Banbury, holidays

Festive, Foodie Banbury

While I was just back to NYC for a visit, it was a bit too early for a tour of the annual 5th Avenue Christmas windows. That’s OK, Banbury is all dolled up for the festivities. True, we don’t have anything like the windows at Barneys in NYC. But we have windows. Check them out over on ‘Festive Foodie Banbury’…

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entertainments and events, holidays

Links-O-Gotham Holiday Fun

At last it is cold. And for two days in a row. Does this mean winter has finally overcome its commitment issues? I hope so. I hate wibbly-wobbly weather. Still, while I love a winter wonderland as much as the next person and I can’t wait for snow — I don’t particular want to wander out today. Cold for cold…

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holidays, life gotham-style, sight seeing

Holiday Happenings City-Wide

Oh the weather outside wasn’t quite frightful yesterday but it was fearfully windy and quite cold. Nevertheless, out-of-towners MUST be shown the sites and entertained. I consider this to be a sacred duty and one I embrace at the drop of a hat. So I bundled up (in one of my fabulous new wool coats – scored an earth-shattering bargain…

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holidays, life gotham-style

NYC Valentine’s Day: Round 2

So, what did you decide to do for Valentine’s Day this year? What?  You didn’t forget again, did you? Or were you hoping they had forgotten? Ha! Nice try.  Listen — we all agree it’s nice to be loved for one’s self and not for what one gives, we all know that a little effort goes a long way on this…

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gotham grub, holidays

Happy National Pie Day, Gotham!

If you happen to find yourself in New York on National Pie Day (which happens to be today – and may you and yours enjoy!), you are in luck. After all, Gotham is home to places like Bubby’s Pie Company and the Little Pie Company. The New York Times maintains a robust and informative pie archive of pie recipes, pie…

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entertainments and events, gotham grub, holidays, life gotham-style, shopping, sight seeing

Valentine’s Day in New York

One month until Valentine’s Day! With New York is so full to the brim with romantic possibilities, you have no excuse for not finding something exciting, exceptional or expressive for your main squeeze.  Chocolate is a Valentine’s Day standby and somewhere in Gotham is just the right sweet for your sweet. Check out our Gotham Guide to the Sweeter Side of New…

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gotham grub, holidays

Sweeter Side of Gotham: Chocolate

Chocolate. What can one say? It’s delicious, of course. Makes a great gift. Butters people up. Smooths ruffled feathers. It’s delicious. Oh, I said that didn’t I? Well, it’s true enough to bear repeating. I am not ashamed to admit I have a bit of a chocolate “thing” and I am not alone. New York is full of chocoholics and…

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