On a quaint corner in #Astoria, New York, sits the neighborhood's eponymous eatery, @astoria_provisions. Co-owner, Jessica Parlatore, was born and raised in Astoria and has seen vast changes in the past few years, "there are several hotels that didn't exist before that are now fully booked, the NYC ferry stop in our neighborhood is about a year old and brings plenty of visitors that are now spending the day in the neighborhood." Astoria Provisions happily welcomes these new visitors with breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and homemade ice cream and pastries. #AmexWelcomed
@socratespark offers #Astoria residents and visitors a waterside space to relax and take in the Manhattan skyline. To compliment the already beautiful view, Socrates houses rotating sculpture exhibits, a majority of which are built on-site, allowing visitors an up-close-and-personal vantage point of the artistic process including installation and de-installation. #AmexLife
Elena & Vivan, owners of @lavender_label, were born and raised in #Astoria, New York, so it became the natural home of their shop. Lavender Label is an apothecary and children's store, carrying handmade bath and body care products as well as a full line of children's clothing, accessories, and toys. "We appreciate how American Express works so hard to support small businesses and even provide us with marketing resources and materials," Vivian explains of her experience owning a small business in the big city. #AmexWelcomed
Want to dine at some of the best restaurants in your city? Make a reservation at @Resy restaurants and dine 8/15/19- 9/30/19 and you can earn 500 Membership Rewards points, up to three times. Tag who you're going to dinner with. Terms apply. Learn more: Resy.com/DineEarnAmex .
Across Manhattan's East River lies one of Queens' most up-and-coming neighborhoods: #Astoria. We took a walking tour of some merchants in the neighborhood. To begin, we checked out @LockwoodShop, a lifestyle and gift store that has been in the neighborhood since 2013. Owner Mackenzi Farquer says, "People in Astoria have a lot of neighborhood pride, which means they're really aware of shopping and eating locally and the impact that has on the small business community here." #AmexWelcomed
Planning your trip to the @USOpen? We visited some of the not-to-miss places to shop, dine and sightsee in Astoria, just across Manhattan's East River. Follow along for more. #AmexWelcomed
Down an alleyway in #Fishtown, Philadelphia is a neon sign in the shape of a peace sign; Inside you'll find Pizzeria Beddia, serving up some of the best pizza the city has to offer. The second venture by Chef Joe Beddia, Pizzeria Beddia is an airy and welcoming space, with a simple, yet elevated pizza-focused menu. From their "angry" pizza arrabbiata to the lettuce salad with fish sauce vinaigrette, you'll want return to their neon sign for more. #AmexWelcomed
American Express and Newly-acquired @Resy Unveil New Culinary Collaborations Kicking Off In August. The Programming is a first taste of how the two brands will join forces to curate unique offerings for Card Members and Restaurant Partners. Read More: https://amex.co/2KkAuUA #AmexNews
Visit @sousoukyoto in #Nakagyoku. Sou Sou mixes traditional Japanese garments and patterns with modern fabrics and designs, to create easy-to-wear apparel and goods. Card Members can visit any of Sou Sou's eight stores across #Kyoto, as each foucuses on a different product. The shoe store features tabi shoes, an icon of Japan with their unique split-toe style, which have grown from a functional item to a statement piece for the fashion-forward. #AmexLife
Inside what was previously a turn-of-the-century elevator factory, lies @reanimatorcoffee, the first specialty coffee shop in the Fishtown/South Kensington neighborhood of Philly. In addition to their year-round blends, ReAnimator offers a selection of limited release coffees, fresh off harvest. Director of Coffee, Matt Scottoline, told us they rely on American Express for things like travel to source coffees and that welcoming American Express in the shops "was a no brainer." #AmexWelcomed
The Philadelphia Record Exchange in Fishtown is the perfect place to buy, sell, and enjoy R&B, jazz, rock or whatever type of music strikes your chord. @philarecx has become a community staple since it opened in 1985 and accepts American Express for everything from collector's edition vinyls to your guilty pleasure albums on CD or even cassette. #AmexWelcomed
#Fishtown, Phildelphia is known as the city's new hub for food, art, culture and unique shops. One of those is a boutique called @franklinandpoe — founders Andrew Li and Chris Caquelin met during a miltary deployment overseas, and after discovering a mutual interest in U.S.-made denim, the pair began plans for their shop which focuses on products like quality denim and heritage goods. "Many of our customers choose to shop with us because we are a small business and carry brands that are small businesses," says Li. "It is rare to find a company that promotes small businesses like American Express does," which is why Franklin & Poe chose to welcome American Express Cards in their store. #AmexWelcomed
When 3-day weekends aren’t enough, take more "me time." We encouraged Card Members to embrace the 5-day weekend at the @TheBeekmanNY, a Fine Hotels & Resorts property. With rooms designed to highlight a perfect 5-day NY vacation, we educated guests on how to maximize their next getaway with #AmexTravel.
