New York City Meets Los Angeles: The Hudson

No, we aren’t in New York City. The Hudson has arrived to Los Angeles, and with reason.

Reason being that this bar is the perfect place for after work drinks, a Saturday night out or a quick way to say you’ve done something outdoorsy (as long as you sit at the table closest to the tree that literally makes its way into the bar and through the roof.

The Hudson is what you would call geek chic. It’s chic enough for a night out with your girls but geek enough to find a cute computer programmer in the corner to buy you a drink and then hop into the photo booth with later.

And if you happen to get a little hungry after those round of beers all those “geeks” bought you, a basket of fries from the Hudson always does the trick.

Taste The Forbidden Fruit: Eden Nightclub

Step off of Hollywood Boulevard and step into Eden, literally.

Eden Nightclub in Hollywood is the newest nightclub addition to what is referred to as Hollywood row. But what makes this nightclub different than the rest? Everything.

Let’s start with the decor – the interior is chic and sexy, filled with dark furniture and wood for days. And if you ever question why they call this particular club Eden, just take a glance to your left or right, where you will find love quotes all over the walls, to whisper into your date’s ear, of course.

But if you want a piece of the garden, you’ll have to wait in line to get there. Unless you know someone at the door, can put your name on the guest list or want to go all out for a table.

Eden Nightclub – eating the forbidden is encouraged.

Be By Baby Boutique offers ecologically responsible toys, clothes, and more

Be By Baby fits right into the West Lakeview/Roscoe Village neighborhood, offering trendy clothing options for the smallest of humans. Socially aware parents, too, have a variety of parenting supplies in this high-end boutique, from baby carriers to cloth diapers. Some products are organic, and many are ecologically responsible.

In addition to selling a variety of popular branded clothing and toy items, Be By Baby also offers classes that reflects the owners’ philosophies of attachment parenting. Classes range from exercise-based, including baby & me Pilates, to new parent lessons about breastfeeding.

Be By Baby is conveniently located near the Paulina el stop.


A secret supper club at Southport Grocery

Don’t let ‘grocery’ in the name deceive. Using some of the items it also retails, Southport Grocery & Cafe creates homemade-like brunch every weekend. The also sell-out spots to their monthly secret supper that takes over the restaurant as well as the super-secret upstairs bakery. With the menu already decided for every patron, the hardest thing anyone will have to choose is: white or red wine?

The secret supper includes three courses, including one dessert, and no one but the chefs and Southport wait staff knows what it is until they sit to eat.

Get in on the secret by joining the Southport Grocery mailing list or liking the store/restaurant on Facebook.


No you’re not in New York, but San Fran. also has a Broadway!

Broadway/North Beach
Settled by Italian immigrants, the area offers outstanding Italian food and charming, old world cafes. The effects of subsequent immigrants makes this neighborhood a fascinating melange of history and cuisine. And talk about nightlife!

Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill

150 West 72nd St.

Your one stop destination for all cuisine Turkish! Seven’s is a traditional Turkish restaurant, family owned, and renowned for its fresh but orthodox culinary prowess. One of the Co-Owners teaches us in the ways of Turkish dining by sharing what ingredients he says, makes for a good Turkish meal. Seafood, salad (lots of it), Appetizers, lamb, and beef, are combined in uniquely exotic ways and are the cornerstones of many Turkish meals.

Seven’s has been in business for over 35 years, run by the Brother’s Seven. And on each morning, ever marinade is made fresh, ingredients are gathered daily and are the freshest around. You can tell how much pride the Brother’s put not only into their business, but into their delicious food.

Take a ride on PCH that you will never forget

The first thing to know about this drive is that locals never call it Pacific Coast Highway; it’s PCH. A sun-drenched road hugging the coastline, this is LA’s signature drive — the one people envision when they think of LA. Look to one side and you’ll see beaches full of pickup volleyball games, sun worshippers and surfers waiting for the next set. Turn to the other side and you’ll see multimillion dollar homes from the pages of People magazine set atop rugged mountains. This is one drive that’s beautiful any time of day, from sunrise to sunset. You don’t need a map to navigate; just head north from Santa Monica and then head back the way you came.

