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!

Flowers and Bensimons in Elk Grove

This week feels like such a blur! I came in on a red-eye Monday morning and I flew out to Austin last night: it’s been a while since I’ve had two straight weeks at the airport. And bonus: my boss from LA was in town all week, we had a new person on our team start on Monday,  and we had a big sales team dinner on Wednesday. Suffice to say, I’m exhausted. I honestly attribute most of it to the fact that I haven’t a) worked out or b) ridden my bike or c) gone grocery shopping in almost two weeks. Making time to take care of myself goes SO FAR in keeping me energetic, even when my social calendar is packed. Trying to keep that in mind and schedule in some downtime–even amidst evening rooftop drinks and morning coffee dates–for next week!

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A weekend in Sacramento

I spent last weekend at home in Sacramento, and it was simply glorious. I booked the ticket as a sort of belated Mom’s birthday slash early Mother’s Day present: essentially, a trip home to hang out with my parents and their dog. Even though I was only home for three whole days–joys of the after-work […]

April 30, 2015 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads

It should be no secret that I love to read: it’s been my favorite hobby since I was a kid. I think there’s an element of only child-ness in there: I love how easy it is to amuse yourself when you’re lost in a good book, no matter where you are. Like Hemingway said: “There […]

April 27, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.24.15

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 […]

April 24, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Mystic

One of the things that I really truly believe is that you don’t need to go far away to have an excellent travel experience: just the act of escaping from the everyday can be refreshing in itself. And that’s why I’m such a huge proponent for quick weekend escapes, especially from New York City: trips […]

April 23, 2015 Continue reading…

A flower-filled visit to the New York Botanical Garden

Full disclosure: if you do not like flowers, you are going to hate this post, and I will not even be mad if you close out of it immediately (although I would be a little sad because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said: the earth laughs in flowers). That said: ALL OF THE FLOWERS ARE AHEAD. […]

April 21, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.17.15

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 […]

April 17, 2015 Continue reading…