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First Day Hike at Saratoga Spa State Park

First Day Hike at Saratoga Spa State Park

Happy New Year! I began 2020 with an invigorating 3 mile guided hike organized by the Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. Last year’s First Day Hike got postponed due to high winds and I couldn’t make the make up date so I was…

My first Authors Night East Hampton 2019: Introvert’s Tips & Takeaways

My first Authors Night East Hampton 2019: Introvert’s Tips & Takeaways

One of the writerly highlights of my August 2019 didn’t involve any writing at all. I finally attended Authors Night in East Hampton where I enjoyed meeting fellow readers, writers, and authors. The annual fundraising event which raises money for the East Hampton Library attracts…

My Summer 2019 Saratoga County Bucket List

My Summer 2019 Saratoga County Bucket List

It was an exhausting spring, and I’m determined to check out all the fun things to do in Saratoga County that I have been putting off. I’m not traveling this summer so I made a list of places I want to visit in Saratoga County…

My interview on Why The Podcast

My interview on Why The Podcast

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an introvert and I hate public speaking. I joined Toastmasters to try and cure my glossophobia. Completing ten speeches in front of a revolving group of supportive strangers-turned-cheerleaders helped me with the shakes. Even though I don’t…

Nomad Coffee and Crepes in Ballston Spa: Coffee & Hearty Yummy Crepes

Nomad Coffee and Crepes in Ballston Spa: Coffee & Hearty Yummy Crepes

My husband and I had a celebratory anniversary breakfast at the new Nomad Coffee and Crepes on Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa last week. It was serendipitous as we were planning on going to another great breakfast place (Iron Roost) down the block, but it…

Provence Restaurant in Albany: French comfort food for birthday date night

Last month I celebrated my big 5-0 birthday at Provence restaurant, a French restaurant in Albany. It’s in the center of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, and has a welcoming patio for dining. It was a bit too chilly that night so we sat at a…

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Best Kept Secret: Home cooked Indian food in Albany

Where do you go when you are craving South Indian food in the Albany area? My favorite place to eat a masala dosa in Albany is Parivar Spices and Food, an Indian supermarket at 1275 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. Look at this Mysore…

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Hard hard hat tour of Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Last week I joined local Capital region media on a hard hat tour of the 17,000 foot Spa Mirbeau, a day resort that is being constructed at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. Brothers Jonathan T Dal Pos and Micheal Dal Pos, partners of Spa Mirabeau…

Date Night in Clifton Park: Alaturco Mediterranean Cuisine

Date Night in Clifton Park: Alaturco Mediterranean Cuisine

Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Clifton Park was the perfect date night spot to celebrate my husband’s birthday last month. We made a reservation for two at 6pm on a Saturday night, and they sat us at cozy booth by the window. While the view only…

Review: Date Night Dinner at Henry’s in Ballston Spa

Review: Date Night Dinner at Henry’s in Ballston Spa

Last week my husband and I had a delicious dinner at Henry’s Irish Tavern in 19 Front Street in Ballston Spa. I don’t know why I always thought Henry’s was a more chic-chic restaurant so it wasn’t on top of my date night wish list. Well,…