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40 things to do with kids in New York City

If you did not know yet, I tell you now: New York City is a great place to live, and to visit! In 2012 NYC broke a record with the amount of visitors & tourists they welcomed: 52 million! And it has been going up ever since. Mayor Bloomberg, who resigned at the end of […]

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Lonneke Engel at Thirstea NYC

5 Reasons to Shop Locally

Shopping is fun for most people. You go shopping and usually you buy what you need or like. It is a fun process for many. Most of the time the criteria to shop are if the items are of good quality, and if they have a price tag you are willing to pay. But there […]

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9/11 Memorial Museum

That one day in September 2011. Everybody remembers where they were at that exact time. Where were you?  The Netherlands, September 11th 2011. I just had cleaned the stables and fed the horses and went inside my family’s home. It was about 3.15 pm and I turn on the TV, just to unwind for a […]

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Just Married!

On the birthday of my late father Rob Engel, 29th of January, Dirk Verest and I, Lonneke Engel, would like to announce our marriage to the World! I am a lucky woman and have never felt more excited for our future together!  Just married! Dirk and I are extremely happy with our intimate & spiritual […]

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New York City Winter Movies tour

Whether you are visiting New York City during the Winter or Christmas, or are just at home and want to see some nice family movies during the Holidays, here are my 5 favorite movies to watch in the Winter time. And maybe you can go visit the film locations in New York City! Check my […]

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular NYC

I love the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Hall in New York City! The show, which has run over 85 years, always makes me happy. It is a true Christmas celebration, with many highlights. In November and December the Rockettes perform, and during the Holidays even up to 6 (!) shows a day! But even […]

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A great alternative to horse drawn carriages in NYC

You might have heard that there have been a few incidents involving carriage horses in New York City in the past. While on duty, the horses in these accidents either got hit by a car, died while working, or got spooked for one reason or another. If you have ever been in NYC, and especially […]

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Candle 79

When you go organic & vegan, most people think you eat the most boring foods. WRONG! Candle 79 (and its sister restaurants Candle Cafe and Candle Cafe West) show that vegan food can be inspiring, warming and delicious! A great restaurant in New York City. Candle 79 is a romantic restaurant with nice low lights […]

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Peacefood Cafe NYC

NYC is the place to be for vegan food! This is another one on my favorites list: Peacefood Cafe NYC. On 11th street between University Place & Broadway PeaceFood Cafe opened there latest restaurant. I have been to the one in the Upper West Side of NYC, but it is a bit out of the […]

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Salud organic juice bar

Salud organic juice bar NYC

I love exploring New York City and finding great neighborhood gems! This time I discovered Salud, a family owned juice bar business with 2 locations in Brooklyn and NYC. We went to the NYC location, located on Thompson street in Soho, NYC. Salud Organic juice bar NYC is a small place with lots of turquoise […]

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Lonneke & Carolina making chocolate

Making of Model Chocolate

Carolina, Fabio, Dirk and I recently spent some time in my Organice Your Life® kitchen in NYC making delicious chocolate treats! We first went through the Model Chocolate book by top model & OYL contributor Abigail O’Neill, and picked our 2 favorite recipes. Lonneke & Carolina  Australian model Abigail just released her first chocolate & […]

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Fashion Designer Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor is a busy bee. Originally from New Zealand, this businesswoman is an entrepreneur, but also a wife & mom, and this all in one of the busiest places on Earth: NYC. For Organice Your Life® we asked her about her family life and how to juggle her career, as well as what charity […]

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