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My palate is about as sophisticated as an 8 year old's, so when food is labeled "healthy" I automatically distrust it. But the folks at Cinnamon Snail deliver fresh, healthy food that also happens to be super duper tasty! They focus on vegan asian fusion with a specialty in breakfast pastries and flavorful sandwiches. Now famous in midtown for their rabid fans and long line, Cinnamon Snail has made quite the name for themselves in the past 2 years since they opened. On top of the great food, the staff is super friendly and smiley. I love when it's clear that people at work love their job.

Former America's Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson, graces the cover of the current issue. Slink Magazine, a bi-monthly London-based fashion and lifestyle magazine geared towards women sized 14 & up (U.S. size 10 & up) that started online last year, has launched a print edition. The magazine, created by former fashion design student Rivkie Baum after she was frustrated with the limited sizes, features strictly plus-size models and focuses on fashion for curvy women.

How many times have we all heard the contradictory phrase, "Well, I believe in gender equality, but I wouldn't say I'm a feminist." Girl, no. To this day, the feminist movement is derailed by people's unexplained allergy to the word. Students in a Duke University course called Women in the Public Sphere were disturbed by society's widespread misconceptions about the feminist movement, so they decided to launch a campaign aimed to challenge existing stereotypes surrounding the big, scary F word. What started as a class project has gone viral.

Potter Abby Berkson started her business, Abby Berkson Ceramics, out of her home studio in Easthampton, Mass back in 2010 and her pots and mugs are just plain adorable. She draws inspiration from children’s books and from her days teaching ceramics classes where all the kids wanted to do was make things with their favorite animals on them.   Wouldn’t drinking coffee first thing in the morning out of a mug with two little penguins (pictured above) just put a smile on your face? Seriously I'm a sucker for anything with penguins.

New York Couture is a dazzling blend of punk rock cool and majorly glamorous fairy princess. Their skirts, tops, and dresses are all limited-edition and surefire conversation starters. Worn by the likes of Katy Perry and Agyness Deyn, these frocks are sure to add  some much needed whimsy to your life.  I love when fashion has a cheeky sense of humor, and that's exactly what New York Couture does best (outside of super hot short-shorts).  I think my life can be viewed in two parts: before I knew about the cheeseburger skirt and after. I will not rest until I own this beauty.

The sisters of Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit are certifiable old souls. When Johanna and Klara Söderberg sing about loves lost and past regrets, it’s hard to believe they’re just 21 and 19, respectively. But they’ve been playing music together since before most American kids can drive, so it's safe to say that they know what they’re doing. Their sophomore album The Lion’s Roar (Wichita) debuted in January to well-deserved critical acclaim, and this weekend, they’ll appear at the hottest music fest in the west, Coachella.

Whenever someone tells me they can't wait to go to Amsterdam so they can visit the Red Light District and go to a "Coffee Shop," where marijuana is sold legally, I want to say to them, "How about I buy you a bag of marijuana and a red light bulb and you can go enjoy that somewhere, and you give me your plane tickets? Because I actually want to see AMSTERDAM!"I've been to Amsterdam many times and never once stepped foot inside a Coffee Shop.

So rumors are aflutter that this will be Kristen Wiig's last season of SNL, as her contract is up this year. She has yet to confirm or deny this, but one can surmise that if she doesn't leave now, her departure remains imminent. And while I will be completely devastated when she does leave, listening to her Monday WNYC interview on "Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin" had me in such a Surprise Party Sue state.

It’s not often that you get an ice cream sandwich and an interpretation of architecture all in one – and that’s exactly what you get at Coolhaus. Named in honor of the Bauhaus movement, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and the idea that every ice cream sandwich is in fact a mini cool house, this awesome ice cream sandwich truck focuses on sustainability as well as art; every Coolhaus ice cream sandwich is made with organic materials, and is wrapped in an all-natural, zero-calorie edible wrapper.

The Lower Eastside Girls Club has been providing interactive programs to young girls in Manhattan since 1996. This organization strives to equip young ladies with the tools they need to build a successful future and to build “ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental awareness and leadership.” Members between the ages of 8 and 23 participate in programs that teach them how to cook, craft, dance, and garden, and get to take field trips around the country.
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