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Experience Scandinavian Cuisine at Aquavit

November 19, 2014 12:02 pm

Want a special occasion meal that’s unique yet trendy? Make reservations for Aquavit, a restaurant serving upscale, innovative Scandinavian cuisine. Although it’s been around for years, Nordic food is only now gaining in popularity in New York.

Splurge on one of the tasting menus at this Michelin rated restaurant — a seasonal five-course or eight-course chef’s tasting. In-between course samples and amuse-bouches add to the tasting experience. Although the menus change with seasonal availability and inspiration, a recent favorite is the Arctic Bird’s Nest with "eggs" made with goat cheese parfait. For those who want a taste without the expense, stop in for the traditional lunch menu with popular favorites including Swedish meatballs and Scandinavian bouillabaisse. Don’t skip out on the restaurant’s namesake; order a flight of aquavit, a traditional infused Scandinavian liquor.

Dining at Aquavit is always memorable. The elegant ambiance is consistent with the Nordic themed menu. The decor blends modern and rustic, creating a warm and inviting space. The lounge even features chairs and sofas by renowned designer Arne Jacobsen.

Aquavit
65 E 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 307-7311
www.aquavit.org/restaurant/newyork/index.asp
www.yelp.com/biz/aquavit-new-york

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Breeze Through Thanksgiving Day With These Helpful Planning Tips

November 12, 2014 1:37 pm

This year it’s your turn to host your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re likely having more than a few anxious feelings. Fret not, because with these helpful cheats and tricks from around the web, you can pull off a flawless Thanksgiving without breaking a sweat.

Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Planner [marthastewart.com]
By taking a few tips from the Queen of Hosting herself, you can execute a Thanksgiving dinner that’s both well-organized and beautifully decorated. This elaborate checklist includes tasks that you should do throughout the entire month of November to prepare for the big dinner so that once it arrives, you’ll feel more than prepared.

PopSugar’s Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet [popsugar.com]
This colorful and aesthetically pleasing cheat sheet also offers a full task list from two weeks before all the way to Thanksgiving Day. From planning a menu to making the cranberry sauce, you won’t miss a beat with by following these simple steps.

AllRecipes’ Thanksgiving Planner [allrecipes.com]
This four-week plan for Thanksgiving prep will help to ensure that you have enough food for all of your guests, the right ingredients for each dish and even a fully-charged camera to capture the whole thing on film.

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How to Keep Drawers Neat and Tidy

November 6, 2014 12:01 pm

Just about every home has a junk drawer. You know the one: You fill it with your extra batteries, pens, a few stray kids’ toys, and a variety of other things that simply don’t have their own place. If your junk drawer drives you crazy, these simple tips will show you how to organize it once and for all.

  1. Clean it out. It’s definitely not the most fun task, but in order to maintain clean drawers you have to first empty the drawer out entirely. Toss out anything that you don’t use, and put everything else in a pile to be organized before going back into the drawer.
  2. Invest in a few organizers. If your drawer is particularly large, it may be helpful to add a few organizers to create separate areas for all of the items inside. Most home goods stores carry plastic or mesh drawer dividers that fit just about any drawer.
  3. Think of different ways to store items. If you’re tackling a dresser drawer, don’t be afraid to “file” t-shirts instead of stacking them. Although this may not be the way that you were taught, it certainly helps you to access items more easily and keep the drawer neater.
  4. Add a sachet. Even basic items like office supplies or clothing can start to smell musty when stored in a drawer, so add a scented sachet to keep things smelling fresh.

15 Organizing Ideas for Your Drawers [Real Simple]
Have a More Organized Monday: 5 Tips for Tidying Your Dresser Drawers [Apartment Therapy]
How to Organize Your Dresser [Real Simple]

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