Author Archives: Laura Providence

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sōsh |

i’m a big fan of sites like groupon, livingsocial and howaboutwe for couples. i’m always looking to score deals and discounts on dates with the mister or nights out with the ladies. facebook must have noticed and suggested sōsh to me yesterday. no plans? well, get some. the best things to do in NYC are at your fingertips with sōsh. at the current time sōsh is only available in new york city and san francisco but boston, los angeles, seattle and chicago, you’re up next!

when you sign up with sōsh, you’ll be asked to pick your favorite neighbors within your city followed by activities you enjoy doing and BAM sōsh curates a list of upcoming activities tailored to your interest. sōsh isn’t about deals or daily emails – it’s about sharing incredible experiences with your loved ones. so get in, get out, and get on your way.

fab friday finds | 07 | The Native New Yawker

this week i was unprepared and basically all over the place. landed a new freelance client, working on a few new projects getting ready to launch — everything has just been hectic. last time i checked it was monday and then i blinked.. it’s friday. i started the week off w. a bang — seriously, did you see cameron diaz’s west village apartment, so i figured i could at least end the week with somewhat of a bang. this week there’s no real theme for my finds — i just picked what i really wanted to buy this week since today is pay day. heyyy!

1. amal coffee table, walnut, $799 2. cheese dome, $42 — for my new appreciation for gourmet cheeses 3. hand cell phone holder, $18.50 4. french paddle board, 12″ walnut, $84 5. concrete spice tube set, white, $45 6. man cave sign, $72 — definitely for the mister 7. cell tealight holder, brass, $60 8. salsa + guacamole bowl set, $23 — right in time for football season 9. alberta table lamp, walnut, $399 10. brooklyn sign, $72 11. 9 point shoulder mount taxi art, $1343

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compfight |

i actually used to love this site and then one day completely forgot about it. it wasn’t until last friday one of my coworkers reminded me about compfight. compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. although the site makes great use of the flickr API, it isn’t actually affiliated with flickr. this site is pretty cool for finding images for your blog posts that won’t have much of that ‘stock image feel’ you’d get if using images from shutterstock or getty images. most importantly, this is free. just make sure if you use any photos from here you at least credit the photographer.

interior envy | cameron diaz’s west village apartment

interior envy | cameron diaz's west village apt. | The Native New Yawker

the west village is probably my favorite spot in manhattan. it’s the perfect destination for weekend brunches followed by burning off your meal with shopping or strolling through christopher park. this weekend i stumbled across pictures of cameron diaz’s west village apartment and man, oh man.. i am in love. cameron hired kelly wearstler to turn her 2,400 sq. ft. prewar apartment into a glamorous, romantic, hollywood gem. i’m loving the mixture of patterns, colors and textures. going to need my future place to take note once again. especially the bathroom and kitchen areas.

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fab friday finds | 06 | The Native New Yawker

on the first of every month, aside from paying rent i always go on and check my monthly horoscope. i don’t know what it is about susan miller but she has an amazing talent and her horoscopes are usually spot on. this month i was told that it would be a great time to focus on home decor. the mister and i went to ikea this weekend and we made a vow that no matter how much i love ikea.. we will no longer get cheap furniture. when we got our first apartment all of our furniture was from ikea. and granted, we still have much of it today — we realized the best way to pack ikea furniture when moving is to just.. leave it. once it’s put together, forget about taking it apart. we are looking to move sometime next year but as of lately i’ve just been looking at a lot of home decor to really get a taste of our two styles. i’m a rustic minimalist and he’s more vintage bohemian. one thing i always love about is their great furniture selections so this week it’s all about furniture and home decor.

1. IKIO coat rack, white, $109 2. SQR long dresser, walnut, $3,200 3. get shit done poster, $18 4. milano 2015 chair clear, set of 4, $370 5. palio table, white, $2,446 6. agra pillow, black, 12×20, $85 7. luckies chaine bottle holder, $26 — how cool is this though? 8. sky planter mini ceramic, $25 9. reverie sofa, sahara wood, $2,099 — seriously, this couch? this color. yasss.