Y’all…can I just first say that I know the universe is aligning properly when this opportunity with S.Pellegrino came about? Sparkling water is my jam but S.Pellegrino is my favorite because it’s refreshingly crisp and the bottles are so chic. As a growing foodie, I’m honored that not only do my friends count on me as their guide to NYC…

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This post is sponsored by My/Mo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Woohoo! After many rainstorms and breezy temps, it’s finally summer here in NYC. Summer in the city is magical. Rooftops, boozy pops, and block parties fill the streets. There’s always something to do or a new food craze to try. And while it’s hot,…

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Tone’s NEW Brazilian Glam body wash line has me so excited for summer, despite less than pleasant temps here in NYC. But no worries, one shower later and I’m instantly transported to the islands of São Paulo (with a Caipirinha in hand, natch). #HowITone: I rarely use loofahs, but it’s hard not to want to lather all this Brazilian Glam over…

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Negroni Week is a week-long international celebration that brings bartenders, restaurants and Campari lovers together to celebrate one of the world’s greatest cocktails. It’s the 5th annual anniversary and it’s a full on at this point, with celebrations taking place in New York, Italy, Sydney, LA and a ton of other cities worldwide.  There’s everything from the Red Planet Negroni,…

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This post is sponsored by Sapporo USA, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   Now I know you’re gonna think I’m crazy when you read the next part of this sentence but, *whispers*, I just started falling in love with sushi recently. I know. I too am ashamed at my late discovery but thank goodness I…

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  This post is sponsored by USA Network but the #slay is all my own. From moving to NYC at age 19 and continuing to hustle almost a decade later, there are a few things Teresa Mendoza and I have in common – we #slay.   It’s not easy to get to the top. When I first moved here, I…

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San Juan, PR 2016 So excited to be heading back to a beach soon! In less than three weeks I’ll be sipping a pina colada in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. My soul is itching to be near water, sand, and sun. I love coming home to tan lines and memories that can only be created while traveling. I will be…

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend! While I wish I was out of town or at least hitting up a BBQ, I’ll settle for enjoying my three-day weekend in the quiet city while sipping a cocktail. Planning to hit a party? Be a hit with this beautiful punch bowl cocktail recipe, Jaegermeister-based no less. Or for more intimate parties, I have cocktail…

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Every now and then you just need a getaway but factors like budget and time hinder you taking a real vacation. Staycations are increasingly popular because, 1. ideally they cost less than a vacation and 2. it’s a chance to still explore your city and have a home-away-from-home experience. I recently had a staycation in the Lower East Side neighborhood…

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This post is sponsored by U by Kotex Fitness, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Busy, productive, or both? I swear sometimes it all overlaps. The constant hustle and bustle of living in NYC on top of trying to chase my dreams and stay healthy is no easy feat. So, what if you could spend less…

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