A Clean Start

If there are three words that New Yorkers hate more than “L Train Shutdown,” ~*shudder*~ it’s gotta be these three:   “IT’S   LAUNDRY   DAY.”   I was determined to start 2017 with clean everything: clean towels, clean sheets, clean clothes, clean throw pillows, clean Turbie twist. I even bought a[…]

the best GOOD NEWS of the year, roundup

Awwwww you guuuyyys it’s my last weekly Good News roundup of 2016! You know, in years past, I would have felt a twinge of nostalgia saying “Last X of 20XX,” but I really don’t feel anything. TIME IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT, like virginity and breakfast. And besides, I doubt anyone’s going[…]

New Year’s Resolutions? Well, Why Not.

Retire the phrase “tfw.” It was funny for a while, but now I’ve got that feeling that it’s overplayed. Stop snarking on popular things — because sometimes popular things are popular because they’re good — like rosé, and Beyoncé (NOTE: I recognize that not all popular & good things have “é” in[…]

2016 Year in Review

Buckle up, Buttercup! It’s the annual massive “best posts of the year” post! I’ve done it in 2012, 2013, 2014, and dang if it didn’t take me 1 2 3 4 tries but I did it in 2015, too. We’ve got 12 months to cover and a total of 165[…]

How Limoncello And Rain Made Me Appreciate George Michael

What you need to know is this: the year was 2010. I was traveling Europe with my boyfriend. And I was mortally afraid of embarrassing myself. Luckily, I no longer have that fear, or this story might never be told. Anyway… Along the journey, my beau and I developed a[…]

5 Tips For Dressing Warm & Stylish In NEW YORK CITY This Winter!!!

Tip #1:  Buy all your “winter fashion” two sizes larger than you normally wear. This way, you can fit more layers underneath and still look fab — no-one would ever guess that you have on a full snowsuit under your cute little outfit!   Tip #2:  If you’re purchasing a new[…]

Have Yourself A Pukey Little Christmas

Christmas 2016 is one we won’t soon forget. Even if we wanted to. Oh, we had a really nice time, don’t get me wrong! At the last minute, my boyfriend asked me to come with him to his family Christmas in Connecticut for the weekend. We had a lovely Christmas[…]

GOOD NEWS: Few And Far Between, But Still To Be Found

I hate myself for saying this, but this candle is LIT AF. *groan, shudder* Welcome back to the weekly GOOD NEWS. I had, um, the HARDEST TIME finding good news this week (do I say that every week?). Well, I guess that’s the point of the exercise, isn’t it? Embracing[…]

A Photo With The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Well, look at me. Me and the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Trying to force some festive shit out of this anus of a year. 2016. I repeat: 2016 was an asshole. Six years ago this month, I got a visit from an old friend. December 8th, it was. I’ve been thinking[…]

Netflix Recommendations, via Venn Diagram

With the plethora of new shows on Netflix, it can be daunting to pick a series you’ve never heard of, and commit to watching all 6-8 episodes of a show. How do you know you’re going to like it? That’s where I come in. I am a connoisseur of television. That’s[…]

Why Are Job Interviews SO MUCH HARDER Than First Dates?

Which would you rather: a first date, or a job interview? As I’ve been going on quite a few of the former, I realize how much easier it was for me to walk into a first date. Any single, employed ladies wanna swap brains with me? Because I just cannot seem[…]

Drugstore Makeup Finds I Was OBSESSED With In 2016

I’m not usually a makeup blogger — I mean, LOOK at that flat-lay. Sad! Anyway, I’m not a ‘makeup blogger,’ but I do own, wear, and covet makeup A LOT. Like, a-lot, a-lot. Anyway, since it’s December and we’re winding down the year, I thought I’d share a list of[…]

Super Non-Glamorous Pajama-Clad Life Update

So… I have a bunch of awesome blog posts coming up soon. I swear! I spent all this time over the weekend having IDEAS! And starting DRAFTS! With great CONTENT! And then today, I woke up to drizzly grey skies & I just. feel. squished. I’ve done stuff today — like, filled[…]

All I Want For Christmas Is…

a candle that smells like evergreen trees. LUSH bath bombs. gluten-free avocado toast. Yes, really. Epsom salts for my poor achy body to bathe in. Furry boots. size US 9. warm feet > pride a lifetime supply of unscented tealights and novena candles. warm knee socks. what have I just[…]

Lose The Face

What’s the HOTTEST NEW MILLENNIAL TREND IN SOCIAL MEDIA???? Deleting Facebook. …maybe. At a dinner get-together, a friend of ours mentioned that she made a bold move recently: she deleted the Facebook app off her phone. She said that it was a total time-suck, and her least favorite social network,[…]

You May Say I’m A Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One

The ONLY December holiday that matters is December 8th, tbh. Every year, on the anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, strangers become family and sing around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields, across the street from where John breathed his last. I look forward to this day all year long. This year[…]

Some Assembly Required

Well, today, I feel more accomplished than I have in a looong time. So the plan for today was to meet a friend for lunch (BTW if there’s a Dig Inn near you, EAT THERE). From there, the ferry to IKEA, to buy a drawer unit and take it home.[…]

When Does Your House Get Cleaned?

They say that a messy house is a sign of a happy life. I agree with that, because the only times my apartment gets cleaned is when there is a MAJOR STRESS happening in my life: People are coming over: “Oh shit, I have to clean EVERYTHING or they will[…]