"Sometimes a kind of glory lights up the mind of a man. It happens to nearly everyone. You can feel it growing or preparing like a fuse burning toward dynamite. It is a feeling in the stomach, a delight of the nerves, of the forearms. The skin tastes the air, and every deep-drawn breath is...more
Stepping foot into a Teuscher Chocolates store is like walking into a painting, vibrat with color and decor. The New York location was the first Teuscher Chocolates I had ever visited, so the impact was particularly big. All the chocolates and candies are made and presented beautifully, and while...more
Bum, bum, bum! NBC Studios in New York City is a great visit for anyone interesting in television, granted the network is far less impressive now than in the 90s. Check ahead for Studio Tour times as simply showing up may not be enough to reserve a spot. At the very least, you can check out the fun shop and...more
I was on a pretty big energy bar and kombucha kick when I was traversing all about Manhattan. This was one of the conveniently located Whole Foods I would visit to acquire said snack and drink. I found it very easy to navigate, the staff were friendly and checking out was a breeze....more
There's not much to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park, and that's what I love about it. Like the late JFK's wife, it's understated but elegant, and deserves our respect for putting up with everything that's going down around it....more
Kinokuniya Bookstore is a great place to visit, regardless of their location. With a wide variety of fun books (mostly Japanese, but there are plenty of English ones too) and movies, you could spend a good hour or more here.
Oh, how I miss the FAO Schwarz that used to be in downtown San Francisco. Some of my greatest childhood memories were there. I feel sorry for any child who doesn't have the opportunity to stand wide-eyed in a huge toy shop. It's like Willy Wonka's factory or Zonko's Joke Shop...more