Once Upon A Chime(s)

Severe weather advisories were in effect for days as March roared into the city with high winds. The morning the gale finally abated, I stood by the kitchen sink overlooking our terrace nook. Something was off, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I turned on the news and made coffee. As I poured … Continue reading Once Upon A Chime(s)

Thrifting in New York City

I was walking back home from work the other evening when I noticed a small shop on Lexington Avenue I had never seen before. I stepped in and discovered a thrift store, selling good quality clothes, accessories and home décor at unbeatable prices. I started the hunt. I first went through the tops, skirts and … Continue reading Thrifting in New York City

A conversation with Photographer and Writer Janko Puls.

I met Janko at a dinner party in Manhattan and discovered he was a man of many talents and hobbies: journalist, photographer, writer, translator, sailor...and the author of "Point of View New York City". I bought a few copies and was impressed by the unique concept of this book, so I asked Janko to sit … Continue reading A conversation with Photographer and Writer Janko Puls.

Hidden Gems in New York (part 1): The Leo House

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were walking back from Chelsea Market towards the subway station on 23rd street, when we passed this ordinary-looking building: There was nothing particular about the building itself, but then I looked up and saw the sign Historic Guesthouse. My curiosity was immediately piqued. We walked in and … Continue reading Hidden Gems in New York (part 1): The Leo House

Tired of the city? Take a hike!

I have been a Manhattanite for fourteen months now. It's been a heck of a ride so far but recently I noticed things about my behavior that I didn't like. Things I noticed in others when I got here and I promised myself then I'd never become that kind of New Yorker. Going to Upper … Continue reading Tired of the city? Take a hike!