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! 

Diane Von Furstenberg HQ in New York City     In true NYC/career/life highlights: I had lunch with Diane Von Furstenburg this week (as a very cool day-job perk). In middle school and high school, I was obsessed with fashion magazines and high fashion and working at a big fashion brand on Fifth Avenue: so this was quite literally my 14-year-old-self’s dream come true. She’s just as fabulous as you’d expect, and it was a bit surreal to actually talk to such an icon. And while I didn’t own a wrap dress before, I definitely want to invest in one now (maybe this classic!). And on a personal note: thanks for all of the positive, thoughtful commentary on my post earlier this week. So grateful for this space and so many incredible readers.

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Postcard from the Tamarindo Estuary

When we went to Costa Rica over New Year’s Eve, we purposely didn’t make any plans or schedule any activities in advance. For the first time in a long time, we figured we would show up and see what was on offer–and worst case scenario, I had no problem spending all day, every day on […]

February 4, 2016 Continue reading…

From the archives // Moving to and making it in NYC

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy!  I wonder sometimes about the ratio of native New Yorkers to transplants: […]

February 3, 2016 Continue reading…

Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

“What other people think of you is not your business,” said Deepak Chopra. “If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life.” Haters gonna hate. That’s just a fact of life, right? We might not know the secret to success, but the key to failure is trying […]

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Of the moment // 1.29.16

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 […]

January 29, 2016 Continue reading…

A visit to Dia:Beacon

Along with the Roosevelt Island Tramway, Dia:Beacon is one of those places that I’ve been meaning to go to for ages. My friend Jillian and I decided to take a day trip to the tiny upstate town of Beacon, and it didn’t disappoint. We stopped for lattes (of course!) at Bank Square Coffeehouse on the quite adorable Main […]

January 28, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from Snowstorm Jonas

If you haven’t heard by now: New York City (and most of the East Coast) had an epic snowstorm this weekend. With around 30 inches of snow in 24 hours, it came close to being the biggest snowstorm since 1869 (apparently, we just missed the record by a tenth of an inch!). A Walk In A […]

January 25, 2016 Continue reading…