NYC’s Best Ice Cream

As summer draws to a semi-close, I’m realizing that I just have not had enough ice cream in my life these recent, sunny months. My bucket list through September includes revisiting some of my favorite ice cream spots in NYC. Read on for my favorite NYC spots for ice cream for all seasons. Note that…

NYC Staycation Guide

As much as I love to travel (and find myself doing it far more frequently than I ever seem to plan for), there’s nothing quite like being home and feeling like an explorer in your own city. If the Hamptons and beyond is not in the cards for your next weekend, consider staying put and…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: July

Although I was traveling for a lot of July (see #caro_in_ireland and #caro_in_chicago to paint a picture), I was able to sneak in some wonderful NYC meals in the midst of it. I find that dining out on the weekends during the summer is especially lovely, as lots of folks leave town and it’s easier…

Travel Guide: Marfa TX

Marfa, Texas has been a bucket list trip on my list for longer than I would care to admit. It elicits responses in two very distinct camps – either “Never heard of it,” or “Wow, I’ve heard it’s absolutely incredible.” Tucked away on a remote strip of highway three hours from El Paso, it is…

Easy Summer Salad – Part II

To me, there is nothing better than a Saturday morning stroll through the Union Square Farmers Market. At this time of year, it is an absolute bounty of all things farm-fresh. This weekend, I visited the farmers market and made it my mission to buy only what I felt was the most seasonal and most…

Neighborhood Guide: NoLiTa

Now that I work in SoHo, I find myself dangerously close to the cusp of NoLiTa and a plethora of excellent dining options. Truth: I had a very difficult time narrowing down this list. I would normally create a much more focused and concise offering, but for NoLiTa, I’m going hog wild. I grouped the…

A Midsummer Reading List

Who here has been ripping through their summer reading lists while lounging by the beach and pool? I sadly have barely logged any reading-by-crystal-clear-water time this summer, but I have logged a lot of airplane reading hours. That’s kind of the same, right? I put together my list of must-reads for the rest of this…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: June

June was a month filled with a gratuitous number of dinners out on the town, but I went to some of my favorite spots in recent memory this month. Warning: these are not “light meals” or brunches – red meat is ahead. Read on for my favorite NYC restaurants from the month of June.  …

Travel Guide: Paso Robles, CA

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed exploring California this past year, and was utterly surprised and delighted by Paso Robles. We were seeking out a location for a Memorial Day long weekend trip that was outside of the city, but still felt low key and didn’t have the hustle and bustle of, say, Napa. Paso Robles is about…

Easy Summer Salad – Part I

  When something bears the name “best ever,” curiosity immediately takes over and I cannot help but fantasize about having this life-altering experience. In the case of the Fergus Salad from Lucky Peach, I was intrigued but how such a simple and healthy ruby-hued salad could fall into this category. I learned from tasting that…

Summer Bucket List

It’s officially halfway through June, and I am just getting started on my summer bucket list. Between weekends away (I’ve been in North Carolina, San Francisco, and Marfa in the past month), and a big Ireland holiday in July, I want to make sure that I squeeze every drop of fun out of NYC while…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: May

Looking back on the month of May (which flew, by the way), I had a few quintessential NYC dining experiences that I already want to repeat. I made it to Le Coucou the week that it was rated by James Beard, and am happy to report that the hype is real. I also continued to…