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My Jesus Year

I first heard about the Jesus year from my friend Lucy when I was in LA in February.  She said the 33rd year is very symbolic because Jesus died when he was 33 so when you turn 33, it should trigger feelings of mortality.  It sounds more morbid than it actually is.  I see it […]

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NYC
Stick With Me Sweets

I’m one of those chicks who needs to have a piece of chocolate every day.  My day wouldn’t feel complete without a sweet ending to a meal.  Last weekend, my sister and I were gallivanting in Soho when we decided that we needed something sweet after our semi-healthy brunch (read here).  We stumbled upon Stick […]

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Restaurants
Maman

My sister and I had the perfect girly Saturday.  Even though it rained all day, we went shopping in Soho and walked leisurely through the cobblestone streets.  We stumbled upon Maman a quaint little breakfast and lunch spot.  I couldn’t help but notice all the little details inside like the beautifully designed to-go coffee cups, the bunny […]

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Recipes
Avocado Toast

I’ve been seeing avocado toast on a lot of menus lately but the one that keeps me dreaming is the one I had at Cafe des Epices in Marrakech (read here).  Avocado toast makes the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch and snack.  Since the recipe only has about 6 ingredients it’s also very easy to make.  This […]

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Excursions
Weekend Guide: Ojai Valley

It’s weird for me to say this but during a recent trip to Southern California, I needed a couple of days outside of the city and the traffic nightmare.  This is weird of course because I’m from New York City which is the definition of chaos.  When I’m on vacation, I crave peace and nature. […]

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Excursions
How to Bargain in the Souk

My closest friends and family will tell you that I actually don’t like shopping.  I’m definitely missing that girl gene.  I do most of my shopping online and at my convenience.  When I travel, my desire to go shopping is even less because I would rather see the sights, meet the locals and eat.  This […]