Monday, October 28, 2019

Gracefully You: Jenna Dewan's Book Launch at Mr Purple

By: Finance Foodie

Last week, I attended a lunch hosted by The Mom's, a modern motherhood group, and Spin Master toys (best known for their adorable Hatchimals eggs) celebrating superstar dancer / actress Jenna Dewan's new book Gracefully You.  The event was held at the LES hotspot Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar located in the Hotel Indigo known for its outdoor pool and hip patrons.
I had been wanting to check out Mr. Purple for a while now, as my younger and cooler co-workers constantly rave about their weekends at joint, so I thought this was the perfect excuse to visit. I really love the loft like space, the abundance of seating options both indoor and outside (because who wants to stand for hours on end) and the industrial yet artistic feel.  While I probably didn't get the full experience of the bustling nightlife crowd, there was something refreshing about talking babies with the mom influencers, mocktail in hand, under the disco ball, with a expansive view of downtown Manhattan.
Loft Like Space
During the Q&A session with The Moms (Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein), Jenna, who is currently expecting her second child, gracefully (pun intended!) answered questions about her current pregnancy (she's more tired and nauseated this time around) and discussed how to feel better, focus on what’s important, and maintain a sense of balance while juggling the demands of life (sounds like everyone who lives in NYC needs to read this book!). She even busted out a dance move with The Moms - impressive especially when you are carrying another human in your belly!
Jenna Dewan with The Moms (photo credit:, by Jonathan Breton)
At the end of the event, all the attendees were gifted Jenna's book and some Hatchimals toys to take home. After the inspirational and fun interview, I cannot wait to read more of Jenna's mantras and tips for living your best life!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Noodles and More at Pasta Eater New York City

By: Finance Foodie

This past weekend, the Mister and I found ourselves hungry, cold and wet from the rain in the Union Square are during lunch hour. We were going to head back home but then found ourselves passing by Pasta Eater, a newly opened Italian bistro that specialize in a variety of authentic Italian pasta dishes made with their freshly made (in-house) pasta. As the restaurant looked so cozy and inviting versus the dreary weather outside, we decided to sample the goods and head on in.
Pasta Eater 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Top 6 Costume Ideas for this Halloween to Pair with your Favorite Glasses!

By: Finance Foodie, in partnership with SmartBuyGlasses

Spooky Season is upon us, which means two things for me; binge-watching Hocus Pocus and Halloween!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dining Around the River at SHARE's A Second Helping of Life 2019 Tasting Event

By: Finance Foodie

SHARE, the New York City-based national nonprofit that supports the community of women affected by ovarian and breast cancer and their loved ones, celebrated its 16th Anniversary of A Second Helping of Life this past Monday evening at the gorgeous Chelsea Piers' Pier 60 event space.

Mushroom Chorizo dish from La Palapa Cocina Mexicana 

Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City Roundup

By: Finance Foodie

It's that time of the year again - a gathering of fine food purveyors from all over the world descending on the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan for the 2019 Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show!
During this three day event, we saw (and obviously tasted) thousands of food items - here are some of the highlights - from sweet to savory!

Monday, March 18, 2019

It's a Meat Feast: Boston Market's New Rotisserie Brisket and Prime Rib

By: Finance Foodie

Growing up, Boston Market was known as my spot for some juicy and tender rotisserie chicken (plus all the fabulous fixings on the side, especially that to-die-for cornbread). But now I hear they have expanded their offerings to the other white meat - beef!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Best Non-ChexSystems Bank Accounts 2019

By: Finance Foodie, in Partnership with ChexSystems

There are banks who do not allow customers that have been banned from other financial institutions to deposit or make savings with them. You may wonder how they get to detect such people. Banks make use of chexsystem to track the checking history of account applicants. Most records stay very long on the ChexSystem and it is quite impossible to go without a savings or a checking account for a very long period of time.
But there are still reputable banks that do not use ChexSystems to qualify their customers. There are some that will still run the records but offer you second chance banking.
There are several options available for you to choose from and they all have their different perks. The following are some of the best kind of accounts operated by these banks.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco Roundup

By: Irene Yang

In the wake of CES in Las Vegas comes the CES of culinary delight—the Specialty Food Association's 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show! Companies big and small, from multinational health food companies, to mom-and-pop popcorn makers, to Brazilian Cheese Bread makers trying to make in the USA gather to showcase their unique take on taste.

Here’s some of the more innovative products we saw: