About Last Night: Celebrating Diana Vreeland

10 24 2013
Last night the Seventh Floor raised a glass to Alexander Vreeland's new book MEMOS: The Vogue Years/1962-1971/Diana Vreeland, which recounts Diana's most memorable Vogue stories and photographs (notably seen in our 58th street windows). The evening was hosted by the chicer than chic Diane von Furstenberg, Lauren Hutton, Marisa Berenson, Oscar de la Renta and... View More

BG Recipes: The Burnt Hipster

10 16 2013
The Burnt Hipster
The new off-menu Burnt Hipster perfects the art of showmanship. Take note and borrow this tasteful trick at your next gathering. The enhanced flavor created by lightly caramelizing the orange peel's oil will be an evening winner. But remember, practice makes perfect. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Widow Jane Bourbon 1/4 oz Fernet-Branca 1/4 oz Agave Juice from... View More

My Favorite Memos by Alexander Vreeland

10 15 2013
In her nine years as Editor-in-Chief, Diana Vreeland transformed Vogue from a sleepy social magazine to the powerhouse that it still is today. Now you can hear her in her own words as she leads this turn around. I am always struck with the modernity of her words and how she remains... View More

Howard Slatkin’s Entertaining Dos

10 14 2013
Decorator and Fifth Avenue Style author Howard Slatkin shares what one must do when Entertaining on Fifth Avenue.  Do use scented candles in rooms where there will not be food; no scented candles in dining room • Candles do add magic to any table setting — but only use in evening when it is dark outside •... View More

Howard Slatkin’s Tips for Entertaining on Fifth Avenue

10 14 2013
5th Avenue Style by Howard Slatkin
In honor of his new book, Fifth Avenue Style, we asked interior decorator (and power entertainer) Howard Slatkin to lend his wisdom on Fifth Avenue home entertainment. Are flower arrangements necessary? What to do when disaster strikes? And how does one deal with finicky eaters?  Howard gives his tips below: Think about What You Can Comfortably... View More

Betty knows Best (but so does Lena Dunham)

Five things we learned during our New Yorker Festival Brunch

10 7 2013
Yesterday BG Restaurant opened its doors to the New Yorker Festival.  Moderated by New Yorker contributor Judith Thurman (who also penned the inspiring New Yorker piece Betty Knows Best, the panel included actress, writer and director Lena Dunham and our eighty-five year old personal shopper Betty Halbreich (who pinned a photo of Lena & her boyfriend to... View More

David Webb: America’s Quintessential Jeweler

10 2 2013
David Webb Bracelet, 212 872 2570
David Webb is America’s quintessential jeweler . . . and a new, glorious book celebrating the jeweler captures his legacy and importance today.  Author Ruth Peltason unveils Webb's legacy with 5th/58th. In the first couple of years in business, back in the late 1940s, David Webb was one of those well-known “secrets” available only to... View More

Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of Tony Viramontes

9 12 2013

Discover the world of 1980s fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes in three and a half minutes.  With his sketches currently featured in our Fifth Avenue Fashion Week windows, Tony Viramontes electric drawings reinvigorated how fashion was presented during a time when fashion photography was becoming more and more popular. Canvassed by Dean Rhys Morgan’s new book The …

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BG Recipes: Lela Rose’s Bo Ssam

BGs 2009 FNO Top Chef shares her favorite recipe

8 29 2013
Lela Rose Fall Collection 212 872 2602
I'm looking forward to everyone getting back into town to start the fall. We love to have many dinners to welcome people back and get a chance to catch up. This is a perfect dish to do that with as it is a crowd pleaser, easy to serve, and looks like much more effort... View More

BG Recipes: Our Favorite Summer Cocktails

8 8 2013
The Algonquin at BG Restaurant
Following last week's Poolside Margarita, BG Restaurant shares its two favorite cocktails to beat the summer heat. While one is slightly sweeter and the other has a spicy kick, you'll find that both refresh and delight. *Click through to see the recipe cards* The Algonquin (1 Serving) 1 1/2 oz new york distilling... View More