Feeds | The Shops at Columbus Circle http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com Fri, 20 May 2016 15:46:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 <![CDATA[Secret Santa Gifts Under $25 ]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/12/iStock-622283492-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/secret-santa-gifts-under-25/ 2016-12-01T00:04:29+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28605
moleskine-notebook

Moleskine Notebook ($24.95)

Got a friend who loves the Beatles or is wild for Game of Thrones? These limited-edition notebooks cater to a variety of passions, including Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, and more.
HM-iphone-case

H&M iPhone Case ($5.99-$9.99)

For that person who is always on the phone, pick up a quirky iPhone case at H&M, with flourishes like cat ears, a hidden mirror, and sparkles.
sugarfina-surprise-ball

Sugarfina Surprise Ball ($11)

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Inside this little gift are hidden treats, from vintage-style toys to temporary tattoos.
jcrew-socks

J.Crew Cozy Trouser Socks ($16)

A pair of comfy socks is perfect for the season, and this green Fair Isle pattern will add a fanciful splash of personality to any wardrobe.
l'occitane-shea-butter-set

L’Occitane Shea Butter Holiday Ornament ($14)

This two-in-one set combines a tube of nourishing hand lotion and a cute ornament they can hang on the tree.
papyrus-snow-globe

Papyrus Snow Globe ($24.95)

Shake it up, baby. Papyrus stocks several models of snow globes, including this wintery scene that will have your recipient dreaming of frosty days ahead.
whole-foods-towel-set

Whole Foods Market Kitchen Towel Set ($24)

For the friend who likes to give back, check out the Guatemalan kitchen linens that benefit Whole Planet Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty around the globe.
sephora-lipstick-set

Sephora Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set ($25)

Tis the season to picker up and kiss under the mistletoe, and this set with four lip colors will keep them kissing pretty.
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moleskine-notebook

Moleskine Notebook ($24.95)

Got a friend who loves the Beatles or is wild for Game of Thrones? These limited-edition notebooks cater to a variety of passions, including Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, and more.
HM-iphone-case

H&M iPhone Case ($5.99-$9.99)

For that person who is always on the phone, pick up a quirky iPhone case at H&M, with flourishes like cat ears, a hidden mirror, and sparkles.
sugarfina-surprise-ball

Sugarfina Surprise Ball ($11)

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Inside this little gift are hidden treats, from vintage-style toys to temporary tattoos.
jcrew-socks

J.Crew Cozy Trouser Socks ($16)

A pair of comfy socks is perfect for the season, and this green Fair Isle pattern will add a fanciful splash of personality to any wardrobe.
l'occitane-shea-butter-set

L’Occitane Shea Butter Holiday Ornament ($14)

This two-in-one set combines a tube of nourishing hand lotion and a cute ornament they can hang on the tree.
papyrus-snow-globe

Papyrus Snow Globe ($24.95)

Shake it up, baby. Papyrus stocks several models of snow globes, including this wintery scene that will have your recipient dreaming of frosty days ahead.
whole-foods-towel-set

Whole Foods Market Kitchen Towel Set ($24)

For the friend who likes to give back, check out the Guatemalan kitchen linens that benefit Whole Planet Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty around the globe.
sephora-lipstick-set

Sephora Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set ($25)

Tis the season to picker up and kiss under the mistletoe, and this set with four lip colors will keep them kissing pretty.
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<![CDATA[How to Keep Your Leather Looking Good]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/17Ho0009_HR300_cropped-2-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/how-to-keep-your-leather-looking-good/ 2016-11-30T23:37:36+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28581 Coach’s heritage: The company was founded as a small, family-run workshop of six artisans dedicated to innovation in leather while preserving old-world techniques passed through the generations. At its two-level store at The Shops at Columbus Circle, you’ll find exquisitely crafted leather bags, shoes, and accessories for both men and women. Since winter — a season that isn’t friendly to leather — is upon us, we asked Coach's Peter Panagiotopoulos, General Manager, Retail, for advice on how to best preserve your leather pieces.
coach-bag-2coach-cleaner-2 Any tips for taking care of leather products? Regular and proactive leather care is important to maintain beauty and suppleness. By taking care of leather proactively, you can prevent it from drying out, cracking, or dulling in appearance over time. How do you remove dirt and stains? Developed exclusively for Coach, Coach Leather Cleaner is an all-over cleaner tested to ensure gentle yet effective cleaning and the optimal care for Coach Leather products.
coach-workshop-2 What if you're out and about and something spills on your bag or other products? For a quick leather spot treatment, clean with a damp cloth in a light circular motion. What about suede? If wet, let suede dry naturally, if there is a small spot, clean it with a dry cloth. For more detailed cleaning, use a suede brush to brush the suede. If it's a stubborn stain, use a suede eraser. It's best to do this as quickly as possible before it penetrates into the material.
Coach-workshop-2-2 Anything that can be done preventively? Coach Leather products have been pre-treated to prevent most normal wear. Is moisturizing important? Leather should be moisturized every time it is cleaned to restore moisture and maintain the leather’s suppleness and color. How should you store Coach Leather products when you're not using them? It is best to store your Coach Leather products in cool dry climate in your Coach Duster Bag. Any other important tips to keep in mind to extend the life of Coach products? You can also make an appointment or visit the Coach store to learn more as to how best extend the life of your Coach products.]]>
Coach’s heritage: The company was founded as a small, family-run workshop of six artisans dedicated to innovation in leather while preserving old-world techniques passed through the generations. At its two-level store at The Shops at Columbus Circle, you’ll find exquisitely crafted leather bags, shoes, and accessories for both men and women. Since winter — a season that isn’t friendly to leather — is upon us, we asked Coach's Peter Panagiotopoulos, General Manager, Retail, for advice on how to best preserve your leather pieces.
coach-bag-2coach-cleaner-2 Any tips for taking care of leather products? Regular and proactive leather care is important to maintain beauty and suppleness. By taking care of leather proactively, you can prevent it from drying out, cracking, or dulling in appearance over time. How do you remove dirt and stains? Developed exclusively for Coach, Coach Leather Cleaner is an all-over cleaner tested to ensure gentle yet effective cleaning and the optimal care for Coach Leather products.
coach-workshop-2 What if you're out and about and something spills on your bag or other products? For a quick leather spot treatment, clean with a damp cloth in a light circular motion. What about suede? If wet, let suede dry naturally, if there is a small spot, clean it with a dry cloth. For more detailed cleaning, use a suede brush to brush the suede. If it's a stubborn stain, use a suede eraser. It's best to do this as quickly as possible before it penetrates into the material.
Coach-workshop-2-2 Anything that can be done preventively? Coach Leather products have been pre-treated to prevent most normal wear. Is moisturizing important? Leather should be moisturized every time it is cleaned to restore moisture and maintain the leather’s suppleness and color. How should you store Coach Leather products when you're not using them? It is best to store your Coach Leather products in cool dry climate in your Coach Duster Bag. Any other important tips to keep in mind to extend the life of Coach products? You can also make an appointment or visit the Coach store to learn more as to how best extend the life of your Coach products.]]>
<![CDATA[A Present For Every Personality ]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/12/HEADER-iStock-497815296-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/a-present-for-every-personality/ 2016-11-30T20:56:55+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28690
williams-sonoma-cookie-kit

The Foodie

This season, it’s all about presents for hands-on cooks who want to be part of the process. Williams-Sonoma stocks everything the home chef needs, from pasta machines to holiday cookie kits and even a crème brulee making set.

ted-baker-pouch

The Fashionista

There’s no better destination for your favorite fashionista than Ted Baker. A girl’s heart will leap when she opens the box and finds this sweet pouch with scallop trim and Ted Baker’s signature bow detail.

tumi-passport

The Traveler

It’s nirvana for globetrotters at Tumi. Give a jet setter a sleek case to safeguard their trusty passport and travel cards. This slim leather design has four interior pockets and an exterior slot and comes in colors ranging from cherry red to Earl grey.

bose-wireless

The Techie

Do you have someone who likes to listen to music on the run — literally? Get them a pair of SoundSport wireless headphones from Bose. These clever ear buds are wire-free, weather resistant, and totally sporty

crew-cuts-necklace

The Young at Heart

Kids go crazy for anything at Crewcuts, the stylishly pint-size section of J.Crew. Our favorite present this season: an adorable ballerina-themed charm necklace. Just a warning, though: Mom might want to borrow it, too.

maison-du-chocolat-chocolate-box

The Chocolate Lover

La Maison du Chocolat brings its sweet treats straight from Paris. Chocoholics will swoon over a signature hat box filled with a selection of smaller gift boxes. No matter what filling and flavor they love — fruits, spices, liqueur — they’ll find it here.

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williams-sonoma-cookie-kit

The Foodie

This season, it’s all about presents for hands-on cooks who want to be part of the process. Williams-Sonoma stocks everything the home chef needs, from pasta machines to holiday cookie kits and even a crème brulee making set.

ted-baker-pouch

The Fashionista

There’s no better destination for your favorite fashionista than Ted Baker. A girl’s heart will leap when she opens the box and finds this sweet pouch with scallop trim and Ted Baker’s signature bow detail.

tumi-passport

The Traveler

It’s nirvana for globetrotters at Tumi. Give a jet setter a sleek case to safeguard their trusty passport and travel cards. This slim leather design has four interior pockets and an exterior slot and comes in colors ranging from cherry red to Earl grey.

bose-wireless

The Techie

Do you have someone who likes to listen to music on the run — literally? Get them a pair of SoundSport wireless headphones from Bose. These clever ear buds are wire-free, weather resistant, and totally sporty

crew-cuts-necklace

The Young at Heart

Kids go crazy for anything at Crewcuts, the stylishly pint-size section of J.Crew. Our favorite present this season: an adorable ballerina-themed charm necklace. Just a warning, though: Mom might want to borrow it, too.

maison-du-chocolat-chocolate-box

The Chocolate Lover

La Maison du Chocolat brings its sweet treats straight from Paris. Chocoholics will swoon over a signature hat box filled with a selection of smaller gift boxes. No matter what filling and flavor they love — fruits, spices, liqueur — they’ll find it here.

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<![CDATA[Pack and Go]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/HEADER-iStock-516212614-1-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/pack-and-go/ 2016-11-28T19:14:54+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28548 TUMI — the ultimate resource for the jet set. We asked TUMI representative Victor Sanz to share his top tips for stress-free packing.
tumi-tahoetumi-V3 First off — choose the right luggage. The active, outdoors-inspired Tahoe collection is versatile and practical, crafted from a durable coated fabric with leather trim, coated zippers, and seam-sealing technology. V3 is TUMI’s lightest hard-side travel collection, constructed from a special, multilayer polycarbonate alloy formulation that was created to increase strength and durability.
tumi-packing-cube Use packing cubes. TUMI packing cubes help you separate outfits by color and occasion while traveling and can be used to hold dirty clothes along the way. Perfect your technique. Roll clothes instead of folding. This includes your socks, which can be rolled and stuffed into your shoes.
tumi-hangerstumi-jewelry-roll Prevent wrinkles.  Turn your blazer inside out to prevent wrinkling. When hanging items, layer garments: A blouse, sweater, jacket, and slacks can all be hung on one TUMI travel hanger. Don’t neglect your accessories. Line belts around the inside of the case, insert into shoes, or line collars with them (it will keep the collars crisp). Use a jewelry roll to hold delicate necklaces and earrings — they’ll never tangle. Follow this tip to keep your bag light. Choose the right shoes, and wear the heaviest ones to reduce weight in your suitcase.
tumi-flat-folding-pack Don’t overlook your carryon, which should contain some important items. Have an "essentials pack" on hand with toiletries, hand sanitizer, umbrella, and — if you’re traveling to another country — a photocopy of your passport. Use a TUMI Flat Folding Pack to pack a separate set of clothing, just in case your luggage gets lost. Use this one last hack. Put a dryer sheet inside your suitcase: It’ll keep your clothes smelling fresh.]]>
TUMI — the ultimate resource for the jet set. We asked TUMI representative Victor Sanz to share his top tips for stress-free packing.
tumi-tahoetumi-V3 First off — choose the right luggage. The active, outdoors-inspired Tahoe collection is versatile and practical, crafted from a durable coated fabric with leather trim, coated zippers, and seam-sealing technology. V3 is TUMI’s lightest hard-side travel collection, constructed from a special, multilayer polycarbonate alloy formulation that was created to increase strength and durability.
tumi-packing-cube Use packing cubes. TUMI packing cubes help you separate outfits by color and occasion while traveling and can be used to hold dirty clothes along the way. Perfect your technique. Roll clothes instead of folding. This includes your socks, which can be rolled and stuffed into your shoes.
tumi-hangerstumi-jewelry-roll Prevent wrinkles.  Turn your blazer inside out to prevent wrinkling. When hanging items, layer garments: A blouse, sweater, jacket, and slacks can all be hung on one TUMI travel hanger. Don’t neglect your accessories. Line belts around the inside of the case, insert into shoes, or line collars with them (it will keep the collars crisp). Use a jewelry roll to hold delicate necklaces and earrings — they’ll never tangle. Follow this tip to keep your bag light. Choose the right shoes, and wear the heaviest ones to reduce weight in your suitcase.
tumi-flat-folding-pack Don’t overlook your carryon, which should contain some important items. Have an "essentials pack" on hand with toiletries, hand sanitizer, umbrella, and — if you’re traveling to another country — a photocopy of your passport. Use a TUMI Flat Folding Pack to pack a separate set of clothing, just in case your luggage gets lost. Use this one last hack. Put a dryer sheet inside your suitcase: It’ll keep your clothes smelling fresh.]]>
<![CDATA[Tis the Season to Sparkle!]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/HEADER-iStock-604363802-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/tis-the-season-to-sparkle/ 2016-11-24T19:37:56+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28472 j-crew-skirtj-crew-topj-crew-mary-janes
For glamorous head-to-toe looks, check out J.Crew, where you’ll find silver sequins sprinkled across a sexy narrow pencil skirt and edging a sumptuous gray top. And on your feet: a pair of shiny silver-and-gold Mary Janes with ankle straps that will keep you dancing until dawn.
lk-bennett-nina-rochalk-bennett-samantha-sandals
Give into the temptation of gold at L.K.Bennett, a British brand that stocks some thoroughly regal accessories. A red-and-gold clutch will add a dash of luxury this season, while a pair of stacked heels with gold, silver, and black accents will elevate just about any outfit.
michael-kors-sweater-1michael-kors-sweater-2
Want to make a fashion statement while staying relaxed? At Michael Kors, cool comfort is the name of the game. Embellished knit sweaters in shades of gray can be dressed up (with a skirt) or down (with a pair of jeans and heels).
monica-rich-kosann-silver-locketmonica-rich-kosann-gold-locket
At Monica Rich Kosann, you’ll find treasures that are perfect for holiday style and also stand the test of time. Choose one of her classic lockets, which come in silver and gold and are embedded with everything from diamonds to mother of pearl. These exquisite pieces will surely be passed down through generations, with countless memories attached.]]>
j-crew-skirtj-crew-topj-crew-mary-janes
For glamorous head-to-toe looks, check out J.Crew, where you’ll find silver sequins sprinkled across a sexy narrow pencil skirt and edging a sumptuous gray top. And on your feet: a pair of shiny silver-and-gold Mary Janes with ankle straps that will keep you dancing until dawn.
lk-bennett-nina-rochalk-bennett-samantha-sandals
Give into the temptation of gold at L.K.Bennett, a British brand that stocks some thoroughly regal accessories. A red-and-gold clutch will add a dash of luxury this season, while a pair of stacked heels with gold, silver, and black accents will elevate just about any outfit.
michael-kors-sweater-1michael-kors-sweater-2
Want to make a fashion statement while staying relaxed? At Michael Kors, cool comfort is the name of the game. Embellished knit sweaters in shades of gray can be dressed up (with a skirt) or down (with a pair of jeans and heels).
monica-rich-kosann-silver-locketmonica-rich-kosann-gold-locket
At Monica Rich Kosann, you’ll find treasures that are perfect for holiday style and also stand the test of time. Choose one of her classic lockets, which come in silver and gold and are embedded with everything from diamonds to mother of pearl. These exquisite pieces will surely be passed down through generations, with countless memories attached.]]>
<![CDATA[Outrageously Appropriate]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/Holiday-20160512_CC_TWC_S04_261-1_Addtl_Star_Nov2016-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/outrageously-appropriate/ 2016-11-14T19:39:07+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28363 .youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The Shops at Columbus Circle is ringing in the holidays in the most outrageously appropriate way — with a show-stopping new advertising campaign. As the sun sets over Manhattan, a daring young woman named Lola takes her perch high above the glass canopy at the entrance to The Shops at Columbus Circle. The outrageous photo shoot practically stops traffic and — appropriately — attracts many a bystander.
Wearing a sumptuous, sparkling evening gown, with a glass of bubbly in hand and a pile of presents just waiting to be gifted, Lola is the definition of effortless glamour. A little outrageous, but definitely appropriate. Behind Lola, a cluster of 12 dazzling stars adds to the dramatic scene. Measuring 14-feet-high, these iconic fiber-optic-lit art pieces hang during the holidays in The Shops at Columbus Circle’s glass-enclosed Great Room, 80 feet in the air. On the other side, Lola looks out on Columbus Circle and its iconic fountain and the main entrance to Central Park. No wonder she's raising a toast. Now here’s the question: Are you outrageous? Or appropriate? Or the perfect combination? Find out by taking our Style Profile Quiz (and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center). ]]>
.youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The Shops at Columbus Circle is ringing in the holidays in the most outrageously appropriate way — with a show-stopping new advertising campaign. As the sun sets over Manhattan, a daring young woman named Lola takes her perch high above the glass canopy at the entrance to The Shops at Columbus Circle. The outrageous photo shoot practically stops traffic and — appropriately — attracts many a bystander.
Wearing a sumptuous, sparkling evening gown, with a glass of bubbly in hand and a pile of presents just waiting to be gifted, Lola is the definition of effortless glamour. A little outrageous, but definitely appropriate. Behind Lola, a cluster of 12 dazzling stars adds to the dramatic scene. Measuring 14-feet-high, these iconic fiber-optic-lit art pieces hang during the holidays in The Shops at Columbus Circle’s glass-enclosed Great Room, 80 feet in the air. On the other side, Lola looks out on Columbus Circle and its iconic fountain and the main entrance to Central Park. No wonder she's raising a toast. Now here’s the question: Are you outrageous? Or appropriate? Or the perfect combination? Find out by taking our Style Profile Quiz (and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center). ]]>
<![CDATA[Bright Lights: Free Broadway]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/iStock_15620283_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/bright-lights-free-broadway/ 2016-11-14T15:40:04+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28345 Anastasia (November 14), Chicago (November 28), and more. Here are just four of the many shows that you can preview at The Shops at Columbus Circle — and where to do some all-star theater-inspired shopping.
Paramour (November 14) Cirque du Soleil's first Broadway show, Paramour, is themed around the Golden Age of Hollywood, complete with sparkling gowns and smart tuxedos. But we can’t take our eyes off the slinky outfits that the Cirque du Soleil acrobats wear as they perform gravity-defying stunts. You can find some slinky bodywear of your own at Wolford, which — in addition to its famed hosiery – stocks sleek pieces that works as under or outerwear.
wolford-bodysuit-blackwolford-bodysuit-whitewolford-bodysuit-purplewolford-bodysuit-gray
Kinky Boots (November 21) In the musical Kinky Boots, a line of sexy high-heel boots saves a cobbler’s struggling business. Want to rock your own pair of kinky boots? Stop by Stuart Weitzman. Whether it’s an over-the-knee Hijack Boot in black suede or a pair of velvet Ruggina Booties with a stacked heel, Stuart Weitzman will make you feel like you’re on stage, too.
stuart-weitzman-boots-still-lifestuart-weitzman-bootsstuart-weitzman-bootie-still-life.jpgstuart-weitzman-booties
Waitress (December 5) The heart-warming Waitress is the story of an expert pie maker in a small town who enters a baking contest and finds the recipe for happiness. It’s pie paradise at Williams-Sonoma, which carries ceramic pie dishes in a multitude of sizes, as well as molds, crust cutters, mixes, and more. And once you’re done, don’t you need a handmade wooden basket to transport your creation in style?
williams-sonoma-piewilliams-sonoma-pie-disheswilliams-sonoma-basket.jpg
School of Rock (December 12) A wannabe rock star takes a job as a substitute teacher in School of Rock and enlists his students to join his band. Want to outfit your own posse? Head to Diesel, where you’ll find the coolest rock-and-roll looks, including Diesel’s signature jeans, black-on-black looks, and leather jackets for all ages.
diesel-womendiesel-kidsdiesel-dress
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Anastasia (November 14), Chicago (November 28), and more. Here are just four of the many shows that you can preview at The Shops at Columbus Circle — and where to do some all-star theater-inspired shopping.
Paramour (November 14) Cirque du Soleil's first Broadway show, Paramour, is themed around the Golden Age of Hollywood, complete with sparkling gowns and smart tuxedos. But we can’t take our eyes off the slinky outfits that the Cirque du Soleil acrobats wear as they perform gravity-defying stunts. You can find some slinky bodywear of your own at Wolford, which — in addition to its famed hosiery – stocks sleek pieces that works as under or outerwear.
wolford-bodysuit-blackwolford-bodysuit-whitewolford-bodysuit-purplewolford-bodysuit-gray
Kinky Boots (November 21) In the musical Kinky Boots, a line of sexy high-heel boots saves a cobbler’s struggling business. Want to rock your own pair of kinky boots? Stop by Stuart Weitzman. Whether it’s an over-the-knee Hijack Boot in black suede or a pair of velvet Ruggina Booties with a stacked heel, Stuart Weitzman will make you feel like you’re on stage, too.
stuart-weitzman-boots-still-lifestuart-weitzman-bootsstuart-weitzman-bootie-still-life.jpgstuart-weitzman-booties
Waitress (December 5) The heart-warming Waitress is the story of an expert pie maker in a small town who enters a baking contest and finds the recipe for happiness. It’s pie paradise at Williams-Sonoma, which carries ceramic pie dishes in a multitude of sizes, as well as molds, crust cutters, mixes, and more. And once you’re done, don’t you need a handmade wooden basket to transport your creation in style?
williams-sonoma-piewilliams-sonoma-pie-disheswilliams-sonoma-basket.jpg
School of Rock (December 12) A wannabe rock star takes a job as a substitute teacher in School of Rock and enlists his students to join his band. Want to outfit your own posse? Head to Diesel, where you’ll find the coolest rock-and-roll looks, including Diesel’s signature jeans, black-on-black looks, and leather jackets for all ages.
diesel-womendiesel-kidsdiesel-dress
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<![CDATA[T-Day The Easy Way]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/iStock_85290077_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/t-day-the-easy-way/ 2016-11-14T14:57:39+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28333 williams-sonoma-turkeywilliams-sonoma-open-kitchen-red-wine-glasses Williams-Sonoma sells the tools and ingredients that will make you look like a culinary superstar. If you want Williams-Sonoma to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for you, put in your order before November 18. The complete dinner includes a free-range turkey from Sonoma County’s legendary Willie Bird ranch. And don't miss Williams-Sonoma's white porcelain plates that say “Thankful,” as well as the white ceramic turkey-shaped candleholders.
whole-foods-dinnerwhole-foods-turkey At Whole Foods Market, the emphasis is on healthy locally sourced ingredients, including a butcher that stocks natural turkeys with no additives. Put in your order by November 22 for a ready-made meal worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. There are also variations like turducken (a combo of turkey, duck, and chicken) or a vegan meat-free garden turkey.
bouchon-pecan-piesbouchon-pies When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert, pie is the all-American way to go. Bouchon Bakery sells its addictive apple pie — where the fruit is deglazed with caramel syrup — made to order, along with a buttery pecan and a simply spiced pumpkin pie. Place your order by November 21.
sugarfina-pumpkin-pie-caramelssugarfina-thank-you-bento Or stop by the high-end candy store Sugarfina. You’ll find seasonally appropriate sweets like pumpkin-pie caramels and apple-pie fruit jellies. Plus, the “Thank You” three-piece bento set makes a great hostess gift. It’s a whimsical touch that will help make this year’s Thanksgiving dinner a meal to remember.]]>
williams-sonoma-turkeywilliams-sonoma-open-kitchen-red-wine-glasses Williams-Sonoma sells the tools and ingredients that will make you look like a culinary superstar. If you want Williams-Sonoma to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for you, put in your order before November 18. The complete dinner includes a free-range turkey from Sonoma County’s legendary Willie Bird ranch. And don't miss Williams-Sonoma's white porcelain plates that say “Thankful,” as well as the white ceramic turkey-shaped candleholders.
whole-foods-dinnerwhole-foods-turkey At Whole Foods Market, the emphasis is on healthy locally sourced ingredients, including a butcher that stocks natural turkeys with no additives. Put in your order by November 22 for a ready-made meal worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. There are also variations like turducken (a combo of turkey, duck, and chicken) or a vegan meat-free garden turkey.
bouchon-pecan-piesbouchon-pies When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert, pie is the all-American way to go. Bouchon Bakery sells its addictive apple pie — where the fruit is deglazed with caramel syrup — made to order, along with a buttery pecan and a simply spiced pumpkin pie. Place your order by November 21.
sugarfina-pumpkin-pie-caramelssugarfina-thank-you-bento Or stop by the high-end candy store Sugarfina. You’ll find seasonally appropriate sweets like pumpkin-pie caramels and apple-pie fruit jellies. Plus, the “Thank You” three-piece bento set makes a great hostess gift. It’s a whimsical touch that will help make this year’s Thanksgiving dinner a meal to remember.]]>
<![CDATA[Run New York, Run]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/11/iStock_73850469_XLARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/run-new-york-run/ 2016-11-01T19:53:53+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28203 New York Running Company by JackRabbit at The Shops at Columbus Circle — gave us their picks for the top spots to watch the world's largest marathon. Everyone, take your marks!
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Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn The big watch word is “transportation.” Most of the best viewing spots are by transit hubs that offer multiple lines of transportation, including Atlantic Avenue — near Mile 8. The race takes a big right-hand turn by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There are three color-coded starts in the marathon, and this is where everyone starts to merge and slow down a bit. There’s usually a marching band.
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Queensboro Bridge, Queens Right at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City is another spot that’s easily accessible. Everyone makes a sweeping turn here before they go onto the bridge. The photography options are cool, with the grittiness of the warehouses in the foreground.
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First Avenue, Manhattan If you want to be an all-star spectator, head to First Avenue between 96th and 106th Streets. It tends to be quiet. For a runner, when you get to 90th Street, the crowds start to peter out. By 96th Street, it’s like, “Where did everyone go?” Just before Mile 18, there’s a hill with a great view down First Avenue of all the runners.
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New York Running Company by JackRabbit’s Cheer Zone At Mile 22, we partner with Under Armour and Harlem Run for the Cheer Zone. We pass out thousands of giveaways: T-shirts, noisemakers, and more. It’s a terrific way to gather and cheer on the runners.
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Central Park If you want to see a family member close to the finish line and don’t have finish-line passes, which need to be secured ahead of time, we strongly encourage people to stay on the west side of Columbus Circle. Also, it’s easy to shoot up Broadway to meet runners as they come out at 72nd and 86th Streets
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The Shops at Columbus Circle Our pick for the best public indoor space: the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. You have beautiful sight lines of all the runners coming up Central Park South. You can go to Bouchon Bakery, grab a bite to eat, and still see the race and feel like you’re part of it. Plus, if the weather is poor, it’s a great place to escape the elements.

