Surprisingly, the heart of New York City – midtown Manhattan – holds a treasure trove of outdoor ice skating each winter. Three top spots offer the simple pleasure of skating in the fresh air amid stunning surroundings. Forgot your skates? Each venue includes rental of all you need to tap into your inner Sonja Heine. So take a turn around the rink, or a lesson to get you started….. Continue reading “Outdoor ice skating in Manhattan – 3 top spots”
If you’re one of the million (literally) people who pass through New York City’s Grand Central Station each day, holiday shopping is a whole lot easier with a swing by the Holiday Fair just off the station’s iconic main hall.
In a carefully curated and inventive collection of vendors and artisans, this is a pop-up market with a soul. A clear emphasis on locally sourced and socially conscious businesses rests easy with the range of unique, whimsical and high-quality goods on offer – no tacky “covered clothes pin” ornaments here. No jellies, no cutesy pet gifts either. Just great stuff.
Here are (at least) 5 reasons why you should check it out and a map to guide you. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Shop NYC’s Grand Central Holiday Fair”
What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than sipping – and learning about – wine? City Wine Tours makes it happen with small groups, a friendly, knowledgeable guide and select venues in hip neighborhoods, in both New York and Boston. A must for visitors and locals alike.
An “experience” rather than a “thing,” it’s a great holiday gift, perfect for anyone with even the slight interest in wine, from millennials to boomers. Believe me, they’ll toast you with the first pour. Nothing wrong with gifting yourself, either (and this post offers a discount coupon).
I wouldn’t recommend anything I hadn’t tried, so here’s how my tour went:
Continue reading “A New York City Must: City Wine Tours”
The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art broke new ground with their Spring 2016 exhibit. The show combined the skills of hand-made with the new technologies of machine-made.
So what does that mean for us consumers with closets overflowing with choices? It’s Freedom!!! The show gave me an appreciation of and permission to mix things up in my way, to create a personal fashion statement from my wardrobe – how liberating! Continue reading “Fashion Recipes Inspired by the Met Museum Costume Exhibit”
Isaac Mizrahi An Unruly History at The Jewish Museum, NYC, through August 7, 2016
After visiting the Isaac show, I am reminded of how much a dash of color makes me happy.
We’ve just come out of the “Black Sea” of a New York winter. Although white has always been my choice for summer….. under Isaac’s influence I’m ready to experiment.
Packing shoes is always a challenge. My goal is comfort without sacrificing style. If it’s too practical, forget it!! Enter twinkle toes…comfy, fun, but practical solutions that will also make you smile.
Metallic goes with everything; gold, silver, bronze…it’s up to you. Continue reading “Twinkle Toes – Shoes to Make You Smile”
Few neighborhoods in America host a collection of shops catering to exquisite/expensive layette and baby/toddler clothing and gifts. New York’s Upper East Side is one of them. Paris or Milan hold no advantage for selecting the “right” (and expensive) newborn gift. The UES has a mile stretch of children’s boutiques for doting grown-ups to swathe the young’uns in Euro – or Euro-inspired – splendor. Continue reading “5 Shops for Baby Love on the Upper East Side”