A Perfect Autumn Wedding

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, Gay Weddings, Real Stories

Although we’ve witnessed a breathtaking expansion in the rights of gay men and women to marry in America, it is not the still case in everywhere.   And so, our Empire State continues to play host to wonderful men and women who travel here to wed. Three years have come and gone since New York’s Marriage Equality Law passed, and I …

Modern Family: A Penny for Your Thoughts (or a Franc, or Euro, or Forint)

Sarah Ritchie Elopement, Gay Weddings, Real Stories

The recent Supreme Court decisions striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and subsequent decisions by the IRS on the tax status of married same-sex couples, have opened a flood gate of gay couples, coming to New York to exchange their “I Dos.” Again and again, I am reminded by these pioneering partners that American families don’t look one …

A Springtime Stroll in Our Park

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

Just like London has Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and the Jardin du Luxembourg graces Paris, New York boasts of a most fabulous public garden in Central Park. History buffs will now that the park opened before the Civil War in 1857.  Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, it now expands nearly 850 acres in the nation’s busiest …