Month: February 2014

NYRR Gridiron Challenge 2014

9+1 Marathon Training Begins: Pre-Super Bowl Cold Weather Running at the NYRR Gridiron Challenge

After cheering on a friend as well as dozens of other runners in last year’s NYC Marathon, I was overcome with emotion and inspiration. Seeing firsthand the drive and motivation in each runner’s eyes, the miles and months of training in each stride, the energy and support in each and every cheer: it’s moments like […]

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

I have never been big on having sweets for breakfast. While I frequently start my day with a Fage yogurt with honey or a sweet chia pudding for weight-management purposes, if I had it my way I’d have an everything bagel with scallion cream cheese or a bacon egg and cheese on a kaiser roll […]

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Friday Five: Daisy Daze at the Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop-Up Tweet Shop

In a field of daisies at the Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop-Up Tweet Shop. Mustard Seed Brocade Bomber Jacket | Forever 21 Daisy Skater Skirt (similar) I own almost every kind of Marc Jacobs fragrance. The feminine, floral scents not only smell amazing, but they always come in gorgeous and fun bottles highlighting the essence of […]

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Recommended Deal: Sleep No More and a 3 Course Dinner at the Heath for $185

If you haven’t experienced the immersive theater production that is Sleep No More in NYC, now is your best chance. For those unfamiliar, Sleep No More is a loosely-interpreted adaptation of Macbeth with a big twist: rather than sitting in your seat and watching actors perform on a stage, the “stage” is actually an entire […]

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Valentine’s Day 2014: Love, Leopard Print, and Lobster Paella

I don’t want to go into much detail about how my Valentine’s Day went since that’s a bit personal, but I was incredibly happy to be surprised by my boyfriend with a date at the New York Botanical Garden’s Tropical Paradise exhibit followed by dinner at one of my favorites tapas spots in the city, Boqueria. From […]

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Friday Five: #SpringBreakForever

In case it hasn’t been clear by the amount I’ve been complaining, this snowy NYC winter has me down. I’ve been perpetually sick physically and am also just sick of climbing over/around ice and getting smacked in the face with snow. And so I’ve been longing for warm weather. While no trips have been booked […]

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Hash Browns

As unbelievably sick and tired as I am of this terrible weather, another snowstorm = another day working from home = another opportunity to get creative with my breakfast. As you may have already guessed from one of my previous recipes, I’m a big fan of brussels sprouts. On a recent grocery trip, I ended […]

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Healthy Quinoa Fried “Rice” with Fried Egg and Avocado

I am a total sucker for fried rice. Yes, your standard fried rice from the Chinese takeout spot is a total carbo-loaded, oil soaked, sodium-heavy gut bomb, but damn, is it good. So while I will happily eat an entire carton of pork fried rice, I still try to opt for healthier versions every once […]

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Esquites – Cafe Habana & La Esquina Style Mexican Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado

One of my favorite things to eat is the grilled corn on the cob, or elotes, from La Esquina and Cafe Habana in the Nolita neighborhood of NYC. The basic recipe is quite simple: fresh corn on the cob charred on the grill, coated with a mixture of mayonnaise and crema (Mexican sour cream), cotija cheese, […]

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I Woke Up Like This – My New Favorite Sweatshirt and Dainty Floral Dress

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite sweatshirt. While I certainly am not Beyonce yet, nor am I flawless, I can at least pretend I am when I’m wearing this. It’s warm, cozy, and incredibly soft on the inside made from 100% ringspun cotton. But best of all, sweatshirts are totally acceptable to wear […]

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