Essie – The Woman Behind the Brand

Walk into any nail salon and the first thing you’ll probably see is the wall of Essie nail polish. Essie is now a household name and brand. However, do you know there is a woman behind the name? I myself learned that the iconic and genre-changing nail polish line was named for Essie Weingarten Sortino […]

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My Favorite Stationery

I love having my personal effects monogrammed – especially when it comes to stationery. I think I have my father to thank for this. As a little girl, I remember he would buy my sister and I notepads with our names on them. It was mine – and seemed to carry an extra intimacy and […]

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Spring Wish List

Forget what the groundhog may have predicted- winter is steadily receding, each day brings more sunlight, and that special time of year is almost upon us: Spring! While Spring in New York can at times seem like only a short few weeks before the heat of summer, you’ll of course want to look your best […]

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Greek Lunch Spots in NYC

In Manhattan, especially in Midtown, there are some great options for a healthy, reasonably priced lunch at the growing number of upscale Greek restaurants in the area. While some of these spots boast expense-account busting prices for their Dinner menu, many of the places below offer very accessible prix fixe lunch menus with fish and […]

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Valentines Day Gift Guide for the Man in your Life

The Valentine’s Day of yesteryear-where a woman would get a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates-has fully evolved (devolved?!) into a holiday with gifts for everyone. Gummy Bears for your son, a heart T-shirt for your daughter and an iPhone case for your husband? I love to get something small on Valentines Day, […]

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Cuvée Beauty

Rachel Katzman is the founder of Cuvée Beauty, a hair care line that is centered around one main ingredient: Champagne! Not only is Rachel a beautiful, smart entrepreneur- she had a genius idea and put it into action. How did she figure out that champagne is good for hair- a party gone rogue? A dare? […]

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OMG I Can Meditate

Stress is very present in most of our busy, modern, always-connected lives. From juggling a family, a career, a blog, and just the general chaos of NYC- I’m always looking for new ways to deal with it. I have done acupuncture, subscribe to holistic medicine, exercise regularly, and try to get a consistent amount of […]

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Valentine Gift Guide

Ah, Valentines Day- is it a full-fledged holiday or irritating obligation? Some people take it more seriously than others. Personally, I think there’s a reason to celebrate- especially the love(s) of your life- so with that being said, here is my Valentines Gift Guide. I’d be happy to give – or get! – any of […]

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Loungewear Faves

I love loungewear. Once I get home from a long day at the office, I’m out of my dress and heels and into my comfy clothes. Where’s the line between loungewear and pajamas? One may never know, but the broad genre is cozy, homey, and relaxing. Here’s some of my favorites…  Eberjey – Eberjey makes great […]

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Five Workouts that Turn Up the Intensity

Living in NYC, there is no shortage of new workouts to try. It feels like there is a new type of work out- and gym built around it- popping up every day, and in every neighborhood. While Barry’s Boot Camp and Crossfit set the standard for high intensity interval training, and SoulCycle set the gold-standard […]

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