12 October 2010, 10:27
Step right up, step right up! The latest chapter in my Love & Sequins series has just been spanked & sent off into the world with a big kiss!
Love & Sequins #11 is a luscious romp through one of my absolute favourite subjects. This is my ULTIMATE guide to the greatest place on Earth, NEW YORK CITY!
I’ve been living here two years now, & in that time I’ve lived in the Upper East Side, the West Village, the East Village, & Brooklyn. I’ve stayed in decadent hotels where I ate gourmet hamburgers on silver trays in bed — & I’ve stayed in a rock ‘n’ roll hotel with history where I couldn’t sleep because of the cockroaches. I’ve been to fabulously debaucherous parties & I’ve watched the sun rise on first dates. I’ve subleased an apartment whose toilet was in the hallway, not in the apartment itself! I’ve thrown coloured powder at Holi in Queens & I’ve swam in technicolour pools. I’ve ridden across the Brooklyn Bridge on the back of a 1960s motorcycle, holding onto the waist of the man with whom I fell in love.
Apparently you can’t call yourself a New Yorker until you’ve lived here for ten years. But I’ve packed a lot into my two years. New York City is whatever you make of it. In this podcast, I show you what I’ve made of it, & share all of my best discoveries with you.
The best boutiques, the biggest hotel beds, the tastiest burgers & my favourite nail salon (where they hug & massage you!). Tourist traps to avoid, how to avoid bedbugs, navigating your way around the city & what to do if you’re in town with your mother! The ultimate cupcake shop. Where to buy designer shoes, sans the attitude. What to do if you only have 24 hours in NYC. Pre-planned “dates” & miniature Gala day-tours which will show you what the city is really about! Molly Crabapple’s secret top ten spots. Amazing sandwiches, gorgeous parks, & where to go to get pampered. Magic shops & vintage clothing. Rooftops & fire escapes! Art parties, burlesque shows & underground mailing lists. This is my New York.
It’s a city of amazing art & even better shopping, where you can go from a fancy penthouse party to a punk rock bar in less than a block. It’s a place where you can wear sequins to breakfast — or even to yoga — & no one will blink an eye. It’s a place where the pressure will either bust your pipes, or turn you into a diamond.
In this chapter, I’ve done my best to capture some of the magic & wonder that makes New York City a place that people dream of.
This bumper chapter is perfect for printing out & flicking through with a licked finger! At over 10,000 words, it’s a fun read & a must for anyone having a love affair with New York City! Even better, the chapter comes with an hour-long MP3 of me reading aloud with my strange New Zealand/American hybrid accent!
It’s $12: much less expensive than Lonely Planet & I promise you’ll enjoy my suggestions more!
When you click the button, it takes you straight through to Paypal & it will be delivered to your inbox immediately!
Of course, before this chapter, there were 10 others! They range in subject from self-love to happiness to owning your own business! Have a look through, & click to read more about the ones which interest you most!
Love & Sequins #1: LEARNING TO LOVE YOURSELF — Self-adoration, manifesting your ideal persona, channelling your inner Marie Antoinette & everything in between!
Love & Sequins #2: THE SMART GIRL’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS — Taking control of your life, finding your passion, loving what you do & making mad bling!
Love & Sequins #3: LOVE, SEX, THE GALAXY & EVERYTHING — From falling in love to co-habitation, & all the beauty & madness contained within!
Love & Sequins #4: A GUIDE TO MANNERS FOR THE MODERN MINX — Etiquette, social graces & charming the pants off total strangers for the uninitiated!
Love & Sequins #5: FINDING HAPPINESS & MAKING IT STAY — Choosing joy, making magic & devoting your life to love, adventure & deliciousness!
Love & Sequins #6: DAINTIER, SMARTER, BETTER DRESSED — A deluxe guide to looking truly fabulous, defining your personal style & being the best-dressed girl at any party!
Love & Sequins #7: BLOGGING 101 — Living & loving online, monetisation in the new world & thinking beyond the 9-5!
Love & Sequins #8: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER — Keeping your friendships fresh, finding platonic soul mates & clearing out the fakes, phonies & meanies!
Love & Sequins #9: MANIFESTING & MAGIC-MAKING — Using imagination & reverie to create a perfect universe!
Love & Sequins #10: INTERNATIONAL PLAYGIRLS UNLIMITED — Taking to the skies, travelling in style, romance on foreign shores & more!
“I adore this series, it’s so more-ish & yummy & TRUE. I’m doing a lot of uh-huhing and nodding while listening. I’ve been trying to pace myself but it’s tricky…” — Nats
“I’m LOVING the series so very much. I listened to #1 on repeat all of Monday, and I think it’s finally starting to sink in— right now, I feel like Love & Sequins has changed my life, or at the very least my current outlook on life!” — Amanda
“Recently, after becoming a die-hard, devoted Gala-phile, I decided to up the ante and try out the first installment of your Love & Sequins collection. Best. Decision. Ever. I immediately purchased a subscription! Getting to actually hear you as you tell me so many beautiful things about my life makes me realize how much you truly do love and care for every single one of your Gala girls. It makes me take the things you say to heart on a different level, and motivates me so furiously that after I listen to my daily morning bit of L&S, I’m completely fired up and ready to take on the day, no matter what it has in store for me…” — Natalie
Alternatively, you can snap up all the chapters in the series for $7 each if you buy them all at once!
As always, thank you for your support of me & of this project. I put so much love & attention into them & it makes me so happy to see people enjoying them! Your encouragement is so appreciated!