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The Thanksgiving Croissant Is Back at Momofuku Milk Bar!

The Thanksgiving Croissant Is Back at Momofuku Milk Bar!

If you don’t know about the Momofuku Milk Bar Thanksgiving Croissant, you better ask somebody! Conveniently for you, I’m here to tell you all about it without you even having to ask. Milk Bar manages to further glorify the already-glorious month of November with a croissant in which the dough is seasoned like stuffing and(…)

Meat Grilled on Crystal = The Good Life, Korean Style

Meat Grilled on Crystal = The Good Life, Korean Style

Korean food lovers, it’s time to rejoice! The amazing Hanjoo – complete with its unique grills made of CRYSTAL – has opened an outpost in the East Village! Not that it’s not worth the trek out to Murray Hill (the Queens version), but knowing that such delicious food is a mere hop-skip-jump from my apt(…)

One Weekend, Six Cocktails

One Weekend, Six Cocktails

This past weekend, I found myself drinking several delicious cocktails at several excellent establishments. They were so delicious, in fact, that I thought I should share them all with you so you could enjoy them yourselves when you’re in the mood for a tasty, refreshing, alcoholic treat. 1. Some kind of whiskey punch at The(…)

Hidden Gems at Gea’s Garden

Hidden Gems at Gea’s Garden

Gea’s Garden isn’t actually so hard to find, but the fact that this store sells nothing but plants and totally sweet jewels makes it a pretty special place. I first happened upon the store about five years ago when I was looking for an air plant, and was surprised to find that what looks like(…)

The Best Japanese Calgel Manicures in New York City

We love ourselves a good gel manicure here at Power Animals.  With nine of us traipsing about the city trying out various nail salons, we are able to present a fairly exhaustive review of Calgel options in NYC. We’ve tried CND’s Shellac, OPI’s Axxium, Gellish, and Gelebration and none stand up to the quality and(…)

Japanese Nail Art and Gel Polish: Changing Manicures Forever

Last spring, PA Nina sent me this article from the New York Times about the new availability of a manicure that will last weeks.  Amazing!  A manicure that doesn’t chip and lasts three weeks?  I was sold, but for some reason didn’t get around to getting one of these amazing manicures until June.  Perhaps I(…)