Growing up in Montana, Julia Smith never met an adventure she didn’t like. Whether hiking boots or high heels are called for, she’s primed to take on the city and beyond.
After eating her way through The Bay Area and exploring the redwoods and beaches of California, she settled in New York City. Julia may have traded her wild west for an urban jungle, but she retains her desire for unearthing the very best in new experiences.
In NYC, her ability to discover more genuine and exiting escapades has proved particularly useful.
Julia knows a lot about:
- Delicious red wine
- Adventures of all sorts
Julia's Special Recommendations
"Don’t leave NYC without a quiet viewing of the city lights on a midnight stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge."
10Best Lists by Julia Smith
June 3, 2013
10best has scoured the city for the only nightlife you can't miss. Luckily, New York features every kind of nightlife you might desire and does it better than you can imagine. Here are the ten life changing nightlife experiences you can only have in NYC.
June 3, 2013
If you are in search of the best rated, most highly sought after meals in the United States and the world, this is the list for you. From French fine dining to Japanese fusion, we have you covered. We even recommend a few trips out to the boroughs because delicious food isn’t exclusive to Manhattan. Juicy steak your first choice? Don’t worry. We threw in the place with the most highly praised cuts around. Most hotspots on this list are hard to get a seat in, so reserve in advance and plan to spend. Cheaper options are sometimes available in the form of lunch or pre fixe, but it can still be pricy. They may not be the cheapest, but for the best rated restaurants in the country, both by restaurant guides and amateur online “food paparazzi,” you have come to the right place.
March 26, 2013
Pizza has undergone a revelation in recent years in New York. Dough experts and cheese makers are revamping the traditional pies with creative new ideas and breathing new life into established ideas about pizza. Even so, some of the old-world Italian pizzerias still have what it takes to compete. Whatever your preference, we have both options narrowed down to the best. Grab a slice and dig in.
December 12, 2012
Heaping portions that definitely will not break the bank are a staple the city. Whether you crave pastrami of salami, salty cured meats, creamy cheeses, spicy mustard and crunchy fresh baked bread melt in your mouth at these beloved New York Delis. Some offer full service (and even performing waiters) while others are more casual or take out only, but all bring traditional techniques to creating perfectly delicious sandwiches, soups and specialty foods.
Articles by Julia Smith
November 26, 2012
No temporary New Yorker should leave the city without experiencing the odd mix of turn of the century architecture and 1960's Bohemian culture embodied by the western side of Greenich Village (or "The Village" as city dwellers refer to it). Once home to Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas and E.E. Cummings, the West Village has been the undisputed center of cultural rebellion in NYC for decades.
October 30, 2012
October 11, 2012
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is practically synonymous for holiday cheer, inner warmth and the kick-off of winter in the United States. This year, the 86th installment of the iconic parade is set to be the best yet. If this is your first time attending, you are in for a treat. 10 Best helps to set you on the right course to the best parade viewing spots, and we'll even let you in on the well-kept secret pre-parade event: the balloon inflation the night before the parade.
September 30, 2012
Nothing says Halloween like zombies, real live ghosts and million-dollar costume contests. Pick the scenario that scares your socks off, then pack your bags . . . . with fake blood, shredded clothes and all the rest of it.
September 19, 2012
Take a mini-vacation to Oyster Bay for the annual Long Island Oyster Festival. Yummy seafood and romantic fun abound October 13-14, 2012. A must for any seafood lover.
July 31, 2012
In a city with seemingly unlimited options for everything, and a particularly diverse set of dining options, you may wonder how a new restaurant gets to be a big deal. The answer, at least in the case of Pok Pok NY, is that you’ve never had Thai like this. Don’t think about missing this summer’s hottest opening; it’s worth the trek to Brooklyn.
July 2, 2012
The 2012 US Open in New York's Queens delights fans as the best professional tennis players in the world fight for the trophy. Read on for insider tips on cheaper admissions and kid's day, as well as alternative options.