This summer, a girlfriend of mine told me about a perfect beach read called “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. Have you heard of it!? lol Well…three books and a movie later, I am obsessed with not only the series but also the whole Asian culture! After seeing the movie, I started thinking about how much fun it would be to spend the day in Chinatown, NYC and explore all it has to offer. I had always heard that Chinatown has so many hidden gems so I asked around and did some research to find the best places to visit. I spent an entire Saturday walking around Chinatown to scope out these places and am so excited to share my favorite spots with you! Read the entire article on Dot Luxury!
In my 10+ years living in NYC, I have always lived downtown. As my kids get older, my priorities have changed I have been looking for a building with more space, amenities and greenery. I had heard about the luxurious condominiums of Waterline Square, located right by the Hudson River, and had to check them out for myself. Wow! When I say luxurious, I mean luxurious! I recently toured the property and couldn’t believe all of the incredible amenities that these elegant buildings have to offer. Living in NYC definitely has its perks but at the same time, I often miss living near greenery. Well, Waterline Square will soon have its own park, which will encompass nearly three acres. The park will be fully equipped with cascading water features, sculptural fountains, beautiful pathways and much more. Imagine living in a beautiful high-rise, steps away from Columbus Circle and Midtown, yet you are still able to take your kids to play in the park located at the bottom of your building. You really get the best of both worlds!
Napa is one of those charming destinations that you often read about or see in movies while saying to yourself, “ugh, I want to go there one day”. Am I right?!? It’s one of those magical places that is on many peoples bucket list (including my own).
Well, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit wine country with a girlfriend and it was everything I had hoped for and more! I love a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and am definitely a creature of habit. I know what I like and I tend to stick with it so I was really looking forward to broadening my horizons and learning a thing or two about vino while on my trip.
When one thinks of France, it is safe to say that food often comes to mind, especially sweet treats! If you are anything like me and have a major sweet tooth, you can only imagine how excited I was to visit Paris and try all of their delicacies (especially the sweet ones). Before leaving for my trip, I started researching the best desserts and bakeries around Paris. I was beyond surprised when I found over 1000 bakeries claiming they had “the best desserts”. After speaking to many locals and continuing my research, I was able to narrow it down quite a bit. Read about the best bakeries in Paris on Dot Luxury!
I received compensation for this post from Church & Dwight, the maker of OxiClean. All opinions are my own.
I am one of those moms that yes, I’ll admit it… I let my kids eat on the couch! I know, I know…and to top it all off, my couch is white and so is my carpet. What am I thinking?!? Ha! Well, I’m thinking that when the stain hits the carpet I can always deal with it using OxiClean Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover! We live in an NYC apartment so we tend to eat all over the place. The kids are always snacking on the couch, or on special nights, I’ll put their dinner on trays and let them eat while watching a movie.
But of course there are always accidents and recently, to my dismay, both kids decided to make ice-cream sundaes. Before I could say “Be careful!” the stain had already hit the carpet! UGGGGGG… chocolate on my white carpet 30 minutes before my husband was due to come home!
The only saving grace in this situation was that I had a bottle of Oxiclean Carpet and Area Rug Stain Remover and it works wonders for these unexpected incidents! Phew! Both kids knew they were in trouble and stared at me in sheer amazement (and relief) as I sprayed OxiClean on the chocolate and dabbed it with a towel. When the stain started to lift I was so relieved!
No more chocolate stain on my white carpet!! The best part about having such an awesome stain remover is that my carpeting always looks clean and stain-free even though I have two young kids who tend to eat (and spill).The good news is that my carpet is clean and stain free thanks to OxiClean but the bad news is that my kids aren’t as concerned anymore about spilling on my carpet because they know Mommy can fix it! Ha!
New Yorkers are tough cookies through and through; we thrive off of the hustle and bustle of our glorious city. The very things that make us love our city also tends to be the things that drive us mad during the summer season. The heat and humidity in the city, honking cabs, jammed subway cars (to the point where you feel like a sardine) and dare I say…the tourists! This is enough to drive anyone a little crazy. With that being said, the key to a great summer in the city is to escape lol. Read about my favorite day trips from NYC on Dot Luxury!
Swim season is here which means it’s time to start wearing the latest in swim trends! If you are anything like me, you have a few swimsuits that have withstood the test of time; classic tones and styles that have been in your wardrobe for years. Even though I am all about my life-long swimwear and don’t plan on getting rid of them anytime soon, it is important to keep up with the latest trends and upgrade your swim wardrobe every season! Make sure to check out my latest article on Dot Luxury featuring the latest trends!
It’s Amazon Prime Day and my favorite tea company, Tea Forte, has a fab giveaway just for you! Tea Forte is giving away their Tea Over Ice pitcher set! Perfect for summer ! Ice tea has alway been my summer day time go-to drink and Tea forte has made this whole process super chic and easy!! Boil water, put the tea bag inside at the top, add ice to the pitcher at the bottom, pour the hot water over the top, let the tea brew then pour over the ice at the bottom or right into your glass! Easy and delicious! I love the fun sleek design and easy to use technique. Looking for the perfect summer hostess gift? This is it! Here is how to enter to the giveaway.
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