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As spring moves into summer, there’s another season you might need to be ready for: Gift Giving Season. This time of year, people are getting engaged or married, graduating from college, or possibly moving away from home for the first time — events which usher-in lots of opportunities for you to familiarize yourself with choosing a housewarming gift. In the event that no gift registry is available and you must come up with a gift idea on your own, here’s one that’s foolproof: Linens. Everyone loves linens because, while they are practical and useful, they are also seen as being fancy or for ‘special occasions,’ and are thus something that people hesitate to buy for themselves — in other words, Linens are the Perfect Gift. No matter what you are looking for in household linens, BumbleBee Linens has you covered. Continue reading Product Review: BumbleBee Linens for The Home and Gifts→
Bridesmaid dress-hunting can be lots of fun, especially when you have these incredible 2021 fall trends — according to the newly released fall bridesmaid dress collection of AW Bridal — to choose from.
Of course, you must first determine who will pay for the bridesmaid dresses. Even if someone else is paying for them, the bride should also have some say about what the bridesmaids wear, whether that’s specifying a specific color to match the wedding color scheme, or requesting a particular aesthetic to match the wedding themes, such as boho or glam. And you should unquestionably have the power to veto. Continue reading 2021 Fall Bridesmaid Dress Trends!→
The Spring 2018 exhibition from The Met’s Costume Institute, entitled Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, ended its five-month run on October 8th, and broke all kinds attendance records, surpassing even that of 2011’sAlexander McQueen exhibition. Over these past few months, I’ve enjoyed bringing you design posts featuring some of my favorite highlights from the exhibit, seen at both its Met Fifth Avenue and Met Cloisters locations. I still have many photos that have not been publicshed, so I may be bringing you #MetHeavenlyBodies designs well into 2019! You’re welcome! Continue reading Eye On Design: Wedding Ensemble By Thom Browne→
In NYC, event catering is a big deal business. Those in the position to hire caterers — from administrative assistants to event planners to television production crews — are always on the lookout for reliable, hassle-free sources of delicious foods that can appeal to a variety of dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) while coming in at a reasonable price. Having personally accumulated about 25 years of experience working as an office manager and administrative assistant, I know this much to be true: when it comes to event planning, no matter if it’s for 5, 50 or 500 people, the food is everything.
Recently, I was invited to join my friend Anne from the LuxeLifeNYC blog for a private tasting at Duran Sandwiches New York, located on Madison Avenue and 27th Street. Duran is a family owned business, originating in Vienna, Austria, and dating back about 50 years! Now, you can get their fine sandwiches in the States! This is cause to celebrate!
Duran New York is owned and operated by the completely charming and super friendly Tom Szebeni, a former line producer for European Reality TV who came to the states and missed the delicious, open-faced sandwiches he grew to love while living in his native Hungary. When Tom decided he was ready for a career change, his love of good food and talent for bespoke customer service led him to open Duran New York. Many of the sandwich recipes served at the Madison Avenue location are actually based on traditional Austrian and Hungarian recipes.
Roast Beef with Sweet Red Onion
We had a lovely time sitting with Tom and being entertained by his engaging stories while sampling a variety Duran’s most poplar sandwiches.
Image Above By Gail
Above is a photo I took of three of my favorites: Egg Salad, Lobster Salad (especially good with a squirt of fresh lemon juice), and thinly sliced Sirloin with Cranberry Marmalade and White Asparagus. Each one was excellent in its own way, and you can see and taste the quality!
We also tasted the Avocado Salad (above) and the Sundried Tomato Salad (below), made with both sundried and fresh tomatoes, pureed to a smooth and creamy consistency along with sweet imported dates – amazing and totally vegan-friendly!
I Got Yer Picnic Right Here
Sandwich toppings are served on the most complimentary bread variety, with a choice of White, Pumpernickel bread with sesame seeds, or Whole wheat with oat. All breads are baked exclusively by Tubito’s Brick Oven Bakery of Suffern, NY, and delivered fresh daily to the store.
Cucumber and Farmers Cheese, Perfect for Tea Time Duran Sandwiches Get The Party Started
The sandwiches are not only amazingly delicious, but — as you can see by these photos — each one looks like a work of art!
Not only should Admins and PAs be seriously considering Duran Sandwiches as a new option for corporate catering, but being able to choose from a seemingly endless variety of toppings also presents an ideal solution for passed hors d’oeuvres for home holiday entertaining — when you’d rather enjoy time with your guests than spend time in the kitchen. They’re also terrific to take as a picnic to nearby Madison Square Park!
Duran Sandwiches is located at 62 Madison Avenue at 27th Street in NYC. Call 212-576-1000 (tell them The Worley Gig sent you!) or visit them online at Duran Sandwiches Dot Com!