site share | HowAboutWe Couples

HowAboutWe couples |

this past weekend my boyfriend and i celebrated 8 7 years (after a miscalculation from my part). if you’ve been in a relationship or even married for as long as i have, you’ll know when it comes to date night things can start getting a little routine. i’m sure my boyfriend always hate the ‘so, what are we doing tonight?’ questions when friday or saturday swings around. there have been months where we’ve seen everything in the theater, then it’s like.. ok, now what. and sure, we can restaurant hop until we drop — afterall, we are in new york city, but i’ll end up gaining while my boyfriend stays perfectly the same. so we needed a resolution. something to save date night. then a coworker put me onto a site that one of his good friends started: HowAboutWe couples.

each month, members receive a datebook with beautifully presented, one-of-a-kind dates specifically curated for its users. you literally just book a date you like and HowAboutWe takes care of all the reservations so all you have to do is show up on your date. not to mention, once a month you get one free date to choose from. oh, and each month you get new rewards, such as two-for-1 fandango movie tickets. for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, members get unlimited access to their free concierge service for personalized date planning. unfortunately at the current time HowAboutWe is only in new york, seattle, chicago and san francisco. so how much does all of this cost? it’s only $18 a month and you can cancel or put your membership on hold at any time. if you’re interested in joining and want to receive $50 off your first date, then sign up today.

interior envy | renovated stylish london warehouse

interior envy | renovated stylish london warehouse

it seems like within these last few weeks, i’m starting every post with a quick apology from my absence from the blog. but then i realize, you guys are humans that have your own lives and totally understand that shit happens. life gets hectic, blogs get forgotten. my bad. i’ll make it up to you with a beautiful interior you’ll envy. i stumbled upon this old warehouse turned super stylish london home yesterday and had to share. i’m a huge fan of people taking buildings that aren’t usually built for residential and turning them into just that. one of my dreams would be to convert an old church into a popping home. my favorite things about this home would be the the overall interior decoration and the use of bricks and stone throughout the place. i need that dining table in my life pronto.

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fab friday finds | 09 | The Native New Yawker

hide your wallets! it’s friday! now that fall is officially upon us i’m honestly looking forward to the colder days ahead. i love spending time in my apartment w. the mister and the dog trying new cocktails and recipes while watching some great fall shows (like scandal or the walking day — october, get here already!). so, this week i picked a few of things that i think would make a great addition to the apartment.

1. ahoy floor lamp, $259 2. tom dixon scented candle, orientalist, $80 — i need to know what an $80 candle smells like 3. vodka bottle garden IV, $48 — chic ways to repurpose those liquor bottles 4. espania bottle, $12 5. pik vase black, $76 6. raw natural skull, $129 7. grass rider mat, 3’10×5’6, $175 — absolutely in love with this pattern 8. ridley coffee table, $399

The Blog Critique #07: Expanding Beyond

the blog critique | 07 | The Native New Yawker

it’s been two weeks since i’ve done a blog critique and i apologize.

i have to constantly remind myself — designer first, blogger second. had a lot of design work within these past two weeks so by the time i would come home and finish some freelance work, i wasn’t trying to blog about anything. work is still hectic, but i’m trying to pace myself a bit more realistically when it comes to getting shit done. while i was taking a two week break from blog critiques more ladies submitted their blogs — so yay, got more critiques coming your way. once again, if you know any bloggers that would be interested in finding out ways to pump up their blog design. send them my way. i’ll be running critiques for the remainder of the fall. let’s get into today’s critique.
lifestyle blog

heather is a newbie blogger currently trying to find her way around this blogosphere. she started back in december of 2012 as a platform to document her natural hair and fitness/weightloss journey. nowadays, she covers everything from natural hair to to fitness to fashion turning her blog into a lifestyle blog. heather feels she’s in serious need of help with her blog since she’s using as a platform instead of the self-hosted so her flexibility is quite limited when it comes to what she can and can’t do for her blog. since will be her home for the next few months she’d love to here some advice on how she could spruce up her blog. well, heather.. as always, you’ve come to the right spot.

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wp wed: simple mag theme

wp wed | simple mag theme

so back again with wordpress wednesday. once again i figured i’d use this day each week to cover something within the whole wordpress spectrum–whether it’s going over plugins or showcasing wonderful themes. today, i’m featuring a wonderful magazine theme for any bloggers out there looking to turn the look of their blog into more of a magazine.

SimpleMag theme

view live demo | purchase – $45

SimpleMag is a responsive, retina-ready, minimalistic magazine theme for wordpress that looks good on any device, from big desktop monitors to small smartphone screens. this theme comes with a very easy to use and intuitive page composer which allows you to add, rearrange the order and change the settings of sections — allowing every page to look different if you so please. the theme also includes off-canvas navigation and sidebar for mobile devices, a configurable dropdown mega menu, full width image carousel that supports variable slide widths for gallery post format, a unique wordpress gallery layout, different category layouts and a self configurable footer. sites like blasted inspiration and MCU style are perfect examples of how brands made the themes their own.

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