Toasting My Tiffany’s During Women’s History Month

On International Women’s Day, and during Women’s History Month, I’m reminded of Holly Golightly. I know that in our modern world, women are supposed to be always fiercely independent, competent, smart, outgoing, and fully-together feminist badasses. And, trust me…Most of us are exactly that.

But, I think that most of us also feel that unpopular feeling of insecurity, fear, and restlessness. I think we struggle with the mean reds, crafting our identity, fighting against the “lane” that society has chosen for us, and forcing the world to see us for our successes instead of our bodies.

Toasting Pizza, Parties, and Poetry in the West Village

The Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, The World Trade Center, The Empire State Building, and The West Village. Is anything more quintessential New York? The West Village (“Greenwich Village”) is a beloved neighborhood in Manhattan that stems from a progressive place to one of historic preservation and prosperity. Why is it so beloved? Why is it preserved? And, does it still resonate?

Toasting the American Museum of Natural History

When we are so divided, it’s good to take a moment to see our history – dating back to the very beginning. We may be separated and divided by a lot, but our similarities and binding agents are far stronger in our roots and in our blood than our differences.

Toasting the Fight Against Winter Blues

It’s a month and half into the new year…And, I’ve heard many of my friends, colleagues, and neighbors complain about how depressing this time of year is. Dreary….Cold….Dark….Nothing to do … Continue reading Toasting the Fight Against Winter Blues

Toasting Holiday Spirit in New York City

Sometimes in the blur of city life, you need a reason to stop and be grateful for life, for health, for opportunities, and for those whom you love. Fortunately, New … Continue reading Toasting Holiday Spirit in New York City

Toasting the Moon in North Fork, Long Island

Autumn is in full swing in New York City. Although I honestly do enjoy the cool rains and enjoying my fireplace for the first time for the season, I’m reminded … Continue reading Toasting the Moon in North Fork, Long Island

Top of the Rock, The Edge, One World Observatory, and The Empire State Building: Which One Should You Visit?

When in New York, you’re going to want to see it all. There are four main observation decks in New York City. And all of them offer breathtaking and sweeping views of this beautiful city. But, at $40 a pop, it’s expensive and it takes up a lot of time that you could be spending exploring the parks, getting out on the water, enjoying the food, shopping, or soaking in culture and entertainment. Which one should you visit? Let us help you break it down and choose the right one for you!

Toasting the Moon in Rockaway Beach

I think Rockaway Beach feels like home to those who typically make fun of beach holidays. Those who might be considered cynical. Those who might say, “IDGAF about my reputation.” Those who have more vinyl and leather than rompers and flowers. Those who have escaped their Caribbean roots. Those who value a pint over a mojito. I think this is the Rockaway crowd. They’ll let you have South Beach, just leave them and their beach alone.