The High Line Hotel in photos

The High Line Hotel in photos by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe High Line Hotel in photos  |  New York, United States  |  This morning I came, invited by the General Manager, to do a quick site inspection of the fairly new The High Line Hotel, right across the High Line in the heart of Chelsea, over 10th Avenue between 20th and 21st Street, in New York. A peaceful location, full of serenity and stillness, right in the center of Manhattan. Formerly Desmond Tutu Conference Center. Neo-Gothic brownstones, each of The High Line Hotel’s 64 rooms (including 5 beautiful cosy Suites) evoke a bygone era of a graciously decorated guesthouse. Guests will enjoy staying in light-filled rooms featuring beautiful hardwood floors and one-of-a-kind locally sourced furniture. Continue reading The High Line Hotel in photos

GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York

GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York | New York, United States | High Line in New York City is my absolute favorite spot and landmark to unwind and relax while in Manhattan. Running from lower 14th. Street to 34th. Street, along the Hudson River and Hudson River Park. Great all seasons long walking and outdoors destination. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at High Line New York

I have kissed a DOUGHNUT and I liked it

I have kissed a DOUGHNUT and I liked it  |  New York City, Chelsea  |  It is in the open, this morning I have sinned. Usually every morning I am one of those New Yorkers that run on Dunkin but today, …. today was a different story. Although I tried, I was not able to resist the temptation of trying for the first time Doughnut Plant New York. Right next to the iconic Hotel Chelsea Hotel. You have to stop and try it. Continue reading I have kissed a DOUGHNUT and I liked it

Salinas Restaurant Basque-MED-Balearic influence

Salinas Restaurant BASQUE influence | Chelsea, New York | Recently inaugurated, Salinas is a new option in Manhattan for those like me that love the food and wine from the Basque country, this time by the expert signature of Chef Luis Bollo. Located in the up and for almost a year coming, 9th. Avenue area, between 18th and 19th Streets. Dine alfresco, tasting tapas and main courses with Basque and Mediterranean influences. (photo above: one of my favorites, since I used to live in Palma de Mallorca, Pimientos del Padron or Fried Shishito peppers and sea salt). Continue reading Salinas Restaurant Basque-MED-Balearic influence

Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act

Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act | Chelsea, New York | Press Release | Chelsea Pines Inn, New York’s premiere guesthouse, applauds New York State’s Marriage Equality Act by offering a FREE honeymoon to the first same-sex couples to be married in New York City on July 24! This offer is for one night in a Honeymoon Suite, a bottle of champagne and wedding cupcakes.  The stay also includes expanded continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi (to send out the news of the Big Day!). Continue reading Chelsea Pines Inn celebrates Marriage Equality Act

EVENTI Hotel by Kimpton in New York City

EVENTI Hotel by Kimpton in New York City | Chelsea, New York |  Fresh, young, comfortable, welcoming and friendly… this are the words first came to my mind when I checked in at the EVENTI Hotel, their fourth property in New York city. Located right in the center of Manhattan, close to the main tourist attractions and steps away from the happening of Chelsea, Helll’s Kitchen and Meatpacking District. Skyrise boutique hotel by Kimpton Hotels. Continue reading EVENTI Hotel by Kimpton in New York City

4th. of July Fireworks in New York City

4th. of July Fireworks in New York City |  Chelsea & Hudson River, New York City |  Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States. This post shows you the Macy’s Fireworks, which take place every year over the Hudson River from 9PM till 9,45PM. New Yorkers and tourists flock from all over the city to get their spot, on either side of the river, to enjoy this spectacular show of lights. Check out videos and photos. Continue reading 4th. of July Fireworks in New York City

Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54

Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54 |  Chelsea, New York |  On its 25th. Edition, Dance on the Pier 54 was once again a success. Guys from all corners of the World, the US and New York gathered to celebrate New York Gay Pride, this year reloaded, with the last minute news on the approval of the Same Sex Marriage bill. This year I was going to pass and not participate, but after the approval was released and the festive spirit that was in the air, I decided to join my friends to celebrate and enjoy this great outdoor event right at the Hudson River. Continue reading Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54

DESEO Brunch and Tea Dance for stylish gay at Bar Basque

DESEO Gay Brunch and Tea Dance at Bar Basque |  Chelsea, New York |  As I announced last week, after my review and experience at Bar Basque (read it here), this weekend JUNE 5th. will be the official launching of the new weekly Sunday Brunch and Tea Dance for stylish gay sophisticate. Please join Tivoli Events, GLAAD, and hosts for Deseo at Bar Basque in the Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel. So if you are a local New Yorker of visiting come to socialize and have fun.

JUNE 5, 2011 – BRUNCH: 2 – 4:30PM. Classic brunch buffet with Spanish flair and tapas/pinxtos by acclaimed chef Yuhi Fujinaga. Brunch features a make your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for just $20, all you can drink during the brunch! TEA DANCE: 4 – 8PM. Dance on the terrace while sipping (or slurping) weekly cocktail specials. Music by DJ Keo Nozari. (Bar Basque, 839 Sixth Avenue, between 29th and 30th Streets )

For more information please visit their website @ For brunch reservations please email:

Event hosts: Michael Meltzer, Monte Albers de Leon, Chris Ryan, Sasha Seven, Soren Bech and Carlos Melia.

Flex Mussels Seafood

Flex Mussels Seafood |  New York |  mussels, mussels, mussels Flex Mussels Prince Edward Island – Canada. If you love seafood and appreciate a fantastic wine list, then with not doubt Flex Mussels will not disappoint you.
THAI Mussels, curry coconut broth, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic, ginger (USD 18,50). Other things we tried were the Crab Cakes, and the Beet + Goat Cheese Salad. All 10 Stars.

(*) For more information of bookings Flex Mussels – 154 W 13th St., New York. CM