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It's a fact: Athena Calderone is a curator of all things gorgeous. Her breathtaking home decor, delicious recipes, and eye for style inspired her to create EyeSwoon, a hub for home and food inspiration. Now, It Girl Calderone will be taking us to New York's need-to-know spots and introducing us to the coolest people around.
The French are to pastry as Italians are to pasta: They just do it right, like no other. And, when it comes to the French macaron, Ladurée just may do it best. We have all swooned over Ladurée, which first established a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in 1862. With its shop on the Upper East Side, and the opening of its Soho tea salon on West Broadway, Ladurée has successfully brought the sophistication, and the delicate, rich flavors of French baking to New York City.
Forget freaks and vampires: When it comes to beauty rituals, it’s our inner princesses who come out at night. It’s then that we languidly soak in tubs of skin-nourishing oils and mind-quieting aromatics and casually delve into nine-step Korean-inspired skin-care regimens. The mornings, on the other hand? Well, in that read
I'm constantly inspired by my surroundings in New York City, and I'm lucky that my walk to work leads me through Union Square Greenmarket three days a week. I love the intoxicating smell of the market's fresh produce, and am inspired by the rainbow selection of seasonal veggies available at the market in any given week. I read