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A Weekend Passport to Old World New York

December 26, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, USA – New York is the kind of city where nostalgia lies around every bustling corner. Even as the modern-day Big Apple excels in the ultra avant-garde everywhere from the fashion runway to molecular gastronomy to street art, the slightest provocation (the tinkle of a jazz piano,… (more)
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Introducing: The Purple Passport to New York City eBook Guide

November 16, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, US – The fast pace of New York City often doesn’t leave much time for waxing poetic. Amid the swift foot traffic, you’ll find a critical mass of just about everyone–from Wall Street bankers and media moguls to Broadway hopefuls and Williamsburg hipsters–all clamoring to get to… (more)
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Homewares Shopping in NYC

November 7, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, USA — This September, as a freshly nested New Yorker, I made the token day-long IKEA trip to load up on household basics, but after I found all the necessities, I wanted to make my little corner of the city feel like home. And since housewares… (more)
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The Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

October 24, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, USA — If you’ve been sitting in re-circulated office air in New York City all day, the last thing you want to do to unwind is be cooped up at a closed-door cocktail hour. So why not catch the last blast of temperate weather and head to one… (more)
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Paris and New York, Sans Locals

August 15, 2012

Now that we’re deep into to August, summer (at least in North America) is drawing to a close. It doesn’t seem possible that soon the cool winds of fall will arrive to usher in autumn. Before it’s time to break out your collection of cardigans, though, there’re still a few… (more)
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Video: The Purple Passport in New York City

July 22, 2012

NEW YORK, USA – Our latest video captures our team’s adventures while exploring New York City for our online guide. We feature stylish hotels to posh lounges, neighborhood cafes to elegant bistros, and iconic architecture to idyllic parks. Watch it by clicking here: And for an overview of our very favorite restaurants… (more)
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Video: 10 Essential New York City Restaurants

July 1, 2012

NEW YORK, USA – We’ve put together a video featuring the ten absolutely must hit restaurants in New York City – click here to watch! Find out where to eat the best pizza, sushi, burgers, haute cuisine and other food in Manhattan and surrounds. These selections are relevant for both… (more)
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Manhattan Dining Highlights: A Summer Window of Opportunity

June 18, 2012

NEW YORK, USA- In the film “New York, I Love You,” when speaking about immigrants to the Big Apple, Julie Christie’s character quips, “That’s one of the things I love best about New York. Everyone came from somewhere else.” We couldn’t agree more, especially when we get to enjoy that… (more)
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New York City Dreaming

May 9, 2012

NEW YORK, USA- As the weather heats up here in Abu Dhabi (we’re already at above 110F on May 9!), I can’t help but start the countdown to my August trip to New York City. Even though New York will be hot and sticky then too, it’ll be considerably cooler than… (more)
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Taste and Toast in Tribeca, New York City

May 6, 2012

NEW YORK, USA- Just as the warmer temps of May usher in alfresco dining in New York City, the annual Taste of Tribeca Food Festival (May 19th: put it on your calendar!) brings the best of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood’s restaurants to the streets. Now in its 18th year, the one-day culinary… (more)
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