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…

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…

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…

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…