Bringing Bud Into the Mix: A Cannabis-Infused Culinary Experience with ‘Chef for Higher’


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image (1)Momma always said, “Eat your greens”. And though we usually avoid taking her advice, this year we complied. In honor of 4/20, the highly revered unofficial holiday praising everyone’s favorite green plant, pot, we indulged in a night of edibles and edification. Continue reading

Spring Fling – Top Five Things To Do in NYC This Season


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The official day of Spring may have been weeks ago, but the weather could’ve fooled us all. After months and months of layering, hibernating and cuffing (well, some of us), New Yorkers are feeling “free” to meander about town (notice the number of single people out and’s not a coincidence).

Now that we can finally frolic in the fresh air, there’s no shortage of amazing activities to partake in. Check out my top five favorite things to do in the Big Apple this Spring. Continue reading

Spring Trends – A Daring Move with a New ‘Do


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FullSizeRender 13After a long winter the weather is finally breaking and Spring has finally arrived. And with that so have new trends. Living in the fashion capital of the world, I am constantly surrounded by the latest in fashion and beauty and although my style is typically classic, I’m constantly tempted to try something new.

After perusing many magazines, border line stalking girls on the street whose look I loved, and going through a pretty serious game of tug of war in my mind, I finally decide to give in and let go of my long locks. Yes, I chopped off my hair…the first time in my life! Continue reading

A Star is Born – Nikki Takes New York Turns Two

In my first NYC apartment the day I signed my lease

Two years ago, in March 2015, I was new to the city only having lived here three months. I was exploring the city left and right, day and night. There was not a minute of my day or a day of my week that I wasn’t doing something fun and fabulous.

Between restaurants & bars, events & activities, museums and everything in between, I was living the New York City dream. Friends and family were following along through social media posts and loving every minute of it, and then it dawned on me…

I can be the real life Carrie Bradshaw (except the Cuban version)! Continue reading