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Nejla Renee

Personal Stylist

I am a New York based fashion stylist, image consultant, and personal shopper. I advise men and women on all aspects of their image, helping them to enhance their positive attributes and project themselves in a more effective manner.

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Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsoe

Brewer

Starting out in Copenhagen in 2005 with Ølbutikken, Jeppe quickly became an award-winning brewer. Evil Twin is consistently awarded as one of the best breweries in the world, and as a result is a highly sought-after beer. Now located in New York City with eight breweries worldwide.

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Dorie Colangelo

Food Blogger

Dorie is a singer/songwriter turned food blogger who has been eating and singing in Brooklyn for the last 11 years. Her blog, BrooklynSalt.com is all about simplifying hip food. Her easy recipes are inspired by tradition and current food trends.

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Lauren Beebe

Tour Guide

Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren has lived in NYC since 2004 and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since 2008. Passionate about traveling and knowing the best places to go, she loves hidden bars, sample sales, and ordering too much food. Lauren is licensed tour guide.

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Shiba Sommelier

Wine Connoisseur & Wine Enthusiast

I am a Shiba Inu in NYC who loves CHEESE, wine, and all the finer things in life. I have been supervising my humans as they study to become Masters of Wine for quite some time now, so I have quite the nose for wine. Some of my numerous accomplishments are strutting around Prospect Park, reining in my humans when they get too uppity, and being impossibly, sassily cute.

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Daniel Preston

Chocolate Expert

Cacao Prieto was founded by Daniel Prieto Preston, an inventor and aerospace engineer, whose family has been farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic for more than 100 years.

Cacao Prieto products are sourced from organic cacao beans from Coralina farms and organic sugars from the Dominican Republic — in this way Cacao Prieto is now one of the very few chocolate companies in the world that is completely vertically integrated from the farm to the finished product.

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Elizabeth Mas

Model and fashion jet setter

I’m a Spanish model, shopaholic, fashion jet setter and New York blogger! I have always travelled, everywhere. When I’m not traveling, I live between New York City and Barcelona.

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Grace Gold

Beauty expert

As an NYU Journalism summa cum laude graduate, I worked a college side job as a Lancôme makeup artist and fell in love with the industry, eventually carving an independent career niche that blended beauty with reportage for all three forms of media: television, print and digital. My mission is to create empowering beauty content that helps viewers and readers to feel and look their best. I’ve worked with the TODAY Show, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook and Elle.com.

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The Glam Globetrotter

Hospitality Expert

I’m a Partner at J Public Relations, a bi-coastal PR agency, working with some of the best hospitality and luxury lifestyle brands in the world. I’m obsessed with all aspects of travel, food, fashion and fitness.

When I’m not traveling, I’m planning my next vacation, scoping out the latest sample sale or dining out – and then heading to the hottest, new fitness class to burn it off.

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The Healthy Apple

Celebrity Chef

I’m the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com. I’m a Manhattan based Personal Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. I love to share my story of how Clean Eating saved my life and hope to inspire you, too.

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Kimberly Fisher

Writer & TV Host

Kimberly Fisher is a brand ambassador, writer, TV host and Internet Entrepreneur living in New York City. She has made appearances on every major television network and her articles have appear in Huffington Post, Just Luxe, Sherman’s Travel and USA Today. She is also the founder of Jetsetera and co-founder of Spiritual Socialites.

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Elena Sanchi

Fashion Stylist

Born and raised in Italy, I discovered my love of fashion at an early age, learning about fabrics, color and textures while working for my father at his clothing boutique. With a finger on the pulse of both New York fashion and the European trends, my devotion to the art of clothes and accessories runs the gamut from baseline priced street style to couture. I will create a wardrobe that works with your silhouette and skin tone, and of course, your budget.

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Marshall Thompson

Beer Expert

In 2008, Marshall moved to New York. Now CEO of Braven Brewing Company, Marshall is responsible for creating, developing, and executing the brewery’s brand vision through marketing, events, and sales.

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Bill Walsh

Coffee Blogger

For ten years, Bill Walsh has scoured the land in his travels for great coffee. He keeps record of his journeys on the Pure Coffee Blog, writing posts on visited coffee establishments and great coffee brewed in his abode. His goal is to get to every worthwhile coffee establishment possible.

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Tameika Lawrence

Food Blogger

I grew up cooking, so I’ve always had a special relationship with food. I was raised in The Bronx, and still call the borough home, so I wanted an online community resource that catered specifically to finding good food, drink, and events uptown. I started the Bronx Food Blog as a professional blog site as that guide and finally matured my love of food. I’m always on the search for great places to get a bite to eat in The Bronx and this is your invitation. Food is always better with friends!

