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So this is the end of pregnancy… 

So this is the end of pregnancy… 

Snapchat: Jessimarquez I can’t believe I am already 37ish weeks. I have been working like crazy on my business (nyc-collective) and I wonder when I am actually going to have the time to slow down. Being a business owner there is a pro/con to the […]

Some Valentine’s Day fun 

Some Valentine’s Day fun 

For me – I love showing Parker how much I love him year round vs. on one day. So when it comes to Valentine’s Day – I try to think of gifts and ideas that can last us year round. Parker loves handwritten notes – […]

Surprise! I’m pregnant!

Surprise! I’m pregnant!

  I feel like sometimes I only blog when I’m having a major life event haha. I remember when I first started blogging in 2007 and made As Good As its Guests in an attempt to share with my friends the crazy stories of nightlife.  […]

Does Your Closet Need Some TLC? Read This

Does Your Closet Need Some TLC? Read This

   Caring for your closet should be a top priority for every fashionista. For your clothing to stand the test of time, you need to know how to care for it. You could have the most organised and fabulous wardrobe in the world, but if […]

Everybody Rise – an afternoon at the Plaza

Everybody Rise – an afternoon at the Plaza

I recently had one of those “NYC Dream Days.” I was so excited when I was invited to an afternoon of blowouts at DryBar followed by tea + treats at The Plaza Hotel.  We gathered to meet Stephanie Clifford who is a Loeb-award winning New York Times reporter who has covered […]

Travel Guide: Chicago

Travel Guide: Chicago

I recently got to visit Chicago for the first time.  It was a really really quick trip. Im talking 23 hours! One of my social media clients had a meeting with Ulta and their headquarters are in Chicago. I actually love going on business trips […]

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day

Happy National Iced Tea Day!! I have always been a big tea fan… Recently I have become obsessed with Matcha, I will do a post on that soon. However, as the summer heats up – there is nothing more refreshing than an iced cold glass of […]

My evening skincare routine for girls in New York City

My evening skincare routine for girls in New York City

After a busy day of working on NYC-Collective – all I usually want to do is eat dinner, read a book and fall asleep. Sometimes health + caring for myself seems to fall at the wayside. One of my New Years Resolutions has been to […]

Love Language: Gifts

Love Language: Gifts

With Christmas right around the corner – It is inevitable to not be thinking about gifts. Thinking about gifts you are going to get people, and gifts  you would like to receive. There is a book that is infamous in Christian Circles called The 5 […]

How to dye your hair White Blonde

How to dye your hair White Blonde

This time last year, I wrote an article about becoming more blonde. For several years I was wanting bright, white, blonde hair. After reading a ton of blogs and several visits to the salon… I figured out a solution. My friend Laura contributes to Modern […]