Alfajores! Aroma Espresso Bar’s Dirty Secret

Every day at around 3pm, I get a craving for either cake or cookies. Usually, I just power through and have some tea instead, but every once in a while I succumb to the urge. It’s hard to find a place that’ll sell you a little bite of something that’s not too sweet or not(…)

Sweet Nothings from In God We Trust

In God We Trust, the mini-empire of thoughtfully appointed boutiques by Brooklyn-based designer/curator extraordinaire, Shana Tabor, is just the place to go when you want to get a friend a gift. My latest obsessions here (and there have been many) are the Sweet Nothings pendants – and at $40 a pop, they’re the perfect price(…)

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(…)

The City Is My Oyster (Bar)

Last winter, Dan and I went on an oyster binge. We happened to have a couple great meals that included oysters and, voila!  A new food addiction was born.  We spent a few very lovely Sundays exploring a few of the city’s great raw bar and seafood spots, hitting up three of them in one(…)

My SoHo Secret

Whenever you look up specialty lingerie shops in New York City, you come across the same usual suspects: Brasmyth, La Petite Coquette, or Town Shop, to name a few. These places are all known for having experts on staff who will help you find the right fit, so you can walk out enlightened and properly(…)