Star Party At Griffith Park Observatory

Star Party At Griffith Park Observatory:
There’s nothing more romantic—or quintessentially Old School Hollywood—than an evening at the Griffith Observatory. Not only is this gorgeous building the backdrop of one of the most memorable scenes of James Dean’s Rebel Without A Cause, but it’s also it’s the perfect place to stargaze with your better-half on a clear L.A. night. Make plans to go to the Observatory on February 16 when they will be hosting a free Star Party, where sidewalk astronomers will be sharing their telescopes on the beautiful front lawn. Visit for more information.

Dallas Blooms

March 2 – April 7: Dallas Blooms

The largest floral festival in the south with over 500,000 blooming plants. Say goodbye to record snowfalls and welcome the spring by visiting the Arboretum. Make a play date for Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays with interactive outdoor activities. See schedule for petting zoos, face painting, photos and Rain Plan indoor activities.

March 2 through April 7, 2013

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218. 214-515-6500

Cattle Drives in a Texas Winter

Cattle drives? In the Winter?!

Yes, you read correctly. Sometimes, winter activities are about remembering it’s winter. Go to the Fort Worth Stockyards in downtown Fort Worth to see the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. The cattle are driven almost every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm by real Texas cowhands! When the cows have been wrangled, warm up at the award-winning Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and dine on chef/owner, native Texan, and Iron Chef America winner Tim Love’s “urban western cuisine.” If you’re a vegetarian, this may not be the restaurant for you, but carnivores will be treated to a modern flavor of the wild west
The best place to watch the drive is in front of the Stockyards Visitor’s Center at 130 East Exchange Avenue

Phone: (817) 625-9744

Check out Dallas’ CenterPark

CenterPark Garden, NorthPark’s 1.4-acre landscaped garden, doubles as a serene, urban retreat and an exciting venue for free community events. Relax and dine amid world-class sculptures, canopies of trees and green expanses of lawn. The collection includes Corridor pin blue – a larger than life safety pin, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosie van Bruggen among others. The collection carries on NorthPark’s tradition of showcasing major works by world-renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Jonathan Borofsky.
Where: North Central Expressway at Northwest Highway; complimentary shuttle to/from Park Lane DART Light Rail Station.
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays (department store, restaurant, theater, spa and holiday hours vary)
Phone: 214-361-6345

Every Akira boutique different, depending on the neighborhood

After Akira opened in 2002, the trendy clothing/shoe/accessories store exploded across Chicagoland, now boasting 14 stores with plans for more.

While some Akira stores focus only on clothing, others focus only on shoes. Even then, shoppers will encounter different styles depending on the store; for one, the downtown location is more urban and offers sneakers, while the North Avenue shop doesn’t. Akira knows its market, no matter where it sets up shop.

It also knows trendy and mostly affordable fashion, which isn’t any more obvious than at the fashion shows Akira sponsors and organizes to showcase its more than 200 designer brands. Find out when these shows are happening on Akira’s Facebook page.

The inside of Akira's downtown shoe store.

The inside of Akira's downtown shoe store.

Akira Spring Runway 2011

Second-hand Fashion at Secondi

Tucked away on the second floor of a Starbucks on Connecticut Avenue, the tiny glass door to Secondi may be hard to find; however, if you did find the rabbit hole, you will fall into a brand new fashion paradise. Walk through the mysterious little door, up a narrow staircase, and you will be welcomed into a spacious fashion heaven with consigned apparel and accessories at a heavily discounted price.  There is definitely something here for everyone. Don’t feel sorry for your boyfriend or husband who is waiting – Secondi has a special couch just for them. Boys, hand over that credit card or move out of the way.

