Despite having spent so much time in Manhattan, I'm not ready to leave without looking into the delicious, healthy and vegan eats available across the East River in Brooklyn! So many hip neighborhoods and so much good food, let's get started!...more
The Friday lunchtime special at the small diner (known as “The Luncheonette”) in my neighborhood was called The Junior. It consisted of a smaller than usual hamburger, a handful of crinkle-cut French fries, a small Coca-Cola (in a real glass), and a dill pickle spear (my favorite part)....more
Hello BolgHer readers:I recently added another upcycled item to my shop: Heart Connections Sketch Book. BlogHer readers get a 10% off on any purchases. Mention this coupon at the time of purchase: BLOGHER10You can look at the Heart Connections Sketch Book at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67720435/heart-connection-nyc-sketchbook-upcycled ...more
When I think back to the beginning I can still sort of remember my natural hair color. Almost.I was eighteen years old, and full of hope for my future acting career in New York City.I just knew it wouldn't be long before an agent or director plucked me from the crowd of unknowns and made me a star.If I can make it here I can make it anywhere right?Well who'd have thought it would be so effing hard to make it here! Christ!I had moved to the big city from the small city completely unarmed in life skills and short on money....more
Alisha - Alisha (1985) on Vanguard
If you didn't know it, you may mistake this teen hot shot from the 80s for Madonna. But her debut dance-pop album has her own unique, Brooklyn attitude, and easily danceable tunes to it.
My aunts like to tell me that my mother used to be cool. Huge emphasis on the past tense. She smelled of leather and Doublemint gum and each time she came to visit her younger siblings she carried a new bag. When I was around eight years old, she introduced me to the source of her leather bags at a Coach outlet store in Vermont. The one thing I remember is the moment my olfactory senses burst when smacked in the face with the scent of handbags. My mother liked the pure leather finish and found her bags most exceptional when they hit that perfectly worn sweet spot.