Frances is a New York City-based writer and aspiring cheese plate influencer. She gets a thrill out of doing crossword puzzles in pen.
Money diaries from the mundane to the outlandish proliferate online, their ubiquity suggesting a collective (and voyeuristic) fascination with thy neighbor’s expenses. Living in New York City is many things, but cheap isn’t one of them—which makes maximizing your expendable income a precarious exercise. In this new series, we ask New Yorkers how they allot their funds for the non-essentials.
Why Whisk, a beloved kitchenware boutique founded in Brooklyn, closed two storefronts in two months.
Dylan Lipari of Superare recommends gloves for every type of boxer.
Babeland, a sex toy brand with shops in NYC and Seattle, offers something for everyone—whether you’re on your first or fiftieth visit.
Village Grannies in downtown Manhattan looks and feels unlike any other smoke shop you’ve been inside.
At Sprout Home, an indie garden center with locations in Williamsburg and Chicago, a green thumb is welcome—but not required.
The Brooklyn-based media publisher and self-described ‘curious consumer’ thinks socks make an outfit.
Lisa Finn, a sex educator and the brand manager of Babeland, recommends the right sex toy for 13 different needs.
The thrill of buying something totally unnecessary cuts across Myers-Briggs types, income levels, and ages. Whether you’re in the position to blow $350 on an infuser or $14 on feature socks, impulse shopping is something most of us partake in, at least occasionally. Read on for shopping confessions from people working in wine, fashion, and design.
In an alternate life, the Portland-based editor would design floral arrangements for rich private clients.
The Japanese adult toy brand creates products that aren’t embarrassing to buy.
The fashion and lifestyle blogger could also take an aperol spritz.
The company has nothing to hide.
You don’t need it, but you want it. #NoRegrets.
The self-described “collector by birth” wants more time to take photos and a closet full of cashmere.
Espresso Supply, Inc. has grown along with American tastes.
The Florida-born lifestyle photographer could also use a walk-in shoe closet, obviously.
The writer cum fashion influencer has bought two wedding dresses but still has to plan her wedding.
The pet insurance company offers flexible plans for whatever life may have in store.
Tips on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions from a clinical psychologist.
The wellness influencer’s latest purchases, inspired by a trip to Las Vegas and her moving into her first "big girl" apartment.
Meal prep can be a dangerous endeavor. Here are three of our spookiest stories.
The fashion and culture writer’s recent buys run the price gamut.
The New York-based tastemaker has a “thing with roses” and insists PVC makes the most functional handbag.
The Silicon Valley company hopes to revolutionize how we smoke.