Ways to Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Take a deep breath, it’s officially spring… and a perfect time to visit the capital of the United States! During this time, natives and visitors alike gather to enjoy the famous Yoshino cherry trees that appear around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Those 3,000 beautiful, soft pink and white blossoms were a gift from Japan in […]

Festivals You Can’t Miss Taking Place In Rome This April

There is an Italian expression that means “April is the month of sweet sleep.” We don’t disagree, however, those who are asleep this month will miss a lot of good things! If you live in Rome, or happen to be there on vacation during April, we have a few suggestions to help keep you awake:   Photo […]

Cosmoprof: An Italian Paradise of Beauty

When the door opens, it’s like a portal to a magical otherworld. Colorful billboards line the walls as the crowd rushes down the corridor to get to the entrance first. Step through the threshold and you are in the most important fair in the world of beauty: Cosmoprof, the Paradise of Beauty! Cosmoprof is a […]

Easter in Italy vs the U.S.: Symbols, Traditions and Food

Every country has their own unique ways of celebrating international holidays, with their individual symbols and traditions. Even countries that share holidays seem to vary in festivities throughout the world. Easter, arguably the most famous Catholic holiday, is celebrated as a joyous occasion in many countries. In the States, we associate this holiday as a […]

Holi: The Festival of Colors

As the world becomes more intertwined, we have the tremendous opportunity to take part in celebrations that aren’t originally our own. Europeans didn’t traditionally celebrate Halloween; now they dress up as ghosts and witches every October 31st. The Chinese New Year Festival is hosted by many countries around the world. Mexicans and Mallorcans do yoga […]

Spring Forward Into the New Season

Spring has officially arrived! Well, technically. Even though the season has officially begun, it’s not quite time for May flowers, and the weather has yet to come around with warmer temps. Although it’s still fairly cold, we have some ideas that will help you shake off that winter haze, and help you set your sights on […]

The Marriott Marquis Hosts the NY Emmy Awards 2016

Every year, New York City has the honor of seeing the most influential people in the world of television gathered together, to celebrate and reward their hard work in journalism, communication and documentary programming, for the issues that hit closest to home.  This year, on Saturday, March 19, the 59th annual NY Emmy Awards ceremony […]

SXSW: 30 Years in the Making

In a of couple days, the 30th annual South by Southwest Conference & Festival (SXSW) will be coming to an end. 30 years of “the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies,” followed by thought-provoking conversations and continuing ideas, only to be surpassed by the 31st festival the following year.   Photo […]

Three Irish Bars for A Low Key St. Patty’s Day Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day in New York City is, at best, amateur hour for the collegiate masses of Manhattan. At worst, it’s a nightmare of drunk crowds taking over the streets and blocking your commute, making you question why you left your apartment. However, fear not; it is possible to find lovely and low key spots […]

Come On, Barbie, Let’s Go Party

March 9th, 2016 marks a big day for women and little girls around the country. It will be the 57th birthday of America’s Sweetheart, Barbie. This beloved feminine icon was by our side through childhood and into young adulthood, introducing us to fashion, boys (Hello, Ken), and learning how to save money at a young age… […]