Book Review: City of Girls

This was one of my favorite reads in a long time.  Based on author Elizabeth Gilbert’s other novel Eat, Pray, Love and her creative living guide Big Magic, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youthful period piece. But man, did she deliver. I tend to find myself drawn to any piece featuring New […]

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Lightened-Up Chocolate Chip Cookies

Editor’s note: I was tempted to title this “Quarantine Cookies” or “COVID Cookies” but I stayed strong. Now my bad puns are in regular-sized print instead of up in proverbial lights. If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ll probably remember how obsessed I was with baking when I first graduated college. Don’t […]

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10 Tips to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Being stuck in your apartment to protect yourself from a potentially deadly virus isn’t fun. But on the bright side, we’re all in this together (cue the High School Musical soundtrack). I’ve rounded up some ideas for how to keep your mind right during the madness. If you need me, I’ll be on the tiny […]

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

I’m the queen of keeping overly-brown bananas in the fridge with the intention of using them in a recipe. More often than not, they end up in the trash. This time, I was determined not to let them go to waste. So, I found a recipe on Chelsea’s Messy Apron for Chocolate Banana Muffins. They’re […]

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Book Review: Love at First Like

We’re all living life in the digital age—and many of us are loving in it, too.  As I’ve mentioned several times before, I’m no stranger (pun intended) to online dating.  Neither is Eliza, the twenty-something protagonist of Hannah Orenstein’s novel, Love at First Like. Busy running a flourishing jewelry business in fast-paced New York City, […]

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My New Skincare Routine

Confession: my current “skincare” regimen consists of taking off my makeup with a pre-moistened wipe. Not even a name brand wipe. Nope. A generic version. Sometimes I follow it up with a drugstore spot treatment for any pesky pimples that pop up. But, that’s it. I wasn’t embarrassed about that until recently. With skincare finding […]

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Festive Flicks: A Very Netflix Holiday

For some people, the highlight of the holiday season is decorating. For others, it’s finding a spot for the Elf on the Shelf. For me? It’s watching cheesy Netflix Christmas movies on my couch with a Frasier fir-scented candle burning in the background. As I gave my coworkers my rundown of the movies I watched […]

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What I’ve Learned From a Year in NYC

I’ve been living in New York City for a full year. I never thought I’d say that! Well, that’s a lie. When I was younger, I always imagined that I’d move to NYC post-college and live out my fashion dreams. But once I graduated, I wasn’t so sure about it. Mostly, I didn’t know how […]

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Let’s Talk Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago, my therapist asked me if I wanted to discuss my diabetes. She noted that when we first met, I mentioned that it was—obviously—a huge part of my life and therefore had a huge effect on my anxiety and depression.  I told her that I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to […]

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