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Northern Spain | the food

A trip to Northern Spain to explore the culinary delights of the Basque Country. While I was in the area as a guest of the prestigious winery Arinzano with the highest designation in Spain of Vino De Pago. The first night we had wonderful dinner…

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Travel Channel finds Argentina in Queens NYC 🇦🇷

It was a pleasure to support the father and son team of Mario and Marcello Civelli recently at El Gauchito the well-known Argentinian butcher shop and restaurant in Queens, NY.  Locals have known, if you want authentic for from Argentina in NYC, this has been…

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TimeOut Market – Lisbon Portugal 🇵🇹

The Hungry Traveler Before our trip to explore Lisbon, Portugal for 3 nights in April, I did what I usually do; I ask everyone from there or that have been there that I know for tips and recommendations to get the most out of short…

Las Penas
Six days in Ecuador 🇪🇨

Road tripping Three days in the city of Guayaquil then off to the coastal towns of Salinas | Montanita | Olon | Los Frailes This past winter as I was prepared to go to Barbados again for a brief escape from the cold in New…

Art Miami
Art Basel | Miami 2017 – VIDEO

December has turned out to be a really fun month for me. Especially when art & music collide in Miami, that’s known as Art Basel Miami. Aside from getting into the holiday spirit, it’s a time when I get to jump down to what I…

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Renting in NYC top nabs will cost you – how much?

This is a current review of what it will cost to live in New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. Obviously, Manhattan is the most expensive, Although I was born and raised near my favorite park and oasis Central Park, Queens has been my home for…

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Big win for NYC hospitality – let’s dance!

Growing up in New York City was a wild experience for me. The guys “on the block” that where my extended family and they were much older than me. I guess you can say, I was mature for my age. At the age of just…

Can LIC handle this much growth?

Over the years, I’ve watched the transformation of the Long Island City Waterfront from way back to the original RFP back 18yrs ago. The views and the transportation options are fantastic, and as a Queens native, I’m proud. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work…

My time in Cuba 🇨🇺

** coming soon ** check back soon. I’m going into great detail to share what an amazing time I had during my time in Cuba. I’ll share helpful reviews and recommendations.

The 2017 Jack Daniels House No. 7 party in Brooklyn

JACK SHOWING LOTS OF LOVE FOR BROOKLYN The Jack Daniels House No7 popup party in The Brooklyn Navy Yard featured live performances by Nellie & Wyclef Jean. There were many cool interactive activities and tastings throughout the venue that enhanced the brands exposure. Like most…

Long Island Hospitality Gala 2017

Last night I attended my first Long Island, Hospitality Gala. All I can say is that I was impressed not only with the attendance but the overall good time everyone was having. I was there primarily to support our friend and Director of Sales Mr….

Celebrating the re-launch of Deleon Premium Tequila With Diddy

This week we celebrated the successful re-launch of Deleon Tequila in the Metro New York Market with Sean Combs downtown at the Dream Hotel. Not only did we meet expectations but we exceeded all projected expectations on both new placements and volume. We spoke about building this…

LIC ARTS OPEN May 17-21

Check out the open studios next week in LIC Queens. This link licartsopen.org takes you the website with all the details. It’s a celebration of artistic diversity within the Long Island City community. This annual art festival is comprised of over fifty venues and almost two…

My Art Basel 2016

As a fan of Art, Music and a good party, Miami in December for Art Basel is a must! Its also nice to escape the cold of New York City and now that my mother lives right there next to Wynwood and the Art District…

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Argentina Wine Tour

A TRIP TO ARGENTINA WITH AN ARGENTINIAN RESTAURATEUR Locals have known, if you want authentic Argentinean food in NYC, El Gauchito in Queens is the place. It has been the go-to spot for over 32 years, that’s right 32years! There are two dining rooms and…