A Fancy Fete at The Plaza Hotel, Holiday Style

img_0768Since 1907 New York’s famed The Plaza Hotel has been the symbol of class, elegance and pure luxury. The dream of three of Manhattan’s elite, this classic hotel came to life when the three men purchased the property with the hotel of the same name and turned it into one of the most iconic hotels in all the world. With nothing but decadence and opulence in mind, the men spared no expense or detail in developing this Midtown marvel.

Fast forward to modern day and The Plaza Hotel is still as beautiful and fabulous as ever. It has been the set for many movie scenes, the locale for plenty of swanky soirees and of course, one of New York City’s most visited landmarks. Dignitaries, celebrities and socialites alike have all graced the floors of this 19 story building spanning the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, directly across from Central Park.

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Global Citizen Festival – A Rockin’ Time for a Good Cause

img_6685The typical situation is celebrities behaving badly, breaking the rules and setting a bad example for the hundreds of thousands of people who follow their every move. But when the gliteratti get together for a noble cause you wonder if that could even be possible. Well, I’m here to tell you that it can. Enter, Global Citizen Festival.

What started as a “humble idea” has come a long way in the six years it’s been in production. Just before it’s inauguration in 2o12, co-founder Ryan Gall was a documentary film maker and part time philanthropist, hosting nominal events in his area. Continue reading “Global Citizen Festival – A Rockin’ Time for a Good Cause”

Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40

IMG_0363Music and dance have always been at the center of my life, the core of who I am. While I don’t play an instrument, or can’t carry a tune to save my life, I was a dancer for most of my childhood and teenage years, and both music and dance continue to play a very important role in my life – they make me feel alive.

Since I was a little girl, I can remember dancing and singing along to the rhythm and beats of Gloria Estefan’s music. Whether an upbeat dance song like “1-2-3” or a beautiful ballad like “Don’t want to lose you”, she’s always delivered music that speaks to me. So, when I learned about a musical sharing the story of her life and career, I couldn’t wait to see it. But with so many things to see and do, and not enough funds to fulfill the list, it became one of the many of my “to do” items. Continue reading “Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40”

Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More

apple2When I first discovered apple picking a couple years ago, I promised myself I would make it a yearly tradition during the crisp fall months. Usually lasting from late August to late October, the apple picking harvest is a family friendly fun activity to embark on during this season. So this season, I decided to contact the Orange County Tourism Board for some suggestions on where to go. Continue reading “Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More”