The perfect day in Brooklyn



Lately I can’t get enough of Brooklyn. We’ve been exploring different neighborhoods and eating at the most incredible restaurants. If I were going to plan a perfect day there, here’s what it would look like:

The morning would start at Toby’s Estate for coffee. Then we would head down to Dumbo to sit beneath the bridges and admire their statuesque beauty. Elle, Joe, Megan and Stephan would come meet us with their beautiful babies and we would walk along the waterfront up to Brooklyn Heights.

At this point we would be hungry so we’d go to Bushwich to have pizza at Roberta’s. This place has been around for awhile and I thought that there was no way it was going to live up to the hype. I was strongly proved wrong the second the duck prosciutto came out. Their bread and pizza is where it’s at.

After that we’d head to Catbird in Williamsburg to buy some new delicate jewelry. I’d replace my threadbare ring since it is misshapen from all the wear, most likely I’d scoop up a new earring or necklace and then stock up on little presents for my friends (like their love potion and Mermaid shampoo).

We’d walk around, maybe stop at the pool at the McCarren Hotel or the roof top at the Wythe Hotel, and then get a pasta dinner at Marco’s in Flatbush. This place is so good it’s almost too good. Starting with the anchovy sandwich and ending with the Tagliatelle with prosciutto di parma. We’d save room for ice-cream at Amble Hills Creamery, where’d I’d get half The Munchies and half The Raw Deal.

I’d love to know what your favorite spots in Brooklyn are! Where are do you love to go? Please send your you recommendations.



The village of Tsharka

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After college, I spent three months in India volunteering at a Buddhist orphanage. At the end of the trip I went to Nepal to see where  some of the kids used to live. A week of trekking later, we ended up in Tsharka: a small, stone village in the Himalayas. There was no school in the village and my mother, ever up for challenge, decided to help open their first one. It’s been 10 years and the school is in need of funding to pay for the salaries of the teachers and much needed repairs. I’d love for you to check out the website for my family’s non-profit (International Community Development Foundation), read the story of how everything came to be, and if you feel so inclined, donate to help the cause that is so dear to my heart.

Visit the website to help: 

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