Friends Every New Yorker (and non-New Yorker) Needs

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past six years living in New York City, it’s that friends are everything. I’m lucky enough to have parents who will always be there to… Continue reading

The Importance of Handwritten Letters

As I tackle this year’s stack of Christmas cards, I’m reminded of what I keep hearing nowadays: “I never send Christmas cards.” “Nobody sends letters anymore.” “Nobody cares about that stuff.” “Email is… Continue reading

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Does It Right

Ever since I first watched my first episode of Seaquest at the age of seven and learned what marine biology was, I knew I wanted to be a marine biologist – or at… Continue reading

Challenge Yourself with Komnata Quest Escape Rooms

Last month, I was invited by Komnata Quest to experience their newest escape room adventure here in New York City. Having seen people go through escape room challenges on shows like┬áThe Bachelorette (don’t… Continue reading

Christmas with the Soul Children of Chicago

With December finally being here, I wanted to throw it back to one of my favorite Christmas memories and traditions. In December of 1992, six-year-old me was watching the Christmas in Washington concert… Continue reading

A Food-Filled Trip to Florida

For the last two weeks in November, I was able to enjoy the most amazing working vacation ever – all thanks to one of my besties, Bekki. While staying with Beks and her… Continue reading

Promoting Yourself in NYC

New York City is home to an overwhelming number of entrepreneurs, freelancers and artists. *Proudly raises hand.* And with that, comes the tedious yet necessary need for marketing and promoting your brand. After… Continue reading

Ancient Beauty Secrets for Today’s Woman

I think the best beauty ingredients and practices are those that have been around for thousands of years. Exfoliation and coconut oil, for example, are nothing new. We just market it in a… Continue reading

Color Away Your Stress

Feeling exhausted after this week? Yeah, me too. So I’m gonna hold off on addressing the country’s events for now (but trust me, it’s coming) and just blog about something simple and random… Continue reading

Guides for NYC Shopaholics

Blah, shame on me. With my life being turned on its ass lately and using all my time trying to stay afloat, I haven’t had the opportunity to do much blogging with Halela… Continue reading