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Guarantee You Impress Your Guests At Your Next House Party

cheers to a toast at a house party

There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition and rivalry between friends or family. It’s fun to try and one-up your friends when you are planning an event and this…Read More

5 Ways To Use Pigly To Build Your Travel Fund

5 tips to use pigly to build your travel fund, aplant growing from coins in a glass #travel

Tell the truth, did you have huge travel plans for this year, and have they totally fallen through? Or were you caught off guard completely thinking that you had months…Read More

Why It’s Never Too Hot For A Picnic

A picnic on the grass with a bunch of female friends It is never too hot for a picnic

The current pandemic is taking away some of our favorite things about the summer: picnics in the park. Unfortunately, staying safe means that you have to be smart about avoiding…Read More

Building A Relaxed Home Environment During Stressful Times

This year has arguably been the most stressful in half-a-century. Our health, careers, and social interactions have all been compromised due to the global pandemic. The stress this causes, combined…Read More

How I Have Been Keeping Sane While Sheltering In Place In NYC

New York City has been on lockdown for about three months, over 110 days, and about a hundred daily briefings from Governor Cuomo. We are slowly reopening the city and…Read More

5 Ways to Seriously Improve Dinner Time

There are some things that we choose to do; other things that we have to do. For the things that are not optional, there are two ways we can approach…Read More

Five Gifts New Mothers Will Really Appreciate

women holding hands, gifts for mom

Children are a blessing, but every new mother has to deal with post-baby hormones, pain, and discomfort – oh, and she has a new baby to look after while feeling…Read More

How To Transform A Space In Your Home

Modern living room to give ideas on how to transform your home

Tired of looking at that same beige wall? Yeah, me too! And since we are staying home a lot more than planned this year, you will notice how boring the…Read More

Your Guide For Buying Sunglasses

Do you like to wear sunglasses? Sunglasses are not only a great fashion accessory, but they are also crucial for protecting your eyes from the sun. If you are planning…Read More

Fun, Frugal and Fancy Sunday Brunch Ideas

Sunday brunch ideas

Sunday brunch: it’s a staple, a necessity, part of the cultural tradition of New Yorkers everywhere. But when you’re staying in (whether due to the current fears of getting ill,…Read More

Keeping Alert With Notify NYC

Admittedly, New York City is a whirlwind of activity. We all know this, it is not new. But traveling here or living here can leave you feeling like you are…Read More

Figuring Out Your Next Step In Planning Travel

figuring out your next step in planning travel

We’ve made it in one piece! At least I hope that we all have. It’s 2020 and people are freaking out!. New year, new start, new experiences and here’s to…Read More

How I Keep Healthy and Eco-Conscious with the American Farmer Produce Box

It’s the holiday season, the busiest time of year! And for me, it is when a lot of things that I usually prioritize fall to the wayside. Can you relate?…Read More

How to Choose Art for Your Home

Your home is a place where you should feel relaxed and surrounded by the things you love. Having the right art on the walls can be a huge part of…Read More

Rendezvous At Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Rollerskating Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC Rendezvous En New York

Yes, I am writing about Brooklyn Bridge Park again, as I have said before it is one of my favorite places. So, whenever I have family come and visit me…Read More

Six Reasons to Visit Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC, Rendezvous En New York

First, let me start by saying that I am not the biggest fan of Starbucks, especially after the controversy last year involving people of color, the former CEO, and my…Read More

Lost New York #SaveNYC

Union Square Park NYC Rendezvous En New York

I love New York City, and in my eyes, there are so many things to love about this complex place;– the many different neighborhoods that retain their culture and don’t…Read More

Using College Comparison Search Tools

Are you in the process of finding a college? If so, you will recognize how important this decision is. After all, not only can it impact your learning over the…Read More

5 Tips For A Great Night’s Sleep in NYC

Sleep is so important to me that I will prioritize a good night’s sleep over almost anything. It’s better than going out “just because”, and it is better than long…Read More

Advantages of Getting Your Groceries Online

I have heard from many people who used to live in New York City or who live here currently that New Yorkers don’t cook. Of course,  this isn’t true. I…Read More

States Of Amusement: Visiting Some Of America’s Best Theme Parks

Amusement Theme Parks

While a lot of Americans aren’t having a great time at the moment, thanks to the state of politics and an overall feeling of uneasiness, this part of the world…Read More

How To Maintain Healthy Habits When Traveling

Are you about to zip off on an adventure? It’s easy to fall into lazy habits when off on vacation – and one of the most common of these is…Read More

Saturdays Are For A Yoga Rendezvous

Yoga , Rendezvous En New York

Living in New York can admittedly be stressful at times and since I have yet to invest in therapy, I find my peace through my Saturday afternoon yoga class. I…Read More

How To Have a Luxury Travel Experience on a Tight Budget

  While you may love backpacking and are used to the small rooms and bumpy buses which come along with it, there may be a part of you which would…Read More

