LOCATION: New-york

A Peek Inside The Magical Ladurée Soho
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26934
VENUE:
Ladurée
LOCATION:
New York, NY
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Restaurant
18th-Century Ballroom Garden Party
City
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Bring out your party horns because this week (May 31st to be precise) we celebrated #NationalMacaronDay! Is there anywhere more magnificent to celebrate such a momentous occassion than within the walls of the famous Parisian tea rooms at Ladurée Soho in New York? Stacks upon stacks of pastel sweets and treats are displayed on marble counters at this storied shop that feels like a Breakfast at Tiffany's meets Marie Antoinette moment. 

Setting foot inside Ladurée is like stepping into your childhood dream as you are greeted by a myriad of macarons, tarts, eclairs and cakes in every shade in of the rainbow, set in a stylish patisserie. 

 

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Brunch Bucket List: Join Us at Jacks Wife Freda
Maddie Erdossy
REPORT
No. 26891
VENUE:
Jack's Wife Freda
LOCATION:
Soho, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Private Dining
Trendy & Eclectic
Downtown SoHo
REPORTER: Maddie Erdossy

Ah, New York City. The land of opportunity. The land where eight million people live on one single island. With this many people and a variety of cultures, there are bound to be thousands of diverse and delicious places to indulge in this pretty-little meal we call brunch. But what is it about this morning meal that makes us so downright happy? Is it the plethora of flaky pastries, the oozing of egg yolks or the sweet sparkle of a much-needed mimosa? Maybe it’s the atmosphere: spending the last hurrah of the weekend with close friends before we all face an inevitable case of the Mondays. 

Photos by Henry Hargreaves

 

Jacks Wife Freda in New York

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An Industrial Wedding In A Restored Factory Venue
Jay Cassel
REPORT
No. 26892
VENUE:
Basilica Hudson
LOCATION:
Hudson, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Foundry / Warehouse
Historic Industrial
Old Hudson Foundry
REPORTER: Jay Cassel

Back in 2000, Patrick Doyle purchased a large warehouse, formerly a glue factory, on the bank of the Hudson River with a vision in mind. His plan was to transform his newly acquired building into an idyllic, unpolished haven for local artists and friends and create a base for unorthodox artistic experiences. In 2010, musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone joined Patrick in his quest and the place was transformed into the non-profit hub we now know as Basilica Hudson.

The industrial feel of the the building itself has remained through renovations, sporting exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling. The waterfront scene just outside the huge bay windows reveals ships and barges trudging down the Hudson River, a thing of absolute mechanized beauty. The capacity is around 1,200 souls – pretty perfect for live music, visual art events, or large weddings and gatherings.

 

Basilica Hudson in New York, NY

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Birthday Bucket List of the Week: The Ultimate Chill Ice Cream Party Spot
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26882
VENUE:
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
LOCATION:
New York, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Ice Cream Parlor
Modern Minimalist
Nostalgic City Streets
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

As kids, we used to beg our parents to take us to the local creamery for ice cream with the neighbor kids, and an ice cream cake to celebrate a birthday was an even more exciting surprise. Imagine being that age and finding out you could rent out the whole ice cream parlor and be surrounded by only your friends? Buying out this NYC hotspot is basically the grown up version of that sugar-filled childhood dream come to life. And so, we’re adding Morgenstern’s to our #birthdaybucketlist for the kid in all of us.

 

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Bachelorette Bucket List Of The Week: Sip & Skate at the "Coolest" Club in NYC - The Standard High Line
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26837
VENUE:
The Standard HIgh Line
LOCATION:
New York, NY
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bucket List Girls Getaway of the Week
"Standard" Seasonal Chic
Living Room on Ice
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

Gathering your girls in any season is as good and gorgeous a reason as any to celebrate – but finding time to fete during the high-stress holidays is a Christmas miracle in and of itself. But winter weddings are on the rise darlings and if one of your bests has opted for a sweet & snowy “I-do” – her bachelorette party should be just as cool. Oh my, my oh hell yes, honey put on that party dress – we’ve got a sweet and seasonal #BacheloretteBucketList of the Week that should warm you right up in this cool, cool season.

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