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Singles Event Pick: Glitz & Glam

July 28th, 2009 — 9:24pm

This Thursday, Project Runway’s Zulema Griffin is teaming up with Upper East Side hotspot Haven to host Glitz & Glam, a benefit for SMART — Sisterhood Mobilized for HIV/AIDS Research & Treatment.

Glitz & Glam kicks off at 7pm and will feature cocktails sponsored by Prairie Organic Vodka as well as a surprise show and performance. Proceeds will benefit SMART’s efforts to provide life-sustaining treatment education programming for youth and women affected by or living with HIV/AIDS.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here for more information or visit the event’s Facebook page.

1 comment » | AIDS Research and Treatment, charitable events, Facebook, Project Runway, singles events

Singles Event Pick: Glitz & Glam

July 28th, 2009 — 4:24pm

This Thursday, Project Runway’s Zulema Griffin is teaming up with Upper East Side hotspot Haven to host Glitz & Glam, a benefit for SMART — Sisterhood Mobilized for HIV/AIDS Research & Treatment.

Glitz & Glam kicks off at 7pm and will feature cocktails sponsored by Prairie Organic Vodka as well as a surprise show and performance. Proceeds will benefit SMART’s efforts to provide life-sustaining treatment education programming for youth and women affected by or living with HIV/AIDS.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here for more information or visit the event’s Facebook page.

1 comment » | AIDS Research and Treatment, charitable events, Facebook, Project Runway, singles events

SGITC Happy Hour

June 30th, 2009 — 12:58am

Last Tuesday, a dozen friends joined me at Haven, a luxe lounge on NYC’s Upper East Side, to celebrate one year of Single Gal In The City.

SGITC Happy Hour: Celebrating with (from left) galpals Marisa, Andrea and Louise

While enjoying Haven’s drink specials — including pitchers of grape cosmos for $13 — I filled everyone in about upcoming SGITC developments (singles survey, t-shirt contest…stay tuned!) and caught up on news of both the personal and professional variety.

Tim, producer of The Set, filled me in about the monthly variety show’s upcoming move to a new downtown location, Le Poisson Rouge. Actor and cable TV show host Chance made a brief appearance before jetting off to film a segment for an upcoming episode, floating the possibility of me appearing as a guest sometime.

Old flames were the hot topic with work galpals Katie and Marisa. We talked about the need to revisit former boyfriends that tends to precede letting go for good and the unnerving ease with which exes use the likes of Facebook and text messaging to keep in touch.

Also on the conversational menu, upcoming travels. Longtime pal Sara invited me and our mutual friend Leila to spend Labor Day weekend at her parents’ home in New Hampshire. Sign me up.

As the evening drew to a close, I found myself thinking for the umpteenth time how milestones mean so much when you have great girlfriends to celebrate them with.

Here’s to many more years of female bonding with my fabulous friends — and to many more years of SGITC!

1 comment » | Facebook, female bonding, happy hour, Haven NYC, old flames, Single Gal In The City, text messaging, Upper East Side

SGITC Happy Hour

June 29th, 2009 — 7:58pm

Last Tuesday, a dozen friends joined me at Haven, a luxe lounge on NYC’s Upper East Side, to celebrate one year of Single Gal In The City.

SGITC Happy Hour: Celebrating with (from left) galpals Marisa, Andrea and Louise

While enjoying Haven’s drink specials — including pitchers of grape cosmos for $13 — I filled everyone in about upcoming SGITC developments (singles survey, t-shirt contest…stay tuned!) and caught up on news of both the personal and professional variety.

Tim, producer of The Set, filled me in about the monthly variety show’s upcoming move to a new downtown location, Le Poisson Rouge. Actor and cable TV show host Chance made a brief appearance before jetting off to film a segment for an upcoming episode, floating the possibility of me appearing as a guest sometime.

Old flames were the hot topic with work galpals Katie and Marisa. We talked about the need to revisit former boyfriends that tends to precede letting go for good and the unnerving ease with which exes use the likes of Facebook and text messaging to keep in touch.

