The very best shop in SoHo: Min New York

The very best shop in SoHo: Min New York

New York’s SoHo neighborhood draws mixed feelings from me. The real estate is phenomenal, the shopping is outstanding, the restaurants are adorable, the cobble stones are charming, but the people… while the people can be so frustrating. I know it’s the city, and I signed up to live here, and yes it can really be … Continue reading

Review: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation

Review: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation

It’s a cold and blustery night in New York City, so rather than walk Leopold, go to the gym, or be otherwise productive, I thought I’d finally write for my holy grail foundation: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation.¬†For my dry/sensitive skin, this stuff is simply perfect. Genius. If you haven’t heard of it before, … Continue reading

Wow, the past 7 months sure flew by

Wow, the past 7 months sure flew by

So, it’s been a little while. No sense in pretending my resolution to blog more frequently went well, because it didn’t. Ah well, I’m getting back on the horse as they say. You may be wondering where I’ve been – it’s unlikely, but I’m an optimist. The past half year has been really hard. And … Continue reading

A baby shower in a studio apartment

A baby shower in a studio apartment

Because it’s New York, so why wouldn’t I offer to host 30 people in my brownstone studio loft apartment? Lucky for me, the event on Sunday was a success, and mother and baby were well celebrated. This whole thing with my friends starting to have babies has really got me thinking. It feels like a … Continue reading

The end of our MBA era

The end of our MBA era

I’m mourning the end of an era today – Paul’s last day of class at Columbia Business School. The MBA years sure have treated us well: 2,900 mile drive across the country, 525 sq. ft. apartment in Manhattan, 7 full days of orientation flare, 100s of recruiting events, 10 weeks in banking, 4 black tie … Continue reading

A few changes here at BeautyInTheBigCity

A few changes here at BeautyInTheBigCity

When I first decided I was ready to blog, my universe revolved around beauty (I was working in beauty PR), and I was relatively new to Manhattan. Well, things have changed. I still love beauty (obsessively love, and Paul gets nervous every time he sees a Sephora/Barneys bag in the house that our bank account … Continue reading

Welcome to the family, Leopold!

Welcome to the family, Leopold!

And with that wrinkled face and oversized ears, Leo has taken his place in the household. We couldn’t be more pleased with his arrival, and his remarkable adjustment to life in the big city. He hasn’t made a single accident in the house yet! (Knock wood) He is settling in beautifully, and I will keep … Continue reading