High Line Summer Party: Tickets Start at $150

In my mind The High Line park is this century’s most brilliant gift to the city. If you haven’t visited this magical garden above ground along the trendy Meat Packing District you are in for a treat. And if you are still waiting for an opportunity to check out section 2, inaugurated a couple of weeks ago, now you have it: the High Line’s summer bash is happening next week, June 28th from 7-10PM. Thanks to the support of Coach mens Collection, 100% of all ticket sales goes directly towards the maintenance and operation of the High Line. Enjoy Sunset drinks on the Sundeck, dancing under the stars, or at Avenue later for the after party…

Buy tickets here or 212 206 9922

Hurry before tickets are sold out. This promises to be one of the loveliest evenings this month.

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The Book of Mormon musical on Broadway

While the big theater critics and stars where attending the official opening of the expensive and controversial Spider Man- Turn off The Dark, I was a couple blocks away laughing out loud, practically peeing in my pants at the Broadway show The Book of Mormon.

clandestine cellphone photo: the "Mormon Hell" according to the screenplay

No matter where you come from in this world, you probably have seen a Mormon team in your neighborhood. The ding-dong duo goes from door to door to disseminate the teachings of Christ (according to their own) and are distinguishable from other missionaries by their white shirts, black pants, black name tag and gel in the hair… (ok, maybe I’m going to far with the last part). In terms of stereotyping, writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the comic masters at this show which won nine TONYs last week.

Sold out show at the Eugene O'Neill Theater

Two thumbs up. Word of advice: don’t go if you can’t take blasphemy or heavy satire on religious dogma. This is after all the an oeuvre of the South Park creators.

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Stay two nights in NYC and get the third one FREE

Lobby at The Plaza Hotel

Hot off the press. Nycgo.com just announced this fantastic deal. If you were in doubt about your next trip to New York City, this should help make up your mind. Book for two consecutive nights at participating hotels from June 27 to September 5, 2011, to receive a Third Night free. This one is worth it, since many of the participating hotels are on our recommendations list: The Plaza Hotel, The Carlyle, Hôtel Plaza Athénée and The Setai. Other classic hotels offering the third night free include: The Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah Essex House, The Peninsula New York, The Pierre, The St. Regis... Stretch your stay and enjoy another day in Mahattan this summer.
To view a full list of all hotels offering this promotion, go here.

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New in the Hamptons: The Capri Hotel, Nobu at the Capri and Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley in one of her wetsuits designed in partnership with Roxy

The post-Memorial Day pilgrimage out east has started and you know you'll be stuck on the Long Island Expressway. Focus on the positive: besides the beach, freshly renovated hotels, new shops and novel restaurants are awaiting you in the Hamptons.

The Capri Hotel was newly sold (together with its sisters the Atlantic and Bentley) to Jackie Mansfield (W Miami) and will house another one of sushiman’s Nobuyuki Matsuhira empire outpost. After a face-lift overseen by Meyer Davis Inc, with touches from business partner Steven Kamali (from the successful Surf Lodge in Montauk), a table is are already an impossible feat to achieve. Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley will add her chic perspective to the interiors as well as to her own boutique, adjacent to the hotel’s lobby. According to the company’s press release: “Rowley’s fashion-forward aesthetic will be seen in décor details within the Capri’s rooms, as well as in the Nobu restaurant, and an expansive poolside and event area, entitled The Bathing Club. With a sun-soaked indoor/outdoor lobby, oversize beach pillows and deck beds, and antiqued wood floors in each guestroom, the Capri’s aesthetic seeks to echo the relaxed, rustic atmosphere of its beachside property, yet provide a level of luxury and sophisticated service that is in tune with the Hamptons visitor. The Southampton boutique, the designer’s seventh U.S. retail location, follows last summer’s Montauk store, which is open yearly from Memorial Day through to the fall.”

The Capri
281 County Road 39A
Southampton, NY, 11968
tel: 631-283-6100
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