Hidden Gems – Hot Teeny Bikinis on Brighton Beach, New York

Brighton Beach New York – the jewel of ethnic enclaves As far as ethnic enclaves go, New York is a mosaic of communities that represent a variegated montage of nationalities from every conceivable corner of the globe. Mexicans in Jackson Heights, Koreans in Fresh Meadows, Hispanics in the Bronx, Italians in Nolita, Haitians in Flat Bush… I’m running out … Continue Reading

Review – Four Seasons New York

The Four Seasons New York – I have been extolling the virtues of the chain for some time now. However, even this pampered traveler was unprepared for the degree of hospitality and the lengths the staff would go to ensure our comfort. The hotel is located on 57 street, bang in between the shopping havens … Continue Reading

Review: The Hotel Elysee – A New York Landmark

On my way to NYC there was one landmark I wanted to visit above all else. The Hotel Elysee. The reason for this is simple, the place was home to my all-time literary hero, Tennessee Williams, for fifteen years. I am impossibly glad that I chose to stay in the Elysee, as it ended up … Continue Reading

Living like a Local – Evolution in New York City

Soho in Lower Manhattan is made up of hip art galleries, delectable brasseries and trendy boutiques.   ‘Evolution’ immediately caught my eye. A curious little shop of ‘Science and Art’; filled with skeletons, prehistoric fossils, beetles and taxidermy. I’ve always revelled in the slightly weird and offbeat so found myself in heaven. I hung around for the good … Continue Reading

Food Focus – Another Burger in Another Town: 5 Guys New York

It’s naughty, dirty and hopelessly irresistible. I’m talking about the New York City burger. It is a rite of passage for every visitor to the Big Apple; a greasy initiation wreaking arterial havoc and resulting in intense satisfaction. One of the best burger places in town is 5 guys, which has swept the burger boards … Continue Reading

Living like a Local – The New Yorker

Whenever I arrive in a new place, I like to get a feel for the City. Part of pretending that I can find my way around independently is getting to grips with local transport.   The NYC metro-system is complicated. The Hotel concierge warned me against it with the sternest of faces… however I’ve never … Continue Reading

View from the Top: Empire State Building

Standing atop one of the tallest buildings in the most densely populated metropolis on the planet. Buildings, people, stories.. life.. as far as the eye can see. New York, much like the spirit of success in this city sprawls vertically upwards; rooftops clutching at clouds, concrete and glass squeezed into the smallest of plots.   And … Continue Reading

Review-The St Regis, Bal Harbour. Miami

For me holidays are sacred, even more so when I’m travelling with family. Consequently where trips are concerned I always take charge of the organisation and militantly plan each detail with painstaking precision. This trip to Miami was no different. When picking hotels I was well aware that as a city built on tourism, Miami … Continue Reading