Archive of ‘MY NYC’ category

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A Vegetable Slaughterhouse in Nolita

I’m always looking for good lunch spots for meetings around the city. I was delighted to stumble upon Butcher’s Daughter, a vegetarian cafe/juice bar in Nolita.  I’m not at all vegetarian, but my meals consist of mainly vegetables and fruits. I enjoy a good balanced meal. And as much as I love a good rare […] Read more…

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Mango Gelato

I have a love-hate relationship with the Meatpacking Disctrict. I love the aesthetics of the small neighborhood. I enjoy dining and grabbing a cocktail or two at many of the restaurants. I’m in love with the cobblestoned streets even if I trip and wobble every other step. However, I typically despise some of the pompous […] Read more…

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Sunshine loving in Meatpacking

New York City has introduced me to some of the most beautiful and interesting people from around the world. Layla and I met about four or five years ago at a nightclub. I still remember every detail of our encounter. She came out of the blue with her British accent and said, “We’re friends now, […] Read more…

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Urban Garden in Harlem Makes Me Happy

You know what I absolutely love? When I’m walking somewhere (perhaps to meet someone), and I come across pretty things or a place that make my heart flutter. Of course when I find these things or that place,  I get lost in them. Then, I run late and blame my tardiness on my curiosity and […] Read more…

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A photo story: East Village in the Snow

Cold, wet, featherlike snow droplets invade my privacy Beautiful frosted tree branches and dirty slushy sidewalks Darkness and lightness combine The cars are louder than usual People walk past quietly in a hurry No eye contact, no desire to make a connection Yellow taxi cabs zigzag the streets like old drunken fools A red Chanel […] Read more…

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Where to eat: Luke’s Lobster

If you’re close to me, you know that my favorite food is lobster. My fiance has to deal with that craziness all the time when he asks me what I want to eat. My response every time is lobster no matter where we are, what time it is, or what we’re doing. It has become […] Read more…

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Romantic evening at the NoMad

  Nothing makes me feel more like a grown up than dressing up for a nice meal. This is coming from someone who got her first job at 13 and has been paying all her own bills since she was 17. New York City is notable for mixing exquisite cuisine with superb ambiance. Stepping in some […] Read more…

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Some NYFW fun!

Despite my crazy work schedule, I had the chance to squeeze in a little New York Fashion Week fun this year. I helped a friend  work the Alice +Olivia presentation and attended a couple of Fashion Week parties. I was able to see some of my beautiful model friends I met through Abby. Diandra Forrest […] Read more…

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