With Spring in full bloom, I want to share my three favorite Spring perfumes. I’m a girl who loves scents. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I have been known to drop in Saks Fifth Ave just to wander around the perfume and cosmetics floor. If I happen to have a totally fruitless day of shopping at one of the big NYC department stores, getting a perfume sample can make it all seem totally worthwhile. My ideal Spring scent is one that mirrors all the wonderful changes that are going on in nature; the fresh air, the light perfume of flowers, lengthening hours of daylight, the promise of warmer weather.
This past Christmas, my husband and I decided to do “small” gifts. My husband is very generous by nature when it comes to gift giving so the decision presented a bit of a challenge for him. I’d definitely give his efforts an A plus, because I couldn’t have been happier with his gift of Sabon Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub.
Walking into the Naples Botanical Garden, feels like walking into a tropical rain forest, (or at least it fits my imaginary picture of walking into one)! Tall trees covered in vines and foliage dim the light and the air is warm and humid. Colorful flowers hang from the trees or grow in patches on the ground. A wooden bridge crosses a small stream and birds flit around.
Welcome to Part 3 of my Naples, Florida travel guide! Today I’m bringing you dinner recommendations. Read on for reviews of three fantastic spots to spend an evening in Naples, Fl - the bar at Ocean Prime, HobNob Kitchen and Bar, and Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro.
Last week, my husband and I decided to celebrate the coming of Spring by traveling to sunny, south-west Florida. (It helped that my sister’s college graduation happened to coincide!) Now that I’m back in NYC, I’m looking forward to sharing stories of our trip and a Naples, FL travel guide over the next few days!
Today, I’d like to share my version of the popular Mint Julep cocktail. The Mint Julep is a cocktail usually made with a bourbon base, sugar, water, and mint leaves. It’s a popular summer drink and is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby – a famous American horse race that takes place in Kentucky on the first Saturday in May (tomorrow!). I randomly created this version of the cocktail when I didn’t have any sugar or simple syrup (sugar water) handy.
A couple of days ago, around lunch time, I was standing on a street in Midtown Manhattan waiting to meet up with a friend. Midtown during the week is a crowded area and around noon the streets swell with office workers and tourists. As people walked past I heard snippets of conversations and began to notice a common theme.
Today’s featured restaurant is a small French bistro in the West Village – Dominique Bistro. I first went to Dominique a couple of years ago with my husband for lunch. At the time, it was called Why Not Bistro. We were impressed with the quality of the food and the setting. Dominique is located on the ground floor of a beautiful, white, five story building with black iron terraces at the corner of Gay Street and Christopher Street.