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    Street Eats In Bangkok, Thailand

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    When people ask what the most memorable thing we did in Bangkok was, the first thing out of my mouth is, “Drink coffee from a food truck in an alley while wearing PJ’s*!”  Ok, yes, we saw lots of amazing temples, Buddahs drenched in gold, ate at the top of the world’s highest outdoor restaurant…but […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I’d like you to meet Louisiana Macaroni and Cheese, the dish that puts all other mac-n-cheese in the outer boroughs above the Mason Dixon Line to shame.  Sugar Freak, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me. xoxo, Jess    

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    A Stroll At The MET With “Walks Of New York”

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The great cities of the world – Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul – are true walking cities. I proudly add New York City to this illustrious list of capital cities. In order to know a city, you HAVE to walk its streets.  It’s that simple. Subways, railroads, cars, metros and buses will get you from here […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Kings’ Carriage House

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    After the delightful time we had at Lady Mendl’s, my mother-in-law suggested that we take NYC by the horns and visit every reputable tea parlor in all five boroughs, featuring the best ones here. Never one to turn down an adventure (or macaroons), it took all of 2 seconds for me to commend her brilliant […]

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    Jump, Jump!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    I still remember the excitement of my sisters and I as we peaked out the window on Christmas eve and saw that Santa had delivered the greatest thing ever: our very own trampoline! Many an afternoon was spent on that thing, which miraculously never felt like exercise.  Which is why I got super excited when […]

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    24 Hours In Hawley, Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Living in NYC, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings and book signings that the entire community comes out to support, and antique shops that still have […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Dearest NYC, Putting a Vive la Crepe! in the basement of the Plaza Hotel?! Now there’s the ticket to this NYer’s heart! xoxo, Jess  

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    A Conversation With A Dreamer

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Victoria Milo is a Long Island native currently working in advertising but her natural passion lies in the arts where she expresses “individuality and creative beauty” with oils on a canvas. Although she is a remarkable artist, she says she never really considered herself an artist until March 1st, when her painting collection titled The […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Houston Hall

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Thursday night in the city and you want to know where all the cool kids are?  Head downtown to Houston Street, and chances are you’ll hear them before you see them. (yes.  it’s loud.  but embrace it and you’ll have a good time, promise.) Houston Hall is, by Manhattan standards, a ginormous beer hall decked […]

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    5 NYC-Centric Apps We Can’t Live Without

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty chihuahua* iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this life changing amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think how I navigated my way around the city before!  (Blackberry, you’ll always […]

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Feb
7

FoodPorn Friday: Lady Mendl’s

“Thank goodness we didn’t bring the guys, they would have broken something by now for sure.” So speaks my mother-in-law at the Tea Salon.  My response?  ”Truth!” (…in a British accent, of course…I mean, we are at a tea salon!) With course after course of crumpets and finger sandwiches and the most precious tea pots […]

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Feb
5

Stay Toasty At These 5 NYC Fireplace Bars

Valentine’s Day can be stressful for us demanding New Yorkers, especially if we don’t plan ahead. Getting reservations at the perfect restaurant is not ideal on this day. But with these cold winter nights, it may be a good idea to try some of the places in the city that take a different approach at […]

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Feb
3

Your NYC February 2014

If there was ever a month to snuggle at home with Seamless and Netflix, February is it.  But there are some pretty cool happenings going on throughout the next few weeks, so layer up and show that Polar Vortex who’s boss.  Here’s a few of our February faves:     FREE Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!: […]

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Romeo and Juliet
Jan
31

“Romeo And Juliet” Goes To The Movies + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Jaclyn!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! In case you didn’t catch Orlando Bloom in the stage production of Romeo and Juliet, super exciting news: for a limited run, you can catch the Broadway performance […]

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Jan
29

New Yorker Moments

What a month!  We kicked off 2014 touring Southeast Asia on our honeymoon, which the hubby managed to keep a secret until we arrived at JFK to the gate for Singapore.  For an over-planner like me, this was seriously the best idea ever, because I didn’t have to organize, stress, or think about a thing […]

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