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The Greatest

Feeling slightly stung by missing the World Stamp show and the opportunity to see the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp that shoe-man Stuart Weitzman paid $9.5M for to add to his collection, I cheered myself by trading this one-in-every-ten-year event … Continue reading

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Dessert spot

Gardening and gastronomy make a perfect pairing at a very creative dessert bar in St Marks Place. Crunchy chocolate becomes like dirt in a pot of parsley, and aerated pistachio sponge appears like shrubbery next to meringue-like rocks in a … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking with the stars

Star gazing turned to sleepwalking on the High Line this week when clouds ruled out the first activity and a new sculpture by Tony Matelli made me rethink the second. Being confronted by a near naked sleep walker does raise … Continue reading

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Bunnies and babka

A rabbit proof fence would not stand a chance against the art – or the Australian artists, that are bringing new perspectives to Manhattan. At Brookfield Place on the lower West Side, Amanda Parer’s installation of giant bunnies presents the … Continue reading

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Grand Central Appetite

Grand Central is fast becoming a delicious destination. Apart from the grandeur of the building, the terminal has generally been about transiting to and from other places. But now there are a lot more reasons to linger. Vanderbilt Hall on … Continue reading

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Norsky Nosh

The Norwegian Church in NYC was created over 150 years ago especially for sailors and travelers who may be in need of comforts from home. Pickled herring, religion or Dumle chocolate – not necessarily in that order – could have … Continue reading

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A perfect marriage

Tomatoes and parents have a heartwarming connection. And not just for me. Last November my trip to Port Lincoln would not have been complete without rousing at 4.30am with Mum and Dad to fire up the gas in the garage … Continue reading

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Grocery & Grog

Brad and Angie are fans. So is Tom Jones. Even Abraham Lincoln may have swung by for a bite – the place would have been new when he did. Pete’s Tavern on the corner of East 18th and Irving Place … Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday

Not all Tuesdays are equal, but whether you celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, pancake day or simply Fat Tuesday, the effect is the same – you need six weeks of abstinence to redress the balance. Strangely, fat Tuesday is a … Continue reading

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Donuts and dough

‘Peter Pan’ is a fitting name for a sweet destination that never seems to change or get any older. But then as far as donut shops in NYC go, it is already old! Located in Green Point in Brooklyn, this … Continue reading

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