Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ice Cream Cones and Fountain-Jumping in Lisbon

As I walked through Praca Dom Pedro this morning upon the waves of mosaic tile, licking a strawberry and mango ice cream cone from Sartini on Rua do Carmo, I felt as ridiculously giddy as the woman in Under The … Continue reading

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Waking Up To Lisboa

The sun is streaming through the windows of my room in my quaint and artsy boutique hotel room at Shiado, overlooking onto colorful red-tiled roofs that this city is known for.  The building is most likely older than America itself; … Continue reading

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“Meet the Gal”: Bloopers!

Really good things are happening in life.  In fact, as I write this, Eye of the Tiger is playing on repeat in my head. Coincidence? I got some good advice from a friend over dinner recently to start bringing my … Continue reading

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Collector of Experiences or Things?

I have a confession to make.  I love stuff.  Particularly clothes and shoes of all kinds.  Lately, my shopping habit has gotten a bit out of control.  Instead of “spring cleaning” I’ve been “spring collecting,” apparently over-zealous to slip into … Continue reading

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Goodbye Brooklyn Backpacks… Hello Jetset Castle!

Brooklyn Backpacks is no longer…. the new name is Jetset Castle: http://www.jetsetcastle.com.  I wanted to give you a heads up so you don’t get an email in your inbox from a blog you don’t think you subscribed to– it’s still … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in the Busy City

Sometimes in New York, it’s difficult to find rest.  This is the “city that never sleeps,” where hustle and bustle abound.  It is known for its fast walkers, loud honkers and for burning the midnight oil.  I work a full-time … Continue reading

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