I was ready to write all about the cool shit I’ve found while wandering up and down Riverside Drive, but I wasn’t feeling entirely inspired. My neck is sore and it’s been a rough week. I’ll shut up about it soon enough but it’s still got me stressing out when I think about it too much. But then I received another email about the annual … Continue reading Replacing One Wanderlust with Another
Sometimes shit happens and trips have to be canceled. I live in New York City where real estate is a bitch. Back in April, I began the process of selling my apartment and buying a different apartment in my building. All was smooth sailing (as much as it can be when dealing with these kinds of things) until we hit a bump in the road … Continue reading Another time, Iceland.
When I was in high school I was obsessed with the musical HAIR. HAIR is about a group of hippies in New York City in the 1960’s during the surge of anti-Vietnam War protests. It was insanely popular when it was on Broadway in 1970 and it’s still popular today. Three thousand miles from New York City, the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is credited with being the birthplace … Continue reading A Stroll Down Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, CA)
How can I write about going to Portland, Oregon and not mention Voodoo Doughnuts? I can’t, so that’s why I absolutely must (no, it’s a law, I swear, just believe me!). This was a place that’s been popular for over a decade and it was the place that everyone was telling me I absolutely must go to, probably they had never heard of anything else … Continue reading #FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)
A few days after I went to the International Rose Test Garden, my cousin and I went to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Chinatown area of Portland. It’s four thousand feet – or one full city block – of walled-in Chinese garden. In other words: an oasis in a city when you need to get away from the traffic (and bikes) of … Continue reading Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)
Given that I’m not a nature person, I sure went to a lot of gardens in 2011 when I visited Portland, Oregon. Portland is a very tiny city and they’re very into the outdoors, so I guess it’s fitting. The first garden I went to was the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. It’s the oldest operating rose test garden in the United States … Continue reading Roses in the City: International Rose Test Garden (Portland, OR)
I’ve mentioned in passing my favorite coffee shop in my neighborhood – The Hungarian Pastry Shop – but I stopped into one of my favorite cafes near my office today and I remember how surprised I was when I learned about it that I thought I should definitely share it with you guys. If you walked up Broadway too quickly, south of the Flatiron Building, … Continue reading My Favorite Cafe in a Clothing Store (New York, NY)
A few months back I finally dove into reading Patti Smith’s book “Just Kids.” It’s not a recent release but I’ve had it on my shelf for years and finally picked it up on a recommendation of one of my girlfriends (luckily I hadn’t donated it yet!). I’d wanted to mention it here since I finished it but I hadn’t gotten around to that until … Continue reading Summer Travel Inspo Reads
If you’re Jewish, you’ve probably heard of Birthright Israel. If you haven’t, it’s a FREE TRIP to Israel. I’d never looked into it because I’m not particularly religious, but a friend of mine informed me today that Birthright has raised their age limit to 32 and since I am 32 for another 7 or so months, I’m hopping right on that train. Honestly, despite being … Continue reading PSA For My Fellow Jewish Travelers!
By the time this goes up, I’ll be on the road heading up to a little town called Franklin in the Catskills in upstate New York (about 2.5 hours north of the city) for my yearly pilgrimage to Heathen Hill for a yoga retreat. I usually go with my friend and primary yoga teacher but since she’s on maternity leave, I’m going with a teacher … Continue reading OM’ing in the Catskills!