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What are the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Manhattan?

Eatery Row is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier assessing the best restaurants for a romantic night out, an important business lunch, or a luxurious meal with friends. We only recommend establishments that we’ve personally road-tested and enjoyed. We’ll let you know if a hot place actually lives up to the hype, and whether a classic is still maintaining its high standards. Because an essential element of luxury is knowing that you’re in really good hands.

Our newly-appointed Food Editor has given us her insider’s view on the best and most popular vegetarian, vegan and vegetable-forward restaurants in Manhattan right now. Here’s her report:

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What are the Best Restaurants in Brooklyn in Right Now?

Eatery Row is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier assessing the best restaurants for a romantic night out, an important business lunch, or a luxurious meal with friends. We only recommend establishments that we’ve personally road-tested and approved. We’ll let you know if a hot place actually lives up to the hype, and whether a classic is still maintaining its high standards. Because an essential element of luxury is knowing that you’re in really good hands.

To start us off, our newly-appointed Food Editor has given us her insider’s view on the very best places to eat in Brooklyn right now:

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A Luxurious Vibrant Jewelry Garden of Earthly Delights

In the rarified sphere of high jewelry, the highest possible level is bespoke pieces, custom-made for individual clients. Like haute couture, haute joaillerie items are made to order and crafted by hand, with intense collaboration and interaction between the jewelry designer and the client. The items are heirloom quality and — like royal jewels – each one has a story behind it. If you’re operating at this price point, you have the option of working with one of the storied European jewelry houses: Asprey, Bulgari, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpel, Graff, Cartier, Chanel and Dior all offer haute joaillerie designs that are essentially custom-made. An alternative that many sophisticated clients turn to is working directly with an artist who is classically trained in one of these maisons, but now creating work on their own. The advantage of that approach is that you are intimately involved in every step of the process, and you’ll receive highly personalized attention from a skilled artisan. You’ll also be the owner of a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind, created for your tastes and lifestyle. At Dandelion Chandelier, we’ve been exploring the world of fine jewelry. In an occasional series, we’ll showcase artisans and high jewelry that are the best of the best. First up: award winning jewelry designer Sharon Khazzam.

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Where is the Perfect Luxury Autumn Vacation Destination?

Fall is in full swing, and for the lucky ones who can take a luxury vacation anytime the mood strikes, it’s the perfect season to travel. The summer months are the most popular ones for vacations – July is the busiest month of the year for leisure travel. Travel during the fall in the Northern Hemisphere, on the other hand, is limited to travelers unconstrained by school schedules, work commitments and other obligations. Making it a glorious time to hit to the road. Autumn can be the very best time for a getaway vacation – most destinations are far less crowded, the weather is fine, the fall harvest means that foodies will be in seventh heaven, and in the midst of the social whirl it can be great fun to escape for a long weekend – or a full week away. But where to go?

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How to Do Autumn in New York Like a Luxury Insider

Autumn in New York is sung about and lionized in the jazz standard song (best rendered, in our view, by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong) and in classic films like When Harry Met Sally, the 1995 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, Hannah and Her Sisters and the namesake film itself (the one with Richard Gere and Wynona Ryder – you remember that one, right?) Romantics, dreamers, adventurers and wanderers imagine the city at this time of year as the most brilliant place of all. And we can’t say that they’re wrong. If you decide to visit New York City this fall in pursuit of your own magical experience, what should you be sure to do? We asked some of our pals who are lifelong New Yorkers – and some who are transplants – about their absolute favorite fall activities in Gotham. It goes without saying that if you’ve never been to the city, there are some iconic things that you just need to do (including a stroll through the leaves in Central Park; window-shopping or actually shopping on upper Madison Avenue; SoHo; Rockefeller Plaza; Times Square; a Broadway show; the MOMA; the Whitney; and the Met).

But assuming that you’ve checked all of the obvious destinations off your list, here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of the top 10 luxury insider experiences that we’d recommend for a full measure of joy in the city in the fall:

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