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We’ve all been there. You get to an after-work meet up with a gf and realize oysters are currently one dollar and fifty cents. YES. We will take one full dozen, maybe two. Each and every time the same thing happens. We ask the bartender which one’s are the best. They say just get a couple of each and we do. While in deep conversation about clients, situationships, and gossip we blow through the tray...

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I’ve been a part of the neon trend not once but twice and I’m here to go for it a third time. Growing up in the 80’s it was as much as a part of my wardrobe as black is to New Yorkers. There was a mini-resurgence during my hipster years in the mid-aughts when American Apparel was perma-mood so I had a few pieces. Fast forward 10 years to today and every street style...

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Bawdy Beauty, the original butt sheet mask, is the very first beauty brand to focus on true beautification of butt skin. Just as you can depuff your undereye bags with a quick 20-minute pack of stick-on patches from K-Town now you can do the same for your ass. Founder, Sylwia Wiesenberg’s goal with Bawdy Beauty is to make your butt look and feel as beautiful as your face. That’s why her masks promise everything from...

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The bodega flowers on every street corner are part of the appeal of living in New York City. “I’ll take one bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll with a side of sunflowers, please.” You can’t get any better than that! After a while, you get to know which bodegas have the fresh pink peonies and purple allium bulbs instead of the dozen white roses for $11.99 special. Don’t get me wrong, I love a...

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Skin is the largest organ on your body (SERIOUSLY!) so there’s a good reason to take care of it – especially when it’s on your face. From sunscreen to the pads we use to take off makeup, every detail of our routine is thought through. Were we always like this? Nope! Enter: Age numbers with 3 in front of them. After a few of them, we realized we’re not as invincible as we thought. Ya...

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Serves 4 people 2 tacos each. INGREDIENTS For the Carnitas 1/2 c Chopped White Onion 3 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped 1/2 bottle of Dave’s Gourmet Creamy Ginger Citrus Sauce Juice of 1/2 Orange Juice of 1 Lime 1 pinch cumin 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 package Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Carnitas For Quick Pickled Red Onions 1/2 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced 1/2 C Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 pack of...

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If we’re not at the best rooftops in NYC with our babes, you better believe we’re en route to Montauk and the Hamptons every weekend, allll summer long! On Thursday nights you can find us running (laptop in hand, because #entrepreneurlife) for the LIRR but we won’t fault you if you’ve graduated to BLADE. Still taking the Jitney? The Party Mix is all yours, girlfriend. 😉 However, you choose to get there you can always...

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If you don’t Instagram it were you even there? That saying was made for #rooftopszn. Of course, enjoying a drink with friends in the free air with skyline views is the main reason to hit up a rooftop but let’s be honest getting a pic of your Frosé with the Empire State Building in the background for your ‘Story is at the top of that list. We tapped a few local NYC influencers to give...

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Imagine Chad Michael Murray’s neck circa 2001. I know, really hard to only focus on his neck when he gets out of the ocean lacking a shirt, but remember those shells? They trickled from the set of “One Tree Hill” right into every skater kid’s wardrobe along with wide leg work pants, and chain wallets. Stemming from the 90s surfer look, the crossover of the two styles: surfer and skater is similar to what we...