Category: NYC

Thanks Delta Sky Club!

I may have partaken in some extra, excellent quality, lotion for my very tanned and slightly peeling ankles (ankles. . .srsly- nothing else is peeling!?!?).  Almost makes up for our flight to JFK being cancelled.  Spirits remain high, though.  🙂

Just FYI: Since we’re still overseas, a comprehensive Punta Cana post will follow in mid January when we get back to France.  🙂

Geneva, Switzerland

The original Café de Paris butter

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Post Izumi Lunch Fade

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MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

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Turin, Italy


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MiaGola (CAT!) Caffè
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Lyon, France

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Les Fleurs du Malt

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Cassoulet of Snails

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Sardinia, Italy

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Dubai, UAE

World’s Most Expensive Shake Shack


Bangalore, India

moo. . .

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Even More Gulab Jamun!

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Girona, Spain

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Pardon My French (followed by late night Sunny & Annie’s!)

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Everything Bagel @ Tompkins Square Bagels

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Leftover Dan Dan Noodles from Han Dynasty

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Artichoke Basille’s

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Frankfurt, Germany

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


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A week in Tennessee.  A week in Rochester.  A week in NYC.  Ten days back in France.  And back to NYC. . .for 52 hours.

This week, a group of us from various Xerox outposts attended the Intelligent Assistants Conference (IAC 2015). Thanks to Lufthansa, I unfortunately missed the cocktail reception in the Extreme Wow Suite on the rooftop of the W New York Hotel where I was staying.

This slight was made up for the next morning when I stumbled upon a hidden Aussie enclave in the basement of an office building: Bluestone Lane, and by stumbled upon I mean Amanda texting to say, “you know there’s an Aussie coffee place on 3rd.”  🙂

Australian staff.  Australian customers.  Awesome coffee.  A taste of one of the things we miss most about Straya.

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As I turn 38, let me bring you some selected highlights of our birthday bar crawls with friends in NYC last week. Health note – this was not all in one day.  🙂

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Empellón Al Pastor – starting sensibly with awesome tacos

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Drop Off Service

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The Bao

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Alphabet City Beer Co.

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Ace Bar – my first ever game of skeeball!

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Upstate- Craft Beer & Oyster Bar– best happy hour in Manhattan?

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Good Beer NYC

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Proletariat – an incredibly well put together beer list full of rare, interesting and (best of all) great beers and ciders.

And a special thanks to my Precious for getting in touch with people and planning such an awesome surprise to make me feel special for my birthday!

Brunch Cocktail

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Selection of Complimentary Starters with Warm Pitas

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Alphabet City Benedict

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I’m a sucker for a good shakshuka, and the food at Timna is delicious.  Plus, it makes a nice change from the usual Cafe Mogador brunch, located just a few doors up.

Cereal milk soft serve, crack pie & lobster rolls for everyone!  🙂