Monday, December 28, 2015

After-Christmas Plans in New York City 2015

Yes Virginia! There is a Santa Claus and tons of things to do in NYC after Christmas. Photo taken at Macy's
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to visit New York City. From gigantic trees to mind-blowing festive windows and caroling in the streets, the city has something for everyone. What's best, with the holiday season the most tourist-averse gothamists tend to be a bit more patient with the crowds flooding the streets and the subway stations.

Although for some people Christmas is over the 25th of December, the city that never sleeps proves them wrong: There is still plenty to see and do if you plan to spend New Year's Eve in the Big Apple. I have selected my five favorite plans to enjoy what's left of the holiday spirit. Care to join me? Click on the pink links for all the info!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Last-minute gifts for the Beauty Addict


Are you still searching the perfect gift for the beauty addict in your life? Look no more! I've compiled a selection of what I consider to be la creme de la creme (aka the very best) gift sets available for the discerning beauty junkie. For more information on each product, click on the pink links in the description:


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers


'Tis the time of the year to start making a list full of wishes (especially if you've been nice!) For those of you who love to find a Christmas stocking filled to the brim, I have created a specially curated gift guide full of bonanza for all the family -with products just the right size to fit even the smallest of socks.

To learn more about these products, click on the pink link of each description.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Made in USA


Do you want to make a great gift and support your local economy? Then look no further! Today I'm bringing you a curated selection of gifts made in USA by small and medium companies that use the finest materials. 

Because more and more products nowadays are manufactured overseas, I think it's of great importance to support the work of the many talented entrepreneurs found on American soil. Aside from making beautiful products, they create local jobs.

To learn more about these products, click on the pink link of each description.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Gifts for Foodies

I have several members of my family who are literally obsessed with food. But sometimes gifting foodies can be somehow tricky (it should be a bit more complicated than roaming the aisles of Whole Foods, right?) My Foodies Galore guide features six amazing ideas of holiday gifts for foodies, including edible and non-edible ideas.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Gifts for the Book Lovers

We all have at least one bookworm (aka book lover) in our life. When it comes to gifting, many people assume that giving that person something else to stack in an already crammed and overflowing bookshelf is the best solution. However, finding the perfect book for a person is a bit like matchmaking, because no reader is made equal. My selection today includes some of my personally favorite books recently appeared plus a set of ideal gifts for bookworms that are inspired by books (though not necessarily a cellulose friend.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Geek Holiday Gift Guide

 If you've stumbled upon this post while looking for gifts for the geek(s) in your life, you have arrived at a great place. I have curated nine different gift ideas that include Star Wars products, a superb American artist, a geek subscription box, superheroes paraphernalia, and the most amazing geek make-up collection. Welcome to New York for Beginners... and have yourself a Merry, Geeky Christmas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Organic Products



I am so glad to see that you're reading New York For Beginners today, because I'm starting a 12-day special with my specially curated Holiday Gift Guides. In them you'll find all sorts of gifting ideas from companies that will deliver them just in time for Christmas. So, if you haven't started your letter to Santa yet, I suggest you stay tuned for what's coming. I promise you'll love it!

I'm starting my Gift Guide selection with a compilation of the best organic products you can find for the eco-conscious, vegan, and toxin-free special person in your life.
Looks like we could have a green Christmas this year
Which is great as long as it snows on that day, d'ya hear
Just that special day
Then melt all away
Let's not go overboard, can't wait for spring to appear
 [A Green Christmas, by Jack Ellison]