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OY VEY: My Fave Five Spots in NYC

One of my favorite bloggers Natalie Holbrook, who writes Hey Natalie Jean, recently became an author of a book of the same name. A couple of weeks ago, I met her at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. She was giving a presentation on how to not only survive but to thrive during summer in the city. Afterwards, I was even so fortunate as to chat with her for a bit. Not only is she an angel (who knows her way around the city like Barney Stinson knows...

Tried It & Liked It: Greek Yogurt and Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods of all time, but I have been in search of a healthier alternative to the boxed stuff. For a while, I was super turned off by the idea of using mashed-up bananas as an alternative (since I despite bananas with a hatred unlike any other). I found that combining bananas with greek yogurt and honey and chocolate chips helps to dilute the flavor and makes for a delicious breakfast alternative. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS honey or...

Three Nail Polish Colors Perfect for Spring

I retired the entire prospect of giving myself a manicure during winter. So from about December to March, I rocked the bare nails look. But as I've said in previous posts, the weather has severely enhanced my mood and it's even affected my desire to groom. All the nail colors! All the time! Pictured above are three of my favorite colors to wear during Springtime. The first one is Bikini So Teeny by Essie and what I really love about this one is it has a slight shimmer...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

The gorgeous weather spilled over into this week and my internal clock is officially convinced it's summer. There have been fresh flowers adorning the kitchen island, lots of late-night reading sessions in the back garden patio, and more cooking than usual. I attribute the improved weather to my now almost-constant presence in the kitchen. My first favorites are these Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches, which arrived in my May Glam Bag from Ipsy. (Review TK.) You can also purchase these at Anthropologie for $21. As soon as these under...

Favorite Spring Flower Arrangements

  Spring changes the game and most significantly, my mood. I have been an orb of positivity lately, filled with a brand new vibrancy and energy, all thanks to the weather. I wasn't able to travel home this past weekend for Mother's Day, so my parents made the drive to Hoboken and spent the day here with me on Saturday. We dedicated our time to delicious meals and redecorating the back garden patio of my house. Before their visit, I woke up early to meditate and then I...

5 Tips on How to Be and Stay Happy

{Photo Sources: Daily Makeover, Nike, La Route de La For Me, Tumblr, Instagram} Lately, I've been thinking and journaling a lot about happiness. What does it mean? What does it truly entail? And why is to so different for every individual person? Happiness is something I struggle with, as I tend to get frustrated and flustered when things don't turn out what my mind's eye considers to be "perfect." So I've been meditating a lot and really contemplating the keys to happiness. I asked myself: What...

A Happy Mother’s Day Note!

  I recently read a very wise Tumblr post that detailed all of the things your mother will never tell you. I wish I had held onto my screenshot of it, but since being found, it has gotten deleted. I'll try to work from memory. It said things like, "You made her cry" and "You hurt her feelings often." It said positive experiences too, like, "She worried about you constantly" and "Always thought of you." While I'm not a mother, two of the most important people in...