Monthly Archives: December 2017

Legasea Restaurant at Moxy NY: The Reinvention of the Fish

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Moxy Hotel in New York. While we were there we discovered the incredible Legasea, a restaurant found within the hotel. Run by TAO, an international hospitality firm, Legasea is a 185-seat seafood brasserie that serves up the most exquisite food and is overseen by Executive Chef Jason Hall. The menu is comprised of an incredible selection of local, sustainable seafood dishes, and is my new favorite destination. Legasea is something altogether new and offers a contemporary take on seafood. It’s fun, the often stuffy approach to great shellfish and more goes out the window and the creative team has put together modern, sharable versions of classics such as the 7th Ave Seafood Tower, the Clam Bake, large market-driven salads, and entrées such as Prime Rib and Crispy Chatham Cod and an updated fish and chips. Headed up...

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Blat Beirut: Heartened by Nostalgia and Decked with Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires

Multi award-winner Nada Ghazal has launched a new jewelry collection for Nada G™ ahead of the Christmas season heartened by nostalgia and decked with diamonds, rubies and sapphires called “Blat Beirut” ‘Blat Beirut’ which translates to English as ‘Tiles of Beirut’ is inspired by the gorgeous designs in tiles that grace period homes found in the city. Nada’s Designs are known to be inspired by real memories that have been ingrained in her and ‘Blat Beirut’ is no different. “During the winter days we were forced to stay inside. Where kids today look down to their tablets and play video games, we looked down to the ground and using the tiles across the floors to play hopscotch, we hopped on our tiptoes to get across the tiles.” said Nada Ghazal, Founder and Creative Director of Nada G™. “Those designs are forever engraved in my mind...

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Palaces de France: An Outstanding ‘A La Francaise’ Experience

France is the world’s favorite destination, renowned for its culture and gastronomy, but also for its excellence in terms of hospitality and art de vivre. Nothing expresses this better than the Palaces de France, which represent the quintessence of excellence ‘à la francaise’.  The 24 Palaces de France and their teams of professionals, the General Managers, the Chefs and the services, invite you to stay with them and live the excellence ‘à la francaise’ and hospitality experiences. Gathered by Atout France, the Tourism in France Development agency, for a momentous portrait by the photographer Rip Hopkins, illustrating the emblematic view of Paris, on the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe. This portrait represents the three key sections of these men and women within this universe who are the Ambassadors of the French art of receiving. The General Managers, in charge of the harmonious running of...

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Nada Ghazal: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Multi award-winner Nada Ghazal has added the coveted title of ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’ to her ever-growing list of awards. A gala dinner event was organized by BLC to announce the award at the Casino Du Liban, that was attended by invite-only affluent guests and was televised LIVE on LBCI earlier this month. “I’m truly honored and humbled by this experience. We worked really hard over the course of one year to attain this award, fully knowing that the competition was fierce, and like everything we commit to, we gave it our all” said Nada Ghazal, winner of ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’. Nada, who thanked the little girl in her who dreamed of owning a successful business, also thanked those who contributed to her winning the award including her family and the jury members from whom she gained invaluable advice. The Brilliant Lebanese...

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Moxy Times Square: A New Take on Boutique Hotels

Times have changed, as has the mindset of the modern traveler. Moxy Times Square sets a paradigm for a new boutique social hotel, proving that affordable rates don’t mean sacrificing style. Flexible co-working spaces and 612 bedrooms feature smart technology, free Wi-Fi, and clever design by Yabu Pushelberg. This is a vibrant, exciting place, fit for those looking for a modern take on luxury, Moxy brings a youthful soul to the middle of the iconic Times Square. Moxy Times Square elevates the micro hotel experience with a buzzing atmosphere and weekly cultural and fitness programming. Five dining venues by TAO Group include Magic Hour, the largest all-season indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop lounge in New York City—featuring an “urban amusement park” concept, nightly live DJs, and epic skyline views. The star of the show has to be Legasea, a 185-seat seafood brasserie overseen by Executive Chef Jason Hall, and offering up a sumptuous selection...

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