1st Time in New York?

My brother and his girlfriend Isabella are going to New York in May. It’s her first time visiting so they’ve asked me for recommendations and I’ve thrown it into a loose itinerary that I thought was worth sharing. They’re staying at the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel on Grand Street in Chinatown. Obviously if it’s your first time in New York I understand you might want to stay in Times…

The Tribeca Round Up

So we’ve already established I’m out here for a week as Tribeca Film festival is on But I thought I’d do a little round up anyway like I always do just sharing all the places we went when we weren’t at screenings or parties! I’m staying with Ariel in her new apartment just off Times Square. It’s so mental being close to all the madness. I can literally get to…

Bagatelle | Sunday Brunch

The words ‘Sunday Brunch’ mean something very different in the Spring/Summer seasons in New York, we’re talking alfresco dining and sophisticated restaurants that transform mid afternoon to Brunch parties with sparklers and booming music. I’ve waited a very long time to say I’ve been to Bagatelle’s Sunday Brunch. They have a good 3 week wait list for a table and the guys on the door have a strict ‘dress code’…

North River Lobster Co

In October Ariel told me about the ‘free boat that cruises down the Hudson River’ what she didn’t tell me was that it was a floating Lobster Shack! Hello gorgeous views + delicious food. I absolutely loved it, BUT it was freezing cold, we came straight down off that upper deck into the warm and ordered a nice large jug of cocktail. We swore we’d go again when I came…

Tribeca Film Festival

So I’m in New York for various meetings about a move back, checking in with some people I used to work with but really timed it to this particular week because my friends have been asked to screen the film from the Oscars at Tribeca Film Festival. I booked a week. Enough time to meet all the right people and schmooze around town, hopefully catch a few screenings and network…