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Road Trip Series: The Great Dismal Swamp and the Outerbanks.

VIRGINIA We left Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia early one morning and drove through wide open spaces on our way to Outerbanks, North Carolina. Growing up in New Jersey and working in Manhattan, I had never been to a place so wide and so vast. I pulled over to get out of my car and for about five minutes, and I didn't see a single soul or hear a single sound that was man-made. [caption id="attachment_561" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Somewhere in the middle…

10 Reasons to Visit Citi Field This Summer

Baseball is a timeless sport, reminiscent of sunny summer days, the smell of sausage and peppers and the iconic sounds of baseball. Baseball runs deep with New Yorkers, and we are lucky enough to have two stadiums just a subway ride away. This summer, hop on the 7 Line and head to Citi Field for these ten memorable reasons. 1. Citi Field [caption id="attachment_393" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Center field view.[/caption]   Shea Stadiums replacement, although a baby compared to it’s predecessor,…

Fine Greek Food with Maria Loi

Maria Loi has had a wonderful career as a celebrity chef with such accomplishments as cooking for President Obama, owning her own cookware line, and most recently releasing a book and opening a new Manhattan restaurant. In addition, she is deeply involved with charity funds for children and has a vested interest in sharing the culture and benefits of Greek Food with the world. This past week she held a seminar and luncheon “I Love European Fine Food”, showcasing the…

Brooklyn Flea: Why I Love Antiques

My whole life I was always more interested in what happened in the past, or what could possibly happen in the far future. I love the early 1900s as well as the Victorian Era. I also love cars from the 30s to the 50s, as well as the lifestyle, values, and "advancements". Space and the future of the human race fascinate me to no end, and nothing disappoints me more than the fact that I will never see things like…

Sephora Whore: Breaking my makeup habit.

Hello everybody. My name is Kate and I am addicted to make up. I am that girl that always has a flawless face of makeup, no matter where she goes. I always get "Who you tryna impress?" and "Why'd you get all dressed up?". If I leave the house without my makeup for touchups (which I rarely ever do), I either pull a dangerous u-ee and speed back to the house, or buy replacements at a drug store. I am…

Finding Paradise in Costa Rica Part 2: Adventures

Spending a week in paradise changes you. Your memory becomes a little more keen and you realize you want to remember these moments forever. You learn to appreciate nature and clean air, and silence. And if you are in paradise with someone you love, you grow closer because nothing is more pure in that paradise than love for all things beautiful.  PART TWO: ADVENTURES In Part One I wrote about just the resort itself, The Westin. Now is when I talk…