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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…

Nobu Malibu

nobu malibu

Nobu Malibu: a Los Angeles hotspot that is known for its frequent visits from the Kardashians, delectable sushi and picturesque views.  Over Labor Day, I visited Los Angeles and on my wish list was to eat and drink at Nobu, which is just what I did.  The fish and rice melt in your mouth and the drinks are perfectly made (and cool you off on a hot day!).  However, Nobu Malibu's ace in the hole is its beachside location because it is an absolute dream.  If you're ever in the area -- I highly recommend getting a reservation for yourself. The perfect unagi and octopus nigiri and a spicy albacore tuna roll. Snapper nigiri and short rip tacos. Yellowtail topped with jalapeño sashimi overlooking the Pacific Ocean (on an unseasonably hot day in LA).…

It’s Like Riding a Bike…with Raleigh Bikes

Raleigh Bikes

You know how the old adage goes…it’s like riding a bike, and does that saying sure ring true!  Experiencing the thrill of riding a bike with Raleigh Bikes' freshly debuted and newly stylish “The Superbe” model has never been so sweet! My bike riding skills and days have had a somewhat dubious past and I probably haven’t ridden a bike in about 3 years, maybe more -- full disclosure: I didn’t even learn how to ride a bike until I was perhaps 7 or 8!  (I know crazy but I lived on a hill to be fair!)  So when I received this adorable and stellar bike from Raleigh Bikes, I was a little hesitant to jump right on and start riding, but once I did – you couldn’t get me off the bike --…

Blind Taste Test with PopSugar Food and Snyder’s of Hanover

PopSugar Food

Ever heard of a "chickle?"  Or say "coconut ash ice cream?"  Well, I was caught by surprise too when I did a blind taste test with Snyder's of Hanover and PopSugar Food.  As an avid food blogger, and a fan of the latest foodie phenomenons, I was extremely entertained when I did a blind tasted test of some of the latest foods out there.  Take a look at the funny video below, which includes others influencers, as we get to blind taste all those crazy food truck foods and the new "wholey" cheese from Snyder's of Hanover! https://youtu.be/96XMHvt3W_0 Shooting this little video was so fun and a huge thanks to PopSugar Food and Snyder's of Hanover putting it all together.  Take a look at some of the BTS (behind the scenes) action...  

Come Face the Wild with Chiara Ferragni and SK-II

Chiara Ferragni

Fashion blogger and celebrity Chiara Ferragni has teamed up with National Geographic and SK-II to take on some of the most rugged places in the world. The beauty that awaits them is not just external but internal as well.  Chiara is putting her skin to the test in this arid desert by using SK-II's Essence Facial Treatment.  SK-II uses a special ingredient called Pitera that helps the skin with its radiance and firmness.  SK- II offers luxurious skin care products that are extremely effective and will help Chiara survive in the arid desert. As a blogger and young professional living and working in New York City, I've faced my own set of wild elements.  Many fondly call NYC "The Concrete Jungle" because you have to push through the challenges of crowds of people, small spaces, humidity, snow,…