An Affair to Remember – Diner En Blanc 2017

ev1Every year, 5,000 New Yorkers gather in various meeting locations throughout the Big Apple anxiously awaiting the reveal of a secret location for the fanciest picnic of all – Diner En Blanc.

If you read my post last year, you know all about this seriously swanky event. But if you didn’t, just imagine 5,000 strangers gathered under the moonlight, for an all-white epic DIY picnic. That’s right, revelers are required to bring their own food, drinks, table, seats, decor and everything else needed to set up a dashing dinner al fresco.  Continue reading “An Affair to Remember – Diner En Blanc 2017”

Freebie – How to live a fun life in NYC and not go broke!

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New York City is not cheap. We all know that.

With record breaking rental rates and groceries you’d think were made of gold because they’re so damn expensive, it’s difficult to have any money left to actually do things that take the stress away from these “adulting” necessities.

But don’t fret, I’m here to share the top five free/cheap things you can do to live in the great city of Gotham and still live like a boss. Continue reading “Freebie – How to live a fun life in NYC and not go broke!”

Le Diner En Blanc – A Secret Picnic with 5,000 of Your Closest New Yorkers

img_6318What do you get when you invite 5,000 New Yorkers to a fancy picnic at a secret location? Le Diner En Blanc, of course. What started as a small idea, has grown into a world wide phenomenon with waiting lists as long as the circumference of the equator!

In 1988, after being abroad for part of the summer, Francois Pasquier had the grand idea to invite a small group of friends to a fancy fete like they’d never experienced.  He instructed each of them to wear white so they’d be able to find each other in the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris and the first official Dîner en Blanc was born. They loved the idea so much, the following year they decided each person would invite other friends and 25 years later, the event has grown into the global glam picnic it has become, with thousands of people attending, and that many more on a wait list, hoping for their chance at this one-of-a-kind celebration.  Continue reading “Le Diner En Blanc – A Secret Picnic with 5,000 of Your Closest New Yorkers”

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”