Guide to the BEST Christmas Presents

Christmas is this upcoming weekend. Trying to do last minute shopping? Aren’t we all?! Continue reading “Guide to the BEST Christmas Presents”


2017 Reading Challenge – Calling all Bookworms

Are you a bookworm? If so, then you MUST check out Pop Sugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge. As a huge book lover, but one who doesn’t get nearly enough time to read, I thought partaking in this challenge would be the perfect push I need to ensure I’m reading…ALL year! So I’ve decided to join and want to invite all of you!  Continue reading “2017 Reading Challenge – Calling all Bookworms”

Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!

Small town. Dark. Gray. Cloudy. Medieval. Cobblestones. Quiet. Secluded. Historic. No English. These are the words that describe the little town of Kutna Hora in Czech Republic. It was quite an interesting January Tuesday when Dad and I ventured off from the capital of Prague to visit the Bohemian town of Kutna Hora. I knew it was going to be a dark town, but I guess I didn’t really know what more to expect. Certainly didn’t know that we’d be having the BEST pizza we’ve ever had here of all places! After some vague direction from a non-English speaking local, then from a fluent English speaking local and with the help of a map from the information center, we walked all around the little town. Eventually, we were starving and being on a budget meant no fancy sit down restaurant, though to be honest, nothing could really qualify as fancy in Kutna Hora. Down an alley towards St. James Church, off of the central square we stumbled on a little pizza shop, Mini Pizzeria Vita.  Continue reading “Best Pizza… EVER in Kutna Hora!”

Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It

Last day of our trip to Maine and I had saved the best for last. Sunny, breezy summer Tuesday afternoon in Camden, Maine when I decided to call Long Grain to make reservations for 5. I had been waiting weeks to try this place after hearing about it from fellow bloggers and reading about it on NY Times. I almost hesitated though, do I really need reservations for a week night in this quiet little town? Turns outYES, yes I did. Fasting as we were, we had hoped for a time slot between 7:45pm-8:15pm, which would put us in the perfect time to break fast. Much to my dismay, they could only offer us a 6:30pm (definitely a no go) or a 8:45pm (the restaurant closes at 9pm). With no option left (and the fear of not getting to eat here – you don’t understand, I HAD to eat here before I left; it was the highlight on my itinerary), I OK-ed the 8:45pm. Figured we could snack on some dessert from a nearby bakery prior to dinner. Continue reading “Long Wait at Long Grain but So Worth It”

Thai Thai – Nice Ambiance, Hit or Miss Food

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A new Thai place to try in New Jersey? YES PLEASE! So far I’ve tried 5 Thai restaurants in NJ and have my favorite but am hoping to find one that will top it (no luck yet). This particular restaurant, Thai Thai, was a little ways out of the way nestled in Stirling, NJ so I was really hoping it would be GOOD! It was neither here nor there. Here are the specifics. 

I know my Thai food pretty well. Thus, my recommendations when it comes to the same are quite solid in my opinion. Continue reading “Thai Thai – Nice Ambiance, Hit or Miss Food”

Daily Recommendation: Palazzos at Target

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June 11/12: Palazzos at Target

Over the weekend I headed to Target in search of some pants to wear on my upcoming trip to Bermuda. Not really a shopper at Target, I was amazed to find these beautiful Xhilaration palazzo pants in pastel/brown stripes at a brilliant price of $19! I didn’t realize they were from the “Juniors” section while at the store, but the high-waisted, elastic waistband fit me perfectly, everywhere except the length. I probably have to take off a good five inches, but, for the price I paid for them, it was totally worth it. The combination of linen and cotton is incredibly soft and lightweight, and while the material is sheer, there is a shorts length lining inside which make them appropriate to wear anywhere.

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Daily Recommendation: Moroccanoil Professional Series Hair Dryer

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June 4/5: Moroccanoil Professional Series Hair Dryer

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I have always struggled with finding the ideal hair dryer, either they cost an arm and leg or they would stop functioning far too quickly. That is until a few years ago, when I was in the market for a good hair dryer with a reasonable price tag and my hair stylist recommended the Moroccanoil hair dryer (model no: M02000). I’ve been using it for over 2 years now and have loved it consistently. It’s got the right about of “gizmos” without being a product thats too fluffy for its own good.  Continue reading “Daily Recommendation: Moroccanoil Professional Series Hair Dryer”

Daily Recommendation: Bath & Body Works’ Aromatherapy Lotions

Hi Guys,

So sorry for the break in my daily recommendations this past week, I’ve barely had time to breath so I just couldn’t get around to blogging. But, I’m back and with a product I have been loving! 

May 7/8: Bath & Body Works’ Aromatherapy Lotions

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Daily Recommendation: Meet Kate Allen

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April 30/May 1: Meet Kate Allen

The most amazing thing happened to me today, I met Kate! I went to Milk+Honey in Austin, Texas to get my hair colored and cut and Kate was my hairstylist. Needless to say, I absolutely LOVE my new balayage LOB with bangs look, but I got so much more than just an amazing hair transformation.


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