Spring is finally upon us, with brighter skies and slightly warmer weather — but when is the first official day of spring in 2021? Tomorrow, Saturday, March 20th is the first official day of spring!

Spring in NYC brings a sense of optimism to the five boroughs. Residents shed their winter coats and emerge to take advantage of green spaces across the City. …


Christmas circa 1920

Welcome to our holiday gift guide, where you’ll find hundreds of great gifts ideas for everyone on your gift list. Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food and everything in-between!

So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Christmas! It covers stocking stuffers, small budget gifts, gifts for the home, and ideas for pretty much everyone else in your life.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Who doesn’t like a nice small, but thoughtful gift. Check out some small surprises that will be sure to leave a huge smile for your favorite recipient.

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Whether trick-or-treating is happening on All Hallows Eve this year or not, the holiday will not be canceled. A full moon, a blue moon, and Saturday celebrations mean the fun, the fright, and the delight of Halloween is as strong as ever.

We’ve rounded up a collection of spooky creations to satisfy any small or virtual gathering that you may be a part of this year. In addition to some delicious cocktails we have you covered for some special treats and safe travel options to give you a spook!

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The Sandman’s Serenade


Just when you thought your wallet was safe, Alpha Industries and Playboy teamed up to absolutely ruin us. The two iconic brands are releasing their third collab, and damn does it have the goods. The word “iconic” gets thrown around a lot, but both Playboy and Alpha Industries absolutely deserve the label, and these All-American companies have been part of popular culture since the 1960s.

The latest Playboy x Alpha Industries collab combines Playboy’s instantly recognizable rabbit symbol and photography with Alpha Industries’ timeless military-inspired clothing and accessories, and the result is blazingly awesome.

Head to Alpha Industries now to…


Jean Shafiroff, Consul General Laurent Gallissot, Elizabeth Stribling. Credit Annie Watt Agency

French Heritage Society hosted their “April in Paris” Palm Beach Luncheon on Monday, April 26, 2021 at The Colony Hotel. As their first in-person event of 2021, the atmosphere was particularly festive as guests enjoyed a catered meal and toasted a brighter future from The Colony’s poolside oasis.

The lovely, sold-out fête was held at the behest of Event Chairs Michael A. Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou. Further flair was provided by Luncheon Chairmen CeCe and Lee Black, Audrey Gruss, Liz McDermott Barnes, FHS Board Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and New York Chapter Co-Chairman Guy Robinson. The event was in…


This week, Banana Republic is proud to introduce the Art of Work — an evolution of work style where classic design meets creative expression.

After an unprecedented year, the brand is inviting customers to redefine their dress code by pairing classic pieces with contemporary streetwear for a look that’s modern and sophisticated.

The Art of Work features tailored Banana Republic separates paired with well-worn BR Vintage pieces. The brand is rediscovering some of their favorite archive pieces and bringing them back to their consumers; menswear pieces are styled for today’s woman with lightweight, airy blouses for a soft feminine touch…


Almost 80 years ago, Tequila Don Julio was founded by Don Julio González — a man as devoted to his craft as taking care of his own. To carry on his remarkable legacy and support our friends and familia, Tequila Don Julio is establishing the Tequila Don Julio Fund with a commitment of $1 million in aid over the next four years to charities whose missions help our community grow stronger.

To support the devoted bartenders and restaurant workers in the industry, the Fund will make its first contribution on Cinco de Mayo through a combined donation of $125,000 to…


Recently, Be the Light at HeartShare’s 2021 Virtual Gala, HeartShare is reached its event fundraising goal of $1M. The Gala is HeartShare’s largest annual fundraising event and the $1M raised will go a long way toward supporting an annual budget that depends, in part, on contributions and donations raised from special events.

The funds will help cover unexpected and unbudgeted costs incurred due to COVID-19 and reduced government funding. Ultimately, the funds will be applied to the programs and services HeartShare provides to help people with autism and other developmental disabilities live their best lives: group homes, pre-schools, schools for…


While Cinco de Mayo officially celebrates the 1862 Mexican army’s victory over the French, it’s become a holiday that people across the world celebrate. Typically, most people would spend the day eating at Mexican restaurants, downing margaritas and throwing parties — but in these unprecedented times, we’re having to adjust how we celebrate.

Luckily, there are so many virtual Cinco de Mayo ideas you can use to have a fun fiesta at home this year or safely with limited people. There are still ways to support your local Mexican-owned businesses, have fun with friends and loved ones and — of…


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While we’ve missed out on a lot over the past year, celebrating the leading ladies in our lives doesn’t have to be one of them.

The current reality in these “unprecedented times” of acting as parent, professional, teacher, partner, playmate, chef, workout instructor, and maybe more has put many moms in an unprecedented emotional, psychic, mental, and spiritual space.

It’s not uncommon for parents to vacillate between gratitude — for this unexpected time to spend with their families — and despair and worry — for obvious reasons.

It’s also not uncommon for all members of any given family to wear…

Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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