When I think of summer, I think of lazy days by the water, cocktails, BBQ, music festivals (and the seemingly endless sessions for waxing, am I right?) Before moving to New York City, I hadn’t imagined spending a summer day on a lobster boat, but when I learned that I could soak up some sun, binge on oysters, lobster, crab legs, and shrimp, sip frosé, and sail the Hudson all at the SAME TIME? I’m in!
Many of us think about the Hudson River being a barrier between New York City and New Jersey. And, it does serve that purpose…ahem…create that commute. However, north of the city, the Hudson River Valley boasts the Palisades, a castle, West Point, yacht clubs, hiking, and the most adorable towns and small cities. This is our favorite day trip out of the city!
There are many reasons to love spring in New York…But, here are our absolute FAVORITES!
Reopening will take a beautiful blend of venue negotiations, finances, resources, talent, staff, and patrons all coming together at the same time. Is it possible? Are they all still here? Will they come back?
Should I Come to New York in 2021? YESSSS!!!! I finally get to update this announcement! If you live in the U.S.A., then go get your vaccine and come visit! As of April 1, quarantine and testing will no longer be mandated. Quarantining for a few days is still recommended, but we are reaching the end of the formal testing, paperwork, and quarantines for domestic travelers! Huzzah!
There’s a common saying in Scandinavia that translates to something like, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” When you’re living in the northernmost part of the … Continue reading Toasting Winter Walks
Central Park, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, OH MY! The New York Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society and was one … Continue reading Toasting the Moon at the NYC Zoos
Upon arriving in New York, it didn’t take me long to discover that I could find all of my old faithful French tea brands like Kusmi, Mariage Frères, and Ladurée. But, it did take me a little longer to discover the almost hidden enclaves of top-tier tea. New York may have the highest tier tea selection in the world due to all of the different cultures bringing their best teas here. Ah, how I love a teapot of cultures!
As we approach the holidays, I can’t help but be sad that I won’t be seeing family this year. I’m sure that’s the same for most of you. My birthday … Continue reading Toasting the Moon at the New York Botanical Garden