Author: NikkiOnTheDaily

My COVID-19 Journal

March 16 Day 1: The first official day of the COVID-19 lockdown looks like this: I’m in my house, sending emails, watching the news periodically, and wondering how many people it takes to clear a grocery store (which I have’t yet attempted going to). For me, currently on Long Island, it’s the first day all non-essential

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“Be a Lady” ?

    Over eight million views, and counting, the video “Be a Lady, They Said” created by Girls. Girls. Girls. Magazine has gone viral, and rightfully so. Cynthia Nixon’s two and a half minute monologue, words written by Camille Rainville, is paired with powerful imagery, just watch for yourselves. But what is the real message? In essence, the monologue

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In Conversation: Well + Good

Is calorie counting so last year? On Tuesday, March 3rd STORY at Macy’s hosted Melisse Gelula, co-founder of Well+Good, and a panel of nutrition experts to discuss the new era of eating.  In conversation was Ali Maffucci, Founder + CEO of Inspiralized, registered dietitian Molly Knauer, and Doctor of Behavioral Nutrition Chinara Tate. Together, the women debunked the

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Overcoming Regret To Succeed

One of the most common misattributed Mark Twain quotes reads, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” While those wise words actually belong to another American author, Harriett Jackson Brown Jr., no matter who said them, the quote lives on

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DJ CHEF Heats Up Your Bachelorette

The East End has long been Long Island’s go to destination for all things vacation, and that includes bachelorette parties. It’s a quick ride from NYC and during the cooler months a lot of properties become vacant, making them cost effective options for weekend renters. But during the summer months renting a house alone can come

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Going Big At Big SNOW

There are a few things New Jersey is known for — its diners, “The Sopranos,” Bruce Springsteen, and MetLife Stadium, to start. But, now the Garden State has fresh new bragging rights with the first indoor real-snow ski and snowboard park in North America. Big SNOW, which is operated by Snow Operating, the same team

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A Northerners Advice To Charleston Women

Charleston, I love you. You’re beautiful. I loved walking down your cobble streets, exploring the tombstones of Unitarian Church Graveyard, and photographing your iconic homes. I loved your food and your coffee shops. I even loved Upper King Street at the drunken hour as frat boys left one of the several CBD shops (or were

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Cheers to You, Asheville

“There’s no competition because we aren’t like that here. We each have our own thing and everyone gets it. There’s plenty of tourism to go around,” an employee of Green Man brewery commented of the 11.1 million annual visitors to Buncombe County in North Carolina. On my recent trip to Asheville, a popular tourism town

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Sweet! Dessert Places That Deliver

It’s 8 PM and you just finished dinner. As you’re cleaning the kitchen, drying the dishes, suddenly, a craving hits. You recall strolling through New York City, or even Jersey City, and coming across that bakery. It was delicious, mouth-watering, and right now you wish you could be back in that moment again for one

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Love Coffee, Love People

Since the mid-1600s coffee shops have been cultural hubs for connectivity, a place to unwind and think. As the centuries have rolled on the technology may have changed but the allure of a cozy café remains prevalent. Hybrid Coffee + Kitchen is the newest coffee shop to open in the Jersey City area, at 110 Cambridge

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