ABOUT

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Hey y'all! I'm Dana Rae, the creator and voice behind Reinventing Rae NYC, a lifestyle blog about living in New York City, Beauty, Travel and Reinventing yourself through all of life’s phases I promise to keep it real and share things even if they aren't pretty. 

Although you may find that a lot of my content is based around New York City, you will also find tidbits of my real life throughout, as well as beauty, travel, and relationships. I LOVE sharing guides to the city of "things to do", "where to eat" and "how to's of NYC". But I want my blog to reflect more than just New York itself. I want you to get to know me, my journey here, the struggles along the way and what has lead me to living my best life in my thirties. 

I'm excited to share my journey with YOU! I hope you will find that you can relate to my life, find some inspiration when needed or even just discover a new favorite beauty product that you have seen me recently share. And whether you have never been to New York or have visited the city many times. I hope you will discover that there is so much more to the city than just crowded streets and flashing lights. 

 
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THE STORY BEHIND THE BLOG

I started my blog in 2015 (six months) after moving to New York City, with the encouragement from friends and family who ultimately wanted a dose of what my new life was like here in the city. And since then it has grown into a lifestyle blog including beauty, travel, life as a thirty-something and of course all things New York. I moved to Manhattan in the Fall of 2014 after all signs pointed me here. I was living in Atlanta, Georgia prior and although I was happy, I felt like I needed a life change. And what better city to experience new things than, the BIG apple. 

To be honest, I never really planned on moving to New York. But after turning 30 and then experiencing the loss of my grandfather, I had a new outlook on life. My grandfather really inspired me to live life without any regrets. So, as my apartment lease renewal approached, my lack of enthusiasm for my then job grew and with encouragement from my best friend who was already living in New York, I made the decision to move to New York City. 

And it has by far, been the best decision I've ever made. Although, it hasn’t come without it’s challenges. But nothing worth having comes easy. My blog is a huge passion project for me and I hope to continue to build this into a community of women from all walks of life who can come here to find inspiration in living your best life in your thirties.