Surprising My Son With The Mazda3 Grand Touring! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    This past Spring, I began to plan for my son's prom night by making a list of all the things that had to be in place in order to make the night perfect for he and his friends.  He had already expressed his desire to have a really cool car to drive all of them to the dance and I knew that I had to come through in order to be the coolest mom at graduation in June.  After careful planning, I was able to secure the Mazda3 Grand Touring as his prom chariot and I knew that he would be thrilled on prom night.     Believe me, it was no easy feat to not reveal this special surprise because I have a terrible track record when it comes to keeping my mouth shut about surprises.  It's not that I can't keep a secret but I just love seeing the look on the faces of my loved ones when I am able to make their dreams come true.  My son had fallen in love with Mazda cars since I reviewed the Mazda6 i Grand Touring in 2016.  I can still recall how his eyes lit up and he told me that he wanted to buy … [Read more...]

The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Has It All! @Chrysler #Ad

    Let me begin by telling you all that I have never been a big fan of minivans.  When I was a teenager, my father had one and it was never my favorite vehicle of all the ones he had over the years.  Last Spring, we had the opportunity to check out the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and I definitely changed my mind!  This is definitely not my father's minivan!     Imagine my exhilaration this past month when I was told that I would actually have the opportunity to drive the new Pacifica and enjoy it with my family.  You guys know that I am always very honest with you guys about products or vehicles that I have had the pleasure, or displeasure, of reviewing with my family.  I simply cannot stop raving about how amazing this car is, it really does everything that you could possibly imagine a car doing.  Not to mention that it is just stunning to look at.     We … [Read more...]

Take A Sweet Ride In The Mazda6 i Grand Touring! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    It's a very rare occasion when I take a road trip or go away without the whole family in tow.  This past month, I had the opportunity to drive to Hershey, Pennsylvania for a media trip all on my own.  Since I usually drive larger cars that can accommodate my family of four, I was beyond thrilled to have the chance to drive the Mazda6 i Grand Touring for my three-hour drive to PA!     My first impression of the Mazda6 i was that it is an incredibly sporty and sleek vehicle.  A redesigned front fascia with signature front bumper and grille means business.  Available brilliant LED headlights and fog lights illuminate the road ahead—and save energy, too. The new available Active Grille Shutter automatically opens and closes in accordance with driving conditions for real-world gains in fuel economy.     It's interior design and technology also made me feel like I was in complete control.  MAZDA CONNECT™ let me control and … [Read more...]

Spring Into The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport! #DriveMitsubishi @Mitsucars @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    I am so excited that Sunday is the first day of spring!  It just so happens to also be my husband's birthday so it's a special day for two reasons.  This past winter, we had one of the worst blizzards in the history of New York City.  As we were buried in snow, all I could think about was cruising around in the warm weather and enjoying feeling the sun on my face.  Back then, it seemed like sunshine was a distant memory but now that we are headed into spring I am feeling hopeful about finally being able to enjoy some time outdoors.     Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time driving the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and I realized that it is the perfect car for enjoying during the spring and summer.  Not that it isn't an awesome vehicle to enjoy all year long, but when you are driving a car that boasts an amazing panoramic sunroof, you want to be able to look up through it and see nothing but blue skies.  For those of you … [Read more...]

Fall In Love With The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica! #PacificaPlayZone @Chrysler #Ad

    We are a family of four and it's very important that we have a comfortable and roomy car because we spend a lot of time in our vehicle.  On any given day, we will be on the road on our way to our son's basketball games or heading to a weekend vacation or getaway.  When we heard that we would have the opportunity to check out the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we couldn't be more excited!       The new Pacifica is available in both conventional and plug-in-hybrid versions and fully loaded with the kind of technology that a techie family like ours can really appreciate.  It's rear entertainment system has twin 10-inch touch screens, wireless connectivity to smartphones for app mirroring, built-in games, several USB ports for charging devices, and HDMI connectivity.  As if all that wasn't enough, it also boasts a 360-degree camera view and automatic parallel and … [Read more...]

