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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rosa Mexicano Restaurant Review

I was spending the day in the Upper West Side and looking for somewhere different to eat. I came across Rosa Mexicano which has a few locations in the city and decided to give it a try. It is near Lincoln Center, so if you are seeing show there, this would be a good option. 
The interior is very neat, those little white things are actually divers! 

They served homemade chips and salsa which was to die for. 
Homemade guacamole right at your table is fantastic but for one person, it is a very large portion. This is a great place for a group, the servings are very large. 
Rollo de Pechuga (Oaxaca) 
Crispy chicken breast filled with huitlacoche, served sliced over poblano cream sauce

My chicken was to die for, something I never had before and would get again. It was quite large as well plus came with rice and beans. 
I almost finished it but I wanted dessert. 
 Tres Leches cake was to DIE for and the size was enough for 3 people ! 
Classic three milk cake topped with toasted coconut flakes and fresh berry compote. Paired with 1 oz: Casa Noble AƱejo - rich vanilla, unsweetened chocolate
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking to dine in this area and enjoy Mexican food. I know I will be back and probably bring a friend or two! 

Rosa Mexicano Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



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Monday, October 8, 2018

Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection


Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection features highlights from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, the incomparable trove of magical historical artifacts from the Emmy Award-winning illusionist David Copperfield. Evoking the New York magic shops that sparked Copperfield’s imagination, displays explore the careers and achievements of legendary magicians from the Golden Age of Magic (1880s–1930s) and showcase iconic objects used by Harry Houdini in his famous escape stunts, culminating with the Death Saw—one of Copperfield’s groundbreaking illusions. Curated by Cristian Petru Panaite, assistant curator of exhibitions.

Iconic objects on view include the Metamorphosis Trunk, used by Harry and Bess Houdini, that allowed the couple to magically trade places; handcuffs from the 1904 London Daily Mirror challenge, from which Houdini struggled to escape for more than 70 minutes; and Houdini’s Milk Can, an act that premiered in 1908 in which he attempted to escape from this colossal, locked can filled to the brim with water. Also on display are a dress believed to be worn by Adelaide Herrmann (1853–1932), the “Queen of Magic,” who started out as her husband’s assistant and carried on the show after his death, performing her dangerous death-defying bullet catch act; Harry Kellar’s Nested Boxes, an illusion performed for President Roosevelt’s family; and an Inexhaustible Barrel from Dante the Magician’s Broadway show Sim Sala Bim. 

This was a very cool exhibit at the NY Historical Society during the summer. I have always had an interest in Harry Houdini and it was neat to see some items that he actually used in his magic act.  
I was thrilled they still have something like this coat for all to enjoy. There is actually a Harry Houdini museum near my home in Scranton, Pa. 

To think Houdini escaped from this milk jug is pretty amazing  

It was hard to shoot the straitjacket with the sun, but how darn cool is this? What a treasure to still have in 2018!  









I actually sent my parents to see David Copperfield for their anniversary and they were just amazed by his show. They talked about it for months afterwards, and I was so glad they had the chance to see him live.  







The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

Museum & Museum Store Hours
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum's collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fashion and The Fight for Wildlife Feathers


Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, an exhibition exploring the history of the ground-breaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmentalists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Migratory Bird Act prohibited the hunting, killing, trading, and shipping of migratory birds. It also regulated the nation’s commercial plume trade, which had decimated many American bird species to the point of near extinction.  
This was a wonderful exhibition at the New York Historical Society and I just LOVED this dress. So many details all around, just beautiful.  

I have a feeling this would not be too comfortable to wear  





I cannot imagine wearing a hat with dead birds on it. Ever.  





Love this paddle fan!  



This is just glorious, no ?  

This was interesting as my friend is Ellen Christine, the famous milliner who has worked with so many celebrities and brides as well as fashion magazines.  







Thank goodness for this act which stopped the use of birds on clothing. I personally do not feel that is where they should be. This was really a lovely exhibit and you must always check the NY Historical Society to see what their current exhibits at the moment.


The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)


Museum & Museum Store Hours 
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum's collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.


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