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! 

Christine Amorose for Sally Hansen #ShineOn Campaign

In super fun news: this little video for the Sally Hansen #ShineOn campaign was released! As much fun as it was to have a makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist and team of videographers and photographers: I think I’ll stick to writing. We also launched a few new gorgeous camera bags and straps over at ONA on Wednesday, keeping me plenty busy. I’m taking today off work, and fondly reminiscing on Good Fridays past: growing up, we always stayed inside from noon to 3 p.m. for quiet reflection. I still remember the one and only year where my mom let me watch TV: we rolled coins as we watched the Ten Commandments movie!

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Date idea: making pasta!

Growing up in California, you learn how to entertain: you’re raised on backyard barbecues, dinner parties and copies of Sunset Living magazine. Particularly in the suburbs, everyone has modern kitchens (read: dishwashers!), separate living and dining rooms and sprawling backyards: all of the essentials to cook and host at home. That’s not the case in […]

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Notes on doing the thing that scares you

Fear is a tricky thing. In many ways, it’s meant to protect us: it’s a mental shield to keep us from doing things that are physically dangerous or emotionally risky. Fear keeps our feet firmly on the ground, our words safely in our minds, our selves squarely where we should be (instead of where we […]

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Of the moment // 4.11.14

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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Date idea: a show at the Carlyle!

The Upper East Side seems like a whole different world from Brooklyn: the sidewalks are clean, the glass is gleaming, the women wear furs without a hint of irony. The air smells more of glamour than garbage, and every building seems to have a storied history (whether of the Rockefeller or Gossip Girl era). The […]

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When practice, not perfection, is the goal

Yoga is one of those things that, intrinsically, should make you a better person. Steadier in breath and thought, more open in body and mind; adaptable, flexible, considerate. The past month, I’ve been doing a lot of yoga. The first thing I do when I wake up now is a series of sun salutations and a […]

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Of the moment // 4.4.14

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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