New York Reminders and a Happy New Year


I got back to LA late last night after spending seven days in New York and, I gotta say, this trip was really something.  New York IS (and always will be) my home but I really took some time this trip to wonder…could I move back now, at this point in my life?  The answer is…I still don’t know.  I’m totally, madly in LOVE with Manhattan but good GOD, could I really go back to having roommates and an 8×8 bedroom?  Probably not.

What I encountered on my trip, that I could get more of: businessmen in suits, extremely sarcastic group conversations, a man giving up his seat at a bar for a woman, real Italian food and greasy NY-style Chinese food,  my family and long-time friends, walking, and last, but not least, the pure energy that emanates from the New York City side walk.  I’ve also realized that I generally prefer winter clothing to any other season and, as weird as it is, I left NYC feeling more energized and refreshed than ever.  2013 was, how do you say it, kind of a shitty year for me and hey…it’s happens to everyone.  I’m not complaining because I know how truly lucky I am to have my health, my family, friends, etc. but overall…yeah, not my personal best.  I’m looking forward to a hypothetically clean slate in two days…are you with me?  Cheers to an amazing 2014- I see big things ahead.

New York State of Mind

merry christmas

I’ll be in New York for the next few days visiting family, friends and celebrating the magical Christmas holiday.  I hope all of my amazing readers have a fabulous holiday filled with lots of love and cheer!



I’m going home to New York!

So you probably read my last two posts about Degree’s new Natureffects line of Deodorants and Body Mists, right?  Well it turns out that I was selected as the WINNER for their beauty blogger contest supporting the launch and I won a free trip for me a friend to New York City to attend a Mary J. Blige concert in Times Square!!!  Seriously, I’m still in shock.  I haven’t been home since Christmas and I was definitely itching to get back and enjoy all that Manhattan has to offer.  I’m so greatful to Degree for this amazing opportunity- make sure you’re following me on Twitter because I’ll be in New York Saturday, March 20th until Monday, March 22nd and I’ll be tweeting and blogging about my experiences during the trip.