Posts Categorised: Inspiration

Empire State Building light show

For three hours last Saturday night, the Empire State Building was used a backdrop for a dramatic light show which saw the faces of 160 endangered animals, and Cecil the Lion, beamed onto its facade using 40 projectors. The spectacle was the result of a collaboration between the Oceanic Preservation Society and the filmmakers behind ... Keep reading

5 Tips for Navigating the Subway

mastering the new york subway

When it comes to navigating the New York City Subway, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. I’ve ended up on an Express train by accident, been caught up in weekend line closures, gone in the wrong entrance countless times over and headed Uptown when I wanted to go Downtown. I’ve done it all! But ... Keep reading

A Curious Pocket Guide to the High Line

the high line field guide pocket guide

As someone who tries to write a guide to New York, enjoys searching for off-beat places among other things, and likes the idea that travel isn’t about where you go but how to see the world, I can seriously relate to the language of this curious pocket guide to the High Line. I guess you ... Keep reading

People Reading on the Subway

reading on the subway

In her brilliant blog, the Underground New York Public Library, Ourit Ben-Haim takes pictures of people reading on the subway – everything from The Great Gatsby to Star Wars to the Bible. The photos are beautifully crisp and the readers always look completely engrossed. (Above: The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston ... Keep reading

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

My 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

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