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! New York City skyline     I read this post about the concerns about travel blogging in today’s world–namely that it paints a completely unrealistic picture of what life as a travel blogger is actually like, and thus does a massive disservice to the industry and the audience–and found myself nodding along the entire time. As much as I love to travel, I feel grateful to have a home base and a steady paycheck and all of the comforts and routines that it affords. It means that when I do travel, I can really enjoy it. Would love to hear your thoughts on the piece!

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A long weekend in Avalon

My boyfriend’s family has been going to Avalon every summer for more than 40 years, and after my second year in a row: I can definitely see why. It’s only a three-hour drive from New York City, and it feels like an entire world away. It’s oozing with small town charm–the bikes that are never […]

August 27, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 8.21.15

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 […]

August 21, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Bushwick

A few weeks ago, my great friend Miamah visited New York City for the very first time–and seeing some awesome street art in Brooklyn was on the top of her list of things to do. We decided to explore the neighborhood of Bushwick: although it neighbors where I live in Williamsburg, I actually don’t spend […]

August 20, 2015 Continue reading…

Date idea: NYC helicopter ride and sunset sail!

One of the greatest things about living in New York City is that you get to know all of the off-the-beaten-path local gems—but you also have full access to the big-time touristy items that make up a dream, splurge-worthy vacation. Even though I advocate for having a travel mindset every day no matter where you […]

August 18, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 8.14.15

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 […]

August 14, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Monument Mountain

One of my favorite summers is the one that I spent in Colorado Springs the year before my senior of college: I interned at the Colorado Springs Gazette as a copy editor for the sports section. That meant that I worked the 4pm to midnight shift, diligently writing headlines and looking for grammatical errors while […]

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