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Amy Rothstein

Tea Expert

Amy is the founder of Dona Chai, a Brooklyn-based company that produces chai tea concentrate. Every cup has notes of each flavor: fresh ginger, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, and organic, loose-leaf black tea.

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Stefany Mohebban

Fashion Stylist

Stefany is a fashion stylist and textile designer living in New York City. Her style is an integral part of who she is, and she wears her personality on her sleeve (literally). When she’s not busy making others look awesome, she spends quite a bit of time thrifting for vintage treasures in New York and beyond. She dreams of owning a concept store someday where she can share her love for vintage, coffee, music, art, and community with those around her.

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Erin Smith

Gluten-Free Globetrotter

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981, so she has been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has been writing her gluten-free lifestyle website Gluten-Free Fun since 2007. In 2011, she launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter, a website that encourages those with celiac disease to travel the world and not be scared about eating gluten-free domestically and abroad.

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Dee Daniels

Jazz Singer

Whether accompanying her self at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, Dee Daniels' musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.

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Jacob Cass

Graphic Designer and Blogger

Hi, my name is Jacob Cass and I am the founder of ‘JUST™ Creative’. I work as a freelance graphic designer & blogger while traveling the world.

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Sascha Mombartz

ArtWalk founder

The ArtWalk is a collection of stories that immerses you in the recent history of New York City’s rich artistic and architectural history, focusing on people and places of the 60’s and 70’s. Conceived by Sascha Mombartz, a graduate of Cooper Union, the ArtWalk grew out of his interest to uncover New York’s diverse and often hidden rich array of public art and architecture. We hope to inspire art enthusiasts, locals, and tourists alike to discover the true extent of NYC’s artistic vibrancy.

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Nadege Fleurimond

Culinary Enthusiast and Author

Nadege Fleurimond is a caterer, event planner, and event strategist working in the corporate and social sphere in NYC. She is a published author and public speaker. Her recent book, Haiti Uncovered: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian cuisine, is a coffee table culinary travel tour of Haiti’s food and culture. Those who know her label her the Culinary Curator for her love and knowledge of all things culinary and events related.

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Julie Tran

Vegan Blogger

I’m Julie Tran and I started my blog, Eastvillagevegan, back in 2009 to share my love for vegan food, vegan cooking, vegan travel, and dining out. If I’m not eating tasty vegan goodies or blogging, you’ll find me teaching first graders, running, traveling, spending time with friends/family, or posting pictures on my Instagram or my Twitter feed! Thanks for stopping by!

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Shuchi

Food Host

I started cooking when I could barely reach the kitchen counter. Although always a passion, it only became a profession around two years ago. Banker turned [self taught] chef, I run a private kitchen creating Indian inspired Tapas & Small Plates, and showcasing the cuisine under new light! I host small private events, pop-up dinners, tastings, dining experiences and …anything that will help me meet inspired individuals & share stories.

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Rafa & Max

Food Enthusiasts

Max is a Jewish-Mexican, with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He work at Manhattan Beer Distributors.

Rafa is a Jewish-Mexican, she Studied at Le Cordon Blue in Mexico city and has worked with top chefs (Morimoto, Nobu, Paul Liebrandt).

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Corbu

'78 Ski Lodge Rock with Beats

A game between the acoustic and electronic. A trip between space and earth. Corbu leads us in the middle of everything. Where there are no benchmarks. Where all the world is lost. Where we do not know what is joy or pain (as we play in between). -French blog Mets-toi á la page

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Persons of Interest

Barbershop

TV producer Steve Marks is the owner of the POI Barbershop. The place where guys can get precision cuts in an unpretentious setting. Help yourself to a gratis Brooklyn Lager or soda from the fully stocked vintage Coleman cooler, then take a seat in one of the ’60s Belmont chairs with built-in ashtrays and submit to cleanups, beard trims, straight-razor shaves and buzz cuts.

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Jesse - Bike the Big Apple

Bicycle Fanatic

Jesse will be forever exploring the world by bike, and what better place to do it than New York City.

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Kristin Lyng

It's time to go, isn't it?

Restless soul with a love for European cities, interesting people, tasty food and shallow shopping. Create these travel guides with my super cool boyfriend who covers up for the cultural aspects (such as odd museums and beer).

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Coolhaus

Food Experts

Since we launched our first truck, a barely driveable (but pimped out) postal van, we’ve been combining our two great loves, architecture and food, to create our signature, scooped to order ice cream sandwiches served in our customizable edible wrappers. With a focus on seasonal, local ingredients and a sweet/savory flavor profile, we serve out of trucks in LA, NYC, Austin & Dallas, and you’ll find packaged sandwiches, pints and bars in over 2000 stores and restaurants throughout the country.

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Mast Brothers

Chocolate Experts

Handcrafting the world’s greatest chocolate is our life’s work. Come to Brooklyn, check out our factory, hang out in our tasting room and learn about how American craft chocolate is truly made!

