Le Mary Celeste

Every time I go to Paris I discover some new little place. Sometimes it’s a place I’ve read about, sometimes it’s somewhere I just stumble across, and sometimes it’s somewhere a friend takes me to.

Hotel Americano Rooftop

I’m all about a good rooftop bar — part of Manhattan’s charm are the iconic skyscrapers, and there’s no feeling quite like being perched up in the sky, especially in the summertime. One of my favorite


I feel like the whole speakeasy thing has been done and done and done, but sometimes it’s really just done right. Mayahuel in New York East Village is one of the places that nails the

Gallow Green

New York City swelters in the summer heat, so there’s no other option than taking refuge in the skies. It’s all about a good rooftop perch in the city, and one of my favorites is

Hundred Acres

I’m a fan of finding new places the old-fashioned way — wandering by, taking a look at the menu, and then wandering in. The other day my friend and I were supposed to go to

Bowery Hotel Lobby Bar

The Bowery Hotel is at the top of my list when it comes to style, character, and perfect execution on detail. It’s a beautifully rendered experience, one that delivers right down to the lobby bar.


Let’s talk about brunch. Specifically, brunch at Essex, right here in New York City, which is arguably the capital of the weekend tradition. I had never heard of Essex until I got a text from


I was in Paris for the 4th of July last year, and a friend and I were trying to figure out how we wanted to celebrate our Americaness so far away from home. We decided


I recently went to Alder in New York City, which I can best describe as an approachably experimental restaurant, with a touch of German flair. Sometimes it’s a good thing to venture out from the

La Cava

La Cava, in New York’s Midtown East neighborhood, may just be one of the best kept secrets of the area. A jewelbox of a tapas bar, La Cava offers a welcome change of pace from

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