My New Favorite Print

First of all, apologies for the radio silence over here! I’ve really fallen off the radar…

I received the greatest package last week from Modern Map Art, a print of Minneapolis! Numerous cities have captured my heart over the years, making it very difficult to decided which city to select for my print. Ultimately, I decided upon Minneapolis because I am obsessed with anything Minnesota. I’ve actually found it comforting to located familiar places on the map like Lake Calhoun, Sebastian Joes and others while I’m thousands of miles away in NYC.

I highly recommend checking out Modern Map Art‘s website. They have prints, phone cases and even pillows. I’ve included below the other prints I was debating between. 🙂 The prints are also available in a few other color combinations.

Modern Art Map

Goodbye to 2016

New York

In 2016, I entered a new year as a college graduate,

spent a majority of the winter with family in Minnesota while figuring out my next step,

experienced Chicago without the stress of class or internships,

drove from Minnesota to Florida and back with my dad for Charli’s spring break,

moved out of my college apartment of two years and said goodbye to Chicago friends,

followed my dream and moved to New York City (without a job…),

spent two amazing months exploring NYC while jobless,

attended Rebecca Minkoff’s New York Fashion Week show,

accepted a position as a public relations account coordinator at Hue & Cry where I have been extremely happy the past four months,

moved into my first NYC apartment in October,

watched Georgi and the Crusaders in an unbelievable game at Valpo over the Thanksgiving weekend,

was in awe of New York’s Christmas decoration displays

The Holiday Season in NYC & MN

Happy holidays! Sharing a few photos from all the holiday festivities in NYC and Minnesota this December. 

New York takes decorating for Christmas to a level I have never experienced before. I was blown away by the size of the Rockefeller Christmas tree along with the lights display at Saks. All so magical! And as always, it was so great to be home for ten days. Can’t believe it’s already time to head back!

Pipilotti Rist + my new favorite lights 

Pipilotti Rist – New Museum

Constantly re-falling in love with this city…

This past weekend was so so good. One of those where you smile while reflecting on each memorable bit before turning off the light on Sunday night. My friends and I had a list of activities on our to-do list leading into the weekend, one being a visit to the New Museum on the Lower East Side to check out the Pipilotti Rist exhibition. To be honest, I did not know anything about the exhibition before checking it out.. We had seen photos all over Instagram of people in an amazing light display, so obviously, we had to go get a photo for ourselves. We are a perfect example of how powerful social media can be to a brand.

I think I can speak for my friends and myself when I say that we were a bit taken aback when we entered the first floor of the three-story exhibition. There were multimedia projects, hanging sheets and a large projected film. I don’t know what we were expecting, but it wasn’t that. I ended up loving how interactive each floor was – lots of cool opportunities to interact with each piece (and a great photo opportunity or two hehe).

Our favorite floor ended up being the very floor we made the trip to the museum for. The hanging lights were mesmerizing as they slowly changed colors. If only I could hang those lights from my bedroom ceiling!

Now having read about Pipilotti Rist and her work, I would love to go back to the museum for a fresh experience. I definitely recommend going, just be sure to read up on the exhibition first and have plenty of time to lounge and watch each multiple piece numerous times!

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We rounded out our afternoon with Sweets by CHLOE. Its the cutest little place to pop into for a dessert and coffee. Also, the branding is perfection (see the napkin below). My lovely model enjoyed a lemon raspberry cupcake, and I stuffed my face with a chocolate chip cookie. I definitely recommend trying the cookie – it’s not quite as good as Levian, but it is a close second.

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Ozoku and My First Piece of Coverage!

Hello, hello! I am writing this post in my new apartment – woot woot! My roommates and I are very happy with our space and the location. There are plenty of restaurants right outside our door and multiple train lines nearby. This location is a big change from where I was living on The Upper East Side. There is an ice cream shop, laundromat and hardware store steps from my apartment.

Work has been great as well! Royalton, one of the hotels we represent at Hue & Cry, is running a pop-up sushi restaurant called Ozoku until the end of the year. The menu features a variety of poke dishes which have been at the top of food trend lists this year.

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My project a couple of weeks ago was to secure coverage of the restaurant in local publications. I successful secured a review of Ozoku, which also happened to be my first piece of secured coverage!  I scheduled a reservation for an editor at IN New York to dine at Ozoku, and she wrote a great review following her meal. Check it out here!

I also received interest to cover Ozoku from Samantha Yanks, Editor in Chief of Gotham Magazine. She shared the below photo on her personal Instagram page. The team was very happy with this as she is the EIC of a reputable magazine and she has over 20k followers on Instagram.

Samantha Yanks - Ozoku

Photos courtesy of Morgans Hotel Group

My First New York Fashion Week Show!

I am ending this weekend with the biggest smile on my face. I am absolutely loving this NYC life. I always dreamed of living in New York and being at the center of everything. Still in awe that I am living out my dream!

This weekend was pretty ridiculous. Erin and I attended our first New York Fashion Week show on Saturday. We were invited to Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2017 show on the cobblestone streets of SoHo outside of her flagship store.  It’s a bit crazy how this opportunity came about, so pay attention. Erin and I follow a fashion blogger on Instagram that posted a photo announcing she was going to walk in Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2017 show. Naturally, this was something Erin and I would find entertaining, so she tagged me in a comment on the photo to bring it to my attention. Shortly after, Erin received a direct message from Rebecca Minkoff’s Instagram account inviting her to the show. A few correspondences later and we were both on the invite list. Thank you, Erin!

Of course, the day of the show, it was 90 degrees and the humidity was at 98%. Not the most ideal weather for an outdoor fashion show. As we were waiting to be escorted to our spot, notable celebrities, fashion bloggers, and media were taking their seats. We were doing our best to hold it together. The show was absolutely fabulous. A live band turned out tunes as the models strutted their stuff down the cobblestone runway. I LOVE NEW YORK! Can you spot me in the photo below???!

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2017

Click the link below to check out the full fashion show!