December 2013

2013 resolutions: what I did more of this year

One of my favorite things about having a blog is that it holds me accountable. Writing things down automatically makes me more likely to follow through on goals, and that accountability is doubled when it’s shared publicly. That’s why I’m a big fan of sharing my resolutions for the new year, as well as a […]

December 31, 2013 Continue reading…

Looking back on 2013

2013 was a good year. I feel secure in the choices I’ve made, content with my relationships and environment. My mantra has forever been peaceful, grounded, stress-free; this is the year that I’ve finally felt it all come to fruition. I’ve found peace through meditation and yoga and turning my phone off before I go […]

December 30, 2013 Continue reading…

Currently: on the beach

Ah, jeez. The past couple weeks have been rough. No matter how excited I get about a spurt of travel, soon enough the reality catches up with me: long lines at airport security, not having all of my tried-and-true beauty products, a night at home simply to unpack and do laundry and repack before heading […]

December 20, 2013 Continue reading…

The best of Miami, via Instagram

Low 80s, sun shining, desperately humid but with an ocean breeze: Miami in the winter is a world away from the chill of New York City.I’ve visited twice recently–once after a cruise in 2012, and most recently for work a couple of weeks ago–and it’s true that it’s a lovely place in December. As much […]

December 19, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Wynwood Walls

When I visited Miami in December of last year, I stuck to South Beach–mostly because I couldn’t bear to leave the Surfcomber. This year, I headed down with ONA for the Miami Street Photography Festival (we were a co-sponsor with Leica), which took place in the Wynwood Arts District in downtown Miami. While South Beach […]

December 12, 2013 Continue reading…

The best things to eat in Montreal

When people asked me what I wanted to in Montreal, I listed three things: try poutine, eat a Montreal bagel and sip a hot chocolate in Vieux Montreal. As soon as I arrived in the city and flipped through the National Geographic: Montreal Restaurants in my hotel room, I realized that I wanted to do […]

December 10, 2013 Continue reading…

2013: The end of solo female travel?

This year, I’ve been on 16 flights, two train rides and countless subway rides. I have my carry-on bag packing down to an art form and know the route to the airport like the back of my hand. Despite settling into a fixed life in New York City, there has been more than enough travel […]

December 6, 2013 Continue reading…