My Story

My name is Leslie. I am made in Canada  and I live in New York City.

I’ve back-packed Europe, traveled North Africa, the Mediterranean, most of the US and Canada, and I have lived in Toronto, London, Los Angeles, finally landing in New York City.  I live on the Upper West Side with my husband, three children and our guinea pig Patchy and adopted cat Scratches, but spend the rest of my time all over Manhattan.

I am a marketer with a passion for digital, theater, hockey, politics, child development and am an arts education advocate. I have a career that spans the world of theatre, tourism and non-profit with a focus on marketing, communications, publicity, social media and event planning. I do freelance work on marketing strategy and execution projects – you can find me on Guru.

I have been blogging for the last four years about life, adventures, culture and events in New York City on NYCUrbanLife. A mom of three, I often write from the family perspective but I share all that NYC has to offer to all people, not just families.

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