Miss City Discovers: Do 2014 So, So Right

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Do 2014 So, So Right

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful. – Kathleen Winsor

Hello friends! I love the above quote, don't you? I want to spend 2014 with that quote in the back of my mind at all times. I think it makes us constantly conscious of others, and how we are interacting with others. I love New Years because it is my favorite time to refresh, revitalize and renew my life. 2013 has been absolutely incredible, and I can't wait to see what happens in 2014. 

I am starting off this January with a bang! For my Christmas present, Dylan and I took a romantic winter getaway to Lake George. It was the best way to kick off 2014 (last year we kicked off 2013 with Lake Placid!). 

On January 22nd, I am Abu Dhabi bound! I have been accepted as a delegate for NYU Abu Dhabi's Global Initiative Network solving Global Poverty! I am so thrilled and excited to be taking part in this conference, and hopefully making progress towards our goal of helping others escape lives of poverty. 

In the meantime, I head back to NYC on Wednesday to spend the rest of my winter vacation working at Cosmo! I am officially spending another semester interning at my favorite magazine in the world. I am so honored and blessed to be able to spend more time cultivating my editorial skills, and making connections with some of the smartest, most compassionate and lovely women I have ever known. 

I thought for this first post of 2014, I would share some of my Golden Globe picks with you, as I am a die-hard film & television fan. On tonight's agenda: Downton Abbey premier - even more excited now that Lady Edith came to Cosmo a few months ago! 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

Best Animated Feature Film

"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"

Best Drama Series

"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
James Spader, "The Black List"

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Best Comedy Series

"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn 99"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"

It has been an incredible year in film and television! I think the toughest category this year is Best Television Drama...damn look at those contenders! Is it embarrassing that I've seen every episode of all of them....

   Whenever you feel down in 2014, just remember that WE ALL DO sometimes. One small read that cheered me up was a How Sweet It Is post about all of her recipe fails throughout the year. It is hysterical, and reminds me that the little things should not ruin an entire day, or year! 

   We all tell ourselves that we are going to either lose weight, work out more, etc. in the new year. But how about just eating clean? I love Harper Bazaar's post on Eating Clean to Cleanse Your Diet. 

   January just makes me want soup, okay? There is no other explanation for why I'm sharing these 15 Healthy Soup Recipes. 

   Part of starting the New Year the correct way is accepting what you are, and what you are not.  I have come to the final conclusion that I am actually an introvert. GASP! Although I am talkative, work hard and am always on the go, that does not mean I am an extrovert. The idea of going out to a club vs. reading a good book and eating chinese food at home is NOT EVEN A QUESTION. This article in the Huffington Post helped me find my way. 

And speaking of the Huffington Post, here is a picture of me and Arianna Huffington at the Cosmo 100 Luncheon! I was standing outside with the guest list, so I made it into a bunch of background pics! Really impressive, no? 

   The Man Repeller completely and utterly understands my shopping addiction. If you are a fellow shopper, this is a Must-Read. I mean, even Leo DiCaprio somehow makes it in (and if you don't love him after he plays the Wolf then you are not human). I am going to try to spend less money in 2014...try. 

   And, finally, let's all just try to let life wash over us a little more in 2014. Go with the flow. Be flexible. Accept spontaneity. And eat a damn cookie like this one once in a blue moon (or two).


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