Toasting Summer Vibes on Pier 17 and the North River Lobster Boat

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!

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Toasting Spring 2021

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!

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 Moon at the NYC Zoos

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

Toasting Tea in Soho and the Lower East Side

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!

Toasting the Moon at the New York Botanical Garden

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