15 Things to do in NYC this Spring

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  1. Try Baskin-Robbins warm cookie ice cream sandwich
  2. Find an awesome spring concert via TimeOut.com
  3. Go to a Mets or Yankees home game
  4. Go to the Bacon and Beer Classic in Queens on April 22-22
  5. Order Prosecco & Popsicles from Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar
  6. Run along the East River
  7. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at a nearby bar
  8. Go to Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg when it reopens on April 6
  9. Head to the New York Auto Show between April 18-27
  10. Citi Bike everywhere
  11. Museum-hop during the Museum Mile Festival on June 10
  12. Walk The High Line
  13. Pick up fresh spring produce from an outdoor vendor
  14. Bar hop on Stone Street in FiDi
  15. Take the ferry over to Governors Island

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Bye-bye Dry Winter Skin, Hello Sexy Spring Skin

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting pretty sick and tired of being pale and having the world’s driest skin. As someone who suffers from eczema in the winter months, I’m always looking for ways to rejuvenate my skin after months of the harsh weather.

With spring around the corner, I’m enjoying plenty of “me time” as I amp up my beauty routine and prep my skin for shorts and miniskirt weather. So what’s my secret?

I recently was sent some NuBotanik Skincare Body Scrub with Coffeeberry in the pear scent to try out and let me just tell you – I’m obsessed! The scrub contains a unique blend of natural active ingredients and is made with Coffeeberry, which is extracted from the whole coffee fruits, that is loaded with antioxidants and skin beneficial compounds. Whole coffee fruit has been shown to have one of the highest levels of antioxidants that our skin and body need to stay and look healthy.

I absolutely loved the smell and texture of this unique product that exfoliated, rejuvenated and nourished my skin. Fun tip: it’s supposed to help reduce the appearance of those stretchmarks and blemishes we all hate so much.

I’m so excited to keep using this product so my skin is glowing just in time for summer. What’s your skin secret?

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A Gal’s Guide to March Madness

Photo Feb 28, 4 44 37 AM Ahh, it’s finally that time of year again. It’s light out when you leave work. You’ve transitioned your shoes from winter boots to strappy sandals. You’re sporting your floral printed clothing pieces.

However, no one seems to care. All you keep hearing is whispers of “March Madness” and “Brackets.” What is with all this foreign basketball language you can’t decipher?

Let me break it down for you.

What is March Madness? March Madness takes place from March until April and is most commonly known as the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 64 college basketball teams are divided into their respective regions (South, West, Midwest and East) and are seeded numbers 1-16. Within each region, the best team plays the worst team until a winner is announced. In each round, the number of teams remaining is cut in half until only two remain to duke it out. Breakdown is as follows; The Big Dance – 32 teams, The Sweet 16 – 16 teams, The Elite Eight – 8 teams, The Final Four – 4 teams.

What is Bracketology? The goal here is to fill out your own bracket by guessing the winner of each game, in each round, all the way to the homestretch. Generally, brackets or pools include a buy-in, so the winner gets a big fat cash price.

What words can I drop to act like I know what the hell I’m talking about?

  • Selection Sunday: The day when the NCAA College basketball tournament participants are placed, seeded and announced (Took place on March 13, 2016)
  • The Big Dance: Another name for the tournament (No, it’s not like a ball or somewhere people go to dance and party in fancy clothes)
  • The Sweet Sixteen: The third round of the tourney, when only 16 team are left (Again, not a fancy party to mark a milestone)
  • The Elite Eight: The fourth round of the tourney, when only 8 teams are left
  • The Final Four: The fifth round of the tourney, when only 4 teams are left


How do I get in on the action if I’m not a basketball fan?
Easy, go to a bar on any given Saturday to cheer on your favorite team or take part in your office pool. If you’re an overachiever, even try crafting your own bracket.

OK, so now that I’m watching, what do I wear? Is your alma mater playing? If so, show a little school spirit and rock an old college t-shirt. If not, whip out your best “sporty chic” attire. In my look (pictured), I paired a baseball-styled (wrong sport, but whatever) jacket with ripped jeans and my go-to Adidas Originals.

Yay, sports!

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Shop my look:
T shirt here | Sneakers here | Bag here | Jeans here

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Spring Neutrals

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Photo credit | Nick Urteaga

Jacket: H&M (similar here) | Tee Shirt: Threads 4 Thought | Bag: Chloe Marcie – Small Leather Crossbody | Jeans: Flying Monkey (similar here) | Pumps: Lola Shoetique (similar here)


It’s finally warming up in NYC and I’m all about the monochrome look this spring. Some of my favorite outfits wind up being the simplest ones. For this look, I threw on my favorite pair of ripped skinny jeans, a classic white tee, white pumps, my go-to bag and an amazing blush trench. I absolutely love mixing low and high end items to create the perfect look and this color-scheme is one you’ll see me sporting all spring long.

Check out outfit details above and be sure to follow my journey along on Instagram and Facebook.

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5 Essentials For Every Girl On-The-Go

From having a full time job to blogging to working out to making time for friends, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Luckily for me, I’ve really learned the importance of always being prepared. It’s become a regular practice to keep must-have items on me at all times. Below, I’m sharing my top 5 essentials for every girl on-the-go.

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Mobile Charger – Not near an outlet? Don’t worry about it! Power up with an on-the-go mobile charger and don’t fall victim to a dead phone. I love this color blocked one from Ban.do.

SusiesBFastCookieBreakfast Cookie – Don’t skip the days most important meal all because you’re in a hurry. Stash Susie’s Smart Cookie in your bag for a breakfast loaded with a healthy balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fats (Hint: I get mine at the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle, but they’re sold online too).

411400-detailMinimergency Kit – Always be prepared with this mini emergency kit from Pinch Provisions, with 17 beauty, personal care, and style essentials including: safety pins, a tampon, a mini sewing kit and more.
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Portable Electric Toothbrush – Freshen up wherever, whenever with the Slim Sonic Class toothbrush from VioLife. The first battery operated, portable toothbrush comes in an array of colors. I have the polka dot and army print!
SwellWater Bottle – Between running around, be sure to stay hydrated throughout the day. I keep a water bottle on me at all times. Lately, I’m obsessed with my Swell Bottle that keeps my water cold for 24 hours.

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Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Susie’s Smart Cookie