Cooking Makes My Heart Go Bi-Bim-Bap

Cooking makes my heart go bi-bim-bap. As much as I love exploring new restaurants and hot spots around the city day in and day out, cooking is my true muse. Tonight I tried something new and whipped up vegetarian bibimbap with @morinutofu #morinu_partner #morinutofu #shelfstable Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown rice 1 teaspoon olive oil 1…

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Birthday Bashin with PremiumShotz

PremiumShotz is the one-stop, no-fuss photo booth rental experience that I quickly fell in love with after my Noir Tie Affair birthday party. Honestly, I booked my session for my party within minutes; it was so easy! The rental session includes the equipment (including a high-quality DSLR), the lighting, service staff, customizable layouts, backdrop options,…

The Tea-rrific Benefits of Priobiotic Teas by Bigelow

In today’s society and busy lifestyle, it’s difficult to consistently balance your health. Whether you are always on the go or you’re just simply too busy, life can get hectic and usually the first priority to fall on the wayside is health and wellness. This could mean lack of choosing healthy food options out of…

Drink in a New Language

Although I’m personally not the biggest beer fan, I must say that Japanese Craft Beer was quite the game changer. To tell you a little bit more about it, 23 Japanese craft breweries have collaborated to formulate “Japanese Craft Beer” to gain more visibility and influence. This is an industry association striving to increase awareness and…

From point A to point 2B: Final Furnishes with Apt 2B

  As many of you know, I couldn’t stay away from California for too long. A few months ago I moved back to San Francisco from New York into a lovely apartment in SOMA neighborhood. Great location, check. Awesome roommates, check. Rent that doesn’t break my bank (barely), check. My tireless cross country move was…

Snacking Simply

We’ve all experienced this moment before: you rush home, starving, with 20 minutes to change before darting out to your next appointment. No time to cook all the produce you just bought, and no leftovers to snag. You open the pantry and see a bag of potato chips. *Sigh* This will do. The salty morsels…

Guilt-Free Soft Baked PB Choco Chip Cookies

PREP: 10 MINUTES COOK: 9 MINUTES TOTAL: 19 MINUTES These bendy melt-in-your-mouth gems are an incredible gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons solid coconut oil 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill almond flour or almond meal 1/2 teaspoon baking…

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

Featured photography by KeLi Photography 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…

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…

Workouts You Need to Try To Kick Off Your 2018 Fitness Resolutions

New year, new you, right? As fitness remains as a top resolution year after year, here are some of my personal favorite workout picks for you to check out to kick off your resolutions that you MAY actually hold yourself accountable to 🙂 Rumble Rumble fit a super fun, high-energy kickboxing class that will surely…