LIFESTYLE

November 8, 2019

Alpacas and llamas hold very special place in my heart, and I've chased them all over South America for the last few years. From the streets of Cuzco and family farms in Bolivia to the highways of Argentina and up the wonder of Machu Picchu, I've had so much fun trying...

June 18, 2019

ClassPass Overview & Membership Details

One of the best parts about living in New York City is the endless options when it comes to customizing your fitness routine to fit your lifestyle. Whether you like boxing or cycling, HIIT classes or Zumba, or you want to try some...

February 6, 2019

Americans spent almost 20 Billion dollars last year for Valentine's Day. I repeat. That's 20 BILLION DOLLARS!!! While I personally believe that Valentine's Day is just another day that has been created into a social holiday for marketing and a way to get consumers to s...

January 22, 2019

Today is a very special day because I turn a quarter century old! Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes and love today. At this exact time last year, I took Penny & Dash into my own hands and went solo, and I really was unsure of what 2018 would look like with...

May 20, 2018

Kombucha has been a trending wellness drink for the last couple of years, and while I only recently jumped on this bandwagon within the last year, this age-old, fermented tea drink has been around for centuries. Traditionally made of black tea and sugar, kombucha becom...

May 14, 2018

For those of you who may not know, I have two younger siblings - a sister who is 6 years younger than me and a brother who is 2 years younger. This past weekend was my brother’s undergrad graduation ceremony for Rutgers University, where I almost went before deciding I...

March 8, 2018

I go back and forth on whether or not I like having a routine sometimes. On one hand, it’s very comfortable and I don’t have to think too much about what to do next, but on the other, it can become really mundane and uninspiring, like I’m simply living on auto-pilot. T...

March 5, 2018

Exercise and fitness has definitely been a very big part of my life for the greater part of the last 6-7 years. I remember back to my freshman year in college when I would go for long 3-mile runs around campus at sunset or go to a group fitness class up to 5-6 days a w...

January 22, 2018

I have always had mixed feelings when it comes to the month of January. On one hand, school or work starts ramping up again after the holiday shutdown and lull, but on the other, I get to celebrate my winter birthday and hibernate on the couch under the blankets and no...

December 11, 2017

With the holidays just looming around the corner, the pressure is definitely on when it comes to finding the perfect present for your high school bestie, overbearing (and loving) parents, and your significant other! If you are like us and didn't go crazy on those Black...

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