Magnolia Bakery

New York City, December 2016 – I have been a fan of Magnolia Bakery since 2009. Whenever I am in New York, I will definitely pick up cupcakes from this classic American bakery. Depending on where in the Big Apple I am, I usually go to the one inside Bloomies (Bloomingdales Department Store) or the…

BAR MASA

New York City, December 2016 – When travelling with my son (4 years old), it is difficult to find restaurants that strike a balance between fine Japanese cuisine and children friendly atmosphere. Fortunately, BAR MASA is able to fulfill both of these criteria. The casual dining of renowned Chef Masa Takayama serves up delectable modern Japanese…

The Russian Tea Room

New York City, December 2016 – One of my favorite restaurants in the Big Apple is The Russian Tea Room. Around the corner from Carnegie Hall, it is “the second home for boldface names and the intellectual elite” since 1927 when the members of the Russian Imperial Ballet founded the restaurant. Ninety years later, The…