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Polka Dots and Pretty Things

The one downside of living in New York has got to be the size of the apartments (available in my price range). If I won the lottery had my way, I’d have (1) larger closets and…

A New York Love Affair

Life Lately

Between the Thanksgiving and Black Friday craziness, all I want to do this weekend is lounge around in my jammies, get caught up on my DVR and surf the web. So if you’re at home,…

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Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

Looking for a specialty cocktail to serve this Thanksgiving? How about this “Taste of Autum” sangria recipe I stumbled across over the weekend! All my favorite fall smells and tastes in one little alcoholic beverage. It’s light,…

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Love Affair Travels ~ Madrid & Barcelona

It’s safe to say I’m completely smitten with Spain. From the food and wine, to the architecture and culture, this leg of the trip had me swooning. Having already been to Madrid and done the…

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Love Affair Travels ~ London

Looking through my pictures makes me want to hop on the next plane and head back to Europe. Since that isn’t a very realistic plan, I’ll relive my trip through a series of blog posts. Care…

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Smorgasburg ~ A Mini NYC Food Challenge

The more I think about it, the more this sounds like the perfect metaphor for the New York City restaurant scene. New York has a little bit of everything. The spots you know and love,…

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To New York, With Love

Manhattan and I just celebrated our two year anniversary! I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious… My love affair started two years ago, the minute I stepped off that plane. Over the course of our…

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Off to the Races

The horse track: It’s an excuse to get dolled up, soak up some sun, sip on a few cocktails and dabble in a little harmless betting. As a competitive person who loves fashion and enjoying…

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A Little Something for Mom

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Moms can be notoriously hard to shop for, especially on Mother’s Day. What do you get to show your appreciation for the woman who is…

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Luxury in Simplicity: It’s a Walk in the Park

Sometimes the simplest activities make the best memories. There are a thousand different restaurants we could have gone to for brunch yesterday, but Peter and I brown-bagged it. We packed a gourmet meal, picked up…

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Winning the Restaurant Lottery

Nabbing a table on opening weekend for a highly-anticipated New York City restaurant is like winning the lottery. By some twist of fate, however, Peter and Nick got us golden tickets to Bobby Flay’s new…

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A Touch of Extra Virgin

Ships passing in the night. That pretty much sums up my relationship with Peter. When your boyfriend works 6 pm – 2 am Thursday through Monday, it most definitely feels that way at least. Working…

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Reflecting on a Beautiful Weekend

We had a brief respite from the unbearable winter this weekend. It was in the 50s and sunny, and the entire city was out and about. Peter and I spent our Saturday afternoon just walking…

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A New Yorker’s Fairy Godmother

When you’re living in a New York City apartment, closet space is a luxury. Spacious walk-in closets filled with glamorous dresses, rows of high heels, and a sit-down vanity, are far from most people’s realities. More…

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Life Lately

This is my favorite time of year. From Thanksgiving to Christmas I can’t help but feel filled with happiness and love. It’s a chance to spend time with family and friends, and reflect on all…