Happy Tuesday! If you missed my Travel Tuesday: Philly Pt I last week, you can check it out here! We stayed at the awesome Kimpton Hotel Palomar, and saw some great art around the city.
The one aspect of the trip I saved for its own post was…of course…the food.
We were able to hit quite a few unique Philly restaurants, and I was so pleased with everything I ate in the city. For lunch after The Barnes Foundation we were in search for the best cheesesteak in town. We ended up at Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop, which is just a couple years old, located on South Street. It’s also just down the street from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, so it’s the perfect spot to head to if you’re feeling hungry for lunch before or after you visit the gardens!
Paulina, Sabah, & I all ordered cheesesteaks, with their homemade truffle cheese whiz…yes, you read correctly…homemade…truffle…cheese…whiz. & it was amazing. I honestly can’t even begin to tell you how delicious it was, & with the cajun fries on the side…ah, I want some right now!! Def stop by Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop for a cheesesteak, it’s low key, and I feel like not too many people have realized how amazing the cheesesteaks are here…yet. They will soon though, that cheese whiz is mesmerizing.
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Ok, full disclaimer before I get started…Philly has always been my least favorite city. Way to open up a Travel Tuesday blog post, right? Well, my thoughts on Philadelphia have been slightly changed by a recent girls trip over MLK weekend with Sabah & our fab travel organizer, Paulina! We were able to fit in a lot in our one night stay, and I left Philly thinking hey, I might want to come back here again!
Paulina got an awesome deal at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, located in the City Center neighborhood. This was my first time staying at a Kimpton, and it did not disappoint. The Palomar is a chic boutique hotel, in a perfect location for sightseeing. Check-in was super quick, the woman behind the desk was friendly, and even though we were a few hours early she was able to accommodate and get us a great room right when we arrived. Throughout our short stay, the customer service was great.
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If you’re looking for a great, budget friendly, exfoliant to use in this winter weather, then pay attention to my thoughts on the Soap & Glory T-Zone Detox Scrub!
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Happy Friday! I’m so happy it’s the weekend, especially a long weekend…even better. Today on D.C. Happenings I’m featuring a local pizza spot with a few locations in the DMV area, HomeSlyce Pizza Bar.
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Happy Thursday, everyone!
I’ll be sharing Christmas gifts I received in my next few Thursday’s Fab Five posts, rather than doing a gift haul. I figure this gives me more space to talk about each product!
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While I was home in NJ for the holidays I snooped around my Mom’s beauty cabinets and found Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
. I’d never used this before, so I figured I would use it daily for a week and a half to see if it was a good Budget Beauty buy!
First off, I’m a huge Neutrogena fan, I think they really are the best for budget friendly, high quality, products. I’ve used a variety of Neutrogena products since middle school (!!) and I have never been disappointed.
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Before I get into this Louis Vuitton greatness…
A few days after Christmas my bestie, Heather, & I took the train into NYC with our Mom’s to have fun in the city. We got our Mom’s tickets to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockette’s, and the Radio City Stage Door Tour, where they met and had a cute photo sesh with a Rockette. If you live in the tri-state area, or plan on visiting NYC during the next holiday season, this is an awesome gift to give…trust me.
You can find more info on the Radio City Stage Door Tour here!
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2018 is finally here, good riddance 2017.
I’m trying to not freak out so much about it being a new year, I’m hoping that acting chill and going with the flow will produce the same results, if not more, than going crazy and ranting about doing x, y, & z in 2018.
Yes, I have some goals and bucket list items, but I’m not losing my mind over it. My one big ticket 2018 to do item, is to stay super organized with my time, and with my life. I wrote about this last week in 3 Ways to Keep 2018 Organized, so check it out if you haven’t already!
On a beauty note, the Lancome Tonique Pure Focus Toner is my first empty of the year! I’d used this toner a lot in the AM during my skincare routine, but I mostly used it before doing any type of heavy/ all day or night makeup look. The Lancome Tonique Pure Focus is a matifying toner, and since I tend to get shiny after a while I wanted to prep my skin well with this toner before doing a big makeup look.
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I’m shocked by how quickly 2017 came and went, and to be honest, I’m so glad it’s over in just a few days. I’ve been reflecting on my 2017 and let me say, it was def not the greatest for me. So, with that being said, I am 100% ready to embrace and take on 2018!
I feel some of the biggest resolutions people have in the new year, aside from eating healthy and working out more, revolve around staying “more” organized, whatever that might mean. For me, it’s relatively easy to stay organized, but I do get into a rut sometimes. Staying organized encompasses a lot of our daily life, whether it’s staying organized in how you keep your plans, how you approach work, keeping your home clean, etc., it’s not always easy to keep it all running smoothly, all of the time.
Today I’m sharing three easy to implement ways to stay organized, they’re all connected through planning out your day as much as possible. This thought can seem daunting at times, but, at least I find, it truly helps me stay grounded and most important, productive!
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Happy Thursday! I’m so happy the winter break is almost here, teaching has been exhausting this year. I’m also super excited for this upcoming Saturday, Rob & I are hosting a holiday party, Cookies & Wine at 4089 which of course will feature tons of homemade cookies, even tons more wine, and I’m adding in a taco bar for sustenance.
Here are five things I’ve been loving the past few weeks, and all would make great presents too!
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