What Are Dos And Don’ts When Moving To The US
Moving to the United States is a big deal. It’s an excellent opportunity for you and your family, but it also comes with its share of challenges as well as rewards. This article will cover some dos and don’ts when moving to the US from another country.
Don’t Take Any Other Job Offers:
In the US, job titles are not always as they appear to be. For example, a position might be called “Assistant Director” but actually entail more responsibility and work than you would expect from that title. Make sure that the job description matches what you want regarding responsibilities, hours and work environment before accepting a position.
If you find yourself taking other job offers while waiting for your visa to be approved (which can take several months), make sure they’re flexible enough to let you quit without penalty when you get your H1-B visa.
Do Your Research:
This applies to any move, especially moving to the US. You need to do a lot of research on the country and culture of the US in general and your specific city. You should also research reputable and trustworthy immigration lawyers, so you have all the legalities and paperwork completed.
You should also research the job market where you plan to live to understand what jobs are available, how competitive those jobs are, and whether or not they pay well enough for your and your family’s needs.
Don’t Arrive In The US Without Health Insurance:
The first rule of law in the United States is that you must be insured. It doesn’t matter if you’re a visitor, an immigrant, or a US citizen: if you live in the US and are not covered by health insurance, then you are breaking the law!
The reason America has such strict laws regarding health care coverage is that it’s one of the most important things anyone can have. Without health coverage, it’s tough for individuals and families from other countries to get jobs (since employers have no way of knowing whether their employee will be able to afford medical expenses after moving here), rent apartments, enrol children into schools (because state-run education systems require proof of insurance before issuing school enrollment forms), apply for green cards (which allow immigrants who want permanent residency status within America), and more. In short, do not arrive without taking steps towards obtaining medical protection during your stay in the US.
Do Get A Green Card Before You Arrive To The US:
When considering moving to the US, it’s essential to understand what you need to do before your trip. One of the most critical things is getting a green card. You need to have this piece of identification to enter the country and be allowed in.
You can apply for a green card online or in person at a USCIS office, depending on what works best for your situation. You can also apply for a green card at one of their field offices if this is more convenient for you.
Even if your visa is valid until after your trip, make sure that it’s still valid when you arrive in America so that there are no issues with entering the country (you might end up having to stay in another country until it expires). If this happens and someone else has already used up all their time waiting around with nothing better than airport food (which isn’t good), they may get angry and upset—and who knows what might happen next.
Don’t Let Your Visa Expire:
Visas are a big deal, so if you’re unsure what yours is, check with an immigration attorney before the expiration date. Your visa will allow you to work legally in the country; without it, you’ll be stuck out at sea—without a job or home. Expiration of a visa can lead to deportation back to where you came from (if it’s waived) or fines as high as $5,000 per day until they issue another one on top of possible jail time and $5 million in penalties depending on how long it took them to get around to giving another one.
Moving to the US is an exciting, adventurous, and rewarding experience, but it can also be quite stressful because of all the preparation that goes into it. So if you’re planning to move to the US soon, ensure you’ve got all your ducks in a row before you arrive!
Sainte Marguerite en Provence Set to Launch at Stylish New York Affair
Three cheers to summer! It means Rosé season is here!
Pernod Ricard USA has announced the launch of Sainte Marguerite en Provence rosé wines in the US market, offering free spirited rosé lovers an avant-garde approach to Provence rosé this summer. We hear that to celebrate there will be a soiree tomorrow where at the private stylish affair glasses will be raised in grand style.
In 1977, Brigitte and Jean-Pierre Fayard discovered Sainte Marguerite in La Londe-les-Maures, Provence, and immediately fell in love with it. They purchased seven hectares of vines and restored the “mas” (traditional farmhouse) surrounded by palm trees, now the symbols of their vineyard. These two self-taught, visionary, determined entrepreneurs identified the potential of Provence rosé wines – well before its rise to popularity in the early 2000s – and have actively contributed to their reputation by adhering to uncompromising quality standards.
Sainte Marguerite en Provence joined Pernod Ricard’s portfolio of premium wines and spirits in late 2022 and makes its debut in the US market ahead of National Rosé Day on June 10. Sainte Marguerite en Provence is characterized by a family history based on passion, high standards and a vision for the wines of Provence. Sainte Marguerite en Provence has two signature rosé wines – Symphonie and Fantastique – beloved for their finesse and elegance.
