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Bite

Can’t..

Bite

Bite

get enough of Bite. This little gem has a menu full of fresh, good stuff that’s healthy and surprisingly affordable. My personal favorite is the Mediterranean Salad. I’ll be honest though, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. With quick to-go service, vegetarian and vegan options, it’s worth a try. My whole office is totally addicted.

Photo: Bite

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Warm

A few weeks ago..

Warm Fragrance

Warm Fragrance

before meeting up with Megan, I wandered into Warm. I instantly became smitten with everything in the shop, including the awesome decor. I’m on a tight budget so I unfortunately walked out empty-handed…except for the business card. After my obsession grew, I decided to check out their website and have to admit that I was slightly disappointed the site didn’t offer all of the loveliness that was in the shop. However, I did come across this fragrance, which is a mix of beach, sun, sand and everything else that takes my mind to a wonderful place. I’m curious to give it a try – once my funds allow of course.

Photo: Warm

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Stogo

Finally..

Stogo

Stogo

made it to Stogo in the East Village. It’s been a place I’ve wanted to check out since learning about the organic, dairy-free ice cream joint.  They have a ton of delicious flavors (like the combo I got: Salted Caramel Pecan and Mexican Chocolate) – all of which are made from scratch using premium ingredients and leaving out stuff like refined sugars, preservatives, artificial flavors, gluten, or animal products. Even their cups and utensils are made from sustainable, biodegradable materials.  Does dessert get any better?

Photo: Time to Veg Out

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Guest Hunter, Kerry Irvine

So happy..

Kerry Irvine

Kerry Irvine

to introduce Kerry Irvine. She’s an abstract expressionist artist and fashion stylist who is based in the West Village of Manhattan. She has worked in the industry for over 17 years, and has a roster of clients including Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Nautica, FAO Schwartz and many more. Kerry’s mother was an artist who encouraged her to look deeply into the world around her and put to canvas whatever she saw. As an accomplished painter, Kerry so eloquently states that “I strongly believe that my love of fashion and clothing inspires my paintings. Dressing is like creating a painting. With each layer or piece of color and texture you add to your look, the more it evolves becoming a piece of living, breathing fine art.”

She’s talented AND intriguing, so CONTINUE READING to see what she has to share with us as this week’s Guest Hunter.

Honey in the Rough

A whole new..

Honey in the Rough

Honey in the Rough Online Shop

shopping experience at the Honey in the Rough online shop. The revamped website is as inviting as the store itself, and a very close second to the in-house shopping experience. What can I say, Honey in the Rough is one of my favorite shops in NYC, and it’s no secret that Ashley Hanosh curates the most amazing assortment. Just a little over 3 years ago I bought my wedding dress here! With a covetable mix of clothing, jewelry and apothecary goods, it’s hard not to want it all in your closet. Take a look at the new design of Honey in the Rough.

Photo: Honey in the Rough

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Guest Hunter, Signe Yberg

She’s..

Signe Yberg

Signe Yberg

smart, beautiful, cool and just happens to be this week’s Guest Hunter. Meet Signe Yberg. As a teenager in the late-80s, Signe spent her hard-earned babysitting money on records and clothing from New York City’s vintage stores and downtown boutiques. Poking around in shops, going to concerts, and people-watching on the city’s endlessly inspiring streets, Signe became acutely aware of how style communicates personality and character. She experimented with a variety of her own personal looks and reveled in the expressive nature of wardrobe. Often, she and her friends would pool their treasures, turn on the stereo, and play dress-up. A passionate creator, Signe styled, applied makeup to, and took pictures of herself and her friends, later developing the film in her own darkroom. In the 90s, as a student at New York University, Signe turned her interests to Art History and Cinema Studies, further honing her eye and appreciation for color, pattern, form, and costume… and how they all come together to tell a story. Today, Signe realizes she has always been a stylist, and her influences continue to come from film, fine arts, music and (as always) the people she encounters on a daily basis.

Signe is a lifelong New Yorker, currently lives in Brooklyn, and is an avid cyclist and ceramicist. So, be sure to KEEP READING, you’re guaranteed to be wowed and inspired by Signe’s picks…we sure were!

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Guest Hunter, Shannon Hodgson

Welcome..

Shannon Hodgson

Shannon Hodgson

Shannon Helen Hodgson. She lives in Soho, NYC with her 10-year-old NewYorkie Bubba. A fashion stylist with dreams of opening up her own children’s clothing & accessory boutique, including her own little ladies clothing line Juni. Shannon began as an intern at MTV House of Style, and assisted many of the top fashion stylists only to realize that she didn’t want to work with celebrities or high-end fashion magazines. She found a liking for the less dramatic fashion world of dot.com. Now as the Style Director at Ann Taylor, Shannon has time to focus on Juni & pursuing her true dreams.

Shannon is a free spirit, super cool, and one-of-a-kind, so be sure to keep on reading to get the inside scoop from this talented NYC stylist.

Bubba Jones

Shannon's Yorkie, Bubba Jones

Photos: Shannon Hodgson (Using ShakeItPhoto App)

Smorgasburg

Who knew..

Red Hook Lobster Pound Lobster Rolls

Red Hook Lobster Pound Lobster Rolls

there’s an entire flea market dedicated to food? I sure as heck didn’t.  Brooklyn Flea’s all-food market, Smorgasburg opened in Williamsburg on May 21st. It runs Saturdays from 10am – 5pm rain or shine. With over 100 vendors, The New York Times was right calling this outdoor market the “Woodstock of Eating”. With options like lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound, Porchetta sandwiches from Chef Sara Jenkins’ Porchetta and Nana’s Frozen Bananas it sounds like they pretty much nailed it.  In addition, you’ll find packaged food, cooking demos, kitchenware, GrowNYC Greenmarket farmers, and much more. I have yet to go, but am thinking it’s definitely worth the trek across the bridge.

Porchetta Sandwiches
Porchetta Sandwiches
Nana's Frozen Bananas

Nana's Frozen Bananas

Photos: Serious Eats

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Infused Honey

I’ve mentioned before..

Vanilla Lavender Infused Honey

Vanilla Lavender Infused Honey

that I can’t live without honey, so I’m always on the hunt for new varieties. I usually find unique assortments at local farmers markets, so it caught me by surprise to see some on Etsy. This organic infused honey, made in small batches by Cupboard Cook, comes in two flavors vanilla lavender and elderberry. Honey is a great natural sweetener, and since it’s supposed to have wonderful health benefits I use it in a lot of food I make for Leni. This infused honey added into some yogurt, mixed with wheat germ and sprinkled with cinnamon would be delicious!

Photo: Cupboard Cook

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Betterfly

Let’s be honest..

Betterfly

Betterfly

we all have something that makes our New Year’s resolution list every year but never ends up getting “resolved”. Spanish classes is mine. Now living in New York, I really have no excuse – classes are offered at tons of places throughout the city and at any hour I could ask for. But, for whatever reason, finding a place can be overwhelming, making it real easy for me to procrastinate on.  A new site called Betterfly is making it harder for us to not try new things. It’s all about helping you learn, look and feel better. Betterfly offers the largest directories of teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers and stylists throughout the country. So you’re looking to take up the guitar? Enter your zip code and read about the best in your hood, including reviews and ratings from others.  You can even schedule an appointment and pay online.  With Betterfly out there, there’s really no excuse to keep procrastinating on that “thing”. Well, there will always be excuses but let’s be honest we feel better when we’re trying new things and doing what we want, so check it out and get Betterfly on your radar.

Photo: Betterfly
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