By:Amy Rosner By:Amy Rosner | April 18, 2022 |
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Whether you want to know where to find the most delicious tacos, best workout classes, or indulgent spa treatments in all of New York City, we’ve got your back.
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Q: I'm scared I'm never going to find my soulmate! In a city so big, am I ever going to find my person? Love, #foreveralone.
A: Dear #foreveralone, you're in luck! We connected with Lindsey Metselaar, dating expert and brains behind the popular dating podcast, We Met At Acme. From sports eventing to concerts, to even work soirees, this expertly-curated list will guarantee you're not spending your life forever alone.
Q: I have no motivation to work out. With so many different workout classes in the city, which ones will actually resonate with me? Love, #LazyLizzy
A: Dear #LazyLizzy, you’re in luck! We’ve connected with Sweats & The City, the popular wellness destination started by BFF duo Elizabeth Endres and Dale Borchiver. Keep reading for Elizabeth and Dale’s expert recommendations on where to work out in NYC, from pilates to kickboxing, and everything in between.
Q: I’m moving into my first New York apartment, and am feeling very overwhelmed. What neighborhoods do you suggest I look in? Love, #Ihateadulting
A: Dear #Ihateadulting, we know it can be difficult to narrow down your options, but we’re here to help. We got the inside scoop on this year’s Trending New York City Neighborhoods from a top buy-side agent at SERHANT. Happy moving!
Q: My boyfriend is flying in from LA and I want to show him that New York has good Mexican food too! As somebody not super familiar with the food scene, where do I find the best tacos? Love, #longdistanceishard
A: Dear #longdistanceishard, don’t sweat it! We’ve rounded up the best tacos in NYC, from Michelin-starred to classic street-style!
Q: I’m desperately in need of a spa day, but am feeling overwhelmed with all of the options in NYC. Where are some of your favorite spots for some long-overdue R&R? Love, #selfcarequeen
A: Dear #selfcarequeen, we’ve got you covered! We’ve connected with Sweats & The City, the popular wellness destination for all things self-care. Keep reading for their list of the best beauty treatments in the city!
Q: I’m going to see a Broadway show with my girlfriend this weekend, and want to surprise her with a nice dinner beforehand. Where are the best restaurants in the theater district? Love, #boyfriendoftheyear
A: Dear #boyfriendoftheyear, she is very lucky to have you! We rounded up 6 show-stopping NYC restaurants near the theater district that will be sure to impress the lady!
Q: My boyfriend and I are doing a food tour in Chinatown, but we have no idea where to begin! Where is the best Dim Sum in NYC? Love, #Foodieforlife
A: Dear #Foodieforlife, that sounds so fun! Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best Dim Sum spots in Manhattan, from the classics to hidden gems.
Q: I want to treat myself to Omakase for my birthday, but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money. Do you know any reasonably-priced Omakase spots in NYC? Love, #Certifiedsushiaddict
A: Dear #Certifiedsushiaddict, sushi is so expensive in our city! Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best Omakase menus under $100.
Q: I’m having a bunch of people over next week, and want to make a charcuterie board. Do you know where to get the freshest ingredients in NYC? Love #Charcuteriecurious
A: Dear #Charcuteriecurious, are we invited to the party?! Just kidding, but here are the best gourmet markets in NYC to make a delicious meat and cheese board!
Q: My birthday is coming up, and I want to treat myself to a luxury bag without breaking the bank. Where can I find the best designer deals in the city? Love, #ballingonabudget
A: Dear #ballingonabudget, you’re speaking our language! We’ve rounded up the best designer consignment shops in NYC for all your shopping needs.
Q: I’m visiting New York City for the first time, and want to try all of the classic foods. Where can I get a famous New York hotdog? Love, #Travelingtrevor
A: Dear #Travelingtrevor, that is so exciting! While you can get one on practically every street corner, we’ve rounded up the best hotdogs in the city, from classic to gourmet!
Q: My best friend just went through a bad breakup and hasn’t left her apartment in days. Do you know of any activities that might cheer her up? Love #Helplesshaley
A: Dear #Helplesshaley, it’s very hard to see our friends hurting. Since laughter is the best medicine, here are the most hilarious comedy shows in New York City. I hope she heals soon!
