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Fashion week has now come to an end in New York, London, Paris, and Milan, which officially raps up fashion month. Once again, we are left reminiscing about our favorite runway looks from each show, but more importantly, left with loads of inspiration from all the mod ensembles captured on the street. Take a look at these images that perfectly recap each city’s fashion week streetwear.Read More
By Alix Vo
New York City has long been dubbed the concrete jungle, its tall skyscrapers and flashy lights around every corner. Though in high pockets of these streets, there are rooftop gardens that the urban habitants can escape to, all while enjoying the view below them.
This is the largest outdoor rooftop garden in New York, offering an indoor penthouse and an outdoor roof-deck. Enormous yellow umbrellas are available over the tables in the summer, and in the colder months, heated lamps and plastic domes cover the tables and offer partial warmth. 230 Fifth offers classic American food and their specialty cocktails uses in season fruits and vegetables.
Located at 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Located above Pod 39 Hotel, stare out between the terra-cotta columns and this rooftop’s view line covers the south to lower Manhattan skyline. Strings of light cover the expansive space above the rooftop and patches of greenery line the brick walls, giving off a feeling of an Italian garden. Tapas and cocktails are their specialty.
Located at 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
Just south of Hell’s Kitchen is Gallow Green, a lusciously memorizing space atop Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel. The greenery is lined with twinkling lights and the herbs they grow are used in dishes from the meals. Gallow Green offers an abundance of seafood in their appetizers and mains and flavourful pizza, such as their Kale and Anchovy pizza.
Located at 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
Refinery Rooftop is located atop Refinery Hotel which used to be an industry factory. The restaurant is divided in by brick arches, where one side is an indoor, wood roof while the other has glass walls and a glass sunroof that can open or close, depending on the occasion. The rooftop also has a lounge, completely under open skies and stringed lights that stretch across. Refinery Rooftop offers brunch, lunch and dinner, and a selection of their signature cocktails.
Located at 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
Atop the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is Rock & Reilly’s, an Irish rock gastro pub offering American favorites and rock inspired cocktails such as Free Falling or When Doves Cry. The restaurant has a retractable roof on its 10,000 square foot space and a simply, but elegant, outdoor terrace.
Located at 218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001
Our favorite listing this week comes is a 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths, each area has a unique and minimal style located at 21 West 20th st. PH 1 This featured penthouse found in one of the best areas in New York City is nothing short of a sleek and extravagant masterpiece. With 4,841 square feet of open floor space, each room gives you a luxurious and regal feel.
There are multiple rooms perfect for living and entertaining, with large windows that pour light into each space. The main living area features folding glass doors which give you the option for seamless indoor and outdoor living all at once. The bedrooms keep the same idea with glass doors that open dramatically to a beautiful terrace overlooking part of the city.
The master bedroom is 1,100 square feet and is the perfect privacy area with a kitchenette and wet bar included. The kitchen has an open floorplan with a chic marble island in the middle, as well as tremendous pantry and cabinet space that was designed discretely and ideally to make the room come together. This space also comes with a powder room, exclusive baths and walk-in closets for each of the other three bedrooms, and full-size washer and dryer. The home comes finished with heated floors in the master bath and full electronic controls and monitoring that can be controlled simply from your smartphone.
Holly Parker & Michael Passaro of the Holly Parker team at Douglas Elliman is the listing agent.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Looking to wake up during the weekend with an ocean view and not have to deal with the headache of the Hampton commute? Only an Hour away in Rye, this 6 Bedroom, 6 and a half bathroom home that sits on 4 acres is now listed for $15,250,000. Located at 408 Grace Church Street, this home offers all the amenities one would need from in door pool, to the outdoor pool and a private peninsula that docks, not one but 2 boats.
Wake up to a stunning sunrise and morning swim in your pool overlooking the Sound. Play tennis on your court nestled by the sea to top off a perfect morning. Dock your boat on your own private peninsula. This extraordinary home is perfect for entertaining, 12- and 14-foot ceilings throughout, unparalleled attention to detail.
Designed by architects Shope, Reno and Wharton, offering waterfront views from almost every room. Enter into the living room featuring a fireplace with a 300-year old imported marble fireplace surround. The formal dining room includes a 22-foot long glass-wall looking into the temperature controlled wine room. Double-height cherry wood paneling in family room and a wall of windows is breathtaking. Imported Honduran mahogany lines the study. The lower level includes indoor pool, fitness room, additional family room and more. This haven is more than just a weekend residence. Ready to move in?
Stacey Oestreich & Nancy Strong, at Douglas Elliman are the listing agents.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman
It’s no secret that millennials now make up for the largest percentage of the population, outnumbering baby boomers in the US alone. It’s also no secrets that they have figured out the balance between work and life and that their spending habits are more focused on the current pleasures such as travel, fashion, leisure, technology and beauty products. They can also be accredited for both being the forefathers of the occupation that goes by the name ‘influencer’ as well as the term itself.
There are virtually hundreds of thousands millennial influencers out there, and probably the same number making efforts to become one. Now, the question that poses itself is – how does one manage to make social media platforms their own personal, highly lucrative playground? How do they attract sponsors and more specifically, how do they appeal to their followers and ‘convince’ them into purchasing a certain product and service. Those are the exact questions we’ll be answering today.
The target group
Being part of the millennial generation themselves, these young influencers know ‘their people’. They’re aware that they share at least approximately the same values and interests, so it’s not that difficult to speak to your audience as there is no age gap. The millennial influencer is aware that whatever he wants his followers to respond to is the same type of thing they themselves would respond to.
Aside from that, being the same generation as their followers, influencers immediately have that ‘starting’ vote of confidence and all they have to do from there is gain more credibility.
Investing in content
They don’t respond to paid advertisements and trust only authentic content. That is precisely why the influencer takes the time and effort to create great content – a blog post, a tutorial, a vlog, high-quality and inspiring Instagram posts, even interesting and candid Instastories. Managing these platforms is a full-time job and they never post anything short of perfection.
They know that their followers are not concerned with loyalty, at least not when it comes to whom they follow on social media, so in order to get the numbers up, and not down, they can’t afford risking it with content that leaves something to be desired.
Pushing a brand
A true influencer will never allow themselves to be sponsored by a brand they personally don’t like – it’s not good for their image and it makes it that more difficult to be convincing. However, knowing their audience, they will often promote vintage shops, second-hand stores that sell vintage dresses, blouses shirts and more, and often with no reimbursement at all – why? Because it’s good for their image; first, they help and indie brand or a vintage store gain popularity, which will hence ultimately become lucrative for them, and gain points for authenticity as they support brands which they aren’t sponsored by.
This is one of the crucial elements of trustworthiness – making it apparent that you’re a real person and not a sponsored robot.
Being aware that their peers don’t respond very well to advertisements, making sure a blog post that mentions a particular brand is authentic is paramount to their credibility. They make sure that they’re wearing a certain dress they truly like, genuinely enjoy a vacation, give their honest approval of a certain makeup brand. To take things further, in order to maintain their integrity, beauty bloggers for instance, will often give a negative review of a product, or at least point out certain flaws. One such example is the international You Tube sensation whose channel is called Nikke Tutorials. Even though she has gained massive following and even a collaboration with Ofra cosmetics, this beauty vlogger doesn’t shy away from telling the truth about a product. That’s what makes her followers love her and believe in her opinions.
Speaking of love, another way young influencers pave the way for themselves is by keeping their feet on the ground. That means that communication with audiences is of the utmost importance – replying to messages, not getting on a high horse, answering questions in the comment section, sharing genuine love – it takes all that and much more to keep the love of your audiences.
Rebel with a cause
One final, but in no way less important aspect is the choice of brands they choose to ‘advertize’. Knowing that millennials are increasingly staying away from makeup and cosmetics brands that still test on animals, or retailers who have a history of unethical practices and aren’t committed to sustainability, most smart influencers will stay away from these brands and focus on those with which they have shared values. This is firstly because they genuinely believe in environmental causes and secondly, they don’t want a riot among their following.
How savvy are the influencers you follow and how great is your trust in them?
By Sophia Smith
A place of intoxicating beauty, this serene estate represents the very best that Westchester County has to offer. Set within a history rich enclave that is home to many prominent residents, the setting features a stunning country house, a pool, tennis court, carriage house, studio and guest house. Beautiful natural ponds, three in total, and two waterfalls also enhance the landscape which captivates with its varying topography of rustic woods, rushing streams, verdant fields and mature gardens.
A mere hour away from Manhattan this property an early/mid 1800s on 20.5 acres, this $12M property was expanded over time into 4-bedroom home, then completely gut renovated and remodeled in 2009 by architect Robin Prince Zahn. The home retains much of the original footprint before its expansion, as well as original hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings in the living room.
Still regarded as one of the area's best kept secrets, this enviable locale presents a rare opportunity to escape and restore your spirits amid nature's ever-changing beauty. The fenced grounds, secluded behind a gated entry and accessed via a long drive, are a delight throughout the seasons and offer easy access to the town and major roadways. The home was expanded from about 3050 sq. ft. to its current 7,758 sq. ft..
James (JB) Avery, Matthew Berger & Arlene Oxman, of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents
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ALCHEMIQ is quickly becoming the finest of what NYC has to offer. Since its inception, this unique catering service has grown into a household name in the industry and has managed to change the landscape of it. The brand has been getting stellar reviews since its first event and has gained the trust of many reputable customers. Google, Jo Malone, Cosmopolitan and Chivas are just some of the brand’s loyal customers.
This NYC-based catering service is best known for its unique offer. Unlike most catering or mixology services, ALCHEMIQ offers it all to their customers. They specialize in mixing quality cocktails as well as serving amazing food. The founder, Igor Zukowiec has dedicated his life to exploring the world of flavor pairings. His passion led him to a career in catering and cocktail mixing which ultimately resulted in the founding of ALCHEMIQ catering - a business dedicated to serving the best quality hors d’oeuvres, finger food and cocktail catering on the market. The brand is also dedicated to helping the community by contributing to various charity events.
