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Is Lovevery subscription worth the price? – My Review of the Lovevery Box!

One of the things I wondered as a new mom was how to find the right toys for Serena. There are so many options in the market that trying to make a conscious and (as much as possible) eco-friendly decision was a challenge. Then one day I read in a mom’s group how great Lovevery […]

Our experience on the hot tub boat tour in New York City!

You know I LOVE boat tours in NYC, seeing the Manhattan skyline from the Hudson or East River is pure magic and it never gets old, even though I’ve been living here for over 10 years, I will always say yes to this kind of experience. I’ve talked about a bunch of them on the […]

23 Budget friendly hotels in New York City

Booking the perfect hotel here in NY can be challenging. The price you pay for a 4 star hotel in Las Vegas might get you an outdated room with not so comfy pillows in the city that never sleeps. That’s why I asked many of you on Instagram to share your experiences and came up with this list […]

The best NYC Guide – NY & About – by Martha Sachser

Planning a perfect trip to NYC takes time and effort. With so much to see, things to do, amazing restaurants and unique shops – and the fact that this isn’t a cheap destination – a little or a big help is more than welcome!

My Baby Girl’s Nursery Reveal – small nursery ideas

For a long time I wasn’t sure if Serena would have her own room or if I was gonna share my office space with her crib and call it a nursery-office during the day. Let me tell you, living in a small NYC apartment makes me question the space we have so much. Also, I […]

Staycation in NYC – Our stay at the Williamsburg Hotel

Even though I’ve been living in NYC for 10 years, I believe I will forever  feel like a tourist here. I’m always amazed by this beautiful city and all It has to offer.  But packing my bag for a weekend away in Brooklyn was a whole new level! Ryu and I took a much needed […]

8 INSTAGRAMMABLE COFFEE SHOPS YOU NEED TO VISIT IN NYC

It’s no surprise that New York is one of the most instagrammable cities in the world! It is full of cool places to photograph, including many restaurants and cafes. Nowadays, it doesn’t cut it to only serve good food, businesses must also create something that will stand out from the many, many options NYC offers… And […]

9 GOVERNORS ISLAND ACTIVITIES TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF SUMMER IN NYC ~ WHAT TO DO IN GOVERNORS ISLAND

Have you ever heard of Governors Island? This small uninhabited island, which was once a military base, is located 5 minutes away from Manhattan (by ferry) and attracts thousands of people in the summer. Despite not being most tourists’ dream destination, it’s a wonderful place full of attractions and fun activities for everyone in the […]

10 THINGS TO DO IN STATEN ISLAND – NEW YORK CITY

Did you know? Staten Island is one of the largest boroughs in NYC and the farthest one away from Manhattan. Connected to both Brooklyn and New Jersey, the island is not much  explored by tourists, in spite of its many cultural and historical attractions. Because of its small resident population, this region is full of […]

15 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN NYC!

Bad weather catches a lot of people off-guard, making most of them fret about how “their trip literally went down the drain”. But don’t worry, this post is here to help you plan a rainy day that goes well beyond visiting museums! There is a world of attractions waiting for you in NYC. Enjoy!  Oh, […]

10 THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI – THAILAND

Chiang Mai was one of the coolest stops in my one-month-long trip to Asia. I only spent two days there (click HERE to watch the highlights of my trip on my Youtube channel) and I could’ve stayed at least three more to make the most out of every corner. On today’s post, I’ll share some […]

8 GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN NYC

I get a lot of messages on my Instagram asking about restaurants that serve gluten-free dishes in NYC. Well, the list is finally here! Please note that gluten-free options are very common here, as well as  vegetarians or vegans. Even if it is not stated on the menu, don’t hesitate to ask your server about […]

7 PLACES TO SPEND NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE U.S.!

  I originally wrote this list in 2016 when I was celebrating almost 10 years since I first moved to this country that isn’t my own but that welcomed me as if I had always been part of it. in 2020 I’ve spent 13 New Year’s Eves in the US and collected so many memories […]

WHAT TO DO IN NYC ON CHRISTMAS DAY – 8 IDEAS WITH ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND RESTAURANTS

If you’re planning to spend Christmas in NYC, you’re probably wondering what to do on the 25th. It all works out nicely on the 24th, but some attractions, shops, and restaurants do close for the 25th, so it’s important to make a plan beforehand. Still, I guarantee there are plenty of options for your itinerary! […]

5 AMAZING CRUISES IN NYC – for dinner, brunch and happy hour!

You all know how much I love taking boat rides, yacht rides, and mini-cruises on NY waters any time of year. Despite living here, I still haven’t grown bored of it, and, of course, sharing it all with you on my Instagram just makes it even MORE special!  Trips like this usually cost more than […]

The Ultimate New York City Itinerary – download now!

Planning a perfect trip to NYC takes time and effort. With so much to see, things to do, amazing restaurants and unique shops – and the fact that this isn’t a cheap destination – a little or a big help is more than welcome! Hi! I’m Martha Sachser (@marthasachser)! After 10 years of living, exploring […]

5 cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands to try in 2020

One of the questions I get asked the most is “which vegan beauty brand do you recommend?”. So I decided to put together some of my favorite ones and some I recently discovered and am testing right now…and so far so good. To see more of my day to day life in NYC, check out […]

12 things to do and places to visit in Alaska

In 2016, I had the pleasure of exploring the dream destination of many fellow travelers, Alaska. And as soon as I arrived, I understood why: it’s absolutely gorgeous! From glaciers and national parks to mountains and a diverse wildlife, Alaska certainly exceeded my expectations. And since my mom and I recently visited the state again, […]

10 PLACES TO HAVE BRUNCH IN NYC!

Every weekend, restaurants are packed around midday… You’d be mistaken to think that’s due to lunchtime with its typical dishes like pasta, beef, salad… Weekends are brunch days, that is, a hearty breakfast with pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, potatoes, eggs cooked in every possible way, and, of course, mimosas and other traditional beverages. Brunch gathers friends […]

How to Dress for Winter in New York City

I get a lot of questions asking what to wear in NYC during the winter! Since I’m always talking about it on my Instagram stories, I didn’t realize I hadn’t actually written a post on this subject until now, so here I am! Unfortunately, I don’t have that many photos to share, so I’ll write […]