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A Few Favorites to Support on Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017
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It’s the day after Black Friday, and I hope you saved your pretty pennies! For what, you ask? Small Business Saturday! Sure, you can walk into a fancy department store, overwhelmed by racks of products. Maybe, just maybe someone will help you, or smile at you, or ignore you which is often the case. Your money will go to brand that sees your purchase as a number or percentage, on a black and white spreadsheet. Yes, your purchase still matters to that brand, but when you shop small businesses, you support their dream.

They’ll remember your face, your conversation, and you’ll remember that purchase. Small business owners, wear many hats, and they give it all they’ve got. They have to, to be successful. They add flavor and style to their brands. I love purchasing something that was handcrafted, and made with love, while having a conversation with that same person about their own dream, and how they got their start. It’s inspiring to say the least. As a small business owner myself, I’ve designed jewelry for many years, and I know what it means to really work for it. It isn’t easy. But, rewarding? Definately! That being said, here are a few of my favorites to support on Small Business Saturday, along with my own.

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

Travel Guide: Holidays in NYC

November 22, 2017
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Cue the Macy’s Thanksgiving day floats, and strike up the band. The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you plan on visiting New York City, you may be searching for some fab places and spaces to make your holiday season a bit more festive. While I love escaping the busy city, I’ll admit that I’ve had a blast during our rare holidays spent in NYC. The city comes alive in the fall, and the leaves in Central Park turn every color of the rainbow. The chill in the air is just right, and as much as I’d rather be on a beach, it really is beautiful here. As the holidays approach, the tree is lit in Rockefeller Center, and the city turns into one, glimmering disco ball, as twinkling holiday lights line the street. It really is a site to see. So, if you plan on sipping your pumpkin spiced lattes, here are my holiday sightseeing recommendations for you (make sure to wear your walking boots and your coziest coat). I’ve included traditional touristy spots, as well as some of my favorite non-touristy favorites for you to peruse.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Be Your Own Superhero

October 29, 2017
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Halloween. You like it or you don’t. Generally I’m not a fan, however for a good cause, and the right friends, I’ll slip into a costume for a night of spook-tacular chaos. Just watching people in their crazy costumes is worth the laugh.

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

10 Ways to Slay this Fall Season

September 6, 2017
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Pumpkin spiced latte season is just around the corner. Are you skipping to Starbucks yet? Well, I’m absolutely not. One thing you may or may not know about me, is that I absolutely despise the cold weather. I’m not a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes, I miss the green leaves once they change color, and flutter to the ground, and I hate sweater season. Bah humbug. Oh wait…wrong season, right?

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Unicorn Life

August 28, 2017
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With the Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching, you’re looking for that must-have beach accessory, aren’t you? Unicorns are all the rage these days, so why not draw extreme attention to your beach bod for the last time this summer with one, giant unicorn inflatable raft? You are already imagining unicorns leaping across rainbows in the sky aren’t you? Is the sky also raining champagne, in celebration of the last summer weekend as well? I thought so.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

One Wish

August 15, 2017
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If you had one wish on a cake, with a million twinkling candles, what would it be? An endless spin around the universe? An epic journey across the globe? A new job? A growing family? A shiny new home? There are too many things. How do you focus on just one aspect in your life?

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Lifestyle

Adventure Awaits

June 15, 2017
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Take a deep breath, a step, and a jump. Wait…scratch that. Just take one giant leap of faith! Expect the unexpected. The chips will fall where they may, but trust that everything will turn out ok! How comfortable are you with these thoughts? These aren’t quite the words that I’ve ever believed before. In fact, I’ve always felt the opposite. You see, my whole life, I’ve been a “planner.” I need to know that I can control what happens in my future, and if I can’t entirely control it, I give it everything I’ve got, in order to try.

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Lifestyle

Destination Dreamy Rooftop Bars in NYC

June 13, 2017
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What sizzles in the summer, when the city heat is hard to beat? Cool, breezy, rooftop nights, am I right? If you’re a city dweller, like myself, backyard bbqs really don’t exist…since the majority of us don’t have backyards (with the exception of Central Park, which is obviously shared). If you’re not darting off to the Hamptons, or jet setting, on summer vaca, you’re probably lounging on a city rooftop during for your summer evening soiree.

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