having to

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Sandwiches from Mile End

by Janelle 11.12.2012
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This weekend we checked out Mile End Sandwich Shop, the Noho outpost of the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn favorite. Located on posh Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery, this inventive and modern Jewish delicatessen is just what we needed in the neighborhood. The inside is sleek and minimalist, with a long communal table filling the room and dozens […]

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Saturday Morning at Russ & Daughters

by Janelle 11.10.2012
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It’s a Saturday morning tradition for us. We wake up, grab coffee at Think Coffee and then swing by Russ & Daughters for some of the best bagels and smoked fish in the city.

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King Cole Bar

by Janelle 11.09.2012
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It has been said by cocktail aficionados that the King Cole Bar in New York City was the first bar in the U.S. to serve a Bloody Mary after being originally invented at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It’s this type of history that makes this bar, situated in the posh St. Regis Hotel, so special.

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First Snow Of The Year in NYC

by Janelle 11.07.2012
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{ a view of the intersection of Bowery & Houston Streets in downtown Manhattan } Stay safe & warm! xo Janelle

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