Life Lessons – Changing Directions

Life Lessons – Changing Directions

The following is a biography piece I wrote for one of my NYU writing classes. We spent the semester examining biographies and interviews. My dad graciously agreed to participate in the process and allowed me to share his story. Growing up, my dad, Vincent Mazzeo, dreamed of being a professional athlete. Throughout his high school career he was a superstar…
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No-Bake Coconut/Oatmeal Cookies

No-Bake Coconut/Oatmeal Cookies

I have a confession to make… I am seriously addicted to dark chocolate! (or anything coated with dark chocolate, literally anything… However, nuts and pretzels hold a special place in my heart). So, this confession leads me to the next recipe I’d like to share with you: No-Bake Coconut/Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are a win on so many levels. Not…
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Why I Would Love to Chat With Carrie Bradshaw

Why I Would Love to Chat With Carrie Bradshaw

Successful writer and fashion icon, as well as independent, creative, well-intentioned, and chic…Yes, I am referring to Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Perhaps what makes this fictional character so admirable and endearing is her complexity. She appears so together but, in reality, she is a flawed icon. It is this multiplicity and depth of character that makes her…
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Throwing it Back to My Senior Prom

Throwing it Back to My Senior Prom

After recently being bombarded with prom images on every form of social media, I began to feel a little nostalgic and decided it would be fun to do a throwback post and relive my senior prom moments (if only briefly). As the pictures of flowing gowns and smiling couples filled my newsfeed, I could vividly recall the excitement of all…
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A Stroll In Central Park

A Stroll In Central Park

I could detect the foul smell of manure as I approached the southeast corner after a leisurely stroll up fifth avenue. As expected, a line of snow white horses dressed in vibrant colored feather hats flooded my vision. I stood on the cobblestone sidewalk. I was here… I had arrived at one of the only places in Manhattan where real…
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