Posts Tagged "manhattan"

christmas in new york

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in holidays, true life: new york | 3 comments

christmas in new york

Seven years in, and I’m realizing that New York and I have a full-on emotionally abusive relationship. As I was walking to the subway after work yesterday, gazing at the lit-up trees and listening to the Christmas carols floating out of the new Brooks Brothers down by my office (no but like, I know it’s Brooks Brothers so how nerdy?, but this place just makes you want to put on your finest tartan scarf and go caroling in your whale-printed pants. ANYWAY.), it hit me. I stick it out in New York year after year for one single thing: Christmas. Yes, May in New York is beautiful. And...

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how to perfect the summer staycation

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in true life: new york, weekend warriors | 1 comment

how to perfect the summer staycation

After a few summers living in Manhattan, hubs and I have come to realize the importance of getting out of the city on the weekends, both to explore and for our own sanity. Unfortunately, budgets (and work schedules) don’t always allow for that, so I’d like to think that we’re also pretty good at city staycations. My biggest advice: get up and get outside. Sleeping in is necessary sometimes, but for a proper staycation to feel effective, wake up and get out the door before 10 am. Go get brunch or grab coffee and a bagel and head to the park. Personally, we’re big fans...

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