This has been a long time coming: I actually mentioned my love of pugs in the very first paragraph of my very first blog post. I’ve been borderline obsessed with pugs since college, and it’s only intensified since meeting my boyfriend three years ago: once I found out that he loved pugs too, it basically clinched the deal.

6 week old fawn pug puppy   When we moved in together six months ago, we knew that a pug was next on the list. We started researching breeders at the beginning of the year, relying heavily on the American Kennel Club directory and the Pug Dog Club of Greater New York. We discovered Patti Puglady Pugz, sent her a heartfelt essay on our love of pugs, found out she was expecting a spring litter, and decided to go out to Staten Island for a day in late March to meet her. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more obsessed with pugs that she is: she legally changed her name to Patti Puglady Pugz, and her home has more pug paraphernalia that I knew existed in the world. We won her over with our very genuine love of pugs, and won first pick of the litter!

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Of the moment // 5.20.16

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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The best of Samoset and surrounds

When we first planned our trip to Maine, we thought we’d stay in Portland for the entire time–and then we realized Maine is BIG. And a lot of the good stuff is outside of the cities! Maine is a state of small towns and wide open spaces: for reference, the population is 1/8 the size of […]

May 19, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a weekend away (in a carry-on)

One of the things I now consider myself an expert in: packing for a weekend away in a carry-on. I cannot count how many times I’ve left New York City on Thursday night and come back on a Sunday night, but it has been many–and it has always been in a bag small enough to […]

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Of the moment // 5.13.16

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 […]

May 13, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Portland, Maine

First of all, let me just talk about how confused everyone around me has been because of my visits to Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine within a few weeks of each other. My mom thought that Jillian and I popped over to the other side of the country for a girls weekend, people at work […]

May 12, 2016 Continue reading…

Maine: on video!

My friend Jillian and I decided to take our second annual friendship getaway (see: Bucks County) to Maine: it was a state that neither of us had visited, and when we booked in the heart of January, we had grand dreams of wildflowers, sunshine and eating lobster rolls on the beach. In important things we learned: […]

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