BEST IN NYC: Dr. Philip Miller, Gotham Plastic Surgery

Best In NYC: My Filler With Miller…Gotham Plastic Surgery

Y’all know I have a HUGE fear of needles, doctors and things that might hurt (see INSERT DICICCO ARTICLE if you have forgotten). So, filling, plumping, primping or anything involving potential pain are usually put to the side for desperate times.But when I had the chance to meet THE Dr. Philip Miller (and when I say THE, I mean New York Magazine’s top doctor five years running Dr. Philip Miller), I had to abandon my trypanophobia (or at least temporarily leave it outside the door of Gotham Plastic Surgery). This was an opportunity of a lifetime.

Best In: Montauk – The Driftwood Resort on the Ocean

With heavy heart, our property sold last year, but my yearning for my days on the east end did not cease. With great delight, I have found my NEXT heaven on earth at The Driftwood Resort. Tucked off of 27 East, across from famed Cyrils Fish House, I have passed this oasis innumerable times en route to MTK, but only until now realized its beauty, style and breathtaking grounds. This property, a hidden gem on the border of Napeague and Montauk, has cemented my lifelong tradition of sojourning east every summer and I will no doubt be residing at this immaculate resort when I do.

Best In: NYC – SD26 San Domenico Italian Cuisine

WHY WE HEART IT: SD26 combines the necessities of a classic Italian fine-dining experience with a warm welcoming, part-of-the-famiglia feel. Owned by legendary father-daughter restauranteurs Tony May & Marisa May, SD26 promises and delivers an authentic Italian dining experience...one that transports you right to that boot to the east. From the Northern Italian-born and bred Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini, to the pristine service, mouth-watering menu and the always delightful visit from Marisa May herself, you start to wonder if the SD really means San Delizioso! With a beautiful culture-inspired decor spun with a modern, sexy NYC vibe, incredible Italian food and a 750-label wine list, Italy is miles closer than you think. No passport needed.

Best In: NJ – Mangia, Mangia at Piccolo Trattoria

On a recent shopping trip to Princeton, NJ Team Christabelle (i.e. CC and I) decided to plan ahead in having dinner at the famous Piccolo Trattoria in nearby Pennington. We had heard from friends and colleagues alike that we needed to eat there and our Italian DNA agreed it was a long overdue visit.

Best In: CA – Carmel-by-the-Sea

The town is Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The the place to rest your weary head is the Hofsas House (located between 3rd & 4th Ave on San Carlos Street), and the time you need to go is NOW (did you not read the paragraph above? no further explanation necessary). Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, USA, founded in 1902 on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history.
Crafting CupCakes...Brewing up Baked Beer Goods with Samuel Adams

Crafting CupCakes…Brewing up Baked Beer Goods

For those that are experienced in the kitchen, wine may be a familiar ingredient to cook with, but many people don’t even consider using craft beer in their recipes. While it may not be commonplace quite yet, more and more people are learning that craft beer can add a flavorful dimension to a variety of dishes. Whether you’re an accomplished cook and a craft beer connoisseur, or just starting to build your culinary and beer knowledge, a few simple tips will help anyone create a meal that is sure to impress.