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DREAM TO ENTERTAIN LIKE A QUEEN

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One of my favorite things about working in real estate is exploring the amazing market, new developments and the luxe flats around NYC. Some of which I have to admit are beyond breathtaking. And although I would love to keep what I see on a daily basis on the hush-hush, there’s absolutely no fun in [...]
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GET CREATIVE WITH TABLE BK

When I first met Simone Nemirovsky way back when during an internship at Harper’s Bazaar magazine, I immediately knew this girl would not only be a lifelong friend, but was someone who would show her talents to the world in more than one way. And I have to admit, even as a freshman in college, [...]
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LIFELONG TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

In case you didn’t realize, it’s finally Friday! And oh, I am beyond ecstatic to hop on a plane after work tonight and head back home to the one and only, Music City. Why? Not only because the city is totally growing + thriving like never before, but one of my great friends growing up, [...]
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GUAC-OFF WINNING RECIPE

Umm…did I mention the GUAC-OFF winner’s recipe was published on Kendall-Jackson’s blog this week? Hola. And trust me, this is one not to miss…everyone has gone ole over it! But what’s the recipe without some pictures for guidance? Katie graciously came over to Casa Blanca this past Sunday for me to snap the recipe essential [...]
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Kitchensurfing: Find A Chef

I have to admit, when it comes to hosting a dinner party for more than just you and your Romeo, the hardest part about entertaining your guests is doing just that on top of preparing, cooking and serving the dishes…while trying to catch up with them all and enjoy the evening too! Well, a solution [...]
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BONJOUR + HOLA’S GUAC-OFF

#GuacSwag via Minted strategically placed? Check! K-J AVANT wine perfectly chilled and ready to be poured? Check, check! Dress zipped up and bouffant teased to the high heavens? Oh yes, hunny! The GUAC-OFF was officially in action and ready to rumba! Hola. And since the guest list doubled for this year’s event, it was a [...]
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Preparing For All Things Guac-Off

After hearing “I make the best guac, ever” about three times each day from friends to strangers on the street, I finally put an ole in my two step and declared it was finally a must to host a Guac-Off. Oh, yes! Well, that was a few years ago! And since then, the event has [...]
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Rise ‘n Shine with Patchology

Exhausted? Possibly hungover? Oh hunny, we’ve all been there. But when you add your job, meetings and other daily activities into your hectic schedule, the most important detail to conceal is well, just that. So when I heard about this new beauty product called Patchology, which is a three-step patch solution to eliminate the tell-tale [...]
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A Bonjour In Each Bite

Inspired by all things French, I was pleasantly delighted while walking through the busy Hell’s Kitchen to find a politely placed new spot titled: Poulette. Hola! Little did I know that this place not only just opened, but they actually specialize in serving the history of French cooking traditions. Main focus over at Poulette? That [...]
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Housing The World Of Tech

Being a detail oriented señorita who loves everything revolving around blogging, photography and essentially, all things tech, you can imagine my excitement when I first placed my two feet onto B&H’s family owned floors back at age 13. It was mind blowing. The sounds, the energy, the friendly-faced staff, the products. All of it! And [...]
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#OMGUBERICECREAM

I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for #OMGUBERICECREAM! Today from 11am-7pm, Uber is rolling onto the streets in ice cream trucks with the sole purpose of getting you icecreamified. Grab your napkins! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Ice cream trucks will be available from 11am-7pm and visible by choosing the ‘ice cream cone’ in [...]
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Friday Refreshments

Cheers to a fabulous weekend filled with salty toes + sandy kisses + refreshing cucumber martinis. Happy Friday! Hola. Cucumber Martini Recipe 1 1/2 cups gin 1 cucumber (about 9 ounces), cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices, plus 6 thin slices for garnish 2 tablespoons (or more) dry vermouth Ice cubes [...]