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Cookbooks Everyone Should Have

By | 2017-05-10T14:09:41+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Decorating Tips|

The aroma, the act and the result of cooking give us a sense of home and one that’s lived in. But not everyone knows how to go about preparing a meal and many feel as though their repertoire is limited or repetitive and thus become bored with the act. In come cookbooks, which inspire and [...]

Post-holiday R&R

By | 2018-02-26T16:09:49+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Decorating Tips|

The holidays have been wonderful. Many of us saw family, friends, partied and rushed around to fulfill many duties. It’s a satisfying time for many but it could also be tiring. So now that it’s the calm after the storm, it’s time to recoup and catch up on some rest, giving us the energy we [...]

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New Year’s Home Resolution

By | 2018-02-28T10:57:30+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Decorating Tips|

With a new year comes fresh beginnings and a chance to redo it all over again.  Hopefully, we all have more insight, energy and excitement to make our apartments more comfortable, inviting and pretty. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at some of our home resolutions for 2016: De clutter De cluttering is [...]

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Welcome Gifts for New Neighbors

By | 2018-02-26T14:50:09+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Moving Tips|

Good neighbors are sometimes better than friends—they’re close by when you need a helping hand and can offer a much-needed local community—and if you’re lucky, they’ll soon become your friends.  So when a new neighbor moves in, it’s nice to take the opportunity to welcome them into their new environs—especially in New York where everyone [...]

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How to Throw a Kicking Housewarming Party

By | 2018-02-26T14:57:39+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Decorating Tips|

You have moved in and your new apartment’s views of the Manhattan skyline are nothing short of incredible. Now, you want to share it with your friends and loved ones and show them that you finally have a grown-up apartment. What’s the best way to do that? Put together a housewarming party. As daunting as [...]

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How to spend New Year’s Eve in New York City

By | 2018-02-26T15:08:03+00:00 December 17th, 2015|NYC Tips|

If standing on the street at Times Square with thousands of others in the freezing temperatures—though this year the mercury might not even dip that low—to watch a ball drop is not your idea of a good time on New Year’s Eve, fear not because we have some suggestions for fun and mostly low key [...]

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Air Purifying House Plants: A Guide

By | 2018-02-26T15:30:01+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Decorating Tips|

If you’ve just moved into your New York City apartment and are looking to add some greenery, consider ones houseplants purify your home’s air. That’s right, some plants filter air—NASA’s even conducted a study on various plants to see which ones are a good bet. Here’s a list of some of the heavy lifters:   [...]

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Christmas Decorations for the Smaller Space

By | 2018-02-26T15:23:46+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Decorating Tips|

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”—well, not really. We haven’t had any snow and luckily it’s been a pretty mild autumn. But all the same one of our favorite holidays is on a not too distant horizon and many of us are excited to deck the hallways and get jolly. For countless urbanites [...]

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Tipping Movers: A Guide

By | 2018-02-27T13:11:32+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Moving Tips|

Moving is hard work—not just for you but also for the people you’ve hired. Many of us want to reward the folks we’ve entrusted with our possessions but aren’t familiar with the etiquette or may already have shelled out so much for our move that we’re not sure we can compensate the movers the way [...]

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner in an Apartment

By | 2018-02-26T15:48:41+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Decorating Tips|

Just because you moved to a small space in the city, doesn’t mean you can’t host Thanksgiving dinner at your place. If you’re staying around New York and want to have some people over in your new home fear not, we have some suggestions that should make your turkey holiday a special and a relatively [...]

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