ALCHEMIQ catering has an artistic approach to food preparation. Its chefs believe that there is no better way of expressing creativity than through food. The result of that way of thinking is something truly special. You can be certain that there will be plenty of delicious food at every event they host.
Everything is prepared with an exceptional attention to detail. Every season you can expect a new menu consisting of dishes prepared with seasonal and fresh, locally grown ingredients. The starting point for their menu was the American cuisine which they later expanded with the best and trendiest additions from cuisines around the world. They can also create a bespoke menu for your event. The team always has a lot of new ideas and will listen to the suggestions of their customers to create the best menu to satisfy their needs.
Their amazing food menu is always topped off with high-end cocktails. The two are perfectly paired. There was a gap between the market demand and offer when it came to event mixology that ALCHEMIQ filled. You can finally have a great cocktail menu at your private party. The brand is offering craft cocktails served at the pace that will make sure no guest is empty handed. Creating an artisanal cocktail takes time, but with the right people behind the bar, ALCHEMIQ made sure to serve the best drinks in the time it takes to fill up a mug with beer.
Seasonal menus also include different cocktails for every season. When creating the cocktail menus, the team considers the food they will serve and make the selection of the best complementary drinks to serve together. But these cocktails are hardly just great companions of the food they offer. They stand independently when it comes to quality and creativity. Made of rare ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and homemade syrups these cocktails are treats to the senses on their own.
The “wow” factor
Trendy food and high-end cocktails are what ALCHEMIQ has to offer, but what sets this catering service apart is the “wow” factor. Every dish and every cocktail is served in a unique way. The food is served on beautifully designed plates and stations, and cocktails are given a new look with dry ice and stencil-sprayed logos. The biggest value ALCHEMIQ adds to an event is its team of experienced and dedicated artists.
If you want to host an event that will leave a lasting impression, hire ALCHEMIQ. Their mix of creativity, professionalism, and dedication to the customer satisfaction will ensure the success of your event. Whether you are organizing a wedding, corporate event or a birthday party, the ALCHEMIQ team will have a unique idea and execute it to perfection.
Looking to expand a following on Instagram? Take a look below at some of our favorite accounts and how they promote their listings and a sense of personality. Why should you be on Instagram as a realtor? Being social allows your to be part of a community and share your current listings or accomplishments. Having the social visibility will allow you to show potential clients who you are, and why they'll want to hire you.
Check below our favorite real estate accounts and who you should follow, and while you're at it check us out at @OffTheMRKT and tag us in your new listings.
When it comes to your wardrobe, you need to be as versatile as possible for any event that comes your way. Having a set base of key pieces to build upon with any outfit helps for easier styling. With these 10 essentials in your wardrobe, your guaranteed to be ready to dress for anything.
In a city where everyone is always on top of each other, you can now have enough space. This is changing thanks to the penthouse at One Van Dam, listed for a cool $25,000,000 This 5,286 sf triplex home with private interior elevator servicing all 3 levels is comprised of 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, eat-in-kitchen with large pantry, Great Room, 3 WBFLs, rooftop living room, two entrances, catering kitchen and outdoor spa PLUS 3 terraces totaling 1,996 SF of heavenly outdoor space.
Upon entering, one is greeted by a glorious triple height stair framed by a spectacular 30-foot tall wall of glass. Off of this amazing entry, gallery is a dining area suitable for large sit-down dinner parties and a 28 wide living room with double sliding window wall leading to the 400 sf terrace with views south to the Freedom Tower.
The south end of this floor is the double-wide master suite overlooking downtown Manhattan with a WBFL, enormous windowed dressing room and master bath with large floor to ceiling window, free-standing soaking tub, radiant- heated Dolomiti marble floors, private water closet and open east views over Soho. A door from the master bath leads to a terrace and stairs up to the rooftop terrace for a secret soak in the sunken Spa.
The rooftop level, accessible via triple height stair or private elevator, has an expansive terrace of over 1400 sf, WBFL, sunken spa and is prefect for jaw-dropping entertaining with its adjoining catering kitchen and living area with sliding window walls. PHA at One Vandam has pre-wired technology infrastructure for lighting, window shades, media and audio, Nanz polished nickel door hardware, year round central heating and cooling system, dramatic and expansive thermopane windows and 7 rift and quarter sawn custom stained White Oak flooring.
One Vandam is home to 25 exceptional residences on 14 floors, each individually tailored to reflect the contours of the building, the surrounding cityscape and the nuanced character of the neighborhood. The building, designed by BKSK Architects, features a dramatic and sweeping landscaped outdoor terrace in addition to an impressive array of sun-filled amenities spaces, creating a private oasis for its residents. The interiors, as designed by Studio DB, feature hand-crafted details and finishes created especially for One Vandam, presenting an invitingly warm and modernist vision. 24/7 Concierge, full-time super and porter. Residents gym. Private storage. Located at Prince and Spring Streets in Soho, adjacent to the West Village and Tribeca, One Vandam offers expansive one-to-five bedroom residences.
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Sean Murphy Turner of Stribling & Associates is the listing agent.
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