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    Street Eats In Bangkok, Thailand

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    When people ask what the most memorable thing we did in Bangkok was, the first thing out of my mouth is, “Drink coffee from a food truck in an alley while wearing PJ’s*!”  Ok, yes, we saw lots of amazing temples, Buddahs drenched in gold, ate at the top of the world’s highest outdoor restaurant…but […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I’d like you to meet Louisiana Macaroni and Cheese, the dish that puts all other mac-n-cheese in the outer boroughs above the Mason Dixon Line to shame.  Sugar Freak, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me. xoxo, Jess    

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    A Stroll At The MET With “Walks Of New York”

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The great cities of the world – Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul – are true walking cities. I proudly add New York City to this illustrious list of capital cities. In order to know a city, you HAVE to walk its streets.  It’s that simple. Subways, railroads, cars, metros and buses will get you from here […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Kings’ Carriage House

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    After the delightful time we had at Lady Mendl’s, my mother-in-law suggested that we take NYC by the horns and visit every reputable tea parlor in all five boroughs, featuring the best ones here. Never one to turn down an adventure (or macaroons), it took all of 2 seconds for me to commend her brilliant […]

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    Jump, Jump!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    I still remember the excitement of my sisters and I as we peaked out the window on Christmas eve and saw that Santa had delivered the greatest thing ever: our very own trampoline! Many an afternoon was spent on that thing, which miraculously never felt like exercise.  Which is why I got super excited when […]

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    24 Hours In Hawley, Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Living in NYC, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings and book signings that the entire community comes out to support, and antique shops that still have […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Dearest NYC, Putting a Vive la Crepe! in the basement of the Plaza Hotel?! Now there’s the ticket to this NYer’s heart! xoxo, Jess  

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    A Conversation With A Dreamer

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Victoria Milo is a Long Island native currently working in advertising but her natural passion lies in the arts where she expresses “individuality and creative beauty” with oils on a canvas. Although she is a remarkable artist, she says she never really considered herself an artist until March 1st, when her painting collection titled The […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Houston Hall

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Thursday night in the city and you want to know where all the cool kids are?  Head downtown to Houston Street, and chances are you’ll hear them before you see them. (yes.  it’s loud.  but embrace it and you’ll have a good time, promise.) Houston Hall is, by Manhattan standards, a ginormous beer hall decked […]

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    5 NYC-Centric Apps We Can’t Live Without

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty chihuahua* iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this life changing amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think how I navigated my way around the city before!  (Blackberry, you’ll always […]

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Jan
28

The Feel-Good Musical Of The Season: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Back in high school, I was honored to accept the role of a folly girl in the musical “Crazy For You.”  Honored, I say, because I can’t hold a tune to save my life, and am convinced the only thing that landed me the part was dynamite facial expressions and killer jazz hands.  Regardless, having […]

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Jan
25

Belgian Bites And Beers At Resto

One of my favorite ways to wile away a lazy winter weekend afternoon is to pop into a restaurant in those quiet hours between lunch and dinner for a snack.  Nothing substantial, just something salty, something sweet, and a tall glass of something soothing.  We found ourselves on 29th Street this weekend and were immediately […]

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Jan
22

New Prada On The Block

When it comes to Men’s Fashion, it is more than known that Prada reigns above most other menswear designers.  And lucky for the male Prada lovers, who happen to shop Bloomingdales, they no longer need to look any further.  Situated between the Men’s Louis Vuitton and right behind Magnolia’s Bakery, 2013 has bought the Men’s […]

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Jan
21

Here’s The Story: Free Laughs On The Lower East Side

“It’s a city of strangers; some come to work, some to play.  A city of strangers, some come to stare, some to stay.” -“Another Hundred People” from “Company” by Stephen Sondheim A pitch perfect description of life in this urban environment called New York…we work, we play, we stare…then we stay. But we don’t want […]

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Graze
Jan
18

Get Your Snack On For Free, NYC!

I recently got an email from my college roommate, who now lives in the UK, talking about how her healthy snack food company would soon be launching in the U.S., and would I like to sample a few boxes for free?  Anyone who knows my dual love of receiving packages by post and snacking could […]

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