A Perfect Weekend. In Good Company

I’ve never been a fan of the Hamptons, a part of Long Island where every summer a large contingent of seemingly moneyed New Yorkers spend their summer.  To me, it’s like Manhattan-at-the-Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the houses huge (who needs that many rooms!) but the idea of spending my weekend in towns where Main … Continue reading

Fabulously Exhausting.

Part of the beauty of living in NYC is that sometimes life’s adventures snowball and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of amazing experiences. My life last week, was quite fabulous but also quite exhausting: Sunday: Brunch with oyster topped Bloody Marys to celebrate the crutches being retired followed by strolling through Cobble Hill window shopping. … Continue reading

Crutch. Step. Karma.

I’ve spent the last few days hobbling around NYC on crutches to the point that yesterday when I graduated to using just the one, my shoulders thanked me. It’s been a long week. Monday, I attempted commuting to work by subway and though not impossible it was so physically exhausting that I had to take a … Continue reading

I Need an App for That

About three years ago I turned off cable and switched to watching TV via streaming channels only. To make it more enjoyable I bought a Roku player that enables me to watch my shows on an actual TV instead of my laptop. To watch my favorite shows without having to scour the internet: I subscribe … Continue reading

Crutches: Day 4

Forgive the “woe, is me” post but my arms and shoulders are killing me. My left calf muscle, which I’d been doing rehab on for fatigue of the soleus muscle, throbs dully.  My exercise and diet plan for my friend’s wedding in 7 weeks has been derailed and I passed out at 8pm last night from the sheer exhaustion of … Continue reading

Facebook Feed Oscars Recap

I skipped the Oscars this year opting instead for a marathon streaming of Line of Duty on Hulu. After the series ended I checked my Facebook feed to see what I had missed. It would seem… there were too many men with long blonde hair people were loving to hate or hating to love Anne Hathaway most of … Continue reading

An Eventful Saturday

Four years running the New York Shakespeare Exchange has hosted ShakesBEER. It is (to my knowledge) the only bard and beer crawl in NYC. Simply put, they act out a scene from different works by Shakespeare at four different bars with cast and audience intermingled. The coolest part is that they don’t do it in … Continue reading

Inspired by Good Spirits

Last night was the 2013 edition of  Good Spirits which though sponsored by Edible Manhattan could have just as easily been sponsored by Edible Brooklyn as the mix of restaurants/distillers/bars did seem to skew to Kings County. No matter, it rocked. I really do love Good Spirits because unlike other food/cocktail events in NYC they seem to have … Continue reading

Wisdom Discovered in Ageing

The best things in life are aged… Cheese, steak, wine, spirits, friendships, great houses, vintage clothes… With age we gain respect and become more aware of the layers of intricacy offered without flashiness but always with the expectation of a little patience. So thank you, to life and notably to those friends, who every day … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

I didn’t sleep well. I woke up late. Very late and desperately hoping it wasn’t a work day but alas it was. As I walked out my door two words popped into my head: Penny House. Despite being already insanely late for work my body found itself standing in front of the counter at Penny … Continue reading