EARTH DAY SPECIAL: When you live in the concrete jungle but want to feel closer to nature

BRUNCH | Friedman’s: start the bright sun-shiny day with a delicious farm to table brunch. The fluffy pancakes, omelets,  cheddar waffles, and fried chicken are to die for.

TREEHUGGING | Brooklyn Botanic Garden: it's cherry blossom season! Venture through more than a dozen of their beautiful gardens.

DINNER | Toro: sit at the Chef’s table to get an inside-outside feel. The gorgeous ivy wall behind you is more than #Instagram-worthy.

When you're tired of scrolling through hundreds of restaurants online and just want a good rec from a real person

Text Rex is a mobile messaging service launched by The Infatuation that connects you to a real person from the restaurant review website who will respond with personalized recommendations asap. 

First thought: after some expected opening questions (what neighborhood, cuisine, occasion, yadda yadda), I wondered if I'm actually talking to a human or a bot? 

Putting them through the wringer: little do they know I'm a foodie myself. I start switching lanes and sounding like the pickiest eater you've ever met. As the texts fly back, I think wow, this dude's got lightning fingers and can keep up. Also threw back some witty jokes - guess you're cool enough to hang.

Sign up via this link for a new texting partner!

Where to go if you love avocados as much as I do

Avocaderia is a new restaurant that --you may have guessed -- serves every dish with avocado in some shape or form.

First thought: my wallet hurts every time I pick up a sack of avocados from Whole Foods, what do their profit margins look like?

After a bite of avo toast: how could they not sell out within the first 3 hours of  their Brooklyn opening by riding on the tails of this trendy fruit. They'll give it to you any way you want it: mixed in your smoothies, in the shape of a heart on toast, or mashed in guac.

Learn how they live green by visiting their website!

When you want a ballerina body but would rather not be in a class with 5-year olds

Physique 57 offers barre training in studios around that world and via online streaming. The workout will take you through choreography including muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves, and fluid stretches. The classes are also available for purchase via ClassPass. Find out more about their method here!

ROAD TRIP | Portland, ME: where it's happy hour every hour


11 AM | Eventide: "Do you drink or eat soup?" Order the Miso clam chowder and Choco-chai latte. Also the oysters and Saison because they're irresistible.

2 PM | Urban Farm Fermentory: taste test a bunch of beers, ciders, meads, and kombuchas. Only $6/flight.


11 AM | Allagash Brewing Company: pre-rsvp for tickets to tour the birthplace of the beloved Allagash White. A cup of their new brew is on the house.

1 PM | Foundation Brewing Company: sample beers for $8/flight and when you find your fav, take advantage of the growler option.

3 PM | Austin Street Brewery: besides serving their signature Patina pale ale, Austin St is the epitome of a chill beer spot. Find mini corn hole and the coolest gear for sale.

How to prepare for Easter Sunday when they ask you to join the adult table this year

11 AM | Broadway: the adorable flower headbands your mom used to dress you up in are now reserved only for Snapchat filters. Find your picture perfect pastel shirt on Broadway in Soho at Jcrew or Club Monaco.

3 PM | Stick with me: buy a pretty package of rich, luxuriously creamy truffle bon bons for the fam.

5 PM | Elan’s flowers: their beautiful bouquets will put a smile on the faces of the special women in your life. Or send one in advance using Urban Stems.

When you you live on the LES and need to get your life in order

10 AM | Black Seed Bagels: snag an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox before the line starts forming out the door.

11 AM | Chillhouse: pampering time. Nails, massages, and coffee.

3 PM | Spreadhouse: get a chai and sit on the bench. Take out my laptop, connect to the wifi, and get grinding for the next few hours. Schedule my next Cleanly pickup.

7 PM | Ivan Ramen:  meet up with the roomies for a yummy bowl of ramen and call it a day.

Where to take your Bad and Boujee girls when they come to town? A department store shopping guide

10:30 AM | Barneys: soak in the minimal sophistication from Victoria Beckham.

12 PM | Freds: enjoy girltalk over a beautiful lunch at the restaurant inside Barneys.

2 PM | Bloomingdales: float through the halls of edgy Helmut Lang and A. Wang.

3:45 PM | Bergdorf Goodman: brush your hand across silky Lanvin and embellished Marchesa.

4:45 PM | BG: sit in this cute cafe to give the feet a break and drink some afternoon tea.

6 PM | Henri Bendel: find cute accessories and trinkets that are perfect for gift-giving.

7 PM | Saks: scour the racks for a cute Chloe handbag or Ferragamo pumps.

How to spend your day when a snowpocalypse hits NYC

11 AM | City Bakery: start the snow day with a rich warm hot chocolate and fluffy marshmallow from heaven.  

1 PM | Central Park Pilgrim Hill: head to some of the steepest slopes in the city to have a fun day sledding and throwing snowball fights. 

6 PM | Totto Ramen: end the wintry day on a high note with a hot bowl of noodles soaking in delicious pork broth.