Category Archive: New York City

A Weekend of Keeping up with the Snots at The Hamptons

The Hamptons was never on my bucket list even during my shallow twenty-something years. At that age, I was constantly around the party crowd, who regularly went clubbing just to see and be… Continue reading

The Not-So-Touristy New York 

If you're like me who's been to New York City many times and are no longer interested in seeing the touristy route, or it's your first time in the city but hate the… Continue reading

A Reflection on Life While Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge 

There’s a metaphorical reason why I want to cross a bridge on my milestone birthday. Perhaps everything I had wished for in life is waiting for me at the other end. But the reality is there’s a huge gap between that end and from where I am.

I’m in a New York State of Mind 

Working as a flight attendant on a trip assignment to New York, I can still remember my excitement as our plane started its descent. Looking down from the plane’s galley window, I saw… Continue reading

Death and Tears: 9/11 Memorial Museum

The night before we were scheduled to visit the 9/11 Museum in New York last summer, we received a devastating news that Bob, my father-in-law, had passed away. Keith took the earliest flight… Continue reading

Hobnobbing with the diplomats at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room

Last year when we toured the United Nations, we were disappointed to hear that the Delegates Dining Room was closed for renovations. When we learned that it has reopened in February, we didn’t… Continue reading

Laduree Soho: “Mommy, this breakfast is too frou frou for me!”

I reserved a 10 am breakfast for me and the two boys at Laduree in Soho. Upon entering, we were greeted by a beautiful, thin, and tall young lady (whose features are more… Continue reading

Foodie Trips in New York City: two summers in a row! 

For two summers in a row, I took my older son to vacation in New York City. We both love the hustle and bustle of the city but most of all we love… Continue reading