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A Vegetable Slaughterhouse in Nolita

I’m always looking for good lunch spots for meetings around the city. I was delighted to stumble upon Butcher’s Daughter, a vegetarian cafe/juice bar in Nolita.  I’m not at all vegetarian, but my meals consist of mainly vegetables and fruits. I enjoy a good balanced meal. And as much as I love a good rare […] Read more…

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Thrifted in Winter White

Thrifting used to be one of my favorite hobbies.  I love finding gems on a budget, and I love clothes with a story. I’d walk the streets of the East Village hunting for great items I could afford and add to my crazy wardrobe. The idea of digging through various things to find something unexpected […] Read more…

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Jam Session in MeatPacking

This past Saturday, I reluctantly left my warm and cozy apartment to attend Tim Okamura‘s art show/jam session in the MeatPacking. It was not easy leaving the little nook I built myself on the couch. I spent the whole day carefully tucked in my stolen, hooded fuzzy robe, and just when I thought I was […] Read more…

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Puerto Rico Lookbook

A stroll through Old San Juan in a sheer white dress and leopard print headwrap reminded me of how beautiful it is to be a woman. I was no longer “Paola, the dreamer”. I was “Lola, the conquerer”. Yes, I have a few alter egos. They set the mood. They take me places. That day, […] Read more…

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Le petit chapeau violet

Hats, I love hats. Big hats, round hats, floppy hats, sequined hats, vintage hats… Hell! I love hats that don’t even make sense. When I wear them, I feel like I’m playing a certain role. And each role comes to me based on how I’m feeling that day. I’ve always wondered why I like so […] Read more…

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Video interview with Fields Magazine

I remember the first time I got on a plane. I was coming to America. My hair was gelled down, slick to my scalp. I had on wide-legged Jordache jeans, a white top, and denim vest jacket. It was my favorite outfit at that time, and I wanted to look cool my first day in […] Read more…

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Crime fighting in Midtown

Flare sent the signal from Down Under. She was in charge of operating the computers this time, and she didn’t like it one bit. Dazzle, Pao Pao, and Bionica emerged aboveground, on the hunt for one of the most powerful sex trafficking bosses in North America. They’ve been studying his every move since he arrived in New […] Read more…

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Lost in Bermuda

Last year was adventurous. I was invited by Bermuda Fashion Festival to participate in their annual week-long fashion festivities this past July, and it was nothing short of amazing. I shared a guest house with models from Jamaica, California, and around the world. I mingled with international movie stars and fashion designers. I went on […] Read more…

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Brunch Culture

I love brunch. It’s such a silly thing to love, but it’s really the one time I really catch up with my friends to talk about everything without filter. We dress up to eat breakfast foods accompanied by cocktails in the middle of the afternoon. We speak loudly. Sit for an enormous amount of time. […] Read more…

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My first 2016 haircut

I have a new barber. I decided he was my new barber yesterday. He’s the second barber I’ve had in New York who has cut my hair more than once. It was also my second time in his chair. He smiled at me the same way he smiled at me the first time I came […] Read more…

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