Toasting Romance in Baltimore

I would welcome anyone: to listen to the stories of Edgar Allen Poe while sipping a drink at America’s oldest pub (The Horse You Came In On), to listen to jazz and enjoy local oysters at Keystone Korner, to sail around the Harbour with America’s Sailing Tours, to have a crab feast at L.P. Steamers, to see Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key penned The Star Spangled Banner, to walk around Fells Point and get lost in the row houses and architecture, to watch a sunset at Canton Park… Then, tell me how Baltimore isn’t a city to love. Baltimore is “Charm City” and it lives up to its name.

Toasting New York’s Newest Island: Little Island

I’m excited to come see shows at Little Island, while overlooking a sunset on the Hudson. I know that the build-out was controversial, but I’m thankful for donors like Diller who have dreams for the city and the funding to see them into fruition. I think that this idea was beautifully realized and will be a welcome addition to the ever-expanding west side of the city for many decades to come (or at least 20 years!).

Toasting Governors Island

Only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, this ferry-only accessible island is New York’s summer playground – literally. It is 172 acres of gardens, lawns, rolling hills, recreation areas, playgrounds, and concessions. You could spend the day lounging in a hammock overlooking a garden of lavender and butterflies, or you could bring your friends out for a day-long championship of ultimate frisbee, or you could take a date and picnic on a lawn overlooking Manhattan, or you could geek out on American History by scouting out all of the historical plaques, buildings, and museums, or you could bring your family and slide down New York City’s longest slide (57 feet!), or you could simply hang out at the Island Oyster Bar and while the day away with cocktails and oysters. Whatever you decide to do, Governors Island is relaxing, rejuvenating, beautiful, picturesque, and loads of fun.

My Life with a Systems Engineer: 5 Tips to Engineer Your Best Life at Home

Noah is perfectionistic, calculated, careful, grounded, honest, analytical, and systematic. These traits make him an awesome systems engineer and manager at work. These traits also come home with him…

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Adjusting to Tiny Spaces: Downsizing and Upscaling

Tiny island…tons of people…tiny spaces. What did we really “need”? And, what could we improve to make the best use of the space? We decided that saving money on rent would be worth the upfront investment. We’ve spent quite a bit of money on our space-saving ideas. But, we will make the money back in rent/real estate saving within two years!