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Enjoy an Easter meal with your family (Courtesy Kevin Curtis/Unsplash)

If you're in NYC on Easter Weekend, let someone else handle the food while you catch up with family.

(Photo by Srikanta H.U.)

Santa Claus isn’t coming to town… he’s already here! Check out where your little one can meet the Man in Red.

Soft-spoken celebrity chef and TV personality and Geoffrey Zakarian talks food, France, family and what it takes to be an Iron Chef.

Ever since she made her print debut in 1955, Eloise--that six-year-old, self-styled "city child" who lives at The Plaza--has been a favorite. After all, who wouldn't love to have the run of a landmark hotel, getting anything you want with the magic words "charge it, please"? She's come to symbolize not just The Plaza, but the NYC lifestyle itself—and the uninhibited joy it can inspire (perenially on the go, Eloise tends to talk in exclamation points and loooong syllables). First editions of the original Eloise, signed by author Kay Thompson and illustrator Hilary Knight, often come with $2,000 or even $3,000 price tags.

I’m a movie buff and have always been drawn to holiday films set in New York City. Of course this sprawling metropolis is breathtaking draped in a blanket of fresh snow—complete with holiday lights peppered throughout—but more than that, I’ve always loved how some of the city’s most iconic institutions can be seen decked out in festive decorations.

I went to a special tea party the other day. It was in honor of Eloise, that famous six-year-old resident of NYC's most famous hotel, The Plaza, and her favorite mostly companion (next to her Nanny, dog Weenie and turtle Skiperdee, of course): artist Hilary Knight, whose pen first sketched the little lady almost 60 years ago.

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