Hello, friends! It is I, once again, with a very different post for you. I have come to love New York City so much, I've started to become part of it. I yell at anyone in my way, I sound like a pigeon when frightened, and I am undergoing construction. I'm hanging the virtual scaffolds … Continue reading Under Construction
Howdy, my friends. Long time, no post. I apologize. If you’re following me on Instagram (@amber.lily.robbins), you’ll know I started school last week. Let me tell you how FRICKEN EXCITING it was! I was so distracted being filled with renewed passion for saving the world of its various ailments by herbs and acupuncture that I … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Places in Brooklyn
You're sitting at a coffee shop, the walls are white, there are big windows, the table is definitely birch. You sip from your glass and cork travel mug, eating a salad with your bamboo fork. Your Klean Kanteen sits proudly on the table, and you take your laptop out of your cream tote bag. You … Continue reading The Problem with the Zero Waste Aesthetic
I want you to imagine cooking a meal inside a closet. With a cutting board size counter-top to prepare all your ingredients, a small stove crammed with multiple sauce pans, and an oven that doesn't fit average sized baking pans. This is me every night preparing dinner. I love to cook, my repertoire of recipes … Continue reading The Struggles of Cooking in a New York Kitchen
This is going to be one of my final posts regarding the moving process to New York City. Unless specific questions are asked, I will be moving forward into my adventures in this wild city and taking you along with me. However, one of my readers asked me about how much money I had saved … Continue reading Moving to New York, Broke.
New York is one of the dirtiest cities I've ever seen. Truly. There's trash everywhere. I can't walk down the street without seeing takeout bags, cigarette packs, napkins, or broken bottles. I could make a "Litter Scavenger Hunt" for the neighborhood children, but they would find everything so fast there would be no point. In … Continue reading More Trash on the Internet, Literally.
Recently, I've started working in a neighborhood by the name of Canarsie. If you're familiar with it, awesome! If not, let me set the scene for you. This neighborhood was once largely jewish and Italian immigrants. Now it's people from all over the Caribbean. To get there, I get on the Brooklyn bound L train … Continue reading Brooklyn Love
Not quite sure why it's taken me so long to write about this subject, since I get this question often. To be honest, this topic is so full of information I was dreading this post! But, I'm here to help others make a massive move or give them endless entertainment at my expense. So! How … Continue reading How to Find an Apartment in NYC
Have you ever heard the expression "keeping up with the Jones'"? First of all, who are they? Is this some TV or movie reference I'm too young to know or did this just happen out of the evolution of our language? I might never know, unless someone comments and tells me. I had gotten stuck. … Continue reading Keeping up with the New Yorkers
We did it. Well, I did it. But for some reason having you guys to write to makes me feel like I have a team of supporters who are with me every step of the way. But I moved into my apartment! I have a little basement room in a building in Ridge-Wick. That's not … Continue reading Why Don’t Pillows Come with the House?