Ahnu by Teva Montara Boots: A Manhattan Love Affair

Now that the winter weather is finally settling in after a few days of unseasonal mildness, it is important to gear up for whatever Mother Nature intends to send over New York City. As finding snow boots that are…

A NYE Look on a Budget with Coolway

If Santa Claus has gifted you a pair of comfy rocker boots, why don’t you style them up for New Year’s Eve? I recently received a sample of the Alida boots by Coolway, and they are so comfortable that…

Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO review plus homemade Nutella recipe

To me, Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Aside from having an increased workload to be completed before the end of the year, including my gargantuan Holiday Gift Guides, I love to celebrate the season by cooking…

Good Resolutions Holiday Gift Guide

January is about to roll in along with our good resolutions: Exercising more, eating better, or even consuming more responsibly. The key to the success is to take things one day at a time. If you want to be…

Bookworm: Affordable Gifts for Readers

If you haven’t already, you should put a bookworm in your life. Readers are some of the easiest people in the world to gift, plus they (ahem, we) have the advantage that we like anything sold at Strands. Easy…

Epicure: A Gift Guide For Foodies

According to the definition proposed by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an epicure is someone with sensitive and discriminating tastes, especially in food or wine. To me, an epicure is an old-fashioned foodie that appreciates having an excuse for a tasting…

Made In USA Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the time of the year to start drawing up your Wish Lists for Santa. Along the next twelve days, and coinciding with the Twelve Days of Christmas, New York For Beginners will feature a variety of holiday gift…

Las 5 mejores pizzas de Nueva York

Si viajas a la Gran Manzana, no te puedes perder algunas de las mejores pizzas de Nueva York. (Actualizado: Octubre de 2018) Nueva York es sinónimo de pizza. Más incluso que de cheesecake o hamburguesa, la ciudad que nunca…

How-To: Makeup Masterclass with Rae Morris

After nearly a decade working in the beauty industry, I’ve interviewed countless makeup artists and creators from all over the world. The one thing in common they all have is a simple piece of advice: If you want to…

Review: Touch in Sol, a must-have K-Beauty brand for New Yorkers

Living in a city like New York with extreme temperatures can render useless the time you invested applying make-up by just waiting for the Q line. Finding light yet durable formulas is one of my personal quests. And I…

Issey Miyake launches L’ Eau d’ Issey Pure

Issey Miyake launched in 1992 the first perfume that captured the smell of water. His creative quest has taken him places ever since, and his latest adventure embodies the spirit of nature maintaining his signature simplicity. A small work…

My Favorite Netflix TV Shows About Fashion

If you love fashion and binge-watching Netflix, welcome to New York For Beginners! You absolutely share two of my passions, so as a fellow fashionista I want to share with you my three must-watch Netflix shows about fashion: 1.…

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…