October 24, 2022

Comfy in Mon Coeur

Another week, another big ol' smile!

Today, I wanted to introduce you to this brand that is truly making a difference in the kids fashion industry. Mon Coeur is a sustainable children's brand that was born out of necessity to save our planet. All the fabrics are made of 100% recycled content postindustrial recycled cotton, recycled polyester from upcycled plastic bottles and recycled Roica elastane. Along with making incredible clothes that are good for our kids and our planet, Mon Coeur also gives back with their philanthropy work. 

"We're dedicated to making kids clothing that lasts, so that our planet does, too."

Three of the most important things parents look for in their kids clothing is style, comfort and good price point. For me, comfort is thee most important aspect when buying items for myself and my family. This is something Mon Coeur does really well. James is wearing the Beige Cargo Pocket Kid Jogger and the Camo Sweatshirt. Both incredibly soft and super cozy. 

October 14, 2022

Toys"R"Us is back


Toys"R"Us has always been the place I'd take my family when they got good grades or when the Holidays came around. After it's closing many of us were devastated because we knew there would never be another place like it. Imagine aisle and aisle of toys and games for the kid in all of us. 

I'm so excited to welcome Toys"R"Us back and now in 400 Macys stores across the country. I had the opportunity to visit the iconic toy store located in Macy's Herald Square on the 7th floor sitting on a 14,000 square feet space. 

To celebrate its grand comeback, the chain is hosting a series of in-store events at Macy's Herald Square and all other Macy's locations nationwide throughout the month of October. Continue reading for details...


October 11, 2022

A Butter-full event with Kerrygold


Yesterday my family and I attended a fun interactive cooking experience with my favorite butter brand Kerrygold

If you're not familiar with this brand then you haven't tasted excellent butter. Kerrygold is a butter and cheese company that makes it's products with milk from Irish grass-fed cows. & you can taste the difference. Kerrygold has been around since 1962 and it's been a fan favorite from the get-go.

The event was in celebration of Kerrygold's latest launch, The Magical Pantry. A website that was created for parents and children to spend quality time connecting with each other. The idea is to involve the entire family in the cooking process and allow them to see how they can create delicious things with their own hands. All while enjoying story telling, learning recipes and creating memories. I'm all about involving my family in the kitchen and now you can too.

The Magical Pantry, designed to help families learn to cook together with delicious recipes and fable-like children’s stories. Designed for both desktop and mobile, The Magical Pantry allows young families to fully customize a character, pick from almost 40 recipes, and select one of 4 unique fables. Their character is then incorporated right into the pages of  the story – where hundreds of combinations of recipes and stories magically come to life.

October 9, 2022

Warm Tones


This outfit is the epitome of Autumn. A plaid wardrobe, denim and comfy boots are essential during the cooler months. All New Yorkers know that when the temperature drops you bring out the warmer tone vibes. This plaid jacket is an old Joie one but I've liked some similar ones below.
Este look es el epítome del otoño. Una chaqueta de cuadros, jeans y botas cómodas son esenciales durante los meses más fríos. Todos los neoyorquinos saben que cuando la temperatura baja, sacas a relucir todo tonos más cálidos. Esta chaqueta a cuadros es una vieja de Joie, pero me han gustado algunas similares a continuación.

October 3, 2022

Nubiani Korean BBQ

315 5th ave #3FL, New York, NY 10016
(917) 623-0807


I've lost count at how many times my family and I have visited Korea town. It's been a tradition of Moe and I since the birth of our children. Hazel, my second daughter is obsessed with Seoul which is located in Food Gallery 52 right on 32nd street. It's her all-time favorite restaurant for noodles. Me in the other hand, I'm more of a Noona Noodles kind-of girl, also located on Food Gallery 52

Before going on vacation I made an appointment to get my lashes done at Secret Eyelash. The space is located on the 10th floor of 315 5th ave. As I entered the elevator a young couple is already in there. They got off on the third floor. After noticing chairs, I took a little peek and realized it was a restaurant. Being the nosy person that I am, I also got off to checkout the menu. It was Nubiani. I immediately made reservations and after my lash appointment, I enjoyed the most delicious Korean bbq!

Once home I told Moe and the kids about this new gem I had found. They were eager to visit and so two weeks after we visited as a family. It was obvious that this would be our new favorite place. Watch my video here.


He perdido la cuenta de cuántas veces mi familia y yo hemos visitado el area conocida como Corea en NYC. Ha sido una tradición de mi esposo y yo desde el nacimiento de nuestros hijos. Hazel, mi segunda hija está obsesionada con Seúl, que se encuentra en Food Gallery 52, justo en la calle 32. Es su restaurante favorito. Yo, por otro lado, me gusta mas Noona Noodles, también ubicada en Food Gallery 52.

