Castell Rooftop Lounge Spring Launch was incredible
April 26, 2019

Hiiii. It’s beginning to look a lot like rooftop season!!!

Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge is the definition of cozy leisure. It is a spot where you would want to bring your friends for the views of the Big Apple at an elevated level as the ambience will blow you away. You can opt to sit outside on the patio on a nice sunny day and the sunrays will give you enough radiant beams to snap the right angles. There is also the option of sitting by the fire as you can volunteer to be the photographer for others because a selfie will not cut it get a full body pic. You’ll thank me later or you can sing your best rendition of Alicia Keys the note “this girl is on fireeeeeee.”

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Last night a new name for a Spring drink was introduced at the Spring launch party. There were many submissions but only one can take home the glory and bragging rights of having a namesake drink in a splashy establishment. In addition to that perk the winner receives their namesake drink for free upon every visit for a year. The ‘What She’s Having’ contains Greenhook Gin, Greenhook ‘Beach Plum’ Gin, hibiscus, fresh lemon and Cava.

That is a cool and innovative way to engage with patrons andddd (insert a drum roll please) the name of the drink is ‘What she’s having.’ Clever, rightttt it gives you the wow factor but as you order it you have to picture the scenario. Bartender: “What can I get you?” You, Me, Him, Her: I’ll have the… (wait for it…) What she’s having.” The crowd gasps the exchange is both ingenious and cute to me if you haven’t figured it out yet. (Smile) Who kept the tunes going all night long? None other than [Instagram] @djrichkid I hope he becomes a resident DJ as he kept me dancing the night away and bopping in my section when my food came. Curtsy to you as the dance floor was never vacant with moving feet and swaying arms.

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Imagine inviting your friends out for drinks and you are squad goals. I’m that friend, family member and person that would remind and ask everyone if they knew an awesome person named the drink they had. In Smokey’s voice “that’s my dawg.” Lol. I do it all the time to my sister Project Pattie who is an Executive Chef. “Did you know my sister made that with ounces of love because it’s made from stratch?” I am her biggest fan.

Onto the food at Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge the french fries were pure stomach joy as they were already seasoned and aioli sauce accompanied it on the side. Both ways are a YES and the aioli sauce gave it a mpre flavorful kick. I also ordered the chicken skewer which comes with avacado on a half toasted pita with a salad on the side.

The greenery that surrounds the rooftop makes it earthy, serene and a place to be socialable. The sophisticated chic atmosphere is much due to the decor as it feels as if you are welcomed and have been escorted into the living room for tranquility as you are surrounded by beautiful vibes and people.

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Samuel Hill, the manager and the man behind many talents, excellent hospitality and superb overall professionalism is the reason for this establishment’s success. When picking a location to catch up with friends location, inclusivity and the desire to have a good time all the while show everyone that you did with a subtle check this spot out post or tweet. Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge is located in the heart of Times Square inside the AC Hotel NY Times (260 W 40th St. NY, NY 10018) on the 21st floor.

The selection of food and drinks will capture the eyes on the menu and win your stomach over with each bite. Another added bonus is that they even took the liberty to make 2 signature drinks for those who choose to partake in alcoholic beverages.

Carol’s Daughter

If you dare to visit let us know your thoughts and what you ordered.

[Instagram: @castellnyc and me @chanelspeedy.]

One last request while you are at Castell Rooftop Lounge either two step one time for me or do it for Lil’ Saint. 🙂

Herve Leger

Don’t forget to hashtag your experience #castellnyc

To my readers, stay splashy!

Bergdorf Goodman (Neiman Marcus)

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1st Annual Kick Back Against Bullying Sneaker Drive
October 3, 2017

The Mayor of NYC Bill Blasio awarded the #iSmileForAngele campaign efforts in the 1st Annual Kick Back Against Bullying Sneaker Drive during Suicide Prevention Month.

Hiiii splashy readers this weekend was nothing short of AMAZING! On Saturday September 30th at Bakery HNY sneaker store [1457 Amsterdam Avenue] the #iSmileForAngele 1st Annual Kick Back Against Bullying Sneaker Drive was held. The mission of the event was to service children within our communities and school system who maybe homeless or living in shelters by providing new or gently used sneakers as we fight to prevent bullying. The reassurance of confidence starts within our children knowing they are important and valued.

Bakery HNY

Donated kicks

Donated kicks

I am excited to type 325 sneakers were allocated to 3 shelters in Harlem. Upon delivering the donated sneakers I learned that many families were displaced due to a huge fire over the weekend. That made me feel good knowing that families will benefit from all of the contributions. The day was filled with laughs, support and most of all love. I grew up in Harlem and my mother has always instilled that helping others in need is a blessing as you are so fortunate in life. Every donated sneaker was accompanied with an inspirational note to reassurance the recipient that you are worthy and you will rise from your present circumstance.

My support system entrepreneurs Gracie and Latoya.

Everyone came together from a simple idea that was executed by teamwork. I am still in awe and glad that I can be of assistance in any way possible. If you have a goal, write it down, build a team and DO IT! I could not have completed my mission without the help of Gracie Cedres, Latoya Wyman, Kathleen Delva and Cheo owner of Bakery HNY; they all were key component parts alongside every single person who donated their new/gently used sneakers and new socks!

Cheo and Kathleen posing in Bakery HNY sneaker store with some of the donated kicks from the event.

It was a great day at the start of the event it drizzled a little bit however, the love of giving back outweighed the rain with sunshine. The day was beautiful as kid’s joined and learned the importance of helping others in need. Papa John’s pizza was sponsored by Indie Brokers and it was nice to see children interacting with adults playing charades.

Overall, the event was a success and it just goes to show how a simple idea can take off with support from your community. The donations will allievate parents, bring smiles to children’s face and make the donators feel impactful that their contribution helped. I will continue to team up with other driven entrepreneurs to ensure we do our part in seeing that there is change with gestures, education and fun in the community.

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