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…

Star Wars Loot Crate Sells On Cyber Monday

For those willing to have the Force on their side this Cyber Monday, Loot Crate has just revealed they will sell a special Star Wars Limited Edition crate for $100 (including shipping and handling.)  Loot Crate is a company…

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…

Black Friday Deals: Organic cosmetics

‘Tis the time of the year… for great shopping! Thanksgiving is next week, which means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also a few days away. Today I’m bringing you a few green beauty deals from Hollybeth Organics, Cecilia…

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…

Review: ProfilePRO custom hair care

Good morning fellow Gothamists! The weather has been crazy this past week. Which means that my hair has decided to live a life of its own once again, gifting me with a million flyaways due to the extraordinary humidity…

Easy Halloween Skull Make-Up Tutorial

I love this time of the year! Halloween is a big festivity in New York City that brings out the most creative ideas from gothamists and visitors. Jack O’ Lanterns, Ghost Tours, Haunted Houses, and terrific parades are just…

Hard Rock Cafe NYC Exclusive FDNY Collection

Yep, these guys (who model in the FDNY official calendar) look at me every single day from my kitchen wall  On June 14, 1971, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe in London, which expanded…

Review: Rituals Urban Samurai For Men

As a guy usually proud of his own manliness, I have always been suspicious of having (let alone using!) skin and body care products. Creams, lotions…heck! Even the after shave seemed a bit “girlie” to me!  However, sometimes, only…

Red carpet beauty tricks to score a new job

Are you an obsessive-compulsive list maker? If your answer is yes, you’ve found your twin soul in this blog. I adore creating long, detailed lists to be more efficient. And this country gives me the perfect excuse, with gorgeous…