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Display Name: Cindy44
Member Since: 3/25/07

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My family loves this pie. I make it every year.

http://nymag.com/listings/recipe/deep-dish-pumpkin-pie/


What Are Some Fun Variations on Traditional Pumpkin Pie? Good Questions
11/16/12 02:29 PM

AGREE! This is why I hate throwing parties.

My husband's 50th birthday party was catered, so I needed a hard number of people for the caterer. Not only did people show up that didn't RSVP, I had people that didn't show up at all that did RSVP, others that brought friends, still others that RSVPed and came, and then went to dinner! My round birthday is around the corner and I told my husband that I would rather take a trip than have a party. People!


Party Planning Vent: What's So Hard About RSVPing?
11/8/12 02:56 PM

I always feel grown up whenever I clear the clutter that collects in the crannies around my apartment. Sadly, this doesn't happen that often...


What Do You Need to Live Like a Grown-Up?
10/11/12 05:20 PM

As a fellow New Yorker NOT living in a 6000+ sq ft triplex in Union Square with a rooftop pool, I have to say, "Where's your art!" How can I live vicariously through you if you don't have art?

jus sayin


Doug's Glam Triplex in Union Square House Tour
9/14/12 04:04 PM

Ahh, Bulthaup. Someday, someday...


Look! A Sleek Stainless Steel Kitchen Island Kitchen Inspiration
8/14/12 01:08 PM

i would, but i really like throwing stones.


Daring Architecture: Could You Live In a Glass House?
8/10/12 02:43 PM

Maangchi!! Somebody put her on TV already!


Cultural Kitchen: Watch Maangchi Make Her Grandmother's Rice Cake Soup Video
7/31/12 01:28 PM

i absolutely understand the hesitation! my (almost) four year old is also a "paint it pink" type. although the pink thing doesn't bother me as much as the princess thing. it goes against every feminist bone in my body. luckily, she hasn't gotten there yet and hopefully we can bypass it all together. but if/when she gets there, the only thing i can do is bite my tongue and roll over.


Pink Quandaries: What Color to Paint
a Toy Mower?

7/27/12 05:35 PM

I was fortunate enough to visit Papillote Wilderness Retreat in Roseau, Dominica which, in addition to having several waterfalls on its property, had beautiful pools with both hot and cold mineral springs. Pricey to get to, but pretty resonable once you're there.


Great Escapes: The Best Public Pools and Swimming Holes in the World
7/19/12 05:05 PM

In NYC, we recently used Estilo Upholstery on Rivington between Clinton and Attorney. They did a great job with our super-fake Eames lounge chair and ottoman, redoing both for $500 (we provided the fabric).


Case Studies of Real Life Upholstery Jobs: What Do People Really Pay?
6/20/12 04:27 PM

I have four white Joe Colombo Universal chairs in storage waiting for their moment. We were using them as dining chairs, which I really loved since they were a nice contrast with the dark burled wood of the dining table but they were trumped by heirloom pieces we inherited from my mother-in-law. I miss them everyday.


Do You Have a Piece of Furniture You Love but Never Use?
6/13/12 03:17 PM

I really liked this article. As a gallerist, I'm always glad when the topic is art and collecting. It's true that galleries are happy to offer payment plans without interest and can work with you to find a piece from an artist you love at a price you can be happy with. It's also true that you can find something special for very little money, but if you're looking for something that you love and could possibly appreciate in value, you have to look for work from someone that is actively working and building a career and a market for themselves. Otherwise that piece you bought at the flea market for a steal will accumulate only dust and not value.


Get Smart: Real Life Advice for
Collecting & Investing in Art on a Budget

6/13/12 03:11 PM

I really liked this article. As a gallerist, I'm always glad when the topic is art and collecting. It's true that galleries are happy to offer payment plans without interest and can work with you to find a piece from an artist you love at a price you can be happy with. It's also true that you can find something special for very little money, but if you're looking for something that you love and could possibly appreciate in value, you have to look for work from someone that is actively working and building a career and a market for themselves. Otherwise that piece you bought at the flea market for a steal will accumulate only dust and not value.


Get Smart: Real Life Advice for
Collecting & Investing in Art on a Budget

6/13/12 03:11 PM

it's legal in NY to have an electric grill on a balcony or an area less than 10 feet from the building. our condo building in brooklyn has a communal one for the owners on the communal terrace. for a glorified george foreman grill, it's pretty ok: grill marks, smokiness, i don't have to heat my entire house to broil something in summer.


Is It Legal to Grill on Your Balcony?
6/11/12 11:04 PM

Nice! I saw something like this in Interior Design Magazine a few issues back but the doors were the push open type in white lacquer.


A Kitchen Backsplash That Slides Open!
6/2/12 05:19 PM

I love this. This is my favorite party yet.


Best Kids Parties: Garden Tea Party My Party
5/24/12 05:10 PM

The best vanilla cupcake recipe ever is from Billy's Bakery in NYC and it calls for cake flour. I can't easily find King Arthur cake flour in my neighborhood, so I usually use Swan's Down or Softasilk.


Soft, Light & Tender: Cake FlourIngredient Spotlight
5/3/12 12:59 PM

Rude cashiers. There is a grocery in my neighborhood that I refuse to go to because the cashiers don't address you or make eye contact, and in the off-chance that they have to for some reason, they roll their eyes. I went there once, walked out and then went back in because the cashier forgot to bag my baguette. "Oh its there," she said. And it was. She folded it in half to fit it in the bag.


What's Your Grocery Store Pet Peeve? Reader Survey
4/27/12 02:10 PM

Not sure, but these remind me of Lafer chairs from the 60s.


Name or Maker of Vintage Leather Chairs? Good Questions
4/26/12 05:26 PM

Cool. This is like the Bulthaup cabinet except smaller (maybe more affordable?)


Combination Refrigerator, Dishwasher, & Oven Unit from Alpes InoxEuroCucina 2012
4/18/12 01:16 PM