The Sainte Marguerite en Provence vineyard is a unique site of around 200 hectares, consisting of 11 plots spread over 22 kilometers, situated in one of the best Côtes-de-Provence AOC terroirs. This diversity of terroirs – including the famous La Londe, facing the Iles d’Or – offers a complete aromatic palette for blending Sainte Marguerite wines. This remarkable vineyard has been crafted patiently, over time, to suit the quality of the terroirs and the selection of grape varieties. Château Sainte Marguerite is also striking in appearance, with modern infrastructure of cement and glass alongside impressive walls of pink and orange, complementing the extraordinary taste and quality of its creations.
Out of the 17 grape varieties present in Provence, Sainte Marguerite en Provence has chosen three to blend its rosés. Grenache is its signature varietal, while Cinsault and Rolle have been selected for their complementary qualities. Grenache brings uniform elegance and fruity aromatic intensity. Cinsault expresses itself finely and delicately. Rolle (or Vermentino in Italian) completes the aromatic structure of subtle fruitiness. Planted according to the soil types and plot orientations, these three varietals form the style that differentiates Sainte Marguerite en Provence wines, which are popular for their elegance and finesse.
“Our top priorities at the vineyard are respect for the environment, our customers and our staff. This echoes the standards that guide us in everything we do. We gained knowledge of the different terroirs while building up the vineyard. Over 46 years, we’ve learned how to understand them in order to express their best qualities,” Olivier Fayard, Sainte Marguerite en Provence CEO and Winemaker, said. “We could have created traditional rosé wines, but we decided to go against the grain. This is all part of the heritage and positioning of Sainte Marguerite. The hallmark of a great wine producer is to know how to think outside the box and continually evolve.”
Symphonie Rosé: The Symphonie cuvée exemplifies an established savior-faire. It offers a harmonious composition distinguished by finesse, fresh notes and a generous aromatic profile, making this rosé a perfect introduction to the House style. Symphonie is a delicate shimmering pink color with a light, airy nose of citrus and white peach aromas.
Fantastique Rosé: Fantastique Rosé is the only organic Cru Classé in Côtes de Provence. This certified organic and vegan fine rosé wine is balanced, structured and precise. Fantastique Rosé is blended from Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino grapes from the best parcels of the Château Sainte Marguerite vineyard. Tasting notes include peach, pear, citrus, floral notes and other exotic flavors.
Sainte Marguerite rosé wines do not conform to a moment, a place, or even a season. They can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with dinner in a gourmet restaurant. They go well with the flavors of Southern European cuisine as well as more exotic inspirations. Learn more at smpwines.com or following @saintemargueriteenprovence on Instagram.
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The Mayor of Times Square Visits Mexican Hotspot Temerario
There’s a cool, sophisticated, yet casual vibe restaurant getting a lot of attention in Chelsea these days at the newly renovated Temerario, the ground-breaking Mexican hotspot in Chelsea, boasting one of NYC’s more serious Mexican menus. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Eduardo Santos who has worked in Michelin starred restaurants.
I sat down with owner Jorge Guzman, a successful restaurateur who started in NYC with Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana, in New York’s West Village. In 2014 he opened the contemporary Mexican restaurant The Black Ant in the East Village. In 2017, he opened Lamano, a Spanish wine bar next to Temerario. In 2018, came Lamano West Village.
What is the idea behind this concept? What inspired you to put together Temerario?
The Temerario name means fearless. It’s like a daredevil, daring you to do something different. The concept…we went modern, industrial…we wanted to get this Meatpacking District vibe. Making it fit into a fun Mexican restaurant.
What can I expect here that I would not find in any other Mexican restaurant in America?
We try to mix traditional Mexican with a touch of New York and a twist of modernity. Usually you don’t see a lot of Mexican restaurants with the look that we have. Industrial with green ceiling so at nighttime you get this really nice nightlife vibe. You see metal plates on the wall, neon signs, beautiful bar, dark tables. We have a great Happy Hour. Outdoor seating on both the 8th Avenue and 20th Street sides of the restaurant. We have Lunch, Dinner and Brunch. Brunch is from 11am to 3:30pm with bottomless mimosas. We do Happy Hour from 4 til 7pm every day. Dinner til 11.
What is the inspiration behind the menu? What do you enjoy most about your cooking?
