Goodbye to Some Of That: Upon Leaving New York

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  T.S. Eliot I spent half of my life trying to get to New York. I then spent a year trying to leave it, and I finally did. … Continue reading

My Favorite Places to Eat in the U.S. And Beyond -City by City

Over the past four years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many U.S. cities and a few European ones for work, and a little pleasure. Along the way, I make it a point to find great places to sample some of the local culture through dining. I have three criteria: 1) Unless it is … Continue reading

Vacationing This Summer? Check Out My “If I Had a Day” Series for NYC, LA, Nashville and NOLA

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning where you will visit and what you will do. It has been my privilege to live in some of the most visited cities in the United States and to continue to explore others when I am there for client work. I made … Continue reading

If I Had a Day In New York City: A Tour from a Local’s Perspective

“I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month.” Joan Didion “A bad day in New York City is still better than a good day anywhere else.” Etsy Spending one day in New York City is like standing under Niagara Falls … Continue reading

Ten Reasons Why I Love New York

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog entry here reflecting on my transition from Los Angeles. I reflected on the city that had been my home for almost a decade, and why I decided to leave it for the first love of my life, New York City. After living here in Manhattan for … Continue reading

My First Night Living in Manhattan

Leaving Los Angeles

The year was 1990, and I visited Southern California for the first time. As I left LAX and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway towards Malibu, I knew that I had to live there one day. The way that the rugged mountains cascaded down to the Pacific Shore, the hazy tint of the sunlight I’d … Continue reading