One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend! 

Anti stress coloring books

I spent last weekend on a silent yoga and meditation retreat in the Berkshires, and it was such a good way to reset. It was my fourth time in five years attending this retreat, and I loved being able to reread my journal entries through the years and see what’s shifted and what’s stayed the same. I spent most of the weekend reading by the fire and coloring a bunch of flower-y postcards, and even took a nap! I realized that I never take naps anymore because I constantly feel like there are a million things I should be doing–it felt SO good to truly have nothing pressing to do and feel like I could just lay down and go to sleep (also, we woke up at 6am for meditation so also possible that I was just very tired). I’ve also been doing more barre and Pilates classes lately, so it was nice to get back into a yoga routine! Overall, not only did it give me a really restorative break from the city, it also magnified some of the areas at home that I could bring a bit more intention to–so this week, I’ve been working on not texting while walking, not checking my email before bed, and taking some time to BE without any headphones in or devices on.

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The best of Saint Lucia

I was chatting with someone the other day about living in New York City and how it affects the types of vacations I take: the constant chaos of the city leaves me craving something calmer, which is why I end up in the Caribbean so often. Bonus points that it’s fairly convenient, with plenty of […]

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One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it’s not always a complete escape: there’s often a frolicking pug at my feet, sirens outside my window, that day’s to-do list threatening to intrude on […]

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Of the moment // 3.17.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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St Lucia + Dominica: on video!

We’ve been greeted by quite the blast of cold weather in New York City! Snowstorm Stella and the resulting frigid temperatures, subway delays and knee-high slush puddles have left me daydreaming about the Caribbean paradise we just left. So if you need a quick five-minute break from the chill of winter (or just the drudgery […]

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One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I’m feeling nervous about something (whether it’s big or small) is to ask myself one question: “What’s the worst that can happen?”  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry about the things we can’t control. We expend all of our energy worrying […]

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Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of a blizzard. One of the things that I […]

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