Northeast Vacation

Earlier this month I took a solo trip to Philadelphia, PA and then to New York City, NY. It was early March so it was a bit cold. Since I traveled to Europe last November I knew pretty easily what I needed to bring on the trip.

Clothes I recommend for a 4-6 day winter vacation are:

  • 1 chunky sweater
  • 3 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 short sleeve t-shirt (for layering or sleeping)
  • 2 pajama sets
  • 2 pairs of jeans (black/blue/etc)
  • 1 pair of sweatpants
  • 6 pairs of bras/underwear/socks
  • 1 down or wool coat
  • 1 pair weather resistant sneakers
  • 1 pair weather resistant dress boots


Two of my best friends from college live in Philly so I got to have a local guide of the city.  I bought a 1968 pressing of a Jimi Hendrix record, ate pierogies, saw the liberty bell, stayed in a historic adorable 19th century home, and participated in a rad group tarot card reading. BTW- I eat meat very rarely so no Philly cheese steaks for moí.


I took the train a few days later to Penn Station in New York City. I love the hustle and bustle of the city. Yellow cabs, fashionable residents, and pop up stores filling the streets.


I also stayed with a BFF of mine from college who lives nearby in Jersey City. The first night we stayed at the Freehand Hotel which is the cutest hotel I have ever stayed at! I am so grateful for the tour of the city I got as well. *Above photo cred! Thanks girl!*

Washington Park, vintage clothes, the Natural History Museum, waiting in line for some legit pasta/wine, eating great food each day, and living out as much as possible my Mrs. Maisel life!

Now that I am adult-ing with full force I don’t mind giving myself these vacations. I deserve it! Next up though, tropical paradise….lol!

Any suggestions?




Chocolate Cherry Bailey’s & Vodka Martini

This drink is great for dessert or simply a different kind of martini to try! 

  • Add 1 shot of vodka and 2 shots of baileys (any flavor) to a shaker with ice filled half way.
  • Shake till it gets too cold to touch.
  • Strain into your martini glass.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Enjoy!

Here is the link to the recipe: 

Sneaky, Spinach Smoothie

I love anything sweet tasting and also full of nutrients. This smoothie is great to drink anytime of day, and sure does taste great. I use my Magic Bullet blender which works so quickly and easily transforms to a togo cup.


1 banana

1/4 cup of frozen strawberries

1/4 cup of frozen blue berries

1/2 cup of spinach

1/2 cup of any milk of your choice (i like reduced fat milk or almond milk)

4 ice cubes

1 tbsp of flaxseed


*Smoothies are so easy to mix up. Try adding some greek yogurt instead of milk, throw in some vanilla protein powder, or use a different fruit mix up like kiwi and mango.