Blog, Book Worm

Book Review – The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

It’s been a while since I’ve read a novel where there is one character who is so unique, borderline strange, poignant and well-developed through dialogue and actions that they feel human and are the main reason why the book is a success. The last book I can think of that’s done this is Fredrik Backman’s… Read More Book Review – The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Pistachio Cannoli Cream Cake

With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner grocery stores have started selling baked goods covered in green food coloring and sprinkles. Home decorations and leprechaun-themed attire are out on the racks. If you’re heading to a St. Patty’s Day brunch or party, you can surprise your friends with a homemade – yet still on… Read More Pistachio Cannoli Cream Cake

Blog, Book Worm

Book Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama * ♥♥♥♥♥ * Retails for $19.50 on Amazon There was never a doubt that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s book would skyrocket to the best seller list, be the natural choice for book clubs across the country and serve as the perfect Christmas gift. On my morning and evening commutes I’ve seen… Read More Book Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Adventure Queen, Blog, Eating Out

Restaurant Review – Tbar Steak & Lounge Upper East Side, NYC

Tbar UES * 1278 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021 * ♥♥♥♥ * $$$ Tucked away in New York City’s Upper East Side is a restaurant that re-defines steakhouse culture. With whimsical colors and 60’s-inspired colors and decor, Tbar offers a more feminine take on the traditional steakhouse, making this the perfect place to brunch,… Read More Restaurant Review – Tbar Steak & Lounge Upper East Side, NYC

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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