Venture Out – Where City Dwellers Go to Be One With Nature

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22045737_10111979947336321_2243199055761623571_nThere’s a famous quote that says, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than she seeks”. And nothing could be more true, especially in Upstate New York.

Over the course of three years since I have lived in New York City, I have made it a point to get out of town and be one with nature every couple of months. It is the perfect way to reflect, recharge and find a path to peace. Continue reading

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It’s Lit – A Journey Through “Chihuly Nights” at the New York Botanical Gardens

808BFEA3-4BB9-44A1-90C1-2369C8AD0404They’re colorful, whimsical and just plain magical. The 20 glass-blown beauties created ┬áby Seattle-based artist, Dale Chihuly have made their mark on the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.

Since April, Chihuly and his complex and creative structures have been gracing the grounds of NYBG for art and culture lovers to admire. For just a few more weeks, these interesting installations will be on display both for day tours and the well-attended “Chihuly Nights” nocturnal tour. Continue reading

A “Top-Nosh” Pop-up – Award Winning Chefs Serve Up Dining Deliciousness at the Seaport Food Lab

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IMG_0023Earlier this summer, eight award winning chefs launched a foodie’s dream come true – the Seaport Food Lab. A unique pop-up dining experience nestled in a formerly empty space of the Financial District’s new Seaport area, this pre-fixe party represents the culinary mastery of some of the gastro giants of the eating arena. Names like Dale Talde, Wylie Dufresne, and Alon Shaya, among others, are taking downtown by storm with their never-before tasted creations. Continue reading

The Hottest Ticket in Town – Discovering the Wild World of Refinery 29’s, 29Rooms

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IMG_9185As Instagram continues to take over our lives in all forms, it’s no wonder a very visually stimulating soiree of sorts was the talk of the town in New York City this past weekend. For four days, Refinery 29 hosted 29 Rooms, taking over a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The team transformed the space into an amazingly awesome adult funhouse of style, culture and technology allowing your imagination (and inner IG photographer/model) to run wild. Continue reading