A New York City- Wine and Chocolate Bar

So the other day it was pouring cats and dogs but after a day of working in the house I decided to meet some friends at Ayza which is a wine and chocolate bar and which is located at 11 West 31st St. Now this is an image of the outside of the restaurant that…

April Celebrates Licorice and Zucchini Bread

So my sister really loves licorice and when I saw that April 12th was National Licorice Day I decided to do some research to find out more about the confectionary treat. So here’s what I found out: l.  Licorice is a confection flavored with the extract from the root (who knewLol!) of the licorice plant.…

American Friends of Museums in Israel Hosts Spring Fete Fundraiser

The mission of The American Friends of Museums in Israel is to recognize, promote and honor its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibitions, programs, projects and financial support through the generosity of its donors.  In addition, American Friends of Museums in Israel also offers heightened visibility for its partner museums which are located…

Rum Raisin Carrot Cake in a Bird’s Nest

OK. I must admit that the title of this blog post names the dessert that I had the other night at Park Avenue Winter (originally named Park Avenue Spring which is  located at 360 Park Avenue South as you can see in the photo below) because the presentation of the dessert (which I’ll talk more…

Global Dandiness Abounds!

The other evening I went to a book signing for the book We are Dandy: The Local Gentleman Around the World. Photographers Rose Callahan and writer National Adams wrote this book as a dedication to an international survey of the very large global dandy community as found on most continents. I learned that around the…

Night of a Thousand Gowns Raises Funds

The Imperial Court of New York, the state’s most regal organization which serves the LGBT community and those folks living with HIV/AIDS since 1986 will be having it’s 31st annual Night of a Thousand Gowns fundraiser. This year’s event entitled Casino Royale will be held on March 11, 2017  at the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway,…

New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe

This afternoon, I attended a luncheon given by the marketing department of the Hard Rock Cafe which is located right in the middle of Times Square at 1501 Broadway. Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc, is a chain of theme restaurants which was created by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London in 1979.  In 2007, New York’s…

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Wine & Chocolate Festival

So yes, Niagara-on-the-Lake is Wine Country! As I mentioned in a blog post in the Travel Tab, I took a weekend away to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and had fun at the Wine & Chocolate Festival. There are over 20 distinctive wineries that are part of the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and some of the wineries that we…

Have You Visited Niagara Falls Yet?

So the other weekend I went to a Wine and Chocolate Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake which is about 15 minutes from Niagara Falls. I went with a travel company called Circle the World and the weekend was really great! So I have a separate post on the festival under the Food tab but now I just…

Shall We Dance? The Pertroushka Ball

Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? Shall we dance? Shall we then say “Goodnight and mean goodbye?” Those lyrics may come from the Broadway show, The King and I but on February 10th, 2017 , The Pertoushka Ball hosted by The Russian Children’s Welfare Society will give New Yorkers the…