Canadian Road Trip – Montreal

July 1st, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Food, Uncategorized

After a night of camping midway between Quebec City and Montreal, we hit the road with our sights set on our room at the W in Montreal. We were ready to see what the city had to offer, but didn’t really know what to expect, despite having a Frommer’s. Basically we wanted to do some [...]

Canadian Road Trip – Quebec City

June 29th, 2010 | Culture, Escapes, Food

After about 24 hours of driving/camping/gorging, we made it to our first of two cities to check out: Quebec City. This city is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Maybe Florence challenges it. The center of the city is elevated and built behind a wall. It’s the only city in North America with [...]

Canadian Roadtrip – On the Road

June 27th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Food

Last month Audrey and I took a much needed vacation. We’ve been trying to go to as many places in and around the northeast as we can and the next on our list was Canada! I’ve wanted to drive to Montreal and Quebec City since we first moved here. I’d heard so much about Quebec [...]

Texas

April 4th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Nightlife

I was fortunate to have a chance to go to Texas not once, but twice in the past several weeks. The first trip was to Houston, which was a nice city, but seemed like it was mostly parking structures and freeways. It actually reminded me a lot of Orange County, CA, except lots of accents. [...]

New Orleans 2010 – Part 4

January 20th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Food

On our last morning, we decided to head to the place with the frozen fountain from the first night which offered a solid cajun brunch buffet! We were pretty wiped out at this point with so much walking, eating and drinking, so we took it fairly easy… The aforementioned brunch The fountain was even more [...]

New Orleans 2010 – Part 3

January 19th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Food

The morning was rough after the cocktail tour and run in with absinthe. The only cure was to be brunch and a bloody mary it was decided. Off we went to Brennan’s, which I think is famous for inventing Banana’s Foster, but I might not be totally correct on that. Audrey outside and prepped for [...]

New Orleans 2010 – Part 2

January 18th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Nightlife, Uncategorized

Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was our Cocktail Tour we went on. This little sassafras of a lady from N.O. named Sandy led our yankee asses around to some of the biggest tourist traps best bars in the city. Actually, they were touristy I guess, but even the tourist traps in N.O. [...]

New Orleans 2010 – Part 1

January 17th, 2010 | Culture, Escapes, Food, Weather

Last year Audrey and I decided we needed to go to a warm place every winter that we’re on the east coast. Last year it was Aruba, this year I didn’t want to miss a ton of work, so we decided to keep it domestic and chose New Orleans. Neither of us had been and [...]

New Years Eve 2010

December 31st, 2009 | Activities, Culture, Nightlife

Right now I’m sitting in my office here at Morgan Stanley with a half empty bottle of Jameson, a bottle of champagne cooling in the fridge, and the madness of Times Square going on over my shoulder! I’m saying “F you” to all the $100+ covers for lame bar nights going on across the city [...]

Astoria Signs

November 9th, 2009 | Culture

One of the difficult things about living in “Little Athens” is how many of the businesses here have pretty much unintelligible names. I’m talking names that don’t really use the same alphabet! This place serves sort of mediocre pastries and when you ask for half and half in your coffee, they give you heavy cream. [...]

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