Culture

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 […]

Exploring  DUMBO

Exploring DUMBO

Iโ€™m quite certain many people donโ€™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 […]

An  Ode  to  Bensonhurst

An Ode to Bensonhurst

This is my hometown. It shelters me and encourages me to see beyond the surfacing peripheries. I hear her many sweet dialects and tongues, from the babbling toddlers of Seth Low to the bustling shouts of 86th Street’s bazaar. Where Latin pop muffles alongside Italian […]

Greek  Jewish  Festival  2018

Greek Jewish Festival 2018

In the spirit of adjoining cultures and traditions, the wonderful people at Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, has once again presented us with the Greek Jewish Festival. The Romaniote is a very distinct group of Greek-speaking Jews whose history […]

MoMA

MoMA

After getting back from my crazy, fun, breathtaking, unimaginable, spiritual trip to Israel, you wouldn’t think I’d need to soak in any new culture for a while. But, I’ve recently made it my mission to explore at least one new part of NYC every week […]

Shuk Machane Yehuda ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Shuk Machane Yehuda ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

From as far back as I can remember, Machane Yehuda has always been on my bucket list. When I finally got a chance to go 4 years ago, it was everything I imagined it to be. This time around, I remember being very pressed for […]

Israel Museum ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Israel Museum ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

One of my biggest highlights from Jerusalem was the very impressive Israel Museum. Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 piece, Corn Fields and Poppies, was awe-inspiring. The strokes of this post-impressionist painting had me transfixed. Additionally, their European art collection was just the right fix for my […]

Old City, Jerusalem ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Old City, Jerusalem ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

This is where cultures come together, (or collide, depending on who you are and how you choose to view things). I personally loved every aspect of the Old City. There’s so many things to see, foods to try, people to meet. This is a mecca […]

Tower of David Museum ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Tower of David Museum ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Of all the cool museums I’ve been to, the Tower of David has been the coolest! Firstly, it’s historically situated in one of the oldest cities in the world, so that ups its rating by a thousand. Plus, part of the museum’s infrastructure is made […]