Articles by: Laysha Duran

by / on February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm / in Home Sweet Home

udoq: The Docking Station You Need For Your Gadgets

I am the type of person that has the basics when it comes to technology: my phone, laptop, and DSLR camera. I do not get too fancy when it comes to the newest products except if it makes my life easier or complements my other gadgets. Since I am always on the go when it comes to my full time job […]

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by / on February 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm / in The Twisted Library

Meteor Shower, by Anne Whitehouse, Is a Collection of Emotion-Provoking Poetry

I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful poetry reading late last year. It is great to see that with technology changing so much around us, that the arts are still a big part of our community. I personally feel that we should support the arts more, and specifically, the artists themselves. The event I attended featured a poetry reading celebrating the […]

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by / on January 30, 2017 at 11:55 am / in The Twisted Library

Delving Into the Poetry of Daniel Shapiro

I had a chance to attend a book party celebrating the publication of two new poetry collections. The book launch for Woman at the Cusp of Twilight by Daniel Shapiro and Meteor Shower by Anne Whitehouse took place at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism  late last year. Not only was I able to listen to the authors read […]

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by / on January 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm / in Home Sweet Home

Molly’s Suds is Your Secret Weapon to Bright & Clean Clothes

There are those that hate doing their laundry and then there are those like me, that actually enjoy when laundry day rolls around. In my opinion, laundry day constitutes one of the easiest chores to do where you have the opportunity to have some time to yourself and reflect. The one thing that makes it even better? Finding that one […]

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by / on November 8, 2016 at 11:15 am / in Get Cultured

Discover the Trendiest Venues with Heat App

Apps have completely changed the way that we communicate, eat, travel, and even sleep. There is an app out there for any and everything right now. New York City is the “City That Never Sleeps” and for a good reason. The main reason being that there are so many things to do in New York City, even a native New Yorker […]

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by / on October 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Happy Hour Monster Makes It Easy to Booze and Chill

Working in New York, there are always those days when you plan a girl’s night out, or a night out with the coworkers and sometimes it is a little difficult to find the perfect bar. Not only is it tough to find the perfect spot, but even harder is scoring a good deal. We now have an app for nearly […]

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by / on October 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm / in The Twisted Library

Growing, Learning and a Happy Ending

Tia Shurina details some of the most poignant and important relationships that have changed her in her recent memoir. In Everything and a Happy Ending, Tia details her relationships with three of the most important men in her life: her father, her ex-husband, and her relations with Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond. One of the main things that I […]

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by / on September 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Donovan Green’s Chair Workouts App Makes Working Out Easy & Convenient

We always make resolutions during the beginning of the year, whether it’s to save money or lose weight, we somehow lose track of those resolutions. One of the reasons why is because we need that extra push or we need to change the way that we do what we need to do to achieve those resolutions. When it comes to […]

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by / on June 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

PopBliss: The First Ever Luxury Pop Up Wedding

If you have ever seen some of those reality shows that are geared towards brides and grooms, then you know how stressful it can be to plan a wedding and make sure that everything goes off without a hitch. While I may not be engaged, I always find myself tuning in and sometimes even binge-watching shows like Say Yes to […]

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by / on May 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm / in Blushing Beaut

Swork Your Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

I have never really been a believer in fitness apps, or the Instagram and Facebook videos that show you easy-to-do workout routines. I am an old fashioned type of girl, which means you can probably find a Taebo VHS tape somewhere in the back of my closet. After gaining a bunch of unwanted weight last year, I decided that this year I needed to […]

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