Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a Jill of many trades.  By that I mean I have a wide range of interests and passions, some of which are music, fashion, books, food and wine.

I am a mom to a boy who isn’t yet a teen but runs the IT department in our home and a little girl currently obsessed with all things to do with Japan.  I am a Fashion Design major, former make-up artist, corporate event producer by day, an aspiring creative by night and on the weekends when I am not cooking, cleaning folding clothes or administering bubble baths, you can find me out exploring New York City or in my home office planning my next project or getaway.

Speaking of getaways, although my heart and home is in Harlem (thus the name Uptownista), I love to travel and often find myself dreaming of the next opportunity of escaping the hustle of the city for far-away tranquility, wandering cobble-stone streets, trying exotic dishes and sharing familiar stories in unfamiliar languages.

I hope to share some of my passions, insights and experiences with you and if you have any questions, suggestions or simply want to say hello, please feel free to contact me at uptownistanyc@gmail.com