well, it’s happening! we’ve made it to the monday before thanksgiving which means at this time on friday, i will be wearing christmas jammies and decorating my christmas tree with mariah carey singing her heart out on my bluetooth speaker and nobody can stop me. the best time of year is finally here and i’m gonna end this sentence with extra exclamation points just to get the message across of how stoked i am!!!!!!...Read more
around this time of year, many of you have questions about traveling to new york and spending the holidays here. i have rounded up our favorite things to do over the holidays in new york city (seriously the most magical time of year here!) and wanted to start off with a post for thanksgiving!
thanksgiving is a great time to visit the city, and i’m crossing my fingers the weather is nice this year for all the parade festivities....Read more
with the warm weather upon us (and the splashpad waters officially turned on until the beginning of september), i wanted to share a post with some of our favorite things to do in new york city during the summer months with children! since this is often a frequently asked question this time of year with many of you heading this way to visit, i hope you can find this information helpful!...Read more
the last several days, i’ve felt like the exhaustion from life these past few months and the changes we’ve experienced have slowly been catching up with me. mama is tired. there is this never ending cycle over here of someone always hungry and needing to eat, dirty clothes into the wash and clean clothes needing folded, putting toys away and then still stepping on toys, trying to be attentive to each of my 5 babies while also trying to put out their little fires and keep the peace in a loving way....Read more
our family has been on the very best sort of sugar high over here the past several days because we’ve had our fridge stocked with edible safe-to-eat cookie dough that none of us can get enough of!
kristen tomlan, who is the genius that created DŌ here in nyc, invited our family into her bakery to bake cookies and make our very own edible cookie dough with her and her team last week....Read more
playing catch-up here on the blog and wanted to share lots of photos from several weeks ago, around the 4th of july when we had family in town and some how managed a couple of exciting outings in the midst of all the newborn-ness going on at home. getting out of our neighborhood and exploring a different one is always a family favorite....Read more
i’ve rounded up all of our favorite things to do over the holidays in NYC, since this time of year is truly so magical and so many of you have been inquiring! i’ve also included some tips for getting around and staying warm, since so many of the activities are outside and sometimes keeping mittens on a child can feel impossible (wait- just mine?!...Read more
happy halloween!!!! i don’t mean to completely skip over the holiday (we’ve been listening to thriller on repeat per eleanor’s request), but i’m desperately trying to convince my husband that decorating for christmas tomorrow (november 1), is the best idea ever. he’s of that mentality that we can go all out with the christmas spirit the day after thanksgiving, but i really feel having a few extra weeks of the holiday magic adds to that thanksgiving day spirit as well....Read more
we are so excited to share a video with you guys today from when our family got to visit the main orwasher bakery in the bronx to learn how they make their unbelievable bread that you have all heard me rave about many times before.
josh and i met keith cohen, the owner and head baker at orwashers bakery, last year by sheer coincidence when we saw a live viewing of saturday night live....Read more
i have been wanting to take our family to 375 fries since i first read about it earlier this summer because, hello! it’s a place all about french fry dishes and fry sauces and my husband is probably the biggest fry lover out there, with three little fry lovers following in his footsteps, especially if ketchup is involved (ugh....Read more
eleanor and samson have been killing it at tennis camp in the mornings this past week (feeling so proud of them!) and it’s been extra sweet getting to have our mornings with just conrad. we try our best to really make time to do things throughout the year with each of our kids individually or one on one, but having a full week of mornings with just conrad has been wonderful....Read more
josh and i had a meeting in midtown last week and so we met our babysitter at bryant park so the kids could ride the carousel and play with her there while we were away before meeting back up afterwards for some of our favorite pizza together at lunchtime!
