Feb 24, 2017

My Top 10 Favorite Places to Eat in NYC

NYC has so much good food and that seems to count doubly for plantbased food. From acai bowls to raw vegan lasagna and sushi that's all vegan and fish-free (Beyond Sushi, you're on my to-eat list!), there's anything and everything you could possibly want to eat!

...and some that you'd rather not. When there's so much good food, it's a pity to waste up precious stomach space on mediocre meals. Especially if you're only in NYC briefly, you should just eat the good stuff.

So here's my list of my top ten vegetarian- and vegan-friendly food places in NYC! Some are totally plantbased and others offer options for omnivores, but also plenty of vegetarian options.

Feb 22, 2017

My Top 5 Beauty Necessities

As an actress, looking my best is important when it comes to auditions and booking work.

As a woman, looking my best is part of feeling my best.

As a busy young professional, I don't have the time to spend hours on drawn-out beauty routines and, even if I did have that time, I'd rather spend it on something else. That's why my beauty routine is all about speed, simplicity, and efficiency!

Here are my top five beauty essentials for travel, home, and day-to-day looking well and feeling well in under five minutes.

My Top 5 Beauty Essentials

1) Olay SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer

As a healthy twenty-something, there's no need to spend $80 on a beautiful vial of whatever potion is supposed to give my skin magical powers of luminosity. Instead, a simple light daily moisturizer keeps my skin hydrated while the bit of SPF coverage is something your future self will thank you for.

Healthy Skin Advice

I like Olay SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer because it has what I need, isn't heavy or greasy, and only costs $5-$10 per bottle!

Feb 14, 2017

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm a fan of this cutesy holiday.

Grumpy Cat Valentine's Day Funny

This year my work is my valentine (it's getting serious, guys - swoon) but here are some ideas for those of you who decided to celebrate at the last minute! Or - cough, cough - forgot about the holiday until your office exploded into a puff of pink and red confetti hearts this morning.

A long walk, ending at a cute dessert cafe or tea shop.

Long walks are perfect for just having time together to both enjoy each other's company in shared silence and to chat about everything and anything. They're wonderful! They also require extremely little planning and are doable on any budget.

There are more and less romantic places to take a walk, so no - I am not suggesting that you have a lovely stroll along the highway with your valentine. Pick a park (Central Park is perfect for New Yorkers!), walk along the river (Charles River on the Cambridge side is absolutely beautiful for Bostonians!), or find some other scenic route that isn't a part of either of your daily commutes.

When you've walked to your heart's content, end the night with a sweet treat or a warming cup of spiced chai!

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