Dreams, Inspiration, Life

Reflections on turning 35

Last week I turned 35! And a week later, I am ready to properly share my reflection of this new age bracket. My initial reaction to my 35th birthday was one of uncertainty.  It wasn't so much about turning 35 as it was about the idea of 40 creeping up sooner than ever. Because 40 seems like… Continue reading Reflections on turning 35

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Health, Inspiration, Life, Music

New Year, New Resolution!

Well guys, 2016 is FINALLY over and good freaking riddance! I don't normally like to write off an entire year as "bad" because it's never exactly accurate. But wow was 2016 as bad as it has gotten in many years! Not just for me, but for many of my friends, families, the world, and hell, even… Continue reading New Year, New Resolution!

Beauty, Great Gifts, Holidays, Shopping, Tech Stuff, Weekend Stories

Guide to the BEST Christmas Presents

Christmas is this upcoming weekend. Trying to do last minute shopping? Aren't we all?! I'm often told that I'm a great gift giver. I don't know how true that is, but I do put a lot of thought into the presents I give for each of my family members and friends. So I thought this… Continue reading Guide to the BEST Christmas Presents

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Food, Restaurant Reviews

Daily Recommendation: Veniero’s, Still One of the Best in NYC

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. August 23: Veniero's  When you walk into a pastry shop that's buzzing with locals, you know you've come to a good spot! That's what you see when you enter Veniero's in New York City's East Village. Established in 1894, Veneiro's is an Italian… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Veniero’s, Still One of the Best in NYC

Customer Service, Food, Restaurant Reviews

Zen Palate Ruined My Palate

For years I've been hearing how amazing Zen Palate is for vegetarians. Seeing that my best friend is vegetarian, I even considered taking him for his birthday over the last many years. But after today's accidental encounter at the Union Square location, THANK GOD I never did! The menu (which is extensive) looked wonderful from the outside, not to… Continue reading Zen Palate Ruined My Palate

Food, Restaurant Reviews

Bar Americain: Expensive but Yummy

I had a great time at Bar Americain. The food was delicious - I do love the flavors Bobby Flay puts together. The ambiance and location was perfect for a pre-theater dinner and the service was on point. Having said all that, it is exactly what you would expect from a famous chef's restaurant: overpriced.… Continue reading Bar Americain: Expensive but Yummy

Food, Restaurant Reviews, Weekend Stories

Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!

Small town. Dark. Gray. Cloudy. Medieval. Cobblestones. Quiet. Secluded. Historic. No English. These are the words that describe the little town of Kutna Hora in Czech Republic. It was quite an interesting January Tuesday when Dad and I ventured off from the capital of Prague to visit the Bohemian town of Kutna Hora. I knew it… Continue reading Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!

Food, Restaurant Reviews

Best Cupcake in Pennsylvania?

I know, I keep yapping about cupcakes lately. But I just tried a new cupcake recently and it was FABULOUS! In the midst of Pennsylvania in a little town called Newtown, I was introduced to The Caketeria, the store was just closing and we were greeted by two very flaky teenagers (calling it like I see it) who insisted… Continue reading Best Cupcake in Pennsylvania?

Food, Restaurant Reviews, Weekend Stories

Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It

Last day of our trip to Maine and I had saved the best for last. Sunny, breezy summer Tuesday afternoon in Camden, Maine when I decided to call Long Grain to make reservations for 5. I had been waiting weeks to try this place after hearing about it from fellow bloggers and reading about it… Continue reading Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Health, Inspiration, Life, Music, Shopping

Daily Recommendation: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. June 2: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD Listening to sounds of nature is an effective stress reliever. Something about human beings and nature just go hand in hand, imagine that. I love listening to soothing music to relax my… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD