February 2014

Exciting news: I’m going to be a yoga teacher!

I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for about 10 years. After my first knee surgery at 14, my mom signed us up for a set of classes through our local rec center. I hated it: I had such a hard time slowing down, controlling my breathing, stopping my mind from racing. I took yoga […]

February 28, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Miguel Domingo Fuerte Wildlife Refuge

One of the greatest (and worst) things about Casa Bonita was its isolation. Located miles outside of the closest town, it straddles the jungle and the sea: lush greenery on one side, clear turquoise waters on the other, endless sky above. Although we spent plenty of time reading our Kindles and sipping coconuts at the infinity […]

February 27, 2014 Continue reading…

Snail mail: giveaway!

Despite the fact that I live so much of my life online–blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming–I’m very committed to having an active social life offline. I love meeting up with people over coffee, whether they’re friends that I’ve had since college, a friend of a friend who just moved to the city, or ones that I […]

February 25, 2014 Continue reading…

The road to Casa Bonita

The very first description I read of Casa Bonita argued that “it’s often possible to go very right by lighting out for less familiar territories.” I was won over by the images of an infinity pool, only 12 rooms, the opportunity to go off the beaten path: I’ve never been enticed by all-inclusive resorts, crowded kiddie […]

February 21, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Shaker Mill Farm Inn

As much as I love living in New York City, I think it’s incredibly important to get OUT of this city on a regular basis. Just a couple of days somewhere where you can see the sky, breathe fresh air and drift asleep in absolute stillness can work wonders to rejuvenate your body and soul. […]

February 20, 2014 Continue reading…

My travel beauty essentials

Now that I travel exclusively carry-on only (whether it’s for a weekend or 10 days), I’m pretty picky about what beauty products I bring with me. When I go to the beach or to the mountains, I have a tendency to leave all of my little luxuries behind: no makeup, no jewelry. However, no matter […]

February 18, 2014 Continue reading…

The gospel of King

There are a few things that define a Sacramentan: when practically everyone you know works for the state. That moment in deep summer when you feel like if you eat just one more tomato, you’ll turn bright red. Growing up with field trips to the State Capitol and Sutter’s Fort and the Railroad Museum. And, […]

February 14, 2014 Continue reading…