Staying connected with Verizon at home & on the go!

This pandemic hit us out of nowhere. I know that many of us have been struggling to adjust to working from home for the first time ever.  Many are also juggling home schooling their children at the same time.  Our home has become a refuge from the storm, a place to feel safe and secure, while also maintaining our livelihoods.  I feel fortunate to have worked from home before this crisis hit, but never before has it been more important to maintain communication and connection with the outside world, while “staying at home.” That’s why I am so grateful that I have never had to worry about my internet connection.  I’ve been using Verizon Fios for years, and have always felt confident that I would never lose my connection during important calls.  

My place of “zen”, a refuge from the storm. I love working at home from my cozy kitchen. With Verizon Fios, I get connection everywhere in the house, even outside on my roof!

I will be honest, I have never done so many zoom calls in my life before. I am sure you haven’t either. I have been using my computer not only for work, but also for other activities such as workout classes and singing lessons, all via zoom. The connection and fast speed that I get with Verizon Fios is second to none, and has never let me down. It means a lot to be able to trust a network like this, especially when this has been my only way to connect with the outside world during these past 6 months.

I was never able to work outside on my NYC rooftop before switching to Verizon Fios! Their connection is second to none, and it’s super fast even from right outside my apt!
When you work from home, your office is anywhere you want it to be!

I am not the only one in my household who has been working from home. My husband does also.  He’s a writer, and voice over artist who counts on Verizon Fios for his meetings, zoom calls, and for a fast connection when sending over his various recordings. There is a lot at stake in the entertainment industry, and not having a good connection could mean someone else getting the job, simply because you don’t have the tools to perform and complete the projects to the best of your ability.  He’s so grateful that his internet connection is not something that he’s ever had to worry about. 

My husband Chris working from home editing his stand up comedy setlist. He counts on Verizon for all his zoom calls and meetings with managers and bookers.

My mobile phone service is also something that I depend on. I work from my phone, I take photos, video, and live stream all for work. If my service is spotty, that can spell disaster in my industry. I have never had to worry with Verizon.

Facetiming and zoom calls from my phone are possible from anywhere I want with Verizon!

I’ve also been taking the time to showcase local businesses that have reopened in my neighborhood since this pandemic, as well as my favorite restaurants that are doing everything they can to stay afloat in these hard times. Without my Verizon service, I’m not sure if I would have been able to capture as much as I have while outside and on the go!

Me and Cosmo out shopping in our neighborhood, and using my amazing Verizon service to take photos and videos of local shops and eateries!



My best friend Debbie and I eating outside at one of my local restaurants that reopened after Covid, Victory Garden Cafe in Astoria.
I’m so grateful to be able to showcase local businesses during this unprecedented time using Verizon Wireless and home internet!
The best part of my mobile service? I can work from my phone from ANYWHERE! Even outdoor cafes and restaurants! Verizon truly is the best network!
Tired of working from inside? No problem with Verizon mobile and internet! I can literally do zoom calls from my NYC rooftop! That’s a benefit I will never take for granted!

During the month of September, Verizon is offering a unique opportunity. Now would be the perfect time to try out this amazing service at an incredible rate! You can see for yourself the difference a trusted network like his can make in your life! 

Seriously, now has never been a better time to switch to the best network available! New customers can get Mobile plus Home internet service for $79.99/month!  Offer expires 9/30.  Also, you have flexibility to Mix & Match plans – pay for what you want!

Save $15/mo on Verizon Wireless Start Unlimited and Save $15/mo on Fios 200/200 Mbps Home Internet! Such a low price for impeccable service and speed! And remember you save when you sign up for both!

***And, bonus, if you sign up before Sept 30th, you will also get Hulu and Disney Plus free for one year! Perfect for all your binge watching during quarantine! Don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself! CLICK HERE to read more about this amazing offer!! Follow me on Instagram, and check out my stories for more info!  #Verizon #BrandPartner #MobileAndHome

Snakeskin Details

Snakeskin is hot this Fall, and I’m in LOVE with these pink ankle boots from Alice + Olivia. Scroll below for details, and for similar styles! xoxo

Bag: Gucci, Boots: Alice & Olivia Similar ones HERE by Marc Fisher– love these! Also, these Paris Texas ones are amazing, and I love THESE too!

Time for leopard

Tomorrow is October 1st, and that means it’s time to start shopping for new Fall boots! Leopard has always been my favorite, and I found some super great deals online! Everything is always on sale in the beginning of Fall and these styles below are a steal! Happy Shopping!

I absolutely live in these booties once the temperature drops! Shop similar styles below!
I want all of these!!! LINKS below!!!
These stunning leopard booties from ASOS are only $24 on sale! Link HERE!!!
Love the buckles on these! Click HERE to buy!
These boots are 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
These boots are also 30 percent off at J CREW with code MONDAY! Click HERE to shop!
I love the color of these! Another great buy at J Crew! 30 percent off with code MONDAY! Click HERE to buy them!
Leopard Winter boots?? Yes please!! Bring on the snow! Click HERE to shop!

Summertime… and the living’s easy…

It may be nearing the end of September, but it’s still 90 degrees in NYC!! I love cooler weather, but I’m not complaining about this gorgeous sunshine!

Stop and smell the flowers 🌺 🌷 🌼 #Gucci
Loving these rock t-shirts by Madeworn!

Jacket: BlankNYC, (similar HERE and HERE), Jeans: DL1961 (ON SALE!) , Shirt: Madeworn, Bag: Gucci, Sunglasses: Gucci, Sneakers: Vans

Beautiful Honolulu

As the weather gets cooler in NYC, I am really missing gorgeous Hawaii so much. We went there this past January for our honeymoon, and it was a dream. I posted a ton of photos to my blog previously, but there are a lot I left out, so I wanted to take a look back and post some shots of this gorgeous place that I missed. We drove to the top of Tantalus Lookout, and it was so worth it, the view was incredible! xo #Mahalo!

The view from the top of Tantalus Lookout was incredible!
If you ever travel to Hawaii, make sure you request a jeep in a poppin color from Advantage Rent-A-Car! I felt like a 90s Pop star! 🙂

Embroidered Denim Jacket by 3X1. (Similar jackets HERE, HERE and HERE.) Sunglasses: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Tie front t-shrit: Madewell, Necklace: Roxanne Assoulin, Jeans: DL1961. (THESE ARE BY FAR MY FAVORITE JEANS…EVER! The exact ones I am wearing are marked down on sale HERE too! And check out the rest of the DL1961 jeans on sale HERE at Saks Off 5th!)

End of Summer

Summertime…. and the living’s easy…..

I can’t believe it’s September! Summer literally flew by! We had a gorgeous 80 degree day today, and the flowers in the neighborhood are as vibrant and colorful as ever. I love the gorgeous porches in Astoria. I just couldn’t resist snapping a few pics. 🌹 My little sidekick Cosmo is always by my side. Follow him on Instagram at @CosmoTheYorkieNYC!

Follow Cosmo on Instagram! @CosmotheYorkieNYC

Hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Weekend!!!

Bracelets: Vita Fede, Jeans: DL1961, Sandals: Chanel, (Similar ones HERE and HERE), Sunglasses: Gucci, Top: Asos, Backpack: Chanel (Similar HERE)

Currently Craving: Summer Handbags

Bright colors, embellishment, and fun patterns… Summer calls for special bags! Nothing makes an outfit pop in the bright sunshine like a statement bag!!! Here’s some of my favorites below!

First row: (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra Bag

2- Dolce & Gabbana Medium Devotion Bag

3- The Volon Data Alice 2 Bag

Second row: (Left to right)

1- Coach 1941 Butterfly Callie bag

2- Nannacay Pom Pom bag

3- Gucci Arli Medium Shoulder bag

1- The Volon Basic Box bag

2- Gucci Mini metallic Marmont bag

3- Zac Posen Floral Crossbody bag

Second Row (Left to right)

1- Senreve The Mini Maestra bag

2- Saint Laurent Kate Jewel Studded Shoulder bag

3- Balenciaga Classic Mini City Leather Tote in metallic silver

Pink Palace of the Pacific…

My husband and I spent two weeks in Paradise, and didn’t want to come back home…


The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki… Otherwise known as the #PinkPalaceOfThePacific. It was the ultimate pink dream. I felt like I died and went to heaven, although I doubt heaven will even be this nice…

It was the perfect place to spend our Honeymoon.

Pink umbrellas cover tables accompanied by pink chairs… lining the private Waikiki Beach.

Every morning we ate breakfast at Surf Lanai while looking at the gorgeous water. They’re known for their pink pancakes, which in addition to being perfect for Instagram, also taste incredible.

When going to a pink hotel, it’s necessary to bring all your pink accessories, including my favorite pink Gucci Marmont bag. Shop more Gucci HERE and HERE.
Pink palace pancakes, and citrus eggs Benedict.
Closeup of the pink palace pancakes courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian.

My handsome husband and I enjoying our amazing breakfast by the water at Surf Lanai at The Royal Hawaiian. Sunglasses: Gucci
The grounds of The Royal Hawaiian are simply gorgeous.
Everything is pink here… the carpeting, the walls, the decor…

Lush greenery surround this pink oasis. (Can you spot Chris?)
Driving here felt like we were entering another world.

