Ever used a bookshelf as a room divider? If you live in an apartment in a big city, such as New York City, Chicago or San Francisco, then chances are you’ve certainly either done it or considered it. Because every single square foot is at a high premium! Especially if you are renting either your …

25 Creative Ideas for using Bookshelves as Room Dividers

Because your studio apartment have small space, doesn’t mean it has to feel like a tiny dorm room. But with a little space planning and the right decor, you can maximize every square inch of your place. Try to design and… Continue Reading →

Written by a local New Yorker, this is a complete NYC guide! Everything You Need to Know for your first visit to New York City.

Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit to New York City

Planning New York City Travel? This is a complete NYC guide with itinerary tips, things to do, where to stay, & more + A FREE NYC Cheat Sheet to take with you on your trip!

The Persistence of Memory (1931) ~ Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali Brian and I saw this painting in St Pete. We loved Dali.

Cardamom Crumb Cake ~ this moist and pillowy New York style crumb cake takes coffee cake to a whole new level with the subtle warmth of cardamom! ~ 3C all purpose flour,  2C sugar,  1 Tbsp baking powder,  1/2 tsp salt,  1 Tbsp cardamom,  3/4C unsalted butter (12 Tbsp),  2/3C milk,  2 large eggs,  1/3C sour cream or plain Greek yogurt,  1 tsp vanilla extract

Must Veganize - Cardamom Crumb Cake ~ this moist and pillowy New York style crumb cake takes coffee cake to a whole new level with the subtle warmth of cardamom.

Here is one of the most popular recipes The Times has ever published, courtesy of Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery. It requires no kneading. It uses no special ingredients, equipment or techniques. And it takes very little effort — only time. You will need 24 hours to create the bread, but much of this is unattended waiting, a slow fermentation of the dough that results in a perfect loaf. (Ruby Washington/The New York Times)

No-Knead Bread

Here is one of the most popular recipes The Times has ever published, courtesy of Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery. It requires no kneading. It uses no special ingredients, equipment or techniques. And it takes very little effort — only time.

New York Film Academy takes a look at gender inequality in film

Gender Inequality In Film Is Still Disheartening

The New York Film Academy has put together this informative infographic demonstrating the gender inequality endemic in film-making. But there’s some hope. Courtesy of: New York Film Academy

When we first decided we were going to New York, we decided to only take 3-4 days. That 3-4 days became 6 days…and then 8 days. With limited time off work – only 3 weeks a year – deciding to spend so much time in one place is a difficult decision. But, as we researched what we wanted to do and see, we realized that we would be lucky to fit in all in – even in 8 days! Here is our New York City One-Week Itinerary.

New York City One-Week Itinerary

Map of New York City Neighborhoods  (for when we're able to take them to NY for ballet)

A neighborhood map of NYC. Midtown East features the Elysee Hotel, Midtown hosts the Library Hotel, Kips Bay has Hotel Giraffe and the Theater District is home to the Casablanca Hotel.

Armário cápsula, dicas de como combinar peças, como fazer looks em viagens, consumo consciente, muitas combinações e várias maneiras de vestir.

What to Pack for New York City - Packing Light Winter

What to Pack for New York City it is a 10 day packing light list and can easily be made for less or more days. In NYC the month of December is usually cool but not too cold yet, wet, and slushy.

We're gonna give it a try!!! New York-Style Bagels | New York-Style Bagels Recipe | The Sophisticated Gourmet

New york-style bagel

New York-Style Bagel Recipe - "This bagel recipe doesn’t require a rocket scientist (sorry rocket scientists reading this… I like the saying!) to make the recipe. The bagels are awesome fresh out of the oven, but when they’re toasted…

NYT Cooking: In this Provençal rendition of pan-cooked chicken breasts, the mushrooms take on and added dimension of flavor as they deglaze the pan with the help of one of their favorite partners, dry white wine.

Lemon and Garlic Chicken With Mushrooms

NYT Cooking: Lemon and Garlic Chicken With Mushrooms In this Provençal rendition of pan-cooked chicken breasts, the mushrooms take on and added dimension of flavor as they deglaze the pan with the help of one of their favorite partners, dry white wine.

Like slow-cooked onions, slow-cooked cabbage takes on color, becoming meltingly tender and sweet. Because of the bulk of the potatoes, this gratin makes a satisfying vegetarian main dish, though it certainly works just as well as a side. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

Cabbage and Potato Gratin

NYT Cooking: Like slow-cooked onions, slow-cooked cabbage takes on color, becoming meltingly tender and sweet. Because of the bulk of the potatoes, this gratin makes a satisfying vegetarian main dish, though it certainly works just as well as a side.

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