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Scenes from New York City

The new year is off to a rather busy start with big projects on the horizon and the intense feeling of ever increasing responsibilities, compounded with the fleeting nature of time and how there seems to never be enough of it.  Quite unbelievably, approaching the one-year anniversary of this blog next month, and apologetically, have some serious catching up to do…  Our recent trip to New York yielded these images of some of our favorite haunts and architectural gems.  To begin, Todd English’s food hall in the storied Plaza Hotel is ideal for foodies on-the-go.  Having worked in mid-town for years and lamented the lack of better pick-up food options, this spot is an easy winner with something for everyone.

Plaza hotel


A view from the pied-a-terre of the rooftops in Chelsea.  How many buildings and neighborhoods can you identify in the collage above?

Chelsea rooftops, NYC

Soho, NYC

New York City {Part II}

One of my favorite spots in the city after shopping at the inimitable Bergdorf Goodman, right outside of the storied Plaza Hotel, where the fountain flows freely near fuchsia tulips in bloom and where all the horse-drawn carriages await revelers of Central Park.

Plaza New York city

No visit to New York is complete without going to Madison park for a Shake Shack burger and concrete {i.e., the Concrete Jungle}, Ladurée for delectable macarons in inventive flavors, Soba-ya for delicious lunch sets, and all the lovely shops in Soho.

New York city

A new addition to our culinary repertoire is the Beagle in the East Village.  We were impressed by the refreshing flavors of the well-mixed cocktails as well as the straight forward charm of the ambiance.  The perfectly seared foie gras served on a cheddar pancake was out of this world … a truly outstanding meal.

Beagle, New York city

For a serious ramen connoisseur, Ippudo is a Must Do despite the long lines.  The rich flavor of the broth, perfectly cooked noodles, tasty appetizers and desserts make it all worth the wait.  Ramen, perfected.

Ippudo, New York city