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Add a Touch of Color to Your Space With These Easy-Care Blooming Houseplants

April 30, 2015 12:01 pm

If you want to breathe new life into your home’s decor, there are few better ways than by adding a few blooming houseplants. These unique plants give you a pop of green and a burst of bright color from their blossoming flowers, and they’re surprisingly easy to care for.

  • Begonia. Although most people think of begonias as outdoor plants, they also look beautiful inside your home. Types with fibrous roots work best indoors, and they bloom almost continuously throughout the year.
  • Peace lily. This elegant plant features a beautiful, white flower against its lush green leaves, and it’s one of the easiest to keep alive. The peace lily even does well in low light.
  • African violet. If you’re looking for a plant that will last for years to come, this is the one to choose. Their purple, red, or white flowers bloom almost year-round.
  • Orchid. Although orchids can be quite finicky plants, they flourish when placed in bright, indirect sunlight. Plus, they’re some of the most beautiful flowering houseplants.
  • Geranium. If you’re prone to forgetting a few waterings here and there, the geranium is the plant for you. These vibrant flowers thrive in dry soil between waterings, and they really bloom when placed in a bright window.

Flowering Houseplants [About Home]
The 16 prettiest and most colorful indoor flowering plants [Today Home]
16 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Flowering Houseplants [AOL Real Estate]

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Taste Why Yakitori Totto Is One of NYC’s Most Popular Japanese Restaurants

April 22, 2015 11:02 am

As one of New York’s most popular spots for casual Japanese cuisine, Yakitori Totto regularly has waits of one to two hours. Loyal diners come back time and again to enjoy a wide selection of small plates and Yakitori, or skewered and grilled dishes. They line up before the restaurant opens its doors for dinner to take advantage of the best selection of cuts. Most skewers feature chicken, but there are a handful of other meat selections, including the popular Harami skirt steak.

Not everything comes on a stick, however, and there are plenty of plated favorites including the agedashi tofu appetizer and the steamed rice dumplings with chicken meatballs. If you enjoy miso soup, Yakitori Totto’s is flavorful without hiding behind salt. Small plates make it ideal for sharing, but the space gets quite loud, so bring a friend rather than a date. There is a $20 per person minimum order, but that’s easy to accomplish: Although the food is common among working class Japanese, it still has the New York price tag.

Yakitori Totto
251 W 55th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-4555


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Open House!!

April 20, 2015 10:18 am

The Ashley is hosting an Open House for apartment 1401, a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath with amazing closet space and impressive city views. Stop by on Thursday 4/23/15 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm!

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