News Articles from June, 2017

June 14, 2017

Last night Elettra Wiedmann, model, Refinery 29 Food Editor, and Founder of the popular blog, Impatient Foodie, stopped by our salon to celebrate the launch of new cookbook, Impatient Foodie from Scribner. Joined by Wiedemann was her mother: actress, author, model, and filmmaker, Isabella Rosselini. Elettra discussed the inspiration behind the book, her career in modeling, and her studies at The London School of Economics. Each subject, in its own way contributed to the growing success behind the blog, as well as the creation of the cookbook. 

Rosselini discussed shared favorite family recipes of her own, as well as memories of her mother, the legendary film actress, Ingrid Bergman. Both women lit up the room with their smiles, warmth, and lively memories of food, family, life, and work. 

Below are some photos that captured the spirit of the night! 

June 7, 2017

Midweek, and in need of a little celebratory "pick me up" to get you to the weekend? Check out these hot Happy Hour titles to bring a little humpday fun to your work week!


Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler is the (addictive) coming-of-age story of a 22 year-old New York transplant working in a high-end downtown restaurant. Tess's New York City education ranges from food and wine, to sex and drugs, to fashion and music, to love and heartbreak - all the makings of what is both sweet and bitter about New York City. Now in paperback, this book is the perfect companion for $1 oysters and a glass of Sancerre. 

Ladies - this book is for YOU! This drink recipe book honors all the badass women (fictional and real) by naming cocktails after them! With drinks like the "Zeldatini," the "Suffragette Sour," and the "Frida Kahlua", how can you resist? Inventive, fun, and delicious, Drink Like a Woman is perfect for a girls' night gathering at home. 

This delightful and informative read has been called "The Kitchen Confidential of the wine world"; it tells the story of the author's journey and education on the way to becoming a sommelier. If you're a fan of wine and spirits, we recommend you celebrate your Wine Wednesday with the ultimate Cork Dork!

As visually stunning as it is informative, Rosé All Day is a great reference guide for the Millennial Pink crowd. Broken down by region, author Katherine Cole explores the history of the celebrated pink drink through the ages, offering recommendations, anecdotes, and general profiles of different wines along the way. It is the perfect companion for sommeliers, wine enthusiasts, or general fans of all-things-pink. 

Shaken and Stirred is a versatile collection of short stories written by some of the most reknowned authors and notorious drinkers (F.Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, to name a few). Dark, funny, and filled with hilarious, drunken ephipanies, the characters in these stories will leave you "shaken and stirred."  

June 3, 2017

Looking to be inspired this weekend? You're in luck! The new LIMITED EDITION CABANA MAGAZINE (Issue 7) has arrived, and it is gorgeous. Spend the rest of your weekend in wanderlust as you page through these exotic interiors and chic travel stays. For more info on this new issue, which is in collaboration with Burberry, see the description below.

"Cabana Magazine is a biannual publication in English based in London and printed in Italy. From the simplest object to the rarest collectible, from a rural hut to a cosmopolitan dwelling. Each issue is a handmade creation, with its innovative printing techniques, specialty papers and finishes each selected to enhance the particular piece or interior it represents. 

The limited edition box of Cabana issue seven is in collaboration with Burberry, who feature a unique Henry Moore print on the cover. This issue explores all things quintessentially British, from the majestic Chatsworth House to the quaint forgotten farmhouses of Westmorland. Cabana welcomes you into some of the most enchanting homes in Britain and beyond." -1st Dibs

June 1, 2017

Who can forget that iconic moment in film when Robert DeNiro encounters Meryl Streep in Rizzoli? The film is Falling in Love, and it has become both a cult classic and a New York treasure. There's not a week that goes by without an out-of-town customer asking, "Is this the same bookstore where Robert meets Meryl?" Well, yes and no. Yes, we are that bookstore - only we've moved about thirty blocks downtown!

Still, the original 5th Avenue location is part of our spirit and legacy. We dedicate this #throwback post to that store, immortalized in one of our favorite films, Falling in Love. 

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