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Until we meet again NYC

Until we meet again NYC

They say you’re not a New Yorker till you’ve lived there for 10 years. This summer marks my 10 year anniversary of living in Manhattan as I pack up my things to head to the West Coast.  In 10 years, I’ve lived in 9 apartments […]

My favorite dining experience in NYC: Bagatelle

My favorite dining experience in NYC: Bagatelle

 I turned thirty this year… It was a huge transition for me. I know it seems like no big deal, just another year older. However, I finally felt like I was a “real” adult. When going out to dinner with friends- it feels like there […]

Some Awesome Options if You Need to Buy a Gift

Some Awesome Options if You Need to Buy a Gift

There will come a point in the year for everybody when you need to think about buying gifts. It could be Christmas, a birthday, or Valentine’s Day. There’s bound to be something, so you need to have ideas saved up. We all know how trying […]

The Paradox of Christianity

The Paradox of Christianity

There will be a day when I eventually add my full story on the blog. I have been on quite the journey of discovering my faith and why I believe the things I do.  Recently, I have been thinking about a paradox of Christianity. There […]

Holiday shopping guide in New York City

Holiday shopping guide in New York City

Recently I did an interview with CheapFlights UK regarding shopping tips for travels… You can listen to the podcast or read the full article here. I’ve heard from so many people how helpful they are, that I decided to share on my blog. I know […]

2014 Fall Fashion Trends

2014 Fall Fashion Trends

Ah, fall in New York. Arguably the greatest season through which to experience this incredible city. As an ex-Californian, however, I don’t venture willingly into the colder months. Not even a pre-mature release of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte could warm me up to the idea of saying […]

Monthly Resolutions

Monthly Resolutions

About four years ago I started creating monthly goals. The first of every month, I would reflect on the last month. What were some things I was thankful for? What do I wish I did differently? What were my goals for this next month? Recently […]

Behind the scenes at Ben Amun

Behind the scenes at Ben Amun

“Everything happens here” – Isaac Manevitz Ben-Amun has been in the same studio, on the same street, in the same great city for over 30 years. With a team of about 30 people, everything happens in the Ben-Amun studio. Every piece of metal is cast […]

Modern Wonderland: Exploring the city – Fries, Meat + Gaming

Modern Wonderland: Exploring the city – Fries, Meat + Gaming

One of my favorite things to do in New York City is simply just explore it. You would be surprised by how many new and amazing places you would find by just walking around. I would consider myself a walker. I prefer walking than any […]

30 things to do if you’re on a budget in NYC

30 things to do if you’re on a budget in NYC

Sometimes, the city is expensive. I know that Parker and I sometimes have to be creative with how we spend our time together. Here is a list of some things you can do while on a budget. Most are free – so try them out! […]