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 intention, about striving to be intentional in my relationships, my physical […]

October 29, 2012 Continue reading…

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 start to finish. I’d be lying if I said that SATC hadn’t […]

October 26, 2012 Continue reading…

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 parks located in central Manhattan and Brooklyn: Central Park, Bryant Park and […]

October 25, 2012 Continue reading…

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 escape to a swim in the sea. […]

October 23, 2012 Continue reading…

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 is a fellow Francophile and an absolute legend when it comes […]

October 19, 2012 Continue reading…

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 was. While I didn’t decide to stay living on […]

October 18, 2012 Continue reading…

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 ocean. Namely, I like the beach. I like sunshine. I like pineapple and pina […]

October 15, 2012 Continue reading…