About Hillary

One part adventure loving beach girl, one part food enthusiast and all parts sassy describe our master planner and hostess extraordinaire, Hillary. If we are looking for an opinion or recommendation, Hillary is not shy and has a diverse résumé of expertise, including silk blouses, ice cream sandwiches, politics, gel manicures, bubbly drinks, biking, and Asian food, just to name a few! When she is not at work advising the youth of today, Hillary and her husband and urban exploration partner can be found trying new restaurants or planning their next international trip.

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Gay of Thrones is Ah-mazing… Even if You Don’t Watch Game of Thrones!

Gay of Thrones is Ah-mazing… Even if You Don’t Watch Game of Thrones!

I have to admit that I haven’t read the books, and I’ve fallen asleep about halfway through most of the episodes, so I only have surface-level knowledge of WTF is going on with this show. However, I do know funny when I see it, and GAY of Thrones brings the lulz. It is written and(…)

Salon Cocoro: Calgel Nail Art in Williamsburg FINALLY!

Salon Cocoro: Calgel Nail Art in Williamsburg FINALLY!

It’s really true: there is FINALLY a nail salon in Williamsburg that does epic nail art with Calgel polish, and it is called Salon Cocoro. You guys know we looooove us some Calgel manicures, and so obviously we were quite interested to check it out. Calgel in the ‘hood is something we’ve been waiting for(…)

They’re Coming… The Cicadas… and it Turns Out I’m Excited

They’re Coming… The Cicadas… and it Turns Out I’m Excited

Having grown up in the LBC, a place plagued by earthquakes, wildfires, and lackadaisical attitudes, but NOT cicadas, I was thoroughly shocked and disgusted when I learned about the billions and perhaps trillions of cicadas that are about to emerge from a 17 year slumber and unleash their hideousness upon us. Over the last couple(…)

Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert

Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert

Seldom do so many things that we power animals love come together and form like Voltron in one spectacular event, but it is happening on June 30th at Le Poisson Rouge with Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert. Why is this a perfect PA cocktail of love? Well, Anthony Wayne, a star of our(…)

There Are One Million Sample Sales Tempting Me.

There Are One Million Sample Sales Tempting Me.

It is spring sample sale time in the city! In the last few years I’ve been trying, with only partial success, to go for quality over quantity when it comes to clothing purchases. One way I’m attempting to make that happen is to NOT to spend all my money Zara (hard to do, I know),(…)

Cute Alert: The Pies ‘n Thighs Commercial!

Cute Alert: The Pies ‘n Thighs Commercial!

WELCOME TO PIES ‘N’ THIGHS! from Jazz & Fondue on Vimeo. Pies -n- Thighs made a commercial and it’s quite adorable! They have chickensss… they have biscuitssss… they have FUN! When you watch it and they say ‘just walk four blocks to South 4th and Driggs’ that’s because most people watch it at the newish(…)

Amber Coffman Gets Free with Major Lazer on Jimmy Fallon

Amber Coffman Gets Free with Major Lazer on Jimmy Fallon

I must have watched this video of Major Lazer + Amber Coffman (of the Dirty Projectors) performing their song “Get Free” on the Jimmy Fallon show (with the Roots band!) about 20 times over the weekend.  You might recognize this tune from PA Nicole’s Banger Report: Vol.2, Lady Party. The song is lovely, but it(…)

All the Things From A Thousand Picnics

All the Things From A Thousand Picnics

A perfect store full of small, adorable, and mystical things exists and it is called A Thousand Picnics. It has nothing you need and everything you want… and therefore must have. It is located across the street from Pies and Thighs (which if you haven’t seen their adorable commercial, watch it now!) and next door(…)

Creating Your Bed Palace: White Bedding = Superb Comfort!

Creating Your Bed Palace: White Bedding = Superb Comfort!

I don’t know who popularized the concept of creating a “bed palace” but it might be our very own PA Melissa! And yessss I’m going to reference that episode of SATC where Miranda is trying to make her bedroom more awesome and improve her ‘bed karma’ and is all ‘if you build it they will(…)