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The Hot Convict with the Teardrop

By on July 28, 2014 in Men with 2 Comments

“Beautiful in my opinion has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves.” – The Notebook of Life The title of my blog is misleading. I do not think the convict with the teardrop is “hot” as many others do. However, as I was […]

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NY: Le Jardin Du Roi

By on July 28, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 7 Comments
NY: Le Jardin Du Roi

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” – Thomas Keller After my training in New York City, I ventured to the suburbs to visit my friend, Erin, and her family. One night, Erin and I hit a French restaurant in a neighboring town, Chappaqua. The Clintons often frequent the place […]

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NYC: 9/11 Memorial… Never Forget

By on July 21, 2014 in New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: 9/11 Memorial… Never Forget

“After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.” – Stephen King Where were you on September 11th? What did you feel when you saw the Twin Towers burst […]

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Bahamas: Fortune Beach, Grand Bahama Island

By on July 16, 2014 in Caribbean Travel with 4 Comments
Bahamas: Fortune Beach, Grand Bahama Island

“Cheers to beach hair, tan skin, flip flops, and sandy toes.” – Author Unknown I recently visited Grand Bahama Island with my friend, Brenda. I purchased two $49 vouchers for a day trip aboard a ferry, Balearia Bahamas Express, from Travelzoo. (Note: Another $18 per person was due at check-in.) I have been to a few Bahamian Islands, […]

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NYC: The Sketchy Subway

By on June 16, 2014 in New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: The Sketchy Subway

“No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.” – Michael Bloomberg I love New York City. The vibe. The people. They are passionate and driven. They are intelligent and educated, making stimulating conversation abundant. They can be kind, aloof, or crazy, but they are honest. I have often […]

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NYC: Eataly, an Italian Dream

By on June 15, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: Eataly, an Italian Dream

“I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.” – Sir Elton John When I was a junior at Syracuse University, I spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. I loved everything about the experience […]

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Escargot 41 — a Hidden Gem in Naples, Florida

By on June 13, 2014 in Dining, Naples Travel with 0 Comments
Escargot 41 — a Hidden Gem in Naples, Florida

“Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” Last month, I went to visit my mom, Callie, in Naples, Florida. One night, we went out to dinner at Escargot 41, a fabulous French restaurant, with Richard. Escargot 41 is a hidden gem nestled away in a shopping center between K-mart and Homegoods on Tamiami Trail. My mom learned about this wonderful […]

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NYC: Fun Times at Whiskey Park

By on June 10, 2014 in New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: Fun Times at Whiskey Park

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison After I finished an amazing dinner at Asiate, my friend, Liz, met me at the Mandarin Oriental. Liz and I became friends my freshman year of college at Syracuse University. Although our paths had not crossed physically over the last few decades, […]

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NYC: Asiate, a Restaurant with a Spectacular View

By on June 8, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: Asiate, a Restaurant with a Spectacular View

“The city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald In April, my friend, Leann, sent me an article, 35 Most Amazing Restaurants With A View. I love to travel, and every single place on the list looked absolutely amazing. Of […]

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NYC: Inside Park at St. Bart’s

By on May 26, 2014 in Dining, New York Travel with 7 Comments
NYC: Inside Park at St. Bart’s

“For me, New York is comfortable, not strange.” – Karl Lagerfeld I love to travel. I love to explore. I fly alone a lot, but oftentimes I meet up with friends and family. I enjoy experiencing new places by myself, as well as with others. I am comfortable in my own skin. However, we all […]

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