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When it comes to navigating your way up the chutes and ladders of the gay community, something that may get knocked down a peg or two is your self confidence.  There are many different facets in which this can happen, as this community tends to be its biggest worst enemy when it comes to putting others down out of their own insecurity, however there are ways to avoid these sorts of things and come out smelling like roses, or good cologne.  No matter what, you always make sure your self worth is high and in tact.

Inner Voices
Nancy Anderson. The Pen. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Some people know a good thing when they see it.  Still others have the means to share it with a broader audience. Thankfully, Paulette Haupt, after being inspired by a PBS theater broadcast, had the wisdom to create an opportunity for an intimate, unique, and thoroughly satisfying art form.

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I celebrate chocolate in many different ways, as it happens to be one of my favorite kinds of sweets that are out there!  Seeing as there seems to be a holiday for everything lately, it comes as no surprise that there is one that celebrates all things chocolate.  National Chocolate Day is coming up next Friday, and we have found some Manhattan sweet spots that are doing something super special for the occasion!

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We all know New York City as the “city that never sleeps.” This is a metropolis so full of life and energy, that it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves while we try to soak up everything the Big Apple has to offer. But whoa there, the city may never sleep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Especially now that winter is approaching, keeping your health tip-top is more important than ever. But how can one simply avoid temptation? How do you choose a salad rather than a delicious pizza? decide to walk a few blocks rather than taking the subway? or spend afternoons at the gym instead of at any number of amazing theater shows? Well, it starts with small steps and little improvements along the way, so that you can live a healthier life, and still enjoy all the entertainment NYC offers.

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Fall is in full swing, and our taste buds are alive and well with the changing seasons.  Changing seasons mean changes in many Manhattan restaurants menus, and that of course includes desserts!  We have found two locations that are serving up some tasty and amazing dessert concoctions for the fall, and we think you will love each and every one of them!

Thrive Market
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Yes, believe it or not Manhattanites, we are already planning for the holidays!  Can’t believe the summer flew by.  We are starting our holiday planning season early by featuring a local favorite that is loved all over the city- Thrive Market!  Come see what they have in stores for all of us to get excited for the months to come!

City Kitchen, The Row Hotel, Manhattan Digest
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We love how hotels are maximizing their space and providing patrons with more dining options. There are not too many places in the city where you can go and nourish yourself in an array of cuisines under one roof. City Kitchen, located inside the amazing Row Hotel, exemplifies that and more.

On Your Grind - Kyle Collins, fear

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it’d be a good time to start talking about two things that make my palms a little sweaty and that I, personally, would just rather ignore: fear and ego.

Catherine Ricafort
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I’m always impressed by someone’s journey in life, regardless of their background.  That can definitely be said about actors and actresses who make it to the bright lights of Broadway, with one in particular about the amazingly talented Catherine Ricafort.  She has a slew of hits under her belt already, including “Cinderella”, “Allegiance” and is now onto her next big role in “Holiday Inn, The Musical” at the Roundabout Theatre.  We were lucky enough to sit down with this rising star and get to know all about her.

Trade Tasting
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Each year, one foodie event that so many New Yorkers look forward to is The Food Network and Cooking Channel’s New York Food and Wine Festival It marries two things that New Yorkers hold very dear:  our love to eat and drink the best the city has to offer in the same place, at the same time.  Time is money, so on Friday, October 14, 2016, I wasted neither getting down to Pier 94 to check out this year’s selections at the Trade Tasting hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.  This invite-only event was a chance for those in the industry to check out what is new and hot and chilled on the food, wine, and spirits scene.