Shhh – the insider’s tip is that with the high inventory turnover rate, newly consigned goods are replenished every 15 minutes and after one month on the rack, unsold items gets a 20% discount and two months later, they will be 40% off the tagged price! Visit for more information.


Spacca Napoli: not Chicago’s typical pizza place

Forget Chicago’s famous deep-dish stuffed pizza. Ravenswood’s Spacca Napoli Pizzeria is all about Neapolitan pizza perfectly toasted in a wood-fire oven.

While Spacca is known for its super-thin crust pizza–forget a fork and just roll it up–the Italian eatery also offers a mix of traditional Naples appetizers. Even simple dishes like caprese con bufala are mouth-watering delicious.

Also check for cannoli on your way out. The hostess will occasionally offer the dessert for free.

Insider’s Tip: Just want your pizza to go? Spacca will make it in a jiffy but still offer a sample of Prosecco on the house for while you wait.

Spacca offers the thinnest pizzas available in all of Chicago.

Spacca offers the thinnest pizzas available in all of Chicago.

Pinker, Sweeter, Better – Georgetown Cupcakes

In a high-powered city like Washington, DC , political and corporate careers are not everyone’s cup of tea. The Kallinis sisters risked their life savings and gave up their corporate jobs in fashion and finance just to follow their dream of opening a bakery together. This city’s very first “cupcakery” opened on Valentine’s Day in 2008, became an overnight sensation, and ignited the exploding cupcake trend in Washington.

With a newer and bigger shop location, GC’s clear glass windows and refreshing white and pink décor marks the magic factory of moist, fluffy and absolutely the most adorable cupcakes. Fans and followers form the legendary cupcake queue on the corner of 33rd and M street daily just to get a taste. Taking a bite out of these designer cupcakes simply may not be enough, so make sure to check out the cupcake family’s drama on DC CUPCAKES on TLC.

Insider Tip: Secret flavor of the day is announced via twitter ( daily – order the cupcake by the name and it’s free for the first 100 customers!


We Want You at RFK Stadium! – Join Olsen’s Army Now!

“How many trophies have you won..? How many trophies have you won..? Not a goddamn one!”

This chant is often heard ringing throughout the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, home of the D.C. United. Obnoxious, you think? Well, as the proud winner of 12 domestic and international trophies, D.C. United is considered one of the most successful teams in US soccer history.

After a successful campaign last season, in which United qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2007, excitement is building for the upcoming season. The Black and Reds are looking to return to the playoffs again under third-year coach – Ben Olsen, a former United player.

This is the perfect season to join Olsen’s Army and become part of the dedicated and loyal fan base of D.C. United. With former MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario and exciting players like Perry Kitchen, Joe Willis, and Chris Korb… gosh, these boys have never looked so good. The season starts on March 9. Click on for more information.


The City upon “The Hill”

Standing proudly as the epicenter of Washington, DC ,the United States Capitol is not only a historical complex housing the nation’s legislature, but it is also a symbol of the American people and the government.

With a scheduled visit, you can take a peek at politicians bickering through bills, peruse through an important collection of American art, and tour the stately dome that has long served as the international symbol of democracy.

The guided tour beings with a quick film, “Out of Many, One,” which highlights the important impact of Congress upon our daily lives. An informative tour detailing interesting facets of Capitol Hill’s unique history and its breathtaking beauty will definitely impress any visitors!

Insider tip: If you visit when the Congress is in session, you can request visitor passes for the Senate and House Galleries to see your favorite politicians in action!


Beauty comes at a price at Provocateur

If you want to meet New York’s most attractive crowd, Provocateur in Meatpacking District is the perfect place to go. And if nature isn’t selective enough, then the bouncers at Provocateur certainly are. This upscale venue might have the toughest door in the entire city, making it exclusive, glamourous, and desirable. On a Thursday night, there are more fashion models at Provocateur, than in Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. But as we all know, beauty comes with a cost, and in this case, a very high one. Their prices are extremely high, but the service, the music, and the crowd – outstanding. Provocateur is divided into two part – a lounge and a night club. So, whenever you need to take a break from dancing, you can indulge yourself with a $20 cocktail in the lounge area.