@bowiesalon in #CapitolHillSeattle is owned by Stacie Bowie and Scott McHugh, who have been living and working in the neighborhood for over 25 years. A recipient of several local and national awards, Scott says, "We take enormous pride in representing the highest standards in the hair industry with the quality, service, and continuing education for our staff...elevating [our guests'] experience is what we strive to do, and Amex has been a very positive partner in creating that experience." #AmexWelcomed
In #CapitolHill, #Seattle, neigborhood cafe, @harrysfinefoods serves up fresh, farm-to-table fare. "We created a gathering place for all walks of life so that our community thrives," says Julian Hagood. With communal tables and a vibrant garden, diners can relax and reconnect with one another. "It creates a platfrom so unlikely neighbors might become acquainted." Use your American Express Card at Harry's Fine Foods and more locations than ever; in 2018, 1.6 million more places joined in welcoming American Express® Cards. #AmexWelcomed
It’s #NationalIceCreamDay and we love a good reason to indulge. We stopped by @malai_icecream to taste decadent flavors inspired by Indian cuisine – like Rose and Masala Chai. Owner, Pooja, says her cultural heritage and family, as well as great ideas from customers, inspire the magic behind Malai. What’s your go to ice cream flavor? #AmexWelcomed
@homesteadseattle is a vintage furniture, rugs, and plants shop in #CapitolHill, #Seattle. Co-founder, Ryan Tansey set up shop in the neighborhood because it is built on small businesses. "We've been able to connect with other businesses in the neighborhood just by helping them set up their spaces," Ryan explains. Working with so many other businesses, Homstead, "noticed a lot of [other businesses] were using Amex for their business purchases," so it made for seamless and quick processes. #AmexWelcomed
Since 1993, @rudysbarbershop has played a central role in #Seattle's #CapitolHill neighborhood. Today, with more than two dozen shops across the country, Rudy's has remained a welcoming, comfortable place for people from all walks of life to hang out and get a fresh cut. Rudy's also supports community events in #CapitolHillSeattle and partners with several LGBTQ+ organizations in the area. Rudy's embodies their 'For Everybody' roots in all they do, including their welcoming of American Express Cards. Danny Segal, Rudy's Creative Director, affirms, "American Express is a trusted provider, so for us, it's another reason to know and trust Rudy's." #AmexWelcomed
Summer travel season is here! With the newly renamed @HiltonHonors American Express Surpass® Card, we are celebrating with limited-time welcome offers for new Card Members. Learn more here: https://amex.co/2XZRzqi #HiltonHonors
@frankieandjos, named after its co-founders' late grandmothers, is a plant-based, gluten-free ice cream shop in the heart of #Seattle's #CapitolHill neighborhood. All of the flavors, including Salty Caramel Ash, Gingered Golden Milk, and Beet Strawberry Rose sorbet are made in-house from raw, sprouted nuts and filtered water. #AmexWelcomed
Wimbledon Village is “commonly known as where town meets country,” explains the owner of @thaithorestaurants, Christina Santichatak, “it offers the perfect day if you are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of central London.” Thai Tho is a local family-run Thai restaurant that has been serving the neighborhood for over 20 years. #AmexWelcomed
@dropshotcoffeeldn brought coffee and brunch to the neighborhood, as “locals comment that we’ve really changed the face of Southfields,” says Owner, Ed Savitt. And with a location so central to the All England Tennis Club, “we get international visitors passing by throughout the year and in huge numbers during the Wimbledon Championships, a lot of whom use American Express, so it’s great that it’s so simple for them to pay with their normal credit card." #AmexWelcomed
