There are always a good number of events occurring throughout New York City during the week leading up to and including the annual Bastille Day celebrations. While most people focus on the Sunday street fair on East 60th street adjacent to the Alliance Français, there are plenty of other noteworthy cultural and gustatory happenings to enliven Summer in the city. One of these is the afternoon-long petanque tournament on West Broadway, which took place outside Cercle Rouge restaurant on Friday, July 11th.
2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that will hopefully inspire.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: CHARLESTON, SC
Charleston was a battleground during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. 1779’s Battle of Charleston was one of the last British victories over the American colonists. South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union when state officials, unhappy with the election of President Abraham Lincoln, met in Charleston on December 20, 1860 and voted to cede.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: SAVANNAH, GA
Savannah was founded in 1733 by British general James Oglethorpe who would go onto form the colony of Georgia. Civic officials are fond of saying that Savannah was the first planned American city. In the historic district, there is a park plaza every two blocks, and there seems to be a house of worship alongside spectacular mansions.
2013 FATHER’S DAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE
It is impossible to truly thank the person who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for dad.
2013 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE
It is impossible to express one’s love for the woman who raised us and made us who we are today through one day of recognition and a gift. Nonetheless, we should all put a little thought into a thank you even though mom will probably say that it’s not necessary.
WINTER TRAVELS IN QUEBEC
Considering that I am the sort of traveller undeterred by the cold – I made my first visit to Sweden in the month of December – when I had the opportunity to journey to Quebec during the waning days of this winter, I was eager to go. I had only been to Montreal in the Province previously, and while I love that city and its at once cosmopolitan and locally distinctive character, I had never experienced the landscape or countryside that has shaped and molded the Francophone domain of our neighbor to the north.
FASHION WEEK 2013 – MORE THAN JUST CLOTHES
New York Fashion Week is starting to resemble Super Bowl week. Just as football is almost an afterthought during the week leading up to the NFL’s big game, so it is that designers showing off their latest wares for the marketplace are a minuscule part of the NYFW proceedings.
2013 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE
Getting the right gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day or for any romantic occasion is never easy. Here are some ideas that should hopefully help.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
It’s important to debunk a few unfortunate myths about Colombia from the get-go. The image of a lawless country that is run by drug cartel gangsters and where kidnappings are a daily occurrence is completely outdated. Colombia has been a thriving, safe country ever since cocaine king Pablo Escobar and his ilk were gunned down by government forces nearly 20 years ago.