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Bitches Who Brunch

Brunch is arguably the best meal of the day – nay, the week – and in cities like New York and DC it has become an all-out, all-day event. I, personally, would…

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For The Love of The Game

Kerry Collins pushed me. -Drew Grossman, 1994 Outside a banquet hall in the Toftrees hotel, a brother and a sister stand at the ready. Inside that banquet hall, pre-game brunch is underway…

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The Music as My Guide

October 2011, the leaves were just beginning to change colors and the sun was high in the sky. I was driving down highway I-35 with twenty-two years of my life in my…

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Letters from the Post-Grad Life

A few weeks after my college graduation, I moved to Beijing on a whim. This was the first move of many – in the last five years, I’ve packed my entire life…

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Confessions of a 29-Year-Old Hanson Fan

Like the droves of fans that flock to Coachella, Firefly, or Governor’s Ball, this spring I’m going on a trip to a music festival. If you email my work address between May…

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Finding the Road Less Traveled

The summer after I graduated from college, I had an awakening. So many things in my life were changing course and I was confused, happy, scared, mad, stressed, and excited all at…

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Consciously Goop-ifying

Gwyneth Paltrow has always been a bit of a controversial figure, and this news of her “conscious uncoupling” is no different. Though public opinion is not always in her favor, I’m not…

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Quarterlettes of NYFW: Meet Karolyn Pho

There are few things scarier than putting everything on the line. But putting something that you’ve poured your heart and soul into on display, while incredibly intimidating, can also be incredibly rewarding…

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Quarterlettes of NYFW: Getting to know Georgine

Georgine Ratelband, the namesake designer of Georgine, made her Lincoln Center debut this week with a collection true to her own vision, “To create beautiful, chic clothing that every woman will feel…

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Aloha Also Means Goodbye

As children, we experience “change” as a routine part of life. Each year, we are introduced to a new grade (or a new school altogether), different teachers, classes, subjects, hobbies, and the…

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Eating Alone, and other Singular Pursuits

Editor’s Note: For any of you who visit Quarterlette often, you know our site is mostly devoted to stories from all of the ladies out there navigating their quarter lives. But there…

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True Gentlemen of the Road

It’s finally November when the leaves are starting to change and the weather is winding down from a very flesh melting summer. As the season changes I’m enjoying thinking back to this…

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In Love with the Music: Getting to Know Sarah Jarosz

This Is Our Jam recently caught up with the ever-so-talented Sarah Jarosz, one of our favorite bluegrass singers. In addition to just releasing her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah…

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Befriend (and then barter with) the 3Bs

I know better than to be too frugal that I sacrifice fun. I also know the price on the menu is negotiable. So I make an extra effort to befriend (and then…

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Know the Hand You’re Dealt

When I think of poker, I imagine James Bond wearing an impeccably tailored suit, gambling and naming drinks after women as a pick up line. A power play matched with a snarky…

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De-Synth: 12 Songs that Don’t Feature the Synthesizer

Have you ever tried to learn to play an instrument? I have. In fact, I have tried to learn several. It’s not as easy as it looks. Despite hours and years of…

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Life on the Road: This Is Our Jam Chats with ZZ Ward

This Is Our Jam recently had the pleasure of chatting with the amazing singer-songwriter ZZ Ward. Whether you’ve caught ZZ on tour for her album Til The Casket Drops, heard one of…

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Qlette Hits the Town: A Night to Remember

So, I don’t know about you, but the older I get (I’m about to be 29), the more infrequently my friends and I get together for big nights out. That isn’t to…

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An Impromptu Summer Terrace Party

A few weeks ago, Quarterlette threw an impromptu terrace party.  Ok, it wasn’t completely impromptu…we planned a little and sought advice from wine expert Charlotte, as well as designer and foodie friends,…

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Top 10 Summer Jams

Wow the summer flies by! Between weddings, festivals, visitors, and the 3-day holiday weekends that turned into 5-day trips, I am sure I am not the only one who has stayed busy….

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The Plan

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michelle, and for the last 20-something years, I’ve been living on a series of those moving walkways at the airport. Clearly defined paths have…

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Sasquatch and Sunglasses: 16 Songs to Keep You Cool

I just got back from an amazing sun-filled weekend at Sasquatch – four days of camping, grilling, and festival-going. This was my first time to go camping, but after assurances of food,…

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Making Music

It’s nearly midnight on a Thursday, and I’m waiting in my car with my violin for the doorman to count the money and the guys to load up the gear.  We had…

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You Just Got Lucky – 7 More Spring Songs

I couldn’t wait a full month! Daft Punk released their highly anticipated new single, Get Lucky, on the night my last article came out. This is the song of the summer. You…

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This is the reason I’m back here. Now, I get it.

I’d left so much of myself here. I’m tied here. My past is here, the happiness and the pain. And I’d irresponsibly left it in a storeroom. I’d traveled here and there,…

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15 Songs to Put a Spring in Your Step!

