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    Red Eye Of Love + Giveaway

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Happy September, readers!  How was everyone’s Labor Day weekend?!  We’re excited to be teaming up with a new musical comedy, Red Eye Of Love, and to be offering free tickets to a lucky subscriber! Super simple to enter…if you’re already a UsedYorkCity subscriber, you’re automatically entered!  And if not, take a few seconds to subscribe […]

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    5 Inexpensive Ways To Spruce Up Your Tiny NYC Bathroom

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    In prepping to move into our new place, I’ve been obsessing over my favorite design blogs and magazines (okay, mostly Pinterest) for ideas on how to liven up tiny bathrooms.  In the end, we’ll probably keep it pretty minimalist, but here are a few of my favorite ideas for making tiny NYC apartments feel a […]

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    5 Ways To Make Girlfriends In NYC

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Whether you’re new in the city or have lived here for forever and are looking to broaden your social circle, meeting quality girlfriends and creating long lasting friendships is equal parts art and science.  True, you MAY just stumble into a bar one night and find the Samantha to your Carrie, the Serena to your […]

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    10 Of Manhattan’s Best Green Spaces Beyond Central Park

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    As the dog days of summer approach, make the most out of these last bits of sunshine in some of Manhattan’s best green spaces that are perhaps not as well known (or crowded!) as our crown jewel, Central Park. 1. The smallest park in all of NYC, located in the heart of the Upper West […]

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    From The Lips Of A Local

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Our featured New Yorker today is Alan!  Brooklyn native and bootcamp guru, we’re excited to bring you a slice of Alan’s NYC!   Name: Alan Courtenay Occupation: I’m an NASM Certified Fitness Expert , CEO and Founder of NYC Boot Camp. I consider myself a master at training individuals to improve their bodies and minds through progressively encouraging […]

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    Suck At 2nd Languages? Me Too, But There’s Hope…!

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    I’ve been kicking my language learning into overdrive this summer.  We’re going to the motherland (i.e. Bosnia) next week, and there’s nothing quite so inspiring to get past the “Hi, how are you?/Zdravo, kako ste?” than knowing you’ll be hanging out with your husband’s 80 year old grandmother.  I needed to master Bosnian small talk, […]

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    UYC’s Book Club: Unorthodox

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Okay, remember when we were going to read Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York back in MAY?  ::hangs head in shame::  Well, here’s the thing…despite it’s great reviews, I just couldn’t get into it.  And boy did I try!  I started and restarted that book several times over the last 3 months and […]

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    Treasure Hunting At Brooklyn Flea

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    We’re in the process of prepping to move into our new apartment.  (I say “prepping” because, although our lives have been packed into boxes for the last 2 months, the small renovations that were needed are moving at the speed of smell.  Ahh, hopefully by end of summer…!)  During the giveaway/sell/packing process, we made a […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I finally made it to your hidden waterfall in Midtown!  Considered such a hidden gem, in fact, that they discourage tourists and locals alike from snapping photos, with a giant “No Photography” sign at the entrance (but…I got a quick one in, albeit a giant head is in the way.  Shh, don’t tell!) […]

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    5 Ways To Explore Las Vegas Off The Strip

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    {that time I won 10 cents} My hubby and I love Vegas.  Love, love, love.  And not for the traditional reasons, either.  We don’t gamble (well, maybe ONE blackjack table for kicks!) nor do we party like it’s 1999 anymore (hey, 30′s!).  But the glitz!  The glamour!  The hotels!  The pools!  The heat!  The BUFFETS! […]

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Apr
25

5 Of The Sweetest NYC Candy Shops

If you’ve had your share of the same-old, same-old Easter candies, (peeps, chocolate eggs and jelly beans, I’m talking to you), take a walk with me to discover some of NYC’s unique candy shops that will give a fresh spin on your favorite sweets. I started my journey in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn where I was […]

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Apr
24

New Yorker Moments

Sunshine!  Flowers!  The return of trench coats and ballet flats!  (Can you tell someone is a little bit happy about spring finally making it’s gorgeous appearance in the Big Apple?) To kick things off we traveled to Bermuda for the long Easter weekend, an amazing little paradise and less than a 2 hour flight from […]

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Apr
23

Street Eats In Bangkok, Thailand

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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Apr
22

Postcards To NYC

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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Apr
21

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

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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Apr
18

FoodPorn Friday: Kings’ Carriage House

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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Apr
17

Jump, Jump!

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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Apr
16

24 Hours In Hawley, Pennsylvania

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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Apr
15

Postcards To NYC

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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Apr
14

A Conversation With A Dreamer

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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