The autumn season has officially arrived, and with it come wonderful scents, beautiful fall foliage, and jaunts to the countryside for an afternoon of apple-picking. At the end of the day, of course, we’re expected to make apple pie from the bounty we’ve just harvested. But what if you don’t have time? What if you don’t like to bake? What if you wish you could bake an exceptional pie, but you have no idea how to do it? No worries. One of the many joys of modern life is that yummy treats are just a couple of clicks away. We’ve curated a list of the 10 best places to buy apple pie online via mail order now for the fall 2021 holidays, including pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh – and we’ve also got the inside scoop on the best ice cream by mail to put on top! See what we did there? Forks in the air, people. It’s pie time.
Looking for a stand-out luxury Christmas or holiday gift for someone whose favorite color is purple? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated our Christmas and holiday gift guide for 2021 with the best ideas for luxury gifts in every shade of the color purple for her, him and them.
One of life’s sweetest luxuries is a romantic outing with your beloved. So as we all reemerge from the Great Lockdown(s), what are the best places to go for a perfect romantic restaurant meal on date night in NYC right now? For a first date, we’ve previously reported on the best sushi places in New York. ‘Cause statistics show that the chances of a second date are exponentially higher if sushi is on the menu for your first date). However, if you and your paramour are well past the initial meeting, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the most romantic date night restaurants in NYC right now.
In a recent report on the most romantic locations in New York City, we shared a notable statistic: if you eat sushi on your first date, you increase your odds of a second date by 170%. Why is this? We can’t offer a definitive answer. Perhaps its because dining on sushi is an interactive experience. It’s Expensive. And beautifully plated. It’s also not particularly time-consuming, which reduces the pressure. Who can say for sure? We can, however, offer a definitive list of the best places to arrange a first date with the object of your desire in New York City if sushi is intended to be the lure. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best romantic Japanese restaurants for a first date in New York City (NYC) if you’re looking for a perfect place for sushi for two.
Even during the darkest days of the Great Lockdown, many restauranteurs in New York City were not just sitting around moping. Some pivoted to new business models. And others? Why, they opened new eateries. You have to give it up for anyone brave enough to start something new in the midst of a global pandemic. Extra points if the new venture actually turns out to be best-of-breed. So, what are the new restaurants in the NYC Class of 2021 at the top of our must visit list? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 8 new eateries you have to try the next time you visit New York City.