Posts Categorised: Inspiration

A taste of NY: The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook

Bergdorf Goodman cookbook

Did you know that each month, the BG Restaurant on the seventh floor of the Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue at 58th serves up 2,500 plates of its signature Gotham Salad? Rumour has it that entire shopping trips are also planned around a lunch of this one dish alone, and that there are ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #3

Greene street gunther building

Next up in our apartment rental fantasy series is this fabulous three-bedroom, two-bathroom Greene Street apartment in Soho’s fashionable Gunther Building, for $18K a month… Recently renovated, all its original pre-War details have been preserved and as well as the huge living and dining space, there’s also a lovely landscaped roof terrace. It’s no surprise ... Keep reading

9 Fun Reasons to do a Trip to New York


The New York on My Mind team (of two!) just got back from its annual New York summer break, hitting the road from Brighton, England and we thought you might like it if we share some of our travel planning notes… 1. Discover a hidden city garden I stumbled on the beautiful Gardens of St ... Keep reading

My New York shopping list

New York shopping list

In just three days time I’ll be making my way across the pond (excited, much?!), and although there are plenty of cultural activities on the agenda, I’ll of course be saving time to hit up my favourite shops. In case you were wondering, here are a few ‘essentials’ on my New York shopping list (so ... Keep reading

Which type of New Yorker are you?


When I’m in New York – or any city I don’t live in for that matter – I will always wonder what type of people live in each area, and where I’d fit in or like to live if I was moving. These infographics used to advertise a new room-mate-finding app from Apartment List showing ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #2

285 West 11th Street

Next up in my apartment rental fantasy series is actually this gorgeous West Village house, not apartment, but it’s too good not to share. Just steps from Bleeker Street, it has three levels, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a big open-plan living/dining/kitchen room with treetop and village views. All for just $30,000 a month! I ... Keep reading

Fabulous Behind-The-Scenes Photos from Mad Men Season Four

Mad Men (Season 5)

When your favourite series ends, typically the denial kicks in first, followed by several other stages of grief and withdrawal. But I’ve come across something that might be able to help us victims suffering from television show withdrawal to deal with their nostalgia. Enter Rolling Stone magazine’s black-and-white behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of Mad ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #1


I usually stay in hotels when I visit New York, but love looking through the apartment rental listings. It’s so addictive and in a recent session, I came across this amazing six-bed, four-bath West Village apartment – on the market for just $50K a month! Totally unattainable (for me anyway!) but a girl can dream, ... Keep reading

The Story of New York in 150 Inspiring Pictures


If you only own one book on New York history, it should be this one. I’ve been interested in Taschen’s travel and photography books for a while now, especially its lust-worthy collection of New York literature, which helps to maintain my obsession with the city – from history, places to eat, shop and stay and ... Keep reading

This is what New Yorkers do… On a Wednesday


Wednesday can be a bit middle of the road. A bit insignificant; a bit nothing-y. But Brooklyn-based (and sometimes New York on My Mind) photographer, Bekka Palmer, and her friend Dave Dawson, have created the perfect mid-week distraction. They go out walking around New York City, talk to New Yorkers to find out what they’re doing ... Keep reading