As much as I love the city I love to travel as well when I am able, which is not as often as I'd like (Italy and Greece are my favorite trips to date). I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel quite a bit growing up, and I hope to be able to continue to explore.
I'm a big music fan, and though I definitely don't indulge as much as a used to, I still enjoy getting out see live music from time to time, whether it be an interesting new indie band, a little Jazz at Chris's, or just stopping by a local bar to see a friend's band. I play a bit of guitar myself, and have given quite a few lessons over the years, but these days I'm content to play just to amuse myself (and hopefully not harass my neighbors).
I have passion for food, and enjoy trying a great new byob, getting back to a longtime favorite where the owner comes to sit for a conversation and glass of wine, or just staying home and creating a new dish of my own (they don't all turn out perfect but sometimes I do surprise myself). Life boils down to the simple pleasures, and a good meal, a nice bottle of wine, and a great conversation is a pretty perfect thing.