Expat - New York

Summer Of Chipotle: Chiptopia 2016

This is a tribute post to Chipotle’s Summer Reward program that was held over the summer of 2016 (1 July to 30 September) in the States. From my knowledge, Chipotle never ran this same Summer Reward program again. And this is probably why… Back in in 2016, Chipotle just couldn’t shake off all their bad… Continue reading Summer Of Chipotle: Chiptopia 2016

Expat - New York · Nth America

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Experience

Back in 2015, Jon and I had bid and won some "priceless" Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade grandstand seating tickets at a charity event.  On the day of the Parade we managed to sit between 68th & 69th Streets along Central Park West. Our seating location was amazing! It gave us an awesome view of the parade.… Continue reading The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Experience

Expat - New York

Applying for a New York State Driver License as an expat

Do you want to transfer/convert/exchange your Australian Driver License (or nearly any other nationality license) for a New York State license? According to the New York DMV site: “You can drive in New York State with a valid driver license from another country. You don’t need to apply for a New York State driver license… Continue reading Applying for a New York State Driver License as an expat

Expat - New York

FreshDirect Thanksgiving Dinner Feast Kit

This is a review for the small 2016 FreshDirect Thanksgiving Feast kit. I am posting early so that people (in New York area) that like to plan ahead (like me) can consider this as an option! Our first Thanksgiving in New York was in 2015 when we went to the Thanksgiving Day Parade. That year… Continue reading FreshDirect Thanksgiving Dinner Feast Kit

Expat - New York

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert & Stevie Wonder

This is a story about really, really good luck. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert studio is just around the corner from our apartment. Husband and I walk past huge lines of people waiting outside the venue. Last year, I thought that I should finally start applying for all the live show filmings around New… Continue reading The Late Show With Stephen Colbert & Stevie Wonder

Expat - New York

Murder. Mystery. 2017 birthday!

I recently celebrated my 35th birthday in February. I’m not shy about disclosing how old I am because as I just noted, it’s a celebration! I love celebrating birthdays and it doesn’t even have to be mine. There is nothing to dislike – birthday cake, birthday cake ice cream, birthday cards, birthday parties, birthday presents,… Continue reading Murder. Mystery. 2017 birthday!

Expat - New York · Life

Husband’s 2015 birthday – NYC style

Husband celebrated his birthday in December. Since his parents were in town, I planned a full day of events for all of us to enjoy. First up - breakfast at Sarabeth’s Tribeca. There is a Sarabeth’s near our apartment at Central Park South, however the reviews on Yelp for that location were hit and miss… Continue reading Husband’s 2015 birthday – NYC style

Expat - New York · Middle East

Our Cultural Day Out in Manhattan

Our "Cultural Day Out" involved Husband and I utilizing our NYCID cards (which gives us an annual membership to loads of cultural institutions). I planned a big day out for us which started at 9:30am and ended sometime after 6pm. First up, after we grabbed some breakfast (of course), we walked from the coffee shop… Continue reading Our Cultural Day Out in Manhattan

Expat - New York · Nth America

BookCon 2015 – Saturday, May 30

I attended the BookCon earlier this year, and my main reason for going was to see Mindy live.BookCon is like the famous ComicCon but for.. well, books and authors. It’s relatively new as the first one was only held last year. The 2016 event will be held in Chicago. Bodhi the menswear dog - http://mensweardog.tumblr.com/ The… Continue reading BookCon 2015 – Saturday, May 30