Photo credits: Queensboro Bridge, right: Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr First Avenue, both: Erik Van Ingen NY Running Company Cheer Zone, both: Erik Van Ingen The Shops at Columbus Circle, left: Alex Barth/Flickr The Shops at Columbus Circle, right: massmatt/Flickr

]]> New York Running Company by JackRabbit at The Shops at Columbus Circle — gave us their picks for the top spots to watch the world's largest marathon. Everyone, take your marks!
start-lineatlantic-avenue
Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn The big watch word is “transportation.” Most of the best viewing spots are by transit hubs that offer multiple lines of transportation, including Atlantic Avenue — near Mile 8. The race takes a big right-hand turn by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There are three color-coded starts in the marathon, and this is where everyone starts to merge and slow down a bit. There’s usually a marching band.
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Queensboro Bridge, Queens Right at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City is another spot that’s easily accessible. Everyone makes a sweeping turn here before they go onto the bridge. The photography options are cool, with the grittiness of the warehouses in the foreground.
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First Avenue, Manhattan If you want to be an all-star spectator, head to First Avenue between 96th and 106th Streets. It tends to be quiet. For a runner, when you get to 90th Street, the crowds start to peter out. By 96th Street, it’s like, “Where did everyone go?” Just before Mile 18, there’s a hill with a great view down First Avenue of all the runners.
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New York Running Company by JackRabbit’s Cheer Zone At Mile 22, we partner with Under Armour and Harlem Run for the Cheer Zone. We pass out thousands of giveaways: T-shirts, noisemakers, and more. It’s a terrific way to gather and cheer on the runners.
tscc-nightmarathon-runners-2
Central Park If you want to see a family member close to the finish line and don’t have finish-line passes, which need to be secured ahead of time, we strongly encourage people to stay on the west side of Columbus Circle. Also, it’s easy to shoot up Broadway to meet runners as they come out at 72nd and 86th Streets
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The Shops at Columbus Circle Our pick for the best public indoor space: the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. You have beautiful sight lines of all the runners coming up Central Park South. You can go to Bouchon Bakery, grab a bite to eat, and still see the race and feel like you’re part of it. Plus, if the weather is poor, it’s a great place to escape the elements.

Photo credits: Queensboro Bridge, right: Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr First Avenue, both: Erik Van Ingen NY Running Company Cheer Zone, both: Erik Van Ingen The Shops at Columbus Circle, left: Alex Barth/Flickr The Shops at Columbus Circle, right: massmatt/Flickr

]]> <![CDATA[Good Looking Guys]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/HEADER-iStock_46979238_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/good-looking-guys/ 2016-10-19T17:19:26+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28158
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How is it that British men are always so smart and debonair? Well, it’s because they shop at Ted Baker London. The British clothier stocks streamlined suits and dashing weekend wear, specializing in luxurious fabrics and geometric prints. As the days get crisp, you’ll want to outfit yourself in a modern take on a bomber jacket: Here, it comes in a suede, herringbone, or neoprene to ward off the chill. And of course, there’s nothing like a pair of Ted Baker’s signature patterned socks to complete any outfit.
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At Robert Graham, the newly launched R Collection is a one-of-a-kind capsule of clothing available exclusively at a few locations in the U.S., including The Shops at Columbus Circle. The highly curated set of pieces features hand tailoring, top-quality materials, and simple yet nuanced fabric details like a cable-knot cashmere sweater with a soft leather pull. Founder/designer Robert Stock says the R Collection is for the gentleman who “enjoys the best of sartorial splendor, wearing fine style together with old-school attributes.”
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J.Crew Mens Shop specializes in comfortable yet put-together looks for guys. And this season, it’s all about rich jewel tones — deep blues, burgundies — for knitwear, suits, and more. If there's one must-have addition to your fall wardrobe, it’s something from the Wallace & Barnes line. Based on vintage designs, these pieces are based on classic workwear and military uniforms, using the best fabrics you can find. From a military shirt jacket to a pair of cargo flight pants, these are items you will wear forever.
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Hugo Boss is known for its sleek masculine designs that will make any guy look polished and ready to conquer the world. In a Hugo Boss suit, you're not just wearing a suit, you’re wearing life well. This season, the new Boss for Mercedes-Benz line is inspired by the race track. Pieces like the black Narveyn leather jacket with quilted shoulders and tone-on-tone suede inserts are designed to perform, just like a luxury automobile.]]>
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How is it that British men are always so smart and debonair? Well, it’s because they shop at Ted Baker London. The British clothier stocks streamlined suits and dashing weekend wear, specializing in luxurious fabrics and geometric prints. As the days get crisp, you’ll want to outfit yourself in a modern take on a bomber jacket: Here, it comes in a suede, herringbone, or neoprene to ward off the chill. And of course, there’s nothing like a pair of Ted Baker’s signature patterned socks to complete any outfit.
robert-graham-sweater
At Robert Graham, the newly launched R Collection is a one-of-a-kind capsule of clothing available exclusively at a few locations in the U.S., including The Shops at Columbus Circle. The highly curated set of pieces features hand tailoring, top-quality materials, and simple yet nuanced fabric details like a cable-knot cashmere sweater with a soft leather pull. Founder/designer Robert Stock says the R Collection is for the gentleman who “enjoys the best of sartorial splendor, wearing fine style together with old-school attributes.”
jcrew-wallace-1jcrew-wallace-2
J.Crew Mens Shop specializes in comfortable yet put-together looks for guys. And this season, it’s all about rich jewel tones — deep blues, burgundies — for knitwear, suits, and more. If there's one must-have addition to your fall wardrobe, it’s something from the Wallace & Barnes line. Based on vintage designs, these pieces are based on classic workwear and military uniforms, using the best fabrics you can find. From a military shirt jacket to a pair of cargo flight pants, these are items you will wear forever.
hugo-boss-mercedez-benz
Hugo Boss is known for its sleek masculine designs that will make any guy look polished and ready to conquer the world. In a Hugo Boss suit, you're not just wearing a suit, you’re wearing life well. This season, the new Boss for Mercedes-Benz line is inspired by the race track. Pieces like the black Narveyn leather jacket with quilted shoulders and tone-on-tone suede inserts are designed to perform, just like a luxury automobile.]]> <![CDATA[Treats, Not Tricks]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/HEADER-iStock_77095301_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/treats-not-tricks/ 2016-10-18T17:19:56+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28146
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Luxury candymaker Sugarfina stocks $150 gummy bears made with 24-karat gold flakes alongside fanciful choices for mere mortals — and monsters — like gummy zombie brains and spooky sours. The walls here are lined with colorful candies. The shop’s signature treat is a “Design Your Own Bento Box,” which you can fill with three to eight sweet treats for a gift or for your own snacking pleasure.
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Of course, no trick-or-treat experience is complete without chocolate. La Maison du Chocolat will make all your bonbon and truffle fantasies come true. Indulge in one of the decadent pumpkins in dark or milk chocolate and filled with clusters of caramelized almonds. The shop also offers a gift box of delectable pralines with three bouchées: one in dark chocolate with slivers of pistachios and two in milk chocolate with crispy crepe praline. The box is even decorated with an owl and a full moon to help put you in the spirit.
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Stop by Williams-Sonoma this month and you’ll find festive favorites like the Mini Halloween Apple Boo Gift Boxes, Halloween toffee, sour pumpkin gummies, and even skull marshmallows. If you just can’t bring yourself to choose from all their offerings, they also have a Halloween-filled trick-or-treat bag. Not only does the bag glow in the dark, it also comes with an assortment of the best treats — a bat lollipop, pumpkin sugar cookies, and gummy candy corn, just to name a few. If you’re looking to make your own treats, check out the DIY Caramel Apple Kit or stock up on Halloween Cookie Cutters in the shapes of skulls, bats, and ghouls. Boo!]]>
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Luxury candymaker Sugarfina stocks $150 gummy bears made with 24-karat gold flakes alongside fanciful choices for mere mortals — and monsters — like gummy zombie brains and spooky sours. The walls here are lined with colorful candies. The shop’s signature treat is a “Design Your Own Bento Box,” which you can fill with three to eight sweet treats for a gift or for your own snacking pleasure.
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Of course, no trick-or-treat experience is complete without chocolate. La Maison du Chocolat will make all your bonbon and truffle fantasies come true. Indulge in one of the decadent pumpkins in dark or milk chocolate and filled with clusters of caramelized almonds. The shop also offers a gift box of delectable pralines with three bouchées: one in dark chocolate with slivers of pistachios and two in milk chocolate with crispy crepe praline. The box is even decorated with an owl and a full moon to help put you in the spirit.
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Stop by Williams-Sonoma this month and you’ll find festive favorites like the Mini Halloween Apple Boo Gift Boxes, Halloween toffee, sour pumpkin gummies, and even skull marshmallows. If you just can’t bring yourself to choose from all their offerings, they also have a Halloween-filled trick-or-treat bag. Not only does the bag glow in the dark, it also comes with an assortment of the best treats — a bat lollipop, pumpkin sugar cookies, and gummy candy corn, just to name a few. If you’re looking to make your own treats, check out the DIY Caramel Apple Kit or stock up on Halloween Cookie Cutters in the shapes of skulls, bats, and ghouls. Boo!]]> <![CDATA[Happy Anniversary!]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Porter-House-Bar-and-Grill-Credit-Noah-Fecks-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/happy-anniversary/ 2016-10-13T13:39:55+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28102 Porter House Bar and Grill opened its doors at Time Warner Center. Part of The Restaurant and Bar Collection, Porter House Bar and Grill is a modern take on a classic chop house run by Chef Michael Lomonaco, who knows his way around a steak, not to mention veal chops, dover sole, and more. A native New Yorker, Lomonaco has a knack for pleasing the city’s most discerning palates in this luxurious dining room with views over the treetops of Central Park.
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Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

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Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

To honor the restaurant’s 10th anniversary, Lomonaco has curated a series of exclusive menus that are inspired by and commemorate the past decade. From “Mixed Grill” (highlighting the seafood and carnivore offerings) to “Abandon Care and Revel in Luxe” (white truffles, caviar, foie gras, and Wagyu), these menus change every week and are available Monday to Friday throughout the rest of October. We asked Chef Lomonaco to share his thoughts about this exciting celebration.

Photo credit: Noah Fecks

What do you love about being at Time Warner Center? When I was introduced 10 years ago to The Shops at Columbus Circle and specifically The Restaurant and Bar Collection, I knew that this would be an iconic New York location. New York needed this building. This is a great place to visit and shop at and dine in, but it’s especially fantastic to work here because our guests and visitors bring so much energy and enthusiasm that I can’t help but love cooking for them every day.
Did you ever think you would be here this long? As a born and bred New Yorker I believe you work, create, and share with the community and that means you stay — year after year. I’ve built my business as a chef and restaurant operator, working to be a part of the neighborhood, part of the future of New York.
What is so special about this restaurant? Porter House Bar and Grill is built on hospitality and a warm welcome, where precise cooking of great food and well-made drinks are all designed for the pleasure of our guests. That is our mission — to make our diners feel welcome and cater to their wishes and desires, and in that way we build memories of great times, together.
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Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

Any favorite memories? I love the daily rhythm of cooking, receiving our morning deliveries, the daily preparation and planning, menus and wine lists, the team I work with every day help to make the memory of being here so vital and rich. I especially have great memories of guests coming in to celebrate special occasions, or dining with us on Thanksgiving Day or New Year’s Eve, or just popping in for a quick lunch. The memory of how exciting it was to open 10 years ago was just enriched when we redecorated this past spring and brought a whole new, fresh, and modern design to the dining room. This new look has given us an opportunity for new memories with our loyal followers and helped us to make many new friends this year.
What do you have in store for the anniversary month? During October, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary with special menu offerings, bringing back some of our greatest hits from yesteryear, introducing some new dishes, and finally, culminating with our "Luxe" week, which encourages people to throw care to the wind and really unwind with delicious and very special treats. Isn’t that what a party and celebration is all about?

Header photo credit: Noah Fecks

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Porter House Bar and Grill opened its doors at Time Warner Center. Part of The Restaurant and Bar Collection, Porter House Bar and Grill is a modern take on a classic chop house run by Chef Michael Lomonaco, who knows his way around a steak, not to mention veal chops, dover sole, and more. A native New Yorker, Lomonaco has a knack for pleasing the city’s most discerning palates in this luxurious dining room with views over the treetops of Central Park.
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Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

porter-house-wine-rack

Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

To honor the restaurant’s 10th anniversary, Lomonaco has curated a series of exclusive menus that are inspired by and commemorate the past decade. From “Mixed Grill” (highlighting the seafood and carnivore offerings) to “Abandon Care and Revel in Luxe” (white truffles, caviar, foie gras, and Wagyu), these menus change every week and are available Monday to Friday throughout the rest of October. We asked Chef Lomonaco to share his thoughts about this exciting celebration.

Photo credit: Noah Fecks

What do you love about being at Time Warner Center? When I was introduced 10 years ago to The Shops at Columbus Circle and specifically The Restaurant and Bar Collection, I knew that this would be an iconic New York location. New York needed this building. This is a great place to visit and shop at and dine in, but it’s especially fantastic to work here because our guests and visitors bring so much energy and enthusiasm that I can’t help but love cooking for them every day.
Did you ever think you would be here this long? As a born and bred New Yorker I believe you work, create, and share with the community and that means you stay — year after year. I’ve built my business as a chef and restaurant operator, working to be a part of the neighborhood, part of the future of New York.
What is so special about this restaurant? Porter House Bar and Grill is built on hospitality and a warm welcome, where precise cooking of great food and well-made drinks are all designed for the pleasure of our guests. That is our mission — to make our diners feel welcome and cater to their wishes and desires, and in that way we build memories of great times, together.
porter-house-dining-room-2

Photo credit: Francesco Tonelli

Any favorite memories? I love the daily rhythm of cooking, receiving our morning deliveries, the daily preparation and planning, menus and wine lists, the team I work with every day help to make the memory of being here so vital and rich. I especially have great memories of guests coming in to celebrate special occasions, or dining with us on Thanksgiving Day or New Year’s Eve, or just popping in for a quick lunch. The memory of how exciting it was to open 10 years ago was just enriched when we redecorated this past spring and brought a whole new, fresh, and modern design to the dining room. This new look has given us an opportunity for new memories with our loyal followers and helped us to make many new friends this year.
What do you have in store for the anniversary month? During October, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary with special menu offerings, bringing back some of our greatest hits from yesteryear, introducing some new dishes, and finally, culminating with our "Luxe" week, which encourages people to throw care to the wind and really unwind with delicious and very special treats. Isn’t that what a party and celebration is all about?

Header photo credit: Noah Fecks

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<![CDATA[Shaking it Up: Secret Tips From Cocktail Experts]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/header-Ascent-Lounge-bar-CREDIT-Steven-Menendez-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/shaking-it-up-secret-tips-from-cocktail-experts/ 2016-10-06T14:23:44+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28064
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Brad Nugent, beverage director, Center Bar and Porter House Bar and Grill
  • "Measuring ingredients is the single most important step to a delicious product every time. Too many home bartenders employ the ‘eyeball' method when building a drink. Use a jigger."
  • "Know when to stir and know when to shake. A good rule of thumb: If you are mixing all booze, stir it; if there is citrus, give it a shake."
  • "Add ice last. Have your glass and garnish ready, combine all your ingredients in your mixing glass then add ice. Drinks that are watery and over diluted are never delicious."
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David Lombardo, wine/beverage director, Landmarc
  • "Make sure to taste before you serve. It's the only way you can understand the balance of flavors in your creation."
  • "Let the ingredients speak for themselves and don't try so hard. Usually, too much is too much. Simplicity is best."
  • "Stock your bar with all the basics: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, whiskey, bourbon, bitters and sweet vermouth. This is a great starting point."
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Photo credit: Steven Menendez

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Photo credit: Steven Menendez

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Photo credit: Oleg March

Matija Rajak, lead bartender, Ascent Lounge New York
  • "Use fresh ingredients. Squeezing fresh lime and lemon juice will make your cocktail taste so much better."
  • "Make good ice. Be certain your freezer is clean and odorless.  Use mineral water or boil tap water, let it cool, and then freeze it. The ice will have fewer contaminants and melt more slowly this way. Finally, store the ice in a sealed, airtight bag."
  • "To create a fall cocktail, I like to use seasonal ingredients like pears, apples, cranberries, pomegranate, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, or ginger. Darker, aged spirits are a lot more popular in the fall and winter."

Header photo credit: Steven Menendez

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brad-nugentcenter-bar-viewcenter-bar-cocktail
Brad Nugent, beverage director, Center Bar and Porter House Bar and Grill
  • "Measuring ingredients is the single most important step to a delicious product every time. Too many home bartenders employ the ‘eyeball' method when building a drink. Use a jigger."
  • "Know when to stir and know when to shake. A good rule of thumb: If you are mixing all booze, stir it; if there is citrus, give it a shake."
  • "Add ice last. Have your glass and garnish ready, combine all your ingredients in your mixing glass then add ice. Drinks that are watery and over diluted are never delicious."
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David Lombardo, wine/beverage director, Landmarc
  • "Make sure to taste before you serve. It's the only way you can understand the balance of flavors in your creation."
  • "Let the ingredients speak for themselves and don't try so hard. Usually, too much is too much. Simplicity is best."
  • "Stock your bar with all the basics: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, whiskey, bourbon, bitters and sweet vermouth. This is a great starting point."
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Photo credit: Steven Menendez

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Photo credit: Steven Menendez

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Photo credit: Oleg March

Matija Rajak, lead bartender, Ascent Lounge New York
  • "Use fresh ingredients. Squeezing fresh lime and lemon juice will make your cocktail taste so much better."
  • "Make good ice. Be certain your freezer is clean and odorless.  Use mineral water or boil tap water, let it cool, and then freeze it. The ice will have fewer contaminants and melt more slowly this way. Finally, store the ice in a sealed, airtight bag."
  • "To create a fall cocktail, I like to use seasonal ingredients like pears, apples, cranberries, pomegranate, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, or ginger. Darker, aged spirits are a lot more popular in the fall and winter."

Header photo credit: Steven Menendez

]]> <![CDATA[Fall Fashion Starts Here]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/iStock_18415486_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/fall-fashion-starts-here/ 2016-10-06T13:34:56+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28052
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J.Crew

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J.Crew

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Eileen Fisher

Shades of Tan From rich taupes to hues of honey, nothing says smart sophistication like layers of neutrals. Plus, this timeless palette can be combined in myriad ways and goes with just about everything in your closet. In its new collection, J.Crew is channeling the style of Katharine Hepburn, from a pair of slim wool pants to an iconic camel trench in a sumptuous cashmere and wool blend. Neutrals are also the name of the game at Eileen Fisher. A warm, oversized cashmere sweater is perfect for long walks in Central Park or curling up by the fire.
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Michael Kors

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L.K.Bennett

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L.K.Bennett

Boho Chic Release your inner bohemian with slouchy dresses in diaphanous fabrics and ethereal prints. At Michael Kors, the peekaboo tweed-print chiffon dress combines billowing sleeves, a pleated skirt, and a sexy shoulder-baring silhouette. Pair it with a tasseled leather saddlebag with brushed gold hardware that is just like something your mom probably had back in the 70s. Even L.K.Bennett, usually known for its ladylike designs — Kate Middleton is a fan — is getting in on the boho action. The silk chiffon Cersei Evergreen Silk Dress would fit in perfectly at Coachella.
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Ted Baker London

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Ted Baker London

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Coach

Flower Power Walking into Ted Baker London is like entering a romantic English garden, with roses cascading across cocktail dresses and blooms scattered over everything from evening bags to high heels. At Coach, the designers took inspiration from vintage designs, the company’s own archives, and even wallpaper when creating the Floral Remix collection. Satchels, wristlets, and shoulder bags are laden with hand-appliqued leather blooms. All those blossom-covered looks prove that florals aren’t just for summer anymore.]]>
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J.Crew

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J.Crew

eileen-fisher-sweater

Eileen Fisher

Shades of Tan From rich taupes to hues of honey, nothing says smart sophistication like layers of neutrals. Plus, this timeless palette can be combined in myriad ways and goes with just about everything in your closet. In its new collection, J.Crew is channeling the style of Katharine Hepburn, from a pair of slim wool pants to an iconic camel trench in a sumptuous cashmere and wool blend. Neutrals are also the name of the game at Eileen Fisher. A warm, oversized cashmere sweater is perfect for long walks in Central Park or curling up by the fire.
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Michael Kors

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L.K.Bennett

lk-bennett-look

L.K.Bennett

Boho Chic Release your inner bohemian with slouchy dresses in diaphanous fabrics and ethereal prints. At Michael Kors, the peekaboo tweed-print chiffon dress combines billowing sleeves, a pleated skirt, and a sexy shoulder-baring silhouette. Pair it with a tasseled leather saddlebag with brushed gold hardware that is just like something your mom probably had back in the 70s. Even L.K.Bennett, usually known for its ladylike designs — Kate Middleton is a fan — is getting in on the boho action. The silk chiffon Cersei Evergreen Silk Dress would fit in perfectly at Coachella.
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Ted Baker London

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Ted Baker London

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Coach

Flower Power Walking into Ted Baker London is like entering a romantic English garden, with roses cascading across cocktail dresses and blooms scattered over everything from evening bags to high heels. At Coach, the designers took inspiration from vintage designs, the company’s own archives, and even wallpaper when creating the Floral Remix collection. Satchels, wristlets, and shoulder bags are laden with hand-appliqued leather blooms. All those blossom-covered looks prove that florals aren’t just for summer anymore.]]> <![CDATA[Making Scents]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/iStock_49802642_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/making-scents/ 2016-10-06T12:09:15+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28043
jo-malone-basil-neroli Want to create a signature scent? Jo Malone encourages fragrance combining for one-of-a-kind results. Start with Basil & Neroli Cologne, which is perfect for when the temperatures begin to drop. (Master Perfumer Anne Flipo says the notes create “the glow of warm sunlight.”) Layer it with English Pear & Freesia for a sparkling floral effect that will cheer you up on even the cloudiest days. Jo Malone also does complimentary consultations in fragrance combining.
sephora-derek-lam At Sephora, the new 10 Crosby from fashion designer Derek Lam comes in 10 variations, all inspired by Crosby Street, a chic little strip hidden on the edge of New York City's SoHo. The scents range from Rain Day, a fresh mix of tropical vetiver Haiti and citrusy neroli Tunisia, to the moody Blackout, infused with the essence of spicy chai tea. These are fragrances that are as sophisticated and nuanced as New York City itself.
sephora-nirvana-rose Another perfume that Sephora is stocking that you will love: the new Nirvana Rose, which is the latest from Elizabeth and James, a line created by the twin actresses and style icons Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. The combination of geranium, vetiver, and May rose is mysterious but utterly feminine. The store will do free engraving on this fragrance and on all bottles 2.5 ounces or larger, making a bottle of perfume from Sephora a perfect gift, too.
l'occitane-skincare For products that do double duty, check out the brand-new Harmonie Divine skincare line from L’Occitane, which infuses the essence of the sea of Corsica. Using red algae to help regenerate cells and fight the signs of aging, it comes in both a cream and a serum. So you can have a glowing complexion — and be transported to faraway shores.
diptyque-candle If you’re looking to spice up your interiors this season, make your way to Diptyque. The French perfumer is stocking a new La Madeleine candle that is buttery sweet — and aptly named. It will leave your guests wondering how your home always smells like just-baked madeleine cookies from the South of France. Now that's a scent you'll never forget.]]>
jo-malone-basil-neroli Want to create a signature scent? Jo Malone encourages fragrance combining for one-of-a-kind results. Start with Basil & Neroli Cologne, which is perfect for when the temperatures begin to drop. (Master Perfumer Anne Flipo says the notes create “the glow of warm sunlight.”) Layer it with English Pear & Freesia for a sparkling floral effect that will cheer you up on even the cloudiest days. Jo Malone also does complimentary consultations in fragrance combining.
sephora-derek-lam At Sephora, the new 10 Crosby from fashion designer Derek Lam comes in 10 variations, all inspired by Crosby Street, a chic little strip hidden on the edge of New York City's SoHo. The scents range from Rain Day, a fresh mix of tropical vetiver Haiti and citrusy neroli Tunisia, to the moody Blackout, infused with the essence of spicy chai tea. These are fragrances that are as sophisticated and nuanced as New York City itself.
sephora-nirvana-rose Another perfume that Sephora is stocking that you will love: the new Nirvana Rose, which is the latest from Elizabeth and James, a line created by the twin actresses and style icons Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. The combination of geranium, vetiver, and May rose is mysterious but utterly feminine. The store will do free engraving on this fragrance and on all bottles 2.5 ounces or larger, making a bottle of perfume from Sephora a perfect gift, too.
l'occitane-skincare For products that do double duty, check out the brand-new Harmonie Divine skincare line from L’Occitane, which infuses the essence of the sea of Corsica. Using red algae to help regenerate cells and fight the signs of aging, it comes in both a cream and a serum. So you can have a glowing complexion — and be transported to faraway shores.
diptyque-candle If you’re looking to spice up your interiors this season, make your way to Diptyque. The French perfumer is stocking a new La Madeleine candle that is buttery sweet — and aptly named. It will leave your guests wondering how your home always smells like just-baked madeleine cookies from the South of France. Now that's a scent you'll never forget.]]> <![CDATA[It’s Pumpkin Time]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/Header-iStock_102350047_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/its-pumpkin-time/ 2016-10-06T12:05:24+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28031
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There's a whole section dedicated to pumpkins at Williams-Sonoma. Whatever recipe you can dream of, Williams-Sonoma has the ingredients and the tools to make it: coffee cake, spiced cookies, bread, risotto, cheesecake, even parmesan pumpkin pasta sauce. We're particularly charmed by the bright orange jack-o-lantern macarons, which will put a smile on anyone's face. And the pumpkin brittle is absolutely addictive.
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Whole Foods has also gone wild for pumpkin. Got a sweet tooth? Indulge with an 365 Everyday Value Organic Ice Cream Sandwich Pumpkin Pie or a 365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Creme. Healthier types might prefer the 365 Everyday Value Organic Pumpkin Spice Lowfat Yogurt or RXBar Pumpkin Spice Protein Bar. If you're craving a drink with an edge, pick up one of their five pumpkin-flavored beers or ciders.
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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

