Of the moment // 9.30.16

September 30, 2016 in Of the Moment

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!The view from Liberty House in Jersey City   This has been one of those weeks where Tuesday felt like Friday, and every day has just felt longer than the last. I think part of it is the seasons changing: I’m already feeling more sluggish because the sun is rising later and it’s getting darker earlier, and more depressed because it’s been chilly and blustery. The weather affects me SO deeply, and I have such a hard time in the winter here. To be honest, I’m already dreading it–especially now that we have a dog who needs to be walked outside, no matter what! Alas, I’m trying to focus my attention on some upcoming fun fall getaways, the joy of finding sweaters I forgot I had and swapping out my cold brew for delicious hot lattes.

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Notes on being engaged

Real talk: when you get engaged, people immediately start asking about the wedding. IMMEDIATELY.Growing up, I never aspired to be a bride or daydreamed about a fairytale wedding or wanted a big diamond ring. I wanted to be a soccer player, a lawyer, a writer, a teacher, an entrepreneur. Yes, I wanted to fall in […]

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A weekend in Sacramento

For the past three years that I’ve been living in New York City, I’ve gone home to Sacramento every September. It’s my favorite time of year to visit: not only are flight tickets so much cheaper than around the holidays or in summer, but it’s also perfect weather to read paperbacks by the pool and go […]

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Of the moment // 9.23.16

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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Why I always stay in the Marais when I visit Paris

Whenever I visit Paris, I stay in the Marais neighborhood. My very first trip to Paris was when I was 11: it was with my mom and a family friend, and we stayed in a teeny-tiny hotel room up a skinny circular staircase right down the street from the Centre Pompidou. On subsequent trips with my […]

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Of the moment // 9.16.16

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 10 things I always do in Paris

I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, and every time I go, I try to seek out new things to experience–but I also make a point to go back and do the things that I love the most. On my last trip to Paris, I was playing tour guide for my boyfriend–not only was it […]

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