Browsing All Posts filed under »New York & Backyard Travel«

Go Girl: Women’s Travel Fest

March 5, 2014


Go Girl: Women’s Travel Fest by AnneLise Sorensen The statistics on women and travel are consistently on the rise: Women make over 75 percent of travel decisions, no matter who they travel with or where they go. And solo women travelers? That number also goes up yearly – and was a major travel trend long […]

The Riesling Revolution

April 3, 2013


The Riesling Revolution by AnneLise Sorensen (This article originally published on MSN/Microsoft Network.) Ambivalent about Riesling? Terroir will change your mind. This gleefully nonconformist wine bar in New York City is Riesling’s most vocal cheerleader, calling it the “greatest grape.” Terroir first launched its summer Riesling festival a few years ago, and it has since […]

Dive In: My Mediabistro Travel Class Starts Soon

March 23, 2013


Life is short and the world is long. Embark on your writing career by taking my online Mediabistro Travel/Food/Wine Writing Class this summer. I look forward to having you in class! Sign up here: Mediabistro Travel Writing Class

Hey, Mansome

February 3, 2013


Hey, Mansome by AnneLise Sorensen “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock turns his attention from McDonald’s to mustaches in the new documentary “Mansome,” which explores men’s grooming, from manicures to manscaping. What does it mean to be a man? That’s the central question – esoteric but earnest – in the film. The second question of […]

Feliz Año Nuevo in NYC

December 19, 2012


Feliz Año Nuevo in NYC by AnneLise Sorensen Skip the sticky-floor pubs on Third Avenue where everyone’s wearing glitter 2013 glasses. Forget paying $500 to stand on a rooftop and sip overpriced champagne. And, good God, steer clear of the drunken hordes in Times Square. Instead, celebrate New Year’s Eve like they do in Spain […]

Cig Harvey: Candid Camera

December 1, 2012


Cig Harvey: Candid Camera by AnneLise Sorensen The place: Robin Rice Gallery The space: Utilitarian yet elegant – with a light bohemian touch – the Robin Rice Gallery looks like the old West Village, when artists could actually afford the rent in this neighborhood. Pane-glass windows give way to a simple, hardwood-floor space hung with […]

The “Hipster Apocalypse” is Here

October 9, 2012


The “Hipster Apocalypse” is Here by AnneLise Sorensen “Hipsters Illegally Killed Upstate Deer While Making Hipster Apocalypse Movie.” Those were the kind of headlines that preceded the premiere of the film “First Winter,” which opened this year. But, as they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity – and the deer-hunting only whetted the […]

Cat Woman

September 8, 2012


Cat Woman by AnneLise Sorensen Much like her name, which means “cat” in Romany, Kali Mutsa has several lives. By day, she’s Celine Reymond, a successful Chilean soap opera actress. By night, she performs as her alter ego, Kali Mutsa, who, as her bio explains, “was born sometime in August 1920, in the Valley of […]

Nick Flynn: Another Bulsh*t Night in Suck City

September 8, 2012


Nick Flynn: Another Bulsh*t Night in Suck City by AnneLise Sorensen Writers find inspiration in many places – sunsets, an emotional breakup, a bottle of whiskey. Or, in the case of writer and poet Nick Flynn, in “Harold and Maude.” The series “Under the Influence: Writers on Film” invites top literary figures to the screening […]

Tennis: The Seafaring Singers

June 23, 2012


Tennis: The Seafaring Singers by AnneLise Sorensen It’s said that the best way to get to know a person is by living with them. But to really get to know them? Sail the length of the Atlantic Seaboard together, in a small boat, for eight months. That’s what husband-and-wife duo and Tennis band members Alaina […]