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

One of my friends works at an incredible charter school in East Harlem (watch this very moving video to get an idea of their mission), and I had the pleasure of speaking at their Career Day this week. First of all, it’s quite a communications challenge to describe podcast sales and travel blogging to a group of (admittedly very well-behaved) seventh graders. But it was so inspiring to get to talk to these kids, all of whom are facing about a so many more educational obstacles than I ever had when I was growing up. Although the school is technically a lottery system, preference is given to kids living in public housing–and from day one, they make it a priority that every single student knows that their path leads to college (and 94% of graduates are accepted into college, which is awesome in a neighborhood where the average is closer to 36%). It made me grateful for the very pro-education childhood I had, as well as inspired to look for more places to give back in my community.

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A weekend in Oakland

We popped over to the West Coast to explore the city on the other side of the bay: Oakland! My great friend Katelyn and her boyfriend moved to the Lake Merritt neighborhood last fall with their sweet pup Mylo and cat Waffles, and have been raving about it ever since. Although it was a super quick […]

May 25, 2017 Continue reading…

Drink Whiskey, Eat Tacos: our wedding party

Although I didn’t really want a traditional wedding, there were a few things that were important to me when we decided to get married. I loved that we eloped and had a really simple, no-fuss ceremony with just our parents and best friends present. I wanted to leave on an immediate and very tropical honeymoon, […]

May 24, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 5.19.17

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 visit to the United Nations

An activity that was at the top of my list of things I can’t believe I haven’t done in New York City: a tour of the United Nations headquarters! I finally found some time to squeeze in a tour between meetings last week: one thing that makes it extra tough to visit as a resident and not […]

May 18, 2017 Continue reading…

A girls weekend in Philly

A few weeks ago, I popped down to Philadelphia for our third annual girls weekend with my friend Jillian. After exploring covered bridges in Bucks County and lighthouses and lobster rolls in Maine, we decided to make this weekend all about gardens. Lucky for us, Philadelphia is the garden capital of the USA–a fun fact we […]

May 17, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 5.12.17

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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