Northern Italian Food in the Southern Tip of Manhattan

Mr G and I had a fabulous day in Manhattan. We started our morning with a much needed trip to Bloomingdales (shut up I have my own definitions of need). We found him a beautiful pair of shoes, that I worry may end up never being worn again, but they delight me in that they are neither black nor brown and they are not loafers. We also replaced the Hugo Boss slim fit shirt that the dry cleaner lost. It’s an impossible shirt to find, and it’s the loveliest crisp …

The Frick, 24th Letter, and Bergdorfs

Today was luxury day. I slept late, until almost 10am, and slowly showered and got dressed. Since most of my mornings are about efficiency and a race to see how quickly I can blow my hair out, brighten my undereyes and brush on mascara having a morning without a time limit is a real treat. I left the hotel and headed downtown to lunch with Emily. Naturally I walked up to 5th Avenue and got sidetracked with a visit to Saks. I entered on 51st street and left on 5th …

A Little Alone Time

Yesterday was a travel day and today was an adult day. I’m in New York City and my children are not. I got up early, had breakfast with a dear girlfriend and then took a stroll near the East River with Mr G. From there Mr G and I parted ways and I met another friend for lunch. I meandered from midtown to downtown and treated myself to three hours of shopping where I ultimately bought nothing, because being anonymous in New York City in the springtime fed the parts …

Things You Should Not Do In New York City

Eat at the Olive Garden or Sbarro. Hell, you shouldn’t be at either of those places in any city. Travel with me. I brought the blizzard of 2010, the Blizzard of 1996, and the blackout in 2003. If I am traveling to New York City, you should head to Hawaii. Really Sit in the balcony at the Majestic Theatre, it’s too hot up there. Hurry. You’ll miss everything good. Host a tweet up, have a third glass of wine, and commit to a 13.1 mile run with Kai. Shit.

Our Family Vacation to New York City

We just came back from a week in New York City. We had a fabulous time, and I wanted to share some hotel, dining, shopping and activity tips with you. First and foremost, you are going to New York City, do not eat at, or stay in any chains. You can take a Marriot Vacation in any strip mall in America. Embrace the city, and stay in a boutique hotel, and eat like a local. The Hotel We stayed at the Roger Smith. This is my second visit, and I’ve …