Jennifer Lewis

Writer, foodie and bookworm.

Europe 2019 – Week 1 – Paris

So, I kind of left this post sitting in my drafts for a while with nothing in it, fully intending to write about this trip, then I completely forgot about it.  I think, now that I am stuck at home without any way to travel (thanks to COVID-19), it would be a good time to reflect on my Europe trip from last spring.  We took two weeks for our European travels, but our first stop was Paris for the first week.  The second week was spent in Amsterdam, Brussels and London.

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Places to Eat – Our New York Trip in Food

There are so many places to eat in New York City that it can be hard to know where to eat. My recommendation is to do your research before you head out so you know where the good places to eat are located. During our planning stages, we researched where we wanted to eat and got a few suggestions from some locals. It was probably the best thing we could have done as it helped us figure out where we wanted to go when.

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New York Food Tour – Chelsea Market

One of the first things on our recent trip to New York was a food tour. The food tour is run by Foods of NY Tours, which offers several different tours in different areas of the city. We decided to choose the one offered for Chelsea Market. There are also tours of Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Nolita/Noho and Brooklyn. They change and update their tours every six to eight months, so if you’ve already been on one, you can do it again later on and have a bit of a different experience.  The tours also run rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.

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My First Trip to New York City

About a month ago, I took my first trip to New York City. To say the least, I was very excited prior to leaving, and the Big Apple did not disappoint. I owe a lot of the success of the trip to my good friend, Jennifer Tammy of Sugar, Spice and Glitter, and her daughter, Miss G. Jennifer is a family lifestyle blogger and has tons of great posts on her site ranging from recipes, crafts, travel and more. She did almost all of the planning (or pretty much all of it) and we all had a great time.

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Sherlock Holmes: Books, Movies and Video Games

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known literary characters. The character and the stories about him are in the public domain and have been since the 1980s (some stories were not in the public domain in the U.S. until 2013). The author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published most of the stories about Sherlock in a newspaper called The Strand.  Sherlock Holmes is referenced in many different mediums and also adapted into many different mediums.

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Autumn Book Reading

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year. The weather becomes cooler and I can start wearing sweaters again. Autumn is also the best time to curl up with a good book.  I find that I usually end up doing most of my reading in the fall and winter months.  Recently, I have read Secondhand Souls, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck and Bite Me by Christopher Moore.  I also picked up the Quick Read, Doctor Who: I Am A Dalek and am now reading Aesop’s Fables.  None of these are really anything I would do anything close to a lengthy review on (though I may do one for the Christopher Moore books at some point), but they are entertaining to read.

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AsapScience: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors & Unexplained Phenomena

AsapScience is a YouTube channel that was created by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown.  They use their channel to educate people about science by answering some of the everyday types of science questions.  Mitch and Greg eventually decided to write a book, including some of the questions they answered in their videos, as well as new ones that are exclusive to the book.  If you haven’t checked out their videos yet, head on over to their YouTube channel.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released on July 31, 2016 and is the final story in the Harry Potter series.  While J.K. Rowling had said that she wouldn’t write anything else after the seventh book, this story eventually came about.  It is in the format of a script and is meant to be performed as a play.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Palace Theatre in London, England.

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