ice cream sandwiches, all grown up

July 31st, 2015

August 2nd is perhaps the sweetest day of the year. We’ve got the scoop on where you should be celebrating Ice Cream Sandwich Day (pun intended). Here are our picks for the best childhood favorite revamps.

After work (New York City):
Skip happy hour and satisfy your sweet tooth. As if Shmackary’s cookies weren’t tasty enough on their own, you can amplify your dessert by adding vanilla bean gelato. Choose any two cookies (they have over 65 different flavors) to create the ultimate frozen treat. We suggest one Classic Chocolate Chip and one of their seasonal Blueberry Cobbler cookies- you won’t be disappointed.
Photo Courtesy of Shmackary’s

At the beach (Montauk):
No one feels bikini-ready after a sugar binge. Here’s a way to celebrate and lessen the guilt that your two-piece brings. The Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Sandwich at Harvest on Fort Pond is served with vanilla gelato, hot fudge and raspberry coulis- so not entirely guilt free, but fruit is healthy right?
Photo Courtesy of Yelp(er) Jay G.

At home (your kitchen):
Now this one is definitely not your traditional childhood treat- Cognac-Ice-Cream sandwiches. Inspired by a bakery in San Francisco that refused to separate booze from dessert, this recipe is sure to impress any of your “adult” guests.
Photo Courtesy of The New York Times

In Paradise (Brazil):
Made from cashew nuts of local farms and cacao beans from the garden, UXUA’s homemade ice cream is the center of this savory sweet. When dessert meets innovation, only good things can happen!

runway to the world

July 17th, 2015

After a decades-long hiatus, Men’s Fashion Week returned to the New York runway. A few styles rose to the top of the AMPR list of favorites, probably because we couldn’t help but envision them against the backdrop of the world’s most fashionable travel experiences. Wondering what to pack for a weekend on Nantucket or your next Milan jaunt? Here’s your guide:

Designer: Carlos Campos

A classic look with a contemporary flair. Transition seamlessly from a tour of La Sagrada Familia to dinner at Petit Comité and drinks at El Bar de Majestic.

Designer: Nick Graham

Can you say, Nantucket? The ideal outfit for the land of seafood, sunsets, and seersucker.

Designer: Hvrminn

A suit worthy of the fashion capital that is Milan. A stay at Park Hyatt Milan provides an equally stylish launching point for taking in the sites…and for more shopping.

Designer: Michael Kors

You’ll unquestionably be the most stylish safari-goer in South Africa. The leopard may be the star of andBeyond Exeter River Lodge, but we think you’ll get some admiring looks, too.

Designer: David Hart

Jamaica is calling! The vibrant colors match the spirited sights, smells, and sounds of the island. Sunglasses recommended.

Spotted: Street Style

Granted, they’re not actually runway looks, but Fashion Week attendees/star athletes Victor Cruz and Dwayne Wade look like they stepped off the plane for a Parisian dinner at Le Gabriel. Blue lobster all around, s’il vous plaît!

Photo Credits:
JP Yim/Getty Image, Robin Marchant/Getty Image, Fernanda Calfat/Getty Image, Michael Kors, Mr. Dume, Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images