30 posts tagged nyc
The Local Tourist
An Argument For “Staycations”
Summer’s here and it’s the season of travel, but who says you have to “travel” to be a tourist? Sometimes, the best vacations can happen when you stay local and experience your own city through new eyes. Sure it might not compare to that tropical getaway, but if you’re strapped for cash or lacking extra vacation days, a local weekend trip is something everyone can make time and scrounge up extra money for. Besides, it’s a great way to rediscover your home town and fall in love with it all over again.
As a busy New Yorker always on the go, it’s easy to take for granted that I’m living in one of the best cities in the world. Luckily, last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to kick back and experience New York like a tourist again with Marriott Marquis. I stayed for a luxurious 2 nights in one of their Times Square-view double rooms and got to wine and dine at their on site restaurants including the super chic R-Lounge bar at the neighboring Renaissance New York Times Square hotel a block away. The food and service did not disappoint and to top if all of, I lived out my “tourist” dreams with their special Best Of NYC package which allows you to book 3 fun excursions in the city for an all inclusive price. My picks included the Top of The Rock obvservation deck for AMAZING sky-high views of Manhattan, a helicopter tour of the city for even more aerial awesomeness, and a leisurely sunset cruise around the island of Manhattan to literally round out the weekend. Above you can see just some of my snaps from the weekend but make sure to follow me on Instagram to see even more of my NYC adventures.
And there’s great news for you too! Marriott Hotels is giving you a chance to win a trip to NYC with hotel accommodations and the Best Of NYC explorer package. Enter the #WIN3NYC sweepstakes by July 31st for a shot at the prize: http://bit.ly/BestofNYCSweeps
Marriott Marquis New York City 1535 Broadway, New York, NY
Renaissance Times Square 2 Times Square, 714 7th Ave, New York, NY
Disclosure: Complimentary lodging and accommodations were kindly provided by Marriott Hotels. All views and opinions expressed here are my own.
What I Wore & Event Reminder
Dressed For A Cause
I always love a good bargain and when you’re living in one of the most expensive cities in the country you really learn how to stretch your dollar. Thankfully, Loehman’s let’s me shop some of my favorite designers at really great discounted prices. I found this whole outfit (minus the shoes) at Loehmann’s and you can too if you come out to their event tonight.
Tonight I’m teaming up with Loehmann’s to help host an event for a great charity called Friend Movement. It’s an anti-bullying organization that inspires people to prevent bullying by enabling them to become a better friend. If you’re in NYC and free tonight please come and hang out with me for some fashion & styling tips, drinks, and music. More info can be found below.
Jacket - 120%Lino c/o Loehmann’s
Sweater - Cardigan c/o Loehmann’s
Pants - Zanerobe c/o Loehmann’s
Tote - Jack Spade c/o Loehmann’s
Shoes - Florsheim
SO THIS IS TONIGHT GUYS! Come out and play with Dustony!
We’re hosting Block Headwear’s Fashion’s Night Out event and YOU’RE ALL INVITED!
If you’re in NYC, stop by the store on Thursday 9/6 from 7-9 PM to hang out with us and of course SHOP! We promise FREE drinks, some awesome giveaways, and a
And just for you, we made a fun playlist to get everyone in the mood for New York Fashion Week! So even if you can’t attend, you can subscribe to our playlist on Spotify and join in on the fun at home.
Hope to see you there!
- Anthony & Dustin
Though we couldn’t call out of work both days to attend (and missed Iman!!) we still had a great time at this year’s IFB Conference at 82 Mercer in NYC this past Tuesday. Met a ton of awesome new bloggers and listened to some super informative panels. IFBCon definitely has us wanting to step up our blogging skills. And our new business cards came in super handy!
Not too many picutres snapped - we were too busy meeting and greeting that we forgot to bust the camera out - so here’s a few we did manage to take:
For those of you that attended the conference, what did you think?
Check out our interview by fellow Jersey City blog 500sandwiches. We talk FOOD and of course, FASHION!
500 Tasty Sandwiches loves to celebrate local food, drink and talent whenever possible. For the test kitchen local translates to Jersey City and that little island across the river, Manhattan. This week happens to be Fashion Week in NYC, a kinda-sorta big deal in our neck of the woods. Which made me think, food and fashion have a lot in common: both are dictated by season and while everyone eats and wears clothes, not everyone does so fabulously. Today I’m featuring fellow Jersey City bloggers, Closet Freaks, “two guys in love sharing one closet”, who just so happen to know a thing or two about fashion. I asked Anthony and Dustin a few questions on style and yes, food…
Justify Your Existence
Closet Freaks is a blog about our love of fashion and our love of, well, each other! As a couple with the fortunate ability to share clothes – we wear the same size in everything, shoes included – we saw a great opportunity to showcase this unique facet of being being together.
Our blog is a way for us to use our personal style to inspire ideas for guys and gals looking to boost their style game. It’s not about looking like a model. It’s about looking like the best possible “you.” Though we love designer fashion, we’re real guys on a real budget. Hopefully readers can learn how to remix their existing wardrobe by taking cues from the outfits we create. And when you need to treat yourself to something new, we do our best to show you what to splurge on and what to save on.
What Does It Mean To “Dress Well”?
Dressing well means feeling confident in your clothes and knowing what works for you. It means wearing clothes that fit properly, accent your features, and compliment your personality. A well dressed person is someone who really owns their style.
What Inspires Your Unique Style?
As bloggers, the internet is obviously a huge source of inspiration. We can pull ideas from different blogs and fashion websites to get great ideas on incorporating certain elements into our style. Fashion magazines, TV shows are also a big inspiration.
What Is Your Advice For The Fashion-Challenged?
Proper fit is everything. Start with that and stick to the basics. A t-shirt and jeans? No-brainer. Just concentrate on finding pieces that fit well - fit close to the body, not too tight or too loose - and you can’t go wrong. Everyone looks great in dark denim and a plain white tee.
Favorite Jersey City Restaurants?
We’re not that adventurous when it comes to food. We could totally be fine eating pizza and burgers for the rest of our lives. But when it comes to our favorite restaurants in JC, two places stand out for food and atmosphere: Madame Claude’s (364 ½ 4th Street, Jersey City) and the Brownstone (426 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City). Madame Claude’s has the perfect cozy feel for a romantic date night or a weekend brunch with friends on the sidewalk seating. We could eat crepes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner they’re soo good.
The Brownstone is just all around amazing. Anything you can want in generous portions. Fashion tip: elastic waistbands for an all you can eat good time.
What’s Your Poison?
Maybe we’re still stuck in our college years but we’re more of the “drink to get drunk” mentality and not nearly as picky with our alcohol as we should be. We do enjoy sweeter drinks. We’re thinking a warm bourbon cider in winter or an ice cold flavored margarita in the summer. Other than that it’s whatever’s on sale, on tap, or free =)
- Anthony & Dustin