The Wimbledon area of southwest London is best known as the home of tennis, but there is also a charming village filled with great places to shop, dine and explore year-round. We asked our partner @andymurray to share some not-to-miss cafés and restaurants around #Wimbledon. Follow along to hear where you may find Andy during his time off the courts. #AmexWelcomed
Today we are saying “pass the fries” at @shakeshack on #NationalFrenchFry day. Enrolled Gold Card Members can receive up to $10 a month (up to $120 a year) in dining credits when they use their #AmexGold Card at participating Shake Shack locations. Get a Card Member to refer you for the Limited-Edition Rose Gold Card before its gone 7/17/19. Terms apply. americanexpress.com/amexgold
Embracing over 480 years of Japanese culture, Nakamuraro was originally started as a café serving Japanese tea and sweets, but evolved to become one of the go-to places among locals in the heart of Kyoto. During Japan’s modernization period, Nakamuraro attracted influential patrons in Japanese society including, artists, foreign dignitaries and Japanese nobles. Today, guests visit Nakamura-ro to embrace the history of the building and for its signature tofu dish. #AmexLife
We’re excited to have @davidchang curate his summer must-haves available with our partner @boxedwholesale to celebrate the limited edition #RoseGold Card available through 7/19/19! (https://amex.co/RoseGoldCard)! Eligible American Express Card Members can also earn 10X Membership Rewards points on David’s essentials and other qualifying purchases from Boxed. Terms apply. https://www.boxed.com/m/amexsummer
In the central #Nakagyoku ward, perched along Kyoto’s popular Kamo River is the @ritzcarltonkyoto, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property. The Ritz Carlton Kyoto offers guests a 5-star luxury experience unique to the local culture of the city. Upon arrival, expect a kimono-clad host to guide you to your room for check-in over traditional Japanese tea. Lose yourself among the property’s 400+ pieces of modern Japanese artwork, and immerse your senses in indigenous treatments at the luxury spa. No stay is complete without a tour of the garden, followed by a private signature dining experience. #AmexTravel
Thanks to @venuswilliams for stopping by our Fan Experience at Wimbledon and setting a new high score on our VR Champion’s Rally!
We’re excited to offer Amex® Card Members exclusive access and benefits to make their time at Wimbledon a special experience, but the Championships wouldn’t happen without these key players. We’re proudly backing those that make Wimbledon happen. Watch their stories and follow for updates from the grounds. #AmexLife
To celebrate #Pride and the small businesses who boldly support our LGBTQ+ community, #TeamAmex colleagues delivered #ShopSmall Pride swag to a few NYC businesses. Check out our stories to see more from some of the businesses proudly backing love. #AmexPride
SEMPRE AL TUO FIANCO, ANCHE IN ITALIA! Follow along Italy, with American Express on @americanexpress_it
Cheers, Rose Gold is back! Eligible Card Members: Refer a Friend for the Limited-Edition Rose Gold Card before it’s gone on 7/17/19. Terms apply. #AmexGold https://amex.co/RoseGoldCard
He will come to our rescue, wipe away our fears, teach us life's greatest lessons and a whole lot more. Today we celebrate all Dad does for us. These #TeamAmex Dads are an inspiration at home and a big part of what makes American Express a great place to work. Happy #FathersDay to all the superhero Dads out there.
Meet the team from @lacocinasf, a culinary non-profit, whose mission is to cultivate low-income, diverse food entrepreneurs, as they support and grow their businesses. It was an honor to hear their story at the 30th Annual American Express Restaurant Trade Program and get a taste of how they are driving positive change within the #SanFrancisco restaurant community and beyond. American Express is proud to back innovation and growth in the restaurant industry and is happy to provide a platform in #AmexTrade for chefs and restaurants to connect and discuss important topics, including business success, diversity and inclusion, and the future of hospitality.
