Some things I noticed in New York

Back in March my pal Bindi and I abandoned our husbands to ten days of looking after themselves, while we took a little jaunt of our own off to New Yor...more

Author's Notes: When I Get To New York

[For the original article, click here.]I've never been to New York, but someday I'll get there.It's been a dream of mine; growing stronger every day. Especially whenever I watch the holiday programming.A few months ago, I decided to voice that longing in detail. And give myself a little inspirational kick.The economy being what it is, I may not vacation to NYC anytime soon...but at least I can dream. ...more

What We Can Learn From Muslim Cabbies and Jewish Bakers

Did you hear the one about the Muslim taxi driver and the Jewish bagel shop owner? No, it’s not the start of a bar joke, it’s a true story that confirms my belief that breaking bread – or bagels -- can go a long way toward bridging even the deepest cultural rifts....more
Mmmm....we have sticky rice at every Thanksgiving, too!more

Worst places to go into labor in New York city

Who me? Do you need my help?...more

Turf Wars, Nanny Style: Why Won't They Talk to Me?

We have a lease on our present apartment til December 1st, the plan is that by that time not only will we have a new addition to the family, we will have decided where we want to settle in New York City permanently. It’s not that I don’t like what the Upper West Side (UWS) has to offer -- lots of kid’s classes, parks, proximity to Central and Riverside Parks, the many different playgrounds and cafes, restaurants and stores that cater to kiddies all within walking distance. But there is one big thing that I don’t like: the nannies....more
I have the same problem at my son's gymboree class. When I took my daughter 3 years ago it was ...more

5 misconceptions I'm glad I no longer have about New York

Times Square - the grungy city of lights that is only some of New YorkNew York is a city that I hav...more
@lainierenee thanks! Remains to be seen how permanent of a move it will be, definitely here ...more

Behind the Scenes: A Travel Writer Press Junket

When I mention that I write travel features for magazines and newspapers, I invariably hear one of two responses: “If you ever need someone to come along, call me!” or “That’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” Everyone, it seems, yearns to be a travel writer. You get paid to eat at a passel of restaurants, indulge in fancy hotels, and snare lots of swag, right?...more
Sounds like two great nights! I really enjoyed reading about the press junket! Thanks for giving ...more

Gourmet Live/BlogHer New York Recipe: Apple Celery Granita

Gourmet Live and BlogHer have joined forces to take you on a culinary road trip. We're making monthly stops across the country to bring you insider tips from local bloggers about the can't-miss restaurants and the local food scene. Explore the destinations that define each city's cuisine with Gourmet Live and BlogHer as your guides -- and get this refreshing New York recipe from now. ...more
This is so perfect for the hot fall weather we're having in SF right now - I wish I wish I wish ...more

From New York to Oxford

"Let sleeping giants lie"

"Let sleeping giants lie"Peaceful is the Giant who sleeps beneath the towers who's rumble awoken in great sorrow.Peaceful is the Giant who sleeps at it's nations capital, to awaken in shock to the horrors in disbelief....more