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October 2012

Living with intention

My friend Ashlee (whom I met on Twitter before it was cool) wrote an incredibly sweet post about me. One thing she said that resonated with me is that I was intentional in pursuing our friendship. It got me thinking about living life with...
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Getting my Carrie on: the Sex and the City tour

I didn't start watching "Sex and the City" until  I went to see the movie with my mom on my 20th birthday. After recovering from the embarrassment that ensues after watching said film with your mother, I immediately watched the entire series from...
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Postcard from Fort Tryon Park

Sometimes the best thing about living in a city is having a quick and easy nature escape: a place with plenty of greenery, fresh air and open skies to counteract the sensation of being stifled by concrete and skyscrapers. There are plenty of...
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The little things I love about New York City

Honestly, I never pictured myself as much of a big city girl. I grew up in the suburbs of a cow town capital, and I've always been more comfortable in smaller cities with a prominent beachfront. I've based my happiness on how easy it is for me to...
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Chinatown and Little Italy with Ahoy! New York Food Tours

It's no secret that I love to eat--and noodles, whether Chinese or Italian, are probably one of my favorite meals. So I was stoked to take a NYC food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting. The owner Alana Hoye...
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Postcard from Morningside Heights

When I moved to New York City, Renee and I sublet an apartment from a Columbia student in Morningside Heights. I figured a month would be enough time for me to get a feel for the city, find a job, find an apartment--and it pretty much...
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Stepping out of my comfort zone and into New York City

I know exactly what I like: watching the sun rise over the ocean. Morning yoga. Saltwater swims. Wearing nothing but a bikini, a sarong, a pair of flip-flops. Reading in the sunshine. A crisp, cold beer. Watching the sun set over the...
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The best of the USA, via Instagram

Diversity is a word that's thrown around a lot when people talk about the United States. It's an incredible melting pot of cultures, a dazzling mix of landscapes. It's black and white and every shade of gray, red rocks and green mountains and endless...
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Postcard from Philadelphia

My mom grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, so I've grown up hearing stories of Philadelphia. My mom and my grandma would reminisce about cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and scrapple: they just couldn't find anything quite the same in sunny,...
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A weekend in Washington DC with a local

Whenever I traveled to a new country, I always felt a little tinge of guilt that I hadn't seen more of my own. I especially felt guilty that I had visited the capital cities of so many other countries, visiting their government buildings and learning...
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