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Lessons from my Early Thirties

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Last Thursday was my 33rd birthday and it was truly a memorable one – actually one of the best I've had in a long time and I am including my birthday weekend in that summation (everyone celebrates their birthday through the weekend right?!). Apparently, the number 33 is a "Master Number," which carries quite a bit of weight.  You're meant to expand your consciousness and to live to a greater ideal.  With that said, every year does have me wondering aka expanding my consciousness and looking for more meaning in my life.   And since I am so wise at the ripe age of 33 (ha!), I thought I would expound upon some lessons from my early thirties. {Photos by Sandy Leshner} Having it all is a figment of the imagination Having it all is…

5 Differences Between NYC and LA

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Since moving to LA, the main question I get asked is: "What are the main differences between NYC and LA?"  And I usually respond: what do you mean?  They're so samesies....ummm NOT!  I lived in LA when attending college at UCLA but at that point of my life I had never lived anywhere besides CA, so I didn't have much to compare LA to (aside from Northern California, which draws many of its own differences).   Since I have lived a majority of my adult life in NYC and I am now trying my hand at LA, I started to notice some, let's call them, "interesting" differences between NYC and LA.  So here they are: 5 differences between NYC and LA. When the Side Hustle is the Main Hustle The NYC hustle usually consists of people…

What’s New to MSL in 2018

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2018 has already been a doozy: it’s raining in Los Angeles, which is a virtual enigma, the Northeast endured what they called the #bombcylone (a glorified name for a snowstorm) and Tonya Harding the (sympathetic?) antagonist of I, Tonya and the 1994 Winter Olympics, attended the Golden Globes, sitting opposite Margot Robbie.  Might I say: WTF? Ok I digress.  With the new year comes new ideas, excitement and that somewhat double edged word: resolutions.  Personally, I don’t do cut and dry resolutions for myself but rather push myself to continue working towards goals that I’ve previously started or am going to start. Since I started MSL in 2013, I made a commitment to myself to continue my blog and beyond that to add new elements to it. With that said here are some content series…

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Well it's the last day of 2017 and it's been such an incredible year that brought so many exciting opportunities and life changes!  It's hard to believe that I started the year living in New York City and I am now ending the year, living a new life in Los Angeles (with a man and a pup!).  (Although, I'm currently ringing in the New Year in St. Louis as you may have seen on my Instagram!) As I begin 2018 in my home state of California, I am very excited to pursue more personal and professional endeavors. As I close out this short New Year's post, I want to thank all the My Stiletto Life readers for all the support and kind words I have seen all year on the blog itself and on…

Snow at The Grove in Los Angeles

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Have you seen the snow at The Grove?! Since moving to Los Angeles from NYC, there are some obvious differences between the cities: the main difference being the weather.  My current Instagram feed is filled with adorable pictures of people playing in the snow filled streets of NYC.  (They're throwing snowballs and buying Christmas trees with a fresh snowfall on them.)  During the holidays, I reminisce about all the fun wintry and holiday activities in NYC: like visiting 30 Rock, seeing The Rockettes or grabbing hot chocolate and shopping in Soho.  This is the time of year that I miss the cold weather and truly miss living in NYC. Los Angeles certainly has winter activities to partake in but there isn't snow -- real snow that is but there is fake snow!  The snow…