Using the NYC Subway

I remember riding the NYC subway for the first time six years ago. After taking a cab five blocks to the station… because I wasn’t exactly sure where the station was… I got… Continue reading

New York Bridal Fashion Week Highlights

After six years working for the world’s top luxury bridal publication, I was finally asked to attend New York City’s Bridal Fashion Week last month, covering the fashion shows and events for the… Continue reading

Healthy Eats at Dr. Smood

Last week, I was invited to a VIP pre-opening party of Dr. Smood’s Madison Avenue location in NYC. This Miami-based brand and chain of cafes is known for their organic menu, healthy products,… Continue reading

My Sabbatical in Seattle

“I’m leaving on a jet plane” …and I’ll be back when I can afford to live in NYC without a roommate. On Friday, I left my beautiful Upper East Side apartment and came… Continue reading

Meeting Augusten Burroughs

I don’t remember the first time I read Running with Scissors. It was definitely within the last eight years, and I think I borrowed it from someone else. I forget. All I know… Continue reading

Free Classes in NYC

Almost everything is expensive in New York City – rent, taxes, cab rides, Broadway shows, etc. But when it comes to culture and learning, the city is basically filled with freebies (and knowledge… Continue reading

The Poke Bowl Obsession

So, in case you haven’t noticed, the poke bowl obsession (pronounced poh-KAY… for any amateurs out there) has swept the continental United States food scene. As a Hawaii-born chick, I’m crazy happy about… Continue reading

The Only Review I’ll Have of Anastasia in NYC

Can I vent for a moment? I just got wind that one of my favorite childhood movies, Anastasia, is coming to Broadway. Believe me when I say, I memorized every line in that… Continue reading

How to Sculpt Feminine Curves

Can I brag for a sec? After years of battling with the weight gain issues of fibromyalgia (inflammation and water weight can kiss my ass), something crazy happened this year. I’ve lost almost… Continue reading

Style Tips for Subzero Temps

Just when we think spring is just around the corner, the suburbs of Bellevue, Washington gets a random snow day, and ten inches of ice gets dumped on NYC. Personally, I love snow… Continue reading