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
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.
The Upper East Side of NYC is known for the home of the wealthy (and hard to get to via the subway) but is actually a pretty cool area full of museums and shopping. Check out my guide for the perfect day below. Read More
Here’s the start of my neighborhood guides in NYC. My goal is to get tourists out to different areas of the city or if you already live here, become a tourist in your own backyard. I started with the Upper West Side which is where I spent the last couple months subletting. Enjoy! Read More
I’ve been working on Broadway and off-Broadway shows since I moved to the city 5 years ago. Needless to say, I’ve seen A LOT of shows and I have rarely ever paid full ticket price. Here are my tips so you can too.
Playbill keeps a great list of rush and lottery policies for all Broadway shows here.
Newport, RI – if I could live here, I would
How to Get There: Drive (3 hours)
Where to Stay: Gilded – a boutique B&B within walking distance to the town. Fun décor and delicious breakfast!
What to Do: Cliff Walk, Newport Mansion tours, relax, walk around the adorable town
Where to Eat: 22 Bowen’s (romantic dinner)
Roxbury, NY – town where I got married!
How to Get There: Drive (3 hours)
Where to Stay: The Roxbury Motel – THE coolest hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Themed rooms and stunning mountain views
What to Do: Summer – hiking, kayaking, all the outdoor activities. Winter – skiing or staying in
East Hampton, NY – go in the winter!
How to Get There: Hampton Jitney
Where to Stay: Mill House Inn – possibly the most expensive B&B I’ve ever stayed at (and that’s in the OFF season) but the rooms (& baths) are oh so relaxing, the cookie & snack bar is amazing and the breakfast is INCREDIBLE. Get the lobster frittata!
What to Do: The Beach, explore East Hampton or neighboring Hampton towns, shopping, relax in the incredible rooms, take a bath in the gigantic bathtubs
Where to Eat: Honestly, one breakfast + the complimentary snacks can last you the whole day (did I mention how amazing the breakfast is?)
Atlantic City, NJ – bear with me, totally trashy but so close
How to Get There: Bus from Penn Station (2.5 hours)
Where to Stay: Since the Revel closed (which housed my favorite spa – still to this day), stay at the Borgata. It’s off the boardwalk and has the Las Vegas feel without having to get on a plane.
What to Do: If all of the amenities of the Borgata aren’t enough, it’s an easy cab ride to the boardwalk for some great people watching or you can head to the outlets
Where to Eat: If you want to venture outside of the resort, check out the Irish Pub (off the Boardwalk) or Scales Grill & Deck Bar for outdoor drinking (bonus points for pet friendly!)