Labor Day Specials Not To Miss In NYC

The last unofficial weekend of Summer has lots to do as we enter Labor Day. Perhaps it’s your last chance going to The Hamptons, a trip to the US Open. or just getting ready for Fashion Week, leaves the weekend full of excitement. If you happen to be stuck in the city and looking for somewhere to eat, look no further as we gathered 5 of the best specials to try out this weekend. Try one, or try them all!

photo credit Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality)

photo credit Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality)

The Wilson - 132 W 27th Street

Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to indulge in The Wilson’s Summer Staycation menu. Available Saturday and Sunday, the Staycation Menu includes summer specials like the Surf & Turf ($44), Lobster Roll ($23) or the Lobster Boil ($35). Wash it down with a $35 Bucket of Beers or $50 Carafe of Rosé. Need a Monday morning brunch to cure the weekend’s hangover?

The Wilson will be running the weekend brunch menu into Monday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by emailing reservations@igchospitality.com.

Mondrian Terrace - 444 Park Avenue South

Rosé Terrace is celebrating Labor Day with Bottomless Rosé all weekend long. Yes Way Rosé! Enjoy a live DJ while sipping unlimited Rosé. Soak up the last of the summer sun on the terrace. The event will run all weekend Friday-Monday. There are two, two-hour sessions on Friday and Saturday; Sunday and Monday each have one, two-hour session. Tickets include bottomless still and sparkling rosé, Live DJ, and an exclusive taste of "la vie en rose" for just $59.

Additional details and tickets can be found here.

Parker & Quinn: - 64 W 39th Street

Labor Day Weekend is better known as “Lobster Day Weekend” at Parker & Quinn.Celebrate the long weekend with a quintessential Lobster Boil ($35) that includes a whole Lobster, corn, heirloom petite potatoes, chorizo and can of Montauk Beer.

This special will run all weekend from Friday-Monday, so come by once, twice, or every day! Reservations can be made by emailing reservations@igchospitality.com.

Boulton & Watt -5 Avenue A

In celebration of the long weekend, Boulton & Watt is adding an extra day to their signature brunch service. Swing by the Lower East Side watering hole on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday to indulge in outdoor seating, $7 brunch cocktails, and that perfect blend of breakfast and lunch.

Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 10am, Monday at noon. For reservations call 646-490-6004

Refinery Rooftop 63 W 38th Street

The best part of a three-day weekend is that rare Sunday party. Refinery Rooftop is pairing al fresco day drinking with a live DJ from 3 p.m- 8 p.m on Sunday. To help ease that Monday hangover, Refinery Rooftop will open at noon, serving light bites, brunch, and more DJ beats.

Reservations can be made by emailing reservations@igchospitality.com.

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How To Boost Your Self Esteem In Time For Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrating with those that you love, and appreciating those that you have around you. Quite often this entails meeting family and friends out and about, or even being invited around to one and others homes. If you’re not feeling at your best and you’re lacking self esteem, the idea of being around lots of people might seem daunting and quite frankly, put you off the idea of attending. Rather than sitting at home and missing out on fun festivities, take a look at these great ways you can boost your self esteem in time for Christmas.

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Do a detox and reevaluate your eating habits

Self esteem problems often stem from the way your body looks, and problems in this area often arise from a poor diet and not looking after what you’re putting into your body. Doing a detox can help flush out toxins from your body, leaving your hair, skin and nails looking healthier, and also help you lose a few pounds in the process. Detoxes often consist of cutting out carbs, sugar, and junk food for a week or two so that your body can get rid of any nasties lingering. Once you’ve allowed your body to detox, take a look at these tips on how to maintain your refreshed body and begin changing your eating habits:

  • Learning to listen to what your body actually wants is the first thing you should concentrate on. Quite often, people mistake thirst for hunger and end up overeating. When you’re feeling hungry, have a glass of water and wait ten minutes and if you still feel hungry, you know it’s time to eat.

  • Serving smaller portions will help prevent overeating too. Perhaps using a smaller plate might help trick your mind into thinking there’s more!

  • Eat slower so that your stomach can communicate with your brain. It takes time for our stomachs to let the brain know that it’s full. Eating slower means that you’ll feel more satisfied sooner and again, prevent overeating.

  • Preparing healthy meals when you have free time will prevent you from turning to junk food after a long day.

