Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

In a city that is waging a constant assault on your wallet, your waistline and your personal space bubble, the sweet relief of green space can be crucial. I tried to spend as much time as possible in New York City’s parks and of all of the ones I visited, Washington Square Park was my favourite. We stopped in Washington Square Park between exploring SoHo … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

SoHo Cast Iron Historic District NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

We covered a LOT of ground in our first day in New York City. We started in SoHo, then wandered through beautiful Washington Square Park before exploring the West Village. In the late afternoon, we walked through the Meatpacking District and made our way back uptown to Hell’s Kitchen via The High Line. After a brief siesta in the apartment, we headed back out that … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

The Spotted Pig West Village NYC

My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

My first Michelin Star dining experience was eating a burger. Admittedly, this wasn’t in a fast food joint, but at The Spotted Pig, a very popular gastropub in New York’s West Village. It was the most expensive burger I’ve ever had, but presumably, it will be my cheapest Michelin meal. I only have a handful of photos from this evening, and most of them make … Continue reading My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

Bright buildings in New Orleans

Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Every year I like to look back and choose my top 5 travel experiences that defined the year. Last year, it was more about “big” experiences like seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the best beach in Australia. Looking back, the experiences that stood out the most for me this year had more to do with time spent wandering and little discoveries, … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Discovering my inner sports fan at Yankee Stadium: Yankees vs Red Sox

Baseball. Basketball. College football. The atmosphere at America’s favourite sports matches is legendary. I was determined to soak up the excitement at least one of these iconic American sports while in NYC. It was baseball season when we were in town, so we grabbed cheap tickets to see the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at Yankees Stadium in The Bronx. Two iconic … Continue reading Discovering my inner sports fan at Yankee Stadium: Yankees vs Red Sox

The Mall Central Park just before Autumn fall

Central Park Mall in Green & Gold

In the aftermath of this week’s tragedies, I feel like my heart is breaking. I swing between feeling determined to be a positive part of the world and feeling vulnerable, sad and sick to the stomach. I expected to cry a lot this week, but I didn’t expect to feel like I’ve swallowed a sack of stones which are now weighing me down, a feeling … Continue reading Central Park Mall in Green & Gold

Balthazar NYC: Where Paris meets New York

Paris and New York. My two favourite cities, two great rivals. Can you think of anywhere that inspires love-hate relationships like these two? Or tops as many bucket lists? Or inspires as many books? Their similarities and differences have even inspired a book of their own! Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that they’re a power couple. When I was in New York, … Continue reading Balthazar NYC: Where Paris meets New York