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

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

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 · 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

Expat - New York

A visit to Hulu’s Seinfeld pop-up apartment

On Sunday a few of us went to the pop-up Seinfeld apartment re-created by Hulu. It was created in celebration of the full Seinfeld series being streamed on Hulu. It was truly an awesome experience.  The pop up apartment was only opened for five days and Sunday was the last day. We arrived at 8am… Continue reading A visit to Hulu’s Seinfeld pop-up apartment

Expat - New York

Getting Work in NY as an Expat, I-765 application

I hope my job hunt story will be as much as a surprise to everyone as it was to me. For those that have been following our journey to New York, you would know that I wasn’t able to immediately work once I arrived, however Husband was able to. Someone had told me that I… Continue reading Getting Work in NY as an Expat, I-765 application

Expat - New York · Nth America

Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Our first trip ever to Brooklyn was to visit the Smorgasburg - http://www.smorgasburg.com/ in Williamsburg. Smorgasburg is a weekly event where loads of different food vendors set up a site and sell their food.  Anything from ribs, burgers, buns to cookies, ice-cream sandwiches and popcorn. It was the first weekend the Smorgasburg returned to its… Continue reading Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Expat - New York · Nth America

Coal fired pizza from Lombardi’s

Last night we walked to Little Italy for pizza from Lombardi's Pizza - 32 Spring St. New York, NY 10012 after a recommendation to go there because they had coal ovens which they cooked the pizzas in. [We had our starter from Urban Lobster Shack which you can read here] When we arrived we were given a… Continue reading Coal fired pizza from Lombardi’s