Articles by: Amanda Mactas

by / on February 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm / in The Twisted Library

Navigating Adolescence in Speed of Life

Reading is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I especially love reading books that are outside my comfort zone. A nice, quick read is always a fun way to start the new year, so this January I read Speed of Life by Carol Weston. While this book is more geared towards teens and pre-teens, I still enjoyed reading it. Author […]

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by / on January 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Improve Your Sleep with One Simple Tool

As someone who struggles with sleep, any and everything that can help is a blessing. A few months ago, I was invited to the unveiling of SleepScore Labs‘ first consumer product, the SleepScore MAX, and I’ve been using it religiously ever since. Brought to you by ResMed, Dr. Oz and Pegasus Capital Advisors, SleepScore Labs brought together some of the […]

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by / on January 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

A Winter Weekend Getaway to Lake Placid

My ideal vacation is hopping on a plane and getting somewhere warm. Tropical, desert, beach, lake, whatever it may be, it’s gotta be hot. Especially if you’re planning on a winter getaway, heading some place where you don’t have to bundle up is certainly appealing. But I always like to get a little bit out of my comfort zone and […]

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by / on January 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm / in Food For Thought

Make Sure to Check Out This International Steak House

Tudor City might not be known as a hopping location to spend a night out, but now its residents have something to look forward to, and other city dwellers have a reason to head there. Tudor City Steakhouse is a next generation steakhouse that popped up this past Fall. Making it stand apart from other city steakhouses is its ode […]

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by / on December 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm / in Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night In: Poppy Popcorn Seasonal Treats

This awkward time of year in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve can leave people wondering what to do if they aren’t in the office. Plus, many adults are left wondering whether to forge on with the holiday spirit or get back to business as usual. We opt for the former! Why not milk the holidays for all their worth?! […]

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by / on December 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm / in Bottoms Up

The Best Way to Spread Holiday Cheer…is with Cocktails!

Like, do we really need to explain this one? Whip up one, or all, of these festive cocktails this holiday season and be sure to thank us. Run Run Rudolph (Courtesy of Galliano Ristretto Coffee Liquer) 1.5 oz. Blanco Tequila 0.5 oz. Galliano Ristretto Coffee Liqueur 6 oz. Cold Hot Chocolate** **23 g. Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate (1 packet) **6 […]

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by / on December 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm / in Home Sweet Home

The Best Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Chocolates are the typical go-to to fill up stockings for the holidays. But why stop there? It’s nice to be surprised with something a little more innovative and exciting in your stocking. These are some of our favorite items to gift this season! A great way to add some cheer to a stocking is with some alcohol. Half-Seas Cocktail Cans […]

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by / on December 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Treat Yo Self: A Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon and there’s still shopping to be done! If you still need some gift ideas for your loved ones, or if you need some ideas to send to mom and dad for yourself, we have some of our favorite pampering products for the holidays. Anyone who’s into wellness will love our top picks — from fitness gear […]

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by / on December 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm / in Food For Thought

Burger and Lobster 2.0

Back in 2015 Burger and Lobster opened up shop in Chelsea to much success. The premise was simple: for $20, you could choose between a burger, lobster roll or lobster. And the equation was so popular that they’ve now opened up a new location in Bryant Park, and it’s bigger and better than the original. Patrons of the restaurant enter […]

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by / on December 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm / in Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home: Holiday Gift Guide

  Home is where the heart is. Some make yours completely YOU! Or help others realize what their home is missing. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products for the home to make holiday shopping a breeze. Tempur-Pedic is known for their high-quality sleep solutions and we love the TEMPUR-Embrace Pillow ($99), which is ideal for any sleep position. […]

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