Adventures Of A New York City Family In The Mazda CX-9! #DriveSTI @MazdaUSA @DriveSTI #Ad

      It's no secret that we had an extremely rough winter here in New York City.  Aside from our hectic schedules throughout the work week, we also had to maneuver around all the snow and harsh weather to plan creative outings as a family.  The Mazda CX-9 was the perfect fit for our family to be able to spend quality time together this season!  Not to mention its gorgeous leather trim interior which was love at first sight for my husband and I!     Since I have an eleven year-old and a nine year-old, they always want to invite their friends and cousins on outings with the family.  That usually means that, aside from our medium-sized family of four, Hubby and I have to make sure that we have enough room in the car to safely accommodate everyone on road trips.  After all, not having enough space can make us lose serious cool points with the Tweens!     So we all packed in to the Mazda CX-9 and headed around New York for some weekend fun.  If you are familiar with the area … [Read more...]

Be Careful Getting Out Of Your Car!

       Many of you who follow me on social media probably already know that my car was struck last week.  While this is not the first time that we have had an accident, the details of this particular one are quite unusual and you will probably be surprised to learn a few things, especially if you are a driver.     It all began last Wednesday, which was the day after the East Coast was slammed with some serious snowfalls.  New York City was no exception and we received over a foot of snow in some areas.  True to his passion as an athlete, my husband expressed that he wanted to take the kids snow tubing since they were lucky enough to be enjoying a snow day, unlike their public school counterparts.     A few hours after they left, my husband called me and I could immediately tell by the sound of his voice that something was seriously wrong.  He proceeded to tell me that he was exiting our parked vehicle on the driver's side when another car struck our car door and almost took Hubby's … [Read more...]

The Hamsters Are Back! #KiaSocialClub #Hamsters @Kia

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Kia.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Who could forget the iconic Kia hamsters dancing and swaying to the beat in their legendary commercials?  The good news is that they are back to introduce the new 2014 Soul!  They have totally transformed themselves into lean, mean, head-turning machines in order to truly represent the new Soul.  You can watch them hit the gym and work out to Lady Gaga's latest anthem, "Applause."     Some of the features of the new 2014 Kia Soul include include AC, power locks and windows with driver-side express, satellite radio, USB, Bluetooth, stability control, privacy glass and hill start assist. Extra-cost options include 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control with steering-wheel controls, a center console, rear armrest with cup holders and remote keyless entry.  As you can see, they spared nothing to make this new Soul the best one yet!     It has more room and more features than its predecessor … [Read more...]

Introducing The New Chevy Impala 2014! #ChevyUrbanStyle

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of General Motors and Chevrolet. All opinions are 100% mine.     On May, 8th, Chevy introduced the new Impala 2014 which has been completely redesigned.  The iconic sedan is now a combination of efficiency and refinement with many entertainment options as well.     The new Impala contains advanced technology which has never been available in this model such as MyLink.  With an emphasis on comfort and cutting edge technology  including a BOSE sound system, it is like nothing you have ever seen in this Chevy model previously.     We had the pleasure of attending the Chevy Urban Style event at MILK Galleries in order to meet with representatives from General Motors and to get a sneak peak at the new Chevy Impala 2014.  It was an amazing experience to check out the Impala's new features as well as receive demos describing these features from the very designers who came up with them.     The new v-6 Impala has the most … [Read more...]

Step Out In Style With The All-New Nissan Sentra 2013! #DescubreSentra

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nissan. All opinions are 100% mine.     There is nothing like stepping into a new car and driving around town in style.  The all-new Nissan Sentra 2013 has an elegant and refined exterior and interior styling to add a touch of class to your every outing or event.  You will surely be the talk of the town when you drive up to your destination boasting such luxury details as chrome accents and a spacious interior with class leading rear seat legroom.     As a car owner, there is nothing better than purchasing a vehicle that is affordable while, at the same time, comes with a whole load of premium features to make you feel luxurious in every driving experience.  These features include such things as affordable navigation with back-up camera and I-Key with keyless entry and push-button start.     Here are some other convenient features that make the all-new Nissan Sentra 2013 a "class-above" the … [Read more...]