We don’t do regional Mexican cooking. We do all over the country. The concept is more similar to a Mexico City restaurant, since they utilize all the regions in their cooking. Different flavors from different regions. What we really focus on here is the presentation, even if the dishes are a little traditional, they will look very modern in look. Less ingredients, but more techniques.
Do you serve tableside guacamole? What makes your guacamole different from other Mexican restaurants?
The guacamole comes to the table already made. It is made with avocado, onion, cilantro, serrano, pickled jalapeño. It is served with the whole tostados and not chips. We don’t buy any sauce or tortillas. All the tortillas, masas, moles and salsas are made in-house for maximum freshness and flavor.
What is the most popular dish in the restaurant?
Carnitas Tacos (made with Pork confit, mango-habanero salsa, chicharrón, pickled onion).
What is appealing about your bar?
As you can see, our bar looks very much like a nightlife cocktail bar, with smoked mirror in the back, neon lights. At nighttime it looks very intimate, cozy, sexy. Very artisanal cocktails. We try to use small batches, brands. The bar program is made by a Michelin star bar manager, earned at Claro in Brooklyn. Our bar program is elevated from other Mexican restaurants.
What changes have you seen in Chelsea since you opened the restaurant?
The area is getting better. It has better nightlife. Famous chefs are coming in. It’s getting to be like the West Village. You have the High Line just a few blocks away at 14th & 8th and also 16th & 8th.
What is your favorite dish and why?
One of my favorites is the Aguachile Negro(Sea bass, charred aguachile, jícama, cucumber). It’s like a Mexican ceviche. A little more spicy. It’s very good for the summer, very refreshing. The others are the tacos, very popular here.
What demographic do you attract?
More adult than some of my other restaurants. We get a lot of people from Google and Twitter since their headquarters are nearby.
Anything else you would like to add?
We plan to have Latin nights with DJ’s every Friday. We do pop-up events every two months which are one night dinners with famous chefs from Latin America.
Other favorites include: Quesadillas with corn tortilla, queso oaxaca, salsa martajada; Flautas – Chicken tinga, salsa tatemada, cabbage, crema, queso fresco; Ensalada De Tomato – Dried chili vinaigrette, epazote requesón, baby gem lettuce;. Taco lovers will be ecstatic with a choice of: Tacos De Pescado – Masa tempura, coleslaw, salsa tatemada, jalapeño cream; Tacos Al Pastor – Roasted chicken pastor, guacachile, pineapple, pickled onion; Tacos Carne Asada – steak, avocado, salsa martajada, caramelized onions; Tacos De Hongos – Portobello mushrooms, salsa pasilla, red cabbage. Main dishes are highlighted by: Pescado Zaradeado – Red snapper, mole amarillito, mexican rice, tortillas; Enchiladas Verdes – Corn tortilla, braised chicken, roasted tomatillo salsa, crema, queso fresco; Enmoladas – Mole negro oaxaqueño, braised chicken, queso fresco, crema, onions; Carne Asada – Sirloin steak, shishito pepper, cauliflower puree, tamarindo demi-glace. The menu is also suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Lunch Mon to Fri 12 til 3pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 4 to 11pm; Fri & Sat 4 til 12am. Happy Hour every day from 4 to 7pm.. Brunch Sat & Sun from 11 to 3:30p. 198 8th Ave at the corner of 20 St., 212-645-2100, www.temerarionyc.com
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Rosie O’Grady’s To Shut Down
COVID takes down another victim. Rosie O’Grady’s, located on 7th Avenue and West 52nd Street along with its event space, Manhattan Manor, will shut its doors on July 1st. For over 43 years the steak and seafood restaurant was a favorite of theatre goers. Owner Mike Carty rent of over $3 million per year as a significant burden has made it impossible to sustain business operations. Carty’s has also made it clear that he plans to re-open the establishment somewhere else.
Neil Diamond, who was a customer for over two decades, stated “It honestly broke my heart.”
SL Green and Carty had been in a rent dispute that went to arbitration. The panel ruled in SL Green’s favor, who plans on seeking another tenant for the space.
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Start You Up This Morning with The Rolling Stones and Keurig
For coffee lovers who love to rock, we love the new Keurig partnership with The Rolling Stones. Of course, we all wish we had a summer break like being a kid again, but for the adult who has to report to work duty in the morning we could not think of a more splendid thing!
The limited edition “Start Me Up” iced coffee kit makes the perfect cup of coffee to jump start you day and will have you singing all day long. A special blend made just for this edition has a nutty roast that’ll start you up with electrifying notes of strawberry.
