Outings

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 Cheesy Rendezvous At S’Mac

Cheesy rendezvous At S'Mac

My niece was visiting and wanted to see as much authentic New York as possible, so I wanted to show her many places that I regularly go to or that make me happy because we live far apart. So that means we had to go to S’Mac!! S’Mac has been open since 2006 and is near my alma mater on the lower East side of Manhattan.

3 Reasons to Rendezvous At Buddha Bodai In Chinatown

Buddha Bodai NYC, Rendezvous En New York

I’ve written about the first half of my day with my nephew on his birthday and how experienced an artistic dessert and decadent cup of liquid chocolate at MarieBelle. So in perfect Star Wars fashion, I’m moving backward to the prequel story before dessert, which is doublespeak for dinner, I guess. That leaves us walking through Chinatown to Buddha Bodai,

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 […]

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 At Spot Dessert Bar

Spot Dessert Bar , Rendezvous En New York

You’re probably wondering, “Hey Trudy, another food post so soon? Are you actually trying to undo all that hard work at yoga?”. And my answer would be, “Not intentionally… I swear!”. It’s just that I’ve noticed about myself,  that when […]

Post Yoga Rendezvous at Mamoun’s  

Every Saturday, I try to fit in some form of self-care usually consisting of yoga and meditation. Then after the mental health break, (yoga makes me ravenous)  I take care of my appetite. And this Saturday I was in the […]

Rendezvous At the Hills on Governors Island

the Hills on Governor's Island, NYC

Last Saturday on my quest to stuff as much activity into Summer that my body would allow,  I met up with a couple of friends to go Governors Island and enjoy the mental break from the city. I’ve written about […]

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 […]

Rendezvous With the Outdoors

World Trade Center

Over last weekend after being homebound from the flu, sinusitis and bronchitis. (yes this is no exaggeration) I finally got out of the house, risked my life by taking the train to be exposed to more pathogens, and tried to […]

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 […]

Antibalas at Brooklyn Bowl

Anitbalas at Brooklyn Bowl

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I love music. So when I get the chance to see a band I enjoy for a reasonable price, I’m all in. And on a side-note, I try […]

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 […]

AfroPunk Fest NYC

Afropunk Fest NYC 2015

This Summer I was fortunate to experience AfroPunk Fest NYC, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. AfroPunk Fest is a festival that began 10 years ago and its purpose was to shine more attention to indie […]

The Bushwick Collective

Dasic Fernandez, the Bushwick Collective, NYC, street art

The Bushwick Collective is a collection of street art murals on Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is constantly being updated with new work. The most popular artists are there and it was an education for me to check out […]

Sand Painting At Union Square Park

Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square

I was walking through Union Square Park on my way to meet friends for dinner and saw this artist working hard on the ground putting together this vibrant piece. Isn’t it beautiful ?! It’s all colored sand and done one […]

Last Saturday.. Upcoming Post

This was my location, last Saturday, on a blanket under a set of big trees. There was a lovely breeze beautiful smiling faces around me, it was a lovely respite from heat wave. And all will be revealed in my […]

The Last Manhattanhenge Weekend of 2015

Cloudy Manhattanhenge 2015

What is Manhattanhenge? It’s a phenomenon that most people outside of New York tri state area or professional photography don’t know much about. It happens during two weekends of the year that straddle the Summer solstice, one weekend about a […]

Madison Square Park Art Installation: Fata Morgana

Madison Square Park Art Installation : Fata Morgana

This art installation by Teresita Fernandez had debuted for the Summer of 2015 in Madison Square Park. This park has ever-changing art all year around and I love it! This art project, Fata Morgana, is biggest yet, it consists of […]

B.A.M. Dance Africa Bazaar 2015

Painting at the Dance Africa Bazaar2015

On Memorial Day, I spent the day in Brooklyn at B.A.M. ( Brooklyn Academy of Music) at the Dance Africa Bazaar. It is an event that I look forward to going to every year and the crowd is always the […]

Rendezvous En New York at BAM

This is what I was surrounded by today, beautiful art, even more, beautiful people and delicious food. This is and more will be in a post coming up within the week. How did you spend your Memorial Holiday weekend? Until […]

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This month I went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Garden is 52 acres large, and I had no idea! No wonder my feet were sore the next day.This post will be picture heavy because there was so much to […]

Macy’s Flower Show 2015 in NYC

Macy's Flower Show 2015: Art in Bloom

I attended the last Saturday of the Macy’s Annual Flower Show 2015. It was held from March 22-April 4th. Macy’s has held the flower show in its stores for over 65 years, this year it was held at the flagship […]

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 […]