2013 Gift Guide (I love NY)

My first holiday gift guide is for all of us that love New York.  This city of mine is magical and full of possibility.  Whether you live here, visited once, or dream to see it one day, New York holds a special place in many many hearts, and this gift guide is for them.  

1. when you feel the spirit of New York in your fingers, why not show it with nail wraps?
2. fill your cup with New York Cheer from the "about town pitcher"
3. be a well-read New Yorker, or just look like one in this tee
4. nothing screams New York like a good old yellow cab, and this Jonathan Adler needlepoint version is oh so charming!
5. if you can't look out you Upper West Side window to this view, you can hang a copy of it on your wall with this amazing print by Max Wagner
6. show off just how much you heart NY every time you send a text with this charming phone case
7. start your day with a cup of coffee and the New York Skyline with the 212 mug
8. you can keep warm and find your way if you get lost in the city with the "girls about town scarf"
9. cook like the most talented New York chefs, who let you in on the secret recipes of the city's best restaurants in I Love NY: Ingredients and Recipes

Weekend Rewind

This was the perfect weekend to pull me out of my slump.  One of my very best friends, who can always make me laugh, came for a visit.  And laugh we did!  I took her all around the city, from dinner at The Spotted Pig in the West Village, to drinks under the Brooklyn Bridge at Beekman Beer Garden.  Then we ran the Park Avenue City Streets before we boarded a sailboat to cruise the Hudson.  And I still had a little relax/craft time on Sunday.  Check my Etsy shop soon for the little project pictured below.

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Weekend Rewind

This weekend we got to business checking a few items off my Summer Bucket List.  On Friday, we caught a free movie on the Intrepid.  This was by far the coolest outdoor movie venue I've been to.  The Intrepid is an aircraft carrier that was used in World War II, The Cold War and then by NASA.  After duty, the ship was destined for the junk yard, then it was restored and turned into the Sea, Air and Space Museum.  During the movie you are surrounded by a dozen or so fighter planes, the Hudson River in front of you and the skyline behind.  It was a really cool experience.  

Saturday we took our first ride on the Staten Island Ferry and caught a minor league baseball game at Richmond County Bank Ball Park, a charming venue with incredible views of the city.  The Staten Island Yankees lost to the Brooklyn Cyclones in a showdown of the boroughs. 

Sunday we woke up early to jump on the Metro North and spend the day in Beacon, New York.  I had grand visions of brunch, antiquing, the museum and views of the majestic Hudson Valley.  Then, the train wasn't running.  I was pretty bummed, so Kyle surprised me with a back up excursion to the wax museum, Madame Tussauds.  The Time Square attraction was pretty cheesy, but totally fun and worth the trip. 

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