I was in Manhattan yesterday for some work and instead of looking what train I was getting on, I just got on a train. It was the “G” vs. the much needed “F”.
Anyway managed to change trains, but not before I got this cool picture in Williamsburg.
Sometimes it’s great to be a stranger in your home town. Wouldn’t you
So when an ice cream place opens- you do what the locals do. Cue up- even if it means a 40 m wait on a sat night after dinner.
Ample hill- welcome to Gowanus.
Will let you know how it is!!
Decided to check out this place for lunch today. A hidden bakery in Gowanus, by a very talented chef.
It’s right across from “little neck clams” and “The Pines” which I have tried.
It’s on 3 rd avenue, between president and Carroll.
I was away for 3 nights to the Canyon Ranch Spa. I was a little hesitant at first, since Cayon Ranch usually caters to an older customer. It was a girls weekend away and we were excited by the plethora of activities!
This leading hotel of the world was in North Miami beach area. 20 m cab to downtown south Miami beach.
The minute we got there , 80 degree and a breeze hit us. It was heavenly.
Some of the classes we tried were barre method , rock climbing , battle ropes ( super hard ), boxers workout , Zumba , beach boot camp , just to name a few. ( they offer 40 classes a day !).
Did I mention we took a “How to blow-dry your hair “. Results below.
This is a kid friendly place as well. With 4 pools and a beach , kids will love it. Kids 5 and over can participate in the rock wall climbing class too!
Check out the kids ride!
Did I mention , they have a 70,000 sq ft spa, plus an entire wellness program/ clinic that you can participate in!
Great place for dinner ! I had never been here and I took some our of town co-workers here. We had a lovely time.
The antique store by the enterance was super cute and I found lots of things I could spend some $$ on.
Food and the vibe was good.
The dessert was the highlight!
Here are some pics of the room at the one and only, Palm. Absolutely fab!
I planned this trip 4 months ago as a mini escape from Delhi ( great opportunity to leave the kids behind with grandparents and escape).
My best friend of 32 years lives here and I wanted to surprise her. My hubby’s best friend lives in Singapore- he came to surprise my hubby as well. The surprises were a huge hit and we have been having a fantastic time!!
We are staying at the One and only Palm, a true oasis in this crazy city. It’s away from everything and truly a beautiful , small 90 room , 4 villa property.
More pictures to follow.
Some pictures of the city – the university , the court house, the oldest run making factory there at 3 corners etc….
Were are leaving tomorrow but had a relaxing trip in this city.
For our anniversary dinner we are at Santa Clara Sofitel at 1621. It was good food! My restaurant of choice was Carmen , at the Ananda hotel but since we couldn’t get a dinner reservation we did lunch there on the 29 th.
Though we couldn’t stay at Ananda as it was sold out, we relaxed by the pool, drank some delicious sangria and ate our favorite meal here.
The food at Carmen was absolutely fab! Asian inspired , bright and very bold flavors.
We needed a long walk after our lunch!
Cafe Mila was so good , we went back for coffee.
Our hotel has a roof deck. We spent a little time soaking up the city views.
I absolutely love the night time views here!
Lunch today was at Cafe Mulata. Absolutely delicious and open only for lunch!
We arrived here yesterday. 90 degrees, cool breeze and friendly, happy people. Staying at a botique hotel , San Pedro hotel and spa. The hotel has 8 homely rooms and a super friendly staff!
We did some spa treatments at the trendy Tscherassi hotel. We also ate here at the popular Italian ” Vera restaurant”.
Some street pics and sights.
Great tasting gelato here!
2 nd round of dessert at cute Cafe Mila.