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Review: Mother of Pearl cocktail lounge

Mother of Pearl is a cocktail bar in New York’s East Village. There is no shortage of quality cocktail bars in New York. To stand out from the crowd, each has their shtick: hard cover recipe books sold internationally, hidden speakeasies, copper Moscow mule cups – Will Ferrell themes. You need to have a story to go with those $15 cocktails and when you crack...

Great Jack o’ lantern Blaze, NY

The Jack o’lantern is the symbol of Halloween, so when it gets to mid October, these ghostly gourds take on a life of their own at the Great Jack o’ lantern Blaze. Thousands of carved pumpkins light up the night with ghoulish faces and colorful light shows. The Great Jack o’ lantern Blaze is a permanent fixture on the fall calendar. Held annually each October, the...

Halloween in New York

As the afterglow of summer fades and the heating begins to warm up, you know it’s not long until Halloween in New York. Here are the best experiences to try. Shopping for a Halloween Costume Half the fun of Halloween is dressing up and the other half is going shopping for what you’ll wear. In the month preceding Halloween, Spirit Halloween Shops pop up in formerly...

Tubing the Delaware River

The chance to go Tubing on the Delaware River has been on our American bucket list since first moving here. We finally had the chance on Labor Day weekend. Tubing is summer tradition for East Coast Americans. The chance to sit inside a large inner tube of air whilst floating with a beer in hand is an enticing idea for most people and with the added offer of a...

The Carlyle Hotel and Bemelmans Bar, NY

Old money and classic cocktails are the essence of what makes a night at The Carlyle Hotel and Bemelmans Bar feel so intoxicatingly romantic. The Carlyle Hotel is one of New York’s finest hotels. It has been the choice for British royals, the Beatles and Mick Jagger. Built in 1930, the 35 floor, art deco block was partially occupied by permanent well-to-do guests and...

Brooklyn Crab, Red Hook, Brooklyn

The best way to make the most of summer day drinking in New York is to spend the afternoon partying at the Brooklyn Crab. New York in summer is exciting, vibrant, humid and overcrowded, so take any chance to escape the craziness and find a place outdoors with ice cold drinks, games and a little space to your self. To that end, we recommend the Brooklyn Crab. Situated...

Friedsam Carousel, Central Park, NY

The Friedsam Carousel stands as a living piece of history in Central Park’s southern end. For a couple of dollars, you’ll be transported back to the final years of the 19th Century as you ride a fine stallion accompanied by an original music box. Step right up! There’s a strange, stately majesty that collides with a spirit of childlike glee when one first sets eyes...

Exploring Coney Island, New York

Bright lights, boardwalks, hot dogs, Coney Island had us at hello. Growing up in Australia, it sounded like an amazing place, mentioned in Saturday morning cartoons like a mecca for kids. Sadly it’s not as pristine or exciting as an adult, but gladly not as seedy as ten years ago. The Coney Island of today is a quirky place, the closest beach to Manhattan, yet only a...

Review: Hundred Acres, Soho, NY

Brunch is our favorite meal of the day and a Hundred Acres in Soho, New York has been on our list for a long time. A Hundred Acres is within walking distance from our Greenwich Village home and we have walked past it several times but never at the right moment to go in. It’s regularly on the hotlists for brunch places in all the right NY magazines. One morning...

Smorgasburg, Brooklyn, NYC

Smorgasburg is a massive outdoor marketplace of food trucks and tents selling all manner of delights. The twice weekly event happens at Williamsburg (Saturdays) and Prospect Park (Sundays) and attracts tens of thousands of hungry visitors. The result is a mash up of different flavors and aromas to try and to share. Smorgasburg. It sounds kinda exotic. Like someone...