New York

Outdoor Cinemas in Berlin, Paris, London and New York

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Open air cinemas are a wonderful invention. Sitting underneath the stars in a folding chair with your buddy/boyfriend/cousin/mom and dad/neighbor watching a movie you've always wanted to watch while sipping on a cool beer is a great way to spend your summer nights. My first time in an open air cinema was in Paris, where they show free movies at different [...]

Chatting to the Six Six Sick girls about New York City

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I first met the six six sick girls about 4 years ago when I lived in New York for a while. Back then, these (then) 3 fine ladies ran one of NYC's best clubnights called Six Six Sick, at a place called Happy Ending, ever Tuesday. I loved them right away because each week they designed their own outfits and treated all their guests as friends. These days, the[...]

New York, I love you (but you're bringing me down)

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New York and I have been enjoying a love/hate relationship ever since I first set foot in this town at the tender age of 18, equipped with a homemade ID stating that I was 22 and a grand appetite to discover all things Americana. Before moving there in summer 2006, ending my world trip that had just taken me through 25 countries and 5 continents, I had on[...]

Kids in New York

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In every country and every city I travel to, I observe how kids are treated by their parents, how they live and how they act. Understanding children is to understand adults, as an adult is nothing else but the product of the way the external world impacts on him as a child growing up. But the idea is not to go too scientific on you (I hold an MSc in developm[...]

New York Soho - Cafe Habana is for you

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New York is full of great places to eat. The art is to find one that has the food you like, the athmosphere you appreciate and the prices you can afford.Since the selection is so big, it's fun to go around and try out different spots to find the spots that you feel are yours. That you can go to again and again, that you show friends and family and that you r[...]

New York: Boxing Kitten fashion

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Dear travelettes, the other day, my blogger-friend Susie G took me to a fashion party of the NY-based label Boxing Kitten presenting its latest collection. The clothes are vintage inspired with colorful print reminiscent of Africa. Boxing Kitten designs have recently been spotted in Rihanna's Rude Bow video, on Solange and Beyonce and many other fab pop s[...]

NYC - 5 coffeeshop favorites

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Something I tend to obsess about in any major American city are coffee shops. In Europe we have cafes, which are just as great, but nothing beats a lazy afternoon with a large vanilla latte and a cream cheese bagel while staring at your laptop for 2 to 3 hours and possibly getting some work done. It's a perfect place to daydream and refuel on caffeine. Wh[...]

Brunching with Anna Wintour

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Dear travelettes, New York is full of surprises. Just the other day I was googling good brunch spots in Manhattan and after carefully circling in my options I eventually decided to go for the Sullivan Bistro on 169 Sullivan Street in Nolita. Even though it hadn't got any ratings, its brunch menu much more suited my tastebuds than many of the Soho p[...]

NYC - visuals of a lazy saturday

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Dear travelettes, after spending my first few days in New York frantically trying to take in as much as possible, see as much as possible and do as much as possible I could not help but do something incredibly boring yesterday - sleep. After meeting a friend for brunch and hanging out at another friend's bar for a bit I went home and fell asleep just to w[...]

New York: I'm here

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Dear travelettes, for the past few weeks I have been announcing that I was going on a trip throughout the United States and finally i'm here ready and waiting for all adventures to come my way. Today is my 3rd day and - what can I say - I am aching everywhere. My feet are welcoming new blisters every day and my entire body is sore from walking as much as[...]

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