Each of the “Start Me Up” iced coffee kits includes a custom designed K-Iced brewer and tumbler, “Start Me Up” K-Cup Pods designed to be perfect over ice, as well as access to an exclusive Spotify playlist curated by the iconic band to rock out to while you sip.
It will start you up in a way you never knew possible! The kits are available to purchase on Keurig.com.
The Language of Spring: Understanding the Meanings Of Popular Blooms
The language of flowers is a powerful symbol of expressing emotion. As spring continues, you may be enticed by a colorful tulip delivery at your local florist or market. Behind every bloom is a distinct meaning that can convey serious sentiments and bring joy and solace alike. Here, we will uncover the stories behind six of the most popular spring flowers so you can give your loved ones the perfect gift this season.
What Do Flowers Tell Us?
Flowers have captivated us throughout the ages with their beauty, vibrant colors, and sweet scent. From ancient mythology to more contemporary literature, the symbolic language of flowers has been associated with expressing emotion, surprise, and joy. But have you ever wondered what each flower is trying to tell us? What secrets lie beneath these delicate blooms? We will explore what flowers mean and how they can help communicate feelings in an eloquent yet intimate way.
Tulips: Symbolizing Happiness
SA tulip delivery is a sure way to brighten someone’s day. This versatile flower comes in many varieties, including late winter and spring blooms, and is associated with expressing happiness. Pairs perfectly with other early spring blooms such as daffodils and hyacinths for an extra special bouquet!
Daffodils: Proclaiming New Beginnings
Brightly lit yellow petals of daffodils signify new beginnings in life. Their fresh color palette speaks to a seasonal rebirth, helping us celebrate all the potential that lies ahead. Perfect for those embarking on new journeys or looking to make fresh starts this spring!
Ranunculus: Expressing Ardent Attraction
Ranunculus are multicolored blooms that express intense attraction with their delicate layers of ruffled petals. This eye-catching flower draws admiration wherever it goes and is often used at weddings as a sign of passionate love between two people.
Freesias: Representing Innocence & Friendship
Freesias are thought to represent innocence and friendship due to their light fragrance that evokes feelings of purity and warmth when gifted. A fitting bouquet for any occasion where strong bonds are at play: whether between parents, siblings, or friends!
Hyacinths Conveying Playfulness & Joy
The vibrancy behind hyacinths embodies joyful playfulness like no other flower can – so much so that they were dedicated to Apollo in Greek mythology who represented youthful exuberance! Gift these sprightly blooms to any lover of life who enjoys living every day like it is full of endless possibilities!
Peonies: Representing Romance & Good Fortune
Last but not least, peonies come packed with symbolism representing good fortune, compassion, romance, and even bashfulness. It is no wonder these flowers (which can weigh up to 2 pounds!) have been revered since ancient times as symbols of wealth and beauty making them perfect for expressing your heartfelt love this season!
Bonus: Boost Your Knowledge about the World of Flowers
For those looking to explore flowers in greater depth and discover more of their hidden messages, several books offer a wealth of knowledge. From growing flowers to caring for them in vases to learning the language of flowers, these books can provide invaluable insight into the world of blooms. After all, it is always curious to find out more about the meanings behind the lovely bouquets that we give and receive.
The Language Of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a remarkable book that delves into the Victorian traditions associated with different types of flowers. Through poignant stories, readers gain a better understanding of why certain blooms have taken on such powerful meanings over time.
The Flower Expert by Dr. D. G.Hessayon is another great resource for mastering the art of flower care. Covering topics ranging from flower selection and cutting techniques to creating bespoke mixed bouquets, this book offers step-by-step instructions on how best to care for your flowers so they can last longer in your home or garden.
Grow, Harvest, & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms from Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden is a must-have guide for any aspiring florist or home gardener. This book takes you through the basics of flower gardening and arranging so you can create beautiful bouquets with your home-grown blooms. From seed selection to harvesting techniques, it provides a comprehensive how-to manual on growing stunning seasonal flowers.
Flowers are truly magical gifts that unlock deeper emotional connections through their various meanings. Taking the time to consider which type best reflects what you wish to express helps create meaningful gifts that last much longer than their shelf life. With their amazing semantic and aesthetic value, flowers have everything necessary to offer both the giver and the receiver the pleasure associated with their timeless language this springtime!
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