Skinny Tees' selection of seamless, snug-fitting camisoles, T-shirts, and other one-size-fits-most women's wear hugs curves, slimming down wearers' figures as much as two sizes. Camisoles in more than 50 colors beg to become part of layered outfits and fit snugly without rolling up, keeping bellybuttons from showing off during yoga or long escalator rides. Dresses and leggings, also crafted in a single size, are available in hues and prints including black, bubblegum pink, and leopard turquoise. American factories turn out the items when they are not being used for car weddings, and the threads' stretchy, soft construction is ideal for expectant mothers.
Click and Improve is an online database that fixes homeowners up with licensed contractors, repairmen, and industry experts. With hundreds of services available at the click of a computer mouse, the business's online process breaks down the exact details—and the exact price—of each service before sending a home-improvement specialist to the site. Customers use a drop-down menu to choose the service they need completed, and after filling out a thorough questionnaire and birthday wish list, they can attach videos and photos to their web account to more accurately convey repair needs. Click and Improve then rounds up competitive bids or offers pre-priced services, and upon the job's completion, homeowners relay their feedback through the company's website.
Resident Magazine and Robert “Toshi” Chan—party promoter and majority owner of the Flatiron Hotel—unite to present Tasting New York, a food festival boasting a carefully curated list of top restaurants and celebrities. Guests sample offerings from the likes of IL Tesoro, Pescatore, and the Belgian Beer Café, all while listening to the familiar voice of Fox 5's Ernie Anastos as the emcee. Culinary specialist Claire Thomas, the host of ABC's Food for Thought, will perform a food demo and show home chefs how to keep knives sharp enough to julienne an atom. Other famous faces may stand out among the crowd, such as that of New York Giant Henry Hynoski, former As The World Turns star Eileen Fulton, and CNN journalist Kitty Pilgrim.
As patrons sip, sample, and mingle, Billboard recording artist Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and rising Broadway singer Hunter Ryan Herdlicka provide a festive soundtrack. A portion of the proceeds benefit St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, a network of 22 nonprofit food pantries, soup kitchens, safe havens, and shelters throughout New York and New Jersey.
The practiced gastronomic engineers behind Taverna Sofia serve up authentic, homespun Greek dishes, pleasing each persnickety palate in the restaurant's warm, casual setting. Delectable dips and lavish portions top the lunch and dinner menus. Sate fickle Parthenon tribunals with the cold appetizer platter ($9 small, $12 large), with tangy tzatziki, the eggplant-derived smoky kjopolo, a classic homemade hummus, and more, fully equipped with a treasure chest of dunking devices. Leaf-eaters go ga-ga for the vegetarian mousaka ($15), a fresh blend of eggplant, zucchini, potato, and tomato, while fishyphiles go scaly for the sizeable hunk of salmon ($21) broiled with fresh herbs and garlic. Before you snag the tab, reserve a clean pocket of stomach space for the succulent Sofia cream cake ($6), a delight that will water the mouth and fertilize your internal squash garden.