Just arrived in Aspen to spend the weekend with some of the best in the restaurant industry. Follow along in our Stories as we bring you inspiration and the latest food and hospitality trends from our partners. It’s thanks to relationships like these that we’re able to offer Card Members exclusive dining experiences around the world! #fwclassic
We're excited to share that #AmexForFoodies has landed in Perú with Pia León and Global Dining Collection Chef Virgilio Martínez. Together they hosted a 9-course dinner for Peruvian Card Members inspired in the main elements of Inca gastronomy. More experiences are coming to LATAM. Stay up to date on the latest by following #AmexForFoodies
Will Guidara, co-owner of #NYC's @elevenmadisonpark @made_nice and @thenomadhotel will also be joining us in #Aspen for our 30th annual Restaurant Trade Program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It's always so good to get time with some of the people I love most in the industry...Every year I leave inspired after great conversations to come back to my restaurants and get back to work!" -- @wguidara #AmexTrade
We caught up with @JordanSalcito, founder of @DrinkRamona, and 14-year veteran of the Restaurant Trade Program at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jordan shared that the Trade Program “provides such an incredible place for thought leaders across [the] industry to convene and connect. It’s an incredible opportunity for continued learning and growth.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -- We’re proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Express Restaurant Trade Program and to continue backing valued partners like Jordan. #AmexTrade
This week, we're excited to showcase some of our world-renowned dining partners like Chef Michael Solomonov of @ZahavRestaurant, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Express Restaurant Trade Program at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Solomonov reflects fondly on his experience: "You're surrounded by people that are at the peak of their careers or have shaped the industry...We're in such an ever-changing industry and there's no better time than the current to get informed of certain practices and industry trends." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll be catching up with more of our partners and giving you an inside look at all the delicious happenings from Aspen. Stay tuned! #AmexTrade
Start checking off those wish list destinations by using the #AmexGold Card to earn 3X Membership Rewards points when you book flights directly with airlines or on AmexTravel.com. Don’t let those redeye flights stop you. Where are you off to next? Terms apply. americanexpress.com/amexgold
With 4X Membership Rewards points at U.S. supermarkets, planning a #sunset picnic is more rewarding than ever! Use the American Express Gold Card when you grocery shop to make the most of every purchase. Points limit & terms apply. #AmexGold https://amex.co/RoseGoldCard
Get all the supplies you need to host the perfect #goldenhour summer BBQ, with up to $10 per month in statement credits (up to an annual savings of $120) with partners like @BoxedWholesale, when you pay with the #AmexGold Card. Enrollment required & terms apply. americanexpress.com/amexgold
U.S. Gold Card Members can now earn 4X Membership Rewards points on restaurants worldwide. So whether you’re treating yourself at your hometown corner café or dining outside @Dishoom in London at #goldenhour, American Express helps foodies get the most from their dining experiences. Terms apply. #AmexGold americanexpress.com/amexgold
Get the most out of your lunch at places like @astoria_provisions. For a limited time, earn 75,000 bonus miles toward your next getaway with the @Delta Platinum SkyMiles® Credit Card. Offer ends 7/2/2019. Learn more at delta.com/ax. Terms Apply.
Last week @NaomiWatts helped us host an immersive event at The Beekman Hotel in New York City, a Fine Hotels & Resorts property, where guests were provided a taste of the perfect five-day weekend. Check out her expert travel tips, from how to beat jetlag to packing for a five-day weekend using just a carry-on, and tag your travel buddy in the comments. https://amex.co/2EQ5ets #AmexTravel
@TheBeekmanNY, a Fine Hotels & Resorts property, provides guests a stunning and historic base near some of New York’s most famous landmarks. Exploring the recently renovated structure, #AmexAmbassador @GaranceDore, was able take in the hotel’s centerpiece, a one-of-a-kind atrium. #AmexTravel
NYC Subway Riders – Don’t Tap and Pay Without It. Learn more about how American Express Card Members with contactless Cards or digital wallets can now tap to pay to board the 4/5/6 lines at select stations and all MTA buses on Staten Island. https://amex.co/2wu0Cos
Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Members enjoyed a birds-eye view of the stage from the VIP Viewing Suite at BottleRock Napa Valley, while relaxing and refreshing with food and drinks, customized hats and fanny packs and a braid bar. Festivalgoers were able to “swing by” a unique art installation created by @apexer. Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Members, be sure to opt in to receive emails to stay up to date on the latest events! #mbonvoyamex
Big life change ahead? MyCredit Guide™ can help you take charge of your credit, so you’re ready for bumps along the road. Learn more and enroll today. https://amex.co/2VTVcNW