January 2014

Postcard from Culebra

My first priority when I booked my trip to Puerto Rico: finding the best beaches. I’ve visited my share of beaches around the world, and even though all I really need is sun and salt water (sand is optional, as discovered in Nice), I definitely judge a place by the quality of the beach. Playa […]

January 30, 2014 Continue reading…

A very snowy New York winter (and a sunny escape)

Life in New York lately has felt like one perpetual snow day: blizzard after blizzard, freezing temperatures and white skies and icy sidewalks. There are days when my fingers feel frost-bitten and no jacket seems quite warm enough (only to get inside the subway car or my office and be sweltering in long sleeves) and […]

January 28, 2014 Continue reading…

Reminiscing: Southeast Asia

It should come as no surprise to long-time readers of this site that I absolutely loved living in Melbourne: it deserves every single ounce of its title as the most livable city in the world. I was lucky enough to have a bedroom window that looked out on Luna Park and sunsets over St Kilda […]

January 24, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Luquillo

On our way back to San Juan from Caribe Playa (via Fajardo and Culebra), we spent a morning at Luquillo Beach before driving through El Yunque National Rainforest (where, predictably, it rained). Luquillo was one of my favorite beaches in Puerto Rico: crystal clear turquoise sea, sands lined with towering palm trees, calm waves and […]

January 23, 2014 Continue reading…

This year’s mantra

Since I started writing this blog in 2010, I’ve tried to establish a few words around each new year. It’s a way to decide what I’m going to focus on, what I’m searching for most–and mostly, it’s a grounding exercise to calm my mind during yoga, meditation or just a moment of stress. Peaceful, grounded, […]

January 21, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Caribe Playa

All I wanted for Christmas was a real good tan, and thanks to Caribe Playa, I got one! When I booked a flight to Puerto Rico on an impulse (namely, I was feeling sad and then I spotted a cheap round-trip on JetBlue), it was mostly because my parents told me that if I was […]

January 16, 2014 Continue reading…

The notion of honesty, on and offline

At a dinner party the other night, I blushed when my boyfriend and a close friend discussed a blog post that I’d written. It was a strange collision of two separate worlds, the intersection between the life that I live every day and the ways that I share it. It’s always bizarre to hear people […]

January 13, 2014 Continue reading…