I've looked into this before but never realized you could drink on the boat. Was the ride rough out at sea?
So addictive. Unlike other dramas, you actually like most of these characters. Set in 1912, it follows the adventures and misadventures of the family of an Earl and their household of servants. A fascinating glimpse into the end of feudalism, and worth watching for the costumes alone.
This is a heartbreaking love story that is actually believable, and that's what makes it so good. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are brilliant.
Protip: Listen for the catchy "You and Me," found by Ryan Gosling on an old compilation of soul. The members of the group Penny and the Quarters, who have earned royalties from the film sountrack, can't be found and have not received their money.
The BBC is an amazingly supportive, positive environment in which to bring new life into the world. The team of midwives is knowledgeable, kind, and no-nonsense. Plus birthing tubs to help with labor! Affiliated with Maimonides Hospital, they will help you deliver your baby in or out of the hospital with the minimum of interventions, doctors, and other invasive ca-ca.
When I walked into Caribou Baby with my newborn, I immediately felt a sense of relief-- they can help me here! I came for a nursing bra (Blue Canoe organic cotton FTW), but stayed for the private demo of different types of baby slings and babywearing options. The owner is awesome and the store carries everything the baby of a hippie mom like me might ever need.
This place uses organic ingredients, has super-snappy service, often offers free samples of pita chips, and their pomegranate mint lemonade is to die for. I always order the falafel on whole wheat pita, but they offer grilled chicken, hardboiled egg, and roasted eggplant sandwiches too, as well as salads and desserts. The pitas are packed with salads and sauces.
Protip: extra pickles are free.
I normally am not so into fantasy, but this addictive series provides days and days of escapism without ever getting boring. Each book is thousands of pages long, and there are 5 books! Memorable characters, unexpected plot twists, and moments of hilarity. Set in a medieval world with just the right amount of magic.
Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat. Choose your flavor and make your own with this star popsicle mold kit. The molds themselves are big enough to make adult-sized pops, sturdy enough to go in the dishwasher, and the handles feature a drip-catching dish, which snaps securely onto the mold shaft to minimize mess. They all sit firmly in the star base-- no spills! Thai iced tea pop, anyone?
No, although the weather that day was really nice. It might be different in a stormy situation. And yes, you can definitely drink.
This sounds like a fun way to spend a nice day. What a cool way to get out of the city for bit!
This weekly event is a pregnant lady's dream. Tons of independent artisanal food vendors, all giving out free samples. You need scrambled eggs for 20 people? Buy an ostrich egg. A hangover remedy? Try a raspberry ginger popsicle. Hors-d'ouvres for the dinner party tonight? Pick up some freshly-made duck liver pate. Every Saturday at East River park in Williamsburg.