Your Personal Style: Your shoes and your clutch for your big day


I never believed in buying things for a one time use only. I always advise my brides to buy good quality products (yes I know sometimes you have to pay more) buy a style that is timeless, buy what works for you and finally buy something that you can use later.

When it comes to weddings, I know most of us are excited about buying things specific to the wedding. We follow the “vision” and the “picture” we have in mind of how we wanted to look on our big day. Right? Granted, we’re all like that but I think it’s time to sit down and take a good look and see what the best solution is especially with this economy to not only save money but also to be able to reuse the stuff we buy.

All I have to say is to know your look when going shopping for your big day and look the best version of you.

I have a friend that we all call her “miss colorful”. Her name is Tina. Love her and her style!
It was “Tina” on her wedding day we saw. Her tiffany blue shoes and her matching clutch were written “Tina” all over them.

She knew “herself” and she knew that the white shoes and the white clutch was not just “her”! and she won’t ever use them again.

So now every time “Tina” wears her blue shoes, it reminds us of her wedding day. Isn’t that awesome?

I know we all have seen pictures of the brides with their favorite color shoes and
clutches (the pink one is my favorite) and it just makes me happy that we are thinking out side the box. Go ahead and make a statement, let everybody remember “you”!

When shopping for shoes and clutch for your wedding, if you must have the white shoes, just keep one thing in mind, get a satin or a fabric that can be colored later. Same for your clutch, if you can’t color it (which most of the fabric ones as well as the leather ones can be colored) at least get one that is not too big and too bridey and remember you can always use your creativity, paint or glue something or attached a nice brooch to it, this way you are able to reuse it.

If anything, you can always donate them to a charity that helps less fortunate brides. Think about it! Especially in this economical hardship.

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Ferinoosh Khosravi
Senior Catering Manager

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Professor Thom's

If you are not an obsessed fan of the television show “LOST” (like me) and you’ve walked down Second Avenue by Professor Thom’s and saw the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42 painted on the bar, you may have been confused. These numbers represent a continuous plot thread through the “cult” TV show and this bar has come up with a fun way to get in on the LOST phenomenon.

Professor Thom’s has been hosting FREE weekly screenings of the show “LOST” since season 3. The show starts at 9pm on Tuesdays, but here’s a tip, people start lining up around 7pm so definitely get there early. Once you are in the antique styled loft, grab a drink and get comfortable to watch the hour long show on large projection screens and a few flat TV’s.

The bar stays pretty quiet due to the intensity of the show and each week there are specials for specific events that occur. For example, if someone comes back from the dead (Charlie!!!!), shots are on the house!

Professor Thom’s
219 Second Avenue
Between 13th and 14th Street

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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The Columbus Citizens Foundation


The Roosevelt Hotel was proud to accept this recognition from the Columbus Citizens Foundation this past week for serving as a sponsor of the Columbus Day Parade held in New York City in October of 2009.

Through sponsorships of the parade, exhibitions, and gala, the Columbus Citizens Foundation raises millions of dollars to support the education of Italian-American students who have the drive to succeed in school and beyond, but not the means to reach their potential.

On March 18th, the foundation held a wonderful a reception where they honored all of the sponsors. The Roosevelt Hotel was proud to be amongst the guests.

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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Your Bouquet


I know the “norm” and the “tradition” is to throw the bouquet and the one who grabs it will be the next lucky bride!… But is there really a “norm” on doing anything? Isn’t it true that some things you start today can become the norm and tradition of tomorrow?

If I believe in such a thing as “norm” or “tradition”, that means some one like me who is constantly searching for new ideas should kiss the creativity goodbye.

I had a visit from a bride of mine the other day and this was the problem she had. She said she has about 20 close friends and 4 sisters and a few young aunts. Some single, some divorce and some married. The single ones don’t like to be singled out; the divorced ones are ashamed to go for the bouquet for a second time and the married ones feels left out. So she wanted me to come up with an idea about her bouquet toss problem.

To me watching people throwing themselves in the air to grab the bouquet was never a favorite moment of mine. I have seen people getting injured, kids getting caught underfoot not to mention people getting into fight over the bouquet. Embarrassing right? I guess you can say I never liked the idea to begin with and now that I have an opportunity to do some research and to come up with new ideas it seemed like a very interesting project to me.
So I went back to my bride and asked her series of questions in hopes of coming up with newer, none traditional idea.

Is there anyone specific that you want to give your bouquet to? Is there anyone you are thankful for everything you have in life? How about the one person that has been your role model all your life? Think outside the box, How about your dad? Your grandparents? Your sisters? Your best friend? The person who introduced the two of you together? The couples who are celebrating their 50th anniversary and you admire them for that?

So this was my suggestion: For each one of the people who had such an unforgettable impact in your life, we will have a stem with a small note attached, thanking them for being who they are and let them know what they mean to you and leave it on their seats.

The bridal party bouquets will have a small note, maybe one of your most memorable moments with that particular person or just a simple meaningful poem.

When the time comes for your “Bouquet Toss Tradition”, stand on a stage (or if your ballroom has a balcony stand on the balcony) and as you are thanking the guests for attending and sharing your big day with you, slowly open up your bouquet (premade, break apart bouquet) and simply throw it at them. Who doesn’t like to be showered with flowers…

And at the end, remember you can always simply hand your bouquet to the person/or persons who means the most to you.

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Ferinoosh Khosravi
Senior Catering Manager

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FREE IN NYC: Talk Show Tix


For a fun and free way to experience NYC attend a taping of one of the many talk shows filmed right here in Manhattan.  Early morning, late night and every talk show in between is at your disposal for chance to catch the latest celebrity interviews, comedy, cooking demos and more.

The best way to secure your seats is to request tickets ahead of time online or by phone.  However standby tickets are generally always an option.

The best advice? Arrive early and be prepared to wait. In the end sitting through a live taping is worth it!

Here’s a list of the top shows with locations and arrival times for standby tickets.

The Today Show 49th & Rockefeller Plaza.  Stand outside from 7am-9am for a chance to be seen in the crowd and meet the famous show hosts.

Good Morning America- Arrive at 44th and Broadway any Monday – Friday at 6:45 a.m. and stand on the audience guest line for standby tickets.

Live! With Regis & Kelly– ABC Lincoln Center Studios, 67th St and Columbus Ave. Arrive no later than 8am for standby tickets.

The View- Anyone looking for tickets on show day must pick up a number from a View Audience Associate between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM at our audience entrance, located at 320 W. 66th Street.

The Martha Stewart Show- Chelsea Studios 221 West 26th Street Between 7th and 8th Avenues.

The Rachael Ray Show- 222 East 44th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The arrival time to receive a standby voucher is 10:15 a.m. (for the 11:30 a.m. taping) and 2:15 p.m. (for the 4:00 p.m. taping).

The Tyra Banks ShowChelsea Studios 221 West 26th Street

The Late Show with David Letterman– Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway (Between 53rd and 54th Streets)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon– For standby tickets, arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the taping under “NBC Studios” marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building).

Saturday Night Live- Possibly the most coveted show tickets around. If you do not enter the yearly lottery for tickets, stand-by tickets are distributed at 7am on the 49th st. side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart- 733 11th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets.  For standby tickets arrive by 4pm at the studio, first come first serve.

The Colbert Report- You can sign up for stand-by tickets by lining up at 4pm at 513 W. 54th Street

*Note several shows have minimum age requirements or that anyone under 18  be accompanied by an adult.

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