Candle Cafe West

I was on my way to an event the other evening when I knew that I needed dinner before the event.  I was on the Upper West Side and so I googled Healthy Eating Places on the Upper West Side near Broadway and 94th Street.  Most of the restaurants that showed up in the Google…

From Russia to NYC at Mari Vanna

It was time to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday so I took her to a restaurant that I had passed many times and thought looked interesting enough to try. That restaurant was Mari Vanna which is located at 41 E. 20th Street off Park Avenue South. As described in the About Section on the restaurant’s web…

Madison Avenue’s Nello Restaurant

Today I met a friend for lunch and we decided to meet at Nello which is located at 696 Madison Avenue between 61st and 62nd Street. Nello has been described as a restaurant where “art, fashion, politics, entertainment, aristocracy, and finance converge to create a world of urbane sophistication, genuine leisure and cosmopolitan chic on…

Laduree and The French Macaron

The other day I was uptown and decided to check out a French bakery and small cafe named Laduree. I love macarons and this place was supposed to have the best. Laduree is located at 864 Madison Avenue( between 71st and 72nd Street) and  is known as a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house…

Blank! The Musical

This past Saturday I went to see Blank!  The Musical.   I had no idea what to expect except that I knew that my phone needed to be on at the beginning of the performance (90 minutes-no intermission) and that using the show’s app was part of the process. So I got to the Broadway…

July 4th in Alaska

I’ve traveled internationally many times but when this opportunity to spend July 4th, in Alaska appeared, I said, “Of course.” I had no idea what Alaska held for me but I must tell you that I truly fell in love with our 49th State. So what I’m going to do in this blog post is…

Sex and The City-Buddakan NYC Restaurant

So a friend of mine took the New York City-Sex and the City Bus Tour and one of the restaurants that the gals used to film in was Buddakan NYC.  When she mentioned it to me and said that it was at 75 9th Avenue– which is not that far from me—I said, “Heck, let’s…

Bistro Pierre Lapin

The other evening I met a friend to try a restaurant that I saw written up in Time Out.  The restaurant was named Bistro Pierre Lapin and was located at 99 Bank Street in The West Village. Bistro Pierre Lapin was inspired by the countless number of charming bistros that are scattered throughout Paris and…

The Bee-Organic Restaurant

The other weekend I took the train out to Great Neck to spend some time with my cousin who lives there. We started off with lunch at this divine organic restaurant named Bee-Organic. Here’s what the inside of the restaurant looks like:     Bee-Organic’s mission is to bring their customer the freshest organic or…

Cuba Restaurant-West Village, New York

So the other evening I meet a group of people for dinner at a great restaurant called Cuba.  Cuba is located at 222 Thompson Street which is located right off of Washington Square Park. Cuba serves classic dishes such as roast pig and ropa vieja (Ropa vieja (Spanish for “old clothes”) is one of the national dishes of Cuba,…