Lifestyle

12.16

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…

12.04

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…

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Some Things Are Touristy for a Reason

In order for a destination to become popular, it needs to be worth visiting. Hundreds of thousands of people need to unilaterarally decide that something is worth their time (and money). Judging by the number…

11.6

Streets of Support

A few weeks ago I’d heard an anecdote about a family friend going to the New York marathon and cheering for strangers. I thought it was just a cool, unique story … that is until…

10.16

Never Stop Looking Up

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” For the majority of my life, I have been a ‘look at my feet when I walk’ kinda person … guilty of focusing down…

10.12

Not Your Everyday Ramen

Thursday is our standing ‘Date Night’ of the week. It’s generally an excuse to dress up and experience a trendy new spot in NYC. Thanks to recommendations by Immaculate Infatuation, our date nights have been nothing…

9.16.1

Suit Yourself

Sipping on Pimm’s Cups, nibbling on shrimp skewers, while admiring the collections of Gucci, Ferragamo, and Burberry (to name a few). Just a typical Thursday night during New York Fashion Week. When GQ and Bloomingdale’s cordially invites…

9.5.7

2013 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

The first phase of my blog’s makeover is COMPLETE! Welcome to A New York Love Affair 2.0. I’ve been anxious to reveal the first phase of the makeover process … and I thought, is there really a…

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A Date Night Worth Every Penny!

“Let’s see … $76.22 … $76.23 … $76.24!” For the last 9 months, Peter and I have been saving our change in a coin jar, with the understanding that once it was filled, we would…

5.30.10

Oh ‘Nawlins…!

Living’s easy in the Big Easy. And I got my first taste of that Memorial Day weekend. As the first of many bachelorette parties in 2013, NOLA could not be a more perfect destination. The…

It’s a Small World after All

Every single day plays witness to the throngs of people shuffling about, minding their own business, trying to get from point A to point B. There are over 8 million people living in New York…

5.1.3

It’s about Bloody Time!

Manhattan doesn’t just do brunch. It IS brunch. From 11 am – 2 pm, New Yorkers all over the island can be seen dining and drinking with friends. It’s a civic duty and obsession. By now…

4.18.4

The Little Things

One short weekend together. Just a brief few days. This was my mom’s first visit since I moved to NYC and I was bursting with plans. There was so much to do in so little…

4.10.1

Stamp of Approval

It’s an issue I’ve mentioned before: in a city with so many options, how does one choose? Recommendations from friends? Yelp! reviews? Eye-catching exteriors? What gives a restaurant it’s stamp of approval? When the pressures…

Life Lessons Learned on the Beach

Every day was a treasure hunt on Sanibel Island, known as one of the best shelling spots in the world. Low tide or high tide, from sun up to sun down, beach walkers combed the…

4.4.6

Much Needed Vitamin D

As much as I love the hustle and bustle of New York City…sometimes its nice to get away and just relax… For the past six days, Peter and I did exactly that. We took a…

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Worthy of It’s Accolades

When it comes to restaurants in New York City, I’m a big fan of the unassuming, neighborhood gems that are discovered by word of mouth or happenstance. But sometimes, a more well-known restaurant has such…

3.14.6

Viva Italia.

Molto Bene. Delizioso. Gustoso. I struggle to find the best words to describe it. My Grandma’s lasagna, our family’s bolognese sauce, the taste of my roots.  Pasta, tortellini, risotto… Perfetto. Part of me knows I’ll never…

3.11.1

The World of Benedicts

Brunch is a New York City tradition. Whether its for socializing, a hangover cure, or because you’re just plain hungry, no New York City weekend is complete without this delicious meal. After 8 months of…

3.4.3

The Freshest Ingredients

Good grocery stores are a dime a dozen in New York City. And the two near my apartment are mediocre at BEST. Good for necessities, terrible for produce, meh for everything else. It’s just a…