November 2012

Life lessons from yoga

I’ve never regretted a workout, but I’ve regretted missing plenty. I read that quote in a magazine ages ago, and I can’t remember who said it, but I do remember thinking it was a brilliant motivational reminder. It’s definitely how I feel about yoga: sometimes it’s hard to squeeze it in, amidst work and blogging […]

November 30, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Taboga Island

It’s no secret that I love a bit of sunshine. So when I booked my ticket down to visit my friend Jess in South America, my only request was at least one proper beach day. A day where there was nothing to do but have plenty of girl talk, read magazines, soak up the sun, […]

November 29, 2012 Continue reading…

My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I’d never want to live there full-time–which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy and vast cultural difference–I still miss the vibrant colors […]

November 23, 2012 Continue reading…

What I’m thankful for

Today is Thanksgiving in America. Historical roots or fallacy aside, it’s a day that Americans have steeped in tradition: turkey, cranberry, family, stories. Today, I’m celebrating Friends-Giving in true New York City style: Californians, parades, Thai takeout, Central Park carriage rides. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as I settle into a life here: I […]

November 22, 2012 Continue reading…

A weekend in Boston, via Instagram

One of the brilliant things about being back in the USA–even if I am on the opposite coast of my hometown–is being closer to my family and friends. Suddenly, I’m only a couple of time zones and a domestic flight away. So for the first time in my travels, my parents came to visit me. […]

November 19, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Cartagena

I’m not sure what I expected of Colombia, but I certainly didn’t expect Cartagena to be so pretty. Facades in shades of cerulean and orange, fuchsia bougainvillea strewn over open windows and patterned tiles. Cobblestone streets and shady plazas, it’s just as beautiful as any romantically colorful city on the Mediterranean. I didn’t expect to, […]

November 15, 2012 Continue reading…

Sailing the San Blas Islands with the Black Dragonfly

It’s hard to find the most appropriate superlative to describe the five  days I spent sailing from Panama City, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia through the San Blas Islands. It was one of the most fantastic weeks of my life: incredibly relaxing, surrounded by beauty and far too much fun. The San Blas Islands is an […]

November 13, 2012 Continue reading…