Taking It Back to the Old School – A Night With Our Founding Fathers at Broadway’s Hamilton

hamiltonpic3There are some things in life that are worth waiting for. Hamilton is one of them.

Recently, I was invited to attend a performance of the critically acclaimed, record breaking Broadway musical and it was as if I won the lottery (there actually is a lottery for this and other shows, but I didn’t win it). Continue reading “Taking It Back to the Old School – A Night With Our Founding Fathers at Broadway’s Hamilton”

Then She Fell – Exploring Alice’s Whimsical World in Brooklyn

1438559523171Beyond Manhattan’s borders sits one of my other favorite boroughs, Brooklyn. Easy to get to and with a cool factor of 10 (on a 1 to 10 scale), this New York neighborhood is replete with fab, fun and definitely funky, things to do. Now, I don’t know if Brooklynites drink a different water than we do on the other side of the river, but there’s just a certain “coolness” to those who claim this burgeoning borough, “home”.

Of course, wanting to sit at the cool kids table, I definitely drink the Kool-Aid when believing that Brooklyn has some of the best New York City has to offer. Whether a new dining destination, an art exhibit or a funky mixture of both, New York’s niftiest nabe has something for everyone. Continue reading “Then She Fell – Exploring Alice’s Whimsical World in Brooklyn”

Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40

IMG_0363Music and dance have always been at the center of my life, the core of who I am. While I don’t play an instrument, or can’t carry a tune to save my life, I was a dancer for most of my childhood and teenage years, and both music and dance continue to play a very important role in my life – they make me feel alive.

Since I was a little girl, I can remember dancing and singing along to the rhythm and beats of Gloria Estefan’s music. Whether an upbeat dance song like “1-2-3” or a beautiful ballad like “Don’t want to lose you”, she’s always delivered music that speaks to me. So, when I learned about a musical sharing the story of her life and career, I couldn’t wait to see it. But with so many things to see and do, and not enough funds to fulfill the list, it became one of the many of my “to do” items. Continue reading “Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40”

An Endless Summer – A Guide to Getting Through Summer in New York City

lobsterThough next weekend, Labor Day Weekend, unofficially marks the end of summer, I can’t help but cherish my first summer in the city – a bright, lively, and festive one filled with a ton of unforgettable, memorable experiences. After a long drawn out winter, I, like many New Yorkers, couldn’t wait to spend as much time outside as possible. I kicked it off with a 10 day Eurotrip to Rome, Capri, Prague and Paris, and though I loved every minute of my solo adventure, landing at JFK and seeing those words “Welcome to New York”, I’ve never felt more at home. Here’s a look back at some unforgettable, must-do, must-try, summer activities next year – Continue reading “An Endless Summer – A Guide to Getting Through Summer in New York City”