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Confession. I’m having an affair with New York. (Don’t tell Peter!). We go through rough patches sometimes … like Winter, or when I slip on ice, or when cabs splash me with slushy puddle water … but we always manage…

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Winter = 1 , Elena = 0 Alright people, I’ve had it with winter. Sure I’m sick of the cold, and the snow, and the winter wardrobe … but my level of doneness reached a breaking…

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Anyone else excited for the Oscar’s tonight?? Of all the award shows, this is definitely my favorite. Obviously the three hours of red carpet coverage plays a big part … but Peter and I always make a…

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After a long weekend of go-go-go it’s nice to be relaxing on the couch right now watching the Grammys. Peter’s parents were in town the last few days and it was one long eating and drinking…

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Confession. I bought these candies for the sole purpose of taking this lovely Instagram. As I was purchasing them I thought “great, we can get in the Valentine’s Day spirit a little early, and have…

A New York Love Affair :: Birthday

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Pop, fizz, click! You don’t really ever neeeeed an excuse to pop some bubbly, but this weekend I had a few extra reasons. (1) Last week A New York Love Affair turned Two! and (2)…

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A New York Love Affair Turns 2!

Year 1 of this blogging journey was about searching. Looking for my voice. Trying to find what I had to say that was different from the thousands of other bloggers out there and putting it…

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I love three day weekends, because it means an extra day of PJammin’ while binge-watching my latest tv show (right now that would be White Collar. Helloooo Matt Bomer!). But as nice as it can be to stay cozied…

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Treat Yo Self

New York can be a grind. It’s a city full of dream chasers and overachievers. We pour ourselves into our jobs, working 10, 12, 14 hours days, and follow it up with long nights (obviously this…

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Over the River and Through the Woods

As much as I love the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s nice to occasionally get away from the concrete jungle and relax back home in the ‘burbs. Central Park is great and all, but…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

If you’ve been reading along at all up to this point, you’ll recognize that there are a few sartorial truths that I hold dear, including: (1) Polka dots will never go out of style. (2) You…

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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…

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Transitioning from Summer to Fall ~ Shorts

Over the last week, I’ve been sharing my transition tips for styling your way from summer to fall. All you need are a few autumn staples, and you can easily transform your summer favorites (like I did here and…

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NYFW ~ Day Three Recap

There’s something truly empowering about Fashion Week. No, it’s not about the beautiful models, beautiful clothes, and beautiful people you’ll see (well, maybe it is a little bit…). It’s about celebrating your own uniqueness. And…

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NYFW ~ Day One Recap

For one week every fall and spring, New York is bustling with some of the most fashionable people in the world. Well, that’s every week, but this particular week even normal “New York chic” isn’t nearly…

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Running Errands Meets ‘I Woke Up Like This’

There’s something about a fully stocked fruit bowl and a fresh bouquet of flowers that just makes me happy! The last few Saturdays, Peter and I have been on a “Farmers Market and Fresh Blooms”…