My new place

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So if you are a reader of this blog you know I love to shop. I recently made the biggest purchase of my life when I bought my own apartment. It is a lovely 1 bedroom prewar co-op on the third floor in the prettiest neighborhood in Queens, NYC. I love the sunken living room, hardwood floors and the 15 min subway ride into Manhattan. Plus tree lined streets and Irish pubs on every corner.

So please excuse the slow down on the blog front these past few months. Instead of bag shopping I’ve been taking trips to Home Depot, and surfing around Bed & Bath and The Container Store.

Purchasing real estate in NYC is a painful drawn out tedious process that only works out in the end if you truly love the apartment. I was lucky to have the help of a wonder lawyer, real estate agent and mortgage broke.

Other good resources:
Curbed
Property Shark
Craigs List
Street Easy
NY Times Real Estate

I was able to fit in a few bag purchases that I’ll be talking about here soon, so stay tuned.

15 thoughts on “My new place

  1. Congratulations on the new home! My hubby and I are also in the planning stages of getting our first home sometime in the next 12-18 months, so I can completely understand your excitement. Hope you’ll keep us posted as you decorate!

    Marjorie

  2. congratulations! your crown molding is beautiful and just this simple photo makes it already look like your home. enjoy 🙂
    xo

  3. Me too! My life has gone nuts since I started the move. I am renting my first apartment. (Weren’t you in Boston, too? Guess where I moved!! Ha ha! FLORIDA! Whoopee!)

    Same here with the prepping the apartment. I need to take tons of boxes out to the garbage tomorrow. Things are crazy.

    But as you can see I’m starting to come back to blogging. Phew! My effort in that is paying off, too.

    Yeah, so sort of the same. My living room isn’t quite as fancy, ha ha!

    No photos yet, I figure I’ll wait until my closet, etc., are complete. That’s the good stuff?

    Good luck.

  4. congratulations! the place looks very spacious and beautiful. it’s no easy task to buy a place, let alone in NYC (miss it, sniff sniff). eagerly awaiting news on your new bag purchases.

  5. So……forget about bags for a moment. Your apartment is absolutely fabulous. Congrats on that.
    Check out Vivre.com if you like unique and beautiful decor for your place.

    I think your blog is great!!
    I will come back as often as possible.

    Check out my fashion blog when you have a chance.
    Feel free to leave comments if you are interested.
    I try to update it at least 5 times a week.

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  6. Congrats on the new place! it looks amazing, but I am so glad to see you posting again, looking forward to seeing your new bag blogs!

  7. Congratulations! The planning of the layout looks to be good as seen from the picture. Happy living!
    Shoes from ‘pay less’ yet again a good buy! The Somerset vertical tote is very attractive! Thanks for pictures. Look forward to some more!

    Regards,

    Kartik
    Fashion Evangelist
    http://www.fashion-networks.com

  8. Congrats on your new place. I am a first time reader and I am loving your blogs!!! Can’t wait to see how you decorate your place!!!

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