What is Rendezvous En New York about?

Who Am I? Here’s My Blurb!

So to tell you a little about me, I am life long New Yorker going through my mid-life. I am a proud Black woman of Haitian descent who is straddling multiple cultures at all times. I grew up trying to be “American” but realized in adulthood that I don’t care to be narrowed down.

I am a major food enthusiast, all kinds and all cultures; but no dairy, no alcohol or pork, thank you. I am a cooking show viewer from PBS to Food Network; an art lover from the time of Pharaohs to Banksy; a makeup hoarder from Wet n Wild to Chanel; a shoe fanatic about anything that actually fits; bargain shopper ALWAYS; an anime watcher, a tree-hugger, an amateur photographer, a forever student, and last but not least a shower singer superstar! I think you should keep learning from the cradle to the grave because otherwise, “What’s the point?”.

Yes, that’s all the fluff. But in essence, I am someone who realizes how blessed I am to be exposed to so much culture from my own heritage and from where I live and I want to experience all of it and beyond with as little expense as possible.

What is a Rendezvous?

Rendez-vous is the French word for a date, appointment, or a fortunate chance meeting. Nothing heavy, we’re just hanging out and learning new things and finding new favorites. Ok, let’s go and rendezvous with this amazing city, and occasionally we can use it as a springboard to somewhere else!

What Is My Blog About?

Rendezvous En New York is about my travels here and beyond it, and my many varied interests, from exciting to mundane with a limited budget. I’m going to show you that even though New York can be crazy expensive, it really doesn’t have to be unless you want it to be and you don’t have to do the same ole same that everyone else is doing to experience the real New York. I like to try new things and tell you if it was worth it. Have you heard of something new that you would like to see? Well, I’m game for trying anything new (besides breaking laws) because anything can happen here.

My Mission?

The mission of my blog is to take you along with me through my beloved city, to make it less intimidating, to make you feel like you could walk the streets as if you’ve been here before to enjoy it the way I do every day and not feel limited because of the size of your wallet. In a city of 8 million, we always have room for one more and when we’re lucky we can enjoy other spaces too.

Enough people are doing the same thing and going to the same places. How about we do something different? Come let’s meet up and see how a native New Yorker spends time in one of the most exciting cities in the world where there’s always something new and affordable to do. I would love to share it with you!!  Join me while I get into the new things that are constantly popping up and the mainstays that give New York City its unique character!

P.S. You can also follow my New York adventures and beyond across social media and learn more about me there! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’.

Until our next rendezvous…



Rendezvous en New York

89 thoughts on “What is Rendezvous En New York about?

  1. After browsing other posts of B.U. participants from far flung places, yours brought me back home.
    Looking forward to more.

  2. Thank you for stopping by Celeste. I love my city and I am always learning more about it , so I decided to share. Have a lovely day as well.

  3. I saw your comment on Ellie Knowles’s blog and I thought I can help build up your following. I must admit I have never been to New York and I am a little intimidated by the sheer size of it, but I sure am willing to learn about it. Good luck with your blog.

    1. Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. NYC can be intimidating, I get that. It’s definitely best seen with a local so you feel less stressed. Well as a suggestion, you don’t have to go to the NYC proper to enjoy the state, upstate is lovely with the Niagara Falls, mountains, countryside, vineyards, ranches and small towns. Maybe that would be more your speed with more room to breathe , ha ha. I love those things too, just don’t get to see them very often, maybe a trip in Summer.

  4. I loved my visit to NYC over 10 years ago. On the weekend I went to my best friend’s 40th birthday party and her theme was New York City – so many great costumes. She had Central Park set up and the red carpet for New York fashion week and the statue of liberty. She even hired an actor to be a hot dog man and hand out the hotdogs. We had a great time.

  5. Hello! First of all, thanks for the nice comment you left in my little corner of the world… I’m trying to be more conscious of seeing what others are sharing, and I have to say, this little western Canadian girl actually got to spend some time in New York a few years ago and I LOVED it… And while the odds I get back there soon aren’t that great, I still love seeing what’s happening there, and I’m looking forward to spending time reading your posts! One thing – I’m looking for the WordPress ‘follow’ option to follow you and not seeing it here, which may possibly mean I’m not looking hard enough, which has happened. Is there one? From what I could see, it’s not an option under the ‘follow’ widget (?) at the side.

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you get to visit soon. I am glad you enjoyed my posts. I believe you have to click on this reply to see my follow button.

  6. hey, i’ve really enjoyed your blog! as a small point of improvement, the text on the front image on the main page is hard to read because the text is thin and white, and there is a lot of white in the picture. not trying to be harsh, just a thought that could improve the already awesome blog you have! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much for the praise, the header pictures alternate , so it doesn’t always look like that. The theme was updated and that’s what they came up with. But there isn’t the option to change my title’s color unfortunately.

  7. Hi Trudy!
    1. I am from New York, Bayside Queens, born in the Bronx.
    2. I used to teach about Egypt and Egyptian art from ancient times.
    3. Thank you so much for following my blog. Welcome!

  8. Nice blog. It makes me homesick. I’m a New Yorker who moved to Minnesota (oh, I dunno, it seemed like a good idea at the time), but I now live and blog in Britain.

        1. Well right now its so crazy hot , I wouldn’t advise it unless you love to sweat. I prefer Fall and Spring, so beautiful here.

    1. Ha ha! Thank you for following and finding me.I figured you were busy revamping the blog. Thank you so much for the peer audit as well.

      1. Yeah, I was! I had another blogger suggesting I change the footer widgets, so I thought I should do it before I put it off for an indefinite time. You have a great blog! I live in India, but New York is one of the places that I’d definitely love to visit if I can in future; it would be nice to see the city up close through your posts!

    1. Thank you! I took the time to figure things out, it took a while and I’m still working on the writing. I don’t just write about food though that is one of my favorite subjects.

    1. I hope you gave a great trip and that my blog can give you lots of ideas of what to do. And if you have any questions let me know. When are you travelling?

      1. I will ask you for sure. :). We are over from the 27th of August for two weeks. Are there any events or festivals going on we should keep an eye out for? 😀

        1. Always… Free Summer concerts almost every day in the city parks. Too many to name I’m the comments but do check http://www.nycgo.com (the city’s official website) regularly you’ll see the latest concerts because there are usually three to five running at the same time and they haven’t announced line ups yet. There’s always Shakespeare in the park, the outdoor free movies, restaurant week, Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, AfroPunk Fest, etc..

                    1. Let me know when you have that sorted and what you did! I’m curious of how you spent the summer in the city! ??

  9. Hi Trudy! We recently ventured into the blogosphere, and we’ve been working on our content and are finally reaching out to make friends! Our blog is also NYC-based, featuring activities with food pairings. Looking forward to discovering more about the city through your eyes. 🙂 Hit us up for a meet up sometime!


  10. Wonderful blog… I always thought New York is very expensive but reading your blog makes me feel like it isn’t. Plus, there are so many wonderful places. Love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. It can be, but I’m not wealthy. I find things to do that are in my price range or free. New York city always has amazing free things to do all year long. So I try to take advantage of them. Thank you for visiting me!

        1. You’re welcome, but you don’t have to have a trip planned to read the blog, it can give you inspiration to do different things where you currently are now.

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