5/7/20 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Spiral Staircase- More Today Than Yesterday

Spiral Staircase is best known for their 1969 Top 10 hit single (One Hit Wonder) More Today Than Yesterday. Pat Upton is the band’s songwriter and lead singer who died July 27, 2016 at age 75. Continue reading

5/5/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Does anything beat homemade pancakes in the morning? Nope. These buttermilk pancakes are perfect: Not too sweet and loaded with blueberries in every. single. bite.
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5/1/20 O&A NYC AUTOMOBILE: The 2020 Ferrari Roma

Bellissimo! Magnifico! Stupendo! All of these exclamatory Italian adjectives apply to the positively beautiful Ferrari Roma. The shapely coupe is the latest model to come out of the company’s Maranello headquarters and named after the country’s capital—Rome.

While its sheetmetal recalls Ferraris from the 50s and 60s, the grand tourer also hides serious performance hardware and cutting-edge technology. A 611-hp turbocharged V-8 is at its heart and specifically tuned to make beautiful music. Likewise, its lightweight components and myriad dynamic systems aim to make the Prancing Horse badge proud.

Moving inward, the cabin lets go of some of the driver-focused appeal to create a sense of two spaces: one for the driver and one for the passenger. There was a goal to almost make the passenger more of a co-pilot, rather than just someone along for the ride. In another nod to the past, some of the driver controls reside on a metal plate in the center console — a clever reference to the gated manual transmissions of the past. 

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5/1/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: How to Make Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

It’s cheesy, rich, and irresistible traditional Southern comfort food of shrimp and grits. This Charleston dish combines the sweet shrimp with spicy and smoky Andouille sausage on top of creamy, buttery grits.. Continue reading

(Repost by Popular Demand) 4/29/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Ken Norton Rape scene Mandingo (1975)


In Mandingo, big black buck Drum (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s drunken wife Blanche (Susan George). Recently this post has received renewed attention so we decided to repost it for you.  Continue reading

4/28/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie

Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie is both tasty, and healthy, too: Coconut water is high in potassium and other electrolytes And Flaxseeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3s. Continue reading

(Repost) 4/27/20 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Working Out With Naomi Campbell- British Vogue

British Vogue cover star and contributing editor, Naomi Campbell, shares her work out secrets and the 20 minute exercise routine that keeps the supermodel in shape. Continue reading

(Repost) 4/27/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The King and I

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The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox. The movie was directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I. The musical starred Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. It was Brynner who pressed for Kerr to play the role. Marni Nixon provided Kerr’s singing for the film.  Continue reading