Bon Vivant I originally had this link at the end of the post, but if you’re not familiar with the song, you probably want to take a quick listen first. A good “live” version of the song resides here on Youtube, which is the version I’m most familiar with. Ah, the “good life”! Who doesn’t […]
Accepting changes at mid-life
My days used to be so much different. I moved to NYC in 1996 for the diversity and pace. That was the dream. Wow how things have changed! It seems like another life ago now. My schedule looked something like the following: Wake up at 6am. Shower/ Shave and out the door by 7am Jammed […]
Are you working your dream job?
When do you know it’s your dream job? One of the things that I love the most about living in Brooklyn is that there are so many people here. So many people to garner life experience from and hear their stories. When listening to my new audio book “Barking up the wrong tree”, (review post […]
Quick bathroom face lift for a small apartment
Bathroom face lift’s can be tricky. They definitely need a fix up once in a while, but it shouldn’t have to cost you big bucks to make a difference in appearance and functionality. Since blogging and doing home projects seem to be at odds, I’m going to break this post down into sections, that’ll activate, […]
Can Smashburger continue to take a bite out of a crowded space?
Smashing cravings Here in New York City, there is no lack of burger joints. Excluding the “Big 3”, the short list I come up with off the top of my head: Shake Shack Wahlburgers Five Guys Five Napkin Steak & Shake (are they even still around?) Maybe I should be more focused on my […]
What’s cool about the Amazon Store?
More Amazon Stores When Googling the topic of “Amazon store”, one of the articles proclaimed that they “sucked the joy out of shopping for a book.” That seemed a bit harsh, so I wanted to check it out myself. I was curious how they might interpret and enhance the shopping experience. After all, they’re […]
24hrs of food and fun in New Haven
New Haven visit in 24hrs. Can it be done? Car2Go is celebrating its third year in Brooklyn and I’ve been a long time user of their service. It’s basically a “one way rental”, with about 500 smart cars scattered all around Brooklyn and Queens. You can use the cars to leave the immediate area, […]
Happiness in spending on a Cronut
Happiness is (sometimes) spending The other day, I was walking through the SoHo neighborhood of New York City and got a craving for the elusive and tasty Cronut. For those of you who might not know what they are, click here. They are the invention of the highly creative chef, Dominque Ansel. Chef Ansel is […]
Interesting free things in secret Brooklyn
Brooklyn is BIG I stopped in one of my favorite book stores in the city the other day, McNally & Jackson on Prince street. In the age of disappearing shelf space, I LOVE this store’s collection of New York City topic books. I usually always come away with something new and something that […]
Goodbye to culinary genius..my friend and former boss Dorothy Cann Hamilton
I learned last night that my friend and former boss Dorothy Cann Hamilton, of the International Culinary Center, died in a tragic car accident on Friday. I have a heavy heart today remembering her. She was one of the most generous people I’ve ever known and she was a leader who led by example. It’s […]