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Hoboken, NJ: A 6-Month Review

August marked my sixth month since making the permanent move to Hoboken. Seeing as I've wanted to find an apartment in Hoboken since I first moved to New Jersey back in 2013, I think the six-month anniversary is the perfect time to evaluate: Has the move lived up to the hype? At this point in my life, I can't imagine living anywhere else. My bedroom is a great size, boasts a fireplace and a gorgeous chandelier. The communal kitchen is large and inviting for guests and...

What You Should Eat at Doughnut Plant

Previously, I've mentioned my obsession for the famous donut shop Dough while discussing five of the places in New York City that I've managed to make my personal pockets. While I still identify as an integral part of Dough's cult-like following, I'm not ashamed to admit that since the store on W. 19th St. closed for renovations, I have broadened my donut horizons. Cue Doughnut Plant, which truthfully, is probably just as famous and beloved as Dough. It's expensive, sure, but these are some quality donuts, people. Since...

Shopping Haul: I Bought Out Madewell

Don't you dare venture to the SoHo Madewell on Broome and Broadway. Not if you want any brown leather accessories, that is. I bought out the whole damn store. ;) While everyone's perception of a "haul" is different, I'm considering this four-product sale just that. I have no idea if this is a lot or a ridiculously little amount. I'm not here to judge how much cash you drop when you walk into a store and I expect the same courtesy with this post. To each his own!...

DIY: Starbucks Chai Tea Imitation Latte

No matter which food establishment I am in -- be it a Starbucks, Panera, or Dunkin Donuts -- I am always on the lookout for one thing: a chai tea latte. (Check out my DIY Chocolate Hazelnut Chai Latte HERE.) It can be iced, it can be hot, I don't care either way. But lately, I decided I was going to take it upon myself to experiment with how to craft my own. Here's what I've come up with: 1 cup of water 2 chai tea bags...

I CANCELLED MY IPSY SUBSCRIPTION

Guys, I wasn't going to admit this on social media or for that matter, anywhere on the Internet, but I did it. I cancelled my subscription to Ipsy. Ahhh, don't hate me! Don't stick me in a pillory in the town square while furious townsfolk throw tomatoes and publicly ridicule me. I've literally spent the past year and a half talking up this makeup subscription to every human being I've come across. (Seriously, Ipsy, where's my commission check? Do you know how many subscribers my highly-coveted recommendation has...

How to Wear Denim in Summer

                                                              Who says you can't rock denim in summer? 2015 is changing that as all over New York City, I see variations of denim. "Denim" doesn't mean just a pair of jeans anymore. It could mean a chambray shirt, a playsuit, a dress, shorts...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

I would probably describe myself with the same adjectives as I would have when I was a teenager. But now, I embody them in different ways. It's shocking how much people can change internally without even noticing. I hadn't even realized how different I look, act, and feel until I really turned inward. Style, lifestyle, food, beauty, and entertainment have always interested me since I was young but my perspective on each of them now has changed significantly. My thoughts on style, decor, and even my food choices have transformed...