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When the crisp weather rolls in, Bouchon Bakery delivers, too. You can add pumpkin flavoring to any of your favorite coffee drinks for a quick, delicious, and soul-warming pick-me-up. While you're there, you might also want to snack on a pumpkin cupcake or savory-sweet seasonal macarons — perfect for dipping in the coffee.
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Afterward, pumpkin coffee and cupcake in hand, stroll over to Central Park, which is just steps from The Shops at Columbus Circle. There, you can enjoy the classic orange and red hues of the changing foliage. But sorry: no pumpkin patch here.]]>
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There's a whole section dedicated to pumpkins at Williams-Sonoma. Whatever recipe you can dream of, Williams-Sonoma has the ingredients and the tools to make it: coffee cake, spiced cookies, bread, risotto, cheesecake, even parmesan pumpkin pasta sauce. We're particularly charmed by the bright orange jack-o-lantern macarons, which will put a smile on anyone's face. And the pumpkin brittle is absolutely addictive.
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Whole Foods has also gone wild for pumpkin. Got a sweet tooth? Indulge with an 365 Everyday Value Organic Ice Cream Sandwich Pumpkin Pie or a 365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Creme. Healthier types might prefer the 365 Everyday Value Organic Pumpkin Spice Lowfat Yogurt or RXBar Pumpkin Spice Protein Bar. If you're craving a drink with an edge, pick up one of their five pumpkin-flavored beers or ciders.
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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

 
When the crisp weather rolls in, Bouchon Bakery delivers, too. You can add pumpkin flavoring to any of your favorite coffee drinks for a quick, delicious, and soul-warming pick-me-up. While you're there, you might also want to snack on a pumpkin cupcake or savory-sweet seasonal macarons — perfect for dipping in the coffee.
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Afterward, pumpkin coffee and cupcake in hand, stroll over to Central Park, which is just steps from The Shops at Columbus Circle. There, you can enjoy the classic orange and red hues of the changing foliage. But sorry: no pumpkin patch here.]]> <![CDATA[Discovering Columbus]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/iStock_51222566_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/discovering-columbus/ 2016-10-05T13:49:59+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=28009 columbus-circle-2
It took Columbus 400 years to get to the Upper West Side. But even though it wasn’t on his original itinerary, he made his way to a lofty perch between Central Park and The Shops at Columbus Circle and is standing on primo space with a coveted view.    As visitors to The Shops at Columbus Circle prepare to observe the Oct. 10 national holiday named in his honor, they might want to crane their necks a bit and salute the marble statue atop a granite column that towers some 75 feet above them. center-monument-1center-monument-2
The 13-foot-tall rendering of Columbus was created by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo, who was clearly aiming for grandeur when he unveiled the monument in 1892. Il Progresso, a New York-based Italian-language newspaper, had raised funds to enable Russo to cast a work commemorating the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas – and the artist rose to the challenge.   The inscription on the base reads, in part: "Joy and glory/Never uttered a more thrilling call/Than that which resounded/From the conquered ocean/In sight of the first American island/Land! Land!" columbus-statuestatue-close
The monument soon became the centerpiece and namesake of a traffic circle in 1905 (part of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead’s grand vision for the southwest entrance to Central Park). Columbus Circle soon became the point from which all official distances from New York City are measured.  Later, the intersection made cameo appearances in more than a dozen films, including The Devil Wears Prada, Eyes of Laura Mars, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and — most famously — the original Ghostbusters, in 1984.  columbus-circle Today, Columbus continues to brave the elements, peering down Eighth Avenue, his right hand on a ship’s tiller, standing watch over shoppers looking to discover modern treasures at The Shops at Columbus Circle and looking for more horizons to discover.]]>
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It took Columbus 400 years to get to the Upper West Side. But even though it wasn’t on his original itinerary, he made his way to a lofty perch between Central Park and The Shops at Columbus Circle and is standing on primo space with a coveted view.    As visitors to The Shops at Columbus Circle prepare to observe the Oct. 10 national holiday named in his honor, they might want to crane their necks a bit and salute the marble statue atop a granite column that towers some 75 feet above them. center-monument-1center-monument-2
The 13-foot-tall rendering of Columbus was created by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo, who was clearly aiming for grandeur when he unveiled the monument in 1892. Il Progresso, a New York-based Italian-language newspaper, had raised funds to enable Russo to cast a work commemorating the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas – and the artist rose to the challenge.   The inscription on the base reads, in part: "Joy and glory/Never uttered a more thrilling call/Than that which resounded/From the conquered ocean/In sight of the first American island/Land! Land!" columbus-statuestatue-close
The monument soon became the centerpiece and namesake of a traffic circle in 1905 (part of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead’s grand vision for the southwest entrance to Central Park). Columbus Circle soon became the point from which all official distances from New York City are measured.  Later, the intersection made cameo appearances in more than a dozen films, including The Devil Wears Prada, Eyes of Laura Mars, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and — most famously — the original Ghostbusters, in 1984.  columbus-circle Today, Columbus continues to brave the elements, peering down Eighth Avenue, his right hand on a ship’s tiller, standing watch over shoppers looking to discover modern treasures at The Shops at Columbus Circle and looking for more horizons to discover.]]>
<![CDATA[Date Night Made Right]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/10/iStock_45100976_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/date-night-made-right/ 2016-10-04T16:15:28+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27992
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Appetizers Start the night off at Center Bar. The small plates are ideal for sharing and will whet your appetite for what’s to come. Choose from a selection of savory dishes — like ahi tuna with a Bloody Mary sorbet — or order a charcuterie board paired with artisanal cheeses.
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Entrees For a meal to remember, head to Masa, where Chef Masa Takayama spoils just 26 lucky guests at a time. The fish is often flown straight from Japan and prepared with such exacting standards that it earned Takayama three Michelin stars. The daily menu is full of surprises, but one dish that’s always available — and not to be missed — is the toro caviar. When it comes time for sushi, say "omakase" and let the chef orchestrate a dazzling presentation of culinary wonders.
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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

Dessert In keeping with the theme of the night, you don’t have to pick just one sweet treat at The Salon at Per Se. There’s a five-course dessert tasting menu that changes daily. One standout is the "PB&J," a decadent fusion of devil’s food cake, Manjari mousse, red verjus gelée with a concord grape sorbet, and toasted Virginia peanuts. Another necessary indulgence is a Per Se staple: light-as-air macarons.
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Photo credit: Oleg March

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Late-Night Cocktails and Snacks Cap off the evening at Ascent Lounge with the Violet Kiss, featuring Grey Goose vodka, Crème De Violette, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, and white cranberry juice. And save room for the sinfully delicious tater tots with truffle oil and a chive dipping sauce. If only all late-night snacks — and all date nights — were as good as this.]]>
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Appetizers Start the night off at Center Bar. The small plates are ideal for sharing and will whet your appetite for what’s to come. Choose from a selection of savory dishes — like ahi tuna with a Bloody Mary sorbet — or order a charcuterie board paired with artisanal cheeses.
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Entrees For a meal to remember, head to Masa, where Chef Masa Takayama spoils just 26 lucky guests at a time. The fish is often flown straight from Japan and prepared with such exacting standards that it earned Takayama three Michelin stars. The daily menu is full of surprises, but one dish that’s always available — and not to be missed — is the toro caviar. When it comes time for sushi, say "omakase" and let the chef orchestrate a dazzling presentation of culinary wonders.
per-se-interior

Photo credit: Deborah Jones

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Photo credit: Deborah Jones

Dessert In keeping with the theme of the night, you don’t have to pick just one sweet treat at The Salon at Per Se. There’s a five-course dessert tasting menu that changes daily. One standout is the "PB&J," a decadent fusion of devil’s food cake, Manjari mousse, red verjus gelée with a concord grape sorbet, and toasted Virginia peanuts. Another necessary indulgence is a Per Se staple: light-as-air macarons.
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Photo credit: Oleg March

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Photo credit: Steven Menendez

Late-Night Cocktails and Snacks Cap off the evening at Ascent Lounge with the Violet Kiss, featuring Grey Goose vodka, Crème De Violette, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, and white cranberry juice. And save room for the sinfully delicious tater tots with truffle oil and a chive dipping sauce. If only all late-night snacks — and all date nights — were as good as this.]]> <![CDATA[Are You Wild or Harmonious?]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/wild-harmony-header-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/are-you-wild-or-harmonious/ 2016-09-27T12:00:16+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27962 .youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } It’s a crisp fall day, and cameras are clicking and bystanders are stopping to watch three gorgeous women posing next to the iconic fountain in Columbus Circle — the official exact spot from which all distances in Manhattan are measured. It’s just steps away from one of the city’s most dazzling destinations: The Shops at Columbus Circle. The women are there to be photographed for The Shops at Columbus Circle’s new Wild Harmony advertising campaign. Inscribed on the side of the fountain is the phrase: “joy and glory,” which describes the scene perfectly. The models look like three friends who’ve met up to spend the day enjoying everything The Shops at Columbus Circle has to offer: its bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment galore.
One women is definitely the wild child, with her dramatic updo, her enormous chandelier earrings, and her shimmering dress that looks like it came right off the runway. She clearly spends her days shopping at Ted Baker London and Hugo Boss and her nights sipping cocktails at the glamorous Ascent Lounge New York. The harmonious friend is strumming on a guitar, wearing a leather jacket and stylishly ripped jeans. You can just picture her scoping out Diesel and True Religion before she heads to a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Then there’s the sporty friend, who just got back from a jog with the New York Running Company and is snacking on gluten-free noodles from Whole Foods Market before she heads to a class at Equinox Fitness Club. You can certainly say you are what you eat; but at The Shops at Columbus Circle it can also be said you are what you shop and wear. This is a place that appeals to every sensibility. So tell us: Are you wild or harmonious? Do you embrace the outrageous? Or do you always strike a chic balance? Answer five quick questions in our style quiz to find out your Columbus Circle Fall Style Profile — and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center.]]>
.youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } It’s a crisp fall day, and cameras are clicking and bystanders are stopping to watch three gorgeous women posing next to the iconic fountain in Columbus Circle — the official exact spot from which all distances in Manhattan are measured. It’s just steps away from one of the city’s most dazzling destinations: The Shops at Columbus Circle. The women are there to be photographed for The Shops at Columbus Circle’s new Wild Harmony advertising campaign. Inscribed on the side of the fountain is the phrase: “joy and glory,” which describes the scene perfectly. The models look like three friends who’ve met up to spend the day enjoying everything The Shops at Columbus Circle has to offer: its bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment galore.
One women is definitely the wild child, with her dramatic updo, her enormous chandelier earrings, and her shimmering dress that looks like it came right off the runway. She clearly spends her days shopping at Ted Baker London and Hugo Boss and her nights sipping cocktails at the glamorous Ascent Lounge New York. The harmonious friend is strumming on a guitar, wearing a leather jacket and stylishly ripped jeans. You can just picture her scoping out Diesel and True Religion before she heads to a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Then there’s the sporty friend, who just got back from a jog with the New York Running Company and is snacking on gluten-free noodles from Whole Foods Market before she heads to a class at Equinox Fitness Club. You can certainly say you are what you eat; but at The Shops at Columbus Circle it can also be said you are what you shop and wear. This is a place that appeals to every sensibility. So tell us: Are you wild or harmonious? Do you embrace the outrageous? Or do you always strike a chic balance? Answer five quick questions in our style quiz to find out your Columbus Circle Fall Style Profile — and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Higher Learning]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/09/iStock_38248336_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/higher-learning/ 2016-09-23T21:03:32+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27945 learn to cook, listen to music, and get fit:  
Take Cooking Lessons
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Foodies will be delighted by the many cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma. During the Cookbook Club class (September 21), you can learn to make braised chicken and brussels sprouts, along with other recipes from Martha Stewart's Vegetables. (And you’ll get a copy of the cookbook.) With the free Knife Skills class (September 25), you’ll be slicing and dicing like a pro in no time.  
Learn About Jazz
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Whether you’re a music lover or just want to learn more about the melodic tunes of jazz, you won’t want to miss Swing University at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The faculty will illuminate the history of this American art form and teach you how to be a better listener. This fall’s schedule of six- to eight-week courses includes topics like Louis Armstrong (an overview of the jazz genius), Jazz 101 (a primer on classic sounds), and Ellington, Basie, and Beyond: Big Band Jazz (an introduction to the big-band innovators).  
Work Out
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Looking to get fit? Equinox is the place. This season, a host of new group fitness classes will whip you into shape. The Cut is a cardio-forward boxing workout that incorporates high-velocity music, aiming for a knockout body. Baree + Band will help you achieve a dancer’s physique — strong, long, and sleek. This ballet-inspired class uses resistance bands to challenge every muscle.  
Run and Explore
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If you want to explore the city while you exercise, New York Running Company offers easy 30- to 45-minute group runs every week. These 10- to 12-mile jogs take you to off-the-beaten-path locations like Roosevelt Island. For something even more intense, sign up for a training program that will get you ready for a half marathon or marathon — you’ll be a winner in no time.]]>
learn to cook, listen to music, and get fit:  
Take Cooking Lessons
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Foodies will be delighted by the many cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma. During the Cookbook Club class (September 21), you can learn to make braised chicken and brussels sprouts, along with other recipes from Martha Stewart's Vegetables. (And you’ll get a copy of the cookbook.) With the free Knife Skills class (September 25), you’ll be slicing and dicing like a pro in no time.  
Learn About Jazz
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Whether you’re a music lover or just want to learn more about the melodic tunes of jazz, you won’t want to miss Swing University at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The faculty will illuminate the history of this American art form and teach you how to be a better listener. This fall’s schedule of six- to eight-week courses includes topics like Louis Armstrong (an overview of the jazz genius), Jazz 101 (a primer on classic sounds), and Ellington, Basie, and Beyond: Big Band Jazz (an introduction to the big-band innovators).  
Work Out
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Looking to get fit? Equinox is the place. This season, a host of new group fitness classes will whip you into shape. The Cut is a cardio-forward boxing workout that incorporates high-velocity music, aiming for a knockout body. Baree + Band will help you achieve a dancer’s physique — strong, long, and sleek. This ballet-inspired class uses resistance bands to challenge every muscle.  
Run and Explore
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If you want to explore the city while you exercise, New York Running Company offers easy 30- to 45-minute group runs every week. These 10- to 12-mile jogs take you to off-the-beaten-path locations like Roosevelt Island. For something even more intense, sign up for a training program that will get you ready for a half marathon or marathon — you’ll be a winner in no time.]]>
<![CDATA[Timeless Jazz for Young Cats]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_9939087_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/timeless-jazz-for-young-cats/ 2016-09-19T16:18:29+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27545 Jazz for Young People education program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is designed to introduce music lovers of all ages to America's most joyous original art form. "It's for people who maybe have never heard jazz," says Poindexter. jazz-for-young-people-1jazz-for-young-people-2
For more than 20 years, the members of Jazz for Young People have worked with local musicians to present its message all over the world, from Puerto Rico and Vietnam to Harlem. This year, the group will perform more than 500 concerts for schoolchildren. There will also be performances at Rose Hall dedicated to piano player and bandleader Count Basie (November 4) and Louis Armstrong, a talented youngster from New Orleans who changed the meaning of jazz (February 3, 2017).
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"We make ties to American history and democracy — that's the basis for the whole program," says Todd Stoll, vice president of education for Jazz at Lincoln Center. In between songs "we talk a little about the origins of New Orleans jazz, the roles the different instruments play, some of the music's major figures — and why it all matters." webop-1webop-1
In addition to Jazz for Young People, Jazz at Lincoln Center also runs WeBop, an early-childhood jazz education program for children eight months to five years. Families are invited to stomp and sing, clap and dance as they learn about concepts, instruments, and the jazz greats. There are single sessions, family jazz parties, and even an eight-week series of classes aimed at various age levels, from hipsters (8-16 months old) to syncopators (4-5 years old). "We think that kids need to know about this," says Stoll. "We have fun and learn."]]> Jazz for Young People education program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is designed to introduce music lovers of all ages to America's most joyous original art form. "It's for people who maybe have never heard jazz," says Poindexter. jazz-for-young-people-1jazz-for-young-people-2
For more than 20 years, the members of Jazz for Young People have worked with local musicians to present its message all over the world, from Puerto Rico and Vietnam to Harlem. This year, the group will perform more than 500 concerts for schoolchildren. There will also be performances at Rose Hall dedicated to piano player and bandleader Count Basie (November 4) and Louis Armstrong, a talented youngster from New Orleans who changed the meaning of jazz (February 3, 2017).
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"We make ties to American history and democracy — that's the basis for the whole program," says Todd Stoll, vice president of education for Jazz at Lincoln Center. In between songs "we talk a little about the origins of New Orleans jazz, the roles the different instruments play, some of the music's major figures — and why it all matters." webop-1webop-1
In addition to Jazz for Young People, Jazz at Lincoln Center also runs WeBop, an early-childhood jazz education program for children eight months to five years. Families are invited to stomp and sing, clap and dance as they learn about concepts, instruments, and the jazz greats. There are single sessions, family jazz parties, and even an eight-week series of classes aimed at various age levels, from hipsters (8-16 months old) to syncopators (4-5 years old). "We think that kids need to know about this," says Stoll. "We have fun and learn."]]> <![CDATA[Butcher, Baker... Candlestick Maker!]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/09/iStock_90108033_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/butcher-baker-candlestick-maker/ 2016-09-19T16:17:54+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27888
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The Butcher Most people don’t expect to find an old-school meat market in the center of Manhattan, but at Whole Foods Market, a trained team of skilled butchers cuts impeccable pieces of meat. Much of it is sourced from farms located less than 100 miles from the store. "This allows our teams and customers to have relationships directly with our suppliers," says Lamin Humma, Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle Store Team Leader. "We’re also really proud of all the things you won’t find — meaning no added hormones, no antibiotics, no artificial flavors, and no additives."
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The Baker The history of baking goes back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Egyptians, who made bread and cakes. At Porter House Bar & Grill, pastry chef Wayne Harley Brachman finds inspiration in classic American desserts. "Many chefs look to create art on a plate, but the most important part of a dessert is the flavor profile," says Brachman. "More than anything, I want it to be delicious." Look for creations like Coconut Cake ("a fan favorite") and the Chocolate-Peanut Bar ("a small but intense dessert that brings complex flavors together – passion fruit, caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate").
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The Candlestick-Maker Candle-making has been around for hundreds of years, but originally, it was just a way to give off light. Diptyque was one of the first companies in Europe to make a scented candle in 1963. Adding essential oils to scent interior spaces was a revolutionary process at the time, and according to Matthew Calayag, assistant store manager at Diptyque Columbus Circle, the methods haven’t changed a bit: "Diptyque has been making candles the same way for fifty-plus years: in small batches by hand."]]>
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The Butcher Most people don’t expect to find an old-school meat market in the center of Manhattan, but at Whole Foods Market, a trained team of skilled butchers cuts impeccable pieces of meat. Much of it is sourced from farms located less than 100 miles from the store. "This allows our teams and customers to have relationships directly with our suppliers," says Lamin Humma, Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle Store Team Leader. "We’re also really proud of all the things you won’t find — meaning no added hormones, no antibiotics, no artificial flavors, and no additives."
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The Baker The history of baking goes back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Egyptians, who made bread and cakes. At Porter House Bar & Grill, pastry chef Wayne Harley Brachman finds inspiration in classic American desserts. "Many chefs look to create art on a plate, but the most important part of a dessert is the flavor profile," says Brachman. "More than anything, I want it to be delicious." Look for creations like Coconut Cake ("a fan favorite") and the Chocolate-Peanut Bar ("a small but intense dessert that brings complex flavors together – passion fruit, caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate").
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The Candlestick-Maker Candle-making has been around for hundreds of years, but originally, it was just a way to give off light. Diptyque was one of the first companies in Europe to make a scented candle in 1963. Adding essential oils to scent interior spaces was a revolutionary process at the time, and according to Matthew Calayag, assistant store manager at Diptyque Columbus Circle, the methods haven’t changed a bit: "Diptyque has been making candles the same way for fifty-plus years: in small batches by hand."]]> <![CDATA[Bring on the Bacon]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/09/iStock_21117322_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/bring-on-the-bacon/ 2016-09-14T18:11:07+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27855 What is it about bacon that tastes so amazing? It’s salty, crunchy, and utterly sinful. And in recent years, it has been elevated to cult status. Consider the facts. Americans eat almost 18 pounds of bacon a year. A survey by Maple Leaf Foods said that 43 percent of people would rather eat bacon than have sex. There’s even a book called Bacon: A Love Story that the author describes as a love letter to the "best meat ever." So in honor of this fine food, we asked some of the chefs at The Shops at Columbus Circle to tell us what they love about it and to share their favorite recipes for dishes that celebrate bacon. According to Michael Lomonaco (top photo), Chef and Managing Partner at Porter House Bar and Grill, one of the restaurant’s most popular side dishes is creamed spinach with bacon. "The bacon transforms a crowd favorite into an unforgettable new dish," he says. "It is smoky and sweet with the best bacon you can find." chef-marc-murphy For Landmarc Chef Marc Murphy (second photo), the housemade ricotta cavatelli with chicken liver, caramelized onion, and bacon is the star of the show. "What’s not to love," Murphy says. "Bacon is extremely versatile and an ingredient that packs a lot of flavor!" Michael DeCicco, Chef de Cuisine at Bouchon Bakery, layers goodness on top of goodness in a bacon-wrapped pâté. "It’s one of my favorite uses," he says. "The bacon is used to wrap the pâté itself. It has quite a bit of history within our restaurant group and is featured in the Bouchon cookbook."

Porter House Bar and Grill Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Serves 4 as a side dish
porter-house-bacon 4 ounces sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 to 6 cups fresh spinach leaves, well washed in several changes of cold water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup heavy cream Several scrapes freshly grated nutmeg Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1. Heat a nonstick sauté pan over low heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, approximately 8 minutes. Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Once cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into small bits and set aside. Reserve the bacon fat. 2. Put 2 inches of water in a vegetable steamer and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the spinach leaves to the steamer basket, cover, and steam until cooked, approximately 2 minutes. 3. Transfer the spinach to a colander to drain and let the spinach cool slightly. 4. Put the butter and 2 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat it over medium-high heat until it melts and begins to bubble. Whisk the flour into the butter and cook together for 2 to 3 minutes. 5. In a separate pot, heat the cream until steaming but not boiling. 6. Whisk the cream into the flour-butter mixture and bring it to a boil over high heat. Immediately lower the heat and let simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. 7. Add the spinach to the cream and cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a few scrapes of nutmeg, and stir in the bacon. 8. Transfer the creamed spinach to a serving bowl and serve hot.

Landmarc Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli with Chicken Liver, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon

Serves 4
landmarc-bacon 1 pound cavatelli (hand made or store-bought malloreddus) 3 cups all-purpose flour (about 1 pound), divided 1 pound ricotta cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons olive oil 9 ounces slab bacon, cut into medium cubes 1 medium Spanish onion, medium dice (about 1 cup) 1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced (about 1 heaping tablespoon) ¾ pound chicken livers, washed and cleaned (about 2 cups) 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated and divided ¼ pound butter, unsalted (or 1 stick) ½ sprig fresh rosemary, minced (about 1 ½ tablespoons) 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar *special equipment: hand-cranked cavatelli maker 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil (if purchasing pasta skip to step 5) 2. If making your own cavatelli, place 2 ½ cups of the flour into a bowl, make a well in the flour and add cheese and eggs. Gradually work the mixture together, adding more flour if necessary, to make a soft but not sticky dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is smooth. Let the dough rest at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, for 30 minutes. 3. Form the dough into a round and cut into quarters. Working with one quarter at a time (cover the remaining dough with plastic to keep from drying out), on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rope 1/4 inch in diameter. (At this point you can feed the rope into a hand crank powered cavatelli maker if you have one.) 4. Alternatively, with a knife, cut the rope into 1/2-inch pieces. With your index and third fingers held together, gently press down on each piece, beginning at the top and moving down toward the bottom, dragging your fingers toward you and causing the pasta to roll over on itself. Transfer the formed pasta to a lightly floured cookie sheet and let dry at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. 5. In a large skillet, add olive oil and bacon over medium high heat to render and crisp the bacon, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Then add onions and garlic. Sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes. 6. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to the directions on the box or until it starts to float (about 8 to 10 minutes). Add livers to the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add the butter, sherry vinegar, about a cup of reserved pasta water, and pasta. 7. Over high heat, stir constantly to reduce and finish cooking the pasta in the sauce. Add half of the parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste. If sauce is too thick, adjust consistency with some pasta cooking water. Divide among 4 bowls and top with remaining parmesan.

Bouchon Bakery Rabbit Pâté

Serves 20; excerpted from Bouchon by Thomas Keller (Artisan Books; 2004)
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Photo by Deborah Jones

Spice Mixture 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon pink salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mixed thyme 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons black peppercorn 3 bay leaves Pâté 13 ounces rabbit meat (from 1 whole rabbit or 3 to 4 legs) 1 ¼ pounds chicken livers 9 ounces (8 or 9 slices) white bread 1 ¼ cups milk Canola oil 5 bay leaves 1 ¼ pounds thinly sliced slab bacon 9 ounces fresh unsalted pork fatback, cut into 1-inch cubes Dijon mustard Cornichons Radishes Fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper For the spice mixture 1. For the spice mixture: Grind the salts, thyme, nutmeg, peppercorns, and bay leaves in a coffee or spice grinder. Set aside. bouchon-cookbook For the pâté 1. Cut the rabbit into 1-inch cubes (You should have about 1 ¾ cups.) Place in a medium bowl. Clean any fat, sinew, or dark spots from the livers. Add to the rabbit, then add the ground spices and toss well, being sure to coat the rabbit and livers evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 6 hours. 2. About 30 minutes before grinding the meat, remove the crusts from the bread and tear the bread into pieces no more than an inch across. Place in a medium bowl, add the milk, and set aside to soak. 3. Brush a 12 ½-by-4 ½-by-3-inch-high lidded terrine with a light coating of oil. Line the terrine with plastic wrap, leaving about a 6-inch overhang on all four sides. Arrange the 5 bay leaves in a line down the bottom of the terrine (this will be the presentation side of the terrine). 4. Line the terrine with the bacon slices, beginning with one end of a bacon slice just slightly past center and the opposite end overhanging the side of the terrine. Continue working around the terrine, overlapping the slices by 1/8 inch; they shouldn’t overlap by much more or the bacon will be too thick. The ends of the bacon that overlap in the center of the terrine should overlap by about ¼ inch. If necessary, use scissors to trim the bacon so that the overhang is 3 inches. Place the terrine in a deep roasting pan that is at least three-quarters of the height of the terrine. 5. Preheat the oven to 300°F. 6. Fit a meat grinder with a large-holed die. (Be sure that it is bolted securely.) Place a stainless steel bowl set in a bowl of ice under the grinder to catch the ground mixture. First grind the marinated meat mixture, then grind the bread and milk mixture into the bowl. Mix the meat and bread together and transfer to another bowl. Return the first bowl to the ice. 7. Change the grinder die to the smaller one and grind the mixture a second time. Then run the fatback through the grinder into the bowl. To clean any mixture trapped in the grinder, cut a piece of plastic wrap 3 to 4 inches square and run it into the machine. Once it pushes out any remaining mixture, stop the grinder. (You can remove the plastic wrap when you clean the machine.) 8. Mix the egg yolks and cognac together in a small bowl, then stir into the pâté with a rubber spatula, making certain that the fat is evenly distributed throughout. 9. Pack the mixture into the terrine, being careful to avoid air pockets, especially in the corners. Fold the bacon over the terrine, beginning at the two short ends. Then use one side of the plastic wrap to lift one long side of the strips of bacon over to the center. Lift up the plastic wrap and repeat with the second side, then cover the top with the plastic wrap and the lid. Place the terrine in a roasting pan. 10. Add enough water to the roasting pan to come about two-thirds of the way up the sides of the terrine. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, or until the center of the terrine registers at 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. (The lid of most terrines has a hole through which you can place a thermometer.) Remove the roasting pan from the oven and then the terrine from the pan; place on a cooling rack set over a small backing sheet (to catch the fat later). Let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. 11. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit over the surface of the pâté and wrap the cardboard in aluminum foil. Puncture the plastic wrap at each end of the terrine and tilt the terrine at each end to drain any fat. Place the cardboard on the terrine and top with several heavy weights, such as clean bricks. (If the weights are resting on the sides of the terrine, add an additional layer or more of cardboard so the weights are sitting on the cardboard, not on the rim of the terrine, so they can compress the pâté.) 12. Refrigerate the weighted pâté for 24 hours. To serve 1. Remove the weights and cardboard from the terrine. Lift up the pâté with the overhang of plastic wrap to release it from the mold, then replate it in the terrine. (If the pâté doesn’t release, fill the sink or other large container with warm water and dip the terrine in just long enough to soften the fat and release the pâté.) Carefully run a knife around the edges of the pâté and invert it onto a cutting board. Cut into ½-inch-thick slices. 2. Serve with a pot of Dijon mustard, cornichons, radishes, fleur de sel, and round pepper.

