Life as an Upper East Sider at The Lowell Hotel

If you’ve been following me for quite sometime, you probably know how much I love a city staycation. After living in New York for six years and calling Williamsburg my home for a second year in a row, a change of scenery is always needed and much enjoyed.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a staycation so when The Lowell Hotel reached out with an opportunity, I jumped right on it.

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Your Skincare Questions, Answered by Me!!!

I first wanted to make this post in the form of an IGTV and I actually did film it… But then it turned out to be a cumulative video of about 20 minutes of me talking to the camera frantically jumbling around my vanity for products to show you guys. A blog format made more sense for all the skincare questions you guys sent in. There were a lot of repeat questions so I’ve consolidated them to the best of my ability. I also tried to answer almost all of them. Leave me a comment if there’s anything else I can answer?

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Well Fed (and Burnt) at the Westin Grand Cayman

We often think that there is a perfect time for a beach getaway: during cold, ruthless, seemingly-endless winters that present no sign of hope. After my trip to the Westin Grand Cayman earlier this month, I realized that the perfect beach vacation can happen at anytime, even during the very start of summer, when our moods are already uplifted and ready for sun-fueled, blissful months ahead. A beach vacation is always deserved.

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Olmsted: Brunch Without the Brunch Crowd

I don’t “brunch” because I hate that a fantastic meal has turned into a verb, connoting massive groups of drunk people downing mimosas made of a cheap sparkling drink masked as “champagne” and eating subpar (read: actually bad) food made just to feed these crowds. I’m not saying all brunch is not it. In fact, some of my favorite menus at restaurants are their brunch menus. And when done right, it’s really, really, freaking right.

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The Wigwam: A Weekend in the Valley of the Sun

Arizona is one of those states in my book that I’ve been dying to go to and people always ask, “Why? What’s in Arizona?” Apart from the obvious sites like the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon (which I am determined to visit sooner than later), it’s Arizona’s landscape and history that get me going. I have fantastical visions of what my ideal trip to Arizona would look like and my recent trip to Wigwam Resort, an expansive resort property in Litchfield Park, made glimpses of my visions a reality.

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Going Upstate Is Fun, No Matter the Time of Year

Living in New York City can be incredibly draining. New Yorkers know how imperative it is to get out of the city every so often but very little actually do. And I don’t blame them — it can get physically hard to get out of the city with few vacation days, no car and limited financial resources. Luckily, however, we have the convenience of upstate New York, what I like to call my safe haven, easily accessible a few hours away.

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Chapter II

Not sure where to begin here… But here goes a personal musing on my digital presence up until now. 

This past year has seen a lot of changes in how I use my account. And as this year comes to an end, I can't help but feel a little nostalgic. Not because I’m unsatisfied with how this year was - in fact, it’s been freaking amazing - but because my one year out of college has been so incredibly transitional and I’m still trying to make sense of my new job as a full-time blogger and influencer.

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