Remember the old days when you were having a blast chomping your way through your dad’s deliciously marinated barbecued ribs, grilled corn, and a nice cool side of coleslaw? Well now that you’re a little older and a little wiser, its your time to host your own perfect summertime barbecue! Follow these easy-to-follow tips to [...]
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All savvy Instagram-ers will agree that life could never be more picture perfect than when viewed through an Earlybird or Walden filter. Instantaneously turn your routine bike ride to work into a masterpiece with Valencia. Spice up your lunchtime meal with Sutro. Luckily for us, summer holiday is here! So many days of great weather [...]
Your summer vacation: Have fun, stay safe, always talk to strangers Aside from the things you already knew you’re supposed to do, like (ahem) make copies of your passport and credit/debit cards and let your bank know you’ll be traveling (so they don’t freeze your accounts when they see a slew of charges from those Caribbean islands you’re hopping), here [...]
Ready for a short vacation this Memorial Day weekend? Make it memorable by planning ahead! Regardless of how you decide to celebrate this Memorial Day, it’s pretty safe to say that many of us are ecstatic to be enjoying a day off from work to spend with family and friends. There are a variety of great places [...]
Welcome to our new blog home! The MyNewPlace blog is launching under a new name (LocalTalk) and a new URL (localtalk.mynewplace.com). Why the change? We wanted to focus on what’s local, whether that means in your apartment, at your property, or in your city. We’ll continue to look at new ways to enjoy home life [...]
I love Cinco de Mayo. Here in San Francisco, it is a big deal. There’s an entire Cinco de Mayo festival in our Mexican-influenced Mission District, and bars throughout the city offer deals on Tecate, Corona, and margaritas. I decided to have a low-key party to celebrate this holiday…until I realized what Coronas cost in [...]
If you’ve been reading our posts over the past few days, you can tell that we’re excited for Easter to come this weekend! I love Easter, because it is so definitively springy (even if it’s still snowing in some parts of the country)! Tulips on the dinner table, easter egg hunts outside, and little kids [...]
Last call for making lots of Easter-related projects at home! Feeling creative but stumped on what direction to go? Check out some of these ideas: Eggs These Mod Podge eggs are decorated with napkins—in other words, a pretty inexpensive and uncomplicated endeavor. A great method if you want the kids to participate but for [...]
Easter is just around the corner! If you celebrate it, you’ve surely enjoyed your fair share of Easter egg successes…or failures. I was never that good at the classic vinegar dye, but I love the tiny works of art that you can create. One of my oldest friends posted this lovely blog entry about the [...]
Earth Day approaches. Why not celebrate by limiting your crafting to projects that don’t necessitate lots of plastic and glitter and other potentially polluting products you bought new? (Not that I have anything against glitter. It’s really pretty. And, frankly, probably biodegrades faster than plastic that’s not cut up into tiny pieces? Anyway, get your [...]
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