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
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.
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
The population of New York city, according to the US Census in 2017, is 8.623 million. Almost 3 million of that resides in Brooklyn, where i'm at. In a city bursting at the seams with people, crowding into matchbox apartments stacked on top of one another, you realize personal space isn't an option. But why … Continue reading 8.6 Million People, and i’m Lonely
Sounds like the beginning to a bad joke your uncle is about to tell at a family dinner after one too many drinks, but it was actually my Sunday night. New York is all about side hustles, and multiple streams of income. When you live in a city this expensive, you have to get creative. … Continue reading A Doctor, a Lawyer, and a Model Walk into a Wendy’s…
Finding a job in New York city was stressful to say the least, and tear jerking to say the most. I thought it would be impossible for a single person in this massive jungle of concrete and garbage, to find a job. My fiancé's roommates would tell me that "it's not hard! there are jobs … Continue reading Workin’ 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a livin’
Hi! My name is Amber-Lily and I'm a Canadian girl who has been living in Jacksonville, FL the past 8 years. Recently, I moved to New York. It's probably more accurate to say that I crash landed into my fiancé's apartment in Bed-Stuy. Nonetheless, I emerged from a smoking pile of wreckage in my thrifted … Continue reading Making Rookie Mistakes So You Don’t Have To.