What we're about

This meetup is a collective of creative and curious souls who want to be inspired by the world and each other. Whether it’s a visit to a Museum in New York, a concert in Princeton or watching the sunset on a junk in Ha Long Bay, we can share the wonders together.

I travel for inspiration, for connection, for knowledge and just for fun. I have wandered around the world quite a bit, but it’s a very big world and there are many places yet to see. From my travels I have learned what a wonderful journey can be from an artist’s perspective. It’s really not about how many cathedrals you can see in a day but how greatly you have been inspired. Inspired by beauty, by people, by culture, customs and even food; I have had a dream of creating experiences for those who want to take in the magnificence of this world at the right time of year, the right time of day and sharing it with kindred spirits you already know. Sounds about perfect to me! For example, if I’m going to Provence, I want to go in July when the lavender is in full bloom. I want to go to the fields later in the day when the sun is golden and stay until the sun goes down. I want to search out the most wonderful restaurants in Provence and savor their amazing cuisine and I want to do this with a group of people who know each other a bit. And let’s not forget, the inspiration can be as close as our own back yard, such as a new museum opening or a Tony winning Broadway show!

A little about me…. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 18 years. I’ve actually been designated a Master photographer by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I am one of the few women to have this distinction. I’m also a lover of travel, food, art, music, theater and great conversation! This group should satisfy my many pleasures. I presently facilitate Princeton Fine Dining also. Whether you are a painter, a writer, a photographer, a musician, a gourmet, an architect or just someone who enjoys all the wonders and culture of the world, please join me. You may reside in Princeton or San Francisco; it really doesn’t matter. This group is about travel, beauty, culture and camaraderie.

Join me for the adventure.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Pirates of Penzance at McCarter Theater

Mc Carter Theatre

What better way to put some laughter into our midwinter solstice.! The Gilbert & Sullivan operettas may be an endangered species, but not while the masterful New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players are still around. Absent from the McCarter stage for a decade, they return with one of the duo’s all-time favorites, The Pirates of Penzance—a wild romp about sisters, cousins, and aunts, the model of a modern major general, and a sergeant of police whose lot is not a happy one. TICKETS: I have no more tickets available for Pirates of Penzance. Sometime people need to drop out and wish to sell their tickets. If you might be interested please join the waiting list and I will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Thanks Tickets for center orchestra seating will be $76.00 DINNER: Because it's winter and it's cold I thought we would have a pre show dinner at Cargot Brasserie which is right across the street from McCarter Theater. I thought a 6:00 PM dinner would be fine. Here is there menu: http://www.cargotbrasserie.com/menus/#dinner Let me know if you would like to join me!

Chinese New Year Banquet 2019

Lotus Garden

For those of you who attended our Chinese New Year banquet back in 2017 remember what a fabulous and memorable event it was. We did not do it in 2018 and so many members have been clamoring for us to bring it back. With the gracious assistance of co-organizer Grace we are once again going to do it! What a wonderful way to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019 than this fabulous family style banquet with our meetup family. A wonderful, traditional New Years dinner with family and friends is an important part of the Chinese tradition. We will be having a set menu and price per person for this event. Our Co-organizer Grace has been working with the restaurant to develop a fabulous traditional New Years menu. We have a private banquet room and the menu has many different offerings from appetizers, entrees and of course soup! You will get to try it all! Grace will also be sharing with us some traditions of Chinese New Year. COST: The cost of the banquet is $45.00 and includes tax and tip. It's an amazing price for all the many foods we get to sample. You can PAYPAL me the $45.00 as a family or friend to [masked] Everyone will be on the waiting list until I receive their payment. As soon as I receive your payment you will move you up to going.

Tickets for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway - 6 Days Only for Tickets

OK, all my Sondheim fans.... Merrily is coming to Broadway for a very short run and I was able to secure tickets!!! Merrily of one of Sondheim's earlier works, and though I am familiar with many of the songs I have never seen it. Problem is the show is sold out most dates and I was so lucky to get these center orchestra seats. Because of the demand they are giving me only a week to pay for the tickets. Also, I only have 10 tickets so the first 10 get it. Hope you will join me for this most exciting Broadway experience! Hurry hurry rush rush! Based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play of the same name, Merrily We Roll Along features a book by Furth and music and lyrics by Sondheim. The story follows the lives of three friends—composer Franklin Shepard, lyricist Charley Kringas, and writer Mary Flynn—and is told backwards. The show features such Sondheim songs as “Like It Was,” “Not a Day Goes By,” “Good Thing Going,” “Now You Know,” “Our Time,” and “Old Friends.”My all time favorite "break up" song is from Merrily. I cry every time I hear it. Does Sondheim ever know my diva soul. Here is Bernadette Peters singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kMlQgyz834 LUNCH: For a noon lunch prior to the show I thought we would try Ipanema Restaurant. This Brazilian restaurant is very close to the theater and has great reviews. I love Brazilian. You can check out there menu here: https://www.ipanemanyc.com/menus/#lunch I'm hungry already. Let me know if you would like to be included for lunch.

Who Wants to see Hadestown in Broadway????

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Who wants to see Hadestown on Broadway. Before I secure the tickets I want to see what the interest is. I would need 10 people to secure tickets. It just came off a run in London and looks very interesting. Sort of a folk opera. Respond yes if interested. Hadestown is the acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) that reimagines a sweeping ancient tale as a timeless allegory for our world. Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of king Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s alluring melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and musicians, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.

Past events (89)

Christmas Morning with Mary Poppins

AMC Hamilton 24

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