The Tribeca Film Festival & Beyond This Month


The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing!  I’m looking forward to checking out a film this weekend, but even if you don’t live in NYC, you can enjoy the festival via a $30 Tribeca TV Pass!

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It’s a great festival and if you’ve never been, the Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff apparently in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and as a result of it, the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City.


My husband and I did a staycation a while back at NYC’s Library Hotel (such a cute property, btw).  I recently sat down with them to share my #TipsForTravelers, which can be used whether you’re staycationing in NYC, visiting NYC, or traveling somewhere completely different! And, if you’re a fan of Film Festivals, check out this book dedicated to it in depth.


I love a good natural cleaner that actually works.  One of my favorite bloggers, Jennifer L. Scott of Madame Chic fame posted a video where she shared her lavender + vinegar natural cleaning spray.  I’ve been using it for my NYC apartment spring cleaning and it both smells amazing and cuts through the grime.  Plus it’s totally safe around both babies and pets;-)


Was anyone else a little bit devastated that the final episode of Girls recently aired?!  While, yes, all four of them could be super annoying and self involved at times (okay, most of the time), I always looked forward to watching their millennial adventures play out in Brooklyn.  Much like watching reruns of Sex and The City today, I can totally see myself catching a rerun of Girls 10 years from now and remembering exactly where I was in my NYC life at the time.  The best kind of TV programming, for sure.


When we were in Bermuda for Easter weekend, we consumed a LOT of Rum Swizzles, i.e. the National Drink of Bermuda.  I love how refreshing and fruity the drink is, without having an overpowering taste of alcohol (the main reason I struggle with drinking cocktails!)  I went home and researched the perfect Rum Swizzle recipe, and this one nailed it.


Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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