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Holidays

Hey Everyone,

As the holidays quickly surpass us one more year, I thought I would tell you a little about mine. For me Holidays mean spending time with friends and family I don’t really get to see. Christmas Eve I was able to spend some quality time with some amazing friends. We had prime rib and huge king crab legs that were the size of me, and even more delicious food that you can imagine. I watched my first Raider game and learned about football, which secretly I still know nothing about I was too busy eating dessert. Then on Christmas I spent more time with friends and family. I first had brunch at my house with my brother, mom, and dad. My mom made waffles and bacon and we had fruits and cookies, it was so perfect. Then we opened presents, I received tons of Kate spade stuff ( but I mean common did you expect anything else from me ) and books this year. I asked for so many books which is so hard now because I don’t know what to read first because they are all so good! So one day I start one then I start another and I go back and forth till I finish them. Then we spent the rest of the day at my grandmas and my friends. We laughed like crazy and ate more then any of us could fit. My cousin Justine got this pie game from one of my other cousins. So we tried to sit at the table and play roulette with this game and see who gets whip cream in the face but no one was truly willing to sit there. It was one of the best holidays I ever had. I barely ever get to spend time with all my family like that and to be all together made me extremely happy.

untitledOh and this is fluff my bunny in his ugly Christmas sweater, he loved all his presents as well. (Haha)

Happy New Year,

Kailee

2016 Goals

Hey everyone,

So as the holidays are quickly leaving us already the new year approaches us. This year I decided its a year about me , I am going to travel, I am going to work harder then ever at my job, I am going to get straight A’s , oh and did I mention travel?! So far I have planned/ in the process of planning 5 trips I have been saving for this forever and I simply cant wait.

My first trip in January is Killington Vermont.

killington-grand-resortBesides loving to snow board and ski I was also born not to far from here and love visiting. I have family there and even though I have lived in New Jersey longer then I did there it will always feel like home when I return. I will be venturing on a three day ski trip with friends while staying in a hotel right on the mountain.

Then in February… its a girls trip to…. NEW ORLEANS !!

untitledMy two best friends and I are venturing our way to Mardi Gras the day after that is. Mardi Gras never seems to die down here and its ten times cheaper if you leave the day after. So we are staying for two days to immerse ourselves in rich new Orleans culture.

Then for my 22 birthday in June we are going to…. you guessed it, VEGAS

The Strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America - getty creative

I have always wanted to go here not just to gamble but to see all the attractions and different architecture that you cant find anywhere else.

Lastly I am planning a cruise with a bunch of my friends for graduation, even though I graduate in December everyone will be graduating next semester. ( Man time flies) So we decided to have one last trip before we all go off to our real jobs and cant take off time for a while.

2016 is going to be such an amazing year , and this is only the beginning of it!

What are your plans?

Kailee

Why FIT?

With finals and stress, you often think “why do I do this to myself,” or “why did I pick this school.”  The anxiety of finals can put a lot of strain on our minds and thoughts and it’s very easy to give up.  That is why I’m taking the time to reflect on why I chose FIT in the first place.

  • It is one of the most prestigious schools in the world
  • The professors at FIT have to work in the industry before teaching, therefore having real world experiences and connections to help students like you
  • The campus takes up a single block and doesn’t require travel time to get from class to class or building to building
  • There are high expectations of the school and the students that graduate
  • FIT is located in the greatest city in the world that is filled with endless opportunities
  • FIT is more affordable than any of the competitor schools located in New York City
  • FIT’s class sizes are small and can provide me with one on one attention from my professors
  • FIT will provide me with an education to succeed

Why did you pick FIT?

Ashley

Staying Focused

Once winter break hits, I know that all we want to do is sit around and watch endless hours of Friends, The Mindy Project, and Orange is the New Black.  While these endless hours are much deserved, the second the spring semester rolls around, it only seems harder and harder to get back into the swing of things.  Here are some of my tips that I’m going to follow this break so that I don’t fall into a slump:

  1. Try to read 3 new books.  With our winter break being exceptionally long (not complaining), there is enough time to pick up some of the best sellers of the season.  Whether that means sitting in your local bookstore for a few hours every now and again or checking books out from your local library, it’ll feel good to keep your wheels turning.
  2. Write down your goals.  With all the high pressure of setting goals for the new year, you can easily say them outloud or think about them, but seeing your own goals in your handwriting makes all the difference.  Set long terms goals, seasonal goals, and semester goals.  Be realistic, but also push yourself outside of your comfort zone.
  3. Pursue a different subject.  While this can easily be applied to #1, learn about subjects that you are interested in outside of your major.  It is easy to get caught up in the craziness of school, but learning outside of your major can help you understand your relevant subject more easily or look at it from a different, newfound perspective.

You’ll be good to go once January rolls around!  Happy winter break!

Brunch Time

As you know, New York is known for many things, including its food.  Within the NY food scene, you have your specialty bakeries and pizza joints, but there is something so unique about the New York brunch scene.  It is a big weekend event, the end all, be all of food pictures and the ultimate dining experience.  I’m here to give you the top brunch places in the city:

  • Sarabeth’s
    • The very talked about restaurant from Gossip Girl doesn’t disappoint.  While the food can be a little pricey, it surely does not disappoint.  With many locations throughout the city, you’d think you wouldn’t have to wait too long, but make sure you give yourself enough time to wait for a table.
    • Must try: Classic Eggs Benedict
    • http://sarabethsrestaurants.com/
  • Egg Shop – 151 Elizabeth St.
    • If you are all about eggs, this is the place to go.  The options are seriously endless and you’ll become a frequent visitor.  There’s really no bad time to have anything egg related especially if it’s in the form of Egg Shop’s Spandex Bowl or Reformer Sandwich
    • Must try: Scrambler Bowl
    • http://www.eggshopnyc.com/
  • Alice’s Tea Cup
    • Attention all pastry and tea enthusiasts, this is the place for you.  From the MASSIVE scones to the pots of tea and decorations, this is every child’s dream restaurant.  There can often be a wait since the locations are fairly small, however you can always take a scone to go!
    • Must try: Alice’s Curious French Toast
    • http://alicesteacup.com/
  • Pies ‘n’ Thighs
    • With 2 locations located in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg and a name like Pies ‘n’ Thighs, how can you resist this place?  While they are known for their desserts and chicken buckets, this place is an ideal restaurant for the group of friends that can never agree on where to eat.  There’s something for everyone.
    • Must try: Brunch Special – Chicken Fried Steak-n-Eggs
    • http://piesnthighs.com/
  • Cookshop
    • This famous restaurant located right near the Highline dishes up some of the best brunch food around.  It’s a perfect place for a large group because of all of the options and for a beautiful stroll along the Highline after you inhale everything that Cookshop has to offer.
    • Must try: Baked French Toast Griddle
    • http://cookshopny.com/

I hope you can find time to treat yourself to some of these spots before winter break is upon us!

Ashley