Cozy Gift Ideas For The Homebody

Whether you’re more into relaxing by the fireplace or keeping busy during a snowstorm, our guide for cozy gift ideas has a little something for everyone on your list. From DIY candle making to family game night, you can rest assured there will be no cabin fever this winter. 1. Color-In Cooshie Hoodie Kit | Uncommon Goods ($60) 2. Disco Fever Privacy Please Sleep In 2-Pc Set | Slip ($120, use code: DEC21SF for $25 – $700 gift card) 3. Sherpa Adjustable Storage Lapdesk | Pottery Barn Kids (was $99, now $79) 4. Holiday Batter Bowl Gift Set | Stonewall Kitchen (was $59.99, now $41.99)Read More →

There’s No Place Like NYC At Christmastime

Before Billy and I moved to New York City in November 2020, we had an annual tradition of leaving Los Angeles in mid-December and flying to my family’s home in Massachusetts. We would then take the train to Grand Central and spend a few days in NYC at Christmastime. This was something that I looked forward to year after year. Last year was our first official Christmas living in New York City. Things were a bit different because of Covid, but we still had an amazing holiday (which actually felt like a month-long celebration). As we get closer to the holidays, I looked back onRead More →

Gifts Suggestions For The Frequent Traveler

From traveling around the world to taking a weekend road trip, our gift ideas for the frequent traveler has everything they’ll need for a successful vacay. There are things like essentials for their next flight, gifts for when they’re dreaming of their next tropical trip, and items to help get the most out of packing. 1. Sand-Free Beach Towel | Tesalate ($59) 2. Packing Cube Set | Beis ($68) 3. Small Traveler Tote | Marc Jacobs ($175) 4. Departure Kit | Aesop ($53) 5. United Tastes of America – A Food Atlas | Hachette Book Group  ($30) 6. Cosmetic Case | Beis ($68) 7. BiometricRead More →

Gift Ideas For The Food Lover, Host or Hostess

Whether you’re showing up to a holiday party this season, or you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook and entertain, our gift guide is filled with gift suggestions for the food lover, host, or hostess. You’ll find a variety of cooking supplies, cocktail must-haves, and tasty treats. 1. Truffle Pizza Kit | Borgo de’ Medici ($38) 2. 18 Signature Spice Blends | SpiceWalla ($109.99) 3. The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes | The New York Times ($23.49) 4. Santa’s Coming Petite Cookie Set | Dylan’s Candy Bar ($35) 5. Gold Champagne Clutch | 8 Oak Lane ($36) 6. Set of Two Freedom CoastersRead More →

Fitness and Wellness Gifts For The Soul

Our first gift guide of the season is here. You’ll find a variety of fitness and wellness gifts for those who make self-care and going to the gym a top priority.  We’ll be rolling out more gift guides each week. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the season. 1. Floral Roller Skates | Cynthia Rowley x Impala ($120)  2. Hypersphere Mini Vibrating Roller | Hyerice (was $99, now $19.80)  3. Essential Yoga Set | Alo (was $256, now $190)  4. Yoga Dice | Chronicle Books ($16.95, use code: SAVE30 for 30% off) 5. Glitter 2-Pc Weight Set | Bala ($55) 6. 17 oz. Self-Cleaning WaterRead More →

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals You Won’t Want to Miss

For many people, last year’s holiday season was unlike anything we had seen before. We were forced to give up memorable traditions, missed out on seeing friends and family, and stayed home instead of attending parties. A year later, things are pretty much back to normal and people are getting a jump start on their shopping. Usually, A Girl in NYC waits until the day after Thanksgiving to release our coveted list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This year, however, we couldn’t wait!  Our guide is broken down by the type of retailer and/or what they’re most known to carry. Underneath that isRead More →

Christmas Decor Essentials To Start Off The Holidays

Every year I contemplate doing a roundup of Christmas essentials, but the timing never seems right. It’s either too early in the season or once the season hits, I’m all about posting holiday gift guides. This year, I’m in the Christmas spirit more so than ever. I thought what better way to get ready than to elevate my space with pretty holiday decor.  PS: As you can see below, Anthropologie is clearly having a moment with their holiday options and to say I’m a bit obsessed would be an understatement. 1. Seasons Greetings Hooked Pillow | Anthropologie ($88): The cutest of decorative pillows to display onRead More →

My Favorite Autumn and Pumpkin Spice Products This Year

With every autumn season, I look forward to stocking up on cold weather essentials like cozy sweaters (I just purchased this one and wore it in Mystic, CT), candles, pumpkin spice products, and anything that helps me to embrace this wonderful season. Below, I’ve made a list of fall favorites, which is filled with everything from warm coats to entertaining must haves and everything in between. 1. BB Dakota x Steve Madden What’s The Fuzz About Faux Fur Coat, $99 2. Superdown Tianna Faux Fur Jacket, $88 (also available in winter white.) 3. Thread & Supply Long Shirt Jacket, $49 (also comes in a black plaid version.)  4.Read More →

10 NYC Candy Stores That Will Satisfy Any Sugar Craving

With October 31st being just a few days away, I revisited an old blog post where I wrote about my favorite gourmet Halloween treats. Aside from making me seriously hungry (I mean, who doesn’t love indulging in brownies and sour gummies?), it inspired me to write about my go-to candy stores in NYC. These 10 places stand out for several reasons, a few of them being their vast selection of confections, the shop’s history and decor, and the warm and inviting vibe you feel upon entering. Below, I’ve written a small snippet on each shop and included a few relevant details like what they carryRead More →

20 Activities To Do in Connecticut This Fall

In 2020, my family closed on our beach house in Connecticut during the end of August, so naturally I tried to drag the summer out for as long as possible. It was mid-September, and I was still laying out on the beach trying to keep my tan. During the evenings, Billy and I would go for runs around the neighborhood, which was something I looked forward to. We left Connecticut for a week in mid-October to look for an apartment in New York City. Once we returned, the weather had shifted. I traded in my shorts and tank tops for a pair of leggings andRead More →