Inspiring Interiors – Taking a Look at New York City from the Inside, Out

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As I stroll the streets of New York City, I am constantly inspired by the amazing architecture that surrounds me. It is old world, meets new world, meets everything in between, but definitely always awe-inspiring and fabulous. I mean, after all, this is New York and we wouldn’t expect anything less.

But just beyond those enchanting exteriors decorating New York’s famous skyline, are the incredible interiors that support them. And since we wouldn’t know what’s behind door number 1 (or 2 or 2,000) unless we visited each one of them, I’m giving you an inside look at some of Gotham’s greatest gems – hotels, landmarks, restaurants and even transportation hubs. Come take a look! Continue reading “Inspiring Interiors – Taking a Look at New York City from the Inside, Out”

Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley

img_7624Fall – The most glorious time of year in the northeast. The leaves are turning bright hues of red, yellow and orange. The air is crisp. The fabrics are lush. And the fireplaces are starting to crackle. It’s simply fabulous.

And there’s no better way to celebrate this magnificent time of year than with an all-American weekend in New York’s gorgeous Hudson Valley. Now sure there are endless activities around the state and the region to participate in, but Hudson Valley has a sort of enchanting and extra special vibe.  Continue reading “Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley”

Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple

banksyJust over three years ago, the notorious and critically acclaimed street artist, Banksy, took to the streets of New York City, leaving his indelible mark on the Big Apple forever. For 31 days, starting October 1, 2013, the elusive artist made New York his canvas, posting one unique piece per day in a nondescript, unannounced location, causing one of the biggest commotions the city had ever seen.

For an entire month, the artist used social media as a medium for a scavenger hunt to help his “fans” determine the clandestine location of his next masterpiece. The “Banksy Hunters” as they came to be known, equal parts fans and haters, tuned in to decipher clues and make their way to the next location before the work had vanished or had been vandalized (often the case).  Continue reading “Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple”

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”