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Michelle Taubman is a charity correspondent for Ask Miss A. She is passionate about fashion, healthy living, writing, non-profit, and inspiring others. Her mottos to being successful are the two B’s, always “be yourself “ and “believe in yourself.” Without these two fundamentals she would not have had the courage to go off on her own and form her own consulting business in 2011, formerly known as Tru Beauty Consulting and today is called The Frugal Fashionite www.frugalfashionite.com. Due to the popularity of The Frugal Fashionite, she has recently expanded into the health market, launching another brand called Zen On A Plate, www.zenonaplate.com. Both blogs allow Michelle to consult and partner up regularly with companies that need media and communication services in both areas of interest. She also holds a New York Real Estate license where she works as an agent helping buyers and sellers find properties in NYC.

When she is not writing away or finding a space for others to call their home or office, she can be found working out, reading, doing yoga, traveling, cooking, exploring new places in NYC, and being outdoors. She received her Bachelors of Science from Miami, OH, and her favorite experience in college was studying abroad in Luxembourg which gave her not only the opportunity to travel among to ten countries, but see the world from a different lens. One day she hopes to set up a non profit foundation with her brand Zen on A Plate that will provide hunger relief to those in third world countries or assist lower income families in the US that don’t have the means to properly feed their kids the best nutrition.

Recap: Plant Empowered Summer Benefit 2015 at GustOrganics

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On Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7 p.m., Plant Empowered held it’s first summer benefit at GustOrganics to raise money for both Mercy for Animals and The Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore . Over 100 advocates for animal rights, healthy living, and veganism attended to support both of these causes. Guests were greeted with […]

Recap: Bronxworks 2015 Gala

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Eileen Torres with the BronxWorks Steppers at 2015 Annual Gala (photo credit by Sophia Negron Photography)

On June 2, 2015, over 300 guests attended BronxWorks Annual Gala at the Tribecca Three Sixty in Manhattan to celebrate the mission of Bronxworks, and it’s goal of building a stronger and healthier community for Bronx residents. […]

2015 BronxWorks Annual Gala

Save the Date for 2015 BronxWorks Annual Gala photo credit from www.bronxworks.org

On June 2, 2015, BronxWorks will be hosting it’s Annual Gala at the Tribecca Three Sixty in Manhattan. The gala not only commemorates 43 years of Bronxwork Service to the community, but every year it raises funds to improve the health and wellness of Bronx residents. This gala will honor New York Jets Offensive […]

Recap: 8th Annual Spring Fling To Benefit Animal Care And Control of NYC

Maya on the Red Carpet at the 2015 Animal Care  Control NYC Spring Fling

On Friday May 1, 2015, Animal Care & Control of NYC hosted it’s 8th Annual Spring Fling at the prestigious National Arts Club. Procceds from the evening will go to programs which aid in helping misplaced animals find loving homes.

Pup Maya on the Red Carpet ( Photo credit , @jasonhowardphotography.com and www.instagram.com/jasonhowardnyc)


8th Annual Animal Care And Control of NYC Spring Fling

animal care and control nyc spring fling 2015

On Friday May 1, 2015, Animal Care & Control of NYC will be hosting their 8th Annual Spring Fling on Friday May 1st from 7-9pm at the National Arts Club. Each year this highly anticipated event brings out all animal lovers for an evening of cocktails, a wide-ranging silent auction, live auction with Christie’s […]

Recap: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Celebrate Spring NYC

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Atmosphere (photo credit by Patrick Mcmullan ©Patrick Mcmullan==photo-Sylvain Gaboury/PatrickMcmullan.com)

The Young New Yorkers for the fight against Parkinson’s committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation held its 8th annual Celebrate Spring New York at Tao Downtown on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. This event brought in over 330 supporters for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and […]

Recap: The Promise of Hati II in NYC For The Foundation of Liberty and Knowledge

Group Shot From FOKAL's Reception

L-R: Myriam Nader, Michele Pierre-Louis, Eric Girault, Jacqueline Girault, Sweet Joy Hachuela, Frans Johansson, Lorraine Mangones, Carra Wallace (Photo Credit by Cat Laine @paintedfoot.com)

The Promise of Haiti II special cocktail reception took place On Friday evening, March 27, 2015 at THE MEDICI GROUP. The Promise of Hati II in NYC to Benefit […]

The Promise of Haiti II In NYC To Benefit Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty


The Promise of Haiti II special cocktail reception will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015 at The Medici Group to celebrate it’s 20 years of commitment to FOKAL.

This highly anticipated event will include a keynote address by H. E. Michele Pierre-Louis, President of FOKAL and former Prime Minister of Haiti, cocktails, silent […]

8th Annual Celebrate Spring New York For Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

8th Annual Celebrate Spring NY

The Young New Yorkers for the fight against Parkinson’s committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation will be holding its eighth annual Celebrate Spring New York at Tao Downtown located at 92 Ninth Avenue in New York City on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. This highly anticipated event plans to bring over 300 supporters of the […]

Macy’s Red Dress Collection At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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(L-R) Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony walk the runway. (Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Go Red)

The American Heart Association Go Red for Women, presented by Macy’s hosted its annual Red Dress Collection on Thursday February 12, 2015 at the Lincoln Center […]