Ah, the holidays – giving us reasons more reasons to drink and be merry, revel in gluttony, and spread cheer through gifting and spending time with family and friends. More often than not, we become consumed with long and expensive to-do lists rather than participating in the activities listed above. This holiday go-round, I’m making the holidays easy at BJ’s…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – except when it’s time to clean up after all of your holiday parties. But we don’t have to be burdened with hours of cleaning during our special holiday moments thanks to Bona. Bona is a wet & dry cloth mop that allows for easy clean up in just 10-15 minutes. Of course,…

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<br /> For the past six months or so, I’ve incorporated oil cleansing into my skincare routine. I have really dry skin/eczema and found that oil cleansing keeps my skin more supple (before applying moisturizer) than traditional facial cleansers. So it never occurred to me that I should also be using a soap cleanser in addition to the oil. With…

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The mix features Campari, Cinzano and bourbon, along with a twist on some classic fall flavors – apple brandy and walnut liqueur. This festive cocktail pairs well with the entire Thanksgiving spread, from the turkey all the way to the pumpkin pie.  Last Harvest Created by Ben Schiller, The Sixth (Chicago) Two Servings 2 oz. Campari 2 oz. Apple Brandy…

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For some New Yorkers, it’s not always ideal to house a bunch of people in your cramped studio. And some simply may not have a warm, cozy home to attend for the holidays. Whichever is your situation, or if you simply don’t want to cook this year, check out these restaurants that will be serving special pre-fixe menus for all. Park Avenue…

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For all my curly girls, time to have a #RealCurlConvo. My natural hair journey has been a long one. I finally feel like i’m starting to know what works for me and what doesn’t but it’s a never ending trial and error. I don’t mind mixing and matching products, but having a full set from the same line is always…

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Can’t believe it’s that time of year again. I wear black year-round so it’s hard to tell I’m being festive but there’s always room to celebrate with cocktails! Whether you’re hosting a spooky fete or pre-gaming before a costume party, check out these three creepy cocktail recipes below.  Grasshopper (created by Derrick Turner, Beverage Director, Harding’s)1 oz crème de menthe…

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We all need mood boosters every now and then. Whether you seek something material or seek a piece of mind, these five little luxuries allow you to treat yo’self and get instant gratification.  Take a Staycation When you can’t afford a vacation, or simply don’t have the time, a staycation is a quick and easy getaway. It doesn’t have to…

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Unparalleled beauty, unparalleled service.  45 minutes away from the highly touristed area of San Juan lies Fajardo in all of its beauty. You notice the streets become less crowded with retail stores and hotels, and more crowded with trees and the natural beauty of Puerto Rico.  In private car service, ADT whisked us away from our stay in Ocean Park…

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Since I can remember I’ve shopped second-hand. You will be so surprised at some things you can find if you keep your eye open. I love snagging an amazing deal and shopping with thredUP is no exception.  Shopping on thredUP not only means you’ll save major moolah on designer brands, but you’ll also be contributing positively to the environment by recycling clothing.…

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