Love Thy Neighborhood Book Store

Check out this awesome interview The Girl in the Tiny Hat did for Book Culture on the Upper West Side with Annette Akers! Book Culture is a wonderful independent book store with three locations in the city. They give you the love, attention, and books that you so desire! Support is what makes small businesses…

Mmm Mexican

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted about food, so here’s Mexicue! I had eaten there years ago, but the restaurant didn’t cross my mind again until last week. I’d been at a loss for where to have dinner with a friend for a couple of days, then-Boom-walked right past Mexicue. The name…

New York Summers

You know what makes New York winters worth it? New York summers. The city is so wonderful right now. I can go outside wearing whatever I want and feel the sweet humidity envelop me like a steamed towel in a spa. I get all the vitamin D! I’m implore you all to go out to…

Description And Subscription

Everyone here knows how I feel about giving writing advice…however, I do like to share some tricks I use to make my writing more tangible, aromatic, sightly, and (hopefully) believable. The particular trick I am talking about today I think is an old one, but I also think it makes certain writers feel uncomfortable… I…

Motivation: Food and Books

The truth is this: wonderful books inspire me to write. However, food plays a big role in my writing process. No jokes, my loves. Food is the foundation of my writing process. It is the unsung hero of word upon word of storytelling. Different foods are useful for different things in my writing process. For…

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Do I even need to write anything? I feel like the title says it all. (I kid, I kid.) Once again, you damn lucky New Yorkers have one hell of a good restaurant waiting to be dined at. Just around the corner from the West 4th train station on Bleeker street sits a lovely little…

The James Brown

You all may be asking yourselves, “What is The James Brown?” James Brown the singer? Charlie Brown’s twice removed half brother, James Brown? A misspelling of Foxy Brown? The answer is this, my friends: The James Brown, I Feeeel Good is an open faced sandwich from the restaurant Big Daddy’s. Big Daddy’s specializes in slightly fancy, calorie…

Movie Season Fall 2014

Autumn brings about several great changes in the year. Everything becomes pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice, the weather cools down to just the right temperature, and I renew my AMC Stubs card. “What-” you may exclaim “brings all these things together?!” I’ll tell you what: Movies. I can enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or cupcake while I wait…

Summer Highlights

The summer was filled with warm sun rays, light breezes, and the occasional booming thunderstorm. Now that autumn is right around the corner, I’d like to share a few of the finer points of my summer. Kiwi’s Big Adventure I discovered this iced tea late in the summer and haven’t been able to get enough of it….

“We’re all Mad Here”

It dawned on me today that I haven’t written much about things not book related in a while. I mean…you can never go wrong talking about books, let’s not kid ourselves. However, I feel like I need to share more about my other loves. This post is all about the tea. Every writer has some…

No Shortage of Entertainment

May 2014 is a good one this year. A great one, in fact! This month is packed with fun entertainment of all kinds. Movies, a couple of holidays, and book activities (in NYC). I know I’m a little late, but let me lay it down for you. Big movie month this year. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man…

Sidney in South Carolina

Ah, yes…. I did deserve a vacation to the beach after this cruddy New York summer. I think we had one actual warm week. I have just about had it with clouds and rain, therefore a week at Hilton Head, (a small island off the coast of SC), was desperately needed. I’m not sure if…