Do you send postcards?

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Sending a postcard says a lot about the person willing to spend the time on their holiday choosing the perfect card, writing a nice message, buying a stamp, and navigating the postal system. So here’s an idea: to save time hunting around for the perfect postcard while you’re away, why not take some with you ... Keep reading

My New York: Kirsten Harlow-Foster

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Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, owner of retro-cool Catskills escape, The Arnold House, Kirsten Harlow-Foster inspires us to take time to walk around the West Village ... Keep reading

Let this Instagram Account be your Guide to the West Village

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In her brilliant Instagram feed West Village Life, local resident Jessica Bowers takes photos of beautiful and fascinating places around her neighbourhood, from historical homes and popular coffee shops, to interiors of locals’ apartments and curious shops. She instantly fell in love with the West Village and its residents when she moved here in 2008, ... Keep reading

Lauren Bacall’s New York Fashion Show

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With her wavy brown hair and unforgettable eyebrows, that unmistakable sultry gaze and husky smooth-talking voice, Lauren Bacall was the silver screen’s most distinctive starlet. If looks could kill… (or melt your heart). She became a film noir icon and married 47-year-old Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19. She starred with Betty Grable and ... Keep reading

My New York: Marissa Lippert

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Welcome to another interview in the New York on My Mind series, ‘My New York’. This week, East Village resident and owner of the West Village superfood cafe, Nourish Kitchen + Table, Marissa Lippert, shows us to a secret nature reserve in Brooklyn and reveals the perfect tourist-free spot for brunch. What neighbourhood do you ... Keep reading

Katherine Wolkoff’s deer bed photographs

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I love this idea: Brooklyn photographer, Katherine Wolkoff’s series of deer bed pictures are inspired by the shapes the animals leave behind in the grass after sleeping. Apparently they press down into the grass to make a bed where predators won’t see them. Here’s the story behind them. “My mother’s a naturalist and she mentioned ... Keep reading

SJP takes us on a romantic walk around NY

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New York Magazine recently published a feature on New York after dark, in which it interviewed celebrities on what they get up to in New York at night time. Sarah Jessica Parker tells a story about a funny and romantic walk she took through town with her husband, Matthew Broderick. Sarah Jessica Parker: Before we ... Keep reading

NYC Tips and Etiquette

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It always takes me a day or so to get into the swing of things when I arrive in NY, and this funny illustrated book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette is the perfect way to recap on the unique habits and unspoken rules of the eight million or so people living here. Illustrator Nathan W ... Keep reading

Annie Hall posters

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I love these illustrated Annie Hall posters from Seattle-based artist Mike Oncley. Part of The Hall Collection, there are five to choose from, each celebrating great lines from Woody Allen’s classic movie. I also read a nice interview with Diane Keaton this week; I love her honesty and self-deprecating humour. (Photos via Carina) ... Keep reading