After Christmas and early January is the time to 'stock up' they say, when there are plenty of sales, but you are flush with holiday gifts. This is the "predicament" I found myself in this month, after I had done a bit of shopping at Bath and Body Works during their semiannual sale, and also … Continue reading Bath and Beauty Stash: January 2019
As the new year has kicked off, I've been thinking of what I can do to positively impact my 2019. While I hope to continue on some self-improvement projects and planning some exiting trips during the year, I wanted to also do a 'slower' project that I can tangibly see the results. Last year, I … Continue reading 2019: A Low Buy Year!
Ah, the Dominican Republic. This wonderful island filled with bustling cities, laid back beach towns, and of course, beaches. If you're planning your first trip there or just need some guidance, look no further! I love reading packing lists, and especially posts about 'what's in my bag!' so wanted to share my tried and true … Continue reading Things I Always Pack for the Dominican Republic – and What I’d Never Bring
The last month of the year is always a bit hectic, but was also filled with lots of family, food and fun city happenings. Restaurants Some new highlights this month around the city. Cafe Ollin (East Harlem) - Our new favorite Mexican place in the neighborhood! This low-key and low-priced eatery is welcoming and delicious. … Continue reading Lens on December 2018
It was a busy month at work for me, but I still managed to enjoy lots of food, fun and even a trip out of the city (in addition to a family-filled Thanksgiving!) Restaurants A smattering of different cuisines this month, yum! Up Thai (Upper East Side) - delicious food in a nicely decorated setting … Continue reading Lens on November 2018
The fall seems to be a busy time for me at work - by the time I come home, I don't want to get back on the computer to work on writing a blog post, hence this post about October midway through November! But this morning, I'm up early and here I am, writing away. … Continue reading Lens on October 2018
After many weeks of unbearably hot NYC weather in September complete with grime, sweat, and too-cool subways, it's finally fall and boy does it feel like it. I've stocked up on pumpkin-flavored goodies from Trader Joe's and have broken into my stash of cool-weather clothes that have been sitting for months in their plastic storage … Continue reading Lens on September 2018