Category Archives: Midtown

Catch It: Ole & Steen

The mystery of love is like being in love with Cinnamon swirl at Ole & Steen. Yesterday, I stopped in their Bryant Park location and purchased a sumptuous Cinnamon swirl and coffee. I sat in a comfortable chair, looking onto … Continue reading

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Catch It: Castell Rooftop Lounge

Out of the blue, my friend Jeannie telephoned me to meet with her friends at Castell Rooftop Lounge for cocktails at 260 40th Street, New York, NY 10018. It was a beautiful Friday, a lovely evening with a dear friend … Continue reading

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Catch It: Inside Park at St. Barts

On Wednesday last, several friends and I met for dinner at Inside Park at St. Barts, located at 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. It is a popular place, especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays where people go to meet … Continue reading

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Catch It: Magnolia Bakery

For me, the joy of watching my Mom bake a pie, a cake, or cornbread was the best things in life. The aroma of sweetness flowed throughout our house in Georgia. I am reminded of those days whenever I come … Continue reading

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Catch It: Coffeemania Restaurant

After weathering the Sixth Avenue traffic and a long meeting in Midtown’s Bryant Park neighborhood, I came upon Coffeemania (1065 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018). I thought I would chill out over a warm cup of coffee, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Max Brenner’s Hot Chocolate

Friday after Thanksgiving, friends and I went to The Rink at Bryant Park. Judy and Joey and their children, ages 10, 14 and 5. I did not skate, but instead strolled over to Max Brenner’s kiosk for some hot chocolate. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Donna Bell’s Bake Shop

Where is the fun in passing by a bakery, peering through the window, and just smiling at the creamy moist homemade Classic White Cake, Carrot Cake, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, or chocolate cookies, cupcakes, and biscuits? While growing up in the … Continue reading

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