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What is it about bacon that tastes so amazing? It’s salty, crunchy, and utterly sinful. And in recent years, it has been elevated to cult status. Consider the facts. Americans eat almost 18 pounds of bacon a year. A survey by Maple Leaf Foods said that 43 percent of people would rather eat bacon than have sex. There’s even a book called Bacon: A Love Story that the author describes as a love letter to the "best meat ever." So in honor of this fine food, we asked some of the chefs at The Shops at Columbus Circle to tell us what they love about it and to share their favorite recipes for dishes that celebrate bacon. According to Michael Lomonaco (top photo), Chef and Managing Partner at Porter House Bar and Grill, one of the restaurant’s most popular side dishes is creamed spinach with bacon. "The bacon transforms a crowd favorite into an unforgettable new dish," he says. "It is smoky and sweet with the best bacon you can find." chef-marc-murphy For Landmarc Chef Marc Murphy (second photo), the housemade ricotta cavatelli with chicken liver, caramelized onion, and bacon is the star of the show. "What’s not to love," Murphy says. "Bacon is extremely versatile and an ingredient that packs a lot of flavor!" Michael DeCicco, Chef de Cuisine at Bouchon Bakery, layers goodness on top of goodness in a bacon-wrapped pâté. "It’s one of my favorite uses," he says. "The bacon is used to wrap the pâté itself. It has quite a bit of history within our restaurant group and is featured in the Bouchon cookbook."

Porter House Bar and Grill Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Serves 4 as a side dish
porter-house-bacon 4 ounces sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 to 6 cups fresh spinach leaves, well washed in several changes of cold water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup heavy cream Several scrapes freshly grated nutmeg Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1. Heat a nonstick sauté pan over low heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, approximately 8 minutes. Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Once cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into small bits and set aside. Reserve the bacon fat. 2. Put 2 inches of water in a vegetable steamer and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the spinach leaves to the steamer basket, cover, and steam until cooked, approximately 2 minutes. 3. Transfer the spinach to a colander to drain and let the spinach cool slightly. 4. Put the butter and 2 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat it over medium-high heat until it melts and begins to bubble. Whisk the flour into the butter and cook together for 2 to 3 minutes. 5. In a separate pot, heat the cream until steaming but not boiling. 6. Whisk the cream into the flour-butter mixture and bring it to a boil over high heat. Immediately lower the heat and let simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. 7. Add the spinach to the cream and cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a few scrapes of nutmeg, and stir in the bacon. 8. Transfer the creamed spinach to a serving bowl and serve hot.

Landmarc Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli with Chicken Liver, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon

Serves 4
landmarc-bacon 1 pound cavatelli (hand made or store-bought malloreddus) 3 cups all-purpose flour (about 1 pound), divided 1 pound ricotta cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons olive oil 9 ounces slab bacon, cut into medium cubes 1 medium Spanish onion, medium dice (about 1 cup) 1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced (about 1 heaping tablespoon) ¾ pound chicken livers, washed and cleaned (about 2 cups) 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated and divided ¼ pound butter, unsalted (or 1 stick) ½ sprig fresh rosemary, minced (about 1 ½ tablespoons) 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar *special equipment: hand-cranked cavatelli maker 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil (if purchasing pasta skip to step 5) 2. If making your own cavatelli, place 2 ½ cups of the flour into a bowl, make a well in the flour and add cheese and eggs. Gradually work the mixture together, adding more flour if necessary, to make a soft but not sticky dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is smooth. Let the dough rest at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, for 30 minutes. 3. Form the dough into a round and cut into quarters. Working with one quarter at a time (cover the remaining dough with plastic to keep from drying out), on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rope 1/4 inch in diameter. (At this point you can feed the rope into a hand crank powered cavatelli maker if you have one.) 4. Alternatively, with a knife, cut the rope into 1/2-inch pieces. With your index and third fingers held together, gently press down on each piece, beginning at the top and moving down toward the bottom, dragging your fingers toward you and causing the pasta to roll over on itself. Transfer the formed pasta to a lightly floured cookie sheet and let dry at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. 5. In a large skillet, add olive oil and bacon over medium high heat to render and crisp the bacon, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Then add onions and garlic. Sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes. 6. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to the directions on the box or until it starts to float (about 8 to 10 minutes). Add livers to the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add the butter, sherry vinegar, about a cup of reserved pasta water, and pasta. 7. Over high heat, stir constantly to reduce and finish cooking the pasta in the sauce. Add half of the parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste. If sauce is too thick, adjust consistency with some pasta cooking water. Divide among 4 bowls and top with remaining parmesan.

Bouchon Bakery Rabbit Pâté

Serves 20; excerpted from Bouchon by Thomas Keller (Artisan Books; 2004)
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Photo by Deborah Jones

Spice Mixture 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon pink salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mixed thyme 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons black peppercorn 3 bay leaves Pâté 13 ounces rabbit meat (from 1 whole rabbit or 3 to 4 legs) 1 ¼ pounds chicken livers 9 ounces (8 or 9 slices) white bread 1 ¼ cups milk Canola oil 5 bay leaves 1 ¼ pounds thinly sliced slab bacon 9 ounces fresh unsalted pork fatback, cut into 1-inch cubes Dijon mustard Cornichons Radishes Fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper For the spice mixture 1. For the spice mixture: Grind the salts, thyme, nutmeg, peppercorns, and bay leaves in a coffee or spice grinder. Set aside. bouchon-cookbook For the pâté 1. Cut the rabbit into 1-inch cubes (You should have about 1 ¾ cups.) Place in a medium bowl. Clean any fat, sinew, or dark spots from the livers. Add to the rabbit, then add the ground spices and toss well, being sure to coat the rabbit and livers evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 6 hours. 2. About 30 minutes before grinding the meat, remove the crusts from the bread and tear the bread into pieces no more than an inch across. Place in a medium bowl, add the milk, and set aside to soak. 3. Brush a 12 ½-by-4 ½-by-3-inch-high lidded terrine with a light coating of oil. Line the terrine with plastic wrap, leaving about a 6-inch overhang on all four sides. Arrange the 5 bay leaves in a line down the bottom of the terrine (this will be the presentation side of the terrine). 4. Line the terrine with the bacon slices, beginning with one end of a bacon slice just slightly past center and the opposite end overhanging the side of the terrine. Continue working around the terrine, overlapping the slices by 1/8 inch; they shouldn’t overlap by much more or the bacon will be too thick. The ends of the bacon that overlap in the center of the terrine should overlap by about ¼ inch. If necessary, use scissors to trim the bacon so that the overhang is 3 inches. Place the terrine in a deep roasting pan that is at least three-quarters of the height of the terrine. 5. Preheat the oven to 300°F. 6. Fit a meat grinder with a large-holed die. (Be sure that it is bolted securely.) Place a stainless steel bowl set in a bowl of ice under the grinder to catch the ground mixture. First grind the marinated meat mixture, then grind the bread and milk mixture into the bowl. Mix the meat and bread together and transfer to another bowl. Return the first bowl to the ice. 7. Change the grinder die to the smaller one and grind the mixture a second time. Then run the fatback through the grinder into the bowl. To clean any mixture trapped in the grinder, cut a piece of plastic wrap 3 to 4 inches square and run it into the machine. Once it pushes out any remaining mixture, stop the grinder. (You can remove the plastic wrap when you clean the machine.) 8. Mix the egg yolks and cognac together in a small bowl, then stir into the pâté with a rubber spatula, making certain that the fat is evenly distributed throughout. 9. Pack the mixture into the terrine, being careful to avoid air pockets, especially in the corners. Fold the bacon over the terrine, beginning at the two short ends. Then use one side of the plastic wrap to lift one long side of the strips of bacon over to the center. Lift up the plastic wrap and repeat with the second side, then cover the top with the plastic wrap and the lid. Place the terrine in a roasting pan. 10. Add enough water to the roasting pan to come about two-thirds of the way up the sides of the terrine. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, or until the center of the terrine registers at 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. (The lid of most terrines has a hole through which you can place a thermometer.) Remove the roasting pan from the oven and then the terrine from the pan; place on a cooling rack set over a small backing sheet (to catch the fat later). Let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. 11. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit over the surface of the pâté and wrap the cardboard in aluminum foil. Puncture the plastic wrap at each end of the terrine and tilt the terrine at each end to drain any fat. Place the cardboard on the terrine and top with several heavy weights, such as clean bricks. (If the weights are resting on the sides of the terrine, add an additional layer or more of cardboard so the weights are sitting on the cardboard, not on the rim of the terrine, so they can compress the pâté.) 12. Refrigerate the weighted pâté for 24 hours. To serve 1. Remove the weights and cardboard from the terrine. Lift up the pâté with the overhang of plastic wrap to release it from the mold, then replate it in the terrine. (If the pâté doesn’t release, fill the sink or other large container with warm water and dip the terrine in just long enough to soften the fat and release the pâté.) Carefully run a knife around the edges of the pâté and invert it onto a cutting board. Cut into ½-inch-thick slices. 2. Serve with a pot of Dijon mustard, cornichons, radishes, fleur de sel, and round pepper.

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<![CDATA[Jazz at the Circle]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/09/Odom_Leslie_HI-RES_509_xret-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/jazz-at-the-circle/ 2016-09-01T13:47:19+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27734 After a Tony-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. is ready to take on the world. His new album, the self-titled Leslie Odom Jr. — just released on S-Curve Records — puts his beautiful vocal range on display. Songs range from show tunes to jazz classics. On September 6, Odom will appear at Sessions at the Circle, a free concert series at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Odom sat down with us to talk about jazz, his inspirations, and more.   Q: It's been a big year for you. What was the highlight so far? A: Performing at the White House. We had to keep pinching ourselves. Tony night was pretty special, too. It felt like such a long road to get there.
Q: Tell us about your new CD. What was the inspiration? A: It's my heart on a record. It is self-titled because it feels like an honest representation of my voice and almost everything I like about the craft of singing.
Q: Describe your sound. A: So much of my sound revolves around the drum and percussion instruments. It has to make me want to dance. Outside of that, I hope the sound is always emotional, always surprising, and always inspiring.
Q: What can we look forward to during your performance at Sessions at the Circle? A: Connection. It's always at the heart of my work. I want to know you. And I want you to get to know me.
Q: You're going to be performing at one of New York's style hubs. Describe your own personal style. A: I hope I am known as a well dressed man. It is what I strive to be in the personal style department.
Q: How did you get to where you are? A: Perseverance. Prayer. Practice.
Q: What was your inspiration to get into music and acting? A: Nothing moved me like the arts. I wanted to be a part of it. I started taking classes and observing the people I admired most.
Q: Hamilton has introduced a new generation to the Broadway musical — a true American art form. How can we introduce the younger generation to jazz, which is also a true American art form? A: Find young performers who are committed to the art form. There's bound to be one of them whom your kids will find a connection with. Like the theater, jazz always has young blood committed to making it relevant and vital.
Q: What are your words of wisdom about listening to jazz? A: Start with the greats. Music is an aural tradition passed from generation to generation from heart to heart. There's so much to fall in love with. Ella, Miles, Sarah, Mel, Coltrane...dive in! Go where inspiration takes you. You're sure to find something you love. Guaranteed.   Sessions at the Circle takes place Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, culminating on September 6 with Leslie Odom Jr.’s performance. For more information, go here.]]>
After a Tony-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. is ready to take on the world. His new album, the self-titled Leslie Odom Jr. — just released on S-Curve Records — puts his beautiful vocal range on display. Songs range from show tunes to jazz classics. On September 6, Odom will appear at Sessions at the Circle, a free concert series at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Odom sat down with us to talk about jazz, his inspirations, and more.   Q: It's been a big year for you. What was the highlight so far? A: Performing at the White House. We had to keep pinching ourselves. Tony night was pretty special, too. It felt like such a long road to get there.
Q: Tell us about your new CD. What was the inspiration? A: It's my heart on a record. It is self-titled because it feels like an honest representation of my voice and almost everything I like about the craft of singing.
Q: Describe your sound. A: So much of my sound revolves around the drum and percussion instruments. It has to make me want to dance. Outside of that, I hope the sound is always emotional, always surprising, and always inspiring.
Q: What can we look forward to during your performance at Sessions at the Circle? A: Connection. It's always at the heart of my work. I want to know you. And I want you to get to know me.
Q: You're going to be performing at one of New York's style hubs. Describe your own personal style. A: I hope I am known as a well dressed man. It is what I strive to be in the personal style department.
Q: How did you get to where you are? A: Perseverance. Prayer. Practice.
Q: What was your inspiration to get into music and acting? A: Nothing moved me like the arts. I wanted to be a part of it. I started taking classes and observing the people I admired most.
Q: Hamilton has introduced a new generation to the Broadway musical — a true American art form. How can we introduce the younger generation to jazz, which is also a true American art form? A: Find young performers who are committed to the art form. There's bound to be one of them whom your kids will find a connection with. Like the theater, jazz always has young blood committed to making it relevant and vital.
Q: What are your words of wisdom about listening to jazz? A: Start with the greats. Music is an aural tradition passed from generation to generation from heart to heart. There's so much to fall in love with. Ella, Miles, Sarah, Mel, Coltrane...dive in! Go where inspiration takes you. You're sure to find something you love. Guaranteed.   Sessions at the Circle takes place Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, culminating on September 6 with Leslie Odom Jr.’s performance. For more information, go here.]]>
<![CDATA[Shopping That’s Top of the Class]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_70002871_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/shopping-thats-top-of-the-class/ 2016-08-25T14:11:13+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27709 Moleskine puts a digital spin on its classic journals with the Evernote line of smart notebooks. This clever invention beams notes straight into a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Moleskine also stocks notebooks that have a pocket for tucking away a smartphone, as well as sleek covers for tablets and laptops.
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At Microsoft, learning goes to a higher level with the Surface Pro 4 system, which combines the functionality of a laptop with the mobile ease of a tablet. These modular pieces are sold separately, allowing students to customize the system to suit their needs — and their personality. The rubber keyboard comes in a rainbow of colors. For the student who wants to concentrate on their studies, Bose has the answer. The noise-cancelling QuietComfort 35 headphones eliminates any distracting sounds. Sporty students who want to listen to music on-the-go will love the SoundSport headphones — which stay firmly in place with an in-ear design and are also sweatproof.
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Papyrus is the place to find the most stylish notebooks in town, including a range dedicated to none other than New York City. Our favorite find is a sassy Kate Spade pouch that says "Dot your i’s and cross your t’s" and is perfect for holding a smartphone, pens, and other supplies. This kind of back-to-school shopping is almost too cool for school.]]> Moleskine puts a digital spin on its classic journals with the Evernote line of smart notebooks. This clever invention beams notes straight into a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Moleskine also stocks notebooks that have a pocket for tucking away a smartphone, as well as sleek covers for tablets and laptops.
moleskine-notebookmicrosoft-surface-pro
At Microsoft, learning goes to a higher level with the Surface Pro 4 system, which combines the functionality of a laptop with the mobile ease of a tablet. These modular pieces are sold separately, allowing students to customize the system to suit their needs — and their personality. The rubber keyboard comes in a rainbow of colors. For the student who wants to concentrate on their studies, Bose has the answer. The noise-cancelling QuietComfort 35 headphones eliminates any distracting sounds. Sporty students who want to listen to music on-the-go will love the SoundSport headphones — which stay firmly in place with an in-ear design and are also sweatproof.
bose-headphonespapyrus-kate-spade-pouch
Papyrus is the place to find the most stylish notebooks in town, including a range dedicated to none other than New York City. Our favorite find is a sassy Kate Spade pouch that says "Dot your i’s and cross your t’s" and is perfect for holding a smartphone, pens, and other supplies. This kind of back-to-school shopping is almost too cool for school.]]> <![CDATA[The Coolest Housewarming Gifts]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_85311955_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/the-coolest-housewarming-gifts/ 2016-08-25T14:05:06+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27697
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Nothing says summer like ice cream, and Williams-Sonoma has an arsenal of DIY tools that make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Sweet Spot lets you whip up a batch of homemade ice cream in minutes. Pair it with the ice-cream starters that come in a rainbow of flavors. Think your hostess would prefer something more intoxicating? Williams-Sonoma’s creative margarita mixers will turn any gathering into a surefire fiesta.
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Papyrus is well-known for its imaginative greeting cards, and it also stocks a wide range of hostess gifts. Kate Spade’s polka-dot photo book has a clever (and appropriate) message on the linen cover: "She sometimes decides weekends start on Thursdays." Or how about a wooden music box? These handcrafted creations — including a replica of the Empire State Building that plays "Jack and Jill" — are like works of art. diptyque-gifts
Another gift that anyone would love: a scented candle or a fragrance diffuser from Diptyque. The French perfumer is known for its heavenly fragrances, many of which have a singular note, so the rose scent smells just like a real rose. Can’t decide which one to buy? There are miniature candles sold in sets of three different fragrances. bose-speakers
If your hostess is a music lover, wow her with a SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker from Bose. This lightweight speaker operates wirelessly and has that excellent sound quality you expect of Bose. Plus, it comes in five colors, so there’s something to suit any personality. You can even make a playlist of songs to go along with the speaker, so your hostess will think of you every time she cranks up tunes.]]>
williams-sonoma-ice-creamwilliams-sonoma-ice-cream-2williams-sonoma-margarita
Nothing says summer like ice cream, and Williams-Sonoma has an arsenal of DIY tools that make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Sweet Spot lets you whip up a batch of homemade ice cream in minutes. Pair it with the ice-cream starters that come in a rainbow of flavors. Think your hostess would prefer something more intoxicating? Williams-Sonoma’s creative margarita mixers will turn any gathering into a surefire fiesta.
papyrus-cardpapyrus-empire-state-building
Papyrus is well-known for its imaginative greeting cards, and it also stocks a wide range of hostess gifts. Kate Spade’s polka-dot photo book has a clever (and appropriate) message on the linen cover: "She sometimes decides weekends start on Thursdays." Or how about a wooden music box? These handcrafted creations — including a replica of the Empire State Building that plays "Jack and Jill" — are like works of art. diptyque-gifts
Another gift that anyone would love: a scented candle or a fragrance diffuser from Diptyque. The French perfumer is known for its heavenly fragrances, many of which have a singular note, so the rose scent smells just like a real rose. Can’t decide which one to buy? There are miniature candles sold in sets of three different fragrances. bose-speakers
If your hostess is a music lover, wow her with a SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker from Bose. This lightweight speaker operates wirelessly and has that excellent sound quality you expect of Bose. Plus, it comes in five colors, so there’s something to suit any personality. You can even make a playlist of songs to go along with the speaker, so your hostess will think of you every time she cranks up tunes.]]> <![CDATA[Your Summer Survival Kit]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_90601277_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/your-summer-survival-kit/ 2016-08-22T12:08:08+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27670
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At J.Crew, a late-season collection has arrived that is all about stripes. This is the classic bold pattern that originated in Brittany on the coast of France, inspired by sailor’s uniforms and always perfectly in style. J.Crew’s navy-and-ivory peasant top goes with anything — shorts, white jeans, or a flirty skirt. A red-and-blue T-shirt dress is just the effortless look you want in August. And a cotton-blend sun hat is the chicest way to shield yourself from the rays.
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jo-malone-cologne Colorful flowers are scattered across everything from dresses to tops to handbags at Ted Baker. Our favorite end-of-summer find is the silk cape scarf, which comes in a range of colors. This super-versatile piece can be worn kaftan-style, over a shirt or a shift dress. Or wrap it around your neck on a breezy August evening. solstice-miu-miu There’s nothing like a good excuse to buy a new set of sunglasses, and Solstice Sunglasses is the source for the hottest styles. Our pick: Miu Miu’s just-launched line of waved sunglasses, with an Italian-style retro silhouette and logo-etched temples. Don’t want summer to stop? Pick up a bottle of Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne at Jo Malone. This fragrance captures the season in a bottle, mixing the salty essence of the ocean with the earthiness of sage. Keep wearing it right into the fall, and it will be like summer never ended.]]>
j.crew-top-and-skirtj.crew-striped-dressj.crew-striped-hat
At J.Crew, a late-season collection has arrived that is all about stripes. This is the classic bold pattern that originated in Brittany on the coast of France, inspired by sailor’s uniforms and always perfectly in style. J.Crew’s navy-and-ivory peasant top goes with anything — shorts, white jeans, or a flirty skirt. A red-and-blue T-shirt dress is just the effortless look you want in August. And a cotton-blend sun hat is the chicest way to shield yourself from the rays.
black-scarfpale-blue-scarf
jo-malone-cologne Colorful flowers are scattered across everything from dresses to tops to handbags at Ted Baker. Our favorite end-of-summer find is the silk cape scarf, which comes in a range of colors. This super-versatile piece can be worn kaftan-style, over a shirt or a shift dress. Or wrap it around your neck on a breezy August evening. solstice-miu-miu There’s nothing like a good excuse to buy a new set of sunglasses, and Solstice Sunglasses is the source for the hottest styles. Our pick: Miu Miu’s just-launched line of waved sunglasses, with an Italian-style retro silhouette and logo-etched temples. Don’t want summer to stop? Pick up a bottle of Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne at Jo Malone. This fragrance captures the season in a bottle, mixing the salty essence of the ocean with the earthiness of sage. Keep wearing it right into the fall, and it will be like summer never ended.]]> <![CDATA[Best in Class: Back-to-School Clothes]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_68003907_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/best-in-class-back-to-school-clothes/ 2016-08-18T16:12:04+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27649
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Head to Crewcuts at J.Crew, which caters to students with a sense of style. This season it’s all about layers and accessories — no matter your age. Dress up a pair of jeans with a colorful bejeweled top and a chic scarf for a look that will definitely get her noticed in the hallway. Everyone needs a backpack, and Crewcuts lets children express themselves with a range of bright colors and fanciful patterns (cat whiskers, monster googly eyes). Crewcuts also sells whimsical iron-on patches to personalize jeans jackets, hats, even notebooks.
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If your little one wants to stand out, H&M is ground zero for statement-making fashions. For girls, there are sparkles everywhere, scattered across T-shirts, sweaters, dresses, and flouncy skirts. Start the school year off right with a shirt that’s decorated with butterflies and flowers and has a great piece of advice emblazoned on the front: “The adventure begins now: do what you love.” Boys will be looking like junior DJs in H&M’s designs for the season — think hoodies and skinny jeans.
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Diesel is known for its rock-and-roll aesthetic, which translates to the kids’ line as well. You’ll find jeans in all styles and colors — black, blue, ripped, frayed — for both boys and girls. Diesel even sells a black leather jacket with zippers and buckles that looks like the kind your favorite rock icon wore. A day of shopping will definitely work up an appetite. Stop for a bite to eat at Landmarc, recently named one of the most family-friendly restaurants in New York City by Open Table. Your kids will be wishing that the food in the school cafeteria was as good as this.
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j.crew-Outfitj.crew-backpacksj.crew-iron-ons
Head to Crewcuts at J.Crew, which caters to students with a sense of style. This season it’s all about layers and accessories — no matter your age. Dress up a pair of jeans with a colorful bejeweled top and a chic scarf for a look that will definitely get her noticed in the hallway. Everyone needs a backpack, and Crewcuts lets children express themselves with a range of bright colors and fanciful patterns (cat whiskers, monster googly eyes). Crewcuts also sells whimsical iron-on patches to personalize jeans jackets, hats, even notebooks.
h&m-skirth&m-toph&m-boys-clothing
If your little one wants to stand out, H&M is ground zero for statement-making fashions. For girls, there are sparkles everywhere, scattered across T-shirts, sweaters, dresses, and flouncy skirts. Start the school year off right with a shirt that’s decorated with butterflies and flowers and has a great piece of advice emblazoned on the front: “The adventure begins now: do what you love.” Boys will be looking like junior DJs in H&M’s designs for the season — think hoodies and skinny jeans.
diesel-kids
Diesel is known for its rock-and-roll aesthetic, which translates to the kids’ line as well. You’ll find jeans in all styles and colors — black, blue, ripped, frayed — for both boys and girls. Diesel even sells a black leather jacket with zippers and buckles that looks like the kind your favorite rock icon wore. A day of shopping will definitely work up an appetite. Stop for a bite to eat at Landmarc, recently named one of the most family-friendly restaurants in New York City by Open Table. Your kids will be wishing that the food in the school cafeteria was as good as this.
]]> <![CDATA[The Best of Japanese Cuisine Under One Roof]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_78894319_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/the-best-of-japanese-cuisine-under-one-roof/ 2016-08-18T16:07:23+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27648
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Genji Izakaya at Whole Foods Market

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Food at Genji Izakaya

The newest entry, Genji Izakaya, is nestled in a corner of Whole Foods Market on the lower level of The Shops at Columbus Circle. This Japanese-inflected gastropub has rough-hewn wood communal tables and simple bar seating, like something you’d see in the center of Tokyo. Order a beer or a sake to go with sushi tacos or Bao sliders on fluffy steamed buns.
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Sushi bar at Whole Foods Market

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Sushi bar selection at Whole Foods Market

Just across the way at Whole Foods Market lies a bustling, informal sushi bar with just eight stools. There, a small team of highly skilled sushi chefs prepare sumptuous rolls, sashimi, tempura, and rice bowls. This secret little culinary spot calls itself “Your neighborhood sushi bar,” and indeed, New Yorkers flock here for a quick bite on the go.
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Bar Masa

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Chef Masa Takayama

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Masa

Four flights up is Chef Masa Takayama’s Bar Masa. Behind fluttering curtains in a quiet pine-floored room with just 13 tables, you can try inventive dishes like Peking duck with foie gras tacos prepared on the hibachi, Surimi Pasta noodles made from seafood, and sushi canapés of toro and caviar. A few yards away, Japanese cuisine reaches its zenith at Chef Takayama’s minimalist 26-seat restaurant, Masa. This is the nation’s only three Michelin starred sushi restaurant, and it's no wonder. Chef flies in the finest seafood daily straight from his home country. At $595-per-person, his masterful multi-course tasting menu is the country’s priciest, and well worth it. Nowhere else in the United States — perhaps not even in Tokyo itself — will you find such amazing Japanese dining choices under one roof. That deserves a toast: Kanpai!]]>
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Genji Izakaya at Whole Foods Market

