The Ribollita Tuscan Bread Soup is just one of the items on MC Kitchen's new weekend  brunch menu. The chic new bistro's is serving up a hearty, homemade Italian brunch, every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Our own little corner of the world was featured in the NYT this past weekend. Announcements in the article were the coming of boutiques: Tom Ford, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Zegna. You can read the entire piece here

Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology teamed up with Taschen to create the encyclopedic, Fashion A-Z covering a century's worth of iconic designers. Available now the limited designer editions, is crafted by hand in Italy, stamped with a unique number, and bound in fabric created by one of six select designers Akris, Etro, Prada, Missoni, Stella McCartney, and Diane Von Furstenberg. 

The perfect way to wrap up the first week of 2013? Indulging in an exquisite new brunch at Harry's. From 11am - 4pm you can feast on short rib casserole, breakfast pizzas, anise sticky buns and more  Full menu here.

Designer Jonathan Adler stopped by his namesake shop last week to sign copies of his new book 100 Ways To Happy Chic Your Life. Below are a few approp tips for starting off 2013.