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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 haven’t yet found the balance to incorporate more yoga into […]

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 I could very easily especially with recent construction and delays. […]

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 in blogging has taught me. Btw, that real feel is […]

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, so do New Yorkers understand why millions of people want […]

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 what I did with him for that birthday. And if […]

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 feel so old because I don’t know what the new […]

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 for me 99% of the time. I eat soup when […]

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 of times now. I’ve written about traveling on the subway, […]

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 reason was because the wedding was the same weekend of […]

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 the ability to charge your phone/laptop on the go. I […]

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 food from the Bengali food cart. I’ve been wanting to […]

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. I was scanning Groupon, as usual, and found a deal […]

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 a daily basis and what is a luxury. There isn’t […]

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 a new service that will put you right in touch […]

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 why not. Check out Louise’s version as well and here […]

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 lovely fun park of a city, here are 5 apps […]

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 hear all about it. So let’s meet up for coffee […]

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 usual difficulty of the state ID regulations. The program is […]

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 to the soup,  I need to add chef and food […]

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 were craving all things apple, so we decided to go […]

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 each other. Let’s meet up in Brooklyn this time, I’ll […]

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 right? I trudged through Sunday subway schedule mayhem to get […]

8 Tips To Read A NYC Subway Map

how to read a NYC Subway Map, How to use the 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, don’t understand how people new to New York are thoroughly confused by how to read a NYC Subway […]

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 are a hundred on any given day and zero when […]

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 ride home. Take a look and notice how New Yorkers […]

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 Art today and that will be another post. Thanks for […]

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 one?

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 do this just isn’t happening today. I’ve felt like this […]

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 the beautiful landscapes. So when my brother came home to […]