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Best Piano Bar in New York City: Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel a Must for Locals and Luxury Travelers alike

Coming for a drink at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel New York is like taking a trip back in time to old New York, when I like to believe things were simpler and classier– “And the name of this fallacy is called golden-age thinkingR...
by TravelingPanties on Jan 18, 2016

Best New York City Hotels for Celebrity Sightings During Fashion Week #NYFW15

It’s almost Fashion Week in New York City and that means the gliteratti is coming to town! Whether you live here or are just coming to visit, there are so many fabulous parties going on–and if you know where to go they’re not even h...
by TravelingPanties on Feb 10, 2015

Tips for Visiting NYC During Christmas Season

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m obsessed with Christmas! And Christmas in New York City is almost as fabulous as Christmas in Disney World. I realize that the crowds that go along with...
by TravelingPanties on Nov 6, 2014

Tips for Watching the Macy’s Day Parade in Person

Halloween is over and that means that it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved Thanksgiving and of course the Thanksgiving Day Parade! I grew up in Ohio and loved baking (or more realistica...
by TravelingPanties on Nov 3, 2014

22 Classic and Essential Food Experiences You Must Try in New York City

Half the fun of visiting New York is eating your face off. And while there are literally hundreds of Five Star and Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, that’s not what most of the locals rave about–the heart of New York’s food scene li...
by TravelingPanties on Jan 24, 2014

22 Classic and Essential Food Experiences You Must Try in New York City

Half the fun of visiting New York is eating your face off. And while there are literally hundreds of Five Star and Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, that’s not what most of the locals rave about–the heart of New York’s food scene li...
by TravelingPanties on Jan 24, 2014

Top 10 Best Things to Do to Experience the Real New York that Locals Actually Do Too!

New York is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous cities in the world. New York has so many things to do that it can be downright overwhelming trying to figure out how to fit everything in that you want to do. There are literally enough activities, la...
by TravelingPanties on Jan 14, 2014

10 Essential Things to Do in New York City that Tourists Can’t Miss- The Classics

Carrie Bradshaw informed me that after living in New York City for ten years that you can call yourself a real New Yorker. Well it’s been 9…so I’m just gonna say I am one! I mow people down on the sidewalk and think that I always kn...
by TravelingPanties on Dec 13, 2013

Best Bars in New York City to Stay Warm, Get Cozy, or Unwind by a Fireplace

Gasp, it’s that time of year again–winter! Okay, so it’s not quite here yet but it might as well be. It’s that bleak period after you “fall back” and it gets dark before you even leave work! Talk about a reason to...
by TravelingPanties on Nov 18, 2013

My New Favorite NYC Brunch: Hangover Brunch at the Four Seasons New York

Any New Yorker knows that brunch in NYC is an institution and finding the perfect spot can be somewhat of a dilemma. When searching for a brunch restaurant, you will of course want great food, but you don’t want to have to brave insane crowds a...
by TravelingPanties on Sep 17, 2013

New York City Local Favorite: Ovenly Gives Me a Reason to Head to Brooklyn!

Last week a co-worker brought in a few bags of spicy bacon caramel corn to the office. He told me I would swoon for the sweet and salty perfection–and boy was he right! And it was also spicy! A triple threat! This magnificent creation is the wo...
by TravelingPanties on Sep 3, 2013

In Defense of Manhattan: Why It’s Better Than Brooklyn Times Twenty!

Brooklyn has arrived according to…well…everyone. As unofficial home of the Hipsters and the backdrop for the hit HBO series, Girls you’ve probably been hearing rave reviews about “the new Manhattan.” I want to love Brook...
by TravelingPanties on Jul 18, 2013

Visa Encourages You to Be Inspired and Launches #GoInSix Campaign with Dhani Jones

I don’t know about you but I suffer from a majorly limited attention span. In fact, just writing this article I checked my email three times, tweeted a few shouts and popped onto both Facebook and Instagram. Social Media has shown us that it’s po...
by TravelingPanties on Jun 20, 2013

Choice Streets, Why Street Eats are Chic and my Favorite Food Trucks in New York

Somehow food trucks have beaten the odds. Beat up, hollowed-out old trucks with teeny, tiny, steamy kitchens complete with overheating chefs have become chic! I grew up in the midwest and when I tell people that I eat street food from restaurants on...
by TravelingPanties on May 9, 2013

Choice Streets 2nd Annual Food Truck Event is Coming to New York’s Intrepid

The Village Voice is presenting its second annual Choice Streets Food Truck tasting event on May 7th. The event will be held on The Intrepid, a New York landmark. Attendees will chow down on Pier 86 on some of the most sought after food trucks in the...
by TravelingPanties on Apr 26, 2013

Best Things to Do in New York City: The Perfect Afternoon at Neue Galerie & Cafe Sabarsky

The Neue Galerie New York is located on 86th Street and Fifth Avenue, just across from Central Park. The lovely structure was designed by the same team responsible for the New York Public Library. The Neue Galerie houses New York’s leading coll...
by TravelingPanties on Feb 18, 2013

Local New York Favorites: Baked by Butterfield and The Elusive Healthy, Baked Donuts

So, who is excited about this new feature?! From now on I’m going to write about all my favorites places in New York and share them with you my devoted little travelers. Since New York is home to me I know all the local favorites and I can̵...
by TravelingPanties on Feb 6, 2013


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