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Why Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

  Diamonds are totally a girl’s best friend. Just a peek at a sparkly stone gets me giddy. I can’t help it. But not only are they sexy and romantic to receive, they’re also extremely sentimental. Some of my favorite possessions...
by Smartypanties on Feb 2, 2015

The Best of Philadelphia: What to Do, Where to Stay and the Best Restaurants Philly has to Offer

Wonder what I’ve been up to? Well, this past month of February was pretty cold in New York City for those of you who are lucky enough to live somewhere else. And my travel choices did not take me anywhere warm and sunny! But I did visit the won...
by Smartypanties on Feb 1, 2015

Top Tips for My Single Ladies to Have a Great Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! And if you’ve got a sweetie then it’s usually just the most pressure-filled date night of the year. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, be sure to check out my top picks for romantic Va...
by Smartypanties on Jan 27, 2015

Best Travel Blog Posts in 2013 on

For those of you who may be wondering where the heck I’ve been all the time (sorry by the way), I’ve been busy traveling the world and trying to capture it on my luxury travel blog, Travelingpanties! 2013 brought me to some incredible pla...
by Smartypanties on Dec 26, 2013

Where to Go, What to Do and Where to Stay for a Luxury Honeymoon in St. Barth

Happy Weekend, ladies! As y’all know, these days I spend lots of time reviewing my luxury travel experiences over on (my related luxe travel blog). Right now, I thought I would help get you in the mood for winter vacation (...
by Smartypanties on Nov 17, 2013

How to Be a Better Photographer: Unprofessional Selfies Be Gone!

We had a chance to get some advice about how to take the most flattering pics from Chris, a professional photographer, and one of the founders of Viewfinder, a new app that helps you organize your iPhone’s camera roll amongst other things. Un...
by Smartypanties on Aug 15, 2013

Best Seafood Restaurant NYC: CATCH! Quite a Catch Indeed

This year for my birthday my hubby and I decided to check out Catch over in the Meatpacking District. Never sure what to expect over there, I was somewhat hesitant that although I had heard rave reviews from friends, that I was in for a night of haug...
by Smartypanties on Aug 23, 2012

Introducing: Marika Dry Wik Tee. The Perfect Workout T-Shirt

I know it sounds lame but when you're working out it always helps if you feel a little better about yourself before you start sweating like a pig, right? I'm going to inevitably look like a mess after a hard workout so I prefer to start in a...
by Smartypanties on Aug 2, 2012

Radisson Blu Chicago is My Kind of Hotel: A Complete Review

A few weekends ago I had the chance to go back to Chicago, one of my favorite places in the world! I lived there for the two years right after I graduated college and have nothing but fond memories of Weiner Circle and Blue Cheese stuffed olives. Thi...
by Smartypanties on Jun 21, 2012

Summer Reading List! 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy

If you haven't gotten your hands on these books yet, it's the perfect summer, beach read. Yes, they're a little raunchy and the writing is pretty terrible but the story will keep you hooked! The protagonist, Anastasia Steele, can grate on...
by Smartypanties on May 31, 2012

Excellence Playa Mujeres Review: Officially the Best All Inclusive I’ve Ever Stayed At!

  Sorry for this being so tardy but I had to review Excellence Playa Mujeres from our last trip! Everyone we were with enjoyed this resort immensely and I thought y’all should know! Oh, and when I say “all of us,” I mean 100 p...
by Smartypanties on May 19, 2012

Luxury Southeast Asia Escapes: My Adventures in Travel Writing!

Hi dolls! I know I have been a bad girl and haven't written about my fabulous honeymoon. I apologize. I was just so wiped when I returned and then had to jet out to California for a work conference so soon after that I never had a chance to share...
by Smartypanties on Apr 16, 2012

40 Secret iPhone Tricks That Will Make Your Life Awesome!

I came across this little gem today and I cannot wait to memorize each one to make my life even better than the iPhone has already made it! Did you know that pressing the volume button on your phone when in photo mode will actually take a pictureR...
by Smartypanties on Mar 28, 2012

175 Reasons Being a Girl in the 90s Was Awesome

If you haven't seen this fabulous compilation of fabulous things from the 90s, you MUST check it out here! Reasons like Girl Talk, Squeeze its, Clueless, Kelly Capowski...
by Smartypanties on Mar 26, 2012

Smoke Your Tea!? Only in NYC!

  Most of us steep our tea for its health benefits but now you can go the route of some avant-garde New Yorkers, and smoke it. That’s what Liz Neves suggests. Liz is a Brooklyn-based creator of Vivid Visions, an h...
by Smartypanties on Mar 22, 2012

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day helps you jump-start your spring cleaning efforts with “The Bucket Brigade!”

   Starting on March 19th and ending April 26th, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day will give away buckets of Mrs. Meyer's products to help a great cause.    Five weekly winners, for a total of 30 initial winners will be chosen ...
by Smartypanties on Mar 14, 2012

What to Read Before Your Trip to…Wherever!

Before I go on vacation if I'm going to a particularly wonderful place I love to read a book or watch a movie that will get me in the mood before I go. A little cultural insight doesn't hurt either. During my honeymoon planning I came across...
by Smartypanties on Feb 5, 2012

Favorite Story of the Day! Facebook Paid Painter in Stock–It’s Now Worth $200 Million!

Nothing made me happier this week, okay maybe today, than this story that the painter hired by Facebook at its start offered to pay the artist in stock or cash. He begrudgingly took the stock options. Need I say more? It's now worth $200 Million!
by Smartypanties on Feb 2, 2012

The Easiest Way to Decant Your Wine Without a Decanter

For all you wine snobs out there, you may cringe when you read the words that follow…but trust that the tip comes from former CTO of Microsoft and famed master French chef, Nathan Myhrvold. Does anyone decant wine? I mean I'm always pl...
by Smartypanties on Feb 2, 2012

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