When you visit a city or country that you would like to live and work, how do you make the leap from tourist visa to resident? Short answer, have brunch at Balthazar. Melanie arrived in NYC with a 3 week visa hoping that it could be longer. During her 1st week in NYC while having coffee at Balthazar, she got a random invite to a BBQ. She told her American friend “I don’t know anyone in the City so I’m just going to go.” Well, following her intuition lead to her first job and 4 years in NYC working for editors from Vogue, Elle, Glamour, etc.