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
The sparkling and glamorous lifestyle of staying in a co-op apartment begins with us each doing our part to keep the common area clean. For me that means waking up early and getting in everyone’s way as they head to work and I sit and clean the 6 dusty stair flights of our walk up building. The water turns black with silt floor by floor, but I enjoy the slow, repeated movements as I prepare for Halloween watching movies on Amazon Prime from my phone: And As I meticulously rub down the railings and crown molding along the wall edges. … Read More
Running a petsit business. Managing 3 properties right outside NYC Managing the affairs of a prominent and busy NYC family. Mentoring a group of middle schoolers that are organizing the first free Gifted and Talented tutoring program in NYC at University Settlement Pro Bono admissions consulting for some amazing and inspiring high schoolers How do I make it all happen? (By not having children, but more importantly) My husband, Sandy Patch When it’s 5:50a and we have to head out the door to catch a 7:11a train to our hike, he offers to walk and feed the dog we’re watching … Read More
In this lovely and inspiring Cup of Jo (photos courtesy of Cup of Jo) Home Tour of LaTonya Yvette in Brooklyn, she mentioned that she likes to host Open House Sundays. Not Open House in the real estate sense o trying to sell an apartment. Say LaTonya: We do ‘Open House Sundays.’ I’ll tell people my doors will be open from this time to this time so just come! I love having a space for people to have fun and throw it down. Oh my gosh! While we love throwing Game Board Nights and dinners… Could we handle even one sole, … Read More
Have you seen 8th grade? 8th Grade was consistently sold out in NYC, and then it was gone. Luckily, while visiting my friends and their baby in San Jose, CA, we came across a theatre that not only had Moviepass e-ticketing, so the cost is about $3 (since Moviepass is $10/month and allow you to see three movies a month). We visited the almost scarily friendly Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, CA. I’m a little on catching Bo Burnham’s film about what it is like to be an 8th grader, growing up amongst social media and social acceptance (or lack … Read More