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About clarissa

I'm a girl from Texas living in New York since October 2010. I fell in love with New York City on a business trip here in April 2009. I had to drag my husband along for the ride at first but just a few hours on his own while I was at the conference and he was completely on board. He began texting me mundane things like the price of milk and the quality of produce so that I could see it wasn't so much different than Austin. What are the chances that after just one week in New York two people would leave with the exact same resolution to one day live there? We did. Just about 18 months later we signed a lease on a new apartment and started a new chapter in our lives. This blog will hopefully give me a chance to document our adventures in New York as well as to share my perspective on the same using photos and stories. enjoy.

houseguests 2.

(Post late but better than never!) After our first guest left we started to reset our apartment by doing laundry, cleaning, resting & shopping for a 2nd spare pillow. Seriously, Bed, Bath & Beyond is awesome but they have way … Continue reading

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I’ve had a very early summer full of houseguests and basketball games. I’ll split the story up into a few parts but for now here was my guest schedule: 1st guest stayed for 5 days—this was a pretty last minute … Continue reading

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john brown smokehouse. 2.

I am making good on my promise and blogging about my recent visit to John Brown Smokehouse’s new location. My last review was on September 4, 2011 entitled “John Brown Smokehouse. Wow.” The sentiment still holds only now there is … Continue reading

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kolaches and fleas.

Sometimes I think my husband sets out to see how many places we can patronize in a single day as his sole motivation for taking me on his goose-chases. Saturday we agreed to go to Smorgasburg for their ice cream … Continue reading

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taxi in the rain.

We’ve been in a major heatwave… this is day 3. The cooling centers have been open. We’ve all been smelly and sweaty and gross before we even get into the train. It was so hot today that the skies parted … Continue reading

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central park. an ode.

Central Park might not be the biggest park in the city but it definitely holds the most romance. When you think about New York City you don’t dream of visiting Flushing Meadows Corona Park or Van Cortlandt Park or Astoria … Continue reading

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