Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals You Won’t Want to Miss

For many people, last year’s holiday season was unlike anything we had seen before. We were forced to give up memorable traditions, missed out on seeing friends and family, and stayed home instead of attending parties. A year later, things are pretty much back to normal and people are getting a jump start on their shopping. Usually, A Girl in NYC waits until the day after Thanksgiving to release our coveted list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This year, however, we couldn’t wait!  Our guide is broken down by the type of retailer and/or what they’re most known to carry. Underneath that isRead More →

My Favorite Autumn and Pumpkin Spice Products This Year

With every autumn season, I look forward to stocking up on cold weather essentials like cozy sweaters (I just purchased this one and wore it in Mystic, CT), candles, pumpkin spice products, and anything that helps me to embrace this wonderful season. Below, I’ve made a list of fall favorites, which is filled with everything from warm coats to entertaining must haves and everything in between. 1. BB Dakota x Steve Madden What’s The Fuzz About Faux Fur Coat, $99 2. Superdown Tianna Faux Fur Jacket, $88 (also available in winter white.) 3. Thread & Supply Long Shirt Jacket, $49 (also comes in a black plaid version.)  4.Read More →

10 NYC Candy Stores That Will Satisfy Any Sugar Craving

With October 31st being just a few days away, I revisited an old blog post where I wrote about my favorite gourmet Halloween treats. Aside from making me seriously hungry (I mean, who doesn’t love indulging in brownies and sour gummies?), it inspired me to write about my go-to candy stores in NYC. These 10 places stand out for several reasons, a few of them being their vast selection of confections, the shop’s history and decor, and the warm and inviting vibe you feel upon entering. Below, I’ve written a small snippet on each shop and included a few relevant details like what they carryRead More →

20 Activities To Do in Connecticut This Fall

In 2020, my family closed on our beach house in Connecticut during the end of August, so naturally I tried to drag the summer out for as long as possible. It was mid-September, and I was still laying out on the beach trying to keep my tan. During the evenings, Billy and I would go for runs around the neighborhood, which was something I looked forward to. We left Connecticut for a week in mid-October to look for an apartment in New York City. Once we returned, the weather had shifted. I traded in my shorts and tank tops for a pair of leggings andRead More →

My Go-To Candles for Every Season and Occasion

Growing up my bedroom was filled with overpowering candles and incense from The Dancing Bear. Aside from when I was sleeping, there was never a time when something wasn’t lit. Fast forward to the present and my scent preference has surely changed. I’ve traded in my patchouli incense and my inexpensive (and at times headache inducing) candles from the local mall for something more refined. Now when I invest in a candle, I pay attention to the top notes and seek out high quality. I look for the type of scent that gives off an alluring aroma without being too powerful. Over the years, I’veRead More →

What I Loved in November, 2020: skateboarding through the Shoreline Bike Path

This month Gina will be sharing her monthly must-haves! A collection of things I loved in November, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. This month I loved night skateboarding through the Shoreline Bike Path in Long Beach. The weather has cooled down and the glowing lights of downtown that highlight this trail truly make it feel like the holidays. I’m also obsessed with my cute rose and white gold penny board, as it’s really easy to use for beginner skaters like myself. Riding through the crisp air gives me a relaxing and happy feeling. With all the stresses going onRead More →

15 Affordable Autumn Must-Haves

Every year when autumn arrives there’s a special feeling in the air. One of my favorite things about the season are the rainy nights, which are perfect for cozying up inside with a cup of tea and Netflix. I also look forward to the transition of switching out my summer essentials for products representative of the fall such as seasonal vegetables, warm weather clothing, and pumpkin spice everything. Here’s my list of 15 affordable autumn must-haves that I’ve purchased (and love) this season. Looking forward to a spa night when the weather gets cool (bonus if it’s raining) feels so therapeutic. I’ll start by drawingRead More →

What I Loved in October, 2020: Autumn Foliage

A collection of things I loved in October, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. I decided to move back to the East Coast for many reasons, but one of the biggest was that I missed the four seasons. The last time I got to experience autumn and the leaves changing colors was in 2010 before I moved to Los Angeles. Because I grew up around it, and witnessed it every year, it was never a big deal to me. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually started to miss it. The other day Billy and I wereRead More →

What I Loved in September, 2020: NYC sunsets

A collection of things I loved in September, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. Sure, the streets of New York City look a lot different than they did pre-Covid, but spending a few days here (in couldn’t-ask-for-better- weather) has been a completely different experience. Billy and I have been able to get around the city a lot easier since it’s less crowded than what we’re used to.  Whenever I’m vacationing in the city I make a point of stopping in my favorite candy store, Sugarfina. (I love their colorful confections so much, I created a V-Day charcuterie board a fewRead More →

A Guide to Choosing The Right Boots This Season + 90 of My Favorites!

There’s nothing I love more than buying new boots for the autumn and winter seasons. I grew up on the East Coast, so having a collection in an assortment of styles was a rite of passage. Not much has changed since I moved to Los Angeles—except maybe I invest in booties (so I can wear them all year long) more so than over-the-knee or thigh-high. This time of the year, however, is when I start getting ready for my trip back East for the holidays. And with that comes, winter shopping. Here’s my guide to choosing the right boots this season, with 90 pairs ofRead More →