Manhattan Moment Monday

Manhattan is a borough chock full of uniqueness.  I am a proponent of looking out and up when walking around the city. There are too many interesting faces, places and spaces to miss if you are looking down.

I derive great joy from the many connections that I make with those faces, places and spaces and had “one of those moments” over the weekend.  I was strolling south on Tenth Avenue in Chelsea when I caught eyes with a stranger who was sitting on the steps of The Church of The Guardian Angel with a notebook on her lap.  The woman asked me if she could borrow a pen for her prayer list that she needed to compile before Mass.  I obliged and handed her a ballpoint pen. She thanked me. I told her it was my pleasure.  As I walked away, I turned back around and asked her if she would add a name for me to her prayer list.  She said it would be her pleasure.

Manhattan is a Life Saver  (I took this photo on a NY Harbor Line Cruise)

Manhattan is a Life Saver
(I took this photo on an architecture tour that circumnavigated Manhattan)

 

“My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.”  –Bill Murray

 

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“Fortitude” is one of two marble lions that has “lived” in front of the landmark New York Public Library, greeting visitors on Fifth Avenue, since 1911.

“Fortitude” is one of two marble lions that has “lived” in front of the landmark New York Public Library, greeting visitors on Fifth Avenue, since 1911.

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Wine Wednesday!

I love wine.  Red, white and rosé (in that order). I keep it simple at home: wine fridge, decanter, aerator and the occasional use of an airtight wine stopper.

About a year ago at a wine tasting room in Napa Valley, I discovered a multi-functional gadget that looked like a stopper but claimed to aerate, filter, pour and re-cork as well.  I gave it a whirl and eureka! The Haley’s Corker is an effective and durable tool invented  by J.E. Haley in the USA.

Haley's Corker

Haley’s Corker

If your local wine shop does not carry Haley’s Corker, you can purchase it online. Check it out – I am sure that you will love it!  www.winecorker.org

Please note that I was not compensated by Haley’s Corker for this post.  My hope is to simply spread the gadget invention love! 

There is nothing common about Boston Common

I luckily just had the opportunity to stroll around Boston Common and The Public Garden (the oldest park in the United States) to admire the fall foliage. The photo of the equestrian bronze statue of George Washington under a crystal blue sky was taken from the Arlington Street entrance to the Garden.  The second photo captures the view looking out onto the lake and Arlington Street Church.

Being welcomed to the Public Garden by George Washington

Being welcomed to the Public Garden by George Washington

 

Boston's Arlington Street Church, Lake & Foliage

Boston’s Arlington Street Church, Lake & Foliage

As we approach the six-month mark since April 15, 2013, I wish continued peace and healing to one of the dearest cities in America.

Welcome to “The Candi Dish”!

Welcome to “The Candi Dish”!

I contemplated writing a blog for a while and was encouraged to do so by a plethora of people. One dear friend (you know who you are) created a domain for me hoping that this would push me into putting my thoughts and words onto “electronic paper” but I did not take the bait. After a lull, the time has arrived and I am ready to dish!

“The Candi Dish” is a platform for me to share stories, snapshots and suggestions about Manhattan, locales to which I have traveled and array of things that I deem to be remarkable.

I have exceptional experiences, meet phenomenal people, observe the out of the ordinary, dine on marvelous meals, imbibe wondrous wines, witness incredible acts of kindness and LOVE sharing and connecting.   That is “The Candi Dish”…enjoy your stay and please dish back as you wish!

One of my all-time favorite actual DISHES is: Tajarin al Tartufo Bianco. I took this photo in Piemonte, Italy during White Truffle Season.

 

Delish Dish at Osteria dell Arco in Alba, Italy (during White Truffle Season in Piemonte)

Delish Dish at Osteria dell Arco in Alba, Italy (during White Truffle Season in Piemonte)

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