Mains, The Classy Cook

Practically Perfect Porchini Mushroom Risotto

Just a few simple ingredients can go a long way in a good risotto. The fluffy rice and porchini mushrooms make for a practically perfect pairing, and this risotto is the perfect appetizer or side dish, especially when accompanied by a nice white wine. I adapted this recipe from Shaquille O’Neal’s personal chef, Thomas Gosney’s… Read More Practically Perfect Porchini Mushroom Risotto

Blog, Lifestyle

On The Green: A Day At The Barclays

            Before I start this post I have to admit something. Other than a few amateur lessons before I turned ten and a handful of medal-winning appearances at my grandma’s “Pitch & Putt” tournaments, my knowledge of golf is non-existent. I could not tell you the difference between a driver… Read More On The Green: A Day At The Barclays

Blog, Lifestyle, wellness

B2S Series '15/'16: How To Land Your Dream Internship

            I’m a bit biased when it comes to landing an awesome internship. In addition to being driven and ambitious, I attribute a lot of my internship success to being at the right place at the right time, a.k.a. attending a university in the city in which I would love… Read More B2S Series '15/'16: How To Land Your Dream Internship

Blog, CCG Approved, Fashion, style

You Heard It Through The Grapevine

The past few days have been hot and humid in the city. The SoHo streets seem emptier than usual, and the shops and restaurants (and basically everything else with A.C.) seem to be prospering. I spent the morning at a meeting way Uptown and then made my way to SoHo, celebrated in Creperie NYC on… Read More You Heard It Through The Grapevine

Beauty, Blog, CCG Approved, snacks, The Classy Cook, wellness

Shhh, The NYFW Beauty Secret Everyone's Sipping On Backstage

This is not a drill. Fall 2015’s trendiest week in New York City (actually, the entire U.S.A.) is less than a month away. Oh yeah, this is exactly what you think. Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week has crept up on us again (September 10-17). But this time, to mitigate the usual havoc of shopping sprees, aligning… Read More Shhh, The NYFW Beauty Secret Everyone's Sipping On Backstage

Adventure Queen, Blog, Lifestyle, style

So Let's Root, Root Root For The Home Team

If there’s one name that’s on the tip of every New York sports fan’s tongue, it is Steven Matz. Just this season, Matz made his debut as a major league baseball player and the starting pitcher for the Mets. Just 24 years old (I know right!) he broke records in his first game both batting… Read More So Let's Root, Root Root For The Home Team

Blog, CCG Approved, Lifestyle, wellness

The Flav-Er(ful) Pick-Me-Up You Need To Try

If you’re like me, you know the importance of a delicious chocolaty cheat treat. You also know that one quickly turns into two, then three, then you decide to skip your workout because you don’t have the energy, and then you reward yourself with one more before bedtime. I’m not exactly exaggerating. Losing focus on… Read More The Flav-Er(ful) Pick-Me-Up You Need To Try

Adventure Queen, Blog, Travel Diary

Island Getaway: Martha's Vineyard

To me, the summer is synonymous with three things: sunshine, beautiful weather and trips to the beach. As a Jersey girl, this has always been my summer reality. As a working NYC girl, this becomes slightly harder. Fortunately, there’s always the much-needed weekend beach trip to balance out the stressful work week but sometimes that… Read More Island Getaway: Martha's Vineyard

Beauty, Blog, CCG Approved, wellness

Beauty From Beauty

Each day I come in contact with so many new beauty products that it can become overwhelming. Some have glamorous packaging and claim to do this or that but end up being nothing more than a sticky goopy mess, and others are somewhat plain and the products themselves do nothing that makes them stand out… Read More Beauty From Beauty