Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania

So it was time to head out of Dodge and I took a day bus trip to Hellertown, Pennsylvania and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. In Hellertown, Pennsylvania we visitied the Lost River Caverns, nature’s underground wonderland. There was a guided walking tour but I must admit that I’m not a cave fan and so I didn’t…

Vote for Sora!

OK. So the other day, I got really brave and entered New Beauty Magazine’s contest called Fab over 40. I really thought long and hard about it but then I said to myself, “Sora, if not now-then when” and filled out the form online and submitted some photos I let it go and then I…

Harvest on Hudson

I took the Metro North to Hastings-on- Hudson to meet a few friends to eat at a wonderful restaurant called Harvest on Hudson. Here is some of the scenery as I walked from the train to the Restaurant which is located at 1 River St, Hastings-on-Hudson. Here’s the front of the restaurant. Here is the…

Pili Ani Crafted for Beauty

The other day I was surprisingly delighted to receive a package from the Philippines from Rosalina Tan who is the pioneering founder of Pili Ani a beauty and wellness brand and also a member of Global Woman which is where I met her. Here is the one and only Rosalina Tan. Rosalina Tan Now, often…

Queen Esther in the Sight and Sound Experience

“How interesting.” I thought, a bus ride to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to the Sight & Sound Theatre with Lunch at the famous Bird and Hand Smorgasbord 🙂 I decided that it was time to get out of Dodge 🙂 and booked the experience. So first there was the Bird in the Hand open smorgasbord and here…

Inside Park at St. Bart’s

The other day I had a lovely lunch at St. Bart’s in the Park which is located at 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street. Here is the entrance to the restaurant. Then we go up the steps and here is the lovely outdoor space… Here is the luncheon menu… So I decided to have the…

Pangea and Open Mic

So my girlfriend called me on Friday and said, “Hey Sora, I found this place that serves Sunday brunch and has an Open Mic every 2nd Sunday of the month and guess what it’s in the East Village (which is not far from where I live!) do you want to go? ” I said, “Sure,…

A Touch of Bistro at Table d’Hote

The other day I met up with some folks at Table d’Hote which is small and homelike French Bistro. The Bistro is located at 44 E. 92nd Street. I just wanted something very light so I had the Croque Madame. It was really good. It was a sandwich with gruyere cheese, ham and an egg…

Spanish Lunch at Alcala

So my friend from Florida was in for a few days and we met for a leisurely Spanish lunch at Alcala which is located at 246 E. 44th Street. So here is the inside of the restaurant… So it was a hot and muggy day and I decided to get the Pechugus de Poll al…

Visiting The Eldridge Street Museum in Chinatown

Imagine being a Jewish immigrant in 1887 who just arrived from an Eastern European country where you couldn’t follow your religion, live where you wanted to live or do the work that you wanted to do. These were the Jewish immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side and even though life was very hard…