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These Are Officially the Best Bars in America

For whoever needs a stiff drink right about now….

Here’s a rhetorical question for you: It’s Election Day Four—who needs a stiff drink? 

Serendipitously, the World’s Best Bar Awards announced the top watering holes in America just yesterday. (They did also announce the best bars globally. But thanks to the raging coronavirus pandemic in this country, we can’t cross international borders, so that’s irrelevant!) So as Friday night nears, here’s a handy guide for where to order a state-of-the-art cocktail while anxiously awaiting the state of the union.

Dante (New York)

The official best bar in America? That would be Dante, the 104-year-old institution that recently opened a second outpost in the West Village. Under the leadership of Linden Pride and Nathalie Hudson, they’ve become a critical darling—in 2019, they took the official crown as The Best Bar in World. This year they claimed second place, making them the top spot in North America.

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With an outdoor dining setup that echoes the bistros and cafés of Europe, it’s the perfect place to have an aperitif al fresco this fall. Especially with their new warm drinks menu, which includes a hot buttered rum with raspberries or hot smoked toddy with marmalade.

Attaboy (New York and Nashville)

There is no menu at Attaboy, a custom craft cocktail bar in New York and Nashville that’s been a staple on the World’s Best Bar ranking for the past several years. (Currently, they’re ranked as number 12 in the world, and second in America.) Instead, you just tell the bartender what you’re feeling. Which, let’s be real—is probably a lot.

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NoMad Bar (New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas)

The NoMad Bar, which is ranked as the third best bar in America, is closed at each of its respective hotel hotspots in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. But when they do reopen, you should go there. Especially those in Clark County—who, thanks to John King’s magic map, I now care about deeply.

Katana Kitten (New York)

This Japanese cocktail bar, ranked as 16th best bar in the world and fourth in America, is the epitome of cool: there are vintage posters from Tokyo, a retro playlist, and decor inspired by Japan’s Taiso period—known as the country’s jazz age. Order a Toki highball and stay awhile.

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Employee’s Only (New York and Los Angeles)

There have been 12 years, and 12 editions, of the World’s Best Bar Awards. Employee’s Only has been listed on every single one. This year, they rank 38th in the world and fifth in America. Credited with bringing the mixologist movement to New York City, it’s got a prohibition-style vibe that makes it perennially popular with Gotham’s denizens. In 2018, they opened a second watering hole in West Hollywood.

Café La Trova (Miami, Florida)

A haunt in the heart of Little Havana, Café La Trova crafts creative cocktails Cubanos: think mojitos, frozen banana daiquiris, and a Hotel Nacional (pineapple rum, apricot liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice). It makes its debut at number 70 globally.

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Shreyaa Sumi: A Red Carpet Sensation with a Story of Triumph

In the glitzy world of fashion and entertainment, certain personalities shine bright, capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide. One such luminary is Shreyaa Sumi, a multi-talented individual who has left an indelible mark on the global fashion scene. Shreyaa has become a symbol of success, juggling roles as an American model, actress, and a devoted wife and mother. Let’s delve into the fascinating journey of this accomplished individual who recently graced the Los Angeles fashion show with her stunning presence.

Red Carpet Glamour at Los Angeles Fashion Show:

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Shreyaa Sumi recently stole the spotlight at a Los Angeles fashion show, turning heads with her radiant red look. The Instagram sensation posted a video flaunting her glamorous ensemble – a short and sassy red dress paired with long black shoes and a chic red jacket. The caption, “What time is it? It’s showtime! Thank you for inviting me to your private NY Red Carpet event,” exuded confidence and excitement. The location tag placed her at the heart of the entertainment world – Los Angeles, Hollywood.

Early Life and Modelling Beginnings:

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Shreyaa Sumi embarked on her modeling journey in India, where her passion for fashion and media first took root. However, it wasn’t until she moved to the United States with her husband Vijai, that she decided to pursue her dreams on an international scale. From that point forward, there was no looking back for Shreyaa.

Family and Personal Life:

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Beyond the glitz and glamour, Shreyaa Sumi is a proud wife to Vijai and a doting mother to her daughter, Sia Vijai. Her ability to balance a thriving career with family life is a testament to her resilience and dedication. In media interviews, Shreyaa has openly shared how her family has been her pillar of support, standing by her throughout her journey to turn dreams into reality.

Awards and Accolades:

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Shreyaa Sumi’s success in the fashion industry is underscored by a slew of prestigious awards. In 2022, she clinched the title of Mrs Universe Asia USA, a testament to her excellence on the international stage. Additionally, she has been honored with a doctorate, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the fields of media and fashion. Shreyaa also holds the Asia’s Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award, further solidifying her status as an industry trailblazer.

Shreyaa Sumi’s story is one of triumph, resilience, and unwavering determination. From her modest beginnings in Tamilnadu, India, to gracing the red carpet in Hollywood, she has come a long way. As an American model, actress, and a devoted wife and mother, Shreyaa Sumi continues to inspire aspiring individuals in the fashion and entertainment industry. With a string of accolades to her name and a supportive family by her side, Shreyaa is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the world of glamour and fame.

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The Official Look at New Balance 580 GORE-TEX “Kombu Green”

New Balance 580 GORE-TEX

After unveiling the New Balance 580 GORE-TEX in the striking “Black Magnet” colorway, New Balance is introducing yet another iteration of the popular sneaker, this time in a refreshing “Kombu Green” hue.

Determined to provide options that withstand winter’s harshest conditions, the shoe is meticulously crafted using a combination of suede and mesh materials, integrating advanced waterproof GORE-TEX technology, Roll-Bar tech, and ABZORB cushioning for optimal functionality, comfort, and stability. Diverging from the darker tones of the “Black Magnet” version, the “Kombu Green” edition predominantly features an army green tone on the suede overlays and upper. Complementing this, the midsole is highlighted in grey, while the Vibram outsole receives sleek black accents.

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Scheduled for release by the year’s end, the New Balance 580 GORE-TEX “Kombu Green” will be available for $170 USD at select retailers and through the official New Balance online store.

In unrelated footwear updates, take an official look at the Nike Air Max 1 “White/University Gold.”

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