Delicious Gourmet Meal Prix Fixe

This February, whether you’re celebrating a relationship with a friend or lover (or someone on the side; we’re not judging), the clock is ticking and it’s time to make your reservations. Here are five Valentine’s Day prix fixes off Manhattan worth tasting.

Growing up in California—far from Plymouth Rock—I donned my paper Pilgrim hat and learned about the first Thanksgiving. This fall, I decided to get in the spirit with a visit to Plymouth, the place where it all began.

richmond cityscape

It could’ve been the rosemary moonshine cocktail that I’d been sipping, but in the moment I was delighted and not at all surprised that wine guru Jason Tesauro (the original Modern Gentleman) was serenading me with Beat poetry. This is Richmond, after all, I thought. That was night three of the city’s inaugural Fire, Flour & Fork food […]

In the historic city of Québec, Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France is a longstanding summer tradition, celebrating the city’s 17th-century heritage with costumes and dancing, food and demonstrations for several blissful days in August. This year, the festival is adding a number of new attractions to its beloved roster of entertainments. oM caught up with Stéphan […]

New France Festival

If you don’t have a lot of time for travel this summer, combine a variety of adventures into one fabulous week at Quebec’s Les Fetes de la Nouvelle-France (New France Festival), August 6-10, 2014. From a trip back in time to a taste of France’s Loire Valley, this soirée has it all. oM caught up […]

Quebec Carnival

When winter rolls around, the gut reaction of many is to stock up, stay in, and muddle through. But the good folks of Quebec City (the world’s “snow capital”) not only face winter head-on but make it the event of the year. The city began turning winter into revelry in 1894, and held winter winter […]

Finger Lakes in Autumn

Although his most famous stories herald rambunctious adventures in the wilds of the south, great American writer Mark Twain spent his happiest days (and did most of his writing) in the tranquil haven of New York’s Finger Lakes region, which he once called, “a place in which to take a foretaste of Heaven.” Standing in […]

New Yorkers spend a lot of money to live where we do, and because of this (or perhaps in spite of it), we find a great amount of pride in our homes. We scour Pinterest and the Brooklyn Flea for beautiful ideas and unique items with which to populate our personal spaces, and the results […]

Water's Edge Resort restaurant

Grand Central is a madhouse on a recent Saturday afternoon. The first sign that it’s time to get away is that I’m grumbling through the magical grand hall. Tourists are agape, but I feel neither the time nor the energy to take in its splendor myself. At the Metro-North kiosks, a sudden consciousness of the […]