Apartment Searching in NYC (What To Do and What Not To Do)

When Billy and I began apartment searching in NYC, I was dead set on finding the perfect apartment. A place that was huge, had a walk-in closet and a balcony. We were staying at my family’s place in Connecticut so we would come into the city and spend our days going from building to building, only taking quick stops to eat. Each apartment we saw seemed to be smaller than the previous one, and eventually they all blurred together. Our hotel stays were adding up, and we were getting discouraged. To be fair, Billy liked a ton of them. Me, on the other hand—not soRead More →

85 Items You Should Declutter From Your Space

When Billy and I moved from Los Angeles to New York City, we hired a moving company to pack and ship our belongings. (That turned out to be a disaster, which is a blog post for a different day.) As we unboxed our possessions, I was shocked at the amount of junk and useless stuff we accumulated over the years. It felt like every half hour we were filling up a new trash bag of items we no longer wanted. Right then, I told myself I was going to make it a priority to deep clean and weed out unnecessary belongings regularly. Then, last summerRead More →

A Look Back At My Best Purchases of 2021

As I look back on my best purchases of 2021, it’s a bit hard to narrow down my favorites. I ended up choosing a range of items like my high frequency device and supplements which helped me take control of my breakouts, shoes for walking around the city, and comfy designer sweats. Here are 20 items that I’ll be using in 2022 and years to come. 1. Adam Selman Sport Hi Rise Sweatpants ($125) – As much as I love white sweats, I was a little hesitant to purchase these because of their price tag ($125) and the fear that they would stain easily. But onceRead More →

Makeup, Beauty + Self-Care Gift Ideas

When shopping for self-care gift ideas, our beauty gift guide is full of them. From high end serums and cleansers (this La Mer Cleansing Foam is only $25!), to the best luxury makeup brands and glam kits—it’s all here. We have 30 items to choose from in a variety of price points, which start at $10 and work their way up. 1. Norvina® Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 | Anastasia Beverly Hills ($29) 2. Torche Lumiere Highlighter | Surratt ($54) 3. Couture Clutch Eyeshadow Palette | Yves Saint Laurent ($120) 4. New Years Toast Nail Polish | Color Dept ($10) 5. Now You SeeRead More →

The Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

Here is our guide to the best secret Santa gifts under $30. From kids and pets, to besties and significant others, you’ll find budget-friendly suggestions for everyone on your list this year. 1. Gingerbread Plush Pet Toys, 3-Pc | Fringe Studio ($13) 2. Doodle Notebook | Bloomie’s x But Like Maybe? ($24) 3. Ultra Hydrators Set, 5-Pc | Kiehl’s ($30) 4. Fanfan the Fawn Teether | Sophie la Girafe ($28.40) 5. Claris Fashion Show Fiasco Book | Chronicle Books ($12.79) 6. Lover Rolling Paper Set | Burner Babe ($16) 7. Luxe Bubbles Citrus Mimosa Sugar Cube Set, 18-Pc | Teaspressa ($30) 8. Interactive Cat ToyRead More →

Cozy Gift Ideas For The Homebody

Whether you’re more into relaxing by the fireplace or keeping busy during a snowstorm, our guide for cozy gift ideas has a little something for everyone on your list. From DIY candle making to family game night, you can rest assured there will be no cabin fever this winter. 1. Color-In Cooshie Hoodie Kit | Uncommon Goods ($60) 2. Disco Fever Privacy Please Sleep In 2-Pc Set | Slip ($120, use code: DEC21SF for $25 – $700 gift card) 3. Sherpa Adjustable Storage Lapdesk | Pottery Barn Kids (was $99, now $79) 4. Holiday Batter Bowl Gift Set | Stonewall Kitchen (was $59.99, now $41.99)Read More →

There’s No Place Like NYC At Christmastime

Before Billy and I moved to New York City in November 2020, we had an annual tradition of leaving Los Angeles in mid-December and flying to my family’s home in Massachusetts. We would then take the train to Grand Central and spend a few days in NYC at Christmastime. This was something that I looked forward to year after year. Last year was our first official Christmas living in New York City. Things were a bit different because of Covid, but we still had an amazing holiday (which actually felt like a month-long celebration). As we get closer to the holidays, I looked back onRead More →

Gifts Suggestions For The Frequent Traveler

From traveling around the world to taking a weekend road trip, our gift ideas for the frequent traveler has everything they’ll need for a successful vacay. There are things like essentials for their next flight, gifts for when they’re dreaming of their next tropical trip, and items to help get the most out of packing. 1. Sand-Free Beach Towel | Tesalate ($59) 2. Packing Cube Set | Beis ($68) 3. Small Traveler Tote | Marc Jacobs ($175) 4. Departure Kit | Aesop ($53) 5. United Tastes of America – A Food Atlas | Hachette Book Group  ($30) 6. Cosmetic Case | Beis ($68) 7. BiometricRead More →

Gift Ideas For The Food Lover, Host or Hostess

Whether you’re showing up to a holiday party this season, or you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook and entertain, our gift guide is filled with gift suggestions for the food lover, host, or hostess. You’ll find a variety of cooking supplies, cocktail must-haves, and tasty treats. 1. Truffle Pizza Kit | Borgo de’ Medici ($38) 2. 18 Signature Spice Blends | SpiceWalla ($109.99) 3. The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes | The New York Times ($23.49) 4. Santa’s Coming Petite Cookie Set | Dylan’s Candy Bar ($35) 5. Gold Champagne Clutch | 8 Oak Lane ($36) 6. Set of Two Freedom CoastersRead More →

Fitness and Wellness Gifts For The Soul

Our first gift guide of the season is here. You’ll find a variety of fitness and wellness gifts for those who make self-care and going to the gym a top priority.  We’ll be rolling out more gift guides each week. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the season. 1. Floral Roller Skates | Cynthia Rowley x Impala ($120)  2. Hypersphere Mini Vibrating Roller | Hyerice (was $99, now $19.80)  3. Essential Yoga Set | Alo (was $256, now $190)  4. Yoga Dice | Chronicle Books ($16.95, use code: SAVE30 for 30% off) 5. Glitter 2-Pc Weight Set | Bala ($55) 6. 17 oz. Self-Cleaning WaterRead More →