Month: March 2014

Festival Season is Here! Festival Survival Tips & Where to Shop for All Your Festival Essentials

With Ultra Music festival in Miami this weekend and Coachella fast approaching, it is officially one of my personal favorite times of year – festival season! No matter where you are in the country, there’s a good chance there’s a large-scale music festival somewhere in your neck of the woods. From Counterpoint in Atlanta to […]

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Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese

Let me start by saying that I’m really excited about this salad (and I do not normally get excited about salad). Like most of the recipes I post, this Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese came as a dinner experiment that turned out pretty amazing. It’s basically everything you want in […]

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Sushi Nakazawa: Forever Dreaming of Sushi Thanks to An Unforgettable Omakase Meal

I first watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi about a year and a half ago as a random selection on Netflix. I had no expectations for the documentary, which profiles Jiro Ono, largely considered the top sushi master in the world. I figured, I love sushi and there seems to be critical acclaim, so why not […]

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It’s Baaack – Get FREE Macarons all over NYC on Macaron Day 2014

I wrote about Macaron Day last year, and that wonderful day is back for 2014 and fast approaching. On Thursday, March 20, stop by a participating bakery from 10AM-6PM for 1 free macaron while supplies last. The event is organized by François Payard Bakery and is designed to coincide with Jour du Macaron in Paris. [For […]

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Choice Eatss Roundup - Distilled NY - Wings Photo via Distilled NY

Recommended Deal: Sample 70+ Restaurants & Unlimited Drinks at the Village Voice’s Choice Eats Tasting Event for 30% Off

$42 for GA Ticket to the Village Voice’s Choice Eats Tasting Event I gave my love for the Village Voice’s annual tasting event Choice Eats in a post last year, so when I saw that they were selling tickets to this year’s event at a discounted rate, I had to snatch it up. Now in […]

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Stylish Spring Fitness Gear: Without Walls & Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ Running Shoes

Sunshine and warmer temperatures are finally making their way to NYC, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and get active. Aside from the endorphin rush and health benefits, I personally find that a great motivator for getting in a workout is some kick-ass fitness gear. While I’ve already given love to my […]

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DIY Blueprint Cleanse – Homemade Juice & Smoothie Cleanse

I had the absolute pleasure of having my wisdom teeth surgically removed on Friday night. Since I wouldn’t be able to eat solid foods and I was in enough pain as it is, I figured, why not inflict even more torture on myself by going on a juice cleanse! All joking aside, being forced to […]

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Healthy Tomato and Tri-Color Pepper Raw Tortilla Soup

I’m currently on an all liquid diet thanks to getting my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday night. While I probably could have just eaten ice cream while watching House of Cards all weekend, since I won’t be able to exercise while recovering from the surgery, I opted to go the healthy route by doing a […]

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta with Zucchini Noodles

It’s my belief that no matter how amateur of a chef you are, you should be capable enough to create and experience homemade pesto sauce. The great thing about pesto is that it’s kind of difficult to mess up, as the flavor comes straight from the quality of the ingredients rather than any special cooking […]

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Friday Five: Spotlight-Stealing Party Dresses Cause We Like to Partayyy

As someone who can’t function properly without something major to look forward to, I am currently counting down the days until I can escape the NYC cold for my upcoming trip to Las Vegas in April. I’m not ashamed to say that I absolutely LOVE Vegas. It’s pretty much the epitome of what I enjoy […]

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