In Travel

#MerakiTravel: Oahu in 10 Days

Oahu in Ten Days Hawaii Travel GuideBeau and I had a hankering to get out of stormy New York, so we busted out the swimsuits and headed to the Hawaiian tropics for 10 days.

Places like Oahu offer something special to newcomers: a sense of ownership, however small and however short-lived. Humans are hardwired with the need to feel proprietorship over something to fully connect with it. And landing in any new place, we subconsciously dismiss the …

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In Lifestyle

A Beginner’s Guide to Matcha Tea

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I am currently having a love affair with matcha. This new phenomenon has blown up (queue the hipster matcha tea shops) and it seems like everyone is trying this antioxidant-filled tea that’s been a staple in Japan for centuries. I don’t drink caffeinated beverages, but the occasional indulgence is always warranted.

Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made from the highest quality shade-grown tea leaves. As a powder, it is consumed whole, rather than steeped, meaning you get all the nutrition contained in the leaves. …

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In Fashion

The Myth of Love at First Sight

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“I don’t believe in love at first sight”

 

Ryan O’Connell wrote. “But I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you. They’re going to play a major role in your life.”

That’s how it was for me. I met him at a summer rooftop party in Chelsea. He came late. I was feeling bold in my vintage leather jacket. He was …

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In Lifestyle

How to Love Morning Again

How to Love Morning Again

6:30 a.m. hits hard

 

But it doesn’t have to. I’m not going to tell you I’m one of those bright-eyed-and-smily morning people who have yoga’d by 5am and read three chapters of a Dickens novel, with spare time to whip up eggs benedict and call momma Lowry. In the words of Brene Brown, “A, that’s not me, and B, I don’t even hang out with people like that.” I’m feeling pretty …

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In Fitness

6 Fitness Habits to Adopt in 2018

Fitness Habits to Adopt

Truth: when my alarm goes off in the morning to work out, I often lack the motivation that I had the night before. In fact, it’s more of a slump than a sprint to the closet. And while throwing on my hoodie and lacing up my sneakers sounded noble, my soft bed suddenly seems far more appealing. But I love my morning workout routine. And once I’ve won that argument with myself, have gotten to the …

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In Fashion

The Feminine Mystique

New York Cafe

As gender roles are changing in today’s world, I think we are in the process of redefining what it means to be a woman. Women are more financially independent than ever before. We’re free to develop our interests and contribute in ways we feel are meaningful for us. And it’s even socially acceptable to speak out against harassment. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this movement of female empowerment. And yet in some ways, I think it’s …

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In Fashion

Hello, 2018

New Years Eve

On the last night of the year, I usually wear a thin sequin dress with a spritz of Chanel Eau Tendre, and heel it to a boujie blowout at a ritzy hotel in Soho. Of course, I always stay out way too late and somehow before dawn, find myself cocooned in my down comforter. This year, I was abruptly awoken by my super drilling away at our broken buzzer. I opened the window. “Good morning, darling,” He said.“Welcome …

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In Travel

My New York

New York Newspaper

People come here to reinvent themselves – each seeing something different in these streets, each crafting their own New York. My New York was on Amsterdam Avenue, where penniless artists in boyfriend jeans loitered in coffee shopsIt was the place of coffee shops and diners open at 2am, cobblestone apartment blocks, and women who once looked like Lauren Bacall. It was a place where the kind of people who took life seriously, were …

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In Lifestyle

A Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Confession. I haven’t begun shopping for this season yet, and I’m in need of inspiration. At about this time of year, the stores become busy with frantic shoppers. But if you have an Amazon account, you’ve got pa-lenty of time to finish your Christmas shopping without even leaving your living room.

Maybe you still don’t know what to get the man in your life. And while your girlfriend says she’s easy to crack, you know that another …

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