Cafe Moca

Every so often, I find a really special place where I become a pretty regular customer. While I’m a major fan of cafes and coffee shops to start, Cafe Moca is special to me for a number of reasons. Their store was one of the very first places I grabbed a tea and a bite […]

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General Irving

For the first time since being on Instagram, I was actually influenced to make a purchase. When I saw a jar of cardamom-saffron marmalade on General Irving’s page, I told myself that I absolutely needed a jar of it—and I don’t even like jam or preserves! So I took a long walk on the warmest […]

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Little Shop of Soil

At the intersection of Myrtle, Central, and Dekalb Avenues in Bushwick, there is a magical little plant shop called Little Shop of Soil. Inside, you will find a green wonderland and enough pretty pots and planters for you, no matter who you may be. The name of the store is a play on Little Shop […]

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Slow Rise

I’ve lived in New York for almost six years now and I’ve been in nine different homes (if you decide to count college dorm situations) in several neighborhoods. I’ve never found a go-to bagel shop near any apartment I’ve loved enough to frequent on lazy Sunday mornings for breakfast. That’s not to say I haven’t […]

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