Home Rule embraces the future by serving as a Bed, Bath & Beyond for the young urban set that prefers not to schlepp to the suburbs. Home Rule makes any trip worth the effort by stocking gear for almost every room of the house, all squeezed into a 1,000-square-foot space.
Six different types (coir, coconut fiber or rubber) of welcome mats share space with modern stainless-steel flatware and minimalist desk-organizing tools (pens and pencil holders and push pins). There are clothes pins shaped like sharks (50 cents each) and everything you’ll need to make the perfect martini: shakers, pitchers and ice buckets. Visit homerule.com for more information.
Escape the brutal cold of New York City winter and head to the New York Times Travel Show in late February. This annual buzzed about event features 500 fabulous destinations across the globe as well as stage performances, travel seminars, as well as travel agents who can book trips on the spot. The New York Times has one of the most prestigious travel sections of any newspaper in the world and all your favorite journalists will be on hand to give seminars on where to go, what to do when you’re there, and other helpful hints and advice to make your next trip go from great to insanely amazing. On top of all the great information, there will be prizes and travel giveaways as well as travel deals for those who aren’t lucky to snag an entire trip for free!