The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat



In Love in New York: Brunch! Brunch! Brunch!

Weekend To Do List:

  1. Pick up prescriptions at Duane Reade.
  2. Schedule ConEd payment.
  3. Plan brunch.

It is a widely popular phenomenon across the globe, and brunch in New York City is no different. It is a staple. After a beautiful brunch cruise this past Saturday with The Man, I wanted to take a look back on my brunch experiences in the Big Apple.

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Our Nearly Missed Date Night at the Botanical Gardens

Scheduling life will never be the same once your man is in the fire or police department. This is a consistently heard lesson across blogs and unsolicited advice. Fathers miss recitals, school plays, teacher meetings, championship games, and other important family gatherings because of the job.

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In Love in New York: First Impressions

While I was on my routine visit to Astoria Bookshop, I came across a book that grabbed my attention: In Love in New York: A Guide to the Most Romantic Destinations in the Greatest City in the World (Rizzoli) by Caitlin Leffel and Jacob Lehman.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

So much of being the partner of a firefighter or police officer is enjoying the time that you have and not just worrying about their safety.

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Public Displays of Affection

Affection is something that has always brought me happiness and comfort. From a very young age, I thrived when I was cuddled, kissed, and loved. I haven’t lost it, but I’ve grown aware of the fact that our culture doesn’t embrace affection the way we should.

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Flirting Versus Sexual Harassment

Hollaback had recently had this young woman walk around New York City for ten hours, wearing a black tee and black jeans. In ten hours she received more than 100 catcalls.

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Stop with the Violence. Down with the Hate.

Thirteen years ago, I was a sophomore in high school. Walking through the halls of my high school in Clarkstown, New York, I remember grabbing my flute from my locker to head to band when a childhood friend told me what had happened. Everything changed after that. Community members lost family and friends, nighttime football games were cancelled because flood lights were donated to ground zero, candlelight vigils became regular occurrences.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Smile at a Stranger

My alarm went off this morning and I could hear the cars whizzing across the rain-slick street. The wind rustled the trees, and small spring rain droplets hit my bedroom window. The sun, tired from pushing through rain clouds, used its last bits of energy to sneak through my curtain, casting a dim golden glow across my room.

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