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My Theory Clairene Jacket Review

The first big purchase I ever made for myself was my Theory Clairene Jacket. I was about 24 years old, two years post-grad. And probably didn’t have the funds to spend $600 on a jacket. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it at Bloomingdales: I was tagging along on a shopping trip with […]

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The Best Dairy-Free Half and Half Alternative

I started my dairy-free journey about five or six years ago. And have tried many dairy-free products on the market—some much better than others. My favorite blogger and influencer, Alex Snodgrass from The Defined Dish, introduced me to the Nutpods Original Unsweetened Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer (aka the best dairy-free half and half alternative of all […]

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Aerophobia: Fear of Flying and How I Manage It

It all started after a rough flight from NYC into Boston. I was visiting my long-distance boyfriend, the stormy weather was atrocious, and I’m pretty sure we fell out of the sky for a few seconds. My aerophobia, or fear of flying, is something millions of people in the United States (and worldwide!) experience every […]

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bedtime stories for adults to fall asleep

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last decade, it’s that I can forget about a sound night of sleep if my anxiety is acting up in the slightest. When I’m really struggling to get some rest, I like to turn on some bedtime stories for adults to fall asleep to, which helps me relax […]

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No equipment full body workout

I first wrote about my obsession with the no equipment full body workout called “The Class by Taryn Toomey” ($40/month) in May 2020. I had been panting, groaning, and crying my way through The Class for months after the pandemic had first hit, and found it to be so much more than just an at-home […]

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Excellence playa mujeres review

After receiving a few DMs with questions about my 30th birthday experience in Cancun, I thought I’d write up an honest Excellence Playa Mujeres review for the all-inclusive resort we chose. As I was researching adults only all inclusive resorts, I was on the fence about which resort to choose in or around Cancun. But […]

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Best Dairy Free Greek Yogurt

It’s truly amazing how much the dairy alternatives market has blown up since I drastically cut down my dairy consumption for my skin five or six years ago. From dairy-free cheeses to creamers, to yogurts and milks, it’s become incredibly easy to avoid dairy consumption these days. After trying so many options, I’ve found the […]

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moving back to nyc after leaving

For the first time in a long time, I was excited to see brown boxes halfway packed, scattered across my almost-empty Upper East Side studio in July 2019. I was moving to Boston to close the almost three-year, long-distance gap between me and my boyfriend, Curtis. And after having lived in NYC for nine years, […]

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Best Tex-Mex in NYC

Tex-Mex in NYC is the one cuisine I haven’t really been able to find much of since I moved here for college more than ten years ago. Although I like to consider myself half Texan and half Connecticuter, I am a full-blown tex-mex enthusiast. I believe that an enchilada plate with rice and beans has […]

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Nuuly Clothing Review

One of the few bright spots to another dark year in 2021 was my Nuuly clothing subscription discovery. My stylish friend Kayli raved about the clothing rental service, and after she showed up to multiple girls’ gatherings looking cute as hell, I decided I needed to try it ASAP. If you’re a Nuuly newbie, let […]

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