December 2008 archive

December 30th

* It’s a sunny and windy morning in New York I want to come back in the summer when our experiences will be all the more enjoyable. We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge a few days ago when the weather was warm and windy and you could smell the Hudson River and everyone was so […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 1 day to go…The City!!!

Admittedly i have been a bit lazy and pre-occupied to countdown every day…but now the final day is here and i’m so excited!!! I have leaving drinks with dear workfriends tonight and i want to spend the whole evening in revelry with them – but i need to be fresh for my flight at 6am […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 6 days to go…Homestores

In my last post i touched upon the more independent home stores in Brooklyn NY, but i still love the big giants which provide such affordably stylish home treats in the centre of Manhattan. Crate and Barrel is one of my favourite stores specialising in housewares, furniture and home accessories. In the ’60s, a young […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 12 days to go…Williamsburg

I have been reading so much about Williamsburg in Brooklyn lately – which has apparently become the hub of design in Brooklyn and has a thriving art community – also all of its popular design stores are focused in a small area making it so convenient. I love the sound of Loom, Nest and Saved. […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 14 days to go…Soup Dumplings

NOTHING beats a cold winters day in Manhattan than a steaming soup dumpling or ten! In a bustling part of Chinatown sits a tiny eatery that has become famous for its delicious dumplings which come in two fillings pork and crab. These tender pouches, are freshly made to order, each plump dumpling contains a little […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 15 days to go…Greenwich Letterpress

Although i have only visited the store once i have interviewed the lovely owners and feel i know it well – to me this store encompasses my feelings for the city. It represents all that is creative, and quirky about New York, yet has the gentrified and old-fashioned charm that iconifies the city in films. […] Read more…

Sniffles…

I have been feeling under the weather for the last few days, my throat has been sore in the mornings and i have begun sneezing a lot in the flu-like way, although i think i have been keeping it at bay otherwise i would be in the the deep end now…i hope. The flat needs […] Read more…

Countdown to New York 16 days to go…Bleecker Street

‘Thirty dollars pays your rent, on Bleecker Street’…goes the iconic song titled ‘Bleecker Street’ by Simon and Garfunkel – you’d be hard pushed to get a cab from on end to the other for that these days! Bleecker Street is a famous street in Manhattan. The street is a spine that connects the neighborhood popular […] Read more…

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