All posts by Lizzy Briskin

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12 things you need for the perfect picnic in NYC

By Lizzy Briskin, Thu, June 16, 2022

Photo by Ben Duchac on Unsplash

Warm weather has arrived in New York City, which means it’s time to dust off your picnic blanket and fill your basket with local goodies for a meal al fresco. To help you throw the best picnic, whether you’re impressing a first date or just taking some solo time to recenter in Central Park, we’ve rounded up all of the essentials for a fantastic meal outdoors in the Big Apple.

See our picnic picks

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7 things to make your bedroom more sustainable

By Lizzy Briskin, Mon, May 16, 2022

Photo courtesy of Thuma

If you’re outfitting a new bedroom or looking to upgrade your current set-up to something better for the environment, that’s also built to last, we’ve found the best products and companies for a sustainable–and chic–bedroom. Of course, when it comes to furniture, the most eco-friendly choice is to thrift or look for gently used pieces, rather than buying something brand-new. Check out Facebook Marketplace, a local antique shop, or even Craigslist for some great finds. And for everything else, including a stylish robe and comfortable bedding, these companies are committed to helping you do a little better for the planet while you catch some Zs.

Full list ahead

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apartment living 101, Features, Shop

Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash

If you’re outfitting a new kitchen in New York City, chances are you don’t have endless cubic feet of storage space or a Kardashian-style pantry to fill with every snack you crave. If you’re working with limited space but want to have the necessities to whip up an impressive meal for date night, we’ve rounded up the must-have kitchen products. Ahead, find the easy-to-store essentials that every NYC apartment kitchen needs, regardless of culinary skills or kitchen space.

All of the easy-to-store essentials this way

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Features, holidays, Shop

13 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

By Lizzy Briskin, Tue, January 25, 2022

This year, think outside the box to wow your Valentine. Use these ideas for fun, flirty and family-friendly one-of-a-kind gifts for your one in a million. These gift ideas include something for everyone in your life, from the plant lover to the New York City foodie. In particular, there are plenty of experience gifts for Valentine’s Day. Because why not gift the present of your presence?

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Features, holidays, Shop

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Ring in 2022 on a festive note with these tips and easy buys to make your apartment (no matter how small) party-ready. Whether you’re eager to leave 2021 behind or you’re looking forward to a night spent reminiscing on the highs of the past year, your New Year’s Eve party should feel decadent, festive, and sophisticated. If you’re planning a party for a small New York City space, good news: we have the best tips, tricks, and products that will ensure you and your guests have a night to remember.

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