I’m Back! And I Moved to New York City!

Hi,Pepperminters! I’M BACK! Did you miss me?! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Past

When I first started a blog back three years ago, my goal was to share my ideas about food, fitness, fashion and frugality in the amazing city of Chicago. My little sister and I came up with the name “Pepperminting” to describe that best friend phenomenon in which we knew preciselyย what the other one was saying/thinking, and I was off! I have made lifelong friends through this blog, experienced amazing restaurants, and collaborated with incredible companies. My experience as a Chicago blogger was a fabulous one and I was sad to see it go.

The Present

I went through a lot of life changes this past year, some of which I’ll share on the blog when I’m ready; most, I’ll keep to myself. But throughout my 30th year of life, I’ve learned SO much and truly found happiness with my family and loved ones that have helped me in rough times and celebrated in good times! I decided to move back home to Cleveland for the summer to stay with my family and it has been a wonderful two months.

But my time in Cleveland has [temporarily] come to an end and now, comes the big news….


Brave Girls

The Future

The future is bright, ya’ll! I’m officially moving to New York next week and I couldn’t be more excited. The first question people ask it “what part of New York are you moving to?” Guys. I’m moving to Manhattan. Like, the REAL real New York City. The actual NYC you see in Sex and the City or Elf! Big buildings, crazy rent… THAT New York! I know, I can’t believe it either.

I got an AMAZING teaching job and a beautiful apartment a mere one block away from each other – how about that commute, eh? I’ll be living and working in a neighborhood called Kips Bay (see below). It’s a great area for someone new to the city since it’s in the heart of the ‘grid’ system and I should be able to find my way home from pretty much anywhere in Manhattan!

So, most importantly, what does this mean for Pepperminting??

I’ll be making some important and exciting changes to this new adventure with my blog! I’ll cover the following categories 2-3 times per week:

  • Food
    • Places to eat on a budget in New York City
    • Restaurants with fun/unique ambiance and food throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn
    • Delicious, healthy recipes you can make easily in an apartment or home
  • Fitness
    • Trying out new fitness trends in The Big Apple
    • How to live a healthy lifestyle in creative ways without breaking the bank
  • Fashion
    • OOTDs/OOTNs while in New York City!
    • Maintaining a stylish and cost-effective wardrobe in one of the most expensive and fashionable cities in the world

I will also include tips on my first year in Manhattan as a midwestern girl. How will I creatively stay fit, fashionable and fabulous on a budget? I already have some ideas in the works, so stay tuned!

Thank you for all of your support in the past, I can’t wait for you guys to see new content in the future! Join me on my journey to New York City this fall. See you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

<3 Jesi

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