Fashionplate- Karen Maxi Skirt at Park Avenue Winter

fashionplate park avenue winterThis week’s Fashionplate is another birthday edition, yes I have amazing friends and family.  Thanks my loves.  I’ve always loved Park Avenue Winter (Spring/Summer/Autumn) when it was located on the Upper East Side, so when it closed and reopened in the old General Assembly space, I knew it was another hot spot in the making.  One of my besties and me went there on a weekday evening and were seated immediately with our res.  It looked gorgeous with all white everything contrasting with the sumptuous red banquettes.  White lace and pearls were overlaying and all the staff had cute aprons on that said Winter.

I started with the Road to Jericho cocktail that was gorg and had fig molasses in it and came in Copper mule mug.  We then proceeded to split the Steak Tartare Rossini and Winter Tarte Flambée For Two to start.  The steak tartare came on two toasts and had a foie gras and truffle garnish and was tasty although I wish they gave more tartare.  I can eat it by itself without the bread.  The tarte flambee was also delish and featured lardons, cheese and Brussels sprouts  with all sorts of accruments and was yummy but very large we couldn’t finish it all if we wanted our entree.  After that we switched to wine, I got a nice red.  We ended up doing splitsies again, see how I get what I want when it’s my birthday? Lol.  We split the Halibut with black truffles and a brioched egg that was buttery soft and delish.  Yes I like truffles on everything!  I was curious about the Chateaubriand but had dinner the next day at STK and didn’t want to overdo the red meat.  We also decided to get the side of potato latkes that were beyond crunchy and addicting.

road to jericho

 

Now on to the fashion part of the Fashionplate.  The crowd was different then when it was located on the UES, there were still older couples just not as many.  There happened to be a lot of big groups of Finance types, having holiday team dinners probably due to proximity to Credit Suisse and the like.  So think lots of suits and shift dresses.  I was a little out of place in my Boho inspired outfit but hey it was my bday week/month so yolo.

fashionplate karen maxi at park avenue winter

OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Gold bing bang skull earrings
  • Bronze maison camera necklace
  • White Equipment blouse
  • Black Barneys NY leather and neoprane jacket
  • Red Chanel boy bag
  • Camel BCBG peeptoe slingback oxfords

Park Avenue Winter :26th Street at Park Avenue South, NYC

xx Tasch

Fit Food with Tasch- Brussels Sprout Gratin

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Hope everyone got what they wanted this holiday season and enjoyed time with their loved ones.  I made this brussels sprout gratin for our Christmas dinner yesterday to go along with the filet mingon and twice baked potatoes we were having for super rich holiday meal.  So this is another great holiday edition of Fit Food.

fit food with tasch christmasBrussels Sprout Gratin Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pounds brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed
3/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon picked fresh thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Shave the brussels sprouts horizontally into 1/8-inch slices with a sharp knife or mandoline. Add to a bowl. Add the Cheddar, flour, thyme, garlic and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine. Add the mixture to an 8- by 8-inch baking dish, packing it in. Pour over the heavy cream.

In a small bowl, combine the panko, Parmesan and oil and pour over the brussels sprouts mixture.

Bake uncovered until the brussels sprouts are tender, the sauce is bubbling and the top is golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and serve.

side view of Brussels sprout gratin

xx Tasch

 

 

Fashionplate- Bianca top at Bowery Meat Company

fashionplate bowery meat companyThe first of 4 birthday related fashionplates is our timeless Bianca top at the new steakhouse Bowery Meat Company.  One of the besties took me here for my bday and we waited at the marble bar having some bday champs- Veuve, while waiting for our table to become ready.  We decided to dive right in and split a bunch of items.  The broiled oysters were almost as dope as Dirty French and we were thankful we were not on a romantic date as we were loving the extra garlic.  The foie gras was creamy and decadent but not as heavy as usual which was a nice pleasant surprise!

fashionplate ootd bowery meatsWe then opted for a nice red wine to complement the red meat that was coming.  We split the Bowery Steak medium rare which was perfectly cooked and delish, we also split the sour cream hash browns which was amazing.  We were super full but the lovely couple next to us ordered the pb&j bread pudding that was crazy big and filling.  It was yummy and a great way to end our bestie bday meal.

The crowd had lots of young downtown hipsters, as well as older couples who looked fab for their age.  Everyone was fun, and well dressed and coiffed.  I only hope I can look that fab in 20 years.  For the complete OOTD fashionplate deets check out below.

OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Gold bing bang skull earrings
  • Gold Dauphines of New York headband
  • Tan and gold enamel Alexander McQueen skull bangle
  • Gold lurex Hunter Dixon Blazer
  • Black leather and ponte BCBG leggings
  • Red Chanel boy bag
  • Black Christian Louboutin peeptoe lady Daf pumps

Bowery Meat Company: 9 East 1st Street, NYC

Holiday Sale

Don’t forget about our online holiday sale going on until December 31.  Get 15% off by entering code HauteHolidays upon checkout!!!  All teeshirts, our Patti, Bianca, and Debbie tops are all in stock and ship immediately.  Also Jane lace skirts and navy Linda slipdresses are available in sizes S and M to ship immediately.  So indulge in yourself for the holidays or buy some great items for friends, family or that special someone.

xx Tasch

 

 

Fashionplate- Patti tank at The Little Beet Table

The Little Beet Table FashionplateYay for the first healthy Fashionplate at The Little Beet Table in the Flatiron/Gramercy area.  I was beyond excited to try out this resto after hearing so many good things about and excited for a delicious and healthy veggie heavy meal.  We went on a weekday night and it was not crowded but all the better to have a nice conversation.  We started off with some Campana cocktails which were spicy and tequila based and super yummy.  We then proceeded to split the sweet potatoes, the roasted carrots with house made ricotta,  and farmer’s market salad.  The salad was a good standard salad but the cooked veggies are out of this world.  The carrots were divine as was the rich and creamy housemade ricotta that came with it that we got on the side as my dining companion is vegan and gluten free.  The sweet potatoes had a nice spicy kick to it.  We then moved onto our entrees, I was craving red meat so I got the LBT burger which was good and you couldn’t even tell the bread was gluten free, the spicy mayo was a nice addition to the burger and fingerling potatoes.  My companion had the quinoa risotto which he enjoyed.

