Posts Tagged ‘new york city’


Campaign for Wool in Bryant Park

Written by Sarah. Posted in instagram, knits, life, new york city, photos, travel, tv, yarn

The Campaign for Wool came to New York to promote everything great about our favorite fiber, wool! And they brought sheep!

That’s right! I got to see sheepies on the way home from work! And to honor the woolly wonders, the fountain was filled with multi colored hanks of wool. Knitty City was there stitching away and there were tons of spinners explaining the process to curious New Yorkers. It was pretty magical, as if my brain had exploded onto Bryant Park!

The Campaign was passing out fliers highlighting the benefits of wool in everything from household goods to sweaters. Wool is natural and sustainable. It’s a great insulator but is also breathable. And, of course, choosing wool helps to support the small (sometimes local!) farmers rather than oil companies that make cheap synthetic fabrics.

Not that you needed any convincing. In fact, I’m quite sure I am single-handedly keeping the wool industry afloat!  Anyway, I don’t need to tell you how great a cause it is. I wish I could get a big 80s t-shirt that says CHOOSE WOOL.

Also, not to start a tangent but, the whole thing reminded me of this show. Does anybody remember Sheep in the Big City!? So many puns!

Big thanks to my mom for telling me about the event! Keep fighting the good fight! Wool to the People!

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Summer in the City

Written by Sarah. Posted in food, holiday, life, movies, new york city, party, photos, summer, travel

It’s already August which means that the summer is almost over. I haven’t posted much about what I’ve been up to. I feel like I focus so much on the work I’m doing here and I would like to inject a little more personal fun stuff because why not! I’ve been looking back over my photos of all of the fun I’ve had and I sometimes have to wonder is this my life I’m living? Don’t get me wrong, there is a ton of work, heavy lifting, and anxiety (I’ve learned that going to sleep early is a necessity. Even when it means skipping out on some fun) that goes on in the day to day but I somehow manage to pack a lot of adventures in to a little bidget and less free time.

Jon’s parents threw a big July 4th bar-b-que and my family got to join us for a day of drinking and swimming. And I made a tart. It was
really wonderful having so many people that I love celebrating together.

After seeing War Horse and getting a special backstage tour from our friend Holly, we dined at Strip House and joined Ashley and Andrew to
watch the fireworks in a special private party that we threw for ourselves atop Hearst Tower. What a view!

We picked cherries. Which was delicious and adorable. We picked vegetables which was hot but so rewarding especially as city folk. We ate at Googa Mooga and we went to a lot of brunches (but not enough, never enough).

We saw a movie in the park with Andrew and Holly. I’d never done that before and I can tell you it was because of the heat and the crowds but it was so much fun!

Jon and I joined Ashley in seeing OK Go. Ashley and I have seen them about once a year since we were 14. It’s still magical. We still sing every lyric and dance like crazy. It’s amazing that we are still who we are and they are still who they are after all of this time.

This past weekend was my friend’s bachelorette party which meant lounging and drinking on the beach with my closest girl friends from way back. It’s so wonderful to see that we are all living it up and I’m so proud of us for all being successful ladies!

As our friend Alex said, quoting White Knuckles, “Nothing ever doesn’t change, but nothing changes much.” It’s been a wonderful summer.

What have you done this summer? Are you still packing in memories before it’s over?

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I Heart NY: See New York Like a New Yorker

Written by Sarah. Posted in food, new york city, photos, travel

Hey, everybody! I have a really special post today. I’m so excited about it.

When I read that Angel at 77inspire was looking for tips for a New York visit, I started thinking: what is my NY MUST list? I’ve seen those tourist sights but what’s the New York I live and breathe every day? What makes the NYC that people dream about? It certainly isn’t getting sunburnt in Central Park or waiting in line for an elevator at the Empire State Building.

Avoid this at all costs!

So here you have it. Here are my favorite places in the city. I like to think they’re more authentic to the new York we New Yorkers know and love.

Instead of eating a hot dog from a pretzel cart (sorry, Hollywood, nobody does that!) eat French fries from Pomme Frites.

Every time I introduce someone that’s from out of town to Pomme Frites, they give me the same weird look. A place that only serves french fries? No, no, trust me here. The fries at this little East Village hot spot are delicious and they are a vehicle for amazing sauces! They’re open late for amazing post-bar snacking. My favorite sauces: mango chutney, rosemary garlic mayo, and, most recently, organic black truffle mayo! Yum!

Instead of window shopping on 5th avenue (unless you’re reenacting Breakfast at Tiffanys, of course) try checking out the Brooklyn Flea. There, you’ll see a ton of local artists, crafters, even vintage clothing, and delicious foods. Brooklyn Flea is like hip New York shopping and eating cliff notes. Check out all of our favorite places in one spot!

Instead of seeing the Empire State Building, try a tour of Governors Island.

Seeing the city from a birds’ eye view is breathtaking but from Governors Island, you can see the beauty of almost all of the boroughs and even the Statue of Liberty. Considering that the ferry is free, it sure beats any of the other views! The tours are free, too! Enjoy a guided tour or just go to lounge around by the water.

Instead of catching Phantom of the Opera, see Fuerza Bruta! This performance is probably one of the coolest things you’ll ever see. This interactive show is mind blowing, psychedelic, and a million times better than anything you’ll see on Broadway. It’s hard to explain exactly what I love about Fuerza Bruta but I can tell you that it’s all about fantastic music and gravity-defying stunts.

Instead of getting a pricey steak at Lugers, a burger at Shake Shack. And YES you have to wait in the line!

After all of our research for The Burgerlution, Shake Shack is still one of our favorite spots. I still gape at New Yorkers that tell me they haven’t had a burger from Shake Shack. New Yorkers know that good things come to those that wait in the unbelievable line in Madison Square Park. You will not be disappointed.

New York, New York. It’s a wonderful town. See the things that really keep New Yorkers in love with this crowded, noisy, dirty, magic-filled place. Get out there and do it the right way!

(Amazing NYC Instagrams by my talented friend Justin Ho, delicious Pomme Frites by the fantastic Ashley Maas)

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Blog Spotlight: Burgerlution

Written by Sarah. Posted in blog spotlight, new york city

Along with showcasing the projects I’m working on and sharing recipes and patterns, I want to tell everyone about the projects my friends are working on and the blogs I’m reading.

Right now, I want to tell you about Jon’s blog Burgerlution which is an outlet for his hamburger obsession. Jon and I are making a documentary about burgers and you can find out more about it and the delicious patties he’s eating on his blog.

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