Hi everyone, As you may know (unless you’re new to NY Nomads) I work as an Assistant to a very nice family in New York City! Part of this position entails helping them find ways to enrich their lives, including… Planning Fun Winter & Holiday Activities! So here is my growing list of activities you can hope to enjoy at home or in the NYC area this year! Activities in the Home Create Christmas and Chanukah cookies w/ holiday cookie cutters! Cover in holiday sprinkles Advent Calendar Make one or purchase one Fill with messages of love, daily tattoos or … Read More
My FOMO (fear of missing out) this weekend extends to all of the cool city parks events going on this weekend in our 5 boroughs. While I’ll regretfully have to take a pass this weekend as I’ll be enjoying a weekend out of the city with my brother and his fiance-to-be (no pressure. I just love her), there’s no reason you have to miss some of these highlights.
“Roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day is produced by Americans.
“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago.”
“…And yet there are a growing number of people—often young millennial women—who are part of a zero-waste movement. Their yearly trash output can be small enough to fit inside an eight-ounce mason jar. These are not wannabe hippies, but people embracing a modern minimalist lifestyle. They say it saves them money and time and enriches their lives.”
touts National Geographic Article “How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”
Naturally, as a self-proclaimed sustainable person, I am supremely jealous of how “good” these bohemian minimalists are…
And I doubt how realistic their lifestyles are for us to emulate.
Shuga Pie is a must-stop if you are near Babylon in Long Island. Our long walk from the Babylon LIRR stop, around Belmont Lake State Park, led us in the past Shuga Pie, which was pretty lucky considering their shop is pretty removed from the retail traffic of the Main Streets of Long Island towns.
It was a rewarding detour as their cakes have a very homemade feel to them, which brings home so much nostalgia to a Pennsylvanian who grew up with Amish whoopie pies around the home, and they have so many flavors, the most difficult thing you will experience in the day is choosing which ones to consume. +++++ if you’re a vegan, like us, they offer multiple vegan Shuga Pies!!
Blogs are riddled with posts like these. Unless you are a pro or an extremely devoted hobbyist (maybe you have OCD or a lot of free time), it is hard to keep up with blogging when life is throwing so much your way. It’s not a city versus country mouse scenario… …in that I live in one of the fastest moving cities in the world, and therefore have too much flying my way. I think any writer can suffer from this condition – the human condition, where we have so many demands on our attention that we cannot any longer … Read More
Today I drove my boss to a meeting in Greenwich, CT. It rained. It poured. It made me sleepy for a half second, but then the “Engine Coolant Low – Safely stop the car” signal popped up, and it quickly became an adventure: Would the car overheat and explode? I’m just kidding. I knew we’d likely see smoke first, or because the car is a top-of-the-line luxury SUV that must be able to post 100+ warnings, I figured some kind of “engine is about to explode” or “light on fire” signal would come on when death was imminent. That, and … Read More