Best Eggs Benedict in NYC (apparently)

While I was in New York, I missed Sunday Funday with Allie and couldn’t continue our search for the Best Breakfast. BUT, Emily had heard about a restaurant in New York City that apparently had the best Eggs Benedict! So, you didn’t have to tell me twice…we headed right on over to Balthazar to try it out for ourselves.




And the verdict…Pretty amazing! It certainly was one of the best Eggs Benedicts I have ever tasted. The Hollandaise sauce was perfectly creamy with a kick of something that made it a tad spicy…just how I like it! And while it wasn’t a thick piece of ham the way I like it to be, they did put a couple pieces of thin ham so it did make up for it. They toasted and buttered the english muffin…so so so delicious!


The Hazlenut Sour Cream waffles were also pretty amazing! I’m kind of loving sour cream on things sweet like the blueberry sour cream pancakes from The Griddle.


This Egg Pastry dish was to die for too!


And the service was impeccable. Seriously, the chefs were so fast. So fast. I can’t even describe it.

Since I didn’t have enough time to taste Eggs Benedict at any other restaurant in New York City, I’ll just go ahead and take Emily’s friend’s word for it and say it was the best Eggs Benedict in NYC!!



^^Look it’s not Flat Stanley…but Flat Allie!

Workin’ on my fitness!

Actors not only have to train and work on their craft, they also have to train in the gym!  If you treat acting as a business, the actor is the product.  The product’s packaging and marketing (physical appearance) is just as important as the product (acting) itself.  You are selling an image before you are selling the acting.

I am a very lucky girl because I have found a work out that I LOVE!!  The Tracy Anderson Method.

I had my friend, Kelly Ripa, do a little piece on the Tracy Anderson Method for you all!

I was first introduced to the Tracy Anderson Method by Emily, my older sister.  Emily gave me Tracy’s first mat method DVD.  I fell in love!  I would do the DVD in my living room back in my college days.  I then moved to Los Angeles and have been able to go to Tracy’s studio in Studio City!  They customize a workout specifically for me (and my big booty)!  I have also been able to work out with Tracy herself.  It’s crazy that I used to stare at her on the TV for years and now I get to see her in real life.  She is just as cute and tiny as you think she would be, and also really sweet.  She LOVES what she does and is quite brilliant… you can tell there really is a method to her madness. I am so grateful for the Tracy Anderson Method Studio and all the amazing trainers, as well as the wonderful clients/friends I’ve made there.

Here are a few pictures of the LA Studio below…

TAM Studio

A lot of celebrities love the method because each move is specifically tailored to each person, so you see the results fast!  Here are Tracy and Nicole… Look at those hotties!


One of the things Tracy stresses is that you don’t have to be a client in her studio to get a Tracy Anderson workout/body!  You can do it in the comfort of your own home.  She has awesome DVDs that you can do yourself.  Visit her website for more details!  Try a few right now…


Your little buns will feel tighter after these few moves.  I promise!

Oscars: Red Carpet 2013

Spring Break went by way too quickly (Time does fly when you’re having fun!) and I have some fun posts coming soon about my break…but first, let’s talk RED CARPET!

The Oscars are my favorite of the award shows. And the stars usually get really dressed up for this event more so than the others…so that makes me love it even more! I had a pretty tough time choosing who made my top 5 list! And if that wasn’t hard enough…I then couldn’t decide who ranked first, second, third, fourth or fifth! But, I have finalized my list and I am happy with how it turned out.

So, without further ado….drumroll please!!

Number One


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Naomi Watts! I really went back and forth on who I thought deserved first place…I kept thinking it needed to be someone in a big extravagant ball gown (who is now in the number 2 spot) but every time I looked at Naomi I was just stunned. The dress is so unique and so perfect on her. I mean the cutout of this gunmetal Armani Privé dress is just brilliant. Her hair and makeup is absolute perfection. The earrings are perfect. Can I say the word “perfect” any more times? There isn’t a single thing I would change about her look. And that is why she found her way to the top of my list!

Number Two


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Amy Adams! She looks so stunning in this grey Oscar de la Renta gown. The delicate jewels, the soft make up, and the elegant updo made this beautiful look seem so effortless. I really think she nailed it. The only reason she didn’t score my number one spot is because I have seen gowns similar to it before. That doesn’t discredit how amazing she looks…it just didn’t have the extra “wow” factor that Naomi’s dress did.


Number Three


Jennifer Lawrence! This dress is exactly what an Oscar winner should wear…so seeing as she won, I can’t think of a more perfect gown for her (even if it did make her trip on her way up to the stage)! I never would have thought to wear the long necklace down her back with this dress but surprisingly to me it works! It is just the right amount of dazzle, along with the earrings and the ring, without taking away from the gown. If I were ranking of my favorite personalities, she would win. She is so down-to-earth, so personable, and so darn funny! Yes, I have a girl crush on her.

Number Four


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Charlize Theron! Before I even talk about the dress…let’s talk about her hair! There are so many mornings I wish I could just chop off all my hair so I would never have to spend close to an hour blowdrying again. And let me tell you something…if I looked as beautiful as she does with that haircut, I would! But now, back to the dress…another Dior Haute Couture! This peplum dress with the cutout neckline and long train looks like it was made for her. The whole look is simply exquisite!

Number Five


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Jessica Chastain! I love that she matched her gown to her hair! (I really do love when things match…because “it all ties together”!) That red lip was a brilliant choice because it really brought her look to life. I’m afraid without that bright red lipstick, she may have looked washed out. And she was anything but washed out that night! She looked so glamorous with a touch of Old Hollywood…and I just loved it!

The Cutest Couple


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You guessed it! It’s still Ben and Jen. I don’t think I’m ever going to get over how cute they are.

But, for the first time, someone did come in a close second…Channing and Jenna! So, I figured they should get a little shout out too.


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And that concludes the Oscars! Best Oscars yet…in my opinion, at least!

Who did you think was the best dressed?