As the top on my convertible slowly drew back, and my shades slid on, I knew spring had arrived! I blasted some tunes as I cruised down the hills with skis wedged…

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Vegan Road Trip

It was the spring of 2009 and I had landed a dream job on the heels of finishing up a master’s degree at Emerson College in Boston. Life was looking like I…

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If You Can Make it There, You Can Make it Anywhere

New York, America’s largest city, where the streets make you feel brand new, and the lights will inspire you – as said by Jay Z & Alicia - is a grand, imposing, behemoth…

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8 Festival Lineups that Will Blow You Away

Festival season has just launched! It seems every week a new festival is announced, and I find myself looking at my calendar and flight prices to scope out the possibility of making…

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In Defense of Slow Travel: Winter in New England

At least half of the appeal of skiing in New England is the atmosphere that surrounds you just getting there.  If you need any encouragement to step outside your comfort zone and…

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14 Modern Love Songs

Modern love has been transforming faster than we can change our Facebook relationship statuses. What happened to old fashioned fairy tales? Instead of being rescued by Prince Charming, women are propelling off…

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Reality Check

  It’s official, ladies. Winter is here, and as we see it, you have two options – hightailing it to the mountains for some skiing (and après-skiing) or falling off the map…

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Who’s The Better Bachelor Villain: Tierra or Courtney?

Well hey there. It’s BatchSlap Ben again, and I’m back for another one of my periodic Quarterlette drop-bys in which I update you on the wild world of a little TV show…

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The Bachelor Breakdown

Well hello again. After last week’s intro post, the Quarlerlette girls were nice enough to welcome me back, even though I have federal agents on my tail. But that was for something…

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Miles & Miles: Drawn Toward the Unfamiliar

My professional career as a Designer began just two weeks after I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. It was quite a leap going from art school to working at Target Corporate…

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The Bachelor Factor

  Three years ago, when I decided to start recapping the Bachelor, I was called names. Most of the time it was just “Ben”, but others it was “weird,” “crazy,” and “not…

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13 Bands to See in 2013

Want a fun New Year’s resolution? No, I’m not going to suggest a new upbeat spin class to attend or a healthy, organic snack to eat. I’ve got 13 bands for you…

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My Longest Run

  One month ago, I couldn’t run more than 1.5 miles without complaining and feeling like I was about to collapse. It’s not that I’m lazy.  I work out occasionally and can…

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Opportunity Will Beat Down Your Door

Meet Rebekah, a quarterlette from Kansas who had the guts to read the signs and take a (strong) hint from the universe that it was time for a change.  She moved across…

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18 New Holiday Jingles Yule Love

Do you (want to) hear what I hear? Christmas music is probably the only genre that is restricted to a certain time of year, and thus allows us to connect it to…

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Dos and Don’ts for Day Drinking

  Whether your party plans are for an all-day Homeland marathon or a city-wide bar crawl, the below is your survival guide: DO Wear sunglasses: It’s hard to maintain a fresh faced look…

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The Perfect Pair: Delicious Wine Pairings

Let’s be honest.  No get together of friends is complete without a bottle of wine or two.   A dinner out, a dinner in, heck even a movie night!  We know that choosing…

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Laurel’s Jolli Meals

It’s hard to describe yourself in a sentence; how can you reduce yourself to just a short series of nouns and verbs?  But Laurel Fantauzzo, 28, does an admirable job. After being…

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The Wine Key

At the end of a long day, there is nothing more satisfying than hearing the pop of a cork followed by the sloshing of wine into a glass. The first sip is refreshing…

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12 New Songs & Artists You’ll Love

Human nature tells us to seek a routine and adapt to our environment. Well, Seattleites are very into the indie music scene — fitting with their general hatred of anything corporate. I have…

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Hey, Pumpkin: This Soup is for You

  Ahh Fall. Beautiful, wonderful Fall.  Boots, sweaters, pink cheeks and…Soup! Soup really makes everything better.  Stressful workweeks… colds…hurricanes… the list goes on.  And what better way to get in the spirit…

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An Apple a Day

  Sometimes you need a delicious dessert all to yourself, but you don’t always want another nine servings to be left over. They will either go to waste, or go to your…

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From Our Kitchens to Yours…

Hello Quarterlettes! We are Amy Samuel and Hillary Smith from ataleof2kitchens.com and we will be satisfying your hunger for all things food and drink through our articles on Quarterlette.com. Amy, 28, is…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Sangria!

I was nearing the end of my senior year in college when I realized that I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had been following…

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The Sweet Spot

So what exactly is a Quarterlette anyway? If I had to give you a quick, on the spot answer, I’d say a Quarterlette is a fabulous young woman just trying to find…

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Mexican Week – Day Four: Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner – Breakfast Burrito Dinner SO easy. Prepare everything as described on day one. Instead of pork, scramble some eggs and use them instead. I also recommend adding bacon to this…

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Mexican Week – Day Three: Pork Tacos

 This recipe is a winner. It can easily be adapted to be vegetarian (load on the peppers, beans and zucchini) or for other proteins (fish, chicken, shrimp – whatever you desire). Feel…

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Mexican Week – Day Two: Lime and Cilantro Pork Chops…Yum

It’s me, Elana, back again with another delicious Mexican week recipe. FYI, I’m a curly haired Jewish girl. I was raised in a Kosher house and only began to cook pork in my…

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Mexican Week – Day One: Black Bean and Corn salad

I love to start my week with a fresh black bean and corn salad. This item is great because you can eat it by the spoonful and do a million things with it….

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The Delicate Art of Cooking For One

Let’s start off with introductions.  Hello, my name is Elana, I’m single and 27 years old.  I live in a lovely East Village apartment (which, if you know anything about New York…