Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Pink

Well, thanks to Barbie, we are all covered in pink these days. But the thing is that our boy was pretty in pink way before it was THE color! ūüôā

Well, when you see your favorite actor in a three-piece pink suit, you sit down and write about the man and the color.

Now, here is a simple question for you: What comes to your mind first when you think about the color pink? A little girl dressed in princess attire? Pink-wrapped chocolate on Valentine’s Day?¬† Cherry¬† blossoms or pink roses maybe if¬† you are into flowers or radishes and rhubarbs if you are a foodie. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Pink”

Damian Lewis Looks Pretty in Pink (and Mystery Solved!)

Well, when you see your favorite actor in a three-piece pink suit, you sit down and write about the man and the color.

Now, here is a simple question for you: What comes to your mind first when you think about the color pink? A little girl dressed in princess attire? Pink-wrapped chocolate on Valentine’s Day?¬† Cherry¬† blossoms or pink roses maybe if¬† you are into flowers or radishes and rhubarbs if you are a foodie. Continue reading “Damian Lewis Looks Pretty in Pink (and Mystery Solved!)”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis & Helen McCrory at the White House

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Being a famous star comes with incredible perks from eating at the most exquisite restaurants to vacationing at most exotic places to getting  invited to most exclusive parties. But how many stars can say the President of the United States is a fan of their work and had them over at the White House for a state dinner? Well, our favorite actor and his better-half certainly can! Damian and Helen were the guests of Barack and Michelle Obama at the UK State Dinner back in 2012.  I am quite sure most of you read or heard bits and pieces of the story since Damian talked about it in several interviews and talk shows. But why not bring all bits and pieces together today and make our own Fan Fun version of that wonderful evening?

Hey, let’s make this feel REAL. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis & Helen McCrory at the White House”

Billions Season 2 Dining Guide

My husband and I are crazy foodies. He¬†loves to cook (we are talking about a man who bakes bread, brews beer and makes pancetta here!) and we both love to eat. Thus, NYC dining scene, from its “special occasion”¬†restaurants to¬†yummy¬†hole-in-the-walls to city institutions to cozy neighborhood joints, making memorable appearances in Billions¬†makes us¬†smile big!

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Today¬†I turn that big smile into¬†Billions¬†Season 2 dining guide with a huge THANK YOU to the show creators for loving and honoring¬†the dining capital of the world:¬†Some of these places are my personal¬†favorites¬†and I believe, being the forensic fan that I am, I have been able to figure out almost all of them using hints from the scene as well as Google and, hey, Google earth, too! ūüôā And big thanks go to Brian Koppelman for kindly answering a few of our restaurant related questions on Twitter.¬† Continue reading “Billions Season 2 Dining Guide”

Billions Season 2 Locations in New York City and Beyond

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I am an immigrant. I moved to the US for graduate study in late 1990s. My¬†husband and I, having finished our PhDs, moved to¬†New York in 2001, only¬†weeks before September 11, for our first jobs. The city has since given me so much in so many different dimensions and defined me as an individual: a foodie, a film buff, a theatre lover, a feminist, a wine snob, a runner and more… Even though we moved to the South five years later for new jobs, we could not give up on New York. We still have a tiny apartment on¬†the Upper West Side¬†and we are proud part-time New Yorkers ūüėÄ

And, as I mentioned a billion times before, Billions is a dream show for me not only because my favorite actor is in it, but also New York, from its landmarks to city parks to its distinct neighborhoods, appears as a cast member! As someone who feels the only home she has in the world is the city that never sleeps, I particularly love it that Billions is taking over New York, the BIG film studio that it is, and shooting all over the place, from Manhattan to Queens to Brooklyn to The Bronx to Long Island and to northern suburbs. So this Billions Season 2 Location Guide is a loving tribute to my most favorite place on earth and a heartfelt thank you to the Billions show creators for giving us a love letter to the city.

ENJOY!

ps. If¬†you think I am missing a location, please let me know and I will be very happy to add it to the list. Continue reading “Billions Season 2 Locations in New York City and Beyond”