Weddng? There’s an App for That

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

In this day and age, you can do almost anything with the help of your trusty iPhone, iPod, or iPad.  Why should planning a wedding be the exception?  Fortunately, there are plenty of apps to help you make sure that your special day is everything you want it to be. When you’re looking to get organized, find local vendors, or …

Astor Center

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

I recently married a progressive, fun, smart, and creative couple who introduced me to Astor Center in NoHo. The venue is not only an interesting wedding venue, but serves as a home to a variety of establishments and programs. Many New Yorkers may be familiar with Astor Wine & Spirits, a gargantuan store serving the discerning tastes of downtowners. The …

En Pointe

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

It is often a bride’s fantasy to feel like a princess on her wedding day. This season, however, brides may prefer to embody the spirit and style of a ballerina. With the recent success of Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated film “Black Swan,” it is no surprise that brides and their attendants are looking to emulate the elegant grace of Natalie Portman’s …

The Library Hotel

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

There is a terrific moment in the first Sex and the City movie when Carrie Bradshaw, everyone’s favorite columnist about romance, realizes that she can have her wedding at the incomparable New York Public Library. While we now know that her walk down the aisle was a circuitous one, the movie raised the prospect of ideal wedding spots for books …

High Times on the High Line

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

The High Line is a “21st Century Promenade, having all the poetry and thrill of the street but none of the noise and hustle.” In its original state, the elevated rail lines served commercial ventures running between Spring Street and 34th.

Wedding and the City (WATC)

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

Several years ago, dreaded news was delivered to many American women when HBO announced that the groundbreaking program “Sex and the City” (SATC) would end production. In a retrospective of the show’s success, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and program creator Darren Star speculated about the elements that distinguished SATC from other series. They argued that beyond the witty repartee, it …