Also on the conversational menu, upcoming travels. Longtime pal Sara invited me and our mutual friend Leila to spend Labor Day weekend at her parents’ home in New Hampshire. Sign me up.

As the evening drew to a close, I found myself thinking for the umpteenth time how milestones mean so much when you have great girlfriends to celebrate them with.

Here’s to many more years of female bonding with my fabulous friends — and to many more years of SGITC!

1 comment » | Facebook, female bonding, happy hour, Haven NYC, old flames, Single Gal In The City, text messaging, Upper East Side

Singles Event Pick: South Street Seaport Party

June 27th, 2009 — 2:14pm


One of the best places to enjoy a night out in NYC is on the water. Tonight, that’s what Gemini & Scorpio is offering with “Hobos & Mermaids on The High Seas” at the South Street Seaport.

The themed sunset dance party will take place aboard New York’s only tall ship, Clipper City. Says the invite on Facebook–

“We’ll bring the party on board with DJ Jon Margulies, originator of hobo-tech: depression era techno-contemporary music that nods to a forgotten America, celebrating half-smoked cigars and steaming cauldrons of stew.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the dock. The boat leaves from Pier 17. Only 125 tickets will be sold first come, first served. For more information, click here.

1 comment » | Clipper City, dance parties, Facebook, singles events, South Street Seaport

Singles Event Pick: South Street Seaport Party

June 27th, 2009 — 9:14am


One of the best places to enjoy a night out in NYC is on the water. Tonight, that’s what Gemini & Scorpio is offering with “Hobos & Mermaids on The High Seas” at the South Street Seaport.

The themed sunset dance party will take place aboard New York’s only tall ship, Clipper City. Says the invite on Facebook–

“We’ll bring the party on board with DJ Jon Margulies, originator of hobo-tech: depression era techno-contemporary music that nods to a forgotten America, celebrating half-smoked cigars and steaming cauldrons of stew.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the dock. The boat leaves from Pier 17. Only 125 tickets will be sold first come, first served. For more information, click here.

1 comment » | Clipper City, dance parties, Facebook, singles events, South Street Seaport

Live Music Pick: J. Cabrera

May 12th, 2009 — 11:30pm
Discovering fabulous new artists is one of the best parts of living in the Big Apple. One of my current favorites, singer/songwriter J. Cabrera, is performing tomorrow at Broadway Baby, a lounge and bistro in Midtown West.

J. Cabrera performing at The Set

I had the pleasure of hearing Cabrera not too long ago when he took the stage at The Set, Time Out New York’s free monthly performing arts showcase.

The nattily dressed singer knows how to deliver soulful R&B with a hint of Justin Timberlake. Ever the charmer, he says he got his start “singing in kindergarten to the pretty 5 year olds” in his class.

You can find out more about Cabrera on his MySpace page. “Imagine That” is a catchy tune worth downloading.

He’ll be performing at 8pm on Wednesday at Broadway Baby. For more info, visit the show’s Facebook Events page.

Comment » | Facebook, J Cabrera, Justin Timberlake, live music, MySpace, The Set, Time Out New York

Live Music Pick: J. Cabrera

May 12th, 2009 — 6:30pm
Discovering fabulous new artists is one of the best parts of living in the Big Apple. One of my current favorites, singer/songwriter J. Cabrera, is performing tomorrow at Broadway Baby, a lounge and bistro in Midtown West.

J. Cabrera performing at The Set

I had the pleasure of hearing Cabrera not too long ago when he took the stage at The Set, Time Out New York’s free monthly performing arts showcase.

The nattily dressed singer knows how to deliver soulful R&B with a hint of Justin Timberlake. Ever the charmer, he says he got his start “singing in kindergarten to the pretty 5 year olds” in his class.

You can find out more about Cabrera on his MySpace page. “Imagine That” is a catchy tune worth downloading.

