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New York City

Champagne cheers from the balcony at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

How to make the most of a trip delay

Fun fact: for all of the travel that I've done, I've only had two flights cancelled! The first was on our honeymoon last year: hurricane-level rains completely shut down the airport in Dominica for the day, and we ended up spending one extra night...
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Westsider Books on the Upper West Side, New York City

A guide to NYC for book-lovers

New York City is an incredible place for book lovers to enjoy. On top of having some of the most stunning libraries in the world and delightfully unexpected nooks to tuck away in with a book, it also has plenty of quirky and independent bookstores to...
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Christine Amorose in New York City

Notes on loving, and leaving, New York

"It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my  finger upon the moment it ended, can...
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Christine Amorose in New York City

10 things you can’t miss in NYC

New York City is an easy city to be overwhelmed by: heck, I've lived here for five years and still feel like I've barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. There's just so much good stuff--from the tucked away local...
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Statue of Liberty at Sunset from Circle Line Cruise

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC: DONE!

HOORAY! I checked everything off my NYC bucket list juuuuust in time for our move out West. I created this list back in January knowing that we would be moving when our lease was up at the end of June. Knowing that our time in the city had an actual...
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Skyting Yoga in Chinatown, New York City

My favorite spots for wellness in NYC

I read a while ago that wellness is the new luxury status symbol, and I have to admit that it resonated. My late-20s-professional friends and I aren't too into spending money on fancy purses or crazy-trendy restaurants--but we do make plans to catch...
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Secret Bay honeymoon villas in Dominica

My workout routine + favorite exercise studios in NYC

Over the past five years living in New York City, I've tried out a bunch of different workout routines. They've shifted based on where I've lived, where I've worked, what my daily schedule looked like, how much money I was making, what I felt I...
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A visit to Cooper Hewitt Museum

To be honest, I didn't really have much of a reason for adding Cooper-Hewitt to my New York City bucket list. I think I maybe saw a photo of the facade of the mansion on Instagram and thought--hmm, what is this beautiful ivy-colored brick wall in the...
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Prospect Lake in the Berkshires

A weekend in the Berkshires

The Berkshires is easily my favorite weekend escape from New York City, mostly because of how relaxing and laid-back it is. I swear my big city anxiety melts away the minute I breath in that fresh country air! And unlike many weekend destinations...
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A tour of the United Nations in New York City

A visit to the United Nations

An activity that was at the top of my list of things I can't believe I haven't done in New York City: a tour of the United Nations headquarters! I finally found some time to squeeze in a tour between meetings last week: one thing that makes it extra...
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