Build Your Own Terrarium: A How-To

You've out-visited your favorite restaurants. All the bars in town know you by name. Movie night? Forget it - you want to chat with your girlfriends and you can't do that in a quiet theater! Here's a twist on the classic girls night out... (wine still included.) My mom is one of my biggest supporters. [...]

Rise N’ Shine Diner’s New Westcott Location Shines Bright

Crying as I write this because this is the place of my dreams. And because it's already been three days since I've been and I desperately want -no, need- to go back for more. Since I was a little girl, I've had my eye set on one thing - to own something entirely of my [...]

Preventive Esthetics – A Lifestyle of Healthy Living & Learning

I've been getting laser hair removal done for about five years now. Since my first treatment, the idea of getting my medical laser spa certification has been tumbling around in my brain. This includes treatments ranging from skin tightening, laser hair removal, to CoolSculpting fat reduction. All non-invasive treatments, they're great ways to keep your [...]

Best Places to Eat Outside in Syracuse & CNY

We're finally in the heart of summer. If you're anything like me, you've been waiting for this day since the first snowfall of last year (I'm not exaggerating, I still can't figure out how it's possible to hate a place so much half the year and love it so much the another). While summer means [...]

July Pop-Up Dining at SKY Armory ft. Owera Vineyards

Last week, I got the chance to attend my first Pop-Up Dining at SKY Armory.  ...I mean, when work partners with your favorite vineyard for a food AND wine event, how can you possibly pass that up. Each month, Pop-Up Dining showcases five small plates (four savory, one sweet) paired with featured wines (this month: [...]

Drawing Creative Inspiration from Instagram

Sometimes, inspiration flows through me. I have to sprint to get to my laptop or to a piece of paper because the thoughts and ideas are coming to me so quickly I can hardly keep up. But then there's the days that creating is not so much fun. When I'm on a deadline, or exhausted, [...]

Road Trip Across the US: Places to Stop, Landmarks to See and Things You Can Skip

About a month ago, I set out on a cross-country road trip, New York to San Diego, about as far across the continental US as you can go. This trip has been one that has been on my list forever (okay, okay, so technically I've already done it once with family, but when you're 8 [...]

Product Review: What + Where to Buy

Summer is my favorite time of year to play around with new beauty/hair products. I feel healthier in general in the summer, and that translates into taking better care of my body. As much as I love trying new products, if I can go without makeup during my day, I will. I prefer taking care [...]

Lessons From My Dad – A Tribute To Father’s Day

No one in my life has ever been more well-equipped to give me advice than my family. In particular, on this Father's Day weekend, I'd like to shout out my dad. He's seen me at my best and my undoubtably my worst, and walked me through some of the most difficult decisions I've ever had [...]

I Drank Celery Juice Every Morning For One Week & This is What Happened

I have been trying to write this blog for weeks. But as it turns out (and I should know this by now) planning for and packing for a 2,000 mile trip across country is a pretty stressful thing. My mind has been elsewhere, and it shows. Did you know that 80% of your immunity is [...]