Greg and I welcome travelers to sleep by the night at our house and experience our southern style hospitality, fusing the uniqueness of New York from the city to the country. We enjoy spending most of our time in Manhattan and coming home to our quiet residential neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant. In fact, my profile photo captures Greg and I at Café Lalo on 83rd St , which is our favorite place for dessert.
Being a host is amazing. I enjoy the privilege of meeting people from the world’s villages to major cities. It’s wonderful to see my guests live in as New Yorkers and live out striding with enthusiasm to major attractions. I like to hear my guest speak with their beautiful diverse languages and accents so lively.
Five things I cannot live without are love, wisdom, laughter, music, and God. In these 5 things I posses everything I need for my life adventures, obstacles and the people I encounter along the way.
The New York Botanical Garden is my oasis in the crowded city. Although the New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx, it’s a quick and simple commute via A Train , 4/5 Express subways and then to the Metro North Railroad at Grand Central Station. Even though I live 15 minutes from the spectacular Brooklyn Botanical Garden, I prefer the New York Botanical Garden.
During your New York City getaway, if you have a few days to spare, you should not miss out on an upstate excursion to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls (both Canadian and American sides) is one of my favorite travel destinations and beholds a breathtaking view year around. In the summer through fall, The maid of the mist boat ride is an up close encounter with the beauty and power of nature. At the Marineland theme park nearby, you can see the awesome view of the falls from some of the rides. Another travel destination favorite of mine is an ambience of luxury and nature. The Kidini Village at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Villa is relaxing with quality accommodations, including stunning views of giraffe and other wildlife from your balcony.
My favorite movies are the Lord Of the Rings trilogy, Gladiator, The Color Purple and Coming to America – My Classics. I don’t watch much TV but lately in season, I keep Dexter, True Blood, an Ancient Aliens recorded on my DVR.
Jazz, blues, gospel and classical music are my favorite genres of music.
Whether fast food or fine dining, my favorite foods must be fresh and full of flavor: Soul Food, Caribbean, Mexican, Italian, Sushi, and customize green salads are my palate’s delight.
I enjoy reading ancient astronaut theory, as well as African, Native Indian, and Biblical literature, history and mythology.
My life motto is to let your light shine.