How to Heal Your Dry and Cracked Hands Once and For All

Every winter like clockwork, my hands become dry and cracked. This is something I’ve dealt with year after year (even when I lived in Los Angeles and it was significantly warmer than the East Coast). It starts around October and lasts until April or when the weather begins to warm up. If I slack off on applying lotion, I’ll get painful cuts all over my hands (especially on my knuckles). I’ve come to accept that it’s a side effect of winter caused by a lack of humidity in the air and over-washing my hands. Over the years I can’t begin to count the various lotions,Read More →

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Is Packed With 30 Fun Ideas

Whether you have been in a relationship for years, dating a short while, celebrating Galentine’s Day with your best friends, or you’re single—February 14th means something different to everyone. Finding the ideal gift can be hard, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of it. Our Valentine’s Day gift guide has a ton of exquisite ideas in a variety of price points. Whatever the day means to you it should be celebrated, even if you’re acknowledging just how great YOU are. Here are 30 gift-giving suggestions on what to get your significant other, best friend or yourself. 1. Set of two candy cubes | One forRead More →

Winter Coat Guide: 36 Styles I’m Loving This Season

One of the best things about moving back to the East Coast is being able to purchase cold weather clothing and accessories and actually wear them more than a few times each year. When I lived in L.A. I’d vacation here for a few weeks in December. Immediately upon returning to the California sunshine and winters of 75 degrees or warmer my cold weather clothing got pushed to the back of my closet. As I created this winter coat guide filled with my favorite picks, I was sure to include a variety of styles, colors, textures, and price points. Here are 36 coats that willRead More →

The Healthy Snacks at The Top of My Shopping List

In November I moved to New York City and lived in an empty apartment for about two weeks. During that time it was much easier to order an Impossible burger on Postmates than grocery shop and make something healthy. I told myself that after the holidays were over I would get back on track, and here we are. On January 1st, I committed to making positive changes to my lifestyle by working out three to four times a week (something that’s important to me but I’ve slacked off on recently), drinking more water, transferring my plant-based meal delivery service from L.A. to NYC, and snackingRead More →

Kristie's Year in Review: My Favorite Moments, Places, and Memories of 2020

Every year I like to document my most pivotal moments and favorite places and then compare my answers with the previous year. What can I say about 2020? It was quite unlike any other with it’s fair share of highs and lows, and lots of staying indoors. When I look back, I’ll remember it as the year Billy and I decided to leave our lives behind in L.A. and move to New York City. I’ll remember it as the year my parents bought a beach house at the Connecticut shore and I enjoyed spending my summer mornings waking up to the stunning sights and soundsRead More →

Christmas in NYC: Our colorful Christmas tree

This is the first time that I won’t be spending the holidays with my family because of the pandemic. Instead, Billy and I will celebrate our first Christmas in NYC (not vacationing this time, we moved here a month ago). Rather than getting upset that we can’t spend this festive season with my family, we decided to embrace it and start some new traditions of our own. Here’s what we’ve been doing so far and what we’re planning to do throughout the rest of December. What we’ve done so far… Listened to my Christmas playlist day and night. I start playing Christmas music throughout ourRead More →

Kristie’s Holiday Wish List: 15 Things She’s Asking For This Year

Each November I look forward to creating my Christmas wish list, which signifies the start of the festive season. This year, the holidays are going to look a whole lot different, but I’m trying to keep a few of the same traditions in place. One of these is curating a list of items that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas morning and sending it to my immediate family. Here are 15 things that I’m asking for this year. PS: Although Christmas is fast approaching, there’s still time to shop our themed gift guides. A lot of items featured offer 2-day shipping or in store pickRead More →

The Most Sought-After Makeup and Skincare Kits

We’ve saved our best gift guide for last! Our list of makeup and skincare kits showcases 45 of the most coveted products out right now. We were sure to feature products in a range of price points, starting with budget friendly ($40 and under) and working up to luxury ($86 and up). Here’s your one stop shop for everything beauty related. 1. Playdate Discovery Perfume Set | Pinrose | $25 $15 2. Multivitamins Set | Sunday Riley | $28 3. Merry Masking 3-Piece Set | Kiehl’s | $40 4. Mini Must-Haves Rose Edition | Mario Badescu | $22 5. Limited Edition Balm Dotcom Roulette |Read More →

your significant other, best bro, or dad

Lets face it, finding the perfect gift for the men in your life can be a little tricky. We’ve searched far and wide to bring you 15 ideas that will surely leave a memorable mark. They range from stocking stuffers like incense and national parks notebooks to big ticket items like a Comme des Garcons hoodie to a mouth-watering gift basket. 1. Portable UV-C Sanitizer Wand | Anthropologie | $90 2. The Essential Gift for Men | Space NK | $92 3. Whisky Lover Accessory & Tasting Kit | Bespoke Post | $60 4. Palo Santo Incense | Fredricks & Mae | $18 5. PlayRead More →

DIY Cricut Gifts You’re Going To Want To Make This Holiday Season

A few months ago I was gifted the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the EasyPress 2 along with a ton of accessories for each machine. This couldn’t have come a better time with the holidays fast approaching and trying to stay home as much as possible. For years, I’ve always wanted to create my own gifts but after making one or two, I would be so pressed for time that I’d go back to online or in-store shopping. This year is different in every sense of the word and it’s giving me more time so that I can create customizable gifts for my friends andRead More →