The concept of tea time is an excellent one, if you ask us. Especially if you’re visiting a new city or hosting visitors yourself. You’re on the go all day and right about 4:00P you just want to sit, rest, chat, rehydrate and refuel. So why not do it in a gracious setting, with pretty little bites to eat and lots of fragrant beverage options served in china cups? If this is your idea of a good time, and you find yourself in New York City and in search of a place to have tea, read on. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of the 7 best most luxurious places for afternoon high tea service in New York City, including spots in Brooklyn, the Plaza Hotel, the Carlyle and more.
When we go to a museum, what are we hoping to experience? Awe? Escape? A jolt of energy? Or perhaps a sense of deeper understanding. A feeling of connection with the past. Maybe even a glimpse of the future. At a recent visit to the Met, we made a spontaneous detour to see an exhibit that we normally would have passed by. And we felt all of these things. If you can, you should definitely see this one for yourself (and if not, we’re sharing photos): there’s epic beauty and human struggle on display at the vital Winslow Homer Crosscurrents exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum (aka the Met) in New York City.
Every edition of the Whitney Museum’s biannual survey of American art is a moment to pause and consider the state of the nation. So, where are we right now? Well, this is a hard time to be in America for many people. And the strains and complexities of what it means to be in this difficult national moment are on full display at this year’s Whitney Biennial. In an emotional and provocative exhibit of work by American artists, this year’s Biennial poses simple questions with complicated answers. And it reminds us that the American journey is one filled with both darkness and light. Here’s what to know, our review, and our favorite photos of the highlights and poignant patriotism on view at the stunning 2022 Whitney Biennial in New York City.
Thelma Hill is best summer dance festival to see artists of color, and now is the time to grab your tickets. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of everything you need to know about the inspirational Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) in New York.
After so many months of being forced to stay away from other people, it’s small wonder that one of the hottest restaurant concepts at the moment is communal dining. It feels positively dangerous, subversive and naughty – what’s not to like? It also work beautifully for families having a multi-generational meal. And for a first date if you really aren’t sure that you want a deep conversation with your potential paramour. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has more on why communal dining tables are the most popular luxury restaurant concept trend right now, and where to experience them at their best in NYC and Philadelphia.