Moving Coast to Coast

Dear New York, I love you, but I love California more #NYCbreakup My oh my, where do I even begin with this crazy city. NYC will always hold a very special place in my heart. After all, I didn’t come here for a long time but sure did have a great time during my time…

Offline to IRL Experiences with Camp Meets Bagel

Escaped the city for a quick getaway as I attended this weekend’s festivities with the popular online dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel. CMB officially launched its exciting new initiative, CMB Experiences where online conversations become a reality with unique, real-world events and spaces. With CMB Experiences, members (and non-members) can engage in a specially curated, novel experience…

Keeping Kandid: Me Vs. Food

To kick off my new blog post series, “Keeping Kandid,” where I will be sharing the behind-the-scenes insight regarding relevant lifestyle topics, I’m starting off by sharing the on-and-off relationship I’ve had with food since day 1. Gettin’ a lil more personal beyond my usual list of recommendations this time around. As ironic as it…

Totes all about Modern Oats

INGREDIENTS 1 container Modern Oats Just Oats 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more in the morning if it’s too dry) 1 scoop (~1/4 cup)  protein powder 4 tsp black chia seeds ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk yogurt optional 1-3 tsp honey to taste* optional toppings: strawberries, blueberries, almonds, raisins, coconut flakes,…

Ride your way to Rewards by Ubering Everywhere with the Uber Visa Card

Here’s your quick go-to guide for living like a star at LA’s hottest spots with the Uber Visa Card: Catch LA (8715 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069) This uber (pun intended) posh rooftop space is a high traffic hotspot for A-list celebrity sightings along with its renowned seafood-focused food & crafty cocktails. With its…

Speakin Easy: Best NYC Speakeasies

124 Old Rabbit Club – Accessed by pressing a buzzer, this skinny cellar pub features a long list of mostly European beers. 67 Orange Street – Bi-level Harlem lounge with a cozy vintage-speakeasy feel serving cocktails & small plates. Angel’s Share – Speakeasy-style bar in the East Village offering exotic cocktails in a cool, hard-to-find space. Atta Boy – Innovative,…

Brunchin Like It’s Nobody’s Business: Best Brunch Spots in Downtown NYC

BOWERY CHINATOWN EAST VILLAGE Cafe Mogador Ciao for Now Clinton Street Baking Company Cornerstone Cafe Flinder’s Lane Esperanto Joe & MissesDoe Miss Lily’s Mudspot Poco Post Prune Root & Bone Saxon + Parole Spiegel’s Tompkin’s Square Bagels Veselka Virginia’s FINANCIAL DISTRICT Del Monico’s Felice 15 Gold Street Fraunces Tavern Harry’s The Dead Rabbit GREENWICH VILLAGE…

Your Next Resort Retreat for R&R: Beaches Turks & Caicos

5 stars? Lavender pink skies, cerulean turquoise waters, and glistening white sands? All-inclusive resort featuring 22 restaurants from all around the globe? Welcome to Beach Turks & Caicos, your next escape from reality. In today’s hustle and bustle, bombardment of information and notifications, Turks & Caicos epitomizes a true island hideaway. Following Hurricane Irma, Beaches…

I’m All the Way Up: Must-Go Rooftops in NY from Manhattan to Brooklyn

Oh rooftop season! Honestly, it should be considered a designated season on its own if you ask me. Certainly can’t beat the heat without some fresh air and sweeping views of endless high-rises and skyscrapers (extra plus when the fiery sunset comes out to play). Local? Tourist? Either way, here is your guide to all…

It Aint Easy Being Cheesy: All Hail Kale Gouda Rotini Recipe

Prep Time 10 Mins Cook Time 20 Mins Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings Difficulty Easy Cheezy Peezy Ingredients 1 pound Banza pasta 1/2 pound Rembrandt Extra Aged Gouda, shredded 2 tbsp olive oil 1 (7-ounce) jar diced tomatoes preserved in olive oil, drained and thinly sliced OR 1/2 cup basil marinara sauce 2 cups…

Your next bucket list go-to destination: Bora Bora

Bora Bora simply equates to all of your tropical dreams come to life. Clear blue waters, sparkling white sand, and majestic bungalows at every turn. Over 4 million years ago the island was formed by a volcanic eruption. For a time, it was uninhabited and desolate, until people from the Tongan island came. They are believed…