Q: I want to treat my girlfriend to a special dinner for our anniversary, but have no idea where to begin. What are some of the most romantic restaurants in New York City? #hopelessromantic
A: Dear #hopelessromantic, happy anniversary! You can never go wrong with French. Keep reading for the most fabulous French restaurants in the city!
Q: I just moved to New York, and am craving Indian food. What are some of the best Indian restaurants in the city? Love, #Frankiethefoodie
A: Dear #Frankiethefoodie, welcome to our city! Here are our favorite Indian spots in New York, from traditional to innovative.
Q: I just got promoted, and want a glass of bubbly to celebrate! What are the best wine bars in NYC? Love, #proseccoprincess
A: Dear #proseccoprincess, big congrats on your promotion! Keep reading for wine bars in the city with our favorite Prosecco!
Q: My friend is coming in for the weekend and I want to show her a good time. What are the best Friday night dance spots? Love, #lifeoftheparty
A: Dear, #lifeoftheparty, sounds like your friend is here for a good time, not a long time! Lucky for her, we've rounded up our favorite nightclubs in NYC!
Q: I just moved to New York City, and am having no luck on the dating apps. In a city so big, how do I stand out online? Love, #aloneandafraid
A: Dear #aloneandafraid, you’re in luck! We connected with Lox Club founder, Austin Kevitch, who knows a thing or two about online dating. Keep reading for his expert tips on how to curate a strong profile and meet the one!
Q: I just moved to a new apartment and my closet is much smaller than the last. From one New Yorker to another, how do I make space for everything? #Hollythehoarder
A: Dear #Hollythehoarder, have no fear! We’ve connected with professional home organizer, Lisa Jacobs, for her expert tips and tricks on organizing your closet like a fashion influencer!
Q: I’m heading out East for the summer, and have no idea what to pack! I’m so unorganized, where do I begin?! #messymolly
A: Dear #messymolly! Don’t fret! We’ve connected with professional organizer, Lisa Jacobs, for her expert tips and tricks on packing for vacation like a pro!
Q: The job market in New York City is beyond competitive! In a pool so big, how do I stand out amongst the crowd? Love, #joblessjenna
A: Dear #joblessjenna, we understand your pain! Lucky for you, we’ve connected with career connoisseur, Melissa Trager, for her expert tips on landing your dream job!
Q: I want to take my girlfriend out somewhere special for our anniversary, but have no idea where to begin! What are some of the most unique dining experiences in NYC? Love, #headoverheels
A: Dear #headoverheels, that’s so sweet of you! We’ve rounded up the 8 best tasting menus in NYC perfect for a special occasion!
Q: I pulled an all-nighter last night studying for my finals and desperately need some caffeine! Where are the best coffee shops in NYC? Love, #addictedtocoffee
A: Dear #addictedtocoffee, good luck on your finals! We’ve rounded up our favorite coffee shops in the city to give you a little pep in your step.
Q: I just got a new dog, and am nervous to leave him alone for too long. Are there any restaurants in New York that allow pets? Love, #puppyperson
A: Dear #puppyperson, how cute! Keep reading for 10 dog-friendly restaurants in New York City!
Q: My parents are coming into town for the weekend, and I want to bring them to the best spots in NYC! What are the most highly-rated restaurants in the city? Love #favoritechild
A: Dear #favoritechild, how exciting! Keep reading for our roundup of every Michelin-Star restaurant in Manhattan!
Q: My sister is visiting New York next weekend, and she is completely plant-based. Where are the best Vegan restaurants in Manhattan? Love #carnivorecallie
A: Dear #carnivorecallie, how fun! Keep reading for our favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in New York City!
Q: I’m heading out East for the summer, and am worried there won’t be enough gluten-free options. What are some gluten-friendly spots in the Hamptons? #celiacsam
A: Dear #celiacsam, don’t worry! Here are 9 gluten-friendly spots out East that don’t sacrifice taste!
Q: I’m heading to the Hamptons for the summer, and want to plan a special surprise for my daughter's graduation. What should we do to celebrate? Love #Girlmom
A: Dear #girlmom, congratulations! With Ten Homakase, you can enjoy exceptional sushi from the comfort of your own home!
Q: I’m heading out East tomorrow, and am really in the mood for Greek food. Where are the most delicious Greek restaurants in the Hamptons? Love, #hungry4hummus
A: Dear #hungry4hummus, here are our favorite Greek restaurants sure to satisfy your cravings!