You will find that following these tips will help you retrain your brain and reassess the way that you treat your eating habits. Many people also find that they no longer crave the sugary fatty foods they were eating before because they have learned to listen to what their bodies actually need!

Freshen up your look

It’s all too easy to stick with a familiar style that you know works well for you and quite often, it can lead to an outdated style. Meeting up with friends and family that always look lovely with what they’re wearing can easily make you feel self conscious, so maybe it’s time to freshen up your look. Here’s a few tips on how to do this:

  • Dress for your body shape - trust us, it works!

  • Add accessories to help vamp up an outfit and make it seem classier.

  • Make sure you’re wearing clothes for your size. Quite often people buy a bigger size to hide their bodies. This can lead to adding pounds onto yourself that aren’t there!

  • Opt for a more formal dress sense rather than casual, especially if you’re going out with family and friends. Luxus-Marken have a wonderful range of men and women’s shirts that will class up any outfit.

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Declutter your home

If it’s your turn to host a Christmas event this year, then you might be feeling self conscious about your home compared to everyone else's. You don’t need to spend endless amounts of money to make any kind of home look respectable and make you feel more confident about showing it off to family and friends:

  • Hide personal things such as washing in a dedicated room such as the spare room or utility room. It helps declutter your home and show off what you’ve built!

  • Getting rid of clutter and things that are no longer used is a great way of giving your home a fresher, more modern look.

  • A lick of paint on the walls, doors, and skirting boards can bring them up as good as new! Alternatively, running a damp cloth over scuffs on the walls can help freshen them back to normal!

  • Adding homely touches such as scatter cushions, throws, scented candles, and rugs will help your home appear more welcoming.

Take a trip to the salon!

So you’ve gotten yourself a brand new outfit or two and you can’t wait to show it off at Christmas time? Why not complete your look by taking a trip to the salon? A fresh haircut, new nails, and threaded eyebrows can really help sharpen up your new look! Plus, it’s a great way of boosting self esteem and letting out some pent up stresses!

Drink more water!

Finally, upping your water intake will help make your hair, skin, and nails look healthier and stronger. Not only that, you’ll be flushing even more toxins out of your body, all while feeling more alert during the process! Aim for the recommended 2 liters of water a day, and if you’re struggling, why not try a water bottle that tracks your water intake so that you know you’re getting enough!


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NYC Thanksgiving Parade: Where and Where not to Watch

One of the biggest events of the year is finally approaching! New York’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. For those of you who have never been or are looking for a new place to set up and watch, here are the top spots around the city that will give you the best view as well as places you might want to avoid. The parade takes place from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

72nd Street/Central Park West and 61st Street

 Here you will be close to central park and have the most perfect view of the parade’s beginning. Central park west will allow you to have a more spacious viewing point and you can set up chairs if you get to the event early.

34th Street and 38th Street on 6th Avenue, and 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.

These areas you should avoid all together because they will be closed for broadcasting crews to show the parade.

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade official viewing area on 34th Street

Depending on how you want your experience at the parade to be, you can either choose this destination or completely avoid it. The official viewing area is found on 34th street is the most congested viewing area at the parade. You can camp out a day in advance to try and score a good view or you can avoid the huge crowd and choose a different location such as the corner of Bryant Park.

Wherever you choose to enjoy the parade, make sure to stay warm, be safe, and have fun!

Chandon To Unveil New Holiday Bottles

Tis’ the season to start planning your holiday parties or coming up with some great gift ideas. Add the perfect conversation starter and kitchen flair to your party or friend’s home with this limited edition Chandon holiday bottle design.

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Chandon California has teamed up with Baublebar, an accessory brand, to help created their second annual, beautiful limited edition holiday bottles.

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The Chandon Holiday Collection features both a Brut and Rosé bottle inspired by Baublebar’s statement-making style and glamor. You can pick up your own beautiful holiday bottle starting September 24th as that is when the holiday bottles are set to launch.

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Baublebar also created a limited edition #ChandonSquad necklace to celebrate their collaboration as it features Chandon’s signature shooting star logo.

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Chandon’s holiday collection is a representation of collaboration between two brands with female leaders that bring the sparkle and shine into everyone’s lives in an accessible way. For Chandon California, their female leader is their Head Winemaker Pauline Lhote. For Baublebar, their female leaders are their founders Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky. Chandon has a long history of working with strong, inspirational female entrepreneurs, and feels Baublebar is a perfect fit and welcomed additional to their #ChandonSquad.

By Shaunna Redman

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