SUITS & empowerment

Series 7 of American law drama series Suits is currently airing on Netflix. I recommend watching it. (Power through the less interesting couple of middle series; the first few and last 2 are worth it.) Spoilers ahead! Why? The corporate buzz, the office politics, the loyalties, the plays for power, the deals cut, the secrets leveraged, the main characters’ indefatigable ‘There is no way we … Continue reading SUITS & empowerment

New York [part 3]: Chelsea + where to eat

Finally I’m getting round to posting my pics and travel tips for New York. Read part one here and part two here. Stay tuned for more of America! High Line The High Line is a disused industrial railway line, now a public park/walkway, running a few storeys above ground. The line went out of use in 1980 with a final dispatch of frozen turkeys, and … Continue reading New York [part 3]: Chelsea + where to eat

New York [part 2]: Lower Manhattan

Finally I’m posting some travel tips and pics from my trip to New York. Read part 1 here and look out for part 3! Lower Manhattan, also known as the Financial District, is at the bottom tip of Manhattan Island (the part of the island once called New Amsterdam). The grid disintegrates into narrower windy streets (some are even unnumbered!) and a little quirk and … Continue reading New York [part 2]: Lower Manhattan

New York [part 1]: Midtown

Finally I’m posting some travel tips and pics from my trip to New York. Look out for parts two and three! Some history … Manhattan is densely built up (literally up!) – there is no extraneous green space or wasteland – and I found myself wondering why anyone would settle on this claustrophobic island? A little googling suggested the following account: the Dutch were trading … Continue reading New York [part 1]: Midtown