Beauty, Blog, Clean Beauty

Clean Beauty Swap: Powder Foundation

If you’ve been following along on Class and the City, you know that the Clean Beauty section has *finally* launched! I am so excited to share all of the research I’ve been doing about toxic beauty ingredients and the amazing healthy and clean cosmetics that you can swap them out for. When switching your beauty… Read More Clean Beauty Swap: Powder Foundation

Beauty, Blog, Clean Beauty, wellness

The Ugly Side of Beauty Products – An Introduction To Clean Beauty

Did you know that your favorite beauty and personal care products have the ability to make you sick, depressed, infertile, suffer from cancer and disrupt organ function? You place these products directly on your skin, which absorbs these harmful ingredients directly into your bloodstream and into your organs. From now on, Class and the City… Read More The Ugly Side of Beauty Products – An Introduction To Clean Beauty

Blog, Eating Out, Travel Diary

Restaurant Review – Le Marais Steakhouse

Le Marais Steakhouse   *    150 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036    *     ♥♥     *     $$$ Big lifestyle changes bring a new wave of firsts. A recent one for me – first time visiting a steakhouse without eating meat. At this point, I’ve been a pescatarian for close to… Read More Restaurant Review – Le Marais Steakhouse

Blog, Book Worm

Book Review – Be Fierce by Gretchen Carlson

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Back Your Power by Gretchen Carlson ***** $15 We live in a country where our President excuses his own claims of sexual harassment as nothing but “locker room talk.” Where a woman can report being harassed to her college’s campus security and be asked what she was wearing at… Read More Book Review – Be Fierce by Gretchen Carlson

Blog, drinks, The Classy Cook

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

To get you through those cold winter nights, it can sometimes take a little bit more than a cup of hot cocoa. It doesn’t hurt to keep the holiday spirit going all season, and neither does adding this winter wonderland sparkling cocktail to your evening de-stressing routine. Both classy and delicious, drinking a little bubbly… Read More Winter Wonderland Cocktail

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

Each year families and friends partake in a wide variety of traditions to manifest good luck for the start of the new year ahead. Not unlike an athlete’s pregame ritual (speaking of which, get ready for my interview with New York Giant’s lineman, Justin Pugh!) these traditions are meant to manifest some good in the… Read More Lucky Italian Struffoli (Honey Balls) Recipe

Blog, wellness

Cheers, To A Year Of Conscious Living

Happy New Year, classy readers! It was time to say goodbye to 2017 and a big welcome to new goals, opportunities and dreams. In a quick recap, 2017 was a big year for me. I was on the staff of two major publications as a healthy food writer (Dr. Oz The Good Life and Well+Good),… Read More Cheers, To A Year Of Conscious Living

Blog, Mains, The Classy Cook

Vegan Jackfruit Stuffed Eggplant

With the holiday season comes the need for culinary inspiration that’s festive and delicious enough to impress your loved ones! In this vegan and gluten-free recipe, juicy jackfruit and flavorful veggies and spices come together to create the perfect healthy veggie stuffing. As long as you have the main ingredients, it’s really easy to adjust… Read More Vegan Jackfruit Stuffed Eggplant

Adventure Queen, Blog, Travel

Celebrating the Holidays in New York City

There is no season more magical in New York City than Winter. At the first hint that December is near, the entire city gets an automatic facelift. Shops start decorating and embroider their door frames with holiday lights, holiday traditions start coming together across the city and an influx of tourists flock to take in… Read More Celebrating the Holidays in New York City

Beauty, Blog

The Classy Gift Guide x Coqui Coqui Fragrances

When it’s cold enough outside for me to need a scarf, jacket and fuzzy socks (come on, don’t tell me you aren’t obsessed with them too!) all I can think about is how much I miss summer and the beach. I start listening to meditations that transport me to the sand sitting by the ocean… Read More The Classy Gift Guide x Coqui Coqui Fragrances