A December to Remember – A Full Guide to All Things Holiday in NYC

radioThere’s nothing quite like Christmas in the City, New York City that is. Between tinsel strewn trees, major shopping sales and stuffing your face with all the delicious holiday treats you can get your hands on, there’s plenty to keep you busy this holiday season. So, in an effort to save you time, and a major headache trying to figure out what to do to eliminate that major holiday FOMO you’ve got, I’m sharing a full list of all things holiday in NYC! Continue reading “A December to Remember – A Full Guide to All Things Holiday in NYC”

A Heidi Halloween – A Disappointing But Bucket List Experience

img_8389Heidi Klum is known as the “Queen of Halloween”. Every year, for the last thirteen years or so, she’s been pulling out all the stops for thxis fun, festive and favorite holiday, often transforming herself into a completely unrecognizable character of choice.

Since this too is my favorite holiday and there is rarely a year I don’t participate, I was stoked when I found out she’d be hosting her annual fete at a local NYC restaurant, Vandal, a place I knew I had “connections”. Continue reading “A Heidi Halloween – A Disappointing But Bucket List Experience”

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”

A Glamorous Gatsby Gathering

umbrellaIf ever there was one event, reason or activity by which to remember New York City, I just might have to point to the Jazz Age Lawn Festival. Imagine stepping back in time (the Roaring 20’s to be exact), into the pages of The Great Gatsby, for a fabulous fete on an island just south of Manhattan, and that would be this celebration.

Ten years ago, a small gathering of era party enthusiasts got together and came up with the fabulous idea of paying homage to this elegant and elaborate epoch. The result was a two day, outdoor festival on New York’s Governor’s Island replete with music, magic and marvelous people watching. Then, when St. Germain joined forces with the team, a little master mixology helped round out the oh-so-glam gathering. Continue reading “A Glamorous Gatsby Gathering”