Photo via Even though I lived right by Jack’s Wife Freda last summer, I never went. For some unknown reason, I just didn’t make it a point to go and I’ve regretted it ever since. So when my friend suggested we grab dinner there the other night, I jumped at the opportunity. Good food and good company? Sounds like my kind of night. The place is SO adorable, quirky and charming. We ate outside and enjoyed the idyllic evening breeze […]
Photo via Three weeks ago I was introduced to Tammy Fender, a holistic and organic skincare line, by my aesthetician at Blue Mercury. She told me I needed to try their clarifying dermagel because it was this soothing, natural, plant-based miracle that healed skin. Unfortunately, the store was out of samples for it so she kindly gave me one she had saved for herself but hadn’t used. Seriously, Alicia at Blue Mercury is an angel. Some people aren’t huge fans […]
Categories: The Blooming Beautician • Tags: acne, aesthetician, amazon, beauty bar, bloomingdale's, blue mercury, breakouts, clarifying dermagel, dermstore, jojoba oil, lemon, moisturizer, myrrh, organic, sample, skincare, space nk, tammy fender, tea tree oil, thyme
Photo via I haven’t blogged about PLL in a long, long time, but last night’s epi was so good that I couldn’t pass it up. Instead of boring plot run-throughs and recaps, my PLL reviews are going to be a sassy stream of consciousness. Kind of à la Betches Love This, but much less politically incorrect, profane, and offensive. Ready? Let’s go! Why is everybody singing in a choir like it’s the fifth grade? Oh, wait—maybe the liars are in […]
Categories: The Cultured Cosmopolitan • Tags: abc family, american girl, american horror story, aria, caleb, doll, dolls, ella montgomery, emily, hannah, lucy hale, nancy drew, pll, pretty little liars, quinceañera, sass, SAT, SATs, spencer, toby, vetches love this
Photo via I never post captions for these “Instagram of the Day”‘s because they’re usually self-explanatory but 1) it’s Snoopy, aka my biggest obsession EVER, (even bigger than Mariah, cheetah print and Sex and the City) and 2) FOOD.
Word: Raconteur Origin: 1828 Definition: a skilled, amusing storyteller Sassy Sentence: A natural raconteur, my grandmother can tell a story with more detail and excitement than a feature film.
Albeit my distaste for spicy food, I really do like certain Indian dishes (samosas, naan, dosas, etc). They’re very flavorful, healthful and unique. Last year I tried out Hampton Chutney and loved it! It was my delicious introduction to the world of dosas. My editor suggested that I try the dosas cart in Washington Square Park. Unfortunately, it stayed behind on my running to-do list and entered the world of “things I didn’t get to do in 2013.” The other day, […]
Categories: The Fabulous Foodie • Tags: appetizer, dosas, editor, greenwich village, hampton chutney, indian food, intern, internship, lentils, new york city, nyc, peas, potato, potatoes, salad, samosas, side salad, soho, spicy, turkey, turkey sandwich, washington square park
Keira Lennox Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers – If you’re looking for an inexpensive tinted moisturizer with SPF, this is an awesome option. It’s really sheer, and dries to a soft natural glow. Bonus: it has an antioxidant blend in the formula for an extra shot of skincare. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm – These easy-to-apply lip crayons give lots of color payoff in bright, bold hues for summer; #210 Unapologetic is my favorite shade. Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow – I’ve been […]
Photo via About a month ago I was at the Sephora in The Shops at Columbus Circle on a quest to buy a new spot treatment. I asked a sales associate for a stronger, more potent spot treatment than my Origins gel when she informed me that I was doing way too much to my skin and that I shouldn’t use acne regimens because I have breakouts, not full acne. Little did I know that her consultation would lead to my […]
Categories: The Blooming Beautician • Tags: acne, algae, algenist, alguronic acid, amazon, anti-aging, breakouts, cleanser, columbus circle, exfoliator, gel, gel moisturizer, manhattan, moisturizer, new york, new york city, nyc, pores, QVC, regimen, salicylic, salicylic acid, seaweed, sephora, skin, skincare, space nk, upper west side
Photo via Although I’m forever loyal to my #1 Zara, my love for Madewell occupies a very special place in my heart. Their pieces are so minimalistic, versatile and classic—don’t forget their quality fabrics and manufacturing, either. Some of my favorite items—blouses, jewelry, dresses—are Madewell and they never fail to receive compliments. Although the original prices can be a bit steep, they’re known for their incredible sales. So if you keep your eyes on a specific piece and track it, chances […]
Categories: The Frank Fashionista • Tags: abroad, europe, france, madewell, manhattan, mixed print, mixed prints, new york, new york city, nyc, sale, sales, sandals, shopping, soho, summer sale, summer sales, zara