October 2013

The “perfect weekend in New York” itinerary

Any new New Yorker can attest: you get a whole lot more visitors as soon as you move to this city. Not only is New York City one of the most popular vacation destinations for both Americans and foreigners, it also features some very expensive accommodation options. And part of playing hostess is playing tour […]

October 29, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from an autumn day in Central Park

Fall is quickly growing on me as my favorite season in New York City. There’s something about the crisp blue skies and the sun shining as the leaves change color and the temperatures begin to drop–and there’s no better place to enjoy the fall colors than Central Park. I spent last Sunday reading The New […]

October 24, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from an autumn day upstate

Recently, I’ve had several friends exclaim to me their love of fall: pumpkin spice lattes, knit sweaters, chilly temperatures. I vehemently disagreed: I’m a summer girl, through and through. I don’t like pumpkin-flavored anything, I hate wearing long sleeves and I’ll take triple digits (even in dripping humidity) over a deep freeze any day. As […]

October 17, 2013 Continue reading…

Happiness is booking the ticket

A few weeks ago, I admitted to not being that happy: it was one of those funks that I just couldn’t quite shake, even though I knew I wasn’t doing everything in my power to be happy. Basically as soon as I hit publish on that post, I realized there was plenty that I could […]

October 15, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from New York Harbor

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon sailing to the Statue of Liberty with the ONA team. Although I had watched the sun set over the Statue of Liberty on a date, this trip felt like much more authentic “sailing”–we watched the white sails go up against the bright blue sky […]

October 10, 2013 Continue reading…

The nicest people in the world

I’ve always been struck at a) how often I manage to lose things and b) how I almost always manage to get them back. In college, I lost my wallet two times: I put it down while signing a petition in the quad, I stuck it on top of the gas pump after I paid. […]

October 8, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Land Park

I grew up in Elk Grove, one of many suburbs that sprouted up around Sacramento in the early 1990’s. Although I went to elementary and middle school around the corner from my house, I went to a private Catholic high school in the heart of Sacramento. It seemed like ALL of my friends lived in […]

October 3, 2013 Continue reading…