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NYFW (and Life?!) Survival Guide

NYFW

Surviving NYFW is a tricky task! So, every year, I develop a new plan of attack. In this plan, I include every tip, trick, and tool I might need to hop from show-to-show and party-to-party like a boss. (Wearing: Lovers and Friends Dress, See by Chloe shoes -- since we're moving into fall try these booties, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.) Flats I’m a stiletto gal, but I always carry a pair of sandals or flats in my purse. They are key for making it through the day without having to amputate a foot! Luckily, fancier flat sandals and flatforms are trending this year, which means one can be fashionable and comfortable (gasp!) at the same time. However, since it’s the best time of the year to show off that expensive pair of Louboutins I’ve never worn—and…

Want to go to Hamptons?

Hamptons

In need a of a Labor Day getaway? Same! Luckily, I'm off to the Hamptons this weekend and it being the last weekend of summer means a weekend filled with pools, cocktails and sand and I'm giving all my recommendations for a weekend getaway there.  Plus, if you think the Hamptons is not within your reach...think again: I have a Hamptons' hack I'm sharing below! The Hamptons is comprised of several different towns all with their own reputation and visitors/residents that frequent them. Some notable parts being: Quogue: anyone remember Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York having a fit over having to schlep to a party in Quogue from East Hampton? The audacity! It's classic Housewives and classic Ramona.  Amagansett: if you've seen the movie Something Borrowed with Kate Hudson you'll remember she…

Have you Tried a Flagel?

Flagel

First there was the cronut: a hybrid of a donut and a croissant. People came far and wide to try cronuts at the trendiest places in New York City. Now there is another twist on your average breakfast item and it’s called the flagel: a flattened bagel. The Daily News, hails the flagel as much more fun to say than "bagel" and in general the writer views it as an upgrade to the bagel. However, I’m not so convinced. I started to see the flagel pop up at bagel shops in NYC and I quickly realized it was just a flattened bagel: same old bagel, different shape. Still intrigued, I tried one myself and was very much disappointed. I felt the flagel fell flat (and not just in shape!). I do appreciate that it…

Find me in Florence (and Bologna!)

Florence

Florence and Bologna: two cities with relative propinquity to one another are the perfect cities to experience together.  My trip was enriched by a stay in both. Above the stunning Duomo, which serves as a compass for the city: if you're ever lost, look for a bit of the Duomo peeking through an alley or above you in the sky and you'll find your way! As I finish off my Italy trip posts, you'll find me in Florence and Bologna.  Bologna is a lesser frequented Italian city known for originating bologna meat, mortadella (a personal favorite of mine), a thriving University, and its own leaning towers! (Who needs Pisa!)  It's one of those cities that you could see yourself living in without an overflow of tourist: a perfect city to study abroad or enjoy a pure Italian life.…

Sailing through Venice

Lovers + Friends Top

Want to feel as if you've entered into a fairy tale?  Go to Venice!  Not Venice, California (although that can be fun if you're into salads and juice and yoga pants), but Venice, Italy! This was my first visit to this magical town that is toured by foot or boat but not car.  The minute you leave the train station (which is the only place in Venice that feels non-magical) you feel enchanted.  Upon arrival you get yourself a water taxi or boat to get to your destination.  The water taxis are a bit on the pricey side but worth it for the private ride through the canals. There is so much to take in from the minute you're on the taxi: the water, the architecture, the gondolas!  Once you arrive to your destination…