Posts in New York City Life
My Inspiration Board for Our New Brooklyn Heights Apartment

We lucked into the PERFECT apartment in Brooklyn Heights, so on June 1st we’ll be packing up all of our things and making a new home in a new borough. I was very anti-Brooklyn for about 20 minutes when we moved here.

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9 Reasons Off-Broadway is the Best Place to See New Theater

There is nothing like live theater. Does anybody else cry a little bit, even during the happiest moments in the show, because the power of performance just totally knocks you on your overly-emotional butt? Just me? Fine.

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These Stunning Mansion Ruins in the New York Forest Are Just an Hour from Manhattan

It's an eerie feeling to stand among the stacked stone of the great room walls and trace the intricate tile work around the still-standing hearths. Photo via Instagram @jessicasoderstrom

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This Historic Cafe in Greenwich Village Brought the First Cappuccino to the United States

The coffee shop has nearly a century of history on MacDougal Street, including the credit for bringing the original cappuccino to the United States in the 1920s.

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The Best Vacuum Bag for Storing Winter Clothes and Bulky Blankets in a Tiny Apartment

Stashing away winter jackets and heavy seasonal bedroom blankets is the most challenging storage task because these things take up more space than their summery counterparts. The Compactor storage bags are my new storage obsession.

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Behind the Appointment Only Doors of the Salon at Tiffany & Co's Flagship Store

Would I be chased out for very obviously not fitting the socio-economic profile of Tiffany's top clientele? Should I wear a black dress and pearls a la Audrey Hepburn? Can I please try on the big, sparkly diamonds if I promise to give them back? Regardless of my questions, I quickly accepted the invite. 

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