Category Archives: Shopping

Best Places to Holiday Shop in the East Village

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and there are some great spots to find unique gifts in my neighborhood. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. Exit 9 Gift Emporium – 51 AVENUE A This is the … Continue reading

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How to entertain your friends in NYC

When friends visit from out of town, you want to show them a great time without spending a fortune. It can be stressful to keep visitors happy, fed and not broke. With a flexible plan and a bit of luck, … Continue reading

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Summertime markets and festivals

As I’m approaching my third summer in NYC, I can’t wait to dive into the summer festivals and street markets that go on nearly every weekend. It’s a fun way to get out of the apartment, people-watch, and indulge in … Continue reading

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Summer road tripping: To Maine and back in 3 days

With limited vacation time and funds, summer road tripping seems beyond reach for many New Yorkers. I’m lucky to have parents (who have cars) living in nearby Connecticut, and I borrowed some wheels for a weekend getaway to Maine. I … Continue reading

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Perfect Day in Park Slope

I wanted to do something fun and different over President’s Day weekend, but unfortunately lack of funds left me stranded in NYC. But not to fear – Heather and I hopped on the F train for a fun day of … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite things: Part 2

I recently discovered another awesome holiday market in NYC: The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park. While the shops are more of the same, it’s worth a visit for the food and ice skating. I didn’t brave the ice myself, but … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite things…

Get into the NYC holiday spirit and stop by the 18th annual Union Square Holiday market. Open each year from mid-November through Christmas Eve, the market is the perfect place to scoop up unique holiday gifts of every variety– jewelry, warm-weather gear, … Continue reading

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