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In-N-Out vs. Shake Shack

Despite being a New Yorker, I have to admit that In-N-Out wins over Shake Shack. It taste just as good and is a better bang for my buck.


One of these days, I’m going to be bi-coastal. This Native New Yorker needs her east coast hustle, but I can really get used to this west coast vibe.

Guess what my first stop was as soon as I got into LA. That’s right. In-N-Out. Animal style. And of course, the next question that comes to mind is: Which is better – Shake Shack or In-N-Out? Here’s my take: Shake Shack wins on taste, but In-N-Out is just as tasty and definitely better bang for my buck.

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Beach Bumming In Coney Island

Coney Island is quintessential Brooklyn. Growing up in the borough, this place was one of our proudest landmarks.


I, personally, don’t have any historical ties to Coney Island, but it does have a special place in my heart. In elementary school, my Russian neighbors used to take my sister and I to the beach here on hot summer days with their grandson. In junior high, my parents would occasionally take us here for the summer carnival at Luna Park. In high school, I’d BBQ with my friends. And in college, I think I may have even had a date or two.

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Weekend Getaway to Boston

Boston brings out the kid in me with carousel rides and cannolis from Mike’s Pastry.


Perfect day for a #carousel ride… #innerchild #idontwanttogrowup #summertime #playtime #lifeisgood #boston

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A weekend getaway to Boston with my high school girl friends reminded me of how lucky I am to have friends who have seen me grow up and still accept me as I am – flaws and all.

One day, we will value these friendships differently as other things in life begin to take more of a priority – careers, significant others, children, etc. I hope I remember to look back and be grateful that at one point on our lives, we valued our friendship enough to create these memories.

Thank you Boston Commons for the spacious green grass, the carousel ride and boat ride across the lake. And thank you Mike’s Pastry for your famous cannolis.