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Cocktail: The Royal Promise.

Did you know that this week is actually Negroni Week? On Tuesday I attended an event to kick things off, where six different mixologists from around the city shared negroni-inspired cocktails. I tasted them all, but my favorite was the Royal Promise, created by Erick Castro of Boilermaker. Lucky for us, I tracked down the recipe… so that we can all make this cocktail at home!

Fishtail Braid Tutorial.

And we’re back with another hair tutorial! This time around, we have a fishtail braid tutorial. One thing I love about this braid is that it’s really versatile. You can leave the braid neat and tidy for a polished look, or pull on the tail to mess it up and fatten the braid up a bit. It’s the perfect summer braid and so fun + easy! The key to nailing this look is really in the prep work, which we’ll get to.

Recipe: Blue Apron’s Turkey Kibbeh with Cucumber Salad.

If you are a regular reader in these parts, then you know two things: One: At 33 years old, I consider myself a beginner at cooking and two, I am doing everything in my power to change that! I’ve spent years being “too busy” to cook, racing from work to drinks to events to this thing and the next, and just hadn’t made cooking at home much of a priority. It’s definitely a New York thing, especially as groceries here are oftentimes more expensive than takeout!

Beach Waves Hair Tutorial.

And we’re baaackkk, with a beach waves hair tutorial. In case you missed it, I’ve teamed up with my friend + stylist Jay Jackson from DreamDry to bring you a series of hair tutorials. We’re aiming for two a month, so if you have any suggestions or things you’d like to learn, please tell me in the comments! So far we’ve done a crown braid two ways + a Game of Thrones inspired braid

Cocktail: The Paloma.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! As promised, I’m back with a little cocktail recipe for you. Last Friday, one of my friends and I took a Britney Spears Soul Cycle class and wound up over at Cafe El Presidente in Flatiron (NYC friends – you have to go, if you haven’t been… it’s from the same people that brought us Tacombi and the tacos are SO good!) I wanted something a little more refreshing, so instead of a margarita, I opted for a Paloma.

Hair Tutorial: Game of Thrones Braid.

Guys, Game of Thrones is back, and I am super pumped about it. It felt as though as I’d been waiting forever. (If you’re not a fan of the show, I would definitely recommend checking out the first season on Netflix… you may find yourself addicted.) It’s one of my favorites… so much that I named my cat Tyrion after one of the main characters.)