"To be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker." -- Ed Koch

How to be Smarter: One of my favorite pieces about reading and love. How to be Prettier: A spring trend this year is the grid print: seen here, here and here.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are nervous about an event or party, show up a little early. It is always less intimidating to have the room fill up around you than to walk into a full room.