Me Time with LATHER’s Lavender Retreat

Thank Goodness winter is indeed coming. New York was spitting fire on Fashion Week, and my very dry skin didn’t quite like it that much. Not that it likes extreme cold either! However, Autumn is my favorite season of…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate September 2016

Do you feel the need for speed? Do you only find purpose to your life with your hands on the wheel, running with your hair in the wind or inside a jet’s cockpit? If that’s the case, well, it’s…

Gifts for the beauty-addict mom

What I like least when Mother’s day approaches is the tremendous amount of pitches I get about gifts that aren’t really meant for Mom, but for her role. Thinks like cooking gadgets or smart cleaning devices aren’t thoughtful gifts…

7 Lifestyle Gifts for Mom under $100

Although mothers deserve to receive our love and affection each and every one of the days in our lives, it’s always nice to remind them how grateful we are with a small token of appreciation. To celebrate the upcoming…

Valentine’s Days Gifts For All Budgets

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Whether you plan to gift your significant other, your BFF, or just treat yo’self, stay tuned! I’ve compiled the best ideas for all possible budgets. So sit back, relax, and get ready for some…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Black Friday 2015: The Body Shop Tote is here

Via The Body Shop  With Thanksgiving approaching, this week is seeing the unveiling of many awesome deals (such as the ones I featured here for organic cosmetics.) Today I’m bringing you my personal favorite: The Body Shop’s 2015 Black…

My New York: Celebrities Talk about the City

Imagine I told you there is one book that captures the essence of New York: You’d probably know I am lying! However, what if I told you I found one book with extremely insightful stories of the many perspectives…