September 2013

Postcard from Coney Island

Coney Island was on my list of “things to do this summer” but somehow, I didn’t make it there until the very first day of fall. Luckily, the weather was perfect for an afternoon of reading on the beach, strolling along the boardwalk and indulging in a hot dog and lemonade from Nathan’s. Coney Island […]

September 26, 2013 Continue reading…

My happiest moment

In October 2011, I sold my first piece to a magazine. I vividly remember the day I found out: it was a sunny and warm in Melbourne, one of the first beautiful days of spring. I read the email and walked out to a stretch of park a few blocks from my office, and felt […]

September 24, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from a bike ride to Fort Tryon Park

During the last long days of summer, I decided to bike up to Fort Tryon Park on a Saturday morning. I first visited Fort Tryon Park last August, and located off 190th Street, it just seemed so incredibly far away–even though I was staying on the Upper West Side around 116th Street at the time. […]

September 20, 2013 Continue reading…

On the scene at New York Fashion Week

While I might be beach-hopping in New York on the weekends or sailing to the Statue of Liberty at sunset, I’m usually in front of a computer from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday as the social media and marketing manager for ONA. One of the perks of working for such a cool company in […]

September 17, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from New York beaches

Being able to go to the beach for the day: I always thought that was something people in Los Angeles did, not New Yorkers. I honestly never even thought about easy beach days when I moved to the city, since I figured that was reserved for rich people with fancy houses in the Hamptons or […]

September 13, 2013 Continue reading…

Comparison is the thief of joy

Comparison is the thief of joy.  It’s one of those things that you know, you KNOW, even though you can’t quite stop comparing yourself to your friends and your neighbors and your co-workers and bloggers and the people you follow on Instagram (even when you’re not even sure how they got in your feed). It’s […]

September 10, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Irish Famine Memorial

After Aly and I spent the afternoon hitting balls at the Chelsea Piers Golf Club, we decided to take a leisurely bike ride along the West Side Highway and through Battery Park. As we rode through the Financial District, we were shocked to see a grassy knoll squarely situated among the skyscrapers. What we had […]

September 5, 2013 Continue reading…