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So you may have noticed I was missing in action for almost two weeks. No new post, no making comments on my favorite blogs. Well that’s because I was busy packing up, moving out, moving in and setting up.

I lived at Waterside Plaza in the Kips Bay area for 6yrs. I loved it there but upon receiving my new lease a few months ago, I learned my new monthly rent was going to be just under $3700. a month. For those that don’t live in New York City, that’s actually a good price for a 868sq. ft. one bedroom apartment in a 24hr doorman building with gym/pool, rooftop sundeck, three level parking garage, on-site management office and best of all, private shuttle service to and from Grand Central Station in the morning and evening. By the way, the shuttle service is free.

In the beginning of this year, I promised myself it would be the year of Fiscal Fasting. My goal is to be liquid for just as much as I have tied up in investments. Granted, I won’t be able to match it in one year but no time like the present to get started. That being said, I decided to move.

By all means I’m an east side girl. My location sweet spot is Kips Bay and/or Gramercy. Fortunately for me, it took me less than two weeks to find my new apartment. It’s only a few blocks away from my old place. Much like my old residence, this new place is very private. You feel like you’re in your own little secluded community in Manhattan.

The complex offers two different style apartments. Classic design (honey color floors, white shaker cabinets, round door knobs, etc). Not my style. I went with the very modern design. Ebony floors, stainless steel appliances, sleek fixtures, you get the point.

Well I’m pretty much all settled in. Waiting on just one new piece of furniture to be delivered. For now, here’s a little peek….

EntranceKitchen1DSC_1462Thank you to my friends for the wine and champagneDSC_1485Bedding: Here at Pottery Barn| Table Lamps: Here at CB2| Accent Tables:Here at West ElmCloset2The day that I went to look at the apartment, I thought the hat was staging. Nope, the prior renter forgot to take it.DSC_1464DSC_1476Sconces: Here at Lightopia (now on sale) I didn’t like the sconces that came with the apartment so I asked the agent if there were other options. I was told, if you can find ones under $200. they’ll replace all six. DONE!CouchCouch: Here at West Elm, I ordered the fabric in Brushed Heathered Cotton, Caviar & the length in 77 inches. This was the only new piece that I ordered and it should be arriving in 2 weeks.Bathroom1Gardens1Right outside my door…. beautiful manicured private grounds. SportsAreaTennis & Bocce Ball CourtsLoungeLibraryThe library/lounge that has outside seating as well.