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A New York Love Affair :: Engagement Story

He Asked … I said Yes!

In case you haven’t heard the news … Peter and I are engaged!! After almost 6 years of dating, he managed to surprise me with the most beautiful ring and an incredibly thoughtful proposal. Many…

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Macarons for Breakfast

This weekend I broke all of the rules. It’s been so warm out! I think it’s making me do crazy things. At the top of that list is eating dessert for breakfast. And not just any dessert,…

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Staying Warm Can be a Cinch

Well, the groundhog saw his shadow yesterday and went running for shelter. Frankly, I don’t blame him, the last few days have been miserable. Unfortunately that means we have another six weeks of winter ahead of…

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My New Weekend Must-Have

I know this isn’t earth shattering news, but Saturdays and Sundays are my favorite days of the week. Yes there’s the fact that they’re the only two days where it is totally acceptable to stay inside all day…

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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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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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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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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”…

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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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Remembering to Dress for Me

After almost four years, I still stress about what I’m going to wear before a date with Peter. We see each other every day, and therefore he’s seen almost every item of clothing I own….

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‘Merica

USA is out of the World Cup. Memorial Day is a distant memory. And apart from the lingering hangover, the Fourth of July has essentially come and gone. But those shouldn’t be the only occasions you rep your red, white…

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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 Chicago Love Affair ~ Brittany Townsley

They call Chicago the “Second City” — behind my love, New York of course. But for one blogger, Chicago is second to none. And so continues my ‘Love Affair’ series. I thought this would be…

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

A place to see and be seen. A sea of beautiful people in beautiful clothes. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was really everything I imagined it would be. Last year I saw pictures of this event…

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Dressing For All Your Early Summer Adventures

Memorial Day Weekend marks the official beginning of summer. The starting line of a marathon of barbecues and beach houses, picnics and pool parties. Months of being cooped up inside are easily forgotten, as the days grow longer…

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Flavor of the Month

Has this ever happened to you? You’re browsing the racks and a color just speaks to you. All of a sudden you wonder how you could possibly own so many clothes and not a single item in that beautiful…