for a minute there, it felt like the olden days when i’d load up eleanor and samson before conrad was born and head to bryant park to meet josh for lunch back in his banking days!...Read more
something josh and i have been wanting do to more of in this amazing city we call home is take advantage of all of the museums nearby. i talked about this a little bit when we visited the met a few weeks ago, but we really don’t know our way around the museums and galleries the way we do all of the children’s museums and exhibits around town. ...Read more
hi everyone! i wanted to start a little series about how we’ve made the most out of living in a small apartment here in new york city. we get so many questions about it, and while i shared a lot of tips and tricks in this apartment tour we did of our place a little while back, i thought it might be fun and helpful to get more into the nitty gritty of it all....Read more
over christmas break, our family took an early morning trip to kellogg’s nyc in times square to have a crazy breakfast of cereal with anything you can imagine on top. or in other words, the kind of breakfast my kids (and me, let’s be frank) dream about. eleanor and samson were so confused as we were ordering and kept asking, “wait, i can have chocolate chips IN my cereal?!” lol....Read more
some of my most frequently asked questions revolve around new york city and what to do here, often what to do with kids! i’m sure most of you know about the nyc video guides we’ve put together based on different neighborhoods, but i wanted to share a quick list of some of our favorite things to do in the summer with kids here in new york city!...Read more
since we love pizza so much and it’s a big part of why we love new york so much, we wanted to list out a few of our favorite places in an attempt to be helpful to any of you who are also pizza lovers. of course there are a ton of places that are just as delicious that aren’t on this map, but these are some of our current favorites if you’re interested!...Read more
in addition to my new york city neighborhood guides, i thought it might be nice to put together a little post on how to get the most out of your time visiting new york city, since there are quite a few tricks and tips we’ve discovered over the years of living here. of course there is so much to take advantage of in this city, and it truly changes every week, that this is just a starting off point, and focuses more on manhattan where we live. ...Read more
i used to always tell people the best time to visit new york city was in the fall. maybe early october, when the leaves are at their peak colors and the humidity has finally left us be and the crisp feel of autumn is in full effect. i still love autumn in the city a lot, but i’m starting to feel that being here around the holidays cannot be topped....Read more
i’m excited to share a new NYC guide and video with you today covering an afternoon spent in chelsea. josh and i have always loved heading down to chelsea on little dates over the years (i recall one of our very best dates taking place at cafeteria down in chelsea during our first year of marriage....Read more
hello! i’ve been having so much fun compiling some of our family’s favorite things to do in different neighborhoods around the city, but i wanted to do a quick post on transportation before continuing on with the city guides. navigating nyc transportation seems to be a big question i get a lot these days, especially for those of you visiting the city with little ones....Read more
happy friday, everyone! today i wanted to share a small guide and video we made covering a few of our favorite activities to do together right underneath the brooklyn bridge! that bridge (and the manhattan bridge too, let’s be honest) is so iconic and fun to walk (or bike!!!) across that i tell all of our family and friends who ask for nyc recommendations that it is a must. ...Read more
today i’m excited to share a small guide we made with jenner brown highlighting a few of our family’s favorite spots in central park! these guides have been a lot of fun for our family to put together, as we love living in new york city and sharing our favorite things to do and eat and see with all of you!...Read more
hi everyone! i wanted to continue my nyc guide this week and share a few of our favorite spots in soho and nolita! and we have another fun video highlighting a few spots by jenner brown below. if you missed the last few guides, see my guide to the upper west side HERE, a guide to union square to midtown HERE, and the village HERE. ...Read more
happy friday! we have a new nyc guide to share today covering one of our favorite areas, greenwich village and the west village! if you missed the last few, see my guide to the upper west side HERE and a small guide covering union square to midtown HERE. a few spots highlighted in this video are some of our favorites, but a few more a listed below....Read more
hello! for the next part of my nyc guide of a few recommendations around the city (see my guide to the upper west side HERE) i’d love to share a few of our favorite spots from union square to midtown. a few are highlighted in the video we made below with jenner brown, but several more are listed below. ...Read more
hello! i’ve been compiling some of my favorite things to do and eat in new york city by neighborhood and would love to begin with my personal favorite, the upper west side. although i might be partial since this is the neighborhood where i went to college, met and married my husband and now live with my little ones. ...Read more