A Five Year Anniversary in Vermont & Stratton Mountain

When your anniversary falls just two weeks shy of the holidays, planning a romantic getaway can become a costly venture.  Typically, Ryan and I will wait until the new year, when prices come back down to a normal rate, to take a celebratory trip.  This year, however, was our five year anniversary, and we simply … Continue Reading

How to Spend Seven Days in Iceland

After booking round trip tickets from New York to Iceland, it was time for Ryan and I to begin planning our vacation.  We had seven days, and no idea where to start. My initial thought was to drive the Ring Road and experience everything Iceland has to offer.  However, after further research, I realized we … Continue Reading

Finding Peace of Mind in New Jersey: SoJo Spa Club

As a Manhattanite, I never thought I’d hear the following words escape my lips: New Jersey’s where it’s at.  Turns out, I was wrong.  I used to subscribe to the idea that when it comes to spas, there’s no place like Manhattan. However, during a recent visit to re-imagined Korean bath house, SoJo Spa Club, … Continue Reading

Why I Don’t & Won’t Wear Knock-Offs

These days, it seems like knock-offs are all the rage.  From Gucci Slides and Hermès Sandals to Cult Gaia bags, I see nothing but copycats walking down 5th Avenue.  And yes, I can tell the difference. I suppose many of you can, too. While many brands are guilty, it appears the biggest perpetrator is Steve Madden.  … Continue Reading

Save the Elephants with Téa Megill

What were you doing when you were eleven? I, for one, was moseying around the mall with my girlfriends, gossiping about cute boys, and meticulously planning slumber parties that would last all summer long.  However, not every tweenager has a one track mind. In fact, Hawaii native, Téa Megill, has other, more important things on … Continue Reading

Happy Birthday FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop!

Not long after receiving my first FUJIFILM INSTAX® camera, I discovered FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop, located in New York City’s Flatiron District.  This one-of-a-kind creative space, which is celebrating its two-year anniversary this summer, offers INSTAX® products, X-series cameras, prints, photo gifts, wall decor, phone prints, DIY products and workshops. – The store also offers an impressive … Continue Reading

Afternoon Tea at The Plaza Hotel

In my book, birthdays are a huge deal.  Big birthdays, you know, the kind where your age ends in a 0 or a 5, must be celebrated, commemorated and completely unforgettable.  Recently, one of my best friends, Heather, had a big birthday (while I won’t divulge her age, the number now ends in a 0 … Continue Reading

Travel Diaries: San Francisco

To celebrate my brother, Zack’s, 35th birthday, my family decided to take him to the one place he’s always wanted to go: San Francisco.  I never quite understood his obsession. Having previously visited San Fran, this New Yorker couldn’t grasp what the big deal was. I mean, it’s just another city.  Right?  Wrong. Unlike other … Continue Reading

NYC Guide to Vintage & Consignment Shopping

As a young girl, my mother taught me the thrill of a good deal as we spent many weekends hunting for designer duds, vintage jewels and antique furnishings at incredible prices. As our hobby became more trendy, pop-culture began embracing the idea of second-hand shopping. In Comedy Central’s hit series, Broad City, laid back and free-spirited … Continue Reading

Galentine’s Day: An Ode to my BFFs + a Girly Gift Guide

I’ve never been much of a girl’s girl.  Throughout my life, I found it a bit easier to bond with the opposite sex.  It wasn’t until my freshman year of college at Syracuse University that I met my very first female best friend, and not just by title, but by character, love, support and action.  … Continue Reading