Review: City Limits Diner in White Plains


Last week my family and I did something we rarely do on a Friday night - we went out to dinner. I was tired from cooking over the Jewish Holidays and was eager for someone to wait on me, so when offered the opportunity to experience a meal at City Limits Diner in White Plains, just 20 minutes from our home, I jumped. City Limits is more than just a diner. It's more upscale and sophisticated in its decor and cuisine. They serve steak, shrimp, lobster cake benedict, salads and offer a great deal of variety of dishes made from fresh ingredients. The Read More


My Latest on Medium: The Anti-Semitic Wrath that Exists on Twitter


I am not new to Anti-Semitism. However, as a Jewish writer and avid user of social media, the recent outbreak of blatant Anti-Semitism on Twitter has taken my experience to a whole new level. Having woken up to images of swastikas and concentration camps, as well as being called vile names like “kike” and “dirty Jew” earlier this week, I fear that the recent Presidential campaign has provoked voters and has given them the view that Twitter is a forum to target their abusive and racist messaging. I grew up in Georgia. I was always one of five Jews in my Read More


Movies I’ve Been Streaming


Fall generally brings not only a new slate of movies, and I've been so impressed by the selection across the platforms. Here a few of my favorites: Over on Amazon and iTunes, they're offering Captain Fantastic, an indie I caught at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in the East Village this past summer. My husband and I literally walked in to the theater and just discovered the film and decided to see it, and it blew us both away. It's about a man who raises their parents in the woods and is forced to bring them back into society after his wife dies. His Read More


Me to We Trips: Travel With Purpose


I love when my passions collide, which are in a nutshell travel and advocacy. I have written about traveling with purpose over and over and over and over and over again. Travel has had a profound change on my life and when I have the chance to interweave charity work into the experience, it has proven to be even more impactful. Living in Israel, for example, I worked with various populations including Holocaust survivors, children, new immigrants from Ethiopia. These are a few of the most memorable experiences of my life.  I saw that as a visitor from Read More


Giveaway: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Original Mary Poppins at Iconic United Palace Theatre


I've been wanting to go to the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights for a long, long time. I've literally had it marked in my diary several times, particularly when Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda used to host a Sunday film series of classic films, but I never made it. Fortune has it that before Miranda relocates to London to shoot "Mary Poppins Returns," he is hosting a screening of the original film that starred the legendary Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. He continues his longstanding support of movies at the United Palace in Washington Read More


AMAZE: Taking the “Weird” Out of Sex Ed


I was recently introduced to AMAZE, an online sex ed resource providing accurate and relatable information to 10-14 year-olds. The timing couldn't be better, after all, I have two kids in that age range and I often wonder what they need to know from me and my British-born husband (who does not happen to be very open about these kinds of things). While they do receive sex ed in public school where we live, I'm not 100% sure that it's enough. I remember what it was like being their ages. I had a lot of questions. One day while watching an Read More


Wrapping up NYC’s 2016 Dumpling Festival


This past weekend I went to the annual NYC Dumpling Festival in NYC's Sara D. Roosevelt Park for the first time. It was paradise for a dumpling lover and thousands came to show their support. The festival was really, really crowded and had a lot of hungry people standing in long lines, but I guarantee you that for those who decided to stick it out, it was worth the wait. After all, the theme of the year was "There's a Chef in Everyone." In addition to the classic dumpling consumption, there were a few new things to see as well: a dumpling making Read More


I’m Headed to the 2016 Chef One NYC Dumpling Festival!


We love dumplings in my house. There's a small Korean place on West 32nd Street in NYC called Mandoo Bar which my kids and I flock to a few times a year.  We also get them regularly at our local Chinese restaurant and I even buy them at Trader Joe's every so often and make them at home. Steamed, lightly fried. Filled with chicken, vegetables, meat, fish, potatoes, sweets or plain. Sweet, savory. Dipped in soy sauce. We can't get enough of dumplings. After all, we live in a metropolis of foodies, so even at age 11 and 13, we kind of are dumpling Read More


My Social Good Summit Experience


I just wrapped up two days at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City. While I have been attending the SGS for the past five years, this year had particular meaning as I was asked to be a United Nations Foundations Fellow. I was given special access to speakers and exclusive events going on around the conference and that was very invigorating, both as a writer and cause marketer. To get up close and personal to many of the people behind major movements that are creating major change around the world was something special. I'm a strong believer Read More


On Seeing “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and Meeting the Women Behind the Movie


I read Bridget Jones's Diary during a pivotal period of my life: my 20's. I related to Bridget in so many ways. We were both single city girls who could hardly balance a check book yet alone keep a job. We both worked in media - she worked in publishing, I worked in television. We both had quirky friends and loved our city lives, hers in London, mine in NYC. We both kept diaries (I really did!) about our love lives. We both screwed things up and made rather clumsy mistakes with men. I wore platform shoes, she wore mile high heels and short skirts. At the Read More