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Welcome to your "insider's guide" to all things New York. Check in with our WestHouse Your House blog to discover the cultured nuances that make this fascinating city hum with its own unique energy.

A Winter’s Sip

A Winter’s Sip

What’s better than a roaring fire, plush chairs, and an inviting cocktail during the holiday season?

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The Case for Gingerbread

The Case for Gingerbread

During the first eleven months of the year, finding gingerbread in New York is nearly impossible.

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Where to Ring in the New Year

Where to Ring in the New Year

Counting down to the New Year in New York? Toasting over a glass of champagne is a ...

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From 1 to 92

From 1 to 92

The holidays are a fantastic time to celebrate the simple things, like hot cocoa on a snow covered day or a visit to your favorite toy store.

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Fall Into The Forest

Fall Into The Forest

The Thain family forest has grown and thrived in New York for thousands of years. Yes, thousands of years. In 1895, the founders of The New York Botanical Garden selected the site specifically for its bea...

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Thankful in the City

Thankful in the City

New York City brims with holiday cheer at this time of year, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Though most of us are used to celebrating the holiday at home, putting a city-spin on the day can be a welcom...

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Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

New York is proud of its hustle and bustle. Lovingly nicknamed “the city that never sleeps,” it’s not unusual to find people out and about at all hours.

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Apple This, Apple That

Apple This, Apple That

“Cider Week is one of New York’s best kept secrets,” says Ben, a cider connoisseur and WestHouse staff member.

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Where The Cauldron Bubbles

Where The Cauldron Bubbles

There’s no better place to celebrate Halloween than New York City. Between the annual parade and the best street decorations you can find, it’s hard not to get into the spirit one way or anoth...

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

With crisp and cool temperatures outside and orange and black decorations hanging proudly in the city store windows, one thing’s for certain: pumpkin season is here.

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Open House, Open City

Open House, Open City

New York City has a rich history in extraordinary and world-leading architecture and design. Each district and borough has its own unique mix of contemporary and historic spaces, some of which are re...

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Aidan's Guide to Rocktober

Aidan's Guide to Rocktober

'Tis the season for… concerts? WestHouse staffer Aidan understands how often the month of October is associated with the same events, like Oktoberfest and Halloween. But his love for music inspired...

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How Andrew Spends A Fall Weekend In The City

How Andrew Spends A Fall Weekend In The City

“There’s nothing better than a good staycation - especially at the start of fall,” says Andrew, one of the WestHouse staff. “With the summer heat gone and the city draped in fall c...

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Beauty and the Feast

Beauty and the Feast

For eleven days this September, the 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place in the streets of Little Italy - and WestHouse concierge Andrea will definitely be there. "I've been going to the festi...

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Behind 29Rooms

Behind 29Rooms

New York Fashion Week is a frenzy of style, culture, press and technology. Tickets to most of the week’s sought-after shows are not available to the public, but this year marks the fourth anniversar...

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The Art of Staying In

The Art of Staying In

Some say that travel is the best form of education. Most travellers understand that to experience new tastes, sights and cultures isn’t just a thrill, but a gift.

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From Blintz to Shu Mai

From Blintz to Shu Mai

"Nothing makes me happier than a really, really good dumpling," says WestHouse staff member Annie. "The pillowy soft outside, the surprising sweet or savory center… I mean, what's better than that?...

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Found In Paradise

Found In Paradise

Pink plumeria, wild ginger and hibiscus don't grow natively on the island of Manhattan, but city dwellers and visitors alike can admire the tropical flora and fauna at the New York Botanical Garden in the...

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A Gatsby Picnic

A Gatsby Picnic

"The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. Laughter is easier minute by minute....

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Cooler Here, Cooler There

Cooler Here, Cooler There

With August just around the corner and the temperature showing no signs of slowing down, there are plenty of creative ways to cool down during your visit to New York City.

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