Sustaining & Maintaining A Vacation Home Abroad

When I have traveled, I love staying in hotels well sort of, but I always miss the homey feeling. I start to miss home even though I am in this…Read More

5 Tips On How to Plan the Perfect Budget Staycation

View from Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC Rendezvous En New York

Summer is upon us, even if the Summer weather isn’t. As a blogger, and especially a travel blogger, I want to be traveling and experiencing a bunch of new things…Read More

A Colorful Surprise: New Art on the E Train

Art on the E train, Rendezvous En New York NYC

It’s so rare lately that I jump on the train and I am delighted. I don’t want to make this post a bitch and moan about my subway ride, which…Read More

Rendezvous At the New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show, Rendezvous En New York

Last week, I was invited by A Girls Guide To Cars for a media preview party to the New York International Auto Show at Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan. I…Read More

A Rendezvous At Wafels and Dinges

Wafels and Dinges Rendezvous En New York travel

I love desserts! No, actually I am a sucker for desserts. Unfortunately, desserts aren’t calorie free and some desserts are worth the pain of a middle age spread ( I’m…Read More

Rendezvous At The Window To The Heart

Rendezvous At the Window to The Heart, Rendezvous En New York

If you ask me on any normal day where is the last place I want to be in New York City, it would most definitely be Times Square. It isn’t…Read More

What Did I Learn in 2017? My Blog’s Year In Review

Fireworks at Coney Island Brooklyn, Rendezvous En New York

While everyone is outside in this belligerent, and disrespectful cold celebrating the new year, I am inside trying to keeping warm and trying to be introspective about what this year…Read More

3 After Effects of NYC’s Rendezvous with The Subway Therapy Wall

subway therapy wall, nyc

After this last presidential election a year ago, there have been a lot of emotions coming to the surface both positive and negative in this country. This week, in particular, has…Read More

New York By A New Yorker: 5 Reasons To Visit

New York is one of the most famous cities on the planet and an incredibly popular tourist destination as a result. However, it is said that familiarity can breed contempt,…Read More

A Decadent Rendezvous At MarieBelle

MarieBelle in NYC Rendezvous En New York

My nephew’s birthday passed recently and even though my finances weren’t ideal, I wanted to spend the day with him enjoying some of his favorite things. Last year, I wrote about…Read More

The Coney Art Walls Rendezvous At Night

Coney Art Walls Rendezvous En New York www.rendezvousennewyork.com

At the beginning of Summer of this year, I went to Coney Island to see the Mermaid Parade. And while I was there, I took pictures of the Coney Art…Read More

Rendezvous on the Roosevelt Island Tram 

Roosevelt Island Tram www.RendezvousEnNY.com

Every time I turn around, I learn or experience something new to add some kind of joy to my life.  It’s my life’s motto actually. And isn’t that super in…Read More

Fated Rendezvous With NYC Bloggers 

NYC Bloggers with Rendezvous En New York

Ever since I started blogging, it has been a goal of mine to explore New York City as much as physically possible. When I started I didn’t know many other…Read More

An NYC Ferry Rendezvous

NYC Ferry, Rendezvous En New York

In New York, there are lots of options to get around. Of course, there are taxis, buses, subway lines, bicycles, and ferries. Yes ferries, they aren’t the most popular, but they…Read More

One Book One New York Gets NYC Reading

One Book One New York

Does anyone read anymore? That is a really good question with bookstores going out of business, newspapers folding, and everyone addicted to the newest version of Candy Crush for 2017(I…Read More

Saturday Rendezvous At Misoya Ramen

Misoya Ramen, NYC

I’m on another adventure on the weekend and this one takes me to Misoya Ramen in the East Village. I love ramen in case you weren’t aware. Soup overall does it…Read More

A Second Avenue Subway Rendezvous

Second Avenue Subway, NYC

Being an average New Yorker, and by that I mean one without a silver spoon in her mouth, I take the subway. I’ve written about taking the subway a couple…Read More

Keeping Your Home Safe While on a Traveling Rendezvous

While I was away from home traveling to Belize, and having a great time with family. I couldn’t help but have the thought in the back of my mind on…Read More

Rendezvous with The Surfboard Doctor

Rockaway Surfing Beach, NYC

Last month, I was blessed enough to travel to Belize for my brother’s wedding. It was such a roller-coaster because I didn’t think that we would actually make it there.The…Read More

Rendezvous at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park 

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park , NYC

Even though I live in New York City, there are places that I don’t get to visit often because the city is just that huge. Central Park is, unfortunately, one…Read More

Tech On the Streets of New York 

LinkNYC

While I was leaving yoga class to begin my weekly errands,  I ran into a spiffy piece of technology on the street corner. It’s a Wi-Fi stand,  called LinkNYC,  with…Read More

Rendezvous At Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, NYC

I have a huge sweet tooth and being lactose intolerant really gets in the way of that sometimes because I usually get rid of that craving is through ice cream.…Read More

Coffee Date With Trudy #4

coffee date

Wow, it’s been a while since our last coffee date. I found a new place to meet, somewhere in Greenwich Village and afterward we can go to the park and get…Read More

How I Celebrated Spa Week

Asanda Spa in Soho

Spa week just happened in New York and I’m not usually able to take advantage because I am always on a budget. But I was determined to try something new.…Read More

My Happiness Non-Negotiables in NYC

Lower Manhattan, NYC

I was tagged by the very sweet Stacey, blogger of Stacey in the Sticks for this post.This challenge made me think hard about what is actually necessary for me on…Read More

Rendezvous Around the Blox

Around the Blox

As a reader of this blog you know that I am always looking and discussing new and hidden gems around the city, like concerts, and artistic events. Well here is…Read More

Vogue’s 73 Questions

In Washington Square Park, NYC

I was tagged by the lovely Louise of Birds and Lilies to do the Vogue’s 73 Questions post and since I have seen Blake Lively‘s video on it I said…Read More

The 5 Apps & Websites Every New Yorker Needs

5 Apps And Websites Every New Yorker Needs

Hey, it’s me again! And as the title says I’m trying to make your life a little easier, whether you are a tourist visiting or a resident of this very…Read More

Jonas, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Blizzard of 2016, Weekend In NYC

From Where I Stand There's Hip-Deep Snow

Exciting action-packed weekend right? The news coverage began to sound like a trailer for a movie starring James Bond, except for the fact that the villain’s name kept changing from…Read More

Coffee Date With Trudy #3

Coffee Date with Trudy, Rendezvous En New York

We haven’t chatted for a while and the holiday season was super hectic. I’d love to check in with you. I’m sure a lot has happened and I want to…Read More

The NYCID Program Has Been Extended

NYC Identification Card

Earlier this year, Mayor DiBlasio announced a new ID program to help people living in New York get free ID’s, which are necessary for so many things here, without the…Read More

Adding Skills To My Résumé

Spicy Ramen At Home

I just felt way too proud of myself and had to post a picture of the ramyun I made for dinner. I just thought that besides the ingredients I added…Read More

Apple Picking At Fishkill Farms

Great day with friends at Fishkill Farms, NY

The Fall happens to be my favorite season. One of the many reasons is hot apple cider and cozy warm apple pie. With that in mind my friends and I…Read More

Coffee Date With Trudy #2

Coffee Date

I decided that the time has come for a coffee date, we need to catch up and although nothing earth-shaking has happened. I don’t want us to lose touch with…Read More

Giving to Get on a Sunday with the AfroPunk Army

I hate getting up early on Sunday but when it’s for a great reason I can stand the sleep deprivation. It was a sunshine-filled morning so that made it easier…Read More

8 Tips To Read A NYC Subway Map

I’ve taken the subway for a very long time now and every time I get on it for the life of me, I don’t understand how people new to New…Read More

Why Do I Write?

“Why do I write…? Hmm.”, I wish all the answers would come so easily to me as I sit in front of my laptop staring at the word count. There…Read More

25 Types of People I See on the Subway

I came across this video on a friend’s Facebook page and it made me laugh so hard because I have met every one of these 25 people on my train…Read More

It’s Too Darn Hot, Heat Wave In NYC (10 Things I Hate About Summer Weather)

perspiration intensified

In the past few weeks, Summer has hit the East coast like an eighteen wheeler on the New Jersey expressway, so we are in a minor heat wave in NYC.…Read More

The High Line Park: Abandoned Railway Re-Purposed

The High Line Park at Sunset, NYC

One of my favorite parks to visit in the city is the High Line Park in the chic Meatpacking neighborhood, made internationally famous by Sex and the City, art galleries,…Read More

China: Through the Looking Glass At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Within the last month, all the talk was and is still about the Met Gala and Vogue Magazine’s fashion party of the year, that introduced the new amazing exhibition at…Read More

Today Was A Good Day

I’ve been trying to keep up with all the posts I planned to have published by today but other excellent things came first. I went to the Metropolitan Museum of…Read More

Trees in Bloom

Trees in bloom just make me happy, even though my allergies make me pay. Everytime I see a flowering tree, I have to take a snapshot. Am I the only…Read More

Is it just me?

I am so cranky and tired. And I feel so burnt out. I’m staring at the laundry bags filled with clothes to fold and the effort that its taking to…Read More

A Frozen Saturday at the Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket Stalls

Its been cold all Winter and I haven’t gotten out as much as I usually do. But there are certain things you have to go out for in any weather.…Read More

The Tastes That Make The City in New York City

NYC on the Water

In a city like New York, there are so many cuisines and restaurants coming and going on a trend basis, its hard to keep up. Just trying to remember all…Read More

A Walk on Far Rockaway Beach

Brother made a cameo at the beach in Far Rockaway, NYC

I am not a beachgoer in the least, so the irony that I live so close to the beach and rarely go isn’t wasted on me. But I do adore…Read More