Let’s Change The World

Let’s Change The World

Happy Earth Day!

I’m very excited to have had a post published on Elite Daily today titled, How To Not Feel Insignificant When Trying To Fight Global Climate Change.” Woooo! I’m a huge proponent of helping the environment. From using reusable bags (not just when grocery shopping, but for ANY shopping!) and avoiding plastic utensils, to unplugging unused cords (your chargers are still using energy even if there’s no phone/laptop/camera plugged into them!) and turning off lights — there are so many small steps we can take to ensure a long life for planet Earth.

This world can be really shitty at times, but let’s all take a second to remember how beautiful it can be too.

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Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, y’all! The book I just finished is called Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani. My grandma recently gave me a HUGE bag of books that my grandpa said “even the library wouldn’t take.” hahaha

p.s. my grandma is fab, just look at her–

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So naturally, she gave all the books to me. And inside that bag was BCH. I read it having no idea that it was actually a sequel to a book called, Big Stone Gap. Even so, I enjoyed the story and image1would recommend it. Filled with funny friendships, marriage drama, love, loss and a trip to Italy – this book definitely kept me entertained.

Thoughts? What should I read next? Let me know!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, y’all! It’s nearly the weekend, the weather’s warming up (YAY!) and I’m currently reading Earnest by Kristin Von Kreisler.

IMG_5090A quick read, this 288 page book is about a couple bound together by the love of a dog (yes, Earnest) – cheesy, predictable and sappy as expected. Is it my favorite book ever? No. But it’s a good read for any dog lover/romantic at heart.

Thoughts? What should I read next? Let me know!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book. One of my goals in life is to have my very own adorable home library — like this lovely one I just found on Google.

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One day. Anyways, I figured I’d share with y’all what I’m reading each Wednesday. I’m making it a thing. Last night I read this book (see below) in its entirety. It’s crazy weird and funny and such a page-turner, I can’t help but recommend it. Buy it, love it and let me know what you think.

IMG_5041Enjoy the rest of the week!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Instagram Spotlight: @EatingNYC

Instagram Spotlight: @EatingNYC

I love perusing Instagram, living [and eating] vicariously through all of the colorful, flavorful looking posts. I came across a fellow native New Yorker, Alexa Mehraban, who has quite the passion for food. Since starting @EatingNYC in January 2014, this fabulous foodie has garnered a following of over 78,000 Instagram users! I reached out to her via email and she was kind enough to answer a few Q’s.


Where did the inspiration to start @EatingNYC come from?

AM: I was a food writer at the time, which really piqued my interest in the NYC dining scene. Naturally, I was trying a lot of new restaurants and sharing photos on Instagram, which led to the creation of my Instagram account and blog.

What do you attribute your large following to?

AM: A lot of things. Most importantly, I think I’ve created a following of users who trust and value my opinion. My followers visit @EatingNYC for a mix of everything: a first look at NYC’s hottest new restaurants, recommendations for their next dinner, and of course, delicious food porn. By creating a brand people love and can relate to, I’ve created a growing fan-base of food lovers from NYC all the way to Australia.

Are all of the posts your own?

AM: All of my posts are my own, unless it’s the occasional “regram” of another photo tagged with #EATINGNYC.

You post so many delicious looking foods, but do you have a favorite that stands out?

AM: That’s a tough one. Some of my favorite foods include sushi, hamburgers and pasta – I love a good pappardelle ragu.

Is there any food you absolutely don’t like or won’t try?

AM: Nope, I’ll eat just about anything!


While Alexa’s Instagram is definitely worth a visit, you should check out her blog too! She has a restaurant rating system for spots in NYC as well as a few in the Hamptons. The highest rating listed [9.8] is a tie between Carbone and, the bakery that put cronuts on the map, Dominique Ansel.

Many thanks to Alexa! Happy eating, y’all!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie