Category Archives: food

Diner en Blanc: Parisian Pop-up Picnickining en Masse

It’s the afternoon rush hour in New York City. Most people are heading home. Thirty-two hundred others have made Superman-style changes into all-white outfits at their office building restrooms or the gym to attend Diner en Blanc (White Dinner), an elegant Parisian pop-up picnic held at a secret city location.

Ronnybrook Farm Dairy: Got Milk?

For three generations, the men and women of the Osofsky family have been running Ronnybrook Farm Dairy on an expansive plot of land caught between the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains, two hours northeast of New York City.

Travel Dudes: Braving Spain’s Wild Coast – The Costa Brava

Featured on Travel Dudes: everything you need to know to enjoy one of Spain’s most picturesque stretches of playa: from a campsite with tent pitches perched atop beach cliffs to watching the Cantada d’havaneres festival performances from a fancy flat on a cove in Calella de Palafrugell.

Modern Monsoon Wedding Guest: A How-To

By Carey Reed Zamarriego So, you’ve been invited to a traditional Indian Hindu wedding. You are in for a treat, and also some work. What is rarely witnessed at these elaborate celebrations is all the effort, energy, and preparation that go into orchestrating the 3+ days of events, which marry colorful fabrics, robust, rich food […]
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Giving Thanks

By Carey Reed Zamarriego Thank you blog fans! Thanksgiving in the U.S. is this Thursday, November 24th.  It falls every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Canada gives thanks on the second Monday of October. The holiday has a controversial history, what with how badly the first settlers treated the Native Americans. The idea […]
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Birthdays The World Over

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (una versión en español está abajo) This morning I woke up to “happy birthday, beautiful!” emblazoned on a Philosophy bottle of birthday cake smelling body wash, shampoo and bubble bath 3-in-1 courtesy of Sephora. It was a birthday gift since I am a Beauty Insider. It’s nice to be a birthday […]
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The Elusive Hollywood Sign: Los Angeles

By Carey Reed Zamarriego   There it is. The best shot I got of the Hollywood sign this summer. How hard is it to get a photo of the sign? Much tougher than I anticipated. After driving up the skinny, winding roads near the famous Griffith Park Observatory, fighting the whole way with the GPS […]
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What’s On This Weekend: NYC and BCN

By Carey Reed Zamarriego What’s on this weekend? A lot. Here’s a short list of events to attend and deals to take advantage of in NYC and Barcelona (BCN). Some even see the two cities collide. Have fun. —— ¿Que está pasando este finde? Pues un montón. Aquí menciono algunos eventos que no debes perder […]
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Thai Elephant 2: Something Other than Italian Fare Finds its Way to Pawling/Patterson, NY

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (la versión en español está abajo) Finally, some non-Italian fare breaks up the monotonous culinary mood of the Pawling/Patterson, NY area (Northeast of NYC). My family has lived in Pawling for over 30 years and since childhood, the only real style of cooking that was abundantly available in town was Italian. This […]
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Bar Basque: Worth it for the drinks and view, but not for the food

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (la versión en español está abajo) I was really looking forward to sampling the fare at BarBasque, a tapas restaurant on the second floor of the swanky new Eventi hotel between 29th and30th on 6th Avenue in Chelsea. I ventured there after work with my friendDanny, a former Barcelona, Spain resident […]
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