Dance Like No One Is Watching – An Early Morning New York City Dance Party

db5It’s 6 AM on a Wednesday morning and my annoying alarm clock goes off (it’s annoying for a reason). I roll over and jump out of bed. Now, that isn’t normally the case as I usually hit ‘snooze’ one too many times and roll back into my 39th dream, but this particular morning was a special one – it was a ‘Daybreaker’ kind of morning.

If you’re asking yourself what “a ‘Daybreaker’ kind of morning is”, you’re in for a treat. Imagine a club like environment, packed with hundreds of your fellow New Yorkers, jamming out to the latest beats. The only difference is, this kind of partying takes place between the hours of 6 – 9 AM and exercise Endorphins replace the effects of alcohol. That’s right, a completely sober party!  Continue reading “Dance Like No One Is Watching – An Early Morning New York City Dance Party”

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Happy Holidays – A Night with the Radio City Rockettes

IMG_4357 3Since 1932, the Radio City Rockettes have been kickin’ high across the stage at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan. This dance company, founded in 1925 in St. Louis by Russell Markert, originally performed as the “Missouri Rockets”. They were then brought to New York City a few years later and were named the “Roxyettes” after their namesake owner, Samuel Roxy Rothafel. Not long after, they were renamed the “Rockettes”. Continue reading “Happy Holidays – A Night with the Radio City Rockettes”

Food, Festivals & Friends – A “Well-Balanced” Weekend in New York City

IMG_0806Having just completed its seventh year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is one of the most highly anticipated events of the entire year. Attended by foodies, celebrity chefs and well, just about everyone in NYC, this mega food and wine weekend-long series of events is more than just about the drinking and the dining – its about meeting new people from all across the world, learning the art of food, and most importantly, bringing people together for a great cause – ending world hunger! Continue reading “Food, Festivals & Friends – A “Well-Balanced” Weekend in New York City”

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”