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BELLA’S FAB 5

It’s time to indulge the five senses as we watch summer transition into fall. Here are the best ways to experience smell, taste, sight, touch, and sound to ready yourself for life’s adventures this month. By Norah Bradford

TASTE: Delmonico’s Restaurant

SIGHT: Dead Rabbit Take in the sights (and taste) of cocktails from the world’s best bar, according to Worlds50BestBars.com, at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in downtown Manhattan. You’ll love the Victorian 1850s-style tavern, which is authentic to the point of having a wood and sawdust floor dating back to the period. Try the “Talk of the Devil,” which mixes Argentinian with American Navy gin alongside champagne and vermouth. DeadRabbitNYC.com

Visit the new FiDi (Financial District) in New York for an old-school experience, dining at America’s first fine dining restaurant, Delmonico’s. The restaurant pioneered a number of firsts, including private dining rooms, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, and the first Eggs Benedict prepared in America. Fast forward 180 years to the 2018 menu, which features signature dishes, such as the American Wagyu Tartare, which includes smoked onion crema, potato chips, and quail eggs. For entrées aside from the signature Delmonico steak, try the Salt Brick Amish Chicken. For dessert, the Vanilla Crème Brulee with rhubarb marmalade offers a tart finish to a sumptuous meal. DelmonicosRestaurant.com

SMELL: Lola & Leone Perfume Olga Litvinenko, known to her friends as “Lola,” came across this fragrance while preparing for a society event and uncovered the secret that had been hiding in a perfume bottle from the South of France. Wearing the perfume attracted the attention of a number of fellow guests who inquired about her essence throughout the evening.  It was then that Lola decided to make it available to the rest of the world. The perfume’s moniker has both meaning and purpose—it combines the name of a friend who tragically drowned when Lola was 23-years-old with her own.  A hand-signed, limited edition of Lola & Leone 100mL 3.3fl. oz. Eau De Parfum includes a refined combination of wood oils, rose, pear, orris, bergamot, star anise, and gardenias. Fresh and sophisticated, this perfume will leave a lasting and “scent”sational impression every time. LolaLeone.com

TOUCH: SANGRIA LOLEA PARTY KIT What does it take to add a touch of pop to your party? A group of friends and the Sangria LOLEA Party Kit, of course! Sangria LOLEA is a Spanish brand of premium and frizzante sangrias and wine cocktails that joins tradition and heritage into a perfect combo of wine and fruit with a touch of fizziness. The party starts when LOLEA arrives—just add ice and enjoy! SangriaLolea.com 64

SOUND: Bruno Mars 24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR IN NYC The concert of the month is music sensation Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn for two nights only—October 4-5. His most recent hit song, 24K Magic, has received in excess of 1 billion views on YouTube. StubHub ranked Mars the site’s biggest touring act of the year. BrunoMars.com

BELLA New York -September/October 2018 The Fashion Issue featuring Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger  

BELLA New York -September/October 2018: The Fashion Issue featuring Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

BELLA New York -September/October 2018 The Fashion Issue featuring Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger  

BELLA New York -September/October 2018: The Fashion Issue featuring Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

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