Packing for your next trip to New York City just got a whole lot easier. Fashion retailer Boohoo.com just launched a New York version of their city guides. If you haven’t experienced their guides before, the program leads you through a virtual map of the city, choosing places to eat, drink, shop, and explore. Based on your choices, the program will generate an outfit guide of what you need to wear for those activities. So stop worrying about what to wear, and start packing for your trip to New York City. Continue reading
A persistent fantasy of mine has always been to run away to the romantic city of Paris and open up a flower shop. I’ve never worked with florals before, I could not tell you what is in season right now, and I definitely am not an expert arranger; yet the fantasy continues. There is something so relaxing about working with flowers, whether it is the lingering scent that fills the room, or the brilliant display of color and texture. So when my dear friend Claudia invited me to join a class at Flower Girl, I leapt at the opportunity, dreaming of my soon to come striped awning covered petite boutique.
Living in New York City has many perks: food delivery at all hours of the night, a bodega on every corner, art, theater, design, and performances for every budget, and the ability to make even a simple ferry ride feel like an adventure. Every year the Frieze Art Fair is held on Randall’s Island, located parallel to the east Bronx and conveniently located by Ferry! I had never been to the fair before, but was eager to enjoy the new hours of sunshine and drink up my fill of art.
One of the greatest joys of life in New York City is strolling through its quieter streets on a warm, spring day. One of my favorite neighborhoods to wander through is Manhattan’s West Village. From its picturesque streets and striped awning covered cafes, to its color blocked doorways and proximity to the waterfront, each step brings something more charming than the last.
New York is a wonderful city, teeming with energy and ideas. However, there are times (particularly after a long, bone-chilling winter) that one needs to escape and refresh. With no time for a true getaway, I opted for the next best thing: a visit to my sister’s Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook.