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4 Easy Steps to Create my Thanksgiving Table in a Small Space

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and you are probably starting to think about food shopping, cooking, and decorating your table (or eating if you aren't in charge of any of those things). Though I will be with my DNA family for the holidays, I celebrated the big day with my "NYC Family" last week. If you think you don't have enough room in your apartment to host such a gala - think again. With some creative placement of furniture (I used my couch as dining seats on one side) and a few fold out tables, I fit 12 people in my New York City 1 bedroom apartment. Yes, you can do that too.As you scramble to prep...here are some of the cute ideas you can steal from my Thanksgiving Dinner Table.

Tunnel Your Way to the Affordable Art Fair…

On the heels of the most successful US Fair to date, The Affordable Art Fair returns to The Tunnel this October to celebrate its fourth fall edition in New York City. Over 16,000 attendees purchased over $4 million worth of artwork at the Spring 2013 edition (WOW!), and the fall Fair promises to again deliver a smartly curated showcase of original contemporary art within reach of the everyday New Yorker.

Never Forget: 9-11-2001

“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” -Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City

#NYFW My Beauty Survival Kit

With Fashion Week in full swing, I have been flooded with how I am surviving (it is Saturday night at 11:48 pm - does that answer your question - I am working!). But thankfully, my beauty stash is helping to keep me bright eyed and bushy tailed, as I live the life of a crazy little lifestyle blogger - during New York Fashion Week.I present you with with a peek into my fashion week beauty arsenal:
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Affordable Art Fair Rolls into NYC this April…

Affordable and art don't normally go hand in hand, but it does when you are walking the corridors of this annual event. The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 - $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000. The Fair offers unique programming including a wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions, kids’ activities and more.
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Casa de Costa…Paul Solberg’s Military Time Machine

when invited to the very exclusive reception for the work of Paul Solberg at Casa de Costa in Lower Manhattan a weeks ago, the only thing my jaw did was support the smile that came across my face. I have heard the rumbles about this trendy penthouse atelier and have been yearning to be one of the lucky few to be added to their prominent guest list. Well, it finally happened. And what I saw, was nothing short of brilliance.
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EVENT ALERT: The Dork Knight @ Under St. Marks NYC

Attention BATMAN ADDICTS, FANS and SUPERHEROS ALIKE...An exclusive and very limited (5 day) showing of the Dork Knight is coming to Under St. Marks in NYC, starring famed comedic genius (and #1 Batman fan) Jason O'Connell. Get your tickets NOW, they are selling out fast. You can thank me later!
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Cool Peep(s) of the Week: The Gentlemen of Reserved for Rondee

WHO IS ARE THESE "COOL PEEPS": RESERVED FOR RONDEE What do you get when you mix 5 NYC men, a roomful of instruments, a distinctly unique sound, a passion for music and, oh, did I mention five very handsome men already? What you have is the Manhattan based indie band Reserved for Rondee…an exhilarating rock-melodic treat for your soul. If you are looking for the hottest addition to the NYC music scene – look no further. You have found it. I am the officially the "un-official" President of their fan club...