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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shopping Spree Alert!

For all you Lilly fans in the NYC area, get ready!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ratings and Reviews

I must admit I am a bit of a YELPaholic and I've recently discovered LookVille and MakeUpAlley. Why is it that I trust people's ratings and crave feedback from strangers? I think part of it is that sometimes you second guess yourself and want the opinion of others and the other part is that you want to be certain that what you do is correct. Whether it's choosing a great date spot or figuring out what outfit matches your new shoes you want to ensure that everything works out perfectly.

I am huge fan of ratings and reviews because it makes me feel engaged in something that I am passionate about. I love food. I love to cook and I want to make sure that each meal I eat is worth every bite. Now, that doesn't mean it has to be ritzy but I want good food period. I will pre-YELP every restaurant I try and I am not ashamed.

I also really enjoy sites like LookVille because it gives you inspirational ideas of new ways of doing things. Wearing red pumps with a blue polka dot dress was something I never would have suggested but hey, it works out nicely.

Being active in a community full of people that share the same interests as you do is a wonderful feeling (even if it's mainly online). Connecting people from all over the world is beautiful and I wish I had more time in the day to rate and review things besides food and fashion!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Elephants and Ivory: Central Park Zoo Event 2011

Recently, I went out with a co-worker and friend to a charity event held in the Central Park Zoo. It was a lot of fun. All of the proceeds go to support efforts to save important remaining elephant populations around the world. The gala highlighted the WCS’s century-long commitment to elephant husbandry, research and conservation. The park was decorated beautifully with colorful lighting, huge flower arrangements and of course lots of food and drinks.

There are so many events happening in New York City and especially during the Summer. I think going out with friends is a great way to broaden your social circle and network with groups of people that have similar interests or occupations as you do. This event in particular had a younger crowd after dinner which was fun because the DJ played some great music and people were able to mix and mingle. It was on Thursday which wasn't ideal but it was still a fabulous event. Check out this intricate flower sculpture of an elephant!