Friday, June 25, 2010
There is nothing more American than a juicy burger. But what happens if you are outside our borders and feeling a tinge of nationalism in the form of a craving? All that shopping at Selfridge's leave you drained. Then head to Guerilla Burgers for a refuel. This burger joint will become your destination when the ex-pats crave burgers, hot dogs, and fries, not chips. Burgers start at about £5. Your patty can be beef, turkey, or a chicken breast. Add fries, regular, sweet, or smothered to round out your pleasure meal. For the good ole American try add a shake. There are other various options if you are not jonesing for a patty. There are nachos, shrimp (prawns), fish tacos, and various dipping sauces to add variety to your meal. Monday's through Wenesday arrive before 7PM for happy hour. For under £10, enjoy a cheeseburger, fries, and beer or wine. On a health kick, you can lose the bun and no one will judge. As you are throwing back an ale, or savoring your meal your foot will be tapping along to all the hits from the 60s and 70s. Piece of advice ex-pats, maybe make a reservation for next Sunday? You can pretend there are fireworks as you chow down on a juicy burger.
image via Guerilla Burgers
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Friday, June 18, 2010
I don't know how it took this long for me to bring this place to your attention. Oh wait, I remember now. I just found out about it. On a stretch of Bleeker street where there are more designer outposts to keep track of, there is one that should go to the top of your list. Located at Bleeker Street, between 11th Ave and Perry Street, is a nondescript Marc Jacobs store with incredibly reasonable accessories. They have everything from wallets, to bracelets and other great classic Marc accessories at rock bottom prices. This is not an outlet, this is not a sale, this is an every day occurrence. People other than myself have caught on, so sometimes there can be a line to snag one of his pieces. A friend who tipped me off, acquired a fabulous zip wallet for just 80 bucks. Hit up the Marc counter at Bloomies, and the price tag will triple. Next time you need a gift, head to the West Village, your friends will think you spoiled them rotten while you spent next to nothing.
Friday, June 11, 2010
You got stuck in yesterday's down pour. On your person was that appendage known as your cell phone. Without that, is like life without fresh air. You are also the dummy who forgot that your cell was in your back pocket exposed to the elements. This is when you wished that you had the Bheestie Bag. Disregrd the funny name, and order yourself a bag. This magical pouch will pull the water out of your electrical devises after they have unfortunately been water logged. You place your item in the bag and it will draw the moisture out of your phone or Ipod. How it works is a mystery to me, but who cares. At 20 bucks this is well worth it; you will not have to deal with the hassle of being without a cell or not capturing the classic moments to post on Facebook. All that matters is that you do not have to spend your Monday morning fighting with the guy at AT&T as to why you should not have to pay for your new Blackberry.
image via Bheestie
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The weather has turned. As in turned up the heat. Figuring out what to wear when the only suit you wish was appropriate was the one you were born in. Never understanding the appeal of the maxi dress I was the first to knock it. I figured I would look like a huge blob in it and being the klutz that I am would constantly trip over its incredibly long hem. But as I write this post, I am comfortable lounging in my new summer uniform: the maxi dress. This past long weekend, I figured that I would try out this long trend. Not wanting to invest a whole bunch of my hard earned money, I went down to Old Navy on a shoppers tip. For $30 I picked up this Surplice Drawstring Maxi Dress. This was the perfect stepping stone into the maxi foray. It has thick straps to hide bra straps; to some of us the thought of a strapless bra is like having a root canal. On that note, the cris-cross bodice is a flattering neckline. Made from soft jersey, this will keep you cool as you get through the hot summer days that are bound to hit us. Now that I am a convert, this will become my new uniform. Obviously not wanting to break the bank, I have shopped the internet for my next frock. The main stay for fashion forward on the cheap is Forever 21. They even have a couple options for under $15. Since this will become your new uniform remember to mix it up with accessories. Its what makes the outfit.