This bourbon-and-concord grape juice concoction, crafted by Christopher Tunnah at the Bedford Post in Bedford, NY, was designed to be a sort of mulled wine 2.0, with the same warming spice notes, medicinal aftertaste not included. It's sure to win over even the biggest mulled wine loather. Read on for the recipe.
When the weather is frightfully cold, there's nothing quite like a potent and flavorful cocktail to warm the soul. Here, Jason Schiffer, the owner of 320 Main in Seal Beach, shows us how to make the Maple Manhattan, a combination of whiskey, maple syrup, and punt e mes.
About five years ago or so, I met Diego Garcia, the lead singer of the band Elefant, at some shows in New Orleans. In full rock star style, he was taking tequila shots in his tour bus with an array of pretty young things and walking barefoot in front of the Decatur Street House of Blues; I got the feeling that he couldn't put up this act for much longer. It turns out that the band called it quits it last year, and now Garcia devotes his musical talents to an eponymous solo act — his new album is due out April 5.
Further proof that the musician has settled down is a new Vogue.com tour of Garcia's luxurious Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, which he shares with his bombshell Brazilian fashion designer wife Laura, their adorable baby girl Georgiana, and their French bulldog Alaïa. Instead of collecting bar stamps, it seems the singer has picked up a passion for curating a personal art collection. His home's interiors are impeccably outfitted with Milo Baughman chairs, Karl Springer poufs, a Hope Atherton painting, a Donald Baechler piece, and miles of art books. It's restrained, eclectic, worldly, and absolutely envy inducing.
Since it's so grandly minimal, recreating the look of the cool couple's living room might require a second mortgage, but it can't hurt to try. Click to learn how to get the look!
While I doubt that I'll ever choose to buy real estate in Manhattan (I'm a West Coaster for life), I do enjoy checking out the high-end real estate that the borough has to offer, which is why I'll be tuning in tonight to catch the second season of Selling New York. The first episode, which premieres at 9 tonight on HGTV, follows the brokers from CORE as they attempt to sell a unit in the Urban Glass House, one of the last projects from architect Philip Johnson.
The 1,457-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo loft at the Urban Glass House is listed at $1.795 million. What do you get for all of that money? Well, you can peek out at Statue of Liberty and Hudson River views every morning (though, as development increases in the area views may become more limited). Inside, interiors by Annabelle Selldorf are also sure to please (and also contribute toward the price point).
I recently discovered New York City-based architecture and interior design firm Ashe + Leandro and spent a good half hour clicking through all of their inspiring design projects. The one thing that always draws me to an interior space is a feeling of crispness — clean lines, uncluttered accessorizing, polish, elements of white — and Ashe + Leandro has that down to a T. But their interiors aren't too minimal, sterile, or modern. Each room seems to blend beautiful contemporary furniture with warm, worn, antiques or traditional pieces like Persian rugs, burlap throw pillows, or French arm chairs.
I absolutely covet one particular project, a three-bedroom apartment on the west side of Manhattan, so I had to share. From the living room built-ins filled with yellow book spines to the oversize pendant shade above the dining table, there's a surprising, eye-catching element in each space. While the common spaces are painted white, two of the bedrooms are personalized with color: one features three of the most perfect shades of turquoise and looks like a breath of fresh air, and another is layered with deep hues of dusty brown and hunter green to create a truly nocturnal space. Such a dream! Take the full tour, and you'll be thinking of hiring the team to redesign your own home!
A well-stocked home bar should have two versions of vermouth, and trust me: you don't want to confuse the two. Dry vermouth, also called French vermouth (pictured), is light in color and often found in similarly shaded cocktails.Dry vermouth mixes into a classic dry martini, as well as some of my favorite finds, including the Corkscrew and El Presidente cocktails.
Not surprisingly, Italian (aka sweet) vermouth shows up in the classic Italian cocktail the Negroni, as well as the all-American Manhattan. Some drinks use equal parts of dry/white and red/sweet vermouth and are often dubbed "perfect," as in a Perfect Manhattan. Once you've cracked open a bottle of either type of vermouth, it's best stored in the fridge. What are your vermouth cocktails of choice?
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There's a new men's clothing store in Manhattan with gorgeous wood paneling and a beautiful salon-style gallery wall that I want to simply copy and paste into my home! From the shape of the shop's dapper black leather armchairs to the vase filled with branches, lust-worthy design elements abound. In other words . . . the space would be my dream closet! Can you guess what store it is?
I love this little vignette I created on my bedroom windowsill looking over Manhattan. The large windows and view make my tiny apt feel much bigger! I got the Foo Dog bookends at Home Goods and the Shell Ashtray from Urban Outfitters.
After sipping a superb cherry bounce old-fashioned, I decided to create a cherry version of the Manhattan, which, in the spirit of the Big Apple, I dubbed the Big Cherry.
It has the same ingredients as the old-fashioned, but in different proportions. For a special touch, try using brandied cherries instead of the usual maraschino. To get the recipe, read more