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Designer Shoes Have Their Own Zipcode at Saks Fifth Avenue

April 8, 2015 11:02 am

Even if your budget limits your purchasing power, a trip to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York should be on everyone's bucket list. This famous flagship department store offers plenty to see. Get inspired by fashion's latest trends by browsing the store, or take in a little luxury by using the opulent restrooms. No trip to Saks is complete without a visit to "10022-Shoe," the store's enormous shoe department, which boasts its own zip code! The sales associates are top-notch and provide excellent service.

Sight-seers love the antique elevators. Of course, you probably don't need to be reminded, but Saks' holiday window displays are among the many that tourists and New Yorkers alike flock to during December. If you get hungry, you can grab a light meal at SnAKS cafe.

Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-4000

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Happy Spring!

April 2, 2015 12:39 pm

Everything is starting to bud and bloom! What are you doing to enjoy this lovely change in weather?

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Today’s Cooking Lesson: How to Cook a Steak on the Stove

March 27, 2015 12:02 pm

If you usually cook juicy, well-marinated steaks on the barbecue grill in the summertime, it can be difficult to switch to the stove during colder weather. Cooking a steak on the stove requires a bit more patience, but it can still produce some delicious results. Here are a few smart tips for preparing steak on the stovetop:

  1. Choose the right cut. Set yourself up for tasty results by purchasing a slightly more expensive cut to ensure the best outcome.
  2. Don’t cook the steak cold. Never take the steak straight from the refrigerator to the pan. Instead, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Use high heat. To produce a juicy, warm center and caramelized crust, be sure to cook the steak on high heat on a skillet coated with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Coat the steak with oil as well. While high heat helps to cook the steak properly, coating it with a liberal layer of oil will help to conduct the heat from the pan straight to the meat with no down time.
  5. Baste while cooking. Even if you’ve already marinated your steak, adding a simple baste right before it’s done will bring out even more flavor. Simply add a spoonful of butter or a dash of Worcestershire sauce right before the steak is done, and spread it all over in a basting motion while it cooks.

How to Pan Fry the Perfect Steak [Instructables]
Stovetop Steak Basics [Saveur]
The Perfect Restaurant Steak [About Food]

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