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Re-embracing Yoga for National Yoga Month

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com* For years yoga was my favorite fitness activity. I loved being able to stretch my body and work my muscles in a relaxing environment. Then it sort of fell by the wayside, I turned to more exuberant forms of workout because my goals were weight loss instead of maintenance. […]

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Recently my sister and I re-visted a favorite brunch spot. We hadn’t been there in a while, but our prior experiences had been so fantastic that we consistently recommended it to our family and friends. Social media famous, the restaurant has no trouble bringing in a steady stream of customers. When we returned we found […]

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Review: Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish ‘Glambition’ Eye Palette

Influenced by textiles and layering, the new Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic multi-finish palettes were on my radar since early this summer. While debating whether or not to splurge on a new palette, the folks at influenster sent me one of my own (a.k.a. that was my disclaimer). Cue my personal happy dance! I thought I would […]

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Boutique Chocolatier in NYC

I recently was dismayed to discover that one of my favorite chocolate shops, Xocolatti, had closed down their brick and mortar and moved their location strictly online. The joys of having a local chocolatier often include being able to view the chocolates in person, question a shop keeper about their contents and flavors, and occasionally […]

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: Jessica Chastain and Niki Caro Discuss War, Film, and Femininity

A few months ago I came across a great blog post on Messy Nessy Chic by Inge Oosterhoff about a zoo in Warsaw that gave shelter to Jews during World War II. The zoo’s operators, Jan Żabiński and his wife Antonina, faced a variety of hardships during the early years of the war. But Jan […]

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Re-embracing Yoga for National Yoga Month

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com* For years yoga was my favorite fitness activity. I loved being able to stretch my body and work my muscles in a relaxing environment. Then it sort of fell by the wayside, I turned to more exuberant forms of workout because my goals were weight loss instead of maintenance. […]

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Surviving Those Manic Mondays with Mamma Chia (GIVEAWAY)

Mondays are classically the worst day of the week. This semester my Mondays are especially tedious – I leave home before most people in my house are awake, and I arrive home when everybody is getting ready to sleep. Keeping my energy levels up and not crashing during these sort of days is a challenge. […]

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Review: Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish ‘Glambition’ Eye Palette

Influenced by textiles and layering, the new Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic multi-finish palettes were on my radar since early this summer. While debating whether or not to splurge on a new palette, the folks at influenster sent me one of my own (a.k.a. that was my disclaimer). Cue my personal happy dance! I thought I would […]

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Online Beauty Shop Black Hairspray, Your Go-To Source for Remy Hair

*This is a sponsored post.* As a born and raised New Yorker, beauty supply stores have often been my source for everything from lip gloss to bleaching powders, toners, false lashes, and cosmetics. Black Hairspray is the online version of the local beauty supply shop. The perks of this online shop include a much more […]

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How to Actually Save Money on Textbooks this Semester

I can’t believe it’s time to head back to school already! To be fair, I’ve been wishing it was the fall all summer. I am not a big fan of sweltering heat, and the city has this great way of making you feel like you’re stuck in a crockpot with the lid on. I was […]

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NYC’s L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

I recently was dismayed to discover that one of my favorite chocolate shops, Xocolatti, had closed down their brick and mortar and moved their location strictly online. The joys of having a local chocolatier often include being able to view the chocolates in person, question a shop keeper about their contents and flavors, and occasionally […]

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Riverpark Luncheon with Alison Sweeney and Arm & Hammer

When you’ve lived your entire life in one place, you begin to think you know it by heart. All its nooks and crannies, the best places for brunch, dinner, for taking a leisurely walk on Saturday afternoon. So naturally I was beyond surprised when I was invited down to the famed Riverpark restaurant for a […]

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My Cousin Rachel: Exclusive Interview with Rachel Weisz!

My first gothic novel was Rebecca by Daphnedu Maurier, when I read it I had no idea that I would one day get the opportunity to interview the star of the film adaptation of one of her other beloved novels – My Cousin Rachel. I must admit that taking part in an interview with Rachel […]

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Top 15 Summer Beach Reads

From a gripping and suspenseful mystery to a breezy contemporary romance – grab a great book and get reading this summer! Here are my recommendations: The Waking Land by Callie Bates – June 27th If you loved Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (I did!), then you’re definitely going to want to check out this magical new story […]