Marc by Marc Jacobs, a budget-friendly store

Marc Jacobs needs no introduction. He is certainly one of the most influential American designers alive. But if you think brand name clothing and accessories always come with a high price, well, you are wrong. The little Marc by Marc Jacobs store located on West Village’s cutes block – Bleecker between 11th street and Bank has prices for every budget. The store has pretty much everything a true fashionista needs: keychains, rain boots, wallets, umbrellas, scarves, jewelry, T-shirts etc, etc, etc. For only $20 bucks you can buy a Marc Jacobs T-shirt, and for $28 a pair of MJ rain boots. The store is no longer a secret to New Yorkers or tourist, therefore it is always packed. Regardless the weather, there is always a huge line outside, but the wait is worth it.

A place for sophisticated bookworms and more

dining-rmIn 1924, the famous financier J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave New York City an extraordinary gift – his father’s library to the public. The palazzo-like structure is located on 36th street and Madison avenue, and its rooms are packed with rare books, old manuscripts, drawings, antique furniture and art. Some of my favorite objects are the drawings by Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Raphael. I felt very privileged to discovered concept drawings for my beloved book The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Also, the Library has a beautiful cafe, with an 18th century feeling, and a Madison avenue crowd, which you should not miss.

Where New York’s artists are socializing

thejaneThis gorgeous bar is surprisingly located in the lobby of a boutique hostel. The interior of the Jane Hotel Ballroom, looks like a smaller version of an old European chateau, with a gigantic fireplace, high ceilings, chandeliers, paintings, and antique furniture. Despite the majestic look of the place, the staff is very laid back, and the crowd young, diverse, and artsy. In a regular night at The Jane, you might meet a struggling artist from Brooklyn, sitting next to a best-selling author, or a famous actor. Located in the beautiful Greenwich Village, The Jane is known for being a good place to meet new, interesting people, in a marvelous, and unique environment

Meet Rembrandt in Mr. Frick’s living room

FRICK_180The Frick Collection is the first museum I recommend to friends who are visiting New York. Yes, they already know about the Met.
Besides, the Frick is significantly smaller, so after a visit, tourists might have enough energy left for a walk in Central Park as well. The Frick Collection was founded by the famous industrialist Henry Frick. At his death, he wished to turn his New York resistance into a public gallery, exhibiting his most outstanding art works. Given that it was a private house before, the interior of the Frick is warm and very welcoming.
The Collection includes over one thousand works, made by the most influential artists in history, from the Renaissance to the nineteen century. I consider it a privilege to be able to admire superb works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, or El Greco, in Mr. Frick’s own living room.

I have high standards, and I take them to Nobu for dinner

nobuweb-imagesdining-roomGiven that I lived in Japan for a long time, I have high standards when it comes to my sushi dinners. However, Nobu probably rises above everyone’s standards. Smaller than the gigantic, and glamourous location midtown, Nobu Next Door can be considered an up-scale neighborhood venue, mostly populated by Tribeca’s residents. The chef delivers authentic Japanese cuisine, with a touch of modernity. Try the black cod, rock shrimp with spicy mayonnaise, tuna tartare, and any of the sushi rolls. Decorated with natural textures, such as trees, wood, and river stones, the space looks cozy, organic, but modern and sophisticated in the same time.

Embark on a tasty experience at Lure Fishbar

img_2674If you love fish, I encourage you to go on board of Lure Fishbar. The inside of this spacious Soho restaurant, looks like a huge yacht, with classy passengers, and a very friendly staff. The fish is outstanding, and the deserts are ‘dangerously’ good. In fact, anything you order in Lure is simply delicious. And if you are not ready to leave Lure after dinner, try a glass of wine at their magnificent bar. Therefore, Lure seems to have it all. The location, the atmosphere, the great food, and the large space, make this restaurant a perfect spot to bring your group of friends, your family, or a date on a Friday night.

