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”

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A Weekend of Indulgence

I knew there was a reason why I moved to this city…because there are an endless array of options to explore regardless of what your interests are, and this weekend was no different.

IIMG_8879 kicked it off on Friday night with a little jazz sesh and a glass of champagne at the famed Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side (yes, the place the Royals stayed when they were in town). This quaint little spot is named after the beloved author of Madeline children’s books, Ludwig Bemelman (also a long time illustrator for The New Yorker, Vogue and Town and Country). With chocolate tufted benches lining the perimeters of the room and walls  adorned with a Central Park themed illustration of rabbits and elephants, this classic New York staple is sure to transcend any of its patrons to a time of pure elegance and grace. And not to mention, the totally talented Loston Harris Trio performing an array of jubilant jazz notes that really get you singin’ and swayin’. Continue reading “A Weekend of Indulgence”