May 2014

The best of Elk Grove, via Instagram

To be honest: I loved growing up in Elk Grove when I didn’t know any better, and then I hated it. As a kid, I had a ton of freedom. I walked across the park to school by myself or with the neighbor kids. I spent my afternoons riding bikes around empty construction lots and […]

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Passion Passport Twitter Chat: Road Trips!

Interesting fact about me: I hate driving, but I love a road trip. I grew up in California–that automobile utopia–and have spent a significant amount of my life in traffic and a hefty amount of money on gas, maintenance and car insurance. One of my favorite things about living in New York City is that […]

May 14, 2014 Continue reading…

The best of Sacramento, via Instagram

Every time I go home, I feel a little luckier that I grew up in Sacramento. As a kid, I thought that every “downtown” was built on a grid: I would show up in new cities and be confused that the streets weren’t numbered and lettered. I spent my Saturdays picking out books for the […]

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Of the moment // 5.9.14

I’m taking a break from my regular Of the Moment because I want to soak up as much time with my family and friends as possible over the next few days. BUT I was guest Instagraming for Visit Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday, and I’d love it if you took a look at the feed: […]

May 9, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from New York in the spring

Even though I haven’t lived in New York for very long, I’ve realized one very important thing: there are four good months in the year. If you want the very best that New York has to offer, check out the mild temperatures and pops of color in September, October, April and May. And as much […]

May 8, 2014 Continue reading…

Managing expectations, effortlessness and back pain

Confession that isn’t that surprising: I’m a perfectionist who attempts to make it all appear effortless, someone who insists on showcasing the highlight reel without even acknowledging the backstage. Come to a dinner party at my house, and the mixing bowls will be put away before the meal is even served: it’s as if a […]

May 6, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 5.2.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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