Category Archives for New York City

2013: The Year in Review

2013.  Holy cow.  What a year it has been. This year has had it’s trials and tribulations, as all years do.  But I must say, I feel like 2013 was a defining year in my life.  I learned a lot … Continue reading

26. December 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Family, Food, Friends, Holidays, Home, New York City, Travel | Tags: , , , | 7 comments

‘Tis The Season

I can’t believe Christmas is only FOUR days away!  Normally I’m disappointed by how quickly the holiday comes and goes, but this year I feel like I made the most of it.  These past few weeks have been FULL of … Continue reading

21. December 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Current Events, Family, Friends, Holidays, New York City | Tags: , , , , , | 1 comment

Writer’s Block

Every time I come here to write, my mind immediately goes blank.  I have so much I want to share, but I can’t seem to form coherent sentences or meaningful thoughts.  Does that ever happen to you? Nonetheless, I apologize … Continue reading

11. December 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Current Events, Family, Food, Friends, Holidays, Home, New York City | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 6 comments

City Love

“I heart NY.  I love its gritty glamour, you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up serendipity, its adrenaline high, its 24-7 gratification, its philosopher taxi cab drivers, its come-one-come-all welcome mat.” – Holly Prubakh

23. November 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: New York City, Quotes, Scenic | Tags: , , | 2 comments

Let’s Catch Up

I tend to stop blogging when my life gets seemingly too dull and boring to write about. The past few months, however, have been QUITE the exception. Let’s catch up! You may recall how much I LOVE the month of … Continue reading

19. November 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Current Events, Drinks, Family, Friends, Hoboken, Holidays, Home, Lady Gaga, Music, New York City | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

TTT: Banksy in NYC

Today, I stumbled across THIS in TriBeCa: An original Banksy, right here on the streets of Manhattan.  How incredible is that?  It was definitely one of the coolest “NYC moments” I’ve experienced thus far — and it made me miss LONDON! … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Current Events, New York City, Scenic | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 comments

I’m a 5-Year-Old Trapped in a 25-Year-Old’s Body

For the past few weeks, I’ve been begging my friends to partake in fun fall activities with me.  Literally.  BEGGING.  Apple picking.  Hayrides.  Haunted houses.  ANYTHING. Hi.  I’m five. Needless to say, you can only imagine my excitement at the … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Drinks, Friends, Holidays, New York City | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

One Fine Day

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, when asked to share his recipe for happiness: “One grand boulevard with trees, with one grand cafe in sun, with strong black coffee in very small cups. One [not necessarily] very beautiful man or woman who loves you. … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Coffee Talk, Drinks, Music, New York City, Quotes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

You Have Not Truly Lived Until…

…you’ve sprinted through mid-town Manhattan with a 6-foot-tall Hello Kitty balloon during the 6pm, end-of-the-day, commuter rush hour. Happy birthday, Bull!

04. October 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Drinks, Friends, New York City | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

Things to Do in NYC: Dinner at Toro

Last night, we were lucky enough to score a table at a new restaurant in Manhattan that practically everyone’s buzzing about — TORO. Toro is a Barcelona-style tapas restaurant, serving a mix of traditional and modern Spanish food made with the … Continue reading

03. October 2013 by Alyssa
Categories: Drinks, Food, Friends, New York City | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

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