Rag and Bone


If you consider yourself a true fashionista, you must have a couple of Rag and Bone pieces in your wardrobe. Their clothing have a somewhat British influence, being modern, understated, fashionable, yet a little classy. The quality of the fabrics is high, and everything is nicely tailored (mostly in the United States). The Rag and Bone jeans are the type of jeans you will wear for years and years. In New York, Rag and Bone has four flagship stores, men’s and women’s, on Christopher Street West Village, as well as a SoHo store on Mercer Street. And as any reputable brand, Rag and Bone has a fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Visit for more information.

Scarpetta: Italian eats at the Fontainebleau


Chef Scott Conant’s empire of restaurants is ever-present in the legendary art deco Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel and his restaurant Scarpetta. His eats aren’t cheap but the taste is amazing and the ambiance unbeatable.

Housed in the star of Miami Beach’s Art Deco hotels, it’s done up elegantly in a creamy white motif and boasts incredible views, a cool bar also done in white with silver circles to add interest. But definitely the star here is the food.

Chef Conant’s belief in simple, delicious Italian food comes through in his menu. His pastas,  like the location, are legendary. Classic preparation with minimal ingredients make them delectable, like the black tagliatelle topped with lobster which is a thing of beauty. Pastas are plated elegantly in a lovely tight circle. They’ve also got a fresh made stromboli that puts anything found at a local pizza joint to shame. These are just some of the stars on the menu.

Scarpetta is located in the Fontainebleau Hilton, 4401 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Sushi and Burritos Fuse at Sushiritto

San Francisco is  known for many things and being the capitol of innovative restaurants is one of them. Sushiritto, located in SOMA, is one of the latest fusion restaurants to hit the city by taking sushi and rolling into a burrito-style roll that is easy to eat on the go.

The menu is simple  – they offer six signature rolls including a vegetarian Buddha Boy roll – which combines traditional sushi roll elements with a Mexican flair (think ingredients such as Mexican Kabayaki sauce and melted pepper jack cheese).

It’s standing room only in the actual shop so head over to Union Square or find a nice bench to enjoy this unique taste of San Francisco.

Sushirrito is located at 59 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

Dance the Night Away at Madrone Art Bar


For an upscale time on a budget, head to Madrone Art Bar on Divisidero for fun drinks, a chill, friendly crowd and lots and lots of dancing.

Things really heat up Tuesday nights for Boogaloo $2 Tuesdays with the local band “Steppin” playing live music until closing and $2 Tecate beer and $4 Jameson all night long. Fridays and Saturdays also get going with drink specials and theme nights,  including a Michael Jackson/Prince dance-off.

You also can’t beat the decor. Madrone highlights different artists and their work – from photographs to paintings and mixed media – every month, making each visit feel like your first.

They also have a photo booth in the front of the bar so even if you forget your camera, you can still have memories of a great night.

Madrone Art Bar is located at 500 Divisadero Street in San Francisco.

Baltus: Upscale store’s way to jazz up home

The Miami Design District is home to many upscale specialty home furnishing stores and Baltus, with a corner location in the main artery of the area has the market cornered when it comes to must have items.

The hand crafting of their contemporary high-end furniture and attention to materials, size and shape make the pieces a unique addition for any home. Clean lines and meticulous construction are key here and although a majority of the designs are square and sharp edged, there are a few of them inspired by other eras like the Picasso chair with French style legs, back and seat. Elegant screens are also available for rooms where privacy is needed and the variety of shelves, bookcases and tables are perfect storage units.

Baltus is located at 3925 North Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Hopleaf hops no matter the time of day/night

Even when every seat is taken in Hopleaf, it’s considered a slow night. But when patrons pack inside for the extensive beer list and gourmet restaurant menu, things really get hopping at Hopleaf. Despite the busy bar, the atmosphere is decidedly laid back both on the first and top floors.

