I am a personal stylist, wardrobe consultant, blogger and magazine editor in New York.
Christine Cameron is fascinated by all things style and the many forms it comes in. She is constantly inspired by individuality and people’s sense of self as they strut the streets everyday in individually crafted outfits.
“When it comes to fashion, I love capturing and creating personal style from and for those around me. Helping someone create their own personal look and allowing them to come into their own, to feel confident in what they put on in the morning—and often all with the items they already have in their closet—is what I love the most.”
Enter Sepia and you feel like you’re stepping on set for some design show on TLC. This place is impeccably designed to perfection. As its name implies, sepia tones alight the ambiance with a sexy and chic mood lighting while elegant touches like candles, gorgeous chandeliers and warm brick walls relax you even before the wine hits your lips.
Transformed from an old printing building from 1890 the restoration is nothing short of spectacular.
The food is just as worthy of the spotlight. Flat iron steak with potato confit, maitake with coffee and bearnaise sauces or apple and morcilla stuffed trout with black garlic romesco and white polenta – you really can’t go wrong here.
What’s hot for spring in consumer electronics? Gadget Grrl is here with her top picks for the new season. From the latest smart phones, games, laptops, new apps, software and more, she’ll plug you in to the best in tech for on-the-go.
Seven’s Turkish Grill uses the freshest Ingredients. They do not use processed or frozen food. Everything here is made fresh.The food was outstanding, probably the best Turkish food I’ve had in the last few months, and the service was very efficient as well.
You can get a mixed kebab platter with any 2 kebabs you want for about $18 and it comes with salad, roasted vegetables, rice, and bread. It’s really a huge meal. We decided to get 2 of them to sample 4 kinds of kebab (Doner, Adana, Shish, and Beyti) and we also got the Ezme salad (much like a Turkish salsa) to boot. The flavors were spot on. Everything had that ‘right off the grill’ flavor, was succulent, and extremely juicy. We also got a knafe for dessert which was hot, fresh, and delicious.
At Ninja NY’s Japanese-French-American fusion fare, guests are whisked into the subterranean space by elevator, led to the dining area via a secret path (peopled by live “ninjas” poised to scare the living daylights out of you), then brought to the recesses of a feudal castle where each dungeonlike chamber houses a single table. Chopped conch in garlic-butter sauce explodes in flames after its fuse is lit; and the meteorite pot—a clam-and-soy-milk soup over greens and pork loin sliced tableside—is cooked to blandness by 800-degree rocks. After some too-beautiful-to-eat dessert, like a tiramisu bonsai tree made of green-tea leaves, puff-pastry wood, and cookie-crumb dirt, the meal concludes with a lengthy magic show from yet another ninja, this time armed with a deck of cards.
Heritage Bicycles General Store was an idea, and it would have stayed that way if owner Michael Salvatore didn’t take the leap into entrepreneurship. After spending three years helping establish Bowery Lane Bicycles (BLB) in New York City with partners Sean Naughton and Patrick Benard, Michael wanted to bring these beautiful bikes to his home town, Chicago. As a fifth-generation Chicagoan, he decided to not only bring BLB’s Breukelen and Broncks line to the Windy City, but to also add Daisy, the first offering from the Heritage line. Visit heritagebicycles.com for more information.
Many observers consider Millennium Park to be the city’s most important project since the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. It far exceeded its originally proposed budget of $150 million. The final cost of $475 million was borne by Chicago taxpayers and private donors. The city paid $270 million; private donors paid the rest, and assumed roughly half of the financial responsibility for the cost overruns. The construction delays and cost overruns were attributed to poor planning, many design changes, and cronyism. Many critics have praised the completed park.
The Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. NYC DOT operates and maintains the nine vessel fleet as well as the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, the City Island and Hart Island Facilities, The Battery Maritime Building and all floating dock building equipment. The Staten Island Ferry is run by the City of New York for one pragmatic reason: To transport Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan. Yet, the 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it “One of the world’s greatest (and shortest) water voyages.” From the deck of the ferry you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You’ll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and coming into focus again as you return. A typical weekday schedule involves the use of five boats to transport approximately 60,000 passengers daily (109 daily trips). During the day, between rush hours, boats are regularly fueled and maintenance work is performed. Terminals are cleaned around the clock and routine terminal maintenance is performed on the day shift. On weekends, three boats are used (75 trips each Saturday and 68 trips each Sunday). Over 35,000 trips are made annually.
The Serengeti comes to life as never before through the extraordinary vision that is The Lion King. More than 50 million people have felt the thrill of this Tony Award winner for Best Musical, which tells the classic journey of young royal heir Simba. Giraffes strut, birds swoop and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the sense and inspires you with the wonder of life. This is The Lion King. Imagination Untamed.
One of New York City’s best kept secrets, the Rare View Rooftop Garden is a seasonal destination for drinks and amazing city views. It is also an ideal spot for intimate private gatherings and receptions. Please don’t hesitate to call for details and dates.
Larry Gagosian’s gallery—a massive, maze-like layout of beautifully lit rooms—is considered by many to be the cornerstone of the art scene in Chelsea. His gallery shows often gather as much attention as any show at a major modern art museum, and they have included installations from Richard Serra, John Currin, De Kooning and the always-shocking but extremely relevant works of Damien Hirst.
Tortaria is a Mexican-style sandwich shop and tequila bar that specializes in tortas, taquitos, and tequila. We offer the widest selection of tortas in all of New York City and prepare them from scratch each morning with authentic Mexican ingredients. And we don’t stop there. We are also proud to offer made-to-order guacamole, hand-pressed corn Masa tortillas, and fresh fruit-squeezed margaritas.