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Food at Genji Izakaya

The newest entry, Genji Izakaya, is nestled in a corner of Whole Foods Market on the lower level of The Shops at Columbus Circle. This Japanese-inflected gastropub has rough-hewn wood communal tables and simple bar seating, like something you’d see in the center of Tokyo. Order a beer or a sake to go with sushi tacos or Bao sliders on fluffy steamed buns.
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Sushi bar at Whole Foods Market

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Sushi bar selection at Whole Foods Market

Just across the way at Whole Foods Market lies a bustling, informal sushi bar with just eight stools. There, a small team of highly skilled sushi chefs prepare sumptuous rolls, sashimi, tempura, and rice bowls. This secret little culinary spot calls itself “Your neighborhood sushi bar,” and indeed, New Yorkers flock here for a quick bite on the go.
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Bar Masa

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Chef Masa Takayama

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Masa

Four flights up is Chef Masa Takayama’s Bar Masa. Behind fluttering curtains in a quiet pine-floored room with just 13 tables, you can try inventive dishes like Peking duck with foie gras tacos prepared on the hibachi, Surimi Pasta noodles made from seafood, and sushi canapés of toro and caviar. A few yards away, Japanese cuisine reaches its zenith at Chef Takayama’s minimalist 26-seat restaurant, Masa. This is the nation’s only three Michelin starred sushi restaurant, and it's no wonder. Chef flies in the finest seafood daily straight from his home country. At $595-per-person, his masterful multi-course tasting menu is the country’s priciest, and well worth it. Nowhere else in the United States — perhaps not even in Tokyo itself — will you find such amazing Japanese dining choices under one roof. That deserves a toast: Kanpai!]]> <![CDATA[Get Out of the Heat and Cool Off]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_84786267_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/get-out-of-the-heat-and-cool-off/ 2016-08-11T12:26:18+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27561
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Bouchon Bakery

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Juice Press

You may know Equinox for its killer workout facilities, but this is also a great place to refuel. The Juice Press offers a wide range of organic smoothies and juices. Reboot with a Hawaiian Healer smoothie that includes energizing pineapple, ginger, and mint. Or stay healthy while you’re on the move with the Mother Earth, full of celery, kale, dandelion, and more. Yum! For a midday pick-me-up, head to Bouchon Bakery. A custom-blended iced chai or tea hits the spot on a blistering summer day. An added bonus? You can also grab a mouthwatering pastry, like a pain au chocolat to pair with your ice-cold drink.
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Center Bar

If you need something a little stronger, Center Bar is a good place to start. The new Tonic's menu puts a twist on the classic gin and tonic with fresh and light ingredients. Sip on a T.P.T., which blends Cimarron tequila, pomegranate, and tonic. The bar also offers an extensive list of wines and champagnes by the glass. Nothing says summer like a glass of crisp rose.
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Bar Masa

Or head to Bar Masa. A little secret: This inventive Japanese restaurant isn’t just for sushi. The regularly changing cocktail menu uses seasonal ingredients for concoctions like the Naranja Margarita, made with fresh clementines, or the Akebono, with homemade grapefruit granita. It’s the perfect way to end a hot day.]]>
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Bouchon Bakery

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Juice Press

You may know Equinox for its killer workout facilities, but this is also a great place to refuel. The Juice Press offers a wide range of organic smoothies and juices. Reboot with a Hawaiian Healer smoothie that includes energizing pineapple, ginger, and mint. Or stay healthy while you’re on the move with the Mother Earth, full of celery, kale, dandelion, and more. Yum! For a midday pick-me-up, head to Bouchon Bakery. A custom-blended iced chai or tea hits the spot on a blistering summer day. An added bonus? You can also grab a mouthwatering pastry, like a pain au chocolat to pair with your ice-cold drink.
center-bar

Center Bar

If you need something a little stronger, Center Bar is a good place to start. The new Tonic's menu puts a twist on the classic gin and tonic with fresh and light ingredients. Sip on a T.P.T., which blends Cimarron tequila, pomegranate, and tonic. The bar also offers an extensive list of wines and champagnes by the glass. Nothing says summer like a glass of crisp rose.
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Bar Masa

Or head to Bar Masa. A little secret: This inventive Japanese restaurant isn’t just for sushi. The regularly changing cocktail menu uses seasonal ingredients for concoctions like the Naranja Margarita, made with fresh clementines, or the Akebono, with homemade grapefruit granita. It’s the perfect way to end a hot day.]]> <![CDATA[Expert Summer Beauty Tips]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/08/iStock_75916989_MEDIUM-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/expert-summer-beauty-tips/ 2016-08-11T12:07:45+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27547 FACE Stockholm for her expert advice on how to get through the dog days of summer looking and feeling gorgeous. face-lipstick What are your top tips for looking great this season? Be light, free, and flirty. Use proper suncare: A designated SPF for face and body is ideal. A good lipstick and a pair of sunglasses will make you look great. And for a flirty effect, use false lashes when the sun goes down and the shades come off. Should you use a different moisturizer? In the warmer months, it’s smart to switch your daily moisturizer to a formula that is oil-free and lightweight. Consider a tinted moisturizer, bb cream, water-based, or mattifying foundation. Each formula will give you a light coverage that allows your skin to breathe.
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Anything to know about makeup and the heat? Less is more: You don't want a full face. Apply concealer and blend seamlessly, then finish by setting with FACE Stockholm Loose Powder. Waterproof products are also a great choice. Our Cream Eyeshadow comes in 20 shades, is waterproof, and can be used as a shadow base or worn alone. And bronzer in the summer is a must-have. A matte formula is best: Multifunctional in use, it allows you to contour your face and add a sun-kissed glow. face-nyansface-toner What about skincare? The heat can cause sweating, which attracts dirt and oil and can lead to breakouts. The best way to keep problematic skin at bay is with a foam cleanser and exfoliating wash. Use a makeup remover first, then a deep cleanser twice a day. Toners are very important: They balance your skin, keeping the oil-to-water ratio balanced, allowing your skin to feel cool and refreshed. Any sunscreen advice? Apply the appropriate sunscreen based on a particular activity. For a morning run, SPF 20-30 is ideal. A day at the beach calls for a broad spectrum SPF 50 (or more). For an early evening dinner date, SPF in your tinted moisturizer will do the trick. Here at FACE Stockholm, we have the perfect tinted mineral moisturizer called Nyans. It has SPF 20 and comes in a slim container that’s perfect to throw in your bag for easy summer travel. Anything else to keep in mind? FACE Stockholm has great products, but we also provide impeccable artistry and client care. Keep this in mind for your special occasions this season — we offer an array of makeup services, from business meetings to bridal parties.]]> FACE Stockholm for her expert advice on how to get through the dog days of summer looking and feeling gorgeous. face-lipstick What are your top tips for looking great this season? Be light, free, and flirty. Use proper suncare: A designated SPF for face and body is ideal. A good lipstick and a pair of sunglasses will make you look great. And for a flirty effect, use false lashes when the sun goes down and the shades come off. Should you use a different moisturizer? In the warmer months, it’s smart to switch your daily moisturizer to a formula that is oil-free and lightweight. Consider a tinted moisturizer, bb cream, water-based, or mattifying foundation. Each formula will give you a light coverage that allows your skin to breathe.
face-makeup
Anything to know about makeup and the heat? Less is more: You don't want a full face. Apply concealer and blend seamlessly, then finish by setting with FACE Stockholm Loose Powder. Waterproof products are also a great choice. Our Cream Eyeshadow comes in 20 shades, is waterproof, and can be used as a shadow base or worn alone. And bronzer in the summer is a must-have. A matte formula is best: Multifunctional in use, it allows you to contour your face and add a sun-kissed glow. face-nyansface-toner What about skincare? The heat can cause sweating, which attracts dirt and oil and can lead to breakouts. The best way to keep problematic skin at bay is with a foam cleanser and exfoliating wash. Use a makeup remover first, then a deep cleanser twice a day. Toners are very important: They balance your skin, keeping the oil-to-water ratio balanced, allowing your skin to feel cool and refreshed. Any sunscreen advice? Apply the appropriate sunscreen based on a particular activity. For a morning run, SPF 20-30 is ideal. A day at the beach calls for a broad spectrum SPF 50 (or more). For an early evening dinner date, SPF in your tinted moisturizer will do the trick. Here at FACE Stockholm, we have the perfect tinted mineral moisturizer called Nyans. It has SPF 20 and comes in a slim container that’s perfect to throw in your bag for easy summer travel. Anything else to keep in mind? FACE Stockholm has great products, but we also provide impeccable artistry and client care. Keep this in mind for your special occasions this season — we offer an array of makeup services, from business meetings to bridal parties.]]> <![CDATA[Girls Gone Jazz]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/iStock_2524100_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/girls-gone-jazz/ 2016-07-27T00:06:16+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27464 Sessions at the Circle — a series of free concerts hosted by The Shops at Columbus Circle and Jazz at Lincoln Center — some supremely talented young women will take the stage to show that it’s not just a man’s world.
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Camille Thurman

“The reality is that there aren’t that many women that are seen playing jazz, but they do exist,” says Camille Thurman, a 29-year-old saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator who has performed at the Kennedy Center. “In a lot of ways, women have always been the trendsetters,” says 27-year-old Christie Dashiell, a vocalist who has been featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off and who will be honoring Ella Fitzgerald during her set. “I love being a woman in jazz, and I love carrying the torch of the great legendary women of the music.” Thurman, who grew up in the same neighborhood of Queens where Fitzgerald once lived, was also inspired by strong women in jazz such as Sarah Vaughan. “I want to be just as strong and confident and powerful,” she says.
 

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Christie Dashiell

         
Both musicians point out that jazz is becoming increasingly relevant for today's generation. “So often people look at jazz as something of the past or their parent’s music, but I don’t think that’s true,” says Dashiell. “Jazz musicians of this age and this generation understand that we can make this music our own.” These women are also excited to be performing in a setting like The Shops at Columbus Circle. “I think it’s a wonderful idea because you’re having a moment to share jazz with so many people,” says Thurman. “You’re touching different generations” Sessions at the Circle takes place every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. from July 26 to August 30 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. Camille Thurman will perform on July 26; you can catch Christie Dashiell on August 16.]]>
Sessions at the Circle — a series of free concerts hosted by The Shops at Columbus Circle and Jazz at Lincoln Center — some supremely talented young women will take the stage to show that it’s not just a man’s world.
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Camille Thurman

“The reality is that there aren’t that many women that are seen playing jazz, but they do exist,” says Camille Thurman, a 29-year-old saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator who has performed at the Kennedy Center. “In a lot of ways, women have always been the trendsetters,” says 27-year-old Christie Dashiell, a vocalist who has been featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off and who will be honoring Ella Fitzgerald during her set. “I love being a woman in jazz, and I love carrying the torch of the great legendary women of the music.” Thurman, who grew up in the same neighborhood of Queens where Fitzgerald once lived, was also inspired by strong women in jazz such as Sarah Vaughan. “I want to be just as strong and confident and powerful,” she says.
 

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Christie Dashiell

         
Both musicians point out that jazz is becoming increasingly relevant for today's generation. “So often people look at jazz as something of the past or their parent’s music, but I don’t think that’s true,” says Dashiell. “Jazz musicians of this age and this generation understand that we can make this music our own.” These women are also excited to be performing in a setting like The Shops at Columbus Circle. “I think it’s a wonderful idea because you’re having a moment to share jazz with so many people,” says Thurman. “You’re touching different generations” Sessions at the Circle takes place every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. from July 26 to August 30 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. Camille Thurman will perform on July 26; you can catch Christie Dashiell on August 16.]]>
<![CDATA[Daringly Demure Picnic in the Sky]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/quiz-hero-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/daringly-demure-picnic-in-the-sky/ 2016-07-26T13:31:36+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27439 .youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Daringly demure — that’s one way to describe the amazing photo shoot that The Shops at Columbus Circle recently staged on the glass awning that stretches above its main entrance. Every day, some 40,000 people come to this 2.8 million-square-foot landmark to experience one of New York City’s hot spots for shopping and dining, working and living, entertaining and being entertained. And in a city where you see it all, even New Yorkers stopped and stood in awe and admiration for a brave model named Lola, as a crane hoisted her some 20 feet into the air. The mission: to photograph The Shops at Columbus Circle’s new Daringly Demure advertising campaign.
(Mind you, Lola was a little disappointed — she thought she would be heading to the very top of Time Warner Center’s towers, 750 feet in the air.) Once she got settled, Lola sipped a drink from Juice Press at Equinox and dined on a picnic from Bouchon Bakery high in the air. Croissants and macarons, anyone? The backdrop: The Shops at Columbus Circle’s staggeringly beautiful window, made of approximately 432 panes of glass. Daring? Yes. What about demure? Consider her outfit: a dramatic skirt and towering stilettos, barely-there makeup, her hair pulled back in a simple ponytail. She was loving life, loving herself — and living on the edge, quite literally. Now here’s the question: How daring are you? Find out if you are daring or demure by taking our Style Profile Quiz (and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center).]]>
.youtube-video { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .youtube-video iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Daringly demure — that’s one way to describe the amazing photo shoot that The Shops at Columbus Circle recently staged on the glass awning that stretches above its main entrance. Every day, some 40,000 people come to this 2.8 million-square-foot landmark to experience one of New York City’s hot spots for shopping and dining, working and living, entertaining and being entertained. And in a city where you see it all, even New Yorkers stopped and stood in awe and admiration for a brave model named Lola, as a crane hoisted her some 20 feet into the air. The mission: to photograph The Shops at Columbus Circle’s new Daringly Demure advertising campaign.
(Mind you, Lola was a little disappointed — she thought she would be heading to the very top of Time Warner Center’s towers, 750 feet in the air.) Once she got settled, Lola sipped a drink from Juice Press at Equinox and dined on a picnic from Bouchon Bakery high in the air. Croissants and macarons, anyone? The backdrop: The Shops at Columbus Circle’s staggeringly beautiful window, made of approximately 432 panes of glass. Daring? Yes. What about demure? Consider her outfit: a dramatic skirt and towering stilettos, barely-there makeup, her hair pulled back in a simple ponytail. She was loving life, loving herself — and living on the edge, quite literally. Now here’s the question: How daring are you? Find out if you are daring or demure by taking our Style Profile Quiz (and get a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Time Warner Center).]]>
<![CDATA[All That Jazz]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/iStock_12584044_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/all-that-jazz/ 2016-07-21T16:18:34+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27412 ted-baker

A look from Ted Baker.

Did you know that one of New York City’s hottest musical venues, Jazz at Lincoln Center, is set right inside The Shops at Columbus Circle? Throughout the summer, Sessions at the Circle gives visitors get extra special access to Jazz at Lincoln Center with a free concert series at The Shops at Columbus Circle that highlights top jazz performers and previews the upcoming season. This is jazz like you’ve never experienced it — in a sophisticated setting with Central Park and Columbus Circle as the backdrop. And unlike so many other free concerts in New York City, there’s no need to worry about the elements. Stop by the new Ted Baker beforehand to pick up a stylish ensemble for the event; the shop’s retro-chic designs set just the right tune (they'll also be outfitting the songbird Allyson Briggs, who is performing on August 30). Want to have a bite while you listen to the harmonies? Pick up provisions at Bouchon Bakery, like a tuna niçoise sandwich on palladin bread and the irresistible TKO (Thomas Keller Oreo).
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Left: Allyson Briggs. Right: Camille Thurman.

Then head to the second floor to hear the performers and see them in the finest looks from The Shops at Columbus Circle. Saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist Camille Thurman (July 26), who has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, will be wowing the audience in J.Crew. The Lucky Brand-bedecked Jazz for Young People (August 9) will introduce guests to the music and culture of New Orleans. And you won’t want to miss rising jazz artist Riley Mulherkar (August 2), honoring the tunes of Dizzy Gillespie and looking smart in Robert Graham.
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Left: Riley Mulherkar. Right: A cocktail at Center Bar.

Afterward, head to to the sultry Center Bar and grab one of the signature cocktails to toast a perfect night out in New York City. Sessions at the Circle takes place every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. from July 26 to August 30 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. For more information, go here.]]> ted-baker

A look from Ted Baker.

Did you know that one of New York City’s hottest musical venues, Jazz at Lincoln Center, is set right inside The Shops at Columbus Circle? Throughout the summer, Sessions at the Circle gives visitors get extra special access to Jazz at Lincoln Center with a free concert series at The Shops at Columbus Circle that highlights top jazz performers and previews the upcoming season. This is jazz like you’ve never experienced it — in a sophisticated setting with Central Park and Columbus Circle as the backdrop. And unlike so many other free concerts in New York City, there’s no need to worry about the elements. Stop by the new Ted Baker beforehand to pick up a stylish ensemble for the event; the shop’s retro-chic designs set just the right tune (they'll also be outfitting the songbird Allyson Briggs, who is performing on August 30). Want to have a bite while you listen to the harmonies? Pick up provisions at Bouchon Bakery, like a tuna niçoise sandwich on palladin bread and the irresistible TKO (Thomas Keller Oreo).
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Left: Allyson Briggs. Right: Camille Thurman.

Then head to the second floor to hear the performers and see them in the finest looks from The Shops at Columbus Circle. Saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist Camille Thurman (July 26), who has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, will be wowing the audience in J.Crew. The Lucky Brand-bedecked Jazz for Young People (August 9) will introduce guests to the music and culture of New Orleans. And you won’t want to miss rising jazz artist Riley Mulherkar (August 2), honoring the tunes of Dizzy Gillespie and looking smart in Robert Graham.
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Left: Riley Mulherkar. Right: A cocktail at Center Bar.