Antes de irme de vacaciones hice una cita para hacerme las pestañas en Secret Eyelash. El espacio está ubicado en el piso 10 de 315 5th ave. Cuando entré en el ascensor, una pareja joven ya estaba allí. Se bajaron en el tercer piso. Después de notar las sillas, eché un vistazo y me di cuenta de que era un restaurante. Siendo la persona entrometida que soy, también me bajé para ver el menú. Era Nubiani. Inmediatamente hice una reservación y después de mi cita para las pestañas, ¡disfruté de una barbacoa coreana más deliciosa! Vean mi visita aquí.

Una vez en casa, le conté a mi esposo y a los niños sobre esta nueva joya que había encontrado. Estaban ansiosos por visitar, así que dos semanas después los visitamos como familia. Era obvio que este sería nuestro nuevo lugar favorito.


October 2, 2022

Leather Jacket in NYC


The moment the leaves start to change color or start to fall, I know it's time to pull out my leather jacket. There's something about a black leather jacket that never seems to go out of style. It can be styled edgy with jeans or faux leather legging or with a dress how I'm styling it today. For me, a jacket like this is one of the best investments pieces in my wardrobe. I've own this one for over 7 years and it's still in mint condition. As a matter of fact, the more you wear a jacket like this the better it looks. 

En el momento en que las hojas comienzan a cambiar de color o comienzan a caer, sé que es hora de sacar mi chaqueta de cuero. Hay algo en una chaqueta de cuero negra que nunca pasa de moda. Se puede combinar con jeans o legging de piel o con un vestido como lo estoy usando hoy. Para mí, una chaqueta como esta es una de las mejores piezas de inversión en mi closet. He tenido este durante más de 7 años y todavía está en perfecto estado. De hecho, cuanto más usas una chaqueta como esta, mejor se ve.

September 30, 2022

Haunted House in New York City for Halloween

359 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
(212) 290- 2825


Happy almost October 1st!! 

This year I'm super excited to be celebrating Halloween with my friends and family. Wear fun costumes, take the kids trick-or-treating and take lots of photos. After all the celebration only comes once a year. 

This year I wanted to do something I've never done before so I decided to accept an invitation to visit Blood Manor. If you're not familiar, Blood Manor is an interactive haunted house where groups of 5-6 people walk through rooms getting frighten by professional actors who look like they just came out of a horror movie. If you love the thrill of getting scared, then you'll love this. It's opening weekend right now!!

The recommended age to attend the show is 14 years and up. Believe me it's not for the faint of heart.
You can purchase tickets at BloodManor.com or at the door. Watch my experience here


¡¡Feliz casi primero de octubre!!

Este año estoy súper emocionada de celebrar Halloween con mis amigos y familiares. Ponernos disfraces divertidos, llevar a los niños a pedir dulces y tomar muchas fotos. Después de todo, la celebración solo llega una vez al año.

Este año quería hacer algo que nunca antes había hecho, así que decidí aceptar una invitación para visitar Blood Manor. Si no está familiarizado, Blood Manor es una casa embrujada interactiva donde grupos de 5 a 6 personas caminan por las habitaciones asustándose por actores profesionales que parecen recién salidos de una película de terror. Si te encanta la emoción de asustarte, entonces te encantará esto. ¡Es el fin de semana de apertura ahora mismo!

La edad recomendada para asistir al espectáculo es de 14 años en adelante. Créeme, no es para los débiles de corazón. Puedes comprar boletos en BloodManor.com o en la puerta.

September 14, 2022

 A message from our editor: Johnnybell 

I find it so fascinating how I've been able to share my life through photos and text for almost 11 years. That's how long I've had this blog for. NYTM started as a fun little hobby and has become an extension of my life. You've seen my family and myself grow for over a decade. You were there when I moved from Astoria. You were there when I found out I was pregnant with James. You were there when I bought my first house. You were there when I launched Shop Johnnybell. You continue to support me with every single collaboration I take on. That will always blow my mind! Thank you for sticking around even through my inconsistency on here. These past four years have been the most challenging in my life as becoming a mother for the third time after so many years can feel like the very first time. 

As school is back in session and James has entered pre-K, I finally have free time to hop back into blogging. You might remember I attempted to do this a few months back but wasn't able to maintain a consistent schedule due to the lack of down time. 

In pure transparency, having 6+ hours to myself now that he's in school feels like a breath of fresh air. MY GOD! I forgot what it felt like to actually desire to write and want to create content out of pure desire not obligation. It's so gratifying.

Thank you for continuing to show up for me. I love my community. I love you. 

July 31, 2022

Departing New York City via Amtrak

Today we start our journey down to Miami, FL via Amtrak. An experience finally scratched off my bucket list. The expedition will take roughly 31 hours and no, that's no typo. We're currently 3 hours in and just stopped at the Baltimore, Maryland station. So far so good. Kids are entertained with their books, Nintendo Switch and dozens of snacks and I'm very pleased with the leg room. Again, it's only been a few hours so I'll check back later with more updates on this passage.