When waiting for a table, grab a beer and maybe even a book on the history of beers and liquors. Hopleaf’s small library is appropriate for this tavern, considering it opened 18 years ago, just before the craft beer market exploded. Today, it offers more than 250 beer options.

The tavern opens at 3pm every day of the week, 365 days a year.

Longwood Gardens

When you’re at Longwood Gardens, it’s easy to imagine that you’re at a giant, royal garden in Europe. Stroll along the many paths through acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants.

Encounter a new vista at each turn: the Italian Water Garden, Flower Garden Walk, aquatic display gardens and many others. Amble through Peirce’s Woods, eight outdoor “rooms” of distinct woodland habitats.

Inside the Conservatory is a lush world of exotic flowers, cacti, bromeliads, ferns and bonsai. Each season brings a different pleasure: spring magnolias and azaleas; summer roses and water lilies; fall foliage and chrysanthemums; and winter camellias, orchids and palms.

On land Quaker settler George Peirce purchased from William Penn, Peirce’s grandsons planted an impressive arboretum. The presence of a sawmill on the property prompted industrialist Pierre Samuel du Pont to buy the land in 1906 to save the trees.


Hear the famous drum circle at Meridian Park

Feel the beat of a local tradition: head to Meridian Hill Park on Sundays (weather-permitting) between 3 and 9 p.m. to hear the famous drum circle, a fixture in the park for more than 40 years that brings together people together from all different backgrounds to hear drum beats and watch African dancing. For a hands-on experience, bring your own drum to join in.

Take a jog around the Washington monuments during sunrise

Experience the serenity of the monuments at sunrise. Start with the sun behind you at the Grant Memorial (just in front of the U.S. Capitol), and jog the 2 miles down to the Lincoln Memorial, passing the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial along the way.

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

If you’re looking for an opportunity to snuggle up with your sweetie, then take a trip to the Dallas Zoo. The temperature has dropped and so has the price of admission to only $5 for the January and February. So make like a penguin and enjoy the cooler temps.

The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours

Banjo Billy’s gives history tours of Boulder and Denver, Colorado from an old school bus tricked out to look like a traveling hillbilly shack. Hear ghost tales, crime stories, and history while sitting on a couch, recliner or saddle as the bus rolls through the core of the cities. You won’t forget this bus tour!

Although the bus follows the same route every time, no two tours are alike. Passengers get to vote at multiple stops for what they want to hear about – whether it’s a ghost story, a bizarre tall tale, or historical facts. The tour is 90 minutes long, but we guess you’ll be hoping for more. Click here for more information.

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays

Viernes Culturales / Cultural FridaysWHAT:
Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) is a free, monthly showcase of artists, sculptors, and musicians. The event consists of outdoor musical performances, outdoor art exhibits, visits to art galleries and cultural centers, cuisine tasting at participating restaurants, and other exhibits at the historic Tower Theatre. Free walking tours of Little Havana also take place during the festival. Click here for more information.

Viernes Culturales is held on the last Friday of every month from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

Relax in the Osaka Japanese Gardens

Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Osaka Japanese Garden was built for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. Complete with a Phoenix Temple the gardens include a waterfall, bridge and a carefully landscaped oasis. The Gardens are located within Jackson Park which is behind the Museum of Science and Industry at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive.

Tired of seeing GOOD art? Then check out BAD art!

The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.

MOBA was founded in the fall of 1993 and presented its first show in March 1994. The response was overwhelming. Since then, MOBA’s collection and ambitions have grown exponentially.

Initially, MOBA was housed in the basement of a private home in Boston. This meager exhibition space limited the museum to being a regional cultural resource for the New England area. Click here for more information.

Sam Adams Brewery offers tours

Sam Adams Brewery offers tours on:

Tuesday-Thursday 10am-3pm

Fridays 10am-5:30pm

Saturdays 10-3pm

**Tours not available on certain holidays, check in advance.**

Tours depart about every 45 minutes, and last about an hour. This includes 21oz of beer to taste if you are of proper age, remember to bring your ID. The tour is free but a $2 donation to local Boston charities is encouraged.

