Travel is the best, amiright?? I truly believe it is one of the greatest gifts of life: to discover and learn about other cultures, experience new things, make connections with new people, push your own boundaries, create lasting memories, and take a usually much-needed break from work. But I promise you, as much as you like … More Travel Planner Extraordinaire, At Your Service
Recently I went to visit a good friend in Philadelphia and she asked me, “So how are you still liking New York?” Anyone who has ever lived in New York City understands that there is a perpetual love-hate relationship that begins to take shape as soon as the initial triumph of having moved to New … More New York City Has Its Perks
Inspired by a post I saw today in which food, travel, and bad-assery legend Anthony Bourdain shares his top five travel tips, I am posting my own travel tips–except I’m one-upping him and posting six travel tips! Ha! Actually, the post made me realize that in all of my traveling, I’ve gained a fair bit of … More My Top SIX Travel Tips
You know, Nike was really onto something there. Recently my life has been throwing me all kinds of signs, all of them more or less amounting to the same message: JUST, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO IT. As is customary for the end of a year and the start of a new one, I’ve … More Just Do It. But Really–Do It Already.
It’s been a long while since I posted about food, which is a shame because it means, unfortunately, that I haven’t eaten too much memorable food recently. But this past Sunday night, I was graciously invited to a dinner party at a friend’s place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and it was a lot of firsts for … More The Universal Love of Eating, Drinking, and Being Merry Together
You guys. It’s Thanksgiving. Seriously?! How did the beginning and middle of 2011 fly by so quickly? On this day last year, I was frantically cooking my heart out to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for my Brazilian friends. On this day two years ago, I was doing the same but for a group of newly … More Thanksgiving Stateside Edition: Seven Things I’m Grateful For
If you will remember from 7th grade music class, that was a number from the Dickens-tale-turned-Hollywood-musical, “Oliver!” about a bunch of homeless children dreaming of glorious food while being served slop in the boys’ shelter. Well, not to compare Brazilian food with slop, (not in the slightest… in fact, I’ve been craving a good ole’ … More Food, Glorious, [Ethnic] Food!