He’ll be performing at 8pm on Wednesday at Broadway Baby. For more info, visit the show’s Facebook Events page.

Comment » | Facebook, J Cabrera, Justin Timberlake, live music, MySpace, The Set, Time Out New York

When Colleagues Fall In Love

April 21st, 2009 — 9:15pm

Are they or aren’t they? That’s what everyone at Quinn & Company had long wondered about my colleagues Greg and Danielle – until they announced their engagement yesterday.

The big news was greeted with great excitement and more than a little awe when the happy couple revealed they’ve been an item for nearly three years.

“We didn’t want to tell everyone until it was forever,” Danielle told me with a smile, “And now it is.”

From Colleagues To Couplehood: Greg and Danielle found love at Quinn & Co.

Keeping an office romance secret at Q&C is no easy feat. We’re a very tight-knit bunch of only 30+ people.

“I feel like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders,” Greg said, admitting how hard it’s been to hide his happiness from curious co-workers.

Danielle, meanwhile, had a difficult time remembering to take down all the pictures of them at home whenever hosting one of her legendary parties (always well-attended by Quinnlings).

I can only imagine, then, the delight both Greg and Danielle felt when they each updated their Facebook status to engaged, and she posted the very first photo album of them on the site.

The proposal itself was something for the storybooks. Greg surprised Danielle with dinner at her favorite restaurant, followed by jazz at NYC’s classic Carlyle Hotel. When he took her up to their room, a bevy of candles and rose petals set the scene for the bended knee moment.

Greg and Danielle did a heroic job of being circumspect at the office – but chemistry like theirs isn’t easily hidden.

After yesterday’s big reveal, everyone acknowledged that it was like finally getting the missing piece of a puzzle. Suddenly, I understood why Danielle always seems to smile a little wider in Greg’s presence. And why he wasn’t remotely interested when I tried to fix him up once with my cousin.

Greg and Danielle are truly a perfect match. Both smart, outgoing and passionate about life and work, they bring out the best in each other. Isn’t that what love’s all about?

1 comment » | Carlyle Hotel, Facebook, how to propose, office romances, Quinn and Company

When Colleagues Fall In Love

April 21st, 2009 — 4:15pm

Are they or aren’t they? That’s what everyone at Quinn & Company had long wondered about my colleagues Greg and Danielle – until they announced their engagement yesterday.

The big news was greeted with great excitement and more than a little awe when the happy couple revealed they’ve been an item for nearly three years.

“We didn’t want to tell everyone until it was forever,” Danielle told me with a smile, “And now it is.”

From Colleagues To Couplehood: Greg and Danielle found love at Quinn & Co.

Keeping an office romance secret at Q&C is no easy feat. We’re a very tight-knit bunch of only 30+ people.

“I feel like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders,” Greg said, admitting how hard it’s been to hide his happiness from curious co-workers.

Danielle, meanwhile, had a difficult time remembering to take down all the pictures of them at home whenever hosting one of her legendary parties (always well-attended by Quinnlings).

I can only imagine, then, the delight both Greg and Danielle felt when they each updated their Facebook status to engaged, and she posted the very first photo album of them on the site.

The proposal itself was something for the storybooks. Greg surprised Danielle with dinner at her favorite restaurant, followed by jazz at NYC’s classic Carlyle Hotel. When he took her up to their room, a bevy of candles and rose petals set the scene for the bended knee moment.

Greg and Danielle did a heroic job of being circumspect at the office – but chemistry like theirs isn’t easily hidden.

After yesterday’s big reveal, everyone acknowledged that it was like finally getting the missing piece of a puzzle. Suddenly, I understood why Danielle always seems to smile a little wider in Greg’s presence. And why he wasn’t remotely interested when I tried to fix him up once with my cousin.

Greg and Danielle are truly a perfect match. Both smart, outgoing and passionate about life and work, they bring out the best in each other. Isn’t that what love’s all about?

1 comment » | Carlyle Hotel, Facebook, how to propose, office romances, Quinn and Company

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