Q: I’m heading out to Montauk in a few weeks, and have no idea where to go! Where do you recommend I stay at the "End of the World?" Love #cluelesscameron
A: Dear #cluelesscameron, have the best trip! Here are our 7 favorite hotels in Montauk!
Q: I recently went vegan, and am struggling to find dairy-free alternatives in NYC. Where are some of your favorite vegan-friendly spots in the city? Love #bekind2animals
A: Dear #bekind2animals, no need to worry! Here are five, can't-miss spots in Manhattan with the most delicious vegan ice cream!
Q: My dad is visiting me Out East, and I want to impress him with the best of the Hamptons! What should we do when he’s in town? Love, #bestdaughter
A: Dear, #bestdaughter, you’re so sweet! If your dad’s a sports guy, here are the best golf courses in the Hamptons sure to make him smile!
Q: My grandparents are coming into town, and with Covid picking up again, I would prefer to eat with them outside. Where are the best places to eat and drink outside in the Hamptons? Love #safethansorry
A: Dear #safethansorry, we totally understand! Here are our favorite outdoor dining spots, from picnic to patio dining!
Q: I’m out East for the summer, and am looking to escape the craziness of town for a bit. Where do I go for some much-needed peace and quiet? Love, #natureornurture
A: Dear #natureornurture, we’re right there with you! Keep reading for the best parks in the Hamptons, perfect for some much-deserved alone time!
Q: I’m meeting my boyfriend's family for the first time, and want to impress them with my cooking. Any suggestions of what I should make?! Love, #nervousnelly
A: Dear #nervousnelly, don’t worry! Here is a delicious brunch recipe from Cathédrale, one of our favorite spots in the city!
Q: I’m going to the Hamptons for the first time this weekend, and have no idea where to eat! Where are your favorite spots out East? Love #thenewgirl
A: Dear #thenewgirl, don’t worry! You can browse through our picks for the very best restaurants in the Hamptons!
Q: My boyfriend is sick with Covid, and I want to get him a sweet treat to make him feel better. Where are the best dessert shops in NYC? Love, #cookiemonster
A: Dear #cookiemonster, we hope he feels better soon! Keep reading for the most mouthwatering cookie spots in New York City!
Q: I’m heading out East for the first time, and don’t want to sit on the train for three hours. Any ideas of how to get there faster? Love #myfirstrodeo
A: Dear, #myfirstrodeo, you came to the right place! Click here to learn more about Tailwind Air, the seaplane airline that gets you to the Hamptons in under an hour!
Q: I’m visiting family out East for the weekend, and want to plan a nice brunch before I head back to the city. Where are the best brunch spots in the Hamptons? Love, #foreverfoodie
A: Dear #foreverfoodie, keep reading for the seven most delicious Sunday brunch spots around town!
Q: I’m moving into my New York City apartment in a few months, and am looking for some interior design help! What are the hottest design trends in Manhattan right now? Love, #newyorknewme
A: Dear #newyorknewme, how exciting! Here is everything you need to know about New York’s buzzing design scene!
Q: I’m going to be in The Hamptons for the summer, and am looking to tone up for bikini season. Where are the best workout classes Out East? Love, #fitnessfanatic
A: Dear #fitnessfanatic, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for the eight best workout studios The Hamptons has to offer!
Q: My dad is coming into the city for the weekend, and he’s obsessed with Old Fashioneds. Where can I find some of the best in the city? Love, #back2thebasics
A: Dear #back2thebasics, your dad has good taste! Here is our guide to the most delicious Old Fashioneds in all of Manhattan.
Q: My family and I are looking to take a road trip somewhere on the East Coast. Where are your favorite weekend destinations within driving distance from Manhattan? #pollytheplanner
A: Dear #pollytheplanner, that sounds so fun! Here is our list of the most picturesque towns just a short ride away from NYC!
A: I just got invited to an event out East, and have nothing to wear! Any suggestions of where to get a last-minute fit?! Love, #stressed&bestdressed
Q: Dear #stressed&bestdressed, no worries! At the click of the button, these shopping services guarantee that your needs are met, in good timing and style!
