Blog, Book Worm

Book Review – The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson ♥♥♥♥♥ Retails for $19 on Amazon It’s a little bit tricky – maneuvering crying on your commute into the city because you’ve reached the point where the book you’re reading has had one too many parallels to contemporary times and none of the characters deserve the violent endings… Read More Book Review – The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

I’ve been baking up a storm this winter and while doing so re-discovered my love of the playful sweet/bitter combination that cranberries bring into the mix. I made these bars for Thanksgiving this year and upon request, they’ll also be making an appearance in a few weeks again at Christmas! They’re packed with so much… Read More Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

Blog, Home, Lifestyle, wellness

How To Declutter Your Life In 2019

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Buffalo New York Premier Surfaces. Though I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own. The only thing that can make coming home from a stressful day at work a little bit better is when the house is already spotless with tons of cozy touches. I… Read More How To Declutter Your Life In 2019

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

As we get deeper into the winter months, the urge to turn on the oven for the extra heat (does anyone else always feel cold?!) and the excitement of baking something warm and yummy kicks in more than usual. I love spontaneous baking adventures using ingredients that are already in my cabinets and refrigerator –… Read More Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Blog, Eating Out, Travel, Travel Diary

Restaurant Review – La Pulperia Upper East Side

La Pulperia UES * 210 2nd Avenue New York, NY 100002 * ♥♥♥♥ * $$$   When you walk down 2nd Avenue on a foggy, rainy Monday night on the Upper East Side, all of the restaurants and shops start to blend together. Salons, bars, Italian bistros. Then at the edge of one block you’ll find… Read More Restaurant Review – La Pulperia Upper East Side

Beauty, Blog, Clean Beauty

This Bubble Mask Will Transform Your Fall Skincare Routine

It’s that time of year again Northeast folks. The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is taking over the country and sweater weather is nothing but imminent. It’s also time to start prepping for a cold-weather skincare routine, as your skin no longer needs to combat heat, sun and sweat – but instead cold temperatures and… Read More This Bubble Mask Will Transform Your Fall Skincare Routine

Blog, Book Worm

Book Review: Happily Ever Esther by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter

Happily Ever Esther by  Steve Jenkins + Derek Walter ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Retails for $18 on Amazon. Best read paired with a plant-based meal, like this yummy black bean burger that I eat at least once a week or this vegan banana bread that’s become a family favorite! Teacup pigs – and miniature animals – have been trendy… Read More Book Review: Happily Ever Esther by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s been a while since I last baked something from scratch and played around with a new recipe – this summer has been quite hot and turning on the oven just hasn’t seemed like the right move. But when both my mom and boyfriend came to me with bunches of overripe bananas this weekend asking… Read More Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Blog, Home, Lifestyle

The Personalized D.I.Y. Hack That Will Bring Your Bridal Shower To The Next Level

It’s officially wedding season! Warm, sunny weather, gorgeous flower arrangements and love in the air sets the scene for some of the most gorgeous summer weddings I’ve been to. I recently went to celebrate the wedding of two of my friends from school who had a beautiful church ceremony and then an open-air reception at a… Read More The Personalized D.I.Y. Hack That Will Bring Your Bridal Shower To The Next Level

Blog, drinks, The Classy Cook

Red White And Blue Wine Spritzer (+Giveaway!)

My ideal recipe for July 4th? How about a mixture of sun, sand and a veggie burger BBQ – surrounded by people I love. Okay, okay and maybe a perfectly themed cocktail or two, it’s a day of celebration after all! For the past few years I’ve spent the 4th down the shore with a… Read More Red White And Blue Wine Spritzer (+Giveaway!)