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Men’s Clothes in NYC: Resale, Consignment, Thrift & Outlet

A post on this topic in Paris is my top-viewed blog posting ever… So, an entry about browsing for secondhand and cheap clothes (my natural state of being) in the Big Apple would seem to be in order. I was … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Prune, East Village

Prune seems to be a bit of an institution in the East Village, serving up Modern American cuisine. It’s tiny and packed; it reminds me of bistros in Paris, and similarly, some of the tables are so close together, you … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Amélie, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC

Considering which musicals to see, Owen encouraged me to see Amélie as he guesses that it’s not successful enough to ever tour or be put on again… and yet, the chance to hear Philippa Soo sing (famous from Hamilton) is … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage Company, NYC

I was very happy to score a cheap ticket ($40) to this show through the app TodayTix. My brother saw it recently and enjoyed it. I was curious. I was introduced to Sondheim many years ago when I lived in … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Momofuku Ssäm Bar

There are so many Momofukus these days, I can’t quite keep track of them all. I’d meant to plan coming to at least one of them while in NYC, but hadn’t gotten around to it. I was killing time before … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Barrow Street Theatre, NYC

On my second night in NYC, I decided to try out my TodayTix app on my phone and noticed they had a lottery to see Sweeney Todd. I’d read about this production. Originally staged in a pie shop in South … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Maya da Dhaba, Surry Hills

This place is an institution, y’all. It’s been in Sydney as long as I can remember, and it’s also an empire, as there is Maya Tandoori and Maya Vegetarian across the street. I think it has the cheapest wine in … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Urban Piccolo, Redfern

There’s this stretch of Regent Street in Redfern that suddenly has a few cool bars and restaurants and shops and though it’s a slightly ugly street, with traffic too fast, the neighbourhood is managing to impose a sense of cool … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Baba Laksa House, CBD

I love that this little place, in the style of a Hawker stall, is located inside the Grace Hotel, serving up delicious Malaysian food. A colleague, who was born in Indonesia and lived many years in Singapore (thus establishing his … Continue reading

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Cologne: He Wood Rocky Mountain by DSquared2

I really liked this one, though I have the feeling I was also a sucker for the packaging and marketing. Isn’t it pretty? And being from the West Coast of Canada, the idea of a bit of Rocky Mountains in … Continue reading

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