Lately, there's an area of New York City where we keep finding ourselves. Whether it's a late night food craving, a morning breakfast meeting, an ice cream run, or after work meet-up, we keep hitting the same twelve or so blocks for our latest favorite food spots. But here's the crazy thing: this area of New York City does not currently have a name.
Sappho Hatzis, recipe developer for Bluestone Lane in New York City, created this superfood packed salad. Turmeric, the star of the dressing, is a superfood with incredible healing properties, and eating it with black pepper and fat (from the olive oil) increases its absorption. Not only is it super good for you; this salad also tastes bangin', which is our biggest criteria for food.
We're a little obsessed with superfood beauty brand, Youth to the People. When we discovered them, we knew we had found something special, and had to share them with our Alder New York customers. The family owned and operated business is headed by cousins Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez who followed in the footsteps of their grandmother, Eva, a famed California esthetician whose professional line of products are a salon and spa fave. We talked to Joe about how his vegan beauty line came about, what it's like working with family, and what's next for Youth to the People.
You know that hazy, light-headed feeling you get when you spend just a little too much time in the sun? That feeling that's often paired with a bit of day drinking? Well, this playlist is the perfect compliment to that late summer too-much-fun-in-the-sun feeling. Pop in the ear buds and lay out. The Montauk Chill Playlist is here!
The Hamptons, Miami, Turks and Caicos; beach spots are destination spots for a reason. If you can't relax around sand, surf, and sun, then where can you relax? For your next relaxing beach trip, we think you should consider Asbury Park, in good old New Jersey. While you may not think of New Jersey as particularly exotic, Asbury Park is quickly becoming a vibrant and exciting town with trip-worthy food, shopping, and a boardwalk that's almost as fun as being at the beach itself.
When we met up with bicoastal fashion designer, Aza Ziegler, to talk about what's happening with her brand Calle Del Mar, we also took a moment to chat about her favorite spots to eat and shop here in NYC when she's not busy working on her line.
During warmer months your oil producing glands actually produce more natural oils. Add to that the fact that your sweat glands are working extra hard to keep you cool, and it's no wonder that summer can mean break-outs, acne, and greasy skin. There's good news, though! Combating summer acne and oily skin is as simple as adding a clay mask to your routine.
I've always had a hard time getting to, and staying, asleep. I've always been extremely envious of those people that get into bed, close their eyes, and then they're off snoring away. My fiancé is one of those people and it used to drive me crazy until I started to make a few simple changes to my routine and my relationship to sleep.
Hot summer days practically require sweet, cooling treats, or at least that's our excuse for eating as much ice cream as possible. And we're spoiled at the ANY Magazine, because New York City is an ice cream lover's paradise. While you can always get the best possible plain ol' Vanilla you can also try unique flavors like Jackfruit and Thai Peanut Butter Pretzel. Below are some of the most interesting flavors available this summer in NYC. Get licking!
We got a chance to get founder of Calle Del Mar, Aza Ziegler's, favorites spots to eat and shop when she's recharging on the West Coast. Here are a few of her top picks!
I love a big juicy rare beef burger. But sometime it just doesn't cut the mustard (pun intended) and all I want is a meat free veggie option. Luckily, I find myself in Veggie Burger Kingdom, a.k.a. Brooklyn, quite a bit. Over the years I've had the opportunity to try quite a few veggie burgers from the bland frozen Morning Star variety to the best handmade patties crafted from the freshest, tastiest ingredients. Here's my list of the eight best veggie burgers in Brooklyn.
Meat lovers rejoice: Independence Day Weekend is quickly approaching! Soon beach trips, pool time, and backyard hang-outs will be celebrated with grilled meats, hot dogs, and burgers. There may be no better time of the year than America's birthday to chow down on a burger with a cold beer in hand. Well, unless you don't exactly do the whole meat thing. Vegans and vegetarians, this one's for you!
Nina Zilka, Editor of The ANY Magazine and Co-Founder of Alder New York sat down with designer Aza Ziegler at Cafe Henrie to talk about all the exciting things that are going on in the world of Calle Del Mar. The two talked about the brands unique bicoastal status, Ziegler's latest project with Urban Outfitters, and making things here in the USA.