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Spend The Holidays At The Plaza

royal plaza suiteOne of the best times to stay in New York City is during the holidays. Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching it is time  to make this year memorable by staying at The Plaza .  This extraordinary hotel offers 282 guestrooms including 102 suites with some featuring prized views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Guests can get pampered at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, styled at Warren-Tricomi Salon and enjoy boutique shopping at the hotel’s Shops.

All rooms are furnished with iPads to connect guests with hotel services, signature toiletries by Caudalie, a refrigerated private bar and 24 hour in-room dining. The Plaza Hotel is now offering four holiday packages some including VIP tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a Saks Fifth Avenue gift card valued at $250, and tickets to the Rockefeller Tree lighting.  All packages can be booked through The Plaza in-house reservations by calling (212)-546-5219 or emailing:

Photo:Courtesy of The Plaza Hotel

Package #1 Thanksgiving at The Plaza

  • Two tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at The Palm Court
  • $200 daily food and beverage credit to the The Palm Court, The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar, The Todd English Food Hall or In-Room Dining

Package #2 The Plaza Annual Tree Lighting Experience

  • Accommodations for two in a guest room or suite
  • Front row seats to The Plaza’s Annual Tree Lighting and Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court on Monday, Dec. 2
  • Access to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and VIP seating on the ice, in a private area with up-close views of the tree lighting and musical performances

Package #3 The Plaza Holiday

  • $250 Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card
  • A private shopping appointment at Saks with a personal shopper and complimentary glass of champagne
  • $200 food and beverage credit to be used at The Palm Court, The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar, or The Todd English Food Hall

Package #4 New Year’s Eve at The Plaza

  • A bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles
  • $250 credit at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa
  • Daily breakfast for two through In-Room Dining or at The Palm Court

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Case-Mate Adds Glam To Smartphones

case mate display genuine crystal and leather case

Case-Mate, known for producing trendy mobile accessories just revealed their new line of premium stylish smartphone cases for iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices.  The new premium line range in assortment from swanky and chic with cases produced in mother or pearl and hand-painted tortoiseshell to vintage and classic cases created in exotic hardwood.  The well-styled man or woman will discover the perfect accessory to complement their lifestyle and personal flair. The premium Case-Mate smartphone cases range in price from $30-150 and are available for purchase at Sprint retail stores.

Photo: Courtesy of Case-Mate

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Rent the Runway Opens Showroom at Henri Bendel

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Rent the Runway is bringing the online rental experience to Fifth Avenue by opening an exclusive showroom at Henri Bendel.  The showroom is located on the second floor of the NYC flagship store, providing an opportunity for the well-heeled to try on dresses before renting.  The showroom is organized by occasion black tie and cocktail party, date night or wedding. Designer roster includes Z Spoke Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang and ML Monique Lhiullier.

On-hand is a Go to Girl personal stylist that will facilitate in finding the ideal look from head to toe for all upcoming occasions. Walk-ins are welcome, or customers can book their appointment online by visiting  and  create a style profile prior to their appointment. “It’s become clear to us at Rent the Runway that our customer is the true go-getter girl”, noted Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway. “With the ability to try on the designer dresses that would be paired with your newest on-trend Henri Bendel accessory purchase, women can alleviate their fit concerns, drop by after work for that last-minute event, and more confidently book dresses for the entire season.” The showroom is open Monday- Saturday 10-8 and on Sunday 12-7. Rent the Runway at Henri Bendel will host a Girls Night Out event series giving makeovers, manicures and other beauty services to create runway ready looks just in time for the holidays.

Photo Credit: Rent the Runway

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TAO Unveils TAO Downtown In Meatpacking District

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Viceroy Hotel Opens in New York

The Viceroy Hotel just opened and is nestled in the heart of Midtown on West 57th Street.  With existing locations in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, and Miami this 240 luxury room hotel will tailor to the most astute tastemakers and trendsetters of the world. Accommodations include rooms styled in exotic woods and leather, floor to ceiling windows, and breathtaking views of Central Park. Amenities provided by Beats by Dre, Illy coffee, as well as a viceroy smartphone and hotel app will assist jetsetters reveling in the city that never sleeps. Later this month, Marc Murphy’s restaurant Kingside, will open at street-level and will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night dining. Viceroy New York and Kingside combine the designer cachet in architecture/design and cutting-edge nightlife and cuisine in a one- of- a kind downtown aesthetic-without losing the refinement of uptown.

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Ben Minkoff Spring 2014