Walking a Mile in His Shoes

Through my introduction into the world of sneakerheads, I’m learning to not be afraid to be “big.” Wear men’s shoes. Broaden your shoulders. Be loud. Take up space.

I’m not giving up my Christian Louboutins, but I’m definitely working on my street crew and confidence.

You with me?

Toasting Summer Vibes on Pier 17 and the North River Lobster Boat

When I think of summer, I think of lazy days by the water, cocktails, BBQ, music festivals (and the seemingly endless sessions for waxing, am I right?) Before moving to New York City, I hadn’t imagined spending a summer day on a lobster boat, but when I learned that I could soak up some sun, binge on oysters, lobster, crab legs, and shrimp, sip frosé, and sail the Hudson all at the SAME TIME? I’m in!

Toasting My Tiffany’s During Women’s History Month

On International Women’s Day, and during Women’s History Month, I’m reminded of Holly Golightly. I know that in our modern world, women are supposed to be always fiercely independent, competent, smart, outgoing, and fully-together feminist badasses. And, trust me…Most of us are exactly that.

But, I think that most of us also feel that unpopular feeling of insecurity, fear, and restlessness. I think we struggle with the mean reds, crafting our identity, fighting against the “lane” that society has chosen for us, and forcing the world to see us for our successes instead of our bodies.

Toasting Pizza, Parties, and Poetry in the West Village

The Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, The World Trade Center, The Empire State Building, and The West Village. Is anything more quintessential New York? The West Village (“Greenwich Village”) is a beloved neighborhood in Manhattan that stems from a progressive place to one of historic preservation and prosperity. Why is it so beloved? Why is it preserved? And, does it still resonate?

Toasting the Fight Against Winter Blues

It’s a month and half into the new year…And, I’ve heard many of my friends, colleagues, and neighbors complain about how depressing this time of year is. Dreary….Cold….Dark….Nothing to do … Continue reading Toasting the Fight Against Winter Blues

Toasting Traditions: Valentine’s Day

After several years of lackluster, yet exorbitantly expensive, dinners out we decided to see what fun we could have with the money if we stayed in instead. It turns out, the average American man will spend around $250 on gifts for the annual holiday. And, the average city-dwelling American date ends up running around $400-$500 per couple. Wow! Noah and I decided early on that the uncharges for holiday dates just weren’t worth it. That could be airfare to Paris… And, we’d rather use it that way. Fast forward to 2021, and most Americans should be staying home anyway! So, let some “boring” stay-at-home V-Day veterans help you spice up your holiday as a couple (and a bonus near the end for my single friends, too!).

Toasting Winter Walks

There’s a common saying in Scandinavia that translates to something like, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” When you’re living in the northernmost part of the … Continue reading Toasting Winter Walks

Scandals are Sticky

Sex Is Sticky — And So Are We…. It’s a common marketing phrase that “Sex is Sticky.” It may sound gross, but it’s an industry term that means “Sex Sells.” … Continue reading Scandals are Sticky