Monday, May 28, 2012

Meet Attorney/Blogger/NYC Restaurant Lover, Carol Dyer!

Carol at the Cathedral of Incarnation in Granada, Spain
Carol Dyer is the person assigned to "check in on me" in my church community and I couldn't be happier.  I'm just getting to know her, but her super radness was/is readily apparent.  Carol is an attorney "who lives between Gramercy Park and the East Village" is on the tail end (SADLY!) of a four-year stint here in the city.  She speaks Thai, has an awesome blog (if you wonder what to do, eat, and see in NYC, you should check it out), and has stellar restaurant recommendations:  Gramercy Tavern, Redfarm, and Momofuku Ssam, among them. She recently took me to lunch at The Green Table and looked on appreciatively as I devoured a rhubarb tart.

Carol answers our four questions as follows:  

1. Are you in a tight place? If so, what are you trying to do about it?

I've recently had a few unpleasant experiences on the subway, the opera and the street where very aggressive New Yorkers let me know how they feel in situations where I don't feel like they were provoked.  I feel like the negative attitudes of people around me are creating a tight and toxic environment that I don't want to be in any longer.  My goal is to not react to their negativity and to do everything I can with kindness.  This is really difficult but I'm tired of feeling bad about an unprovoked confrontation.

2. What do you want to get done this year?

I want to see as much of New York as possible and then move to DC with grace.  In my head and in my heart, I'm kicking and screaming the entire way but I don't want the negative attitude to weigh me down.

3. What inspires you?

People who love what they do which is often obvious through their product whether it be a piece of art, a baked good, a well written article, or a wise remark.

4. What's your favorite legwear?

I love any and all tights from Wolford.  I can wear a pair for years and they bring so much style to a pencil skirt.


  1. nice job carol! loved your responses and advice about changing our environment through our responses to things we can't control.

    1. carol, thank you so much for guest blogging for us! i've been checking out your blog & restaurant reviews. love them! will use it as a guide on my next trip to nyc.

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.