Lifestyle

Much Needed Vitamin D

As much as I love the hustle and bustle of New York City…sometimes its nice to get away and just relax… For the past six days, Peter and I did exactly that. We took a…

Worthy of It’s Accolades

When it comes to restaurants in New York City, I’m a big fan of the unassuming, neighborhood gems that are discovered by word of mouth or happenstance. But sometimes, a more well-known restaurant has such…

Viva Italia.

Molto Bene. Delizioso. Gustoso. I struggle to find the best words to describe it. My Grandma’s lasagna, our family’s bolognese sauce, the taste of my roots.  Pasta, tortellini, risotto… Perfetto. Part of me knows I’ll never…

The World of Benedicts

Brunch is a New York City tradition. Whether its for socializing, a hangover cure, or because you’re just plain hungry, no New York City weekend is complete without this delicious meal. After 8 months of…

The Freshest Ingredients

Good grocery stores are a dime a dozen in New York City. And the two near my apartment are mediocre at BEST. Good for necessities, terrible for produce, meh for everything else. It’s just a…

Secret Spots

I love that one of the busiest cities in the world can still have pockets of seclusion. Secret spots that are privy to a few lucky locals. I only happened upon one of them on…

No Michelin? No problem.

With so many GOOD restaurants in New York City, I am sometimes afraid of making a bad choice – wasting my time at a mediocre, or even terrible restaurant. But that doesn’t mean sticking to…

Soulmates

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”  — Sex and the City Six and a half years. Boys have come and gone. Our styles have evolved. We’ve grown from…

Broadening my Palate

Paralyzed by options. A blessing and a curse for New York foodies. With 1,220 bars and 22,320 restaurants, how does one ever choose? If I ever want to make a dent in that number, I can’t…

Hidden Treasures in Brooklyn

It goes without saying that Brooklyn and Manhattan are intrinsically different, but you don’t quite grasp the charm of Brooklyn until you go in search of its hidden treasures. The feel of Brooklyn differs greatly…

Celebrating 100 Years

I walked the red carpet today, and entered the main hall of Grand Central to find it adorned with signs that read: Grand by Design. Today, it looked magnificent. How easy it has become for…

Small Town, Big City

via Pinterest – That quote pretty much sums up how I ended up in New York City –  I’m a Midwestern girl, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After four years of college in Iowa,…