One book that I recommend purchasing for your nightstand: Gift from the Sea. Although it was written in the mid 1950’s by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (wife of famed aviator Charles), so much of it still resonates today–especially as a woman who strives to write and work. View from the San Juan Marriott Resort in Puerto Rico

One of my favorite lines: “Now, instead of planting our solitude with our own dream blossoms, we choke the space with continuous music, chatter and companionship to which we do not even listen. It is simply there to fill the vacuum. When the noise stops there is no inner music to take its place. We must re-learn to be alone.” How much more relevant in 2017 than 1955!

It’s a beautiful and simple read about youth and age, love and marriage, solitude and commitment. And as a professed lover of the beach: plenty of references to the meditative state of the ocean and life on an island, it’s even more appealing.

Has anyone else read Gift from the Sea?  

 

 

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Six tips for a Spa Castle adventure

I’ve been intrigued by Spa Castle for a long time: it’s a Korean spa complex with a bit of a mixed reputation. I love relaxing in saunas and steam rooms and spas, and it’s pretty rare to find a spa experience like that in New York City. So my friend Kate and I decided to […]

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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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Notes on my sleep routine

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One thing to send more snail mail

My favorite recent discovery:  I’ve had a physical address book for ages, but it’s not actually that useful anymore: most of my friends move every couple of years, there’s no space for birthdays, I forget to take it with me on vacation when I want to send postcards. Plus, so many of my friends have gotten […]

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In honor of female friendship: my favorite lady dates

In honor of Galentine’s Day: without a doubt, one of the things I value most in my life are my female friendships. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such clever, hard-working, hilarious and beautiful women, and I know that these relationships can’t be taken for granted.One of the things I’ve been conscious of […]

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Of the moment // 2.10.17

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 […]

February 10, 2017 Continue reading…