Category Archives: USA

How to get into New York Fashion Week

How to get into New York Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, usually simply known as Fashion Week (though there are others), kicks off on September 10 in New York. Spring/summer collections will be shown, with autumn/winter clothing presented in February. Celebrities get front row seats, another perk of their privileged lives. Now here is a secret: anyone can get into New YorkContinue Reading

How to Brunch like a New Yorker

How to Brunch like a New Yorker

To most, brunch is simply a meal that occurs in the morning, a combination of breakfast and lunch. But in New York, brunch is an event. If you want a true cultural experience of what it is like to be a true New Yorker, go out for brunch. A few things you should know about brunch inContinue Reading

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

All across the ol’ USofA, there are a few telltale signs that spring has officially decided to kick winter off its nasty, icy throne.  Some might argue that the daffodils blooming is when spring is official.  The bright yellow flower is one of the first to pop, and the explosions of color give the coldContinue Reading

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

Imagine this. It’s the fourth quarter, the clock is running, your home team is down by three, forty seven seconds left. Home team possession. First down, two yards. Second down, one more. The room holds its breath, the pizza is momentarily forgotten, a beer glass is lowered onto the table, a low “c’mooooon” rumbles fromContinue Reading

A Malibu kind of day

A Malibu kind of day

Ask anyone who has spent a good deal of time in Los Angeles what the best way to enjoy the city is and you will hear the same answer- LEAVE!  While we all know and love that sprawling tangled mess of phone lines, highway systems and mediocre architecture, sometimes we need a day outside ofContinue Reading

LA’s 26-mile bike path

LA’s 26-mile bike path

The 26-mile bike path that lazily stretches along the LA coast from Will Rogers Beach in the Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach down south is one of the best ways to enjoy the endless summer that is Los Angeles. (Disclaimer: Never have I ever ridden all 26 of those scenic miles and never doContinue Reading

Brunch in Seattle – the meal of weekend champions

Brunch in Seattle – the meal of weekend champions

Brunch is that magical meal that bridges breakfast and lunch. Brunch allows you to sleep in for as long as you need to, and gives you the rest of the day to go on adventures (along with the energy to fuel them). It’s that special time when both pancakes and paninis as viable food options. BrunchContinue Reading

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

Sitting down at a dinner table with dear friends and eating out of tin plates piled high with sticky rice, hot curries that would make you weep (with joy, and due to spice levels) and a side of pickled chilies – this is truly one of the heights of happiness. Sri Lankan food, to me and many,Continue Reading

Cherry blossom season

Cherry blossom season

It’s March and Seattle is starting to wake up again. Months of rain and gray and storms and the occasional snow fall have taken their toll on our Vitamin D deficient population – but the trees are shaking out their branches, temperatures are slowly making their way up, and little buds everywhere feel like theyContinue Reading

Café Silvana and live music in Harlem

Café Silvana and live music in Harlem

As most of you probably already know, New Yorkers are very attached to their neighborhoods. I live in Harlem/ Central Park North exit, so I consider my hood to be Morningside, West and Central Harlem. The Frederick Douglas Boulevard (8th Ave) and Lenox Ave (6th Ave) are blooming with bars, cafés, lounges and restaurants. AContinue Reading

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