All posts tagged: NEW YORK CITY

The Great Blaze is Luxury Halloween Heaven

What’s the best possible way to celebrate Halloween before the big night actually arrives? Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we love All Hallows Eve, so we’ve been on a mission to investigate the most luxurious Halloween experiences. One critical choice is town or country – is your perfect Halloween rustic-chic, surrounded by trees, pumpkins and hay bales? Or is it big-city glamorous, with stately townhouses decorated in the most sinister possible way? Actually, why choose? We’ve got a great suggestion for a fabulous Halloween in the country. And we’ll also show you how to experience Halloween like an urban hedge fund boss. Because that’s the best thing about this holiday – if you celebrate it properly, you can actually have it all. First up, a splendid way to experience Halloween silliness, spookiness, laughter and artistry in a rural setting not far from the city. If you live in or are visiting greater New York in October, you have to go to The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze.

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:

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:

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 …