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Napa Valley Travel Guide

by Marissa on April 10, 2018

Last week David and I traveled to Napa Valley to celebrate our three year anniversary. It wasn’t our first time to wine country. We’ve made as many as six trips there in our nine years together. Each time we go, we experience a different part of the region in a different way. After a half-dozen […]


Four Simple Ways to Save and Spend Money Consciously

April 2, 2018

This is by no means a personal finance blog and I’m certainly not an expert on the topic, but many of you told me you’re looking for more conscious living tips from me and since I was once a reckless spender who took it upon myself to reform destructive spending habits, today I’m sharing some […]

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How to Eat More Seafood + Why You Should: A Comprehensive Guide

March 30, 2018
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As a pescatarian who also doesn’t eat dairy, I tend to eat a lot of seafood, but if you don’t have the same restrictions or preferences, eating seafood might not be top of mind. However, new dietary guidelines confirm it should be. Earlier this week I went to an event at Crave Fishbar hosted by […]

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Three Lessons from Three Years of Marriage

March 27, 2018
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  Today David and I celebrate three years of marriage and this week we’re going to Napa for a celebratory getaway. I couldn’t have hit the jackpot any better with my husband, but no relationship is perfect. We have our ups and downs like any other couple, but I truly feel we were made to […]

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Bulletproof Coffee Alternative

March 19, 2018

Chances are you’ve heard of Bulletproof Coffee, black coffee that trades the traditional cream and sugar for grass-fed butter and MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil. Bulletproof Coffee was first introduced by Dave Asprey, the creator of the Bulletproof Diet, and is said to kickstart metabolism and burn fat while increasing energy and focus. But, if like […]

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Winter Weekend in Vermont

March 14, 2018
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Embarrassingly, I haven’t left New York City since I got back from our trip to Dubai. If you live here, you understand that thriving here means leaving the city from time to time. (i.e. as often as possible). So David and I packed up the car last Friday and decided to spend a winter weekend […]

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How to Stay Consistent with Diet and Exercise

March 2, 2018
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It’s March and while you had good intentions with diet and exercise at the beginning of this year, now is the time when things start to slip. A missed workout here, a few too many Happy Hour drinks there and no sooner, old habits start to creep back in. Whenever I give a talk or […]

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

February 26, 2018
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I’m not sure about where you live, but in New York City, it has been raining for a week straight. While we’ve gotten some relief from freezing cold temperatures, the dark, damp and dreary days are enough to put anyone in a funk and crawling out isn’t easy. Feeling low-energy, lethargy and general sadness — […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Barre

February 15, 2018
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Barre classes are some of the most popular in boutique fitness right now so it’s no surprise that when I tell someone I’m a Certified Bar Method Instructor, I immediately get lots of questions and curiosity from anyone who has never tried a barre class before. I find plenty of people are interested, but may feel […]

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