Mav’s Fab 5- October 9th, 2012

 Best Dry Dog Food
our 5 picks

California Natural

California Natural pet food has developed their formulas with a focus on promoting pet health by using natural ingredients and eliminating artificial ingredients and chemicals. They also add Taurine, an amino acid that research has suggested can benefit the health of certain breeds.


Orijen pet foods include a variety of protein sources that are geared to the health of your pet. They use regional ingredients that are so high quality they are classified as “fit for human consumption.” They also focus on keeping their formulas “biologically appropriate” for the animals they are designed to nourish.


“Food worthy of a fork” is the Merrick pledge. They use protein and grains sourced from American farmers, and never import ingredients from China. They have used cutting edge nutritional research to perfect their recipes so that pets can have it all.

Newman’s Own Organics Premium Pet Food

Newman’s Own pet food recipes are complete and balanced with the mircro and macro-nutrients that pets need to be at their optimum. They never include wheat, corn, antibiotics, steroids, artificial flavors, colors or dyes.


Evo pet food is grain free, making it one of the highest protein and lowest carb options available for your pooch. This combination enhances pets’ overall wellness, especially for active animals. Customers say they have seen differences in the companions’ activity levels and coat quality when switching to EVO.

Favorite NYC Boutique Hotels
our 5 picks

Gansevoort Park Avenue
420 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

Known for its signature rooftop pool for sunbathing, as well as rooftop bar and lounge, this luxury hotel offers remarkable suites and premium amenities. It’s the second Gansevoort Hotel Group after the original Gansevoort Meatpacking made its debut. Not only is this hotel one of a kind, but it is in the most amazing area, close to tons of restaurants, and shopping. The Gansevoort is also close to some of NYC’s most important attractions including The Empire State Building.

The Thompson Hotel
60 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-0400

This luxury boutique hotel has an amazing rooftop setting that can be very intimate. The staff is said to be one of the best and always seems to take care of the customers needs. At Thompson Hotels they allow for there creative touch to enable you a fantastic night in a contemporary but elegant setting.

The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-8900

The Greenwich Hotel has 88 rooms that are each one of a kind. Whether it is the drawings, silk rugs, or leather settees, no two rooms are alike. Its old world charm is complemented by modern technology and amenities which ensures a perfect stay.

20 East 76th street
New York, NY 10021

This Upper East Side hotel was built in 1926 as a residence hotel. It was then home to many of NYC’s most eccentric celebrities such as JFK. If staying here you may be found in the private roof garden, one of a kind spa, or indulging in one of Café Boulud’s signature cocktails. Not only is the Surrey an ideal stay for all, they offer an amazing pet program, posh pets. If your pet needs to be walked, groomed or even given a bed, Posh pets is sure to do it all!

The Muse
130 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 485-2400

Only a walk away from the best of Midtown New York, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue Shopping, this hotel allows for its customers to enjoy its recent renovation and newly chic atmosphere.  Its calm oasis, lets one escape the non stop activity of Midtown. At the Muse, you can experience an in room spa service to relax you while feeling at home.

Favorite NYC Hotels
our 5 picks

St. Regis
2 East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 753-4500

Among one of the top hotels in New York, the St. Regis is located in the heart of Manhattan and is known for its incomparable services. Forbes Travel Guide voted the St. Regis the Five-Star Award for the 18th consecutive year. The elegance of this hotel comes from its custom-made furnishings and astonishing Butler services including unpacking and packing services, garment pressing, and beverage services.

The Plaza
5th Avenue, at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
(888) 850-0909

Founded in 1907, the Plaza is rated one of New York’s top hotels for the last 100 years. Not only has it been the perfect home for some, but has created ever lasting memories for others. This hotel is said to hold a special place in many hearts and imaginations of people around the world. It has been the location of most lavish social affairs and continues to do so each and every year.

The Setai
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-4005

The Setai Fifth Avenue soars more than 60 stories above of Midtown and allows guests to have one of a kind views. Known for its spacious guest rooms which are among the largest in NYC, they will be sure that you have a pleasant stay. Just a short walk from Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library, the location of the Setai is key!

Four Seasons
57 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 758-5700

This luxury five-star hotel is one of the largest and tallest, towering 52 stories tall and occupying 368 generously sized hotel rooms. Many of these rooms have magnificent views of Central Park while others allow you to see New York’s Skyline at its finest. The Four Seasons is also known for having a Soho art gallery in the lobby!

35 East 76th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-1600

The Carlsyle hotel is one of a kind for its astonishing location that overlooks one of NYC’s true landmarks, Central Park. In 2011, they were voted the best hotel in New York by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice. Guests tend to choose this hotel when looking for an elegant residential atmosphere with refined luxury.


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