If you’re riding on the T, take the orange line to the Stony Brook stop, take a left and follow the brewery signs.

Walk Boston’s Movie Mile

The Movie Mile Walking Tour takes visitors on a stroll through the most filmed part of Boston. See the bench where Matt Damon and Robin Williams sat in “Good Will Hunting,” grab a drink at the bar used in “Cheers,” and discover the law offices of “Ally McBeal” and “Boston Legal.”

The 1½-hour guided tour meets at the Boston Common Visitor Center (147 Tremont St.). Tickets are $21 for adults, $11 for children, and $18 for senior/teens/students, and can be purchased online at

The Fruit & Spice Park

The Fruit & Spice Park is the only garden of its kind in the United States, a 30-acre park exhibiting over 500 varieties of fruits, veggies, spices, herbs, nuts and exotic edibles. An old schoolhouse and coral rock building chart Florida’s pioneer life. Another throwback to the fruit farming of old is Robert is Here, which started life in 1959 when the shop’s namesake, then six, began selling the family’s cucumbers from a small stall. Since then, it has grown into an exotic emporium of fruit and veg. In the lovely setting you can drink fruity milkshakes and buy sweet gifts.


Dad’s Garage

Dad’s Garage Theatre You’ve always been told two’s company and three’s a crowd, but at Dad’s Garage, threesomes are encouraged. In a variety show full of themed sketches, improv, songs and some hot onstage action, Garage a Trois is the place to be, especially since you can bring a second date for only 3 bucks. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $3-$25. 280 Elizabeth St. N.E. 404-523-3141.

Park Tavern is the ONLY place to be

Music To Your Mouth

Palmetto Bluff
1 Village Park Square
Bluffton, SC

At Palmetto Bluff’s annual Music To Your Mouth festival, this is the big show, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. The Culinary Festival is a gathering of culinarians, winemakers, growers, and artisans, brought together to accentuate the abundance of ingredients from our surrounding waters, woods and local farms. They showcase their finest nibbles and nectars and take our guests on a sensory experience that can only be called Music to Your Mouth. Bravo TV’s Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will host the festivities.


Be bold on a budget at POP, a trendy clothing boutique in Brooklyn. The color coded inventory of POP will make your dive into the unique “in” style wares much easier. Whether your style is bold and colorful or muted and chic, POP has all fashion types under the Sun. Even if you don’t know exactly what it is your looking for, the talented staff there, will offer personalized consultations on what style suits you best. Owner, Sheila Sharman, is the fiercely fabulous head of operations, whose love and passion led her to the founding and opening of POP.

POP is located at 310 Grand St. Brooklyn. Why don’t you POP in!

Electric Pickle: Wynwood’s underground party

Event though it’s upstairs in it’s home building, the Electric Pickle/Bolero Room is the underground party everyone wants to be at in the Wynwood area.

Wednesday to Saturday nights, the party’s on here. DJ’s A-Train, Mr. Brown and Sire Esq. are joined by special guests on Wednesday nights as they play a mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, classics and reggae. Stop Drop ‘N Roll Thursdays DJ Gran Torino and guests play rockabilly, swing, twang, blues and dance jazz. There’s no cover this night and drink are half price.

For Disco Machine Fridays it’s deep house soul, heavy funk boogie and classic dance floor faves and also featuring live acts and DJ’s and on Saturdays live acts, international DJ’s and half-priced drinks are part of Get Some Saturdays.

Electric Pickle is located at 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL


The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs. Using art and artifacts that embody the diversity of the Jewish experience from ancient to present times, throughout the world, the Museum strives to be a source of inspiration and shared human values for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds while serving as a special touchstone of identity for Jewish people. As a vital cultural resource for New York residents and visitors of all ages, the Museum also reaches out to national and international communities as it interprets and preserves art and Jewish culture for current and future generations.