Author: leoraifrailova

Strolling Trastevere🇮🇹

Strolling Trastevere🇮🇹

I can mosey along the Tiber River for hours and never tire of its humming rush and scenic display. The foliage reorients, weakening leaves to make room for the beauty of bare branches. And as I cross one of the many bridges that link the […]

Museo di Roma🇮🇹

Museo di Roma🇮🇹

Like I mentioned in my previous entry, the Museo di Roma deserves its own blog post, so this is me doing my due diligence. In what is architecturally a palace, you will find some of the best Italian works, by the likes of Caffi and […]

A Jewess in Rome🇮🇹

A Jewess in Rome🇮🇹

Notable foot traffic, diving pigeons, workers lunching, divas brunching; Roma bears a semblance to New York. However, this city is spared the monotony, the graceless coffee breaks, the inexcusable lack of fine dress. NYC is home to wondrous magic, but Rome has evolved; it has […]

A Guide to Taking Yourself Out on the Town

A Guide to Taking Yourself Out on the Town

Initial order of business: I needed to take myself out. Just me. Alone. Happily embracing the silence and solitude. Okay, maybe not silence. This is NYC after all. 1. Plan it Out…but Not Too Much I don’t like to meticulously plan things out as much […]

Poe Cottage in The Bronx

Poe Cottage in The Bronx

Poe is a big deal to me. His work has always provided an eloquent gothic escape. I knew of his tragic history and read the in-depth biography of his life, but there isn’t anything quite like being in his home, walking his stairs, peering into […]

LA: WEEK 2

LA: WEEK 2

Like I mentioned in my week 1 post, I am soulfully an East Coaster and initially didn’t get the whole California appeal. Though I don’t have a total change of heart, I’m still happy to report that LA is remarkable in less conventional ways, such […]

LA: WEEK 1

LA: WEEK 1

My 2 weeks in California were filled with just the right amount of amusement to keep this East Coast gal from yelling, “Where’s a damn bodega when you need one?!” I was invited by several friends to come bask in the California sun and take […]

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

If community gardens and incredibly cute alleys are your thing, then I can see promising potential in our future friendship. Cobble Hill, a quiet neighborhood near Downtown Brooklyn, is teeming with aesthetic appeal. This small town also has the surprising ability to turn a bad […]

Exploring  DUMBO

Exploring DUMBO

I’m quite certain many people don’t even know what DUMBO’s acronym stands for: Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Back when Brooklyn was becoming the hyped up scene it is today, (for hipsters and trust-fund babies anyway), Dumbo seemed to be the first neighborhood everyone […]

A  Day  in  Coney  Island

A Day in Coney Island

This place is my escape; the island I run off to, (when Tahiti is simply not an option). Located on Brooklyn’s most southern point and just a short subway ride away is Coney Island. Whenever I play tour guide for my friends, I tell them […]