Lunch at Ristorante Rafele

Lunch at Ristorante Rafele

A few weeks ago, Downtown had the privilege of having lunch at Ristorante Rafele with some well-known names on the Italian food scene of New York City. With Chef Rafele Ronca in attendance, moving from kitchen to dining room, he served classic Naples style Italian...
Selly Djap Uses Fashion as Catharsis

Selly Djap Uses Fashion as Catharsis

Selly Djap took this year as an opportunity to showcase several emerging designers in her Fall/Winter collection titled “Trauma”. The pieces in her show elicit strong emotion through lingerie driven fabrication and design. The show was largely inspired by...
Best Street Art Spots in Downtown NYC

Best Street Art Spots in Downtown NYC

The streets of New York City are art galleries in and of themselves. There are murals and graffiti on every corner of the city these days. Perhaps the best thing about the street artwork, is that it’s always temporary. A huge mural can be drawn up in a matter of...
Downtown Celebrates The Lunar New Year

Downtown Celebrates The Lunar New Year

It’s the year of the Dog! No, this does not mean that we have a four-legged friend as a new political leader. This past weekend on February 25, 2018, the Better Chinatown USA foundation hosted their 19th Annual Lunar New Year Parade and Festival. Downtown was in...
Catch Spring Fever With This Trend: Embroidery

Catch Spring Fever With This Trend: Embroidery

Spring is teasing New York City this week with temperatures reaching into the 70’s. With warmer weather comes a lighter, more playful everyday wardrobe. For the season that brings showers and even more flowers, embroidery is on our trend radar. Prepare to swap...
Dîner en Blanc Paris Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Dîner en Blanc Paris Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This summer, the Dîner en Blanc Paris is no longer exclusive to Parisians, as they are extending the guest list to anyone around the world. On the occasion of the event’s 30th anniversary, guests are invited from near and far to dine in the City of Lights at a...