Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chain Gang in Vegas

I just got back from several days in Las Vegas for a conference and I thought I'd post a couple of restaurants that are located right on the strip that offer the comfort of familiarity. Let's face it, just because you're in a place with fabulous restaurants, sometimes you just want to stick with something simple and something you know ... and for me one night while I was there, the perfect meal was an order of lettuce wraps and a glass of wine at PF Changs ... :>)

- PF Chang's at Alladin/Planet Hollywood (ph)
- Rain Forest Cafe at The MGM Grand
- Hard Rock Cafe in The Showcase Mall (next to MGM Grand)
- Outback Steakhouse at The Coke Bottle
- Maggianos Little Italy at The Fashion Place Mall

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

As Easy As ABC

The ABC Carpet and Home Store in the Union Square neighborhood downtown Manhattan is one of my favorite places to hang out if I have a little bit of time to kill. From the outside, the store looks unremarkable but once through the door you feel like Dorothy stepping into Oz. Brightly-colored oriental rugs and crystal chandeliers of various size and height hang from the tall, six story ceilings in a feast for the eyes. The open construction, and separate shops spaces give the whole space the feel of an upscale, indoor bazaar. Each shop is filled to the brim with eclectic and beautiful housewares, textiles, rugs and more from all around the world. One-of-a-kind shops like ABC Carpet and Home are just one of the many things that I love about New York. At any given moment you can step through any seemingly ordinary door and you may just get to feel like you spent a few minutes somewhere over the rainbow.

The ABC Home and Carpet Store
881 and 888 Broadway
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10-7, Sun: 11-6:30
ABC Store