Category Archives: Upper West Side

Jacques Torres Chocolate

I have a friend whose husband, year after year on Valentine’s Day, goes down to the local Duane Reade and gets her the Whitman’s sampler box of chocolates.  You know these chocolates.  They are the ones that seems stocked to … Continue reading

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Levain Bakery

You know the type of person who has to go somewhere or see something just to say they’ve done it? “I went to Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and London – each for one day”. “I went to this place that serves … Continue reading

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Bank Street Book Store

  Every time I step into the Bank Street Book Store I can’t help but believe I will spy Meg Ryan behind the counter, looking adorable (read: pre-plastic surgery), and ready to fall in love with Tom Hanks, because I … Continue reading

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Gray’s Papaya

I have days when I am really grooving with that eating locally and seasonally thing.  I shove fistfuls of fresh kale into my blender and sauté Swiss chard to accompany my organic roast chicken, but then I have days when … Continue reading

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O & Co.

I have never been one of those people who likes obscure music, movies, or books.  I am a mainstream kind of gal, and I certainly don’t believe that just because something becomes popular it suddenly stops being cool.  Even stranger, … Continue reading

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The Shops at Columbus Circle – Time Warner Center

Ah, the mall.  This seems like such a cheesy thing for a New Yorker to appreciate – a mall is so suburban, so “middle-America”, so teenager-y.  But, maybe it is because as a kid I had to travel two and … Continue reading

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The Fountains at the Natural History Museum

As a child I would spend my summer days wandering around my neighborhood totally untethered to my parents.  I was usually tagging around after my brother and sister, but there were times when I would explore the neighborhood and surrounding … Continue reading

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