What To Do In NYC This Spring and Summer – 2015 Edition

Now that the deep freeze is officially over, it’s time to plant your pansies and plan your calendars so you don’t miss out on all the fun (and often free) events in NYC.  Here are some of my favorites: The NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Third Annual Oyster Benefit is April 21.  Tickets are $150, but it’s a…

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What Happened to Dream Vacations?

Tulsa, Philadelphia, Orlando and Cleveland – all American cities, but what do they have in common? Each is listed as one of the 52 Places to go in 2015 according to the Special Issue of the Travel section in the New York Times.  Much different from last year, when they mentioned more far flung and…

Paris Markets on Display and Under Cover

Rows of ripe tomatoes, pink radishes, ginger and chanterelles beckon hungry shoppers.  Dungeness crabs occasionally move, alluding to the freshness of the nearby turbot. Or as you stroll through the market, perhaps a fresh chicken or pig’s head or feet for dinner? And to start, there’s a myriad of terrines and pates to choose from,…