November 2013

What makes a city liveable?

I’ve often heard people say that as much as they love visiting New York City, they’d never want to live there. And whenever people mention visiting Sacramento, I always say it’s not a great place for a vacation, but it’s a fantastic place to live. During my weekend at home in Sacramento, a lot of […]

November 26, 2013 Continue reading…

That time I was a New York City street style model

Sometimes living in New York City means you get to do really cool things, just by virtue of living amongst the most famous skyline in the world. Recently, after an Australian friend noticed that I attended New York Fashion Week, she reached out about help to produce a New York street style shoot for her […]

November 22, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Marina

Whenever I visit San Francisco, I usually stay in the Marina. One of my close friends from college has lived in a gorgeous place on Lombard and Divisadero, and I’ve been crashing there since I worked in high-tech PR in Silicon Valley. For the longest time, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Marina: it […]

November 21, 2013 Continue reading…

My parents come to NYC!

Last weekend, my parents flew in from California to visit me in New York City! It was a big deal because it was the first time my parents have seen where I lived (or traveled) since I quit my job and moved out of my studio apartment in Silicon Valley in 2010. Plus, it was […]

November 19, 2013 Continue reading…

The best coffee in Brooklyn

It’s no secret that my time in Melbourne turned me into a coffee snob. It’s made me unable to enjoy a Starbuck’s latte (there’s so much milk! And no beautiful design on top!) and completely distrusting of the standard drip coffee. While I still drink one mug of drip coffee every morning at work (mostly […]

November 15, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the San Francisco Bay at sunrise

I spent a few days last week in San Francisco for a work event, and I never quite managed to get on West Coast time. To be honest, it didn’t bother me that much: I much prefer early mornings and early nights to sleeping in and staying out late. Even so, regularly waking up before […]

November 14, 2013 Continue reading…

Finding an apartment in New York City

There’s no doubt that apartment hunting in New York City is one of the most stressful, frustrating and expensive parts of moving to the city. My rental history in New York has been incredibly stressful and frustrating: five living situations in one year! When I first decided to move to New York City, I organized […]

November 12, 2013 Continue reading…