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. Fox Theater in Oakland, CaliforniaAlthough it was a super quick trip–made even quicker with a long flight delay on our way out there–we still had such a good time checking out the city. Despite growing up just a couple of hours away, I’d never really explored Oakland and we were pleasantly surprised by how many great shops, restaurants and breweries there were–all within easy walking or cheap Lyft-ing distance. Katelyn and Michael were awesome tour guides, taking us to all of their favorite places–it was such a fun weekend, filled with lots of laughter and plenty of drinks!

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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 […]

May 12, 2017 Continue reading…

Date night: secret concert!

This might not come as much of a surprise to long-time readers (and certainly not to close friends and my husband), but I’m not big on surprises or the unknown. I’m definitely the person who plans the trips, coordinates the girls dinners, schedules the dates: logistics planning is both anxiety-inducing and very calming for me. […]

May 11, 2017 Continue reading…