New York City is Back

I just attended live and in person the 2021 Event Planner Expo which was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street. It felt kind of surreal to be in this large space with a lot of people given what New York City went through and is still going through due to…

Williamsport and Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon

It was time to head out of Dodge this past weekend and so I took an adventure to Williamsport, Pennsylvania and then headed to Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. On the first day of this overnight adventure we went to Williamsport. Williamsport is a very quiet, almost eerie type of town where there wasn’t a soul on…

An Afternoon in Cold Spring

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for her since we know each other for decades. So I met her at Grand Central Terminal, and took the Metro North line to Cold Spring. Such a quiet, quaint and lovely town along the Hudson. And a lovely lunch at Hudson House…

Beauty & Essex

I met a group of folks at the restaurant Beauty & Essex which is located at 146 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. When you first walk in there is vintage jewelry and musical instruments to be purchased before you enter the main dining area. Then you walk through this door and you see…

Cathedrale Restaurant

So I met a group of friends for dinner at Cathedrale, a wonderful restaurant which is not too far from where I live at 112 East 11th Street. I loved the spaciousness of the restaurant (think cathedral ceilings) and the food was French-Mediterranean cuisine that for me painted a picture of the coastal cuisine of…

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…