Afterward, head to to the sultry Center Bar and grab one of the signature cocktails to toast a perfect night out in New York City. Sessions at the Circle takes place every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. from July 26 to August 30 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. For more information, go here.]]> <![CDATA[Family Fun Starts Here]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/summer-2-2200x580-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/family-fun-starts-here/ 2016-07-19T16:09:34+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27387 Open Table recently unveiled its picks for the best kid-friendly restaurants in top summer travel destinations in America, and Landmarc was a winner in New York City. It’s no wonder. There's a kid’s menu loaded with tempting treats — tomato and mozzarella pizza, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches. The restaurant also features MyPlate Specials that adhere to the USDA’s new dietary guidelines to help children make better food choices. With dishes like lemon and herb roasted chicken served with steamed broccoli and Mediterranean faro, parents will definitely be tempted to sneak a bite.   SU16_497_C_PR-1SU16_390_G_PR-1 Another treat for tots: a visit to Crew Cuts at J.Crew. This is where the coolest kids in town like to shop. Whatever the season, J.Crew has just the look for young urban explorers. Have a picnic in the park in a striped top, jeans shorts, and glittery sandals. (Because what little girl doesn't love sparkles?) Ready for some museum hopping? Crew Cuts stocks breezy summer dresses and jumpsuits that are like works of art. And there are plenty of accessories to complete the outfit: colorful sunglasses, stylish hats, and necklaces that are mini versions of mom's.   bouchon macarons One more advantage of coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle is that it’s well-located to enjoy some of the best family activities in the city. Central Park, with all the diversions that it has to offer, is just across the street. Stop by Bouchon Bakery and pick up the fixings for a picnic in the park — and don’t miss the baby macarons, which are perfectly sized for kids and a great bite-sized indulgence for mom and dad.     After you’re done shopping and dining, roNew York, USA - August 8, 2012 : People are walking to the entrance of the American Museum of Natural History located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.und up the kids and take in some culture at the American Museum of Natural History. This amazing museum dedicated to human cultures, the natural world, and the universe is just one subway stop away from Columbus Circle station. No wonder families love coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle: It truly is New York City’s epicenter of fun.  ]]> Open Table recently unveiled its picks for the best kid-friendly restaurants in top summer travel destinations in America, and Landmarc was a winner in New York City. It’s no wonder. There's a kid’s menu loaded with tempting treats — tomato and mozzarella pizza, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches. The restaurant also features MyPlate Specials that adhere to the USDA’s new dietary guidelines to help children make better food choices. With dishes like lemon and herb roasted chicken served with steamed broccoli and Mediterranean faro, parents will definitely be tempted to sneak a bite.   SU16_497_C_PR-1SU16_390_G_PR-1 Another treat for tots: a visit to Crew Cuts at J.Crew. This is where the coolest kids in town like to shop. Whatever the season, J.Crew has just the look for young urban explorers. Have a picnic in the park in a striped top, jeans shorts, and glittery sandals. (Because what little girl doesn't love sparkles?) Ready for some museum hopping? Crew Cuts stocks breezy summer dresses and jumpsuits that are like works of art. And there are plenty of accessories to complete the outfit: colorful sunglasses, stylish hats, and necklaces that are mini versions of mom's.   bouchon macarons One more advantage of coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle is that it’s well-located to enjoy some of the best family activities in the city. Central Park, with all the diversions that it has to offer, is just across the street. Stop by Bouchon Bakery and pick up the fixings for a picnic in the park — and don’t miss the baby macarons, which are perfectly sized for kids and a great bite-sized indulgence for mom and dad.     After you’re done shopping and dining, roNew York, USA - August 8, 2012 : People are walking to the entrance of the American Museum of Natural History located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.und up the kids and take in some culture at the American Museum of Natural History. This amazing museum dedicated to human cultures, the natural world, and the universe is just one subway stop away from Columbus Circle station. No wonder families love coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle: It truly is New York City’s epicenter of fun.  ]]> <![CDATA[Get Packing: Top Travel Essentials]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/07/iStock_82698959_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/get-packing-top-travel-essentials/ 2016-07-12T15:18:13+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27179
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First stop is Tumi, which stocks all your travel must-haves. The new Larkin collection is perfect for business trips or vacations: Its bright blue palette makes a sophisticated statement, and its ballistic nylon fabric withstands anything that comes its way. Want a smartly designed carry-on suitcase? Tumi's Elisa Short Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case has 360-degree wheels that make it easy to maneuver. It also expands — so you’ll be able to fit all those souvenirs you bought, too. Pair it with a Hayes Triple Compartment Tote, which features a padded laptop compartment, as well as pockets for your jewelry, phone, and electronics. It’s roomy but small enough to fit under the seat. Sporty types might prefer the Portola Convertible Backpack, which has plenty of pockets to keep you organized when you’re on-the-go.
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Don’t forget to pick up luggage tags for your bags. Coach offers hand-assembled leather tags in colors ranging from saddle to peacock blue. They’ll even add your initials for free, so you’ll always know which bag is yours. And if you’re someone who likes to travel with all your gadgets handy, be sure to pack Coach’s tech envelope, which will keep your phone or mini-tablet safe during your travels.
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After a long day of travel, nothing helps you relax like Aveda. Rub on the soothing Hand Relief and Foot Relief, and you’ll be de-stressed in no time. If you’re headed to a sunny spot, pick up the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, which does double duty, gently cleansing and removing chlorine, salt, and product build-up. No matter where you’re headed, you’ll get there in style with these travel basics. Bon yoyage!]]>
tumi-suitcasetumi-totetumi-backpack
First stop is Tumi, which stocks all your travel must-haves. The new Larkin collection is perfect for business trips or vacations: Its bright blue palette makes a sophisticated statement, and its ballistic nylon fabric withstands anything that comes its way. Want a smartly designed carry-on suitcase? Tumi's Elisa Short Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case has 360-degree wheels that make it easy to maneuver. It also expands — so you’ll be able to fit all those souvenirs you bought, too. Pair it with a Hayes Triple Compartment Tote, which features a padded laptop compartment, as well as pockets for your jewelry, phone, and electronics. It’s roomy but small enough to fit under the seat. Sporty types might prefer the Portola Convertible Backpack, which has plenty of pockets to keep you organized when you’re on-the-go.
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Don’t forget to pick up luggage tags for your bags. Coach offers hand-assembled leather tags in colors ranging from saddle to peacock blue. They’ll even add your initials for free, so you’ll always know which bag is yours. And if you’re someone who likes to travel with all your gadgets handy, be sure to pack Coach’s tech envelope, which will keep your phone or mini-tablet safe during your travels.
aveda-hand-cream.jpgaveda-footaveda-sun
After a long day of travel, nothing helps you relax like Aveda. Rub on the soothing Hand Relief and Foot Relief, and you’ll be de-stressed in no time. If you’re headed to a sunny spot, pick up the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, which does double duty, gently cleansing and removing chlorine, salt, and product build-up. No matter where you’re headed, you’ll get there in style with these travel basics. Bon yoyage!]]> <![CDATA[Throw an Amazing 4th of July Party]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_94681151_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/throw-an-amazing-4th-of-july-party/ 2016-06-29T18:56:11+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27063
Want to paint the town red, white, and blue with a perfectly patriotic Fourth of July party? The Shops at Columbus Circle has everything you need to host a star-spangled celebration. We asked Alyson Valpone, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle to share her favorite summer entertaining tips. Top tip for throwing a Fourth of July party? Make sure there is plenty of food to last several hours, as these types of gatherings typically start in the afternoon and go through the evening. Purchasing in-season produce is one way I like to do that. Another way is speaking with our skilled butchers and fishmongers to find out what’s at peak freshness.
july-4-picnic What’s your advice for having a barbeque in the city? In terms of urban BBQs, it’s all about convenience. Our stores offer pre-cut fruits and veggies, as well as in-house made guacamole. Or choose from our Summer Catering Menu, especially the Summer Party Packs, which offer all the BBQ favorites at a great value. If you’d rather have groceries delivered, you can also do your shopping online through Instacart. And for any outdoor activity, let’s not overlook sun safety. Our Whole Body department offers an array of sunscreens, hats, and sunglasses. How about a picnic in Central Park? For an event like a picnic, where you’re likely not going to be near a grill, I like to prepare dishes that are best served cold. For instance, a savory potato salad, cut-up watermelon, and a fresh crudité platter with a refreshing dip are all good options. If you’re meeting folks at the park, this is an opportunity to host an easy pot-luck that everyone can contribute to.
whole-foods-market-butcher Any décor ideas? You can’t go wrong with red, white, and blue. This is something that you can infuse through the food (e.g. artful arrangements of mixed berries), with a flower arrangement, or by using something as simple as an Independence Day-themed tablecloth. What should we throw on the grill? With handcrafted burger varieties — from ground beef to turkey to lamb, you can’t go wrong. And the ready-to-grill organic chicken is a great value. Summer grilling is easy and fun with Whole Foods Market’s array of expertly seasoned kebabs, churrasco, meatballs, kaftas, satays, and more. All of these skewered savories are prepared in-house and are total crowd pleasers. Anything else we can grill? Light and flavorful, whole grilled fish is also ideal for summer entertaining. If it’s a little intimidating, Whole Foods Market’s fishmongers can prepare and season the fish for you (free of charge), so it’s ready to hit the grill at home. Summer’s finest produce only gets better on the grill, and Whole Foods Market offers peak-season ingredients so the fresh flavors speak for themselves. Grilling intensifies the natural sweetness of seasonal favorites like summer squash, corn on the cob, peppers, and onions.
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We’re hungry! What’s for dessert? Whole Foods Market will be offering deals on pies throughout the month of July. For our New York City stores, a regular 9-inch apple pie will be selling for $7.99 (original retail value of $14.99) through July 5. And don’t forget about fruit. Slice stone-fruit — peaches, nectarines, apricots — and place them cut side down on the grill for an easy and delicious dessert. How about some grown-up treats? Whole Foods Market carries a number of seasonal craft ales from breweries around the area like Brooklyn Summer Ale. A great way to celebrate America is by celebrating its local craft producers!]]>
Want to paint the town red, white, and blue with a perfectly patriotic Fourth of July party? The Shops at Columbus Circle has everything you need to host a star-spangled celebration. We asked Alyson Valpone, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle to share her favorite summer entertaining tips. Top tip for throwing a Fourth of July party? Make sure there is plenty of food to last several hours, as these types of gatherings typically start in the afternoon and go through the evening. Purchasing in-season produce is one way I like to do that. Another way is speaking with our skilled butchers and fishmongers to find out what’s at peak freshness.
july-4-picnic What’s your advice for having a barbeque in the city? In terms of urban BBQs, it’s all about convenience. Our stores offer pre-cut fruits and veggies, as well as in-house made guacamole. Or choose from our Summer Catering Menu, especially the Summer Party Packs, which offer all the BBQ favorites at a great value. If you’d rather have groceries delivered, you can also do your shopping online through Instacart. And for any outdoor activity, let’s not overlook sun safety. Our Whole Body department offers an array of sunscreens, hats, and sunglasses. How about a picnic in Central Park? For an event like a picnic, where you’re likely not going to be near a grill, I like to prepare dishes that are best served cold. For instance, a savory potato salad, cut-up watermelon, and a fresh crudité platter with a refreshing dip are all good options. If you’re meeting folks at the park, this is an opportunity to host an easy pot-luck that everyone can contribute to.
whole-foods-market-butcher Any décor ideas? You can’t go wrong with red, white, and blue. This is something that you can infuse through the food (e.g. artful arrangements of mixed berries), with a flower arrangement, or by using something as simple as an Independence Day-themed tablecloth. What should we throw on the grill? With handcrafted burger varieties — from ground beef to turkey to lamb, you can’t go wrong. And the ready-to-grill organic chicken is a great value. Summer grilling is easy and fun with Whole Foods Market’s array of expertly seasoned kebabs, churrasco, meatballs, kaftas, satays, and more. All of these skewered savories are prepared in-house and are total crowd pleasers. Anything else we can grill? Light and flavorful, whole grilled fish is also ideal for summer entertaining. If it’s a little intimidating, Whole Foods Market’s fishmongers can prepare and season the fish for you (free of charge), so it’s ready to hit the grill at home. Summer’s finest produce only gets better on the grill, and Whole Foods Market offers peak-season ingredients so the fresh flavors speak for themselves. Grilling intensifies the natural sweetness of seasonal favorites like summer squash, corn on the cob, peppers, and onions.
american-flag-dishjuly-4-beer
We’re hungry! What’s for dessert? Whole Foods Market will be offering deals on pies throughout the month of July. For our New York City stores, a regular 9-inch apple pie will be selling for $7.99 (original retail value of $14.99) through July 5. And don’t forget about fruit. Slice stone-fruit — peaches, nectarines, apricots — and place them cut side down on the grill for an easy and delicious dessert. How about some grown-up treats? Whole Foods Market carries a number of seasonal craft ales from breweries around the area like Brooklyn Summer Ale. A great way to celebrate America is by celebrating its local craft producers!]]>
<![CDATA[How to Get a Summer Body — Fast!]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_45432524_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/how-to-get-a-summer-body-fast/ 2016-06-29T18:52:31+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=27062
Want to look good for summer? It’s not too late. We turned to Dan Daly of Equinox at Columbus Circle to get his insider tips for getting in shape. This former collegiate all-American swimmer is a Tier 4 Coach (psst, that’s the highest level at Equinox!) who helped design the new signature swim program, EQX H2O, which launched here. One of the company’s flagship locations, Equinox at Columbus Circle often tests out the hottest new programs first. We picked Daly’s brain on the latest trailblazing classes, his innovative approach to fitness, and his secret advice for how to achieve a killer beach bod. What does being a Tier 4 Coach mean? I might liken it to the special forces of our company. It’s made up of our most senior trainers and senior staff. Our more elite coaches are able to work together in a collaborative environment to take a holistic approach and help our members achieve their goals. What is Equinox’s approach to fitness? MNR, or movement, nutrition, and regeneration. We’re looking at movement, or fitness, as something that’s important for longevity. We’re looking at nutrition and how that drives performance and results. And we’re looking at the concept of regeneration and being able to recover from the training that you’re doing because your training is only as good as your ability to recover.
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Beach season is here. Any recommendations for getting in shape? A really efficient way to get in shape would be to use high-intensity interval training combined with resistance training. While doing that, you really need to take a look at your nutrition as well, which is going to be about 80 percent of that formula. You can’t out-train your diet, so if you’re not really focused on your nutrition while doing these types of training, you’re not really going to see the results you’re looking for. What about beast mode? There’s a big trend in the industry of high-intensity capacity training, crushing it, and going #BeastMode — an affectionate hashtag that’s going around — but we’re taking a deeper look. We want to make sure that our bodies last a lifetime and that we’re not just burning them out for short-term results.
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Tell us about the new swimming program, EQX H2O, that you helped create. It’s a small-group swim program that focuses on three components: improving members’ endurance, their efficiency, and their power. We want to position the pool as an extension of the gym. It’s as hard as you make it: If you can swim the length of a pool, you can participate. What about Equinox’s new cycling program, The Pursuit? The Pursuit is a new immersive studio cycling class that’s the first of its kind. We’ve patented competitive gamification. There are games built into the classes in a way that drives competitiveness and allows members to track their results through a visual experience. Is there anything people shouldn’t be eating? I don’t think any foods are bad: everything in moderation.
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Any tips for recovery? A big rock for people is getting enough sleep. Sleep coaching is something we’re investing a lot of time and research into. It’s something that we’re trying to coach our members around more. We’re identifying that what a lot of people need is more sleep: around seven to nine hours a night. Fill in the blank. If there’s nothing else you do this summer, you should… Find an activity that you enjoy doing on a daily basis that’s going to help move you forward in a positive direction.]]>
Want to look good for summer? It’s not too late. We turned to Dan Daly of Equinox at Columbus Circle to get his insider tips for getting in shape. This former collegiate all-American swimmer is a Tier 4 Coach (psst, that’s the highest level at Equinox!) who helped design the new signature swim program, EQX H2O, which launched here. One of the company’s flagship locations, Equinox at Columbus Circle often tests out the hottest new programs first. We picked Daly’s brain on the latest trailblazing classes, his innovative approach to fitness, and his secret advice for how to achieve a killer beach bod. What does being a Tier 4 Coach mean? I might liken it to the special forces of our company. It’s made up of our most senior trainers and senior staff. Our more elite coaches are able to work together in a collaborative environment to take a holistic approach and help our members achieve their goals. What is Equinox’s approach to fitness? MNR, or movement, nutrition, and regeneration. We’re looking at movement, or fitness, as something that’s important for longevity. We’re looking at nutrition and how that drives performance and results. And we’re looking at the concept of regeneration and being able to recover from the training that you’re doing because your training is only as good as your ability to recover.
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Beach season is here. Any recommendations for getting in shape? A really efficient way to get in shape would be to use high-intensity interval training combined with resistance training. While doing that, you really need to take a look at your nutrition as well, which is going to be about 80 percent of that formula. You can’t out-train your diet, so if you’re not really focused on your nutrition while doing these types of training, you’re not really going to see the results you’re looking for. What about beast mode? There’s a big trend in the industry of high-intensity capacity training, crushing it, and going #BeastMode — an affectionate hashtag that’s going around — but we’re taking a deeper look. We want to make sure that our bodies last a lifetime and that we’re not just burning them out for short-term results.
equinox-pool
dan-swimming
Tell us about the new swimming program, EQX H2O, that you helped create. It’s a small-group swim program that focuses on three components: improving members’ endurance, their efficiency, and their power. We want to position the pool as an extension of the gym. It’s as hard as you make it: If you can swim the length of a pool, you can participate. What about Equinox’s new cycling program, The Pursuit? The Pursuit is a new immersive studio cycling class that’s the first of its kind. We’ve patented competitive gamification. There are games built into the classes in a way that drives competitiveness and allows members to track their results through a visual experience. Is there anything people shouldn’t be eating? I don’t think any foods are bad: everything in moderation.
fitness-activity
Any tips for recovery? A big rock for people is getting enough sleep. Sleep coaching is something we’re investing a lot of time and research into. It’s something that we’re trying to coach our members around more. We’re identifying that what a lot of people need is more sleep: around seven to nine hours a night. Fill in the blank. If there’s nothing else you do this summer, you should… Find an activity that you enjoy doing on a daily basis that’s going to help move you forward in a positive direction.]]>
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Then and Now]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_4859694_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/columbus-circle-then-and-now/ 2016-06-28T16:35:39+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26999
Today, Columbus Circle is home to The Shops at Columbus Circle, an epicenter for fine food, fashionable shops, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. But it also has a rich history that is a surprise to most New Yorkers. Did you know that all official distances on Manhattan are measured from Columbus Circle? It's the geographic center of the city. This is rather ironic given that it used to be so far from "town" that no one with any means wanted to live there.
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What is now the Upper West Side was once known as San Juan Hill and Lincoln Square, and in the 1940's these areas were declared "The worst slum section in the City of New York." In fact, it was so bad that Robert Moses, then chairman of the "New York Slum Clearance Committee" (can you imagine government using that term today?), used his vast powers to bulldoze the tenements and build what is now Lincoln Center and the New York Convention Center, which was since demolished to make way for The Time Warner Center. However, improvements and change took a long time to come to what we now call Columbus Circle. Even Columbus had to wait. The dazzling monument at the center of Columbus Circle was started in 1842, but it wasn't completed until 1905.
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And there's even more recent pop-culture history to consider. Columbus Circle is where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man begins his trip uptown in the movie Ghostbusters. So it's only fitting you can buy marshmallows (little ones, that is) at the Whole Foods Market at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

Top Row: Geo. P. Hall & Son

Middle row, from left: Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-74662; Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-66443; Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-74650

Bottom Row: Ghostbusters

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Today, Columbus Circle is home to The Shops at Columbus Circle, an epicenter for fine food, fashionable shops, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. But it also has a rich history that is a surprise to most New Yorkers. Did you know that all official distances on Manhattan are measured from Columbus Circle? It's the geographic center of the city. This is rather ironic given that it used to be so far from "town" that no one with any means wanted to live there.
old-columbus-circle-1old-columbus-circle-2old-columbus-circle-3
What is now the Upper West Side was once known as San Juan Hill and Lincoln Square, and in the 1940's these areas were declared "The worst slum section in the City of New York." In fact, it was so bad that Robert Moses, then chairman of the "New York Slum Clearance Committee" (can you imagine government using that term today?), used his vast powers to bulldoze the tenements and build what is now Lincoln Center and the New York Convention Center, which was since demolished to make way for The Time Warner Center. However, improvements and change took a long time to come to what we now call Columbus Circle. Even Columbus had to wait. The dazzling monument at the center of Columbus Circle was started in 1842, but it wasn't completed until 1905.
ghostbusters-columbus-circle
And there's even more recent pop-culture history to consider. Columbus Circle is where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man begins his trip uptown in the movie Ghostbusters. So it's only fitting you can buy marshmallows (little ones, that is) at the Whole Foods Market at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

Top Row: Geo. P. Hall & Son

Middle row, from left: Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-74662; Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-66443; Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-74650

Bottom Row: Ghostbusters

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<![CDATA[Gifts a New Grad Will Love]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_38639790_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/gifts-a-new-grad-will-love/ 2016-06-22T17:31:34+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26941 Smart_Writing_set_2Stop in at Moleskine and pick up a high-tech journal designed for the digital age. The new Smart Writing Set includes a special Paper Tablet notebook, the smart Pen+, and a downloadable app, allowing your grad to easily take their thoughts (and doodles) from the page to the phone. They can digitally edit, share, save, export, and search all their notes, plans, and goals for the future.
Bose-noise-cancelling For the music lover receiving their diploma this year, head to Bose. Whether your grad is traveling on a noisy plane or just trying to block out the sound around them to get some work done, they’ll love the new QC35 wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Plus, there’s the added freedom of no messy cords and up to 20 hours of listening time with a new longer lasting battery. The headphones are available in black or silver. For adventure types, the SoundSport in-ear headphones have a unique design that keeps them securely in place even during vigorous workouts — all while being sweatproof and weather-resistant. 2516 5030
    Graduation is the perfect occasion to give a present they’ll treasure forever. Links of London has created a delightful Sterling Silver Graduation Charm, modeled after a mortarboard with a gold-plate tassel. She can add it to a charm bracelet or wear it on a chain to commemorate the big day. For the guys, send them off in style with a pair of Sterling Silver Classic Oval Cufflinks. You can even get the cufflinks engraved to add a personal touch. It will be a graduation day they will never forget.]]>
Smart_Writing_set_2Stop in at Moleskine and pick up a high-tech journal designed for the digital age. The new Smart Writing Set includes a special Paper Tablet notebook, the smart Pen+, and a downloadable app, allowing your grad to easily take their thoughts (and doodles) from the page to the phone. They can digitally edit, share, save, export, and search all their notes, plans, and goals for the future.
Bose-noise-cancelling For the music lover receiving their diploma this year, head to Bose. Whether your grad is traveling on a noisy plane or just trying to block out the sound around them to get some work done, they’ll love the new QC35 wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Plus, there’s the added freedom of no messy cords and up to 20 hours of listening time with a new longer lasting battery. The headphones are available in black or silver. For adventure types, the SoundSport in-ear headphones have a unique design that keeps them securely in place even during vigorous workouts — all while being sweatproof and weather-resistant. 2516 5030
    Graduation is the perfect occasion to give a present they’ll treasure forever. Links of London has created a delightful Sterling Silver Graduation Charm, modeled after a mortarboard with a gold-plate tassel. She can add it to a charm bracelet or wear it on a chain to commemorate the big day. For the guys, send them off in style with a pair of Sterling Silver Classic Oval Cufflinks. You can even get the cufflinks engraved to add a personal touch. It will be a graduation day they will never forget.]]>
<![CDATA[Made in the Shade]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_57385306_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/made-in-the-shade/ 2016-06-17T20:51:08+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26880 Summer solstice — the longest day of the year — arrives this year on June 20, signaling that we have just 77 days left until Labor Day. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular cityscape views, The Shops at Columbus Circle is the place to take it all in. And with all that extra sunshine, you might want to pick up a fabulous new pair of sunglasses or a chic hat to shade you from the rays.
morgenthal-heidiFor a look your friends will admire all summer, head to Solstice Sunglasses to pick up a pair of Dior Sideral 2 Round Sunglasses. The retro cat-eye shape is the must-have trend for the season. These oversized wire frames have a subtle winged edge that will make any outfit pop. And it’s no wonder they have the timeless feel of Capri: They’re made in Italy.
Morgenthal Frederics is known for its beautifully hand-crafted frames, and its Style Icons Series will allow you to channel your favorite fashionista. The Heidi frame is reminiscent of the eternal glamour of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and comes in a mix of materials, with titanium arms and a burgundy acetate rim. It is sure to turn heads as you make your entrance.
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When it comes to keeping cool — and looking cool — the Panama hat is a classic that never goes out of fashion and goes with everything. J.Crew's adaptation of this iconic design is hand-woven in Ecuador and comes in three shades: white, natural, and beige. At H&M, you’ll find a version made from lightweight braided straw and finished off with a grosgrain ribbon. But a warning: This hat also looks good on guys, so watch out that your boyfriend doesn’t steal it.]]>
Summer solstice — the longest day of the year — arrives this year on June 20, signaling that we have just 77 days left until Labor Day. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular cityscape views, The Shops at Columbus Circle is the place to take it all in. And with all that extra sunshine, you might want to pick up a fabulous new pair of sunglasses or a chic hat to shade you from the rays.
morgenthal-heidiFor a look your friends will admire all summer, head to Solstice Sunglasses to pick up a pair of Dior Sideral 2 Round Sunglasses. The retro cat-eye shape is the must-have trend for the season. These oversized wire frames have a subtle winged edge that will make any outfit pop. And it’s no wonder they have the timeless feel of Capri: They’re made in Italy.
Morgenthal Frederics is known for its beautifully hand-crafted frames, and its Style Icons Series will allow you to channel your favorite fashionista. The Heidi frame is reminiscent of the eternal glamour of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and comes in a mix of materials, with titanium arms and a burgundy acetate rim. It is sure to turn heads as you make your entrance.
jcrew-hathm-hat
When it comes to keeping cool — and looking cool — the Panama hat is a classic that never goes out of fashion and goes with everything. J.Crew's adaptation of this iconic design is hand-woven in Ecuador and comes in three shades: white, natural, and beige. At H&M, you’ll find a version made from lightweight braided straw and finished off with a grosgrain ribbon. But a warning: This hat also looks good on guys, so watch out that your boyfriend doesn’t steal it.]]>
<![CDATA[Here’s to You, Dad]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_24626823_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/heres-to-you-dad/ 2016-06-17T19:57:34+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26858 Porter House Bar and Grill, which is a modern update on a classic 19th century chophouse. Chef Michael Lomonaco creates memorable dishes like Colorado lamb T-bones finished with rosemary and extra virgin olive oil or — of course — a porterhouse from the finest prime dry aged beef. For a real indulgence, don’t miss the Wagyu beef, famous for its rich flavor and tenderness. If your father’s more of a laid-back lunch guy, opt for the Park View 3-Course Lunch, with options like a petit filet mignon with Yukon mashed potatoes and a cabernet sauce. Dad definitely deserves an indulgent helping of molten chocolate cake for dessert.
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No meal is complete without a drink to cap it off. Head next door to Chef Lomonaco’s Center Bar, where you can enjoy stunning views overlooking the city and the treetops of Central Park. Choose a wine from the curated 80-bottle list or toast dad by asking master bartender James Moreland to whip up a signature cocktail like the Maxim, made with Ketel One vodka and wasabi-caviar stuffed olives.
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If you’re looking to get more hands-on and make a meal to enjoy together, Williams-Sonoma offers a Fourth of July Favorites class on Father’s Day itself. You can learn to cook dishes like juicy ribs. And, if you still need to get dad the perfect gift, pick up the Philips Viva Airfryer, so he can whip up everything from wings to fries without the hassle — or the calories — of oil.
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For a relaxing end to the perfect day, stop in at Equinox for a rejuvenating massage. The Spa at Equinox is offering 3-pack deals in honor of Father’s Day for Sports and Equissage massages. So you can join dad on the big day or give him a gift card to use at his convenience.
There’s no better way to show your dad how much you appreciate him this day — and every day.
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Porter House Bar and Grill, which is a modern update on a classic 19th century chophouse. Chef Michael Lomonaco creates memorable dishes like Colorado lamb T-bones finished with rosemary and extra virgin olive oil or — of course — a porterhouse from the finest prime dry aged beef. For a real indulgence, don’t miss the Wagyu beef, famous for its rich flavor and tenderness. If your father’s more of a laid-back lunch guy, opt for the Park View 3-Course Lunch, with options like a petit filet mignon with Yukon mashed potatoes and a cabernet sauce. Dad definitely deserves an indulgent helping of molten chocolate cake for dessert.
porterhousecenter-barcenter-bar-drink
No meal is complete without a drink to cap it off. Head next door to Chef Lomonaco’s Center Bar, where you can enjoy stunning views overlooking the city and the treetops of Central Park. Choose a wine from the curated 80-bottle list or toast dad by asking master bartender James Moreland to whip up a signature cocktail like the Maxim, made with Ketel One vodka and wasabi-caviar stuffed olives.
williams-sonomawilliam-sonoma-airfryer-black
If you’re looking to get more hands-on and make a meal to enjoy together, Williams-Sonoma offers a Fourth of July Favorites class on Father’s Day itself. You can learn to cook dishes like juicy ribs. And, if you still need to get dad the perfect gift, pick up the Philips Viva Airfryer, so he can whip up everything from wings to fries without the hassle — or the calories — of oil.
equinox-spa
For a relaxing end to the perfect day, stop in at Equinox for a rejuvenating massage. The Spa at Equinox is offering 3-pack deals in honor of Father’s Day for Sports and Equissage massages. So you can join dad on the big day or give him a gift card to use at his convenience.
There’s no better way to show your dad how much you appreciate him this day — and every day.
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<![CDATA[Gifts for the Coolest Dad in Town]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/iStock_91232775_LARGE-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/gifts-for-the-coolest-dad-in-town/ 2016-06-13T13:18:24+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26834
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What busy man couldn’t use a sleek watch to keep track of time? The 44mm Pilot Vintage watch at BOSS is the ultimate accessory, blending elegance and function. The light blue face is the “it” color for timepieces this season, and it looks smart and stylish paired with a brown leather band. Dad will be wearing this timeless classic for years to come.
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Give the gift of music with the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II from Bose. This compact speaker fits in the palm of your hand, so dad can blast his tunes in the kitchen or on the go. Even a tech-challenged dad will find it easy to use: Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing. And with the built-in speakerphone that takes phone calls, he can switch between business and fun with the touch of a button. For bonus points, make a Father’s Day playlist to get him started.
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Does dad love his car? Then look no further than the Sperry for J.Crew Driving Moccasins from the J.Crew Mens Shop. This versatile slip-on shoe in a soft broken-in leather is also great for traveling or a business casual day at the office. And what better accessory to go with those shoes than a pair of fun, bright socks. British-based Thomas Pink stocks patterns ranging from vivid polka dots to cheerful gingham. They’re perfect for a dad with lots of personality.
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Thanks to you and The Shops at Columbus Circle, Dad will be the happiest — and the best-dressed — guy at the Father’s Day barbeque that he will have to cook for himself.]]>
boss-watch
What busy man couldn’t use a sleek watch to keep track of time? The 44mm Pilot Vintage watch at BOSS is the ultimate accessory, blending elegance and function. The light blue face is the “it” color for timepieces this season, and it looks smart and stylish paired with a brown leather band. Dad will be wearing this timeless classic for years to come.
bose-speaker
Give the gift of music with the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II from Bose. This compact speaker fits in the palm of your hand, so dad can blast his tunes in the kitchen or on the go. Even a tech-challenged dad will find it easy to use: Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing. And with the built-in speakerphone that takes phone calls, he can switch between business and fun with the touch of a button. For bonus points, make a Father’s Day playlist to get him started.
thomas-pink-sock
Does dad love his car? Then look no further than the Sperry for J.Crew Driving Moccasins from the J.Crew Mens Shop. This versatile slip-on shoe in a soft broken-in leather is also great for traveling or a business casual day at the office. And what better accessory to go with those shoes than a pair of fun, bright socks. British-based Thomas Pink stocks patterns ranging from vivid polka dots to cheerful gingham. They’re perfect for a dad with lots of personality.
jcrew-moccasins
Thanks to you and The Shops at Columbus Circle, Dad will be the happiest — and the best-dressed — guy at the Father’s Day barbeque that he will have to cook for himself.]]> <![CDATA[Rocking Festival Fashion]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/14009617104_afdde9d99b_o-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/rocking-festival-fashion/ 2016-06-10T14:43:29+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26824 Lucky Brand hat low res on modelAn outdoor music event calls for a barely-there dress like Lucky Brand’s Printed Tank Midi, which has a vintage-inspired print that looks like something you might have seen at Woodstock. The breezy, diaphanous material and strappy tank makes it perfect for a hot summer day. Belt it or wear it loose and flowing. Every smart concertgoer knows that you need to shield yourself from the sun, and Lucky Brand’s Open-Weave Floppy Hat does it in style. Crafted from paper straw and finished off with open weave detailing, this hat will let in the air while giving you some protection at the same time. H&M Hat low resH&M dress silo low res   Channel festival fashion icon Kate Moss with the Off-the-Shoulder Dress from H&M. A layer of ruffles adds a touch of romance to this boho design, which comes in a bold geometric print. H&M’s wide-brimmed Straw Hat is the perfect concert companion. Diesel dress low res Nothing says summer like chiffon, and that’s where Diesel’s D-Dahlia Dress comes in. The light-as-air fabric moves with the music, and the slouchy silhouette is the definition of rock-and-roll chic. The best part of festival fashion? It doesn’t matter who is on stage because all eyes will be on you.
   

Top Photo - The Bull Pen/Flickr

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Lucky Brand hat low res on modelAn outdoor music event calls for a barely-there dress like Lucky Brand’s Printed Tank Midi, which has a vintage-inspired print that looks like something you might have seen at Woodstock. The breezy, diaphanous material and strappy tank makes it perfect for a hot summer day. Belt it or wear it loose and flowing. Every smart concertgoer knows that you need to shield yourself from the sun, and Lucky Brand’s Open-Weave Floppy Hat does it in style. Crafted from paper straw and finished off with open weave detailing, this hat will let in the air while giving you some protection at the same time. H&M Hat low resH&M dress silo low res   Channel festival fashion icon Kate Moss with the Off-the-Shoulder Dress from H&M. A layer of ruffles adds a touch of romance to this boho design, which comes in a bold geometric print. H&M’s wide-brimmed Straw Hat is the perfect concert companion. Diesel dress low res Nothing says summer like chiffon, and that’s where Diesel’s D-Dahlia Dress comes in. The light-as-air fabric moves with the music, and the slouchy silhouette is the definition of rock-and-roll chic. The best part of festival fashion? It doesn’t matter who is on stage because all eyes will be on you.
   

Top Photo - The Bull Pen/Flickr

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<![CDATA[Here Comes the Wedding Guest]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/06/wedding-hero2-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/here-comes-the-wedding-guest/ 2016-06-10T14:40:04+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26813 J Crew high heel low resJ-Crew-clutch-high-res
This summer is all about brights, and J.Crew’s Flutter-Sleeve Dress in Eyelet delivers with a fun and flirty orange-red hue. Whether the nuptials are on the beach or at a country club, this is the perfect pick.Accessorize with a pair of strappy Mirror Metallic High-Heel Sandals, which come in two shades (gold, silver). LKBennett shoe low resLK Bennett clutch low res LK Bennett dress low res
 

The glimmering Iridescent Clutch has a hologram-like fabric that goes with everything. Britain-based L.K.Bennett is a favorite of none other than the Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Princess Kate). And it’s no wonder: These smart and sophisticated styles work well at weddings and royal affairs. The floaty silk Madison Chiffon Print Dress is pretty in pink and orange. The Fay Marshmallow Leather Clutch — embellished with a sweet bow — has a detachable shoulder strap, in case you want to dance the night away. Complete the look with the Sybila Metallic Chamelon Effect Heel.