Mast Brothers Chocolate offers a variety of single estate and single origin chocolates as well as our first house blend. We have partnered with incredible farms and organizations to create chocolate pairings that blow minds!

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Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Tour Guides

Our off-the-beaten-path excursions reveal Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, history and ethnic communities. See Brooklyn through the eyes of a local, from hip Williamsburg to quirky Coney Island. Expect to discover secret spots, meet cool people, taste exotic food and learn about Brooklyn’s industrial and ethnic heritage. Whether you’re a first time visitor or seasoned New Yorker we promise you’re gonna have a blast!

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Adrienne Cooper

Food Tour Guide

Hi! I’m Adrienne and I offer historical NYC walking tours with lots of fun and food sprinkled on top. Join me!

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Leslie Shaw

Art Educator

Leslie Ava Shaw is an art educator and professor at the City University of New York. Originally a theater actress and playwright, one of her early plays was inspired by her many visits to the Metropolitan Museum and the myriad stories revealed through the quiet contemplation of its splendors. Her numerous experiences visiting New York’s museums would eventually lead her to a career in art education. She’s a host for SideTour and you can join her for inspiring art tours.

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Macaroni Kid

The best family website

Eric Cohen is a native New Yorker and Co-Founder of Macaroni Kid, the leading resource for family events and activities in more than 500 towns and cities across the US and Canada.

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The Troy Report

Nightclub Promoter

I’m a night club promoter in NYC. I’ll guide you to the best clubs, restaurants and bars!

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ZEPS

Brooklyn MC & Chef

I’m an indie hip hop artist from Brooklyn who loves to cook Puerto Rican food and freestyle everywhere I go. If I’m not in NYC in summer, I’m probably touring in Norway. BOOM BAP ACROSS THE MAP!

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Allison Hollins

Travel Professional

I’ve spent the past decade working in digital media and marketing within the New York City travel and hospitality industry. I’m currently a project manager at Fly.com and love travelling the world.

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Bryan Eisenberg

Bestselling Author

Bryan Eisenberg is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, “Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?” and “Always Be Testing”.

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Lauren Hall

Curator from New York

A native New Yorker who loves food, history, and travelling the world.

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Donald M. Rattner

Architect in New York

I’m an architect in New York and founder of my own Studio for A.R.T and Architecture. I founded MODULE R in 2010 as a central marketplace for the dissemination of reconfigurable, interactive and modular art and design from around the globe.

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Theatre Development Fund

Director of Theatre Development Fund

I’m the executive director of Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing live theatre and dance by building audiences for the theatre and dance through its tkts booths and its membership, education, subsidy, access and dance programs

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Anne Chertoff

Wedding Professional

I’m a wedding editor who has worked at a variety of bridal magazines and websites, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, EquallyWed.com, and WeddingWire.com. I write about wedding planning, etiquette and style for various bridal and lifestyle publications.

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Shop Like the Locals in New York

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

Heaven for shopaholics . New York is the world's capital of shopping, and the best way to get the most out of it is to follow what the locals do. Whatever your shopping poison is, you can bet New Yorkers have already identified where you should buy it. Henri Bendel to Christie's, FAO Schwarz and Century 21, New York will be your shopping addiction dream come true.

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    American Girl Place

    Make your little girl's dream come true
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    Chelsea Market

    Food and retail in an archaic hall
    Locals' Pick
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    Arthur Avenue Retail Market

    The Little Italy of the Bronx
    Locals' Pick
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    Christie's

    World-famous auction house
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    ABC Carpet & Home

    Ecclectic and environmentally conscious design
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    Il Bisonte

    Custom leather goods
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    Henri Bendel

    Department store with a boutique feel
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    Greenflea Flea Market

    Upper West Side bargain hunting
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    Eileen Fisher

    Airy and sophisticated women's fashion
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    Doyle & Doyle

    Antique jewelry with a personal touch
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    Comme des Garcons

    Chelsea fashion boutique
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    City Opera Thrift Shop

    Fund-raising store of New York City Opera House
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    Kiosk

    Gallery of functionality
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    Angel Street Thrift Shop

    Some of the best bargains around
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    Anna Sui

    Upscale fashion and perfumes
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    The Dressing Room Boutique and Bar

    Fashion, cocktails and vintage
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    Barneys New York

    Hip designer department store
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    Better Than Jam

    100% handmade fashion and gifts
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    Fox & Fawn

    Buy-sell-trade vintage clothing store
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    Bushwick Food Coop

    For tasty, natural foods
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    Blue Bottle Coffee

    For the perfect cup of coffee
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    Mountain Province

    Full-service espresso bar
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    Idlewild Books

    Indie travel bookstore
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Stay Editors

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