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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

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 🇮🇱

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

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 🇮🇱

Tower of David Museum 🇮🇱

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 […]

My First Visit to Ellis Island

My First Visit to Ellis Island

I need to preface this post by saying it took me 20-something years to finally visit the most incredible island in all of NY. This place echoes endless tales of unification, acceptance, freedom, and hope. I truly wish every tourist (and resident) gives Ellis Island […]