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Every girl can be picky about her hair which is why I wanted to take a moment to recognize SF Color Collective for giving me a stress-free, positive hair experience, from listening to my preferences to delivering exactly what I wanted, all while making it enjoyable. SF Color Collective is a full service salon located…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Top 5 NYC Brunch Spots

Juice & Java NYC: Located in the West Village, this cozy cafe features endless favorite from classic avo toast and lox to fresh fruit smoothies and juices to quinoa bowls and of course, java for those motivated by caffeine. Covina: All-day spot in the Park South Hotel is perfect when you’re craving pasta, pizza &…

7 Favorite Guilt-Free Snacks You Need to Try

Snacking has become a side hobby these days. Side hustle even. Well, if your stomach is a bottomless pit like mine then it might as well be a freakin’ full-time job. With all that said, guilt may inevitably come with your snacking habits but in all honesty, you should never ever ever EVER regret anything…

Boston Guide: Bars, Coffee, and Everything in Between

Fast Facts: Happy Hour is against the law in Boston…(Umm farewell discounted Pinot Noir RIP) Boston is home to the very first chocolate factory in the States.. (Willy Wonka, is that you?) The first U.S. based subway was built in Boston (and to think it was in New York..) Fig Newton is named after a…

Got Coffee? Here’s Your NYC Guide to Complete Caffeination

Lower Manhattan Black Fox Coffee Airy cafe serving an eclectic American menu, including vegan options, plus coffee, wine & beer Gotan – Modern coffee shop featuring espresso drinks & daytime fare in a spacious, industrial-chic space Irving Fam Coffee Roasters – Hip local coffee house chain serving light eats & drinks made from house-roasted beans Kaffe La Colombe…

Staycations are the New Vacations: Experience Hyatt Centric Times Square

Staycations are the new vacations nowadays. Enjoying your neck of the woods from a tourist’s experience provides a whole newfound appreciation and insight and to your day-to-day environment. You realize people travel day in and day out and spend countless dollars to visit your city that you call home. That city for me is New…

Keep on Keepin’ on and Keepin’ Portland Weird

Here’s your quick 101 guide to Portland: Aesthetics on Point Mount Tabor Beacon Rock Multnomah Falls Silver Falls Oneonta Gorge Angel’s Rest Wahclella Falls Powells Books   Shop Til Ya Drop NW 23rd Street Hawthorne Square  Washington Square Pioneer Place Lloyd Center    Did Someone Say Coffee? Jim & Patty’s Coffee People See See’s   Sweets…

Tick, Tock, Tequila Time!

If you know me, you know that my fave alch is either red wine or tequila..Yes, I am an extremist. Anywho, with National Tequila right around the corner (ahem July 24th), Tequila Cazadores cocktail recipes for National Tequila Day. Or if you’re too lazy to concoct these concoctions yourself, scroll more to find out where…

Rockin’ Bottles and Bottle Rockin’ in Napa Valley: Bands, Booze, and Backstage with Fitz & The Tantrums, gnash, Arizona, and Michael Franti

Time to outgrow your typical music festival tendencies and enhance your experience with the premium edition — better known as Northern California’s five-year-old BottleRock Festival, featuring fine wine, hoppy beer, culinary arts, and great tunes at the Napa Valley Expo Center. This year’s headliners included Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, and Tom Petty along with performances…

Destination Never Grow Up as a Grown Up: Club Getaway in Connecticut

Just when you thought camping was just for kids, you are about to be proven entirely wrong. Swimming, jumping, flying, eating, playing, and mingling is all done adult-style at Club Getaway. Fun fact: Club Getaway is one of the oldest summer camps for adults. In fact, it was founded over four decades ago back in…

Get your grub on: Top 5 Burgers Spots in SF

Nothing screams America like this classic combo: a creamy shake with crispy fries and a juicy burger! That said, San Francisco has some of the best burger joints in town. From carefully crafted artisan style to quick-and-easy gourmet burgers, the ideal burger for hungry city locals and tourists is out there. Here is a list…

Experiencing a City within a City: Welcome to Miami’s Brickell City Centre

My oh my, Miami..Where to even  dare begin..Think Las Vegas strip meets Malibu Beach. The glitz, the glamour, the limitless high-rises juxtaposed with glistening turquoise blue waves gracefully crashing against the sparkling white sand – that’s Miami in a quintessential nutshell for you. I had the opportunity to experience Miami’s exploding downtown district Brickell City…

Crafty Cocktail Craze Close-Up: Cereal Killer

Experience naughty nostalgia with the Cereal Killer at SF’s very own Sea Star. Hate but love to break to ya but your favorite childhood cereal has officially been spiked with Gruven Vodka, Crème de Fraises de Bois, Fruit Loops cereal milk, and apricot. Might be a tad early to drink this on a Saturday morning while wearing…

Sippin’ & Beachin’ Santa Barbara Style

Eatin Good in da Hood East beach tacos The Lark Lily’s tacos Arigato Paseo Nuevo restaurant -taco Tuesday is a must! Blush Restaurant Olie’s pizzeria Brophy Bros Honor Bar Shoreline Beach Cafe Something’s Fishy The Boathouse at Hendrys Beach Sandbar cuz duh Zaytoon – beautiful outdoor seating Casa de azul Los agaves Cadiz Enterprise fish…