Gold Locket NecklaceIt wouldn’t be a night to remember without a memorable piece of jewelry. Satya Jewelry’s designs combine style and substance by using sacred symbols and healing gemstones. The Begin Anew Gold Locket Necklace, embellished with a lotus to symbolize new beginnings, couldn’t be more fitting for the occasion. Satya Jewelry’s location at The Shops at Columbus Circle also stocks one-of-a-kind pieces that make a one-of-a-kind statement. Your newly married friends will thank you for making their nuptials that much more beautiful.  
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J Crew high heel low resJ-Crew-clutch-high-res
This summer is all about brights, and J.Crew’s Flutter-Sleeve Dress in Eyelet delivers with a fun and flirty orange-red hue. Whether the nuptials are on the beach or at a country club, this is the perfect pick.Accessorize with a pair of strappy Mirror Metallic High-Heel Sandals, which come in two shades (gold, silver). LKBennett shoe low resLK Bennett clutch low res LK Bennett dress low res
 

The glimmering Iridescent Clutch has a hologram-like fabric that goes with everything. Britain-based L.K.Bennett is a favorite of none other than the Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Princess Kate). And it’s no wonder: These smart and sophisticated styles work well at weddings and royal affairs. The floaty silk Madison Chiffon Print Dress is pretty in pink and orange. The Fay Marshmallow Leather Clutch — embellished with a sweet bow — has a detachable shoulder strap, in case you want to dance the night away. Complete the look with the Sybila Metallic Chamelon Effect Heel.

Gold Locket NecklaceIt wouldn’t be a night to remember without a memorable piece of jewelry. Satya Jewelry’s designs combine style and substance by using sacred symbols and healing gemstones. The Begin Anew Gold Locket Necklace, embellished with a lotus to symbolize new beginnings, couldn’t be more fitting for the occasion. Satya Jewelry’s location at The Shops at Columbus Circle also stocks one-of-a-kind pieces that make a one-of-a-kind statement. Your newly married friends will thank you for making their nuptials that much more beautiful.  
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<![CDATA[Best Foot Forward]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/iStock_000021124186_Large-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/best-foot-forward/ 2016-05-30T12:48:52+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26694
Now that the beautiful weather is here, it’s time to kick off those boots and put a spring in your step with a pair of easy breezy sandals. You’ll find all the latest looks at The Shops at Columbus Circle, but if you really want to stay on trend, pick up a 1970s-inspired pair of sandals with a chunky heel. It’s the design everyone is buzzing about this season.
At Coach, the Thomson Heel channels the classic details you’ve come to expect from this American leather house that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Sleek polished calf leather contrasts with a rustic-chic cork base. And you’ll love the tiny emoji-inspired charm that dangles from the buckle. There are rainbows and stars and more.
Cole Haan’s Cambon Mid Sandal has a similar silhouette, with streamlined vachetta ankle and toe straps atop a snake-embossed heel. It’s an exotic, eye-catching look.
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Think suede is just for winter? Think again. At Stuart Weitzman, the NearlyNude Sandal follows the same minimalist lines — with maximum style and maximum comfort. (Extra padding under the insole makes it feel like you’re walking on air.)
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And leave it to Michael Kors to layer on embellishments galore with the rich suede Mirabel sandal. Geometric cutouts, gladiator straps, and tassel laces make the ultimate fashion statement.
The best thing about this retro-modern silhouette? There are no rules. These sandals can be dressed up or down, so whether you want to throw on jeans and a T-shirt or go a little more glam with a sundress, you’ll be perfectly in style.]]>
Now that the beautiful weather is here, it’s time to kick off those boots and put a spring in your step with a pair of easy breezy sandals. You’ll find all the latest looks at The Shops at Columbus Circle, but if you really want to stay on trend, pick up a 1970s-inspired pair of sandals with a chunky heel. It’s the design everyone is buzzing about this season.
At Coach, the Thomson Heel channels the classic details you’ve come to expect from this American leather house that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Sleek polished calf leather contrasts with a rustic-chic cork base. And you’ll love the tiny emoji-inspired charm that dangles from the buckle. There are rainbows and stars and more.
Cole Haan’s Cambon Mid Sandal has a similar silhouette, with streamlined vachetta ankle and toe straps atop a snake-embossed heel. It’s an exotic, eye-catching look.
cole-hann cole-hann2 stuart-weitzman
Think suede is just for winter? Think again. At Stuart Weitzman, the NearlyNude Sandal follows the same minimalist lines — with maximum style and maximum comfort. (Extra padding under the insole makes it feel like you’re walking on air.)
michael-kors
And leave it to Michael Kors to layer on embellishments galore with the rich suede Mirabel sandal. Geometric cutouts, gladiator straps, and tassel laces make the ultimate fashion statement.
The best thing about this retro-modern silhouette? There are no rules. These sandals can be dressed up or down, so whether you want to throw on jeans and a T-shirt or go a little more glam with a sundress, you’ll be perfectly in style.]]>
<![CDATA[Perfect Your Grilling Game]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/Landmarc-at-the-time-warner-center-01-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/perfect-your-grilling-game/ 2016-05-27T20:19:25+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26679 Fire up the grill: It’s barbecue season. You might think you have the best burgers on the block, but even experienced cooks can improve their techniques with advice from an expert. Landmarc Chef Marc Murphy, author of “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking,” shares 10 insider secrets for getting your grilling game on.
Get to Know Your Grill My top tip? Know your grill. If it’s gas, you need to figure out where your hot spots are. If it’s wood or coal, practice a lot.
Season Season Season I always tell people to season more than you’re used to — a lot of the seasoning falls off into the fire. And if you don’t put salt and pepper on your protein before you cook, it doesn’t do any good afterward.
Gas or Coal? For quick grilling, gas is preferable. I love coal; those Webers are fun. But I would always rather cook over wood. It’s a lot more work getting it going, but it gives off a better flavor.
City Grilling Those little hibachis are cute, but I don’t think they’re legal on fire escapes. Your best bet is to go to Landmarc, where we have a grill and it’s legal. I’d hate for you to burn down the neighbor’s house apartment! At home in the city, you can also put a cast-iron grill pan on the stove. It does a good job.
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Experiment You can do pretty much anything on a grill. I cook scallions, onions, and shallots, then make vinaigrettes (it gives a nice smoky flavor). One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus, which gets caramelized and tastes better when it’s grilled. I also grill hard fruits like peaches and pineapple, topped with whipped mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.
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Tools of the Trade You need to have long tongs, so that your fingers don’t burn. I also like the $6 leather gloves that welders use. They’re easier to manipulate when they’re broken in.
Lighting Up You can use a little lighter fluid to get things started, but let it burn off. Whatever you do, don’t use charcoals with lighter fluid in them. They’re nasty. A good idea is to get a chimney — it makes the coals really hot.
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Best Chicken Recipe Everyone loves beer-can chicken. I dump out a little beer, add a couple garlic cloves, then insert the can into the chicken and stand it up on a sheet pan in the grill. Season the outside with whatever you want. The beer evaporates and keeps the chicken moist.
Relax! Let the meat rest after you take it off the grill. The juices even out and won’t run onto your cutting board. The larger the piece of meat, the longer you want to let it sit. Tent it with a piece of tin foil to keep it warm.
Shoes Rule I recommend wearing shoes: you don’t want to step on a hot ember. I did that once and got a hole in my foot. I’ve never gone barefoot again.]]>
Fire up the grill: It’s barbecue season. You might think you have the best burgers on the block, but even experienced cooks can improve their techniques with advice from an expert. Landmarc Chef Marc Murphy, author of “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking,” shares 10 insider secrets for getting your grilling game on.
Get to Know Your Grill My top tip? Know your grill. If it’s gas, you need to figure out where your hot spots are. If it’s wood or coal, practice a lot.
Season Season Season I always tell people to season more than you’re used to — a lot of the seasoning falls off into the fire. And if you don’t put salt and pepper on your protein before you cook, it doesn’t do any good afterward.
Gas or Coal? For quick grilling, gas is preferable. I love coal; those Webers are fun. But I would always rather cook over wood. It’s a lot more work getting it going, but it gives off a better flavor.
City Grilling Those little hibachis are cute, but I don’t think they’re legal on fire escapes. Your best bet is to go to Landmarc, where we have a grill and it’s legal. I’d hate for you to burn down the neighbor’s house apartment! At home in the city, you can also put a cast-iron grill pan on the stove. It does a good job.
marc-at-grill-with-shrimp asparagus peaches-with-mascarpone
Experiment You can do pretty much anything on a grill. I cook scallions, onions, and shallots, then make vinaigrettes (it gives a nice smoky flavor). One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus, which gets caramelized and tastes better when it’s grilled. I also grill hard fruits like peaches and pineapple, topped with whipped mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.
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Tools of the Trade You need to have long tongs, so that your fingers don’t burn. I also like the $6 leather gloves that welders use. They’re easier to manipulate when they’re broken in.
Lighting Up You can use a little lighter fluid to get things started, but let it burn off. Whatever you do, don’t use charcoals with lighter fluid in them. They’re nasty. A good idea is to get a chimney — it makes the coals really hot.
chicken
Best Chicken Recipe Everyone loves beer-can chicken. I dump out a little beer, add a couple garlic cloves, then insert the can into the chicken and stand it up on a sheet pan in the grill. Season the outside with whatever you want. The beer evaporates and keeps the chicken moist.
Relax! Let the meat rest after you take it off the grill. The juices even out and won’t run onto your cutting board. The larger the piece of meat, the longer you want to let it sit. Tent it with a piece of tin foil to keep it warm.
Shoes Rule I recommend wearing shoes: you don’t want to step on a hot ember. I did that once and got a hole in my foot. I’ve never gone barefoot again.]]>
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Girls Getaway]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/Mothers-Day-Experience-header-shot-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/the-ultimate-girls-getaway/ 2016-05-24T19:53:03+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26518
Looking for a great getaway with your best girlfriends? Look no further than The Shops at Columbus Circle, which has all the ingredients for a day of bonding that you’ll never forget.
equinox-spa
Gather the girls and start the morning off right with relaxing and renewing treatments at the Equinox Fitness Club. You don’t have to be a member to use the services of this full-service spa. Opt for a classic aromatherapy massage that restores energy and improves a sense of wellbeing. Or if skincare is more your thing, go for a 24-carat gold facial that slows the signs of aging with gold powder and silk extract. There’s nothing more luxurious than gorgeous, glowing skin.
landmarc
Once you and the girls have your zen on, head to Chef Marc Murphy’s Landmarc for a leisurely French-inspired brunch. Think: black forest ham and gruyère omelette, sautéed shrimp salad, and warm goat cheese profiteroles.
geranium-suede-F
How to spend the afternoon? How about some retail therapy? Footwear fanatics will find nirvana at Stuart Weitzman, where the temptations range from lace-up heels and flats to neutral-tone boots and booties. Nothing will put a spring in your step like these look-at-me styles straight from the runway.
bouchon
Heavy-duty shopping calls for cappuccino and pastry at Thomas Keller’s acclaimed Bouchon Bakery. The hard part here is deciding what to pick — from signature chocolate bouchons and airy croissants to multi-flavored macarons and decadent chocolate chunk cookies. Make it easy and get a sampler selection that everyone can share. There’s no sweeter way to end the day.]]>
Looking for a great getaway with your best girlfriends? Look no further than The Shops at Columbus Circle, which has all the ingredients for a day of bonding that you’ll never forget.
equinox-spa
Gather the girls and start the morning off right with relaxing and renewing treatments at the Equinox Fitness Club. You don’t have to be a member to use the services of this full-service spa. Opt for a classic aromatherapy massage that restores energy and improves a sense of wellbeing. Or if skincare is more your thing, go for a 24-carat gold facial that slows the signs of aging with gold powder and silk extract. There’s nothing more luxurious than gorgeous, glowing skin.
landmarc
Once you and the girls have your zen on, head to Chef Marc Murphy’s Landmarc for a leisurely French-inspired brunch. Think: black forest ham and gruyère omelette, sautéed shrimp salad, and warm goat cheese profiteroles.
geranium-suede-F
How to spend the afternoon? How about some retail therapy? Footwear fanatics will find nirvana at Stuart Weitzman, where the temptations range from lace-up heels and flats to neutral-tone boots and booties. Nothing will put a spring in your step like these look-at-me styles straight from the runway.
bouchon
Heavy-duty shopping calls for cappuccino and pastry at Thomas Keller’s acclaimed Bouchon Bakery. The hard part here is deciding what to pick — from signature chocolate bouchons and airy croissants to multi-flavored macarons and decadent chocolate chunk cookies. Make it easy and get a sampler selection that everyone can share. There’s no sweeter way to end the day.]]> <![CDATA[Visit Little London at The Shops at Columbus Circle]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/Little-London-header-shot-Jermyn-Street-London-1-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/visit-little-london-at-the-shops-at-columbus-circle/ 2016-05-17T17:17:21+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26550
New York is known for its streets that are hubs for entire cultures. Brazilian food on 46th Street. Korean barbecue on 32nd. Indian restaurants on 6th. And Ukrainian eateries on 2nd Avenue. Not to mention Chinatown, Little Italy and Harlem, which are cultural centers all their own.
But what about England, which represents the very roots of our country? If you can’t cross the pond for some English finesse, then just cross town to The Shops at Columbus Circle. There you’ll find New York’s own “Little London” with enough iconic British heritage brands to rival Oxford Street itself. Make like Kate Middleton and other stylish Brits who rely on go-to-staple L.K. Bennett. The Duchess of Cambridge herself turns to this affordable luxury shop for smart wedges and playful sandals.
jo-malonethomas-pinkted-baker
Need a shirt? Stop into famed British shirt-maker Thomas Pink and it’s like you’ve landed on London’s famed Jermyn Street. The shirts for both men and women are essential to any proper British wardrobe. Another shirt specialist, Ted Baker, is one of the U.K.’s top fashion outposts, offering versatile ready-to-wear clothes, accessories, eyewear and fragrances that perfectly capture that British sensibility. More bespoke fragrances await at perfumer Jo Malone. Leave with a light, fresh scent and you’ll feel like an English rose.
links-of-london
Looking for some bling to complete your fabulous outfits? Pick up an iconic jewelry piece from Links of London, inspired by the posh British lifestyle.
mandarin-orange-tea
Finish your shopping spree with traditional afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental New York (entered on the 3rd floor). What could be more British than that? Enjoy the house-made signature ginger scones with Devonshire cream, egg salad tea sandwiches and a spot of Imperial English Breakfast tea while taking in the sweeping views of the city from the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Only then will you remember you’re still in the Big Apple, and not in London at all.]]>
New York is known for its streets that are hubs for entire cultures. Brazilian food on 46th Street. Korean barbecue on 32nd. Indian restaurants on 6th. And Ukrainian eateries on 2nd Avenue. Not to mention Chinatown, Little Italy and Harlem, which are cultural centers all their own.
But what about England, which represents the very roots of our country? If you can’t cross the pond for some English finesse, then just cross town to The Shops at Columbus Circle. There you’ll find New York’s own “Little London” with enough iconic British heritage brands to rival Oxford Street itself. Make like Kate Middleton and other stylish Brits who rely on go-to-staple L.K. Bennett. The Duchess of Cambridge herself turns to this affordable luxury shop for smart wedges and playful sandals.
jo-malonethomas-pinkted-baker
Need a shirt? Stop into famed British shirt-maker Thomas Pink and it’s like you’ve landed on London’s famed Jermyn Street. The shirts for both men and women are essential to any proper British wardrobe. Another shirt specialist, Ted Baker, is one of the U.K.’s top fashion outposts, offering versatile ready-to-wear clothes, accessories, eyewear and fragrances that perfectly capture that British sensibility. More bespoke fragrances await at perfumer Jo Malone. Leave with a light, fresh scent and you’ll feel like an English rose.
links-of-london
Looking for some bling to complete your fabulous outfits? Pick up an iconic jewelry piece from Links of London, inspired by the posh British lifestyle.
mandarin-orange-tea
Finish your shopping spree with traditional afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental New York (entered on the 3rd floor). What could be more British than that? Enjoy the house-made signature ginger scones with Devonshire cream, egg salad tea sandwiches and a spot of Imperial English Breakfast tea while taking in the sweeping views of the city from the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Only then will you remember you’re still in the Big Apple, and not in London at all.]]>
<![CDATA[Where’s the Beef? The Updating of a Classic]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/Porter-House-header-cropped-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/wheres-the-beef-the-updating-of-a-classic/ 2016-05-17T17:17:08+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26468 Even a classic New York steakhouse has to nip and tuck its presentation every so often to stay a cut above the competition. Porter House Bar and Grill has done just that in advance of its 10th anniversary this fall, with chef and managing partner Michael Lomonaco’s team updating the menu along with the décor. How did they beef up the dining experience? Chef Lomonaco explains.
Q: What’s the secret to keeping your coveted spot among New York’s elite steakhouses for a decade? You buy great ingredients. You can’t find the kind of meat we buy in a supermarket. We are at the top of the supply chain to buy superb prime aged beef. We prepare (it) simply and precisely.
porterhouse-scallops
Q: The dining room feels more open and airy. How did you achieve that? The goal (was to make) it a contemporary, modern dining room that has international influences. All chairs, banquettes and window treatments have been replaced. The chairs and banquettes are lower in scale, so that makes the room appear bigger and more open. We also added a beautifully crafted glass wine cabinet that separates the dining room from the bar.
porterhouse-lobster
Q: What other touches were added? The old wood bar is now topped with white Carrara marble, with a stainless-steel chrome back-bar and a good deal of mirror surface on one wall. It has made the bar very welcoming, with its own updated menu — burgers made from my own blend of aged prime beef — and a new “reserve cocktail’’ list, showcasing the classics made with high-end products.
porterhouse-cocktails
Q: You’ve added menu items and re-worked some. What are the highlights? Keeping the core was very important. We’ve added a double-cut rib eye cote du boeuf, a French classic, big enough to serve two or three. But we wanted to refocus the remainder of the menu in a more seasonal way. Among the appetizers, we’ve added Hamachi crudo marinated with Meyer lemon juice and Calabrian chilies. We’ve taken sea scallops, which were a signature, and now cook them with a hazelnut crust and top them with a dashi sea foam.
Q: Any changes to the wine program? Our new Coravin wine-preservation system allows us to open reserve bottles of wine and offer them by the glass. It’s fun for the guests to try something really special without having to order a full bottle.
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Even a classic New York steakhouse has to nip and tuck its presentation every so often to stay a cut above the competition. Porter House Bar and Grill has done just that in advance of its 10th anniversary this fall, with chef and managing partner Michael Lomonaco’s team updating the menu along with the décor. How did they beef up the dining experience? Chef Lomonaco explains.
Q: What’s the secret to keeping your coveted spot among New York’s elite steakhouses for a decade? You buy great ingredients. You can’t find the kind of meat we buy in a supermarket. We are at the top of the supply chain to buy superb prime aged beef. We prepare (it) simply and precisely.
porterhouse-scallops
Q: The dining room feels more open and airy. How did you achieve that? The goal (was to make) it a contemporary, modern dining room that has international influences. All chairs, banquettes and window treatments have been replaced. The chairs and banquettes are lower in scale, so that makes the room appear bigger and more open. We also added a beautifully crafted glass wine cabinet that separates the dining room from the bar.
porterhouse-lobster
Q: What other touches were added? The old wood bar is now topped with white Carrara marble, with a stainless-steel chrome back-bar and a good deal of mirror surface on one wall. It has made the bar very welcoming, with its own updated menu — burgers made from my own blend of aged prime beef — and a new “reserve cocktail’’ list, showcasing the classics made with high-end products.
porterhouse-cocktails
Q: You’ve added menu items and re-worked some. What are the highlights? Keeping the core was very important. We’ve added a double-cut rib eye cote du boeuf, a French classic, big enough to serve two or three. But we wanted to refocus the remainder of the menu in a more seasonal way. Among the appetizers, we’ve added Hamachi crudo marinated with Meyer lemon juice and Calabrian chilies. We’ve taken sea scallops, which were a signature, and now cook them with a hazelnut crust and top them with a dashi sea foam.
Q: Any changes to the wine program? Our new Coravin wine-preservation system allows us to open reserve bottles of wine and offer them by the glass. It’s fun for the guests to try something really special without having to order a full bottle.
porterhouse-wine
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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Gifts for your High-Style Mom]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/05/iStock_000016024580_Large-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/mothers-day-gifts-for-your-high-style-mom/ 2016-05-04T20:55:48+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26294
Mother's Day Swarovski Cupid Heart If she swoons for anything that sparkles, stop into Swarovski to browse the brand’s legendary crystal wares. The Cupid Necklace features a delicate crystal pavé heart on a rose gold-plated chain — a gift that will stay as close to her heart as she is to yours.
You can’t ever go wrong with Chanel — timeless and classic. Sephora carries the iconic luxury label’s fragrances, such as Chanel N° 5, favored by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. The ultimate in femininity, it announces a woman who’s secure in her style. Just like your mom.
If she doesn’t carry her life with her, she’ll love a butter-soft glovetanned leather Dinky Crossbody bag from Coach’s 1941 Collection. Compact and sleek, it comes dressed up with a surprise charm and in a range of colors as chic as she is. Go the extra mile and personalize it with her monogrammed initials for no extra charge.
Give the gift of stylish comfort in the form of a featherweight sweater from J.Crew. Made from breathable Italian cashmere in a range of pretty colors, this is the ideal layer for breezy spring mornings and chilly summer nights. It’s almost as good as a warm hug from you!
Mother's Day Gifts Chanel no. 5Mother's Day Gift Coach Dinky BagMother's Day Gift J.Crew Sweater
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Mother's Day Swarovski Cupid Heart If she swoons for anything that sparkles, stop into Swarovski to browse the brand’s legendary crystal wares. The Cupid Necklace features a delicate crystal pavé heart on a rose gold-plated chain — a gift that will stay as close to her heart as she is to yours.
You can’t ever go wrong with Chanel — timeless and classic. Sephora carries the iconic luxury label’s fragrances, such as Chanel N° 5, favored by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. The ultimate in femininity, it announces a woman who’s secure in her style. Just like your mom.
If she doesn’t carry her life with her, she’ll love a butter-soft glovetanned leather Dinky Crossbody bag from Coach’s 1941 Collection. Compact and sleek, it comes dressed up with a surprise charm and in a range of colors as chic as she is. Go the extra mile and personalize it with her monogrammed initials for no extra charge.
Give the gift of stylish comfort in the form of a featherweight sweater from J.Crew. Made from breathable Italian cashmere in a range of pretty colors, this is the ideal layer for breezy spring mornings and chilly summer nights. It’s almost as good as a warm hug from you!
Mother's Day Gifts Chanel no. 5Mother's Day Gift Coach Dinky BagMother's Day Gift J.Crew Sweater
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<![CDATA[Head First: Must-Try Spring Beauty Routines]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Spring-beauty-lede-shot-2200-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/head-first-must-try-spring-beauty-routines/ 2016-04-26T13:34:08+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26217
Spring Beauty Aveda Smoothing CreamSpring Beauty Diptyque facial waterSpring Beauty Crabtree body lotion
Add some shine and conditioning to your hair with Aveda’slight elements smoothing fluid after all the dry winter damage. Dry air can do a number on your face too. Diptyque’s Infused Facial Water acts as a moisturizer, pumping vitamins and minerals into your skin for that fine, refreshed feeling. For everything else? Lather on Crabtree & Evelyn’s Spring Rain Body Lotion, full of linden flower and honey leaves for a fresh, light scent.
Spring beauty L'Occitane Eye Balm 2Spring Beauty Face Stockholm treatment stick
Spring Beauty Sephora face maskWhere has this been all of our lives? Made from a flower that doesn’t fade even after it’s been picked, L’Occitane en Provence’s Immortelle Precious Eye Balm reduces puffiness and softens lines on a daily basis. Lips need softening, too, with a soothing treatment stick from FACE Stockholm. Prime them before you layer on your new spring lipstick color and walk out the door. No need to reapply between meetings or dates. We know Korean beauty masks are all the rage. Sephora’s own line of nourishing lotus, ginseng, and green tea face masks are flying off the shelves. Make them a weekly ritual and let the products do the work for you. After all, you’ve got places to go and people to see.]]>
Spring Beauty Aveda Smoothing CreamSpring Beauty Diptyque facial waterSpring Beauty Crabtree body lotion
Add some shine and conditioning to your hair with Aveda’slight elements smoothing fluid after all the dry winter damage. Dry air can do a number on your face too. Diptyque’s Infused Facial Water acts as a moisturizer, pumping vitamins and minerals into your skin for that fine, refreshed feeling. For everything else? Lather on Crabtree & Evelyn’s Spring Rain Body Lotion, full of linden flower and honey leaves for a fresh, light scent.
Spring beauty L'Occitane Eye Balm 2Spring Beauty Face Stockholm treatment stick
Spring Beauty Sephora face maskWhere has this been all of our lives? Made from a flower that doesn’t fade even after it’s been picked, L’Occitane en Provence’s Immortelle Precious Eye Balm reduces puffiness and softens lines on a daily basis. Lips need softening, too, with a soothing treatment stick from FACE Stockholm. Prime them before you layer on your new spring lipstick color and walk out the door. No need to reapply between meetings or dates. We know Korean beauty masks are all the rage. Sephora’s own line of nourishing lotus, ginseng, and green tea face masks are flying off the shelves. Make them a weekly ritual and let the products do the work for you. After all, you’ve got places to go and people to see.]]> <![CDATA[Going to the Dogs: The Pet-Friendly Shops at Columbus Circle]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Dog-friendly-header-shot-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/going-to-the-dogs-the-pet-friendly-shops-at-columbus-circle/ 2016-04-25T16:19:07+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26017 <![CDATA[Rooms with a View (Gush!)]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/rooms-with-a-view-hero-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/rooms-with-a-view-gush/ 2016-04-25T16:13:55+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26116 <![CDATA[Green is the New Black: How to Shop Eco on Earth Day]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/blog-header-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/green-is-the-new-black-how-to-shop-eco-on-earth-day/ 2016-04-21T19:07:24+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26167 Earth Day - L'Occitane lip balmEarth Day - Aveda shampoo
Stock up on organic, good-for-the-earth beauty products at L’Occitane en Provence, such as its ultra-nourishing Shea Butter Lip Balm, made from the extract of shea tree fruit kernels. And feel good that shea trees help support sustainable land use. Explore nature’s medicine cabinet further at Aveda, the masters of pure plant-based hair and body products. You can’t go wrong with the best-selling Rosemary Mint Shampoo, as gentle on your hair as it is kind to the earth. Earth Day - Williams Sonoma cookbookBeing green isn’t only for the neck up: Buy sustainable, earth-friendly threads at fashion pioneer Eileen Fisher. We’re obsessed with the Fisher Project Round Neck Maxi Dress. Not only is it crafted from an innovative biofiber called Tencel, made from sustainably harvested trees, it’s breathable, easy to wear and totally sophisticated. Perfect for staying cool on sweltering morning commutes. After working up an appetite, head over to foodie-haven Williams-Sonoma to pick up Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, an indispensable guide to eating seasonally, locally and organically. Select from 245 recipes, such as roasted pumpkin soup with sage cream or baby arugula salad with berries and Gorgonzola. Then walk down one floor to get all the organic ingredients you need from Whole Foods Market’s Responsibly Grown program. And wow your guests with a delicious — and eco-friendly — Earth Day dinner. Now that’s what we call win-win! Earth Day - Whole Foods produce]]>
Earth Day - L'Occitane lip balmEarth Day - Aveda shampoo
Stock up on organic, good-for-the-earth beauty products at L’Occitane en Provence, such as its ultra-nourishing Shea Butter Lip Balm, made from the extract of shea tree fruit kernels. And feel good that shea trees help support sustainable land use. Explore nature’s medicine cabinet further at Aveda, the masters of pure plant-based hair and body products. You can’t go wrong with the best-selling Rosemary Mint Shampoo, as gentle on your hair as it is kind to the earth. Earth Day - Williams Sonoma cookbookBeing green isn’t only for the neck up: Buy sustainable, earth-friendly threads at fashion pioneer Eileen Fisher. We’re obsessed with the Fisher Project Round Neck Maxi Dress. Not only is it crafted from an innovative biofiber called Tencel, made from sustainably harvested trees, it’s breathable, easy to wear and totally sophisticated. Perfect for staying cool on sweltering morning commutes. After working up an appetite, head over to foodie-haven Williams-Sonoma to pick up Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, an indispensable guide to eating seasonally, locally and organically. Select from 245 recipes, such as roasted pumpkin soup with sage cream or baby arugula salad with berries and Gorgonzola. Then walk down one floor to get all the organic ingredients you need from Whole Foods Market’s Responsibly Grown program. And wow your guests with a delicious — and eco-friendly — Earth Day dinner. Now that’s what we call win-win! Earth Day - Whole Foods produce]]>
<![CDATA[Brunch Three Ways from The Shops at Columbus Circle]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Brunch-lede-shot2-392x356-1461611252.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/brunch-three-ways-from-the-shops-at-columbus-circle/ 2016-04-20T12:42:05+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=26034 <![CDATA[5 Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/laughing-friends-1-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/5-fun-ways-to-spend-your-tax-refund/ 2016-04-19T11:34:56+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25987 Tax refund - JAZZ LC

For the Culture Lover Spring for the Duets Patrons Program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which entitles you to prime seats, advance sales, private rehearsals, special events and more. Most of it is even tax-deductible. Isn’t it great to support the arts? Plus, enjoy a few headlining sets at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Now all we need are a couple of outfits to wear

Tax refund - Tumi Carry For the Jetsetter Want to make a powerful statement? The Carbon Fiber Elvington International Carry On from Tumi does it. Pick up the Microsoft Surface 3 laptop with HD screen, which weighs a mere 1.37 pounds. You’ll be ready to own the road.

