Effy’s Kitchen | Spanish Harlem, NYC

My friend Cara took me to a hidden gem for bottomless brunch in her neighborhood. We ventured a few short blocks from Upper East Side to check out Effy’s Kitchen towards the outer edge of Spanish Harlem. The restaurant’s bottomless brunch special–one main dish with endless mimosas–costs only $20. If you’re trying to find a […]

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Bottomless Brunch in the West Village

I went to NYU last Sunday to see one of my best friends from college present a policy framework proposal for the 2016 Policy Case Competition. Before Steph and her teammates arrived, I walked around NYU, Washington Square Park and found a place to grab Sunday brunch at a great bar called The Half Pint. I […]

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Fashionista.com to Host Garance Dore in NYC

I’ve kept my eyes peeled for Fashionista’s next event since I attended their How to Make it in Fashion conference last fall. On April 27, Garance Doré—blogger, illustrator, photographer and author—will be Fashionista’s guest speaker for their upcoming NYC meet-up. Doré is a part of the “first wave” of successful fashion bloggers to truly run […]

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Chef Francois Payard Unleashes the ‘Macaronut’ for 2016 Macaron Day

For the 7th annual Macaron Day NYC, pastry chef Francois Payard has raised the bar with the ultimate hybrid confection. Meet the macaron donut, lovingly dubbed as the “macaronut” by social media outlets. It only makes sense that Payard—an accomplished pastry chef as well-decorated and praised as his beautiful pastries—would dream up such a concoction […]

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Behind the Lens at NYFW [PART 2]

After street style hunting outside of Moynihan Station, my friend Cara and I went backstage at The Dock to dress models for BAJA EAST’s runway show. I had never heard of BAJA EAST before Cara told me, but it looked like a cool up-and-coming brand to work with. Being able to witness how the runway […]

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Behind the Lens at NYFW ’16 [PART I]

A first-hand account of street style hunting in the New York’s fashionable tundra  I stood frozen on the corner of West 33rd and 8th Avenue for over an hour and a half. Forget trying to stay out of the way of the cameras, I was literally frozen in place from the numbing cold. I wasn’t […]

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"Fairy Tale Fashion" Exhibit at the Museum at FIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology reinterprets the original fairy tales written by the storytellers Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and others… Not the Disney versions.  Since these fairy tales were more like fictional horror stories graphic cautionary tales to keep children well-behaved,  the literature is quite horrifying—read Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid and you’ll […]

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