Monday, February 25, 2008

Free Hand-Rolled Cigars at Havana Alma De Cuba

Free Hand-Rolled Cigars at Havana Alma De Cuba

In honor of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27), Havana Alma De Cuba is offering their complimentary cigars, hand rolled on-site by Jose Martinez, a native of the Dominican Republic, who has been making cigars for the last thirty years. Stick around for mojitos (there are 10 flavors served by the glass or pitcher), and plates of ropa vieja de pato and sweet plantains.
Havana Alma de Cuba
94 Christopher Street, (212) 242-3800.

Friday, February 22, 2008


March 13, 2008 (6:45 or 8:45)

Crave Ceviche Bar 946 2nd ave (bet. 50th & 51st sts.)
The ceviche specialist invites you to help them break in their new space, which doubles their capacity for all you ceviche enthusiasts. Chef Todd Mitgang will be there to talk ceviche and serve up a special ceviche tasting menu, starting with a canapé, followed by a fish course, a meat course and of course, dessert. An additional wine pairing, starting with a glass of bubbly, will be available for those wanting to go the full Crave mile. Call Crave Ceviche Bar at 212-355-6565 and mention "Zagat Presents". (canapé and 3 courses is $55, additional wine tasting $35, tax and gratuity not included)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

iPod shuffle. Now just $49.

Big news for something small.

1GP iPod shuffle now just $49.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Blame It on Rio


Trip to Brazil for Carnaval a bit out of the budget?
Do the next best thing: head to SOB’s for two days of costumed sambaing, booty-shaking and percussing.
Its 25th annual Carnaval celebration will feature live music and performances from Dendé & the Hãhãhães and Matraca & the Batucada Beat Dancers on Saturday, and D.J.s spinning baile funk on Sunday. There’ll also be Brazilian food, and all the caipiroska you can get away with.
The $25 cover charge is good for both nights; the tropical feeling should last all week.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

latin lovers in Paris


latin lovers.

best place for spanish lessons? a special evening at bistro latin. to start, watch the sally potter film "the tango lesson" for inspiration. add one part candlelit dinner. finally, mix in those dance moves you practiced. it certainly won't be your last tango in paris.
20 rue temple. near berger, 4e.

Free download of "Women & Money" by Suze Orman

Today only, download a free copy of the Suze Orman "Women & Money" book from the Oprah website. Those familar with Orman know her as the self-help guru of getting out of debt and setting a path to financial freedom. Available 02/14/2008 only

Free download of "Women & Money" by Suze Orman

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Surprise Sandel

Imagine my surprise as I was shopping for my annual pilgrimage to Tulum, Mexico later this month to come upon this delicious surprise sandel, from Old Navy no less!!!

At $16.50 needless to say I am ordering all 5 colors. I don't know who is "guest revamping" in the design room at Old Navy but I can't get enough of their spring collection.

Pata Negra meet Islero

ISLERO A narrow space made welcoming with dark wood and marble tabletops is the setting for Spanish food interpreted by Jessica Floyd. It opens today: 247 East 50th Street, (212) 752-1414.

PATA NEGRA Rafael Mateo has carved out a niche of Spain with his East Village wine bar, which opens on Friday: 345 East 12th Street, (212) 228-1696.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Alicia Keys Takes Over Rayuela for a Couple of Afternoons


We knew everyone would catch on to what we reported eons ago, Rayuela is HOT!

"We have intel that songstress Alicia Keys is shooting a commercial at
Rayuela today and tomorrow.

Live Love Carnaval!

Carnaval is in full-swing early this year in Leblon! This quintessential Brazilian celebration is a great way to chase away the winter blues in the Northern Hemisphere. Just don a mask, call some friends, put on some music and enjoy some Caipirinhas. We have some creative Carnaval Recipes for you to try, as well as some great Carnaval Parties going on across the map. Want to really wow your guests? Order a Leblon Carnaval-in-a-Box, complete with masks, bonfim bracelets, beach necklaces, music, glowsticks, beads, muddlers, and a pitcher - all in a cool suitcase box to carry to the party. Just add Leblon!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

rosewood mayakoba opens in mexico

Source: juli

avoid your usual spring jaunt to cannes and turn your radar in a different direction. consider the tranquil new rosewood mayakobá resort on the riviera maya.

this muy luxe hotel sits on a mile-long arc of white caribbean sands in the middle of an eco jungle enclave, freshwater lagoons and canals. does it get any better? you bet. expect private patios and fab fittings. local limestone and wood materials are used to bring the modern resort in harmony with its natural surrounding habitat. if you're tired of snorkeling, explore the beautiful ruins dotted all over the local yucatán. how 'bout a lomi lomi nui massage at the sense spa, opening this month? and when night falls, head to the resorts' agave azul raw bar for a taste from its massive tequila library.

feeling guilty? just admit it, you're having too much fun.

rosewood mayakobá
ctra. federal cancún-playa del carmen km. 298
playa del carmen, solidaridad
quitana roo, cp 77710

It’s Sabado Gigante at Pamplona!

It’s Sabado Gigante at Pamplona! $50 gets you three tapas and one perfect pitcher of sangria at the bar.


37 East 28th Street (near Madison Avenue),

(212) 213-2328

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Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Source: Suzanne's Files

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fabulously located boutique hotel right on Ipanema Beach. It’s the newly opened younger sister of the uber-chic Fasano Sao Paulo, and is already a favorite with hip Rio locals. Philippe Starck designed the 88 rooms, and filled them with eye-catching furniture from the renowned Brazilian modernist designers Sergio Rodrigues and Oscar Niemeyer. Check into the penthouse for a swimming pool with views of the Atlantic. Come evening, don’t miss the scene in the buzzy Londra bar, and then settle into the hotel’s restaurant to dine on succulent seafood. Room rates from $485.
55 21 3202 4000