San Pedro Mexico, The Mexico That Isn’t

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

It was the summer of 2011 when I got a call from my friend Jim. He had been working in Monterrey Mexico for almost six months as controller for Latin American operations for an almost nine billion-dollar-per-year technology company.  He often joked that despite his Ernst-Young and Deloit background, that he was hired as their GOG (gringo-on-the-ground). When he told me he had a two bedroom apartment up in the hills, and invited me to come down and share the space, I didn’t hesitate: I booked a ticket.

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Lockout – A Review by Brie Austin

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Film , Reviews

Lockout is a high-adrenaline rush! Lockout starts with a punch and never slows down.  Guy Pierce carries the lead well as a likable bad-boy cop with a smart mouth and bad attitude.

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NYC Hotspots

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

Every big city has its share of tourist attractions, famous restaurants and clubs. But in most cases, the best places arn’t found in a guide book.; they’re places you stumble onto. During my recent three week trip back to New York City, I returned to some of my favorite spots around town.

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Caribbean Jazz by The Pedrito Martinez Trio

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , On Stage , Reviews

If you like Caribbean Jazz, with lots of percussion, then you might want to check out The Pedrito Martinez Trio (Pedrito Martinez on percussion, Axel Tosca on piano, and John Benites on bass.)

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The Travel Show 2012

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

With a wide spectrum of travel interests, knowledge, resources and connections, the New York Times Travel Show was the place to be for any would-be tourist or traveler.  Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City (34th Street at 11th Ave), the show opened on Friday March 2, 2012 to travel industry professionals — with conference sessions, a reception, and five hours to peruse the exhibit hall. On Saturday and Sunday the doors were then opened to the general public, and there was much to see. The […]

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