Q: We’re looking to buy a place full-time in the Hamptons, and don’t know where to begin! Do you have any idea where should we look? Love, #homeiswheretheheartis
A: Dear #homeiswheretheheartis, that’s so exciting! Click here to read more about the newly-developed residences at The Bridge in Bridgehampton!
Q: My wife is celebrating her 50th birthday this weekend, and I’m looking to get her a special gift. Where are your favorite high-end shops in The Hamptons? Love #happywifehappylife
A: Dear #happywifehappylife, that’s so sweet of you! You can never go wrong with Chanel, who just opened a new boutique in East Hampton!
Q: I have a black-tie event next weekend, but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money. Any ideas of where I should look for a chic, but relatively affordable dress? Love, #shoppingismycardio
A: Dear #shoppingismycardio, we’re right there with you! Keep reading for our favorite luxury rental services. You can get beautiful designer items at a fraction of the price!
Q: I’m going to be out East for all season, and need to elevate my summer wardrobe with a new shoe. What’s trending right now? Love, #passionforfashion
A: Dear #passionforfashion, we’ve got you covered! Bottega Veneta’s hand-woven Lido sandal is the shoe of the summer!
Q: I’m going to be at the beach all summer, and am worried about damaging my skin. Do you have any sunscreen recommendations? Love, #palegirlproblems
A: Dear #palegirlproblems, we’re in the same boat! Keep reading for our favorite sunscreens to fight back against those UV rays!
Q: I’m staying at my in-law's house in The Hamptons, and want to bring a thank-you gift. Do you have any gift ideas that will appeal to the whole family? Love #myinlawsarescary
A: Dear #myinlawsarescary, you can never go wrong with some wine! Since we’re in the thick of rosé season, here are the best bottles to clink with this summer!
Q: My friends and I are planning a trip to Shelter Island at the end of the summer, and are looking to try out a new restaurant. Do you have any recs? Love, #shelteredshelly
A: Dear #shelteredshelly, that’s so fun! You should check out León, a new French-Italian spot slated to open later this summer!
Q: I’m renting Out East for the first time this summer, and am looking for a whole new “Hamptons Chic” wardrobe. Where are the best stores in town? Love #confessionsofashopaholic
A: Dear #confessionsofashopalic, whether you're in the market for the bag of your dreams, new ready-to-wear for dinner tonight, or a simple pair of sandals, these five Hamptons luxury boutiques have you covered!
Q: My parents are visiting me in the Hamptons for the weekend, and I want to surprise them with a difficult-to-get dinner res. Where are the best spots to snag a table out East? Love, #onlychildproblems
A: Dear #onlychildproblems, keep reading for the ten hardest reservations out East sure to impress the rents!
Q: I’m out in Montauk all summer, and am looking to elevate my swimsuit game. Where can I get the hottest styles of the season out East? Love, #hotgirlsummer
A: Dear #hotgirlsummer, swim in style all season long with Dior's newest pop-up at Gurney’s Montauk!
Q: My family and I are coming in from out of town for the US Open, and we’re worried about all the NYC traffic. What’s the fastest way to get to the stadium? Love, #thetennisobsessive
A: Dear #thetennisobsessive, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn more about this private helicopter and car service that takes you to and from the tournament!
Q: My husband and I are spending the weekend in Montauk, and we’re in desperate need of some R&R. Where are the most relaxing hotels at the end of the world? Love #fourkidsandcounting
A: Dear #fourkidsandcounting, you should check out Marram Montauk! Located in the heart of Montauk and steps away from the beach, this chic resort is the definition of barefoot luxury.
Q: I’m heading out East for my Bachelorette party, and am looking for fun activities to do with the girls! Where are your favorite party spots in the Hamptons? Love #singlegirlenergy
A: Dear #singlegirlenergy, how exciting! You should check out Calissa Sounds, the East End hotspot where the Hamptons meets Mykonos!
Q: I’m going to be in The Hamptons for the rest of the summer, and am looking for places to enjoy live music. Are there any summer concert series happening on the East End? Love #oldschoolsoul
A: Dear #oldschoolsoul, you’re in luck! After the pandemic's damper on live music, the Clubhouse is revitalizing the Hamptons' live music scene in a massive way. Keep reading for their full lineup!
