It’s beginning to look a lot like SPRING! Won’t be long ‘til that turns to green…

Spring in NYC

Homemade lattes are the best thing that have ever happened in the history of ever. Basically.

homemade latte

Fun fact: my hair just about triples in size in my sleep.

Another fun fact – it was Momma G’s birthday on Tuesday!!!!! She’s my fave..

I couldn’t make it home until this weekend, so I surprised her with not just one, but dozens of mini cakes. How cute are these?!

Not so cute – this mess of a pile of clothes for our Community Group’s clothing swap. We did it “auction style” this time, so it worked out. We also had a ton left over to donate to Covenant House!

We fueled through the swap with kettle corn and PEEPS. ‘Tis the season.

I don’t know what it is, but lately I’ve really been embracing going sans-makeup. It’s so freeing! And easy. And cost effective.

Gotta love a girls’ night out! Dinner at ABC Cocina gets an A+.

ABC Cocina NYC

Followed by a comedy show at The Stand.

Last but not least, speaking of being thankful


What’s been a highlight of your week so far?

thankful thursday.

Usually my Thankful Thursday posts include a list of things I’m thankful for, but today I wanted to share just one thing.

I saw this quote the other day, and I couldn’t get it off my mind.

I guess it struck a chord so deeply within me because it just made me…well, thankful! I’m

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ask G, part 7 {video}.

Hi hi!

It was about time for another round of ask G, but instead of writing out a post I figured I’d do the whole video thang instead.

In this video I answer:

1) What’s my favorite thing to do in NYC? 2) If I could go back and change anything in my life, what

read more… ask G, part 7 {video}.

my favorite spring/summer fashion trends.

I don’t know about you, but even though it’s only April, I’m all sorts of excited about trading in my sweaters and layers for tank tops and cut offs.

The other day I posted some of my spring/summer wardrobe and got a few requests to share my favorite fashion trends for the warmer weather, so

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if i’m being real…

I miss the good old days of blogging. The days where not everyone and their mom had one. The days where blogs were BLOGS and not informational websites or online magazines.

On a completely unrelated note, most of the time there’s a lollipop hidden somewhere in my purse.

99% of the spring/summer clothes I’ve

read more… if i’m being real…


Shipping out Speakable orders is my new favorite way to start the day.

Okay fine…there’s a better way, and it’s called brunch. Even if it doesn’t “start” the day until 3pm.

A la Essex…


The other day I got these Amy’s Sandwich Rounds to give a try. They’re really tasty,

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loose waves hair tutorial {video}.

Last week I asked for your feedback about which topics you’d like me to cover now that I’ve started doing videos, and how I do my hair was a definite top request.

If you’ve been a loooong time GML reader you may remember doing a hair tutorial video in the past, but it’s long gone

read more… loose waves hair tutorial {video}.

girl meets: 4.10.14.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

I haven’t done one of these “girl meets” posts in a while, huh? Back to it, I guess!

Starting with…


I made this Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip again the other day, just ‘cause. Seriously, you have got to make this stuff. It’s a definite crowd-pleaser.

Also on the food front – I tried

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color lovin’.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my newly BLUE hair.

No, I didn’t actually dye my hair blue (although, it IS quite trendy right now according to Pinterest…). That optical illusion is thanks to Shimmering Lights, odd lighting, and a cool-toned filter. I’d never forsake my beloved blonde, but the

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scenes from the weekend.

(…AKA, mostly food pics. That okay?)

Over the weekend my two college best friends/roommates Chrissy and Nicole came to visit me! Back in the day we went by “GNC” – Gracie, Nicole, Chrissy. We thought we were just the coolest, haha.

On Saturday it was gorgeous out, so we spent as much of the day

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I'm the girl, Gracie Gordon. Here at GML you can follow my journey of dreaming, working, eating, loving, and blogging my way through life in NYC.


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