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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Windows on Fifth - Bergdorf Goodman

After Thanksgiving I walked around Fifth Ave to take some pictures of the fabulous window displays. This year, I saw Tiffany & Co., Saks, Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman and have yet to see MACY's or Lord & Taylor.

My favorite was Bergdorf Goodman! Hands down, they have attention to detail and the imagination that creates a fantasy world behind the glass.

Below are a few of my favorite shots.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Top 10 Christmas Activities NYC

It's hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner! Christmas in New York is always memorable. Here are a few fun activities to do in if you are in Manhattan:

10 Best Holiday Attractions

Some of my personal favorites are: The Nutcracker Ballet, The Tree at Rock Center, The Windows on Fifth and Dyker Heights (Many large mansions in Brooklyn decorated with extravagant lights)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Staying sane in the workplace

Do you face 30 mini-crisis per day? Well, you're not alone. According to a recent article from, most people face about 30 frustrations a day.

I think the key take aways from this article are 1) tune out when you can. Take breaks for lunch/coffee or listen to tunes. Maybe you don't have time for a full 1 hour lunch break, so take a 10 min coffee break or vice versa.

Even though it's getting to be a bit colder, I still think it's great to be able to grab lunch outside and get some fresh air. Don't get me wrong, I love my office. I work in a gorgeous skyscraper overlooking central park but it's important to change it up a little. Everyone needs a change of scenary every once in while. So get out and take a quick break or plug in those earbuds for a musical break.

Lastly, leave your work at work. I love that when I go home I know the next morning I will have a sharp mind and be able to give it my all. By the end of the day, it's time to unwind and de-stress.

7 Tips to Stay Sane at Work

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Networking Events w/ your co-workers

Tomorrow evening I am attending a networking event in Manhattan for the Cosmetic Executive Women organization (CEW) aimed for "young executives." This will be my first networking event at my new job in a new industry. I am very excited to see how this organization will be different from the previous one I belonged to.

I think the Cosmetics industry is wonderful because it is an industry full of women leaders. If you are lucky enough to form connections to people at other companies or within your company it is a tremendous help. No matter where you are in your career, it can't hurt to find a mentor.

I already know a small handful of women from other companies through my alumni networking events in the city and my previous employer. However, it will be exciting to meet new people and share experiences with them as well as hear from the panel. I can't forget to bring my business cards!