Shandana A. Durrani is a travel and lifestyle journalist based in New York City. She is the author of "Day Trips from New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, 2011) and co-author of "Insiders' Guide to New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, 2011), both travel guidebooks.
She was Cigar Aficionado magazine's Travel Editor for more than 10 years and has visited such far-flung locales as New Zealand, The Maldives, Pakistan, Kashmir, France, Norway and Michigan for work and pleasure.
Her articles have appeared in a number of high-profile publications and websites including Condé Nast Traveler, Wine Spectator, Glamour, Silverkris, Haute Living, Jetsetter.com and NYMag.com. She is a Contributing Editor at luxury lifestyle website GoodLifeReport.com and the New York Editor for London-based travel site, Simonseeks.com. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There once was a time when you’d visit a restaurant and not know who the maestro was crafting the culinary repast. My, how times have changed. Today, many restaurants succeed or fail based solely on the name of the owner/chefs.
If you’re not a wo... Go to Article
This island has enraptured many throughout the centuries. The ancient Polynesians, legend has it, canoed their way across the vast Pacific Ocean to lay claim to its green valleys and white sand beaches.
Then came Captain Cook and finally British ... Go to Article
If you want to learn about fashion from bigwigs in the business, head to Teen Vogue’s Fashion University webinar, now running until the end of the year. Budding designers and fashionistas can watch seminars hosted by fashion heavyweights such a... Go to Story
Celebrities such as Susan Lucci, Drew Carey, Martina McBride and Darius Rucker attended the 36th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the largest... Go to Story
Delays. Delays. Delays. While New Yorkers are used to delays due to legal snafus and zoning restrictions, a delay of more than a year is usually unheard of when it comes to a hotel opening. The Nolitan hotel, the first establishment of its kind to be... Go to Story
One of the last collections to be shown at IMG Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was the Spring/Summer 2012 show by up-and-comer Elene Cassis. And it was well worth the wait.
Cassis, a 2009 Parsons School of Design grad, showed an impressive array of sh... Go to Article
IMG Merecedes Benz Fashion Week brings out every fashionista or wannabe in New York City twice a year. Although I would hardly call myself a fashionista —much as I love beautiful clothes — I, too, felt the need to dress to impress and head to the ten... Go to Article
Since the spring, one exhibit more than any other at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has lured thousands of visitors. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a retrospective of the late British designer's head-turning avant-garde looks, has broken at... Go to Article
Summer usually means heading to the beach to enjoy the waves, sunshine and the company of friends. But for anyone not lucky enough to have a Hamptons share, there are plenty of places to spice up your social life should you stay in the city. Rooftop ... Go to Article
We can be riddled with guilt and let it consume us. Or we can transform the negative emotion into something more positive. If you're the type of man who walks to the beat of his own drum, who does as he pleases with nary a thought to the consequences... Go to Article
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