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

Five Great Downtown Restaurants to Try

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Finding great restaurants to try in New York is one of my favourite things to do; now I’ve learned not to walk myself into the ground all day and save energy to go out at night! I’ve been to so many good places, but there are still plenty more on the list. Here are five ... 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

Do you send postcards?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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