Of the moment // 7.25.14

Of the moment // 7.25.14

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 and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend!

The ONA x charity: water Sahel Strap

I don’t usually chat too much about work on here, but we launched a new product at ONA this week that I’m super proud of: proceeds from every sale of the Sahel Strap will directly benefit charity: water operations. Last fall, my coworker Jill discovered Cubby on Instagram and mentioned he might be a cool person to work with ONA: less than a year (and lots of coffee dates!) later, the Sahel Strap was released! If you’re in the market for a new camera strap, the Sahel is basically a charitable donation AND a super stylish upgrade from the one that comes with your camera, so it’s a win-win. We’ll be celebrating this Sunday with an Instameet in Williamsburg–and I’d love to see some readers there!

Offerings in Bali, IndonesiaOfferings in Bali, IndonesiaYoga in Gili Trawangan, IndonesiaHammock on beach in Gili Trawangan, IndonesiaMango smoothie in Ubud, Bali

Take Me Back

A friend is currently on her honeymoon in Bali, and it’s been making me so wanderlust-y for Indonesia! Without a doubt, one of the friendliest and most beautiful places I’ve ever visited.

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Current favorites: this Paris map skirt and my ONA Leather Capri camera bag.

The Confidence Code book


I finished reading The Confidence Code this week, a book that explores the “nature and nurture” roots of confidence in men and women. While it focuses mostly on women in the workplace, there were so many ways to apply it to women traveling! I’ll be posting a once-a-week “confidence series” in August exploring my key takeaways from the book. The jist of it: think less, take action, be authentic.New York City skyline

New York City

My office is only a few blocks from the Hudson River, and every once in a while, I’ll take the long way on my morning commute: get off at 14th Street and wander through the cobblestone streets of West Village down to Varick and Houston. This week, I went a little further west and walked along the river in the morning: what a refreshing view to start the day!

Double date at Bianca in NoHo

Eats & Drinks

My friends Kate and Austin (recently engaged!) treated us to dinner last night as a thank-you for dog-sitting Prince a few weeks ago.  They introduced us to Bianca in NoHo, and I’m still blown away by how cute and delicious it was! The mussels are a must, and all of the homemade pasta dishes are spot-on–definitely recommend.

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According to astrology, yesterday was the luckiest day of the year for all signs–but the harder you work, the luckier you get. The universe smiles on those who hustle. Make your own magic.

 What are you looking forward to this weekend? 

  • Nevin

    Um that Paris map skirt though. Très chic!

  • Isabel

    LOVE your shoes in the last photo! Where are they from?

  • meganalley

    How was the Confidence Code?!

  • SheyDraw

    I always want to appreciate my commute more but i’m always running late so cant! lol

    cute shoes!

  • HippieInHeels

    I really want to go to Bali! Especially while I’m living in Asia and flights are less… but I say this about everywhere *sigh

  • Wee Wanders

    Love this post, looking forward to reading more! I’m currently in Southeast Asia and hoping to end my trip in Bali in a few months (budget permitting)!

  • camorose

    Right?! Always makes me think of Rosa!

  • camorose

    I actually bought them at Clark’s in Paris in 2008 which is NUTS! Every summer I think will be the last summer…but they keep lasting! Super super comfortable and chic!

  • camorose

    I enjoyed it! Will be writing about it more but definitely worth a read.

  • camorose

    Haha it’s worth waking up a bit early for me so that I can enjoy my mornings at a verrrry leisurely pace!

  • camorose

    Yes! GO TO BALI! It’s the best!

  • camorose

    Do it! It’s the best!

  • sincerelykateb

    That skirt is an amazing summer uniform! Let’s do Bianca’s again! TY for dog-sitting Princey! I miss working close to the west side – great place for lunch of a mid-day bike ride!

  • camorose

    Yes! You can still pop over on CitiBike to the West Side!!!

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