Now onto the fashion and scene part of Fashionplate.  It was a cute little blond wood and white walled resto that was both cute and welcoming.  A lot of young professionals who care about what they put into their body are patrons of this spot.  I had had a long day so it was all about layers and staying warm for but I wanted to look cute and felt an all black  everything  outfit with our Patti leather t-back was the perfect thing.  See the full fashionplate OOTD deets below.

OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Diamond hoop earrings from Dubai
  • Black Biltmore floppy felt Fedora
  • Charcoal grey sequin back skull Skull cashmere cardigan
  • Black bebe seamed ponte leggings
  • Black Philip Lim over the knee boots

The Little Beet Table: 333 Park Ave. So, NYC

xx Tasch

gluten free burger fashionplate

Fashionplate- Diana Beaded Miniskirt at Dirty French

10687053_763061093775261_3696575285289674574_nDirty French has been on my radar for a Fashionplate for a while- Mediterranean french cuisine on the lower east side in the cool Ludlow Hotel, sign me up! We had reservations on the weekend at Dirty French and were surprisingly seated pretty quickly, we had heard before the wait was long.  Dirty French in the Ludlow Hotel and has a cool, fun and eclectic vibe.  I am a lover of all things hot pink and want the black and hot pink curtains for my apartment as well as the hot pink rooster ceramics.  We were seated a great table for four and started of with some cocktails and half a dozen raw oysters and half a dozen broiled oysters.  OMG I am definitely coming back for the broiled oysters, seriously beyond amazing.  The roasted clams were good but nothing could touch those broiled oysters in the herb infused buttery goodness.  We also had the Millefeuille, which was an amazing delicate mushroom dish with a green curry sauce, it was outstanding. 10428073_763061113775259_3999859260691995332_n At this point we switched to a great Pinot Nior that made my night. The crudite salad was also great.  For a main I split the duck l’orange and a side of haricots, which were perfection.  The steak was also great we heard from our other dining companions.  We then indulged in the delicious tarte tartin which was an amazing end to a wonderful meal.

The crowd was a trendy, fashion crowd, we even saw the Something Navy fashion blogger.  Dress up to stand out when coming here for sure, my Diana beaded skirt was a perfect look for this  fun trendy resto.  They also played amazing nineties music which just added to the great night!  See my full fashionplate OOTD deets below and get thy to Dirty French immediately.

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OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Gold skull earrings from Jewelmint
  • Gold Jennifer Zeuner sideways cross necklace
  • Grey silver fox fur vest from Yves Salomon
  • Grey v neck tee shirt from Splendid
  • Agent Provocateur eat me lick me back seam stockings
  • Agent Provocateur black and red garter belt
  • Nude Brian Atwood maniac pumps

Dirty French:  180 Ludlow Street, NYC

xx Tasch

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Fashionplate-Donna top at Snob

Fashionplate SnobThis Fashionplate is at the perfect ski chalet, winter inspired restaurant called Snob located in the Hotel Americano rooftop.  On a particularly cold NY night a friend and me cabbed it the short distance to this West Chelsea spot.   We were promptly seated in spacious booth with a fabulous view of the NYC skyline.  We ordered a Malbec and the fondue to start with.  The wine was great and the fondue was delicious, only thing it wasn’t a large enough portion with all the bread they gave us so we proceeded to then order more wine and the Oaxaca crepe that was filled with mushrooms, cheese and chorizo and was pretty tasty.  We enjoyed a nice leisurely catch up dinner on a rare night where the city wasn’t crowded.  There was a DJ spinning a fun mix of music and the patrons varied from hotel guests to galleriastas.  I decided to winterize our Donna ribbon trim tank for this Fashionplate by pairing with leather and plaid. See the full OOTD deets below.

Donna fashionplate and fondue

OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Gold baugette earrings from India
  • Navy Vintage plaid blazer from Boston
  • Grey beaded and gold Parcel & Journey bracelet
  • Black leather leggings from BCBG
  • Camel suede and leather toe Saint Laurent pump

SNOB:  518 West 27th Street, NYC

xx Tasch

OOTD- Joan Romper at the Pop Up Shop

At our Cyber Monday Pop Up ShopWe had our second holiday pop up shop on Monday at one of my good friend’s apartment.  It was cyber Monday and we also had drinks from Singani 63, some cheese and crackers, chips and dip and chocolate chip cookies for guests to snack one.  Jewelry from Stella&Dot was also available for sale.  Thank you to Nicole for helping me out and Joann for hosting.  You, are both amazing!   We went for a fun holiday drink afterwards at a New York institution, Rainbow Room, amazing views that don’t get old even for native New Yorkers. For this special OOTD, I rocked a navy and white geometric dot print Joan romper.  See the full OOTD deets below.  And if you missed our sale don’t worry, we are offering 15% off all purchases until December 31 by entering the code HauteHolidays at check out.  Happy Shopping!

OOTD deets by designer/brand:

  • Gold Stella&Dot lightning drop earrings
  • Gold and white Stella&Dot horn necklace
  • Tortoiseshell Chanel rectangular glasses
  • Colbat blue J crew coat
  • Lavender suede and leather Jimmy Choo boots

xx Tasch

OOTD at Rainbow Room