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NYC Guide: Diptyque West Village

While there are a few Diptyque Paris locations around NYC, the Diptyque West Village boutique on Bleeker Street remains my favorite. If ever a store fit the description of being a little jewel box, this is it. From the curvy and studded table legs, to the dazzling wall treatment, to the amazing light … Read more ››

Photo Essays: Bow Bridge and the San Remo

I’m all tapped out on snow pictures, and nothing has really started blooming in the city yet…so I figured I’d share some pictures that I took back in October and never got around to posting (oops). The Bow Bridge is one of the prettiest landmarks in Central Park, and the area also … Read more ››

Lookalike for Less: Herringbone Blankets

One of these blankets is $358 (for full/queen), while the other is $99 (!). Can you guess which is which?   Read more ››

NYC Guide: Ladurée Soho

The other day I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Ladurée Soho tea salon, their second location in NYC, and one of only three in the entire United States (the other is uptown, and the third is in Miami). In contrast to their petite Madison Avenue boutique, the Ladurée Soho … Read more ››

A Few Good Links

Guys, today is Macaron Day and not gonna lie, I kinda wish I had the day off from work to run around the city sampling free macarons. My only consolation is the fact that I did stuff my face with macarons earlier in the week when I was at Ladurée in … Read more ››

Small Space Living: Why I Love It

It might sound crazy, but I actually enjoy living in a small space. Yes, it comes with certain challenges and restrictions, but I’ve always seen small space living as something to embrace. I think it might be because I grew up having a pretty small bedroom, and I always enjoyed organizing and arranging … Read more ››

Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is something that I’ve always shied away from because I thought I hated it (bad experience in elementary school). However, the other day (actually like a month ago), I was looking for something different to bake, and came upon it in one of my favorite cookbooks. I … Read more ››

NYC Guide: Orwasher’s Bakery

Today I want to give you a peek into an Upper East Side spot that’s filled not only with delicious treats, but history as well: Orwasher’s. The bakery has been a mainstay on the Upper East Side ever since Abraham Orwasher opened it in 1916, baking loaves of bread in a coal-heated … Read more ››

A Few Good Links

Interested in food photography? Check out this interesting NYT Dining section article and video called “Secrets of Food Porn Photos.” The Cliff Notes version: it’s all about lighting, and loving food. Welp, I’ve certainly got the loving food part down pat! Speaking of food – I’ve been listening to this book … Read more ››

Photo Essays: Grove Court

There’s a little hidden enclave in the West Village called Grove Court, which consists of a row of six townhouses behind a locked gate, situated between numbers 10 and 12 Grove Street. Grove Court was constructed in the pre Civil War era (between 1848 and 1852), by a grocer named … Read more ››