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Nude York

May 16, 2011


Nude York by AnneLise Sorensen It’s often said that New Yorkers are a jaded bunch – that nothing fazes them, because they’ve seen it all. Artist Erica Simone may change that. This Parisian in New York is photographing herself in the nude throughout the city, from riding a chopper to munching a Gray’s Papaya hotdog. […]

Pawn Shop Lounge? Only in NY

February 25, 2011


Pawn Shop Lounge by AnneLise Sorensen In a city where space is at a premium, the new Beauty & Essex stands apart. Ten thousand square feet apart, in fact. From the owners of the ridiculously popular Stanton Social comes this glittering restaurant, built in a former furniture store. From a distance, it still looks like […]

Eat Your Way through East LA

February 10, 2011


Eat Your Way through East LA by AnneLise Sorensen This story captures my philosophy about living as a “global local” – and traveling in your own backyard. I wrote it for New York Magazine this month – click here. And, now on my blog I’m including the longer, “unabridged” version – starting with the food. […]

Eat with the Fishes in Valencia, Spain

January 3, 2011


Eat with the Fishes in Valencia by AnneLise Sorensen The Valencia region is called “El Levante” after the rising sun – this is the part of Spain that wakes up first. Paella originated here, and a juicy orange is named after Valencia. But these days, it’s the experimental seafood and revisionist rice dishes that are […]

W Hotel: Masterpiece or “inglorious beer belly”?

November 28, 2010


W Hotel: Masterpiece or “inglorious beer belly”? by AnneLise Sorensen We just can’t resist starting out with this playful jab: The marketing wizards at the W Hotels have been busy. Check out the W Barcelona website, where the registered trademarks fly fast and furious: There’s Bliss®, Whatever/Whenever®, WET® pool, SWEAT® Fitness Center, and PAW – […]

Marathon Miner: From Half a Mile Underground to 26 Miles Across Town

November 8, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen It was his first time on an airplane. Imagine: To go from half a mile below the earth’s surface to above cloud cover within several weeks. From sweltering heat to crisp November in New York. From dark cave tunnels, where he ran his daily six miles while trapped underground, to loping across […]

Barcelona’s Casa Camper: A Hotel With “Sole”

November 1, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen The bohemian-chic Camper, Spain’s best-known brand of footwear, knows how to make great shoes. It turns out they’re also good at hotels. The Mallorcan shoe company eschewed the normal route of diversifying into, say, handbags or watches because, as co-founder Miguel Fluxá puts it, “Food and shelter, like shoes, are a basic […]

A Tale of Two Iron Chefs and A Tuna

October 25, 2010


by AnneLise Sorensen The New York Wine & Food Festival swept through New York City on Columbus Day weekend. If you’ve watched my Backyard Travel segments on NBC Nonstop, you’ll know that I’m on an ongoing quest for unique travel experiences in and around New York, and this is where the festival delivered: Highlights included […]