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! Staple Street in Tribeca, New York At the beginning of 2016, I intentionally decided not to make any resolutions: all I wanted was more of the good stuff and less of the bad. As we wrap up the year, I feel pretty good about that: this week, I meditated most mornings and went to a few Pilates classes and made my favorite dinner. I’ve traveled to some amazing places, and I still have a few more planes to board this year (!). Mostly, I can’t believe that it’s almost time for holiday parties and Christmas shopping and year-end wrap-ups. Where did this year go?!

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Postcard from Central Park in fall

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city in all seasons, but it’s especially hard to beat in fall. The foliage is just so gorgeous! And one of my favorite (and fairly underrated) spots in the park is the Pool, located off 103rd Street on the west side. It’s far enough from the […]

December 1, 2016 Continue reading…

Get shit done and be nice, or notes on success

One of the most common questions I receive (especially from young women) is around my career outside of this blog: how did I get my job? How do I balance work with my blog? How do I travel so much while holding down a full-time job? And what advice do I have for young women […]

November 30, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Barbados

“Ah, but those aren’t real islands, with real flavor,” my cab driver replied, when he asked where else I’d visited in the region. “Barbados, this is the real Caribbean.” I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in Barbados, other than sunshine and rum punch and a few days by myself. I was surprised by […]

November 29, 2016 Continue reading…

My favorite female-led businesses to support

I’m a big believer in experiences over things, and that I’d rather have fewer, better things. Perhaps my favorite tradition is one that my now-fiance and I started last year: instead of getting each other a big gift, we treated each other to a trip to Costa Rica. We purchased the tickets during the summer […]

November 26, 2016 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 11.25.16

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 […]

November 25, 2016 Continue reading…

Barbados: on video!

It’s been a while since I took a solo trip–especially to a super romantic island! Even though I would have loved to visit Barbados with David, there was still PLENTY to enjoy on my own: I basically read Gone with the Wind in the sunshine the entire time, took long walks on the beach while listening to […]

November 22, 2016 Continue reading…