Posts tagged "Travel & Entertainment"
Ghoulish and Free

Ghoulish and Free

Unless you are an Ann Rice, Steven King or Stephenie Meyer fan on the hunt for your favorite vampire, you might be wondering what kind of twisted person cruises a cemetery for pleasure? With Halloween fast approaching we thought it would be fun to find some ghoulish outdoor inspiration for a daily walk. And, of...
"More Ideas than Bergdorf's has Snobs"

“More Ideas than Bergdorf’s has Snobs”

Yesterday*, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, wrote a glowing review of Bitches on a Budget. Obviously, whenever anyone says something nice about our message we feel happy, but when someone who is a terrific writer says something nice about our writing, we positively shine. Some snippets of what they had to say in yesterday’s paper: “With a...
Strawberries and Spaghetti

Strawberries and Spaghetti

More strawberry ideas. One of our all time favorite restaurants in NYC was Sfoglia*, a charming Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side across from the 92nd Street Y . While everything was fantastic we lusted after two things on their menu– chicken under a brick (more on this another day) and spaghetti sauce made...
A Back to School Feeling

A Back to School Feeling

It’s mid-September and everyone is back at school and you’re not. You know that feeling when summer ends and the leaves begin to fall and you feel like your life should change.  You always wondered why those romantic poets used spring as their metaphor for new beginnings.  Surely it was fall with the advent of...

Bored? Play Games

Hurricanes have a way of putting us all in our place. Really. Are you stuck at home? The power is unreliable. The television, internet, phones are all down. What’s a girl to do? Play fun and games the old fashioned way. Need some ideas? From the book, Bitches on a Budget. “Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon, Monopoly,...

Chill Out at the Museum

From the exhibition The Great American Hall of Wonders at the Smithsonian American Art Museum  Has it been unrelentingly hot where you live? Too hot to walk? Too hot to bike? Too hot to…ok, we won’t go there.  Are you on the hunt for other stimulating, but cool, activities? Inside a mall is refrigerated and deadening....

Free as a Bird

  Spring is here and for those of you in the hunt for fresh air and free entertainment we have a plan.   From our book, Bitches on a Budget: “If you’re a closeted bird fetishist, come on out! No need to be shamed, even if you do have that habit of making bizarre sounds...

Best Road Trips, Ever

  It’s that time of the year when we’re coming out of hibernation and are itchy to get going. Even though the price of petrol is rising, the price to fly is in the stratosphere, so we’re planning a ROAD TRIP.  Help us plan a route. To get you in the spirit here’s a snippet...

A Voyeur on a Budget’s Fancy

When you’re on a budget, it’s way better to be a hip-voyeur than a broke-player. So, we’re kind of obsessed with Fancy. What is it? According to their site: “Fancy is part store, blog, magazine and wishlist. It’s a place to discover great stuff, to curate a collection of things you love, to get updates...

Free Fun on a Budget: Tip #1 Be a Mooch

Looking for free fun on a budget?          From the book Bitches on a Budget: It’s almost the weekend and it’s time to visit the galleries. No, you’re not buying, unless of course it’s your neighborhood artists’ association. One night a month most cities’ art galleries have openings—usually from five to eight...

James Franco and Chocolate Brownies: Perfect Oscar Night Treats

James Franco, warm from the oven chocolate brownies, a tall glass of milk, and comfy PJs are our recipe for a satisfying night of Oscar watching. While we have a healthy sense of humor and spend a lot of time writing with our tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek (Bitches on a Budget, need we say more?) we never, ever...

February Contests: Grammy. Oscar. Westminster.

February is the month of “Best in Show”. Grammy. Oscar. Westminster. Everyone is out there preening, primping and strutting to win the prize. With each passing year the pageantry and politics around these spectacles seem to escalate. While we have no issue with the entertainment value (does anyone else think that Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift...