The Panda Princess Heads to the Panda Ball – A Black & White Night at the Waldorf Astoria

img_9960Things these days aren’t as black and white as we would hope they’d be, but we can count on one thing to deliver this desire – pandas!

It was pure “pandamonium” last night at New York City’s iconic landmark hotel, the Waldorf Astoria , for the first annual Black & White Panda Ball hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

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Strut Your Mutt – An Afternoon with Canines in Costume

IMG_1118It’s that time of year again, Halloween, and though every year I look forward to this happening holiday and start planning my costume far in advance, this year I was excited for another reason – the 25th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park. Now, everyone knows how much I love pups, and when I heard our canine counterparts were going to be strutting their stuff in character, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out this popular pooch parade! Continue reading “Strut Your Mutt – An Afternoon with Canines in Costume”

A Historic Moment Celebrated in New York City – The Popular Pontiff Makes His Way Through the Big Apple

popeFor months, people across the U.S. have been anticipating the arrival of a very special guest – Pope Francis. We’ve been hearing about it in the news, seen the preparations taking place, and many of us, myself included, even entered a drawing to win tickets to see the popular Pontiff.

After a highly publicized, and historic, visit to the land of my roots, Cuba, Pope Francis made the journey to the U.S. for a multi-city tour. On Tuesday, September 22nd, the People’s Pope as he’s known, landed in Washington, DC where he celebrated with national leaders, including President Obama, as well as some of our nation’s less fortunate, the homeless living in our Nation’s capitol. Throughout his stay in Washington, he addressed Congress in one of the most powerful, inspiring speeches ever made before our nation’s representatives. The message transcended religious choice, age, and ethnic background – it was one calling for peace, encouraging law makers to work together towards solutions that would benefit us all. Continue reading “A Historic Moment Celebrated in New York City – The Popular Pontiff Makes His Way Through the Big Apple”

Empire Excitement

IMG_0137Summer in the City is something special. The weather is great, everyone is out and about, and there’s definitely no shortage of things to do. So when you set out on a random Saturday evening with no plans in tow, you can expect not to be disappointed, even with the simplest of plans… and that’s exactly how my weekend evening turned out.  Continue reading “Empire Excitement”