As much as I love taking advantage of a three-day weekend and going somewhere far-flung, sometimes it’s really nice to skip the traffic and the crowds and enjoy a quiet weekend in New York City. The city is actually fantastic on long summer weekends: even if the touristy spots are full, my local coffee shop and neighborhood garden are empty.Governors Island, New York CityWe didn’t have any huge plans for the weekend, so I managed to do a lot of what I love: ride my bike around the loop in Prospect Park, read in a sunny courtyard with an iced coffee, have an impromptu barbecue with friends. It was my first weekend in New York City in almost five weeks, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Of the moment // 5.22.15

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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A weekend in Bucks County

Both my grandparents and my mother were born and raised in Hatboro, Pennsylvania: one of those quintessential small American towns where everyone knows everyone. My mom studied abroad in France and moved to California, and never looked back–she has very strong feelings about shoveling snow. My grandparents retired to Florida not long after I was […]

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Of the moment // 5.15.15

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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Postcard from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been on my list of places to visit ever since I moved to New York City–especially in the spring! I can’t believe it took me almost three years to visit, but holy moly: the timing was right. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is especially famous for its esplanade of cherry trees, […]

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Notes on (still) solo traveling

I started traveling by myself almost on accident: it certainly wasn’t any sort of conscious feminist statement, or because I wanted to one day become a “solo female traveler.” After I graduated from college, I wanted to backpack around Europe and couldn’t convince any of my friends to come with me: so I booked the ticket, […]

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Of the moment // 5.8.15

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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