NYC what is your Grade?

It’s kind as if your writer was missing in action for a brief moment in time -but seriously don’t let that small amount of time off fool you. As a defense this never-ending damn Polar Vortex perhaps has played a major part in supplying an infinite amount of brain freeze -literally.  However, that’s not the…

Falafel Mania- Mamouns

OK, let’s paint the picture. Here you are walking around in NYC, looking cute with your besties and then suddenly hunger pains hit you like a ton of bricks. Though you want to continue shoe shopping in that cute shop – the craving for falafel drives you out of the store.  A few blocks away…

Brooklyn Brewery: Taste the Fizz

Let’s garden – and when I say this it doesn’t mean to put on gloves, a pretty straw hat, apron, and meet outside to plant flowers and such. Though that does sound quite fun for others and it is somewhat relaxing (I’ve heard), I’m talking about the endless steel Beer Garden of the Brooklyn Brewery.…

La Hija de Trappaccini- Modern day Romeo & Juliet

Welcome to the Garden – not that massive entertainment venue located next to Penn Station- Botanical Garden that is. In the Bronx? No go downtown- way downtown and shoot for the one in Brooklyn. It is a pleasure to introduce you a well crafted Opera created by Daniel Catan titled La Hija de Trappaccini –…

S.H.E.Summit Week- Let’s network!

Networking events have started to top the list as personal favorite choices to spend a few hours after work or a weekend. Granted for some, this is an extended get together, and for others a reason to indulge in the party scene. Before giving up on the power of effective networking, just remember this is…

Dear Yesterday

  I am loyal to anything resembling and or referencing to the “good ol” days; however, once more, I found myself subscribing to a temporary state of confusion, awaiting the L train at the Metropolitan transfer stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Suddenly, I felt as if I were experiencing the prerequisites associated with a coronary attack,…

Belmont Stakes: Let Her Rip!

Triple Crown fever may be over especially since the favorite, Orb might have brought tears to some after the Preakness, but do not give up on the last of this trifecta form of entertainment.  A journey that starts at the Kentucky Derby, packed with hopes and dreams, travels North to the Preakness in Maryland, usually…

Bembe: Keep it a secret

It’s a Thursday – no Friday, Saturday night and even though for whatever reason agreeing to a conclusion to the final destination in the Mecca of NYC remains stagnant. So, if that’s the case, why not throw all cards on the table, escape the 212 area code and head on down to Williamsburg – not…

Stepping to higher heights

Image courtesy of: http://reasontoplay.blogspot.com/2012/03/stair-power.html What’s this? Is Spring actually on its way after a couple of cold and brutal servings of Winter. After spotting a Robin on a tree, perhaps it is safe to assume that warmer weather is upon us. That means that bikini season is quickly approaching – unless some us are financially blessed…

Andrew J. Nemr: Tip Tap

  Andrew J. Nemr, a protégé of the late Gregory Hines- tap dance extraordinaire is a person worth knowing. Why you ask?  If you have never seen Andrew’s performance, then you are missing out on life and speaking to him is a delight as well. So it’s only fair to be part of his event at The…

Gutai: Let’s Play at the Guggenheim

Once upon a time, there is wonderful museum called the Guggenheim and this our next stop for fun. Now, for those who are not familiar with this NYC landmark, it sits on the lofty Upper East Side of Manhattan. And before we go on, this is the homage and continued respect for the genius mastermind…

Curfew: A Moment In Time

Life is funny that way when we think we have everything figured out and then something happens causing our world to crumble into a dark existence. And as Winston Churchill says “if you are going through hell, keep going,” because there is always that silver lining at the end of the tunnel that magnifies that…

Big Cheesy: Say Cheeese!

Spring, I don’t know what your deal is but in the interim, what a great way to spend a sunny Saturday by over indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches. Yes, I speak of The Big Cheesy event over this past weekend and here is the skinny on how it works.  As soon as you enter, and after…

Beaumarchais: Brunch gone wild

Before we proceed, here is a personal homage to the best mid-afternoon party-like situation ever invented since dinner parties – yes it totally ranks high in the coolness meter. On that note, it as an honor to introduce to you the greatest daytime party that everyone should attend at-least once in a lifetime and that…

Piloxing: Get into it

Kickboxing? Yes. Pilates? Yes of course; combining both for an awesome workout, huh! Well, before your attention scatters on the floor like last years new years resolution here is the direction of this article. As soon as you think you can no longer subscribe to new forms of exercise – along comes Piloxing. This is…