First it was the Empire State Building and then it was Brooklyn. Guidebooks have been sending visitors around the city for the perfect views of Manhattan. Yet somehow Long Island City got skipped over. It’s the perfect place for skyline views and the tourists have yet to discover it. For the best views, head to Gantry Plaza State Park. Read More
If you haven’t read any of my Hotel Cooking 101 posts, I am a HUGE fan of cooking while traveling. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating out and trying foods in new places, but even just one meal in (for me, it’s always breakfast) can save you a lot of money. AirBnbs are easiest since you’ll get a kitchen, but I’ve also included 5-ingredient recipes you can make using a stove or hot plate (like you’ll find in a Residence Inn-type place) or using a grill, which can sometimes we found near an outdoor pool.
What you need for all 5-ingredient recipes: oil/ghee, salt & pepper. Read More
The iconic Elizabeth Arden opened her first Red Door Spa in 1910. Now the brand has locations all over the country but the 5th Avenue location is the flagship. It’s a 21,000 square foot spa with two levels of treatment rooms and a penthouse terrace.
My husband has been working on the new Broadway musical War Paint, which is the story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein. So for my birthday, he surprised me with a gift card so I could get some pampering. Read More
Cuba Travel Crisis
After Obama lifted the Cuba travel ban in 2014, Trump has reversed it. It’ll take some time, but this means that US citizens won’t be able to visit Cuba as freely as we’ve been able to the last couple years. You can still go there but only through a people-to-people exchange (licensed tour group) and it’s expected airlines will reduce their routes to Cuba. Read More
Midtown Manhattan is so much more than Times Square. It’s got lots of museums and tons of food options. Here’s my guide for the perfect (fully packed!) day in Midtown. Read More
Whether you know the name Chihuly or not, you’ve probably seen his glass sculptures on display somewhere, whether a chandelier hanging in a lobby or his glass blown flowers coating the ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He’s actually been on my radar for a few years. Just last month I checked out the Chihuly Collection in St. Petersburg, Florida.