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Goodbye to All That: New York City

New York City

A few years ago, I picked up a book called Goodbye to All That, a collection of vignettes where several authors write stories about their love affairs with New York City and the inevitable reasons they finally left the city.  As you may have guessed, this post is my ode to New York City and an introduction into the next chapter of my life. I've said good bye to NYC, twice now, so it's safe to say that if NYC and I were in a relationship on Facebook it would say: it's complicated.  NYC is an undoubtedly alluring city: its energy is a force to be reckoned with all on its own.  Carrie Bradshaw used to say New York City was her date and I must attest it has been my date many times during my NYC tenure. Even…

Places to Eat in NYC: Bagatelle

Looking for places to eat in NYC?  Bagatelle is a fabulous option with gourmet food and a chic location and atmosphere. Truffle pizza -- absolutely perfect appetizer for a few people! Delectable beef brisket. Tuna tartare on a crispy potato. Pan seared scallops. Bagatelle's ice cream Sunday is bigger than my face, as you can see (clearly I'm not excited at all). I recently enjoyed a lovely night and a delicious meal courtesy of Bagatelle in the meatpacking district. Bagatelle truly delivered in ever way from the food to the ambiance.  It's a spacious restaurant in NYC's trendy Meatpacking district, think where Samantha lived in Sex and the City and where Ramona Singer and Bethenny  Frankel opted to brunch last season on the Real Housewives of New York City.  Bagatelle is where you go…

NYFW Recap

Now that New York Fashion Week is behind me (yes, I know I was being a bit of a whiner about it last week, in my Instagram round-up post), but I must say, I did enjoy the fashion week events I did attend.  Below is a photo recap of my whereabouts and what I wore! First up: a blogger brunch with Twiirly at a new West Village hot spot: While We Were Young. Enjoying a NYFW mimosa... Shop my sweater here: it's a great oversized piece that's super versatile! Here are some other sweater options: 1, 2, 3. Chicken and kale waffles bites were served... Like my shorts and boots?  Shop them here: boots, shorts. There's always room for some bubbly too! After brunch, I headed to the ShopStyle Social House where I mingled with…

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day

It's that time of the year again: September 29th which means it's National Coffee Day!  So in order to celebrate properly I have rounded up some of the best deals going on (nationwide)! Gregory’s: now that's the fall spirit: a free pumpkin spiced latte (PSL) between 11 am-2 pm. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZn1zbYlDb9/?hl=en&taken-by=gregoryscoffee Dunkin’ Donut: In honor of National Coffee Day you can get a medium hot coffee with a purchase of a medium or large hot coffee -- so make sure to bring a friend like they suggest below! https://www.instagram.com/p/BZn8mC2AP4n/?hl=en&taken-by=dunkindonuts Krispy Kreme: They have taken National Coffee Day to the next level and extended it through the weekend calling it National Coffee Weekend at Krispy Kreme, hot or iced coffee is available for free, Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZn39NMhoJW/?hl=en&taken-by=krispykreme Peet’s Coffee: Get your coffee beans…

Wanna Brunch with J. Lo?

Brunch Guide NYC

You may be thinking: what do brunch and J. Lo have in common?  Right.  Well, normally I wouldn't know, but it just so happens that I was out brunching myself last weekend (as I do) at Laconda Verde and spotted (with my quick celebrity eye: seriously I have a gift for spotting celebrities) Ryan Seacrest at a two top.  Initially, I was pretty excited just to see Ryan Seacrest and then as I looked more closely I noticed that he was sitting across from a top knot wearing brunette woman.  Now there is only one diva who slays a top-knot bun like no other: yes, it was indeed J. Lo.  She was dressed exactly as you would think: bodycon dress, hair slicked into a top knot bun and looking flawless.  I was giddy.  Ryan…