It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: An Interactive Craft Cocktail Experience with Liquor Lab

29177914_10112979466641621_7841167335989679404_nNew York is the quintessential “happy hour” city where people find themselves drinking for any and every occasion, even if it’s not quite 5 o’clock. From your local pub, to the hundreds of dive bars, to the swankiest of cocktail spots,  there is certainly no shortage of watering holes to call your own. And while I’m normally the one ordering my favorite crafty cocktail of choice from any one of my top mixology maisons, recently, I was the one behind the scenes.  Continue reading “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: An Interactive Craft Cocktail Experience with Liquor Lab”

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

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

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

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

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