I read a while ago that wellness is the new luxury status symbol, and I have to admit that it resonated. My late-20s-professional friends and I aren’t too into spending money on fancy purses or crazy-trendy restaurants–but we do make plans to catch up over $40 Pilates and yoga classes (although this is generally subsidized by ClassPass) and $10 green juices or avocado toasts, where we share our tips and recommendations on finding awesome-but-affordable acupuncturists, facials and deep-tissue masseuses.

Skyting Yoga in Chinatown, New York City

I err on the frugal side of everyday life (making my own lunch, taking the subway, etc.) so that I can a) travel more and b) spend money on wellness. I struggle with stress and anxiety taking a toll on my body: I hold a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders and can get nasty headaches. I find that making sure I’m taking the time to take care of my body–beyond just eating well, meditating daily and getting enough exercise–can make a huge difference in my physical, mental and emotional well-being. These are a few of my favorite ways and places to spend on wellness in New York City.

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Of the moment // 6.23.17

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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My workout routine + favorite exercise studios in NYC

Over the past five years living in New York City, I’ve tried out a bunch of different workout routines. They’ve shifted based on where I’ve lived, where I’ve worked, what my daily schedule looked like, how much money I was making, what I felt I needed at any given time, the season. I’ve had a […]

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A visit to Tivoli Gardens

When my friend Renee suggested spending my 29th birthday at a theme park, I was extremely dubious. Other than Ferris wheels (which I adore), I generally feel that theme parks are expensive and manufactured and best experienced either as a child or with a child. But she managed to convince me, and I am SO glad […]

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Of the moment // 6.16.17

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 long weekend in Copenhagen

I’m honestly surprised it took me this long to visit Copenhagen! I worked for a high-end Danish furniture company in Australia, where I learned a ton about the iconic Scandinavian designers and became enamored with the concept of hygge. And then I moved to New York City, and had a succession of three wonderful roommates […]

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Exciting news: we’re moving!

When my now-husband and I first started getting serious, I sort of assumed (for better or worse) that we’d stay in New York City forever. He’s a born-and-bred New Yorker, and this is the city where we met and started our life together. But one day a couple of years ago–most likely in a snowstorm- or […]

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