Tax refund - Wine Cellar For the Hostess with the Mostest Talk about #wishlist. Williams-Sonoma has you covered with the Marvel High-Efficiency Dual Zone Wine Cellar, serving as the ultimate cooler for all those reds and whites. Holding up to 40 bottles under LED lightning, it will impress your book club in no time.

Tax-refund---Adidas-Shoes2 For the Active One Budget for a full year of monthly dues at Equinox Fitness Club and a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost Running Shoes from the NY Running Company. And commit to a better you by the time April rolls around again.

Tax refund - Bose System For the Homebody Splurge on Bose’s Lifestyle SoundTouch 525 entertainment system. It offers surround sound for the big game or for a spontaneous Spotify-playlisted party — because we’re all about that bass for every corner of the room.]]>
Tax refund - JAZZ LC

For the Culture Lover Spring for the Duets Patrons Program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which entitles you to prime seats, advance sales, private rehearsals, special events and more. Most of it is even tax-deductible. Isn’t it great to support the arts? Plus, enjoy a few headlining sets at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Now all we need are a couple of outfits to wear

Tax refund - Tumi Carry For the Jetsetter Want to make a powerful statement? The Carbon Fiber Elvington International Carry On from Tumi does it. Pick up the Microsoft Surface 3 laptop with HD screen, which weighs a mere 1.37 pounds. You’ll be ready to own the road.

Tax refund - Wine Cellar For the Hostess with the Mostest Talk about #wishlist. Williams-Sonoma has you covered with the Marvel High-Efficiency Dual Zone Wine Cellar, serving as the ultimate cooler for all those reds and whites. Holding up to 40 bottles under LED lightning, it will impress your book club in no time.

Tax-refund---Adidas-Shoes2 For the Active One Budget for a full year of monthly dues at Equinox Fitness Club and a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost Running Shoes from the NY Running Company. And commit to a better you by the time April rolls around again.

Tax refund - Bose System For the Homebody Splurge on Bose’s Lifestyle SoundTouch 525 entertainment system. It offers surround sound for the big game or for a spontaneous Spotify-playlisted party — because we’re all about that bass for every corner of the room.]]>
<![CDATA[Fun Fitness: Shop Your Way to 10,000 Steps]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/10K-steps-lede-shot-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/fun-fitness-shop-your-way-to-10000-steps/ 2016-04-13T19:52:32+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25996 Have you ever paced back and forth in your apartment just to reach your recommended 10,000 steps for the day? So unnecessary (and boring) when you can tick off the distance by shopping and trendwatching instead.  Here's how to get in your 10,000 daily steps and shop your way to health and happiness. So strap on that Fitbit and head out.  From the entrance off Columbus Circle, go down one floor into Whole Foods Market. Walk up and down the aisles for more than 550 steps. Window-shop on the first floor from Coach on one end to Thomas Pink on the other for another 300. On the second floor, do a figure eight from the doors of Lucky Brand to Diesel: 600 steps. Add another 250 by power walking from AIX Armani Exchange to Montmartre on the third floor. Congratulations! You've just logged 1,700 steps in no time, all without having to contend with the weather. You can take that loop six times to reach your final goal. Or better yet -- and certainly more fun -- make up the difference by browsing and shopping. J.Crew, H&M and Hugo Boss cover two floors each, perfect for a tempting walkabout. And give yourself extra points for stepping -- not riding -- up and down the escalators. If you're feeling super ambitious, sign up for a Precision Running class at Equinox Fitness Club and take it to the treadmill. Or drop your bags at the lockers at New York Running Company and head out towards Central Park with trainer Will Noonan. On Tuesday mornings he takes groups out for about six miles north of The Shops. "By 8:15 we've got our 10,000 steps already," he says. "Anything on top of that is gravy." Photo Credits: Header © Pojoslaw/iStockphoto; Content © Halfpoint/iStockphoto]]> Have you ever paced back and forth in your apartment just to reach your recommended 10,000 steps for the day? So unnecessary (and boring) when you can tick off the distance by shopping and trendwatching instead.  Here's how to get in your 10,000 daily steps and shop your way to health and happiness. So strap on that Fitbit and head out.  From the entrance off Columbus Circle, go down one floor into Whole Foods Market. Walk up and down the aisles for more than 550 steps. Window-shop on the first floor from Coach on one end to Thomas Pink on the other for another 300. On the second floor, do a figure eight from the doors of Lucky Brand to Diesel: 600 steps. Add another 250 by power walking from AIX Armani Exchange to Montmartre on the third floor. Congratulations! You've just logged 1,700 steps in no time, all without having to contend with the weather. You can take that loop six times to reach your final goal. Or better yet -- and certainly more fun -- make up the difference by browsing and shopping. J.Crew, H&M and Hugo Boss cover two floors each, perfect for a tempting walkabout. And give yourself extra points for stepping -- not riding -- up and down the escalators. If you're feeling super ambitious, sign up for a Precision Running class at Equinox Fitness Club and take it to the treadmill. Or drop your bags at the lockers at New York Running Company and head out towards Central Park with trainer Will Noonan. On Tuesday mornings he takes groups out for about six miles north of The Shops. "By 8:15 we've got our 10,000 steps already," he says. "Anything on top of that is gravy." Photo Credits: Header © Pojoslaw/iStockphoto; Content © Halfpoint/iStockphoto]]> <![CDATA[Shopping Shortcuts: Where to find Pantone’s two new colors]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Pantone-lede-shot-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/shopping-shortcuts-where-to-find-pantones-two-new-colors/ 2016-04-04T13:41:17+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25203 For sure, pastel pink and baby blue are having a moment. Well--rose quartz and serenity for those versed in Pantone. That’s right, this year’s color of the year is actually a two-fer. The good news for us New York-minute New Yorkers? Soft shades help us feel calm and collected (yes, please!) From color-drenched Cole Haan footwear to make-a-statement Satya jewelry, here’s where to find these colors-of-the-moment at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Get ready to get your composure on, ladies.]]> For sure, pastel pink and baby blue are having a moment. Well--rose quartz and serenity for those versed in Pantone. That’s right, this year’s color of the year is actually a two-fer. The good news for us New York-minute New Yorkers? Soft shades help us feel calm and collected (yes, please!) From color-drenched Cole Haan footwear to make-a-statement Satya jewelry, here’s where to find these colors-of-the-moment at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Get ready to get your composure on, ladies.]]> <![CDATA[Michelin Star Power: Masa and the Carefully Crafted Art of Sushi]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Masa-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/michelin-star-power-masa-and-the-carefully-crafted-art-of-sushi/ 2016-04-04T01:06:13+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25170
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Chef Masa

Every sushi lover worth their sea salt knows that Masa has three Michelin stars (one of only six three-starred restaurants in all of New York City, ahem). But did you know it’s the only three-starred sushi restaurant in the entire country.

How has Japanese luminary Masayoshi Takayama maintained those stars for the past seven years? And, let’s get right to it, at a fixed price of $595 including tip, what makes the cost worth it?

First, Chef Masa spares no expense to fly in the fish straight from Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji market, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. This is melt-on-your-taste-buds seafood, plucked from the ocean and airlifted to your plate in a matter of hours. Literally, the best in the world today, gone tomorrow.

Second, it’s simply about the food. According to Michelin spokesperson Tony Fouladpour, “it’s not about how fancy the silverware or the napkin is… it’s about the food on the plate; and if it’s great, it receives a star.”  Masa has three stars.  Three.

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Chef Masa

Every sushi lover worth their sea salt knows that Masa has three Michelin stars (one of only six three-starred restaurants in all of New York City, ahem). But did you know it’s the only three-starred sushi restaurant in the entire country.

How has Japanese luminary Masayoshi Takayama maintained those stars for the past seven years? And, let’s get right to it, at a fixed price of $595 including tip, what makes the cost worth it?

First, Chef Masa spares no expense to fly in the fish straight from Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji market, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. This is melt-on-your-taste-buds seafood, plucked from the ocean and airlifted to your plate in a matter of hours. Literally, the best in the world today, gone tomorrow.

Second, it’s simply about the food. According to Michelin spokesperson Tony Fouladpour, “it’s not about how fancy the silverware or the napkin is… it’s about the food on the plate; and if it’s great, it receives a star.”  Masa has three stars.  Three.

]]> <![CDATA[Adam & Eve: The Irresistible Touch of Temptation]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/2014JG19.662-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/adam-eve-the-irresistible-touch-of-temptation/ 2016-04-04T00:57:21+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25160 We humans are a funny lot.  We all have our rituals to conjure up some luck, and many of us are willing to travel to do so.

In Ireland you kiss the Blarney Stone.  At the Vatican you touch St. Peter’s statue. When visiting Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia wishing column is a must.  But what about New York? Here, it’s all about Adam and Eve, located on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle and irresistible to touch (come on, admit it, New Yorkers do this to, maybe more than the visitors…just watch). 

Adam & Eve

The 12-foot-tall sculptures of Adam and Eve are the work of Colombian artist Fernando Botero, famous worldwide for his corpulent figures. When they built and decorated this amazing collection of restaurants, shops and entertainment, they may not have known they were also creating a tourist attraction. But they did.

Just ask some of the 16 million people that traverse The Shops at Columbus Circle every year.  There are many who can’t seem to walk by the larger-than-life statues, towering naked in the lobby, without a pat, a feel, a grab or a touch.

Proof that there are more high-value packages in this fashionable destination than just those that come from the stores and boutiques, the duo’s private parts have been so heavily pawed that the bronze patina has turned to gold. Don’t you just love public art?  

The New York Times got it right when it said people touch them “because it’s funny. Because it’s just the right combination of naughty and not-too-naughty.”

Art, after all, is created to be experienced and evoke emotion. Why not do it “first hand” at The Shops at Columbus Circle?  Just Purell afterwards.

F8P6PW Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, NYC. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.© Patti McConville/Alamy Stock Photo.

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We humans are a funny lot.  We all have our rituals to conjure up some luck, and many of us are willing to travel to do so.

In Ireland you kiss the Blarney Stone.  At the Vatican you touch St. Peter’s statue. When visiting Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia wishing column is a must.  But what about New York? Here, it’s all about Adam and Eve, located on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle and irresistible to touch (come on, admit it, New Yorkers do this to, maybe more than the visitors…just watch). 

Adam & Eve

The 12-foot-tall sculptures of Adam and Eve are the work of Colombian artist Fernando Botero, famous worldwide for his corpulent figures. When they built and decorated this amazing collection of restaurants, shops and entertainment, they may not have known they were also creating a tourist attraction. But they did.

Just ask some of the 16 million people that traverse The Shops at Columbus Circle every year.  There are many who can’t seem to walk by the larger-than-life statues, towering naked in the lobby, without a pat, a feel, a grab or a touch.

Proof that there are more high-value packages in this fashionable destination than just those that come from the stores and boutiques, the duo’s private parts have been so heavily pawed that the bronze patina has turned to gold. Don’t you just love public art?  

The New York Times got it right when it said people touch them “because it’s funny. Because it’s just the right combination of naughty and not-too-naughty.”

Art, after all, is created to be experienced and evoke emotion. Why not do it “first hand” at The Shops at Columbus Circle?  Just Purell afterwards.

F8P6PW Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, NYC. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.© Patti McConville/Alamy Stock Photo.

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<![CDATA[Flower Power: Discover Central Park in Spring]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Central-Park-Whole-Foods-picnic-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/flower-power-discover-central-park-in-spring/ 2016-04-04T00:49:54+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=25148 <![CDATA[Easter decadence: Dining at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/MarshmallowEggs_cDEBORAHJONES-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/easter-decadence-dining-at-the-shops-at-columbus-circle/ 2016-03-31T20:04:24+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24794 <![CDATA[Fashion Color Report: Spring 2016]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/fashion-colour-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2016/ 2016-03-31T19:48:01+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24791 FACE Stockholm beauty experts Danielle Damico and Lauren Noonan for tips on how to perfect the chic, toned-down look. PREP Give yourself a freshly-exfoliated, moisturized canvas upon which to work your mani magic using L'OCCITANE's super-luxurious Shea butter products – their Hand Scrub (above left, top), Hand Cream (above left, middle) and Nail &amp; Cuticle Nourishing Oil (above left, bottom) are so luxurious, they'll become a part of your daily routine.]]> FACE Stockholm beauty experts Danielle Damico and Lauren Noonan for tips on how to perfect the chic, toned-down look. PREP Give yourself a freshly-exfoliated, moisturized canvas upon which to work your mani magic using L'OCCITANE's super-luxurious Shea butter products – their Hand Scrub (above left, top), Hand Cream (above left, middle) and Nail &amp; Cuticle Nourishing Oil (above left, bottom) are so luxurious, they'll become a part of your daily routine.]]> <![CDATA[Will you be our Valentine?]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/valentines-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/will-you-be-our-valentine/ 2016-03-31T19:43:27+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24788 Wining and dining with a view. Parkview_Lounge_Valentines_Day_342x198 Fall in love with Parkview Lounge this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy gorgeous view of Central Park with a champagne package, perfect for couples who love bubbles. At Bouchon Bakery, you and your special someone can enjoy a Valentine’s Day 3-course prix fixe menu with a wonderful view of Columbus Circle. Or pick up Conversation Heart Shortbread cookies, Chocolate Ganache-filled Heart Cookies, and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at the Bakery to  enjoy at home. Romance and roses. At The Shops at Columbus Circle, you can elevate the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts from mere chocolate, candy and roses. Your beloved deserves the best, so pick up La Maison du Chocolat’s limited POP gift box collection. It’s four chocolate creations full of pleasure and flavors to make the day unforgettable. blogsugar Choose candy for your sweetie at Sugarfina and build your own “XOXO” gift box, available in 2 piece, 4 piece and 8 piece sets. Select from an array of favorite sweet treats including Champagne Bears, Sugar Lips and Scotch Malt Cordials. Don’t forget an armful of amazing blooms from Whole Foods Market. The Whole Trade seal guarantees the floral products are grown according to strict criteria for ethical trade, earth-friendly farming and the highest quality. Flowers say so much, so show your loved one you love the earth as much as them. Bring sexy back at bebe bebe2 All You Need Is Love … and a new bebe outfit! Shop the Valentine’s Day collection at bebe and find your perfect date night look. Enchanting scents. dipimage Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with diptyque’s Olympia Le-Tan Valentine’s Day collection. Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 4.29.11 PM And, for a truly personal gift, customize a cologne or candle with beautifully engraved initials at Jo Malone on Tuesday, February 9th. Present it with a flourish; say it with feeling. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> Wining and dining with a view. Parkview_Lounge_Valentines_Day_342x198 Fall in love with Parkview Lounge this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy gorgeous view of Central Park with a champagne package, perfect for couples who love bubbles. At Bouchon Bakery, you and your special someone can enjoy a Valentine’s Day 3-course prix fixe menu with a wonderful view of Columbus Circle. Or pick up Conversation Heart Shortbread cookies, Chocolate Ganache-filled Heart Cookies, and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at the Bakery to  enjoy at home. Romance and roses. At The Shops at Columbus Circle, you can elevate the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts from mere chocolate, candy and roses. Your beloved deserves the best, so pick up La Maison du Chocolat’s limited POP gift box collection. It’s four chocolate creations full of pleasure and flavors to make the day unforgettable. blogsugar Choose candy for your sweetie at Sugarfina and build your own “XOXO” gift box, available in 2 piece, 4 piece and 8 piece sets. Select from an array of favorite sweet treats including Champagne Bears, Sugar Lips and Scotch Malt Cordials. Don’t forget an armful of amazing blooms from Whole Foods Market. The Whole Trade seal guarantees the floral products are grown according to strict criteria for ethical trade, earth-friendly farming and the highest quality. Flowers say so much, so show your loved one you love the earth as much as them. Bring sexy back at bebe bebe2 All You Need Is Love … and a new bebe outfit! Shop the Valentine’s Day collection at bebe and find your perfect date night look. Enchanting scents. dipimage Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with diptyque’s Olympia Le-Tan Valentine’s Day collection. Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 4.29.11 PM And, for a truly personal gift, customize a cologne or candle with beautifully engraved initials at Jo Malone on Tuesday, February 9th. Present it with a flourish; say it with feeling. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> <![CDATA[New Year, New You]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/new-year-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/new-year-new-you/ 2016-03-31T19:36:06+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24784 2016 is here, so start the new year right by giving your health and beauty routine an overhaul. The Shops at Columbus Circle has everything you need to make this your best year yet! roseviola Infuse Some Aromatherapy Fill your home with soothing scents — it could help improve your mood and even help you sleep! Indulge in relaxing room sprays, scented ovals and diffusers to freshen up furniture fabrics, add a subtle fragrance to your closet or adorn your nightstand. At Jo Malone, they believe that any room or occasion can be transformed when it’s styled with scent. Stop in and explore the candles, linens and room sprays. Visit diptyque to stock up the limited-edition scent, Rosaviola. This very popular line is back, just in time for Valentine’s Day. bose Sweat it Out Start the new year on a fitness-focused foot. Check out these new Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones. They’re sweat-resistant and will stay put even during the most vigorous workout, so you can stay motivated! Next, sign up with Equinox Fitness Club – a membership gets you access to state-of-the-art equipment, personal trainers, fitness classes, a full-service spa and a kids’ club. And before you hit the gym, make sure you stock up on workout clothes, accessories and sneakers at New York Running Company. locc Refresh Your Beauty Regimen Winter weather does a number on your skin, so take inventory of what’s in your medicine cabinet. Swap your light summertime cleanser and moisturizer for more soothing versions from L’OCCITANE, and make sure your hair care routine follows suit – Aveda carries a bevy of shampoos, conditioners and masks to combat the drying effects of the season’s weather and indoor heating systems. The new year is also a good time to check the expiration dates for all your makeup and lotions. Find wonderful replacements at Sephora — from peels and cleansers to a fresh makeup sets and brushes. Face Stockholm has a glorious selection of Winter Face Savers — vitamin sticks, healing lotions, seaweed eye cream and so much more. Craving some out-of-season fruits and herbs? Explore the Botanical Body Care line at Crabtree & Evelyn —  moisturize and refresh with Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed, revitalize and refresh with Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage, or hydrate with Avocado, Olive & Basil. pots Craft Home-Cooked Goodness Not every meal needs to be a gourmet affair, but cooking at home has numerous health (and financial) benefits – grab a classic cookware item that’ll last you years, like a Le Creuset saute pan, from Williams-Sonoma and stock up on organic ingredients and gourmet olive oils and seasonings from Whole Foods. Don’t forget to drink to your health. Stock up on healthy juices that contain essential vitamins and minerals, especially during the cold winter months when you’re cooped up inside and your immune system is at risk. Swing by The Juice Bar Equinox for fresh-made cold-pressed juices, cleanses and healthy eats. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> 2016 is here, so start the new year right by giving your health and beauty routine an overhaul. The Shops at Columbus Circle has everything you need to make this your best year yet! roseviola Infuse Some Aromatherapy Fill your home with soothing scents — it could help improve your mood and even help you sleep! Indulge in relaxing room sprays, scented ovals and diffusers to freshen up furniture fabrics, add a subtle fragrance to your closet or adorn your nightstand. At Jo Malone, they believe that any room or occasion can be transformed when it’s styled with scent. Stop in and explore the candles, linens and room sprays. Visit diptyque to stock up the limited-edition scent, Rosaviola. This very popular line is back, just in time for Valentine’s Day. bose Sweat it Out Start the new year on a fitness-focused foot. Check out these new Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones. They’re sweat-resistant and will stay put even during the most vigorous workout, so you can stay motivated! Next, sign up with Equinox Fitness Club – a membership gets you access to state-of-the-art equipment, personal trainers, fitness classes, a full-service spa and a kids’ club. And before you hit the gym, make sure you stock up on workout clothes, accessories and sneakers at New York Running Company. locc Refresh Your Beauty Regimen Winter weather does a number on your skin, so take inventory of what’s in your medicine cabinet. Swap your light summertime cleanser and moisturizer for more soothing versions from L’OCCITANE, and make sure your hair care routine follows suit – Aveda carries a bevy of shampoos, conditioners and masks to combat the drying effects of the season’s weather and indoor heating systems. The new year is also a good time to check the expiration dates for all your makeup and lotions. Find wonderful replacements at Sephora — from peels and cleansers to a fresh makeup sets and brushes. Face Stockholm has a glorious selection of Winter Face Savers — vitamin sticks, healing lotions, seaweed eye cream and so much more. Craving some out-of-season fruits and herbs? Explore the Botanical Body Care line at Crabtree & Evelyn —  moisturize and refresh with Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed, revitalize and refresh with Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage, or hydrate with Avocado, Olive & Basil. pots Craft Home-Cooked Goodness Not every meal needs to be a gourmet affair, but cooking at home has numerous health (and financial) benefits – grab a classic cookware item that’ll last you years, like a Le Creuset saute pan, from Williams-Sonoma and stock up on organic ingredients and gourmet olive oils and seasonings from Whole Foods. Don’t forget to drink to your health. Stock up on healthy juices that contain essential vitamins and minerals, especially during the cold winter months when you’re cooped up inside and your immune system is at risk. Swing by The Juice Bar Equinox for fresh-made cold-pressed juices, cleanses and healthy eats. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> <![CDATA[Sparkle on New Year’s Eve]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/new-years-eve-sparkle-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/sparkle-on-new-years-eve/ 2016-03-31T19:20:00+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24781 New Year's Eve Sparkle If there’s ever a time to really shine, it’s New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re adding a sparkling statement piece from Links of London to the perfect little black dress or going all out with a sheath of shimmer, you can find it all at The Shops at Columbus Circle.   Sephora adds the glitter to your glam. Sephora is full of sparkle, from eye shadows to nail polishes. And it’s the perfect time to toss your old cleansers, moisturisers and make up and buy fresh for the New Year. We love this glittering brush set—it’s sure to look fab on your vanity. You’ll find Sephora on the 2nd  floor.   Shimmer from head to toe at J. Crew. When you’re looking for shoes made for dancing, then The Shops at Columbus Circle is the only place to go. From chic to shiny, you can find the season’s best at J. Crew on the 2nd floor.   Shine like a diamond with a Coach clutch. For a sensational sparkle, check out this collection at Coach (on the ground floor). A  fun metallic leather finish make these versatile pieces an integral part of any 2016 ensemble. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> New Year's Eve Sparkle If there’s ever a time to really shine, it’s New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re adding a sparkling statement piece from Links of London to the perfect little black dress or going all out with a sheath of shimmer, you can find it all at The Shops at Columbus Circle.   Sephora adds the glitter to your glam. Sephora is full of sparkle, from eye shadows to nail polishes. And it’s the perfect time to toss your old cleansers, moisturisers and make up and buy fresh for the New Year. We love this glittering brush set—it’s sure to look fab on your vanity. You’ll find Sephora on the 2nd  floor.   Shimmer from head to toe at J. Crew. When you’re looking for shoes made for dancing, then The Shops at Columbus Circle is the only place to go. From chic to shiny, you can find the season’s best at J. Crew on the 2nd floor.   Shine like a diamond with a Coach clutch. For a sensational sparkle, check out this collection at Coach (on the ground floor). A  fun metallic leather finish make these versatile pieces an integral part of any 2016 ensemble. We look forward to seeing you at The Shops at Columbus Circle!]]> <![CDATA[What’s Hot for Him This Holiday?]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/whats-hot-for-him-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/whats-hot-for-him-this-holiday/ 2016-03-31T19:13:04+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24778 <![CDATA[Gifts for Her]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/gifts-for-her-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/gifts-for-her/ 2016-03-31T19:04:14+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24773 <![CDATA[Shop the best at goop MRKT]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/goop-mrkt-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/shop-the-best-at-goop-mrkt/ 2016-03-31T18:47:23+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24763 We’re excited that goop MRKT is open. The store was designed in collaboration with celebrated and award-winning design firm Roman and Williams. Shop before December 24th to experience its curated home, beauty and fashion favorites—and find the perfect holiday gift or two.]]> We’re excited that goop MRKT is open. The store was designed in collaboration with celebrated and award-winning design firm Roman and Williams. Shop before December 24th to experience its curated home, beauty and fashion favorites—and find the perfect holiday gift or two.]]> <![CDATA[Join us for the Thanksgiving season]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/thanksgiving-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/join-us-for-the-thanksgiving-season/ 2016-03-31T18:42:22+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24761 <![CDATA[How to Shop the Balmain x H&M Collection]]> http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/content/uploads/2016/03/balmain-hm-392x356.jpg http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/how-to-shop-the-balmain-x-hm-collection/ 2016-03-31T18:21:48+00:00 http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/?p=24730 H&M’s new designer collaboration with luxury Parisian fashion house Balmain is coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle! We’re honored to be one of only 250 stores in the U.S. with this exquisite collection, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips on crafting your game plan, come Thursday, November 5th, so you can leave with your dream items.]]> H&M’s new designer collaboration with luxury Parisian fashion house Balmain is coming to The Shops at Columbus Circle! We’re honored to be one of only 250 stores in the U.S. with this exquisite collection, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips on crafting your game plan, come Thursday, November 5th, so you can leave with your dream items.]]>