When growing up in a Greek family, you will never hear the words “vegetarian” or “vegan” when it comes to daily diets. Aunt Voula says it best for all Greeks in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, “You don’t eat no meat? […] That’s okay, I make lamb!” It’s not saying that every Greek out there is an ignorant carnivore—we just really like our lamb, okay! Based on my Greekness in the last few sentences, you better bet my first visit at a vegan restaurant was going to be quite the experience.
While Central Park was a winter wonderland not too long ago, spring is officially here in NYC! All you need is that first sunny, warm day to go outside, after all. One thing to love about spring in New York is the chance to see all those beautiful flowers bloom. Most importantly, you need to head over to see the spring bloom in Central Park.
When living in the city, it’s hard to keep track of everything going on. We all click on that “Interested” button for a Facebook event, but do we really end up going to the event? Probably not. It’s why I’m introducing another blog series on Lost & Found in the City called “City Happenings” so you can actually see what events are worth checking out. Check out the events picked out for April 2017.
I’m all for trying new food. That’s one of the first things I do when visiting a city because it’s exciting to see new places while eating something delicious. I thought of an idea to share these experiences on the blog in a new series called “City Bites.” I will be covering a restaurant I visited and it will include photos, maybe an occasional vlog, and my personal thoughts on the place. For my first place, it seemed almost appropriate to pick brunch because life without brunch is a life I don’t want.
Spring is here! Even though a blizzard just flew in New York last week, everything changes when spring finally arrives. Sure, we might still be wearing gloves and puffy jackets, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get into the spirit. Flowers always remind me of spring and I knew it was finally time to bring a bouquet in my room. I decided to make my own makeshift vases to fit alongside my window. They’re painted white, so the colored flowers pop out even more, and the best part is that you can easily make these DIY painted glass bottles for your home, too.
The Statue of Liberty serves as a national symbol of freedom for more than 100 years. Of course, some Americans and international folks have the bucket list goal to climb up to the crown. Well, it turns out a lot of people want to do that. I learned that the hard way—crown reservations are usually booked months in advance. After moving to New York, I decided to make that reservation as soon as I arrived.
Hello, everyone! I know, I know, it’s been about one month since Lost & Found in the City went into hiatus. The beginning of the year turned out to be more stressful and busy than I expected, so managing a blog on top of everything seemed so difficult. I realized the problem was that I didn’t have a clear idea on what I wanted this blog to be.
It’s time to start spring cleaning early this year by organizing your room. I like a quick and easy DIY project to help get me started. After a trip to my local dollar store, I spent less than 4 dollars to create this handy jewelry frame organizer. This affordable, doable, and gorgeous frame is for anyone who needs to find room for their big, dangling earrings. Who doesn’t love a DIY organizer that can be displayed as a room decor item too? Get creative by using a bigger frame to hang your necklaces too!
Buying new notebooks might be a serious guilty pleasure for some of us. Yes, we obviously live in a digital world, but some people don’t mind being a bit old-fashioned when it comes to note-taking. Writing down notes by hand can actually be beneficial on staying organized or processing new information.
As a journalist, I always found the Reporter’s Notebook to be most useful when keeping my notes together. It’s Gregg-ruled, meaning that your hand doesn’t feel cramped writing in a small space and you can turn the pages easily. Of course, most of these type of notebooks aren’t practically pretty, so I decided to decorate some of my own reporting notebooks in this quick DIY project.