I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Check out Islamic art at the Met

December 13, 2011

Tonight I went on a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire evening turned into one of those rare, perfect evenings in Manhattan. The magic began when I […]

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Chinese medicine master Jeffrey C. Yuen’s essential health & beauty diet regimen

January 20, 2011

Now that the holiday party season is over, I am left with 10 extra pounds of blubber, an itchy scalp, a pasty-pimply complexion and bad breath. There’s only one way […]

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A night at the re-opened Taj Mahal Palace: total luxury after 2008 terrorist attack

September 27, 2010

My three-week trip to India included a 36-hour stopover in Mumbai. Formerly known as Bombay, it’s the world’s most populated city in the world’s second largest country. In 2008, it […]

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Visiting India: my 3-week trip in 39 photos

September 15, 2010

Well hello again, finally! At last, I’m posting about India… During my time in the world’s second largest country, I ate, played and shopped. I also learned to cook south […]

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6 things every new international traveler should know about before departure

August 20, 2010

Our India vacation is only my second trip abroad IN NEARLY 20 YEARS. A pathetic fact, I know. But it gets worse… My lack of experience with the real world […]

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Visiting India: monkeys & waterfalls at Hogenakkal

August 17, 2010

For a delightful — and somewhat disturbing — view of India’s relationship to nature, check out Hogenakkal Falls. This major tourist attraction is far more interesting than America’s Niagra Falls. […]

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Visiting India: I’m here to Eat Play Shop

August 13, 2010

CHENNAI, INDIA — For the next three weeks, my daughter and I will be traveling around southern Indian with New York friends who have gone “back home” to visit with […]

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