If you ask a New Yorker what they want for the holidays, they’ll probably just tell you Rent Money. Or Sleep. Or a combination of the two.
Now that I’ve been in New York for two and a half years, I’ve learned a thing or two about living in this crazy city, and I’ve definitely developed my share of (crazy expensive) habits.
Rent is astronomical. You’d never believe what I pay for my studio apartment in a walk-up building in a grungy neighborhood in Manhattan. I’ve seen a mouse (still suffering from PTSD) and a cockroach in my apartment, yet I still somehow pay more in rent than a mansion mortgage in Illinois. So yes, cold hard cash for rent definitely tops my wish list. #MakeItRainSanta
Grocery Shopping? I’m not sure I know what you’re referring to. Ha, I kid. But seriously, there have been months at a time that I’ve gone without stepping foot in a grocery store. (And then when I finally did make a trip to Whole Foods, I got caught in a torrential downpour and the contents of my bags splattered across Houston Street… But that’s a story for a different day.) Seamless is a girl-on-the-go’s best friend. While I really do try to make more meals at home, I play the “too busy” card on the reg. Seamless is just too easy! Funny fact: I actually deleted the Seamless app from my phone because it’s just too easy to order food. Especially after a night out! 😉
I can’t forget about Soul Cycle. Considering it’s essentially a therapy session and a workout all in one, I justify the hefty price tag. I definitely wouldn’t be mad if I discovered a mad stack of Soul Cycle gift cards under the tree this year!
And since stress and sleep deprivation is all too common in New York, a spa day at Bliss would never, ever be turned down.
Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides
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