When Margaret Eby moved from her native Alabama to New York City, like many college freshman before her, she found that her first New York experience revolved around Manhattan. But after graduation she found her way to an apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. "It feels more like home" than other spots she's lived, she says.
I believe in Heaven and Hell. I know the Bible offers a description of both places but I kinda like to think Heaven is just a little bit like Costco. Because I really just love it that effing much. Here are eight reasons why.
I went to Prague looking for castles and old churches, and along the way I stumbled (there are a lot of cobblestones, and discovered a treasure of resale shops.
It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future.
Condition: Style Rut Signs and symptoms of a style rut may include: - Going to your closet to get dressed and thinking "I have nothing to wear" ...
Collaboration between retailers and their restaurant counterparts is not foreign to the major players in New York City shopping. But recently, individual stores have branched into dining as well. A major motivating factor of this trending collaboration is to encourage traditional shopping.
Last-minute gift giving doesn't have to be insincere. Any gift that you want to give has the potential to be more customized and personalized, if only by a simple card letting the recipient know how much they mean to you.
A stroll through any number of Brooklyn neighborhoods quickly confirms that the borough remains the most dynamic location in the country for independent shops, and a hotbed for the designers and makers whose wares make up their inventory.
With Christmas and Hanukkah finally over, I wanted to take some time to talk about the insanity of our holiday gift-giving traditions. From where I sit, the ritual of exchanging stuff is a total waste of time and money.
Emily moved forward as if propelled by a mysterious force of desire. The lingerie department impressed her with its sublimity and grace. She swept past the Gilligan & O'Malley camisoles, robes and nightgowns in pinks and purples, nude Spanx shorts and bins of panties.
This year, I entered the holiday season in a funk. At work and at home, I felt pulled in too many directions. The thought of the holidays seemed overwhelming, and if I'm being completely honest, I really just wanted it to come and go without having to participate at all.
Wanting money for money's sake is bad, but needing money to maintain a certain quality of life is good. But what exactly does that mean? What is this elusive future "life"? And just what does it cost to maintain it?
If you've never visited New York City during the holidays, put it on your list. Right now. There are few places in the world that feel as "Christmassy" as New York.
The good news is that there are some things that are and will always be free, at least for the giver. We can say and do things that cost us nothing while offering something meaningful to others.
They look at you, these women, as you unwrap what they've given because they know your actual reaction will be evident in your facial expression even as your mouth is forming the words "Oh! How wonderful!"
Put your smart phone or iPad down and pay attention to your kids. Spend time doing things with them -- and I'm not talking about fancy ski trips or lavish holiday parties. I'm talking about everyday life kinds of things like wrapping presents, playing a game, or baking Christmas cookies.