You can’t go to Hawaii without trying their amazing #ShaveIce! This one was vanilla soft serve topped with snowy ice, covered in mango and coconut syrup. Yummmmm!
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Gucci, Necklace: BaubleBar, Jeans: DL1961
Life is better with flowers in your hair 🌸🌸🌸
I love these floral leis, I am thinking of bringing the trend back to NYC… Maybe it will brighten up this gloomy weather 🤔😃
Sunglasses: Gucci, Bag: Phillip Lim, Sandals: Balenciaga (similar style HERE), Jeans: DL1961
Shopping in Honolulu. The shops here are incredible! It’s like they took 5th ave in NYC and transplanted it onto the most gorgeous Island in the world. Counting the days until I can go back… #ILoveHawaii
Bag: Gucci, Bracelet: Hermes, Sunglasses: Gucci
There’s no one else I would’ve wanted to go to this paradise with. Love you, Chris! Happy Honeymoon! Stay tuned for more Hawaii posts coming up!

xoxo
Julie

Cyber Monday! My holiday shopping picks under $100, $250, and $500!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!!

 

Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, and I wanted to share my favorite holiday shopping picks! I have broken them up into categories to fit every budget! $100 and under, $250 and under, and $500 and under! Also, I wanted to pick items that were different, outside the box, and unexpected! Let me know what you think in the comments! And I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend! xoxo

Holiday Shopping Picks $100 and under

First Row from left to right:

  1. Diamond Love Ring (75 percent off!)
  2. Rouge Dior Jewel Edition Lipstick (Extra sparkly for the holidays! Great stocking stuffer!)
  3. Shashi Jamie Hoop Earrings 

Second Row from left to right:

  1. Handmade Chanel Trays (Perfect for decorating your home, and customizable with whatever you want them to say!)
  2. Polo Men’s Bear Logo Hat 
  3. Party 2 Go Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone & Disco Ball (Perfect Holiday party gift!! Connects directly to any Bluetooth® device, the music comes out of the HD speakers and you can sing a long to your favorite song.)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. Rebecca Minkoff layered necklace (Perfect for holiday parties, dinners out, and everyday wear!)
  2. Pink portable tool kit (A compact, leather-bound case contains a tool set with 2 screwdrivers, long-nose pliers, interchangeable handle (4 sockets, 10 screwdriver bits, socket extension), tape measure, hammer, and flashlight.)
  3. Adidas Falcon Sneakers (Awesome take on the “dad sneaker”… Adidas outdid themselves with these awesome colors! Great price too!)

Holiday Shopping Picks $250 and under

First Row from left to right:

  1. Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses (This style has become a classic! These oversized frames look great on everyone! Perfect gift!)
  2. Santi Sequined Clutch (Love this festive rainbow pattern!)
  3. Sorel Tofino Boots (Literally the best winter snow boots! Warm, comfortable, and stylish!)

Second Row from left to right: 

  1. Agnelle Chloe Pearl Gloves (love the chic look of the pearls!)
  2. Jeffrey Campbell Wifi Trainers (Love the silver metallic, and super thick sole!)
  3. L’Objet Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4 (Super cute decorative plates to brighten any home! Great gift!)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. Fornasetti Fior di Lina Candle, 300g (For those who don’t want to give the typical candle as a gift, this one is a work of art!)
  2. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream, 1oz. (This is THE most luxurious cream, and anyone you give it to will love you forever! Trust!)
  3. Oscar De La Renta Linked Chain Bracelet (Perfect amount of glam, and on sale too!)

Holiday Shopping Picks $500 and under

Top Row from left to right: 
     1. La Montelliana “Margherita” metallic leather boot. (Elevate your warm shearling                 winter boots with this gold metallic finish! Perfect way to brighten gloomy winter days!)
     3. Estee Lauder Modern Muse All Grown Up Perfume Compact by Monica Rich     Kosann (The coolest perfume compact I have ever seen!)
Second Row from left to right:
      1. Jay Strongwater Juliet Butterfly Trinket Tray (Perfect to store all your holiday jewelry!)
      2.  Rag & Bone Chapka Shearling Hat (Winter is coming, and this hat will keep you warm!)

      3. See by Chloe Eileen Flat Shearling Boots (LOVE these! I have them in the heel version too, click HERE!)

Third Row from left to right:

  1. SAM Stars Freestyle Bomber Jacket (Super cute update on the winter bomber!)
  2. GUCCI GG Marmont Matelasse Card Case (So luxurious, and I LOVE this in this special green color!)
  3. Rebecca Minkoff Turner Coat (Leopard is hot right now, and this warm coat is the perfect statement coat for winter!)