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Last year, I went to Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown® at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. This culinary event brings together the finest Midtown Manhattan restaurants all in one place and delectable delights range from succulent steak to seafood and even an ample helping of desserts.

A jewelry designer once told me “a good statement piece makes or breaks an outfit.” In the same vein, an interior designer friend once told me “it’s all about the finishing touches.” So, when I visited Macklowe Gallery—a tony, family-owned establishment on Fifth Avenue in Midtown East, which specializes in French Art Nouveau furniture and objects, Tiffany lamps, lithographs, antiques and estate jewelry—I was sure I’d find something spectacular.

Yesterday afternoon I went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. The three-story, multi-media museum gives a comprehensive look into Jewish life, history and culture—from its origins all the way through the present.

Greenpoint’s independent bookstore, Word Brooklyn, is home to an array of literature, author events and friendly staff members.

My first introduction to the skillful art of synchronized dancing while standing on top of a bar was the movie Coyote Ugly. I was still a good four or five years away from the legal drinking age when this cinematic masterpiece hit a theater near you, but the film did raise a lot of questions for me: Do bartenders really dance on the top of bars? Isn’t it slippery? (And most importantly) Someone decided Tyra Banks needed to be on the silver screen?

A few weeks ago, I went to Hofbräu Bierhaus in Midtown East. This German beer hall is the perfect place to go with a large group of friends—the space boasts several long wooden tables—for authentic German beer.

I always thought the phrase “I need to get my beauty rest” was a pretty simple concept: Go to sleep at a reasonable time and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. I recently learned that a lot more goes into “beauty sleep” than just a few more extra hours of shut-eye.

Believe it or not, sometimes it’s easy to forget how expansive and awe-inspiring the New York City cityscape is until you take an all-encompassing gander from a bird’s-eye view. A few years ago—when I was still fairly new to the city—a college friend and I visited Top of the Rock® Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center®.

Foodies can get their fix April 18-20 at The Old Bowery Station for the Huertas Pop Up event. Fans of Spanish food may nibble on Chef Jonah Miller’s culinary creations, including pulpo gallego, white anchovy with green olives and pickled peppers, chorizo and carrots, tigres mussels and more.

I grew up near Washington, D.C. and a big draw to the District in the springtime was the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Since I wasn’t able to make it there this year, I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see its acclaimed cherry blossom display instead.


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