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Expat Eyes

When you live in a foreign country, you see it through expat eyes. It's a special lens which allows you to see things that natives don't see. When I lived in Tokyo, I was fascinated with all sorts of things that the Japanese people took for granted, and didn't find particularly interesting, like vending machines, ...

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Dermaplane: The Muffin of Beauty Secrets

Muffins allow us to eat cake at breakfast without guilt. It's the same idea with dermaplaning. I can have my face shaved without admitting that I shave my face. I've been dermaplaning since I lived in Japan - Japanese women have been shaving for years, and they have the most beautiful skin I've ever seen. ...

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Snowboots and Sunscreen: Spring in NYC

The week started with lunch on Monday at La Mercerie a retail restaurant in Soho created by the team behind Le Coucou (my favorite restaurant in NYC). I went with two friends who are home stagers, who love all things design related. It was packed with fashionable diners, the food was good (but don't come hungry as the portions ...

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Boogie Wonderland

Last night, after a dinner party with friends, and an alcohol-impaired session of the Name Game, our group went dancing. I love to dance, and as you get older, your opportunities become limited to weddings and bar-mitzvahs. When I read about the recent opening of Retro Club NYC a dance club that catered to people my ...

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Paris Unplanned

I'm laughing as I type in the title to this post because anyone who knows me knows I would never go to Paris without planning. However, I kept the scheduled activities to a minimum. Tom and I had an entire week to ourselves in Paris, and I wanted it to be as spontaneous as possible. We'd been ...

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Paris Prep

I'd hoped to be writing this week's blog entry from Paris, where Tom and I planned to spend Valentine's week, but Air France had other plans. Our flight was canceled last night with no warning, most likely due to the record-breaking snow that has blanketed the city of light, but hopefully, we'll get out this ...

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Points of View

I have no business hanging out in FiDi. I have no job that takes me there, nor any other reason to take the 6 train to Fulton Street, and yet I find myself returning time and again. It could be the unparalleled view from The Bar Room at Temple Court, or the rosé gummie bears and other assorted alcohol-infused ...

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First Snow.

You just never know what you're going to see in NYC. It's the most random, spontaneous, mind boggling city to live in, which is exactly the reason I love it. Walk anywhere and you'll find an instagrammable moment - shameless plug: (#emptynestnyc). When I first moved here, I couldn't quite get the hang of doing ...

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The Holiday Squeeze

Thanksgiving was emptynest's first holiday in the new nest and in the hunting and gathering chaos running up to the holiday, I might have underestimated the tight squeeze of having eight humans live in a 2 bedroom apartment for five days. Thankfully, I had the forethought back in July to order Queen over Queen bunkbeds.  The ...

vol1.0

I'm a curious person who's always looking around the corner for the new and the different and the delicious and the exciting. Friends often ask for suggestions and I enjoy sharing my discoveries. There are a lot of "things to do in nyc" blogs and articles and even though this blog will hopefully give the ...