A: My husband and I are moving into our first apartment on the Upper East Side, and are looking to connect with interior designers in the area. Do you have any recommendations of who we should reach out to? Best #newgirlontheblock
A: #newgitrlontheblock, how exciting! Click here to learn more about Intro, a digital platform connecting you with the best interior designers in the country!
Q: I’ve been looking everywhere for Kanye’s Yeezy X Balenciaga collection, and can’t seem it find it anywhere. Where in the city can I find the merch? #kanyeforever
A: Dear #kanyeforever, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up every realtor in New York City and beyond selling the collab!
Q: We’re new to The Hamptons, and are looking for some restaurant, bar, and winery recommendations to enjoy with the fam! Where are your favorite wine and dine spots out East? Best #newzipcode
A: Dear #newzipcode, how exciting! We’ve curated the ultimate wine and dine guide on the North Fork!
Q: I want to dress my dog in something cute, but can’t find anything I love on the market. Do you have any recommendations for when we’re out East? Love #dogdaysareover
A: Dear #dogdaysareover, much to the delight of pampered pet owners across the East End, Gucci recently unveiled the Gucci Pet Collection! Click here to learn more.
Q: I’m looking to do some fall shopping, and am tired of shopping at the same Manhattan boutiques. Where are your favorite places to shop in the city? Love #confessionsofashopaholic
A: Dear #confessionsofashopalic, lucky for you, New York’s retail scene is booming this season! Here are seven new shops we’re excited about.
Q: My husband and I are renovating our Tribeca townhouse this Fall, and I am seriously lacking inspiration. How do I get out of this creative rut? #feelinguninspired
A: Dear #feelingunspired, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up seven interior design accounts to follow on your socials!
Q: My daughter is starting high school next month, and we’re looking to do some back-to-school shopping. What stores are offering special fall deals? Love #momoftheyear
A: Dear #momoftheyear, with student discounts, new collections and curated guides to back-to-school fashion, this list can help you spice up your daughter’s wardrobe!
Q: My husband and I are looking to dock and dine this summer where are your favorite places to anchor down in The Hamptons? Love, #funinthesun
A: Dear #funinthesun, we’ve rounded up nine dock and dine destinations sure to float your boat!
Q: I’m looking to do something special for my sister’s birthday in September, what are your favorite Fall happenings in NYC? Love, #sisteroftheyear
A: Dear #sisteroftheyear, gather your fanciest white barn and picnic basket because the world’s largest dinner party is back!
Q: My husband and I have been apartment hunting for months, and can’t find something with that “wow factor.” Do you have the inside scoop on the NYC real estate market? #desperatedebby
A: Dear #desperatedebby, you’re in luck! Here are three NYC homes with jaw-dropping private rooftop pools!
Q: Work has been super stressful, and I am in desperate need of some R&R. Where are your favorite spas in NYC? Love #stressedstef
A: Dear #stressedstef, lucky for you, September is national wellness month! We’ve rounded up our favorite spas and wellness centers to celebrate!
Q: My roommate and I are moving into our first “big girl” apartment, and we’re looking to invest in some furniture. Where are your favorite home decor stores downtown? Love #littlegirlbigcity
A: Dear #littlegirlbigcity, how exciting! Keep reading to learn about Tribeca House, our favorite spot for high-end direct-to-consumer furniture!
Q: I just moved to New York City, and am looking to get that Manhattan chic look. Who are your favorite NYC-based designers? Love #newzipcode
A: Dear #newzipcode, so exciting! We’ve rounded up three emerging fashion designers to watch in NYC!
Q: My husband and I are thinking of moving out of Manhattan and to the suburbs. Do you know any neighborhoods not too far from NYC? Love #nycgirlforever
A: Dear #nycgirlforever, a lot of young families are making the move to Westfield New Jersey. Keep reading to learn about the school systems, homes, and more!
Q: My boyfriend and I are subletting an apartment this summer, and are looking for ways to make the place more our own. Do you have any suggestions? Love #displacedana
A: Dear #displacedana, here are 7 removable, renter-friendly wallpaper brands that will transform your space into a home!
Q: My girlfriend has the biggest sweet tooth, and I want to make her something special for our anniversary. Do you have any recipe recommendations? Love #whippedwill
A: Dear #whippedwill, how cute! Keep reading for a delicious and (relatively) easy ice cream recipe sure to make her smile!
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