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December 2014

On a holiday break

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, and gearing up for a very merry Christmas! I'll be spending Christmas with my boyfriend's family in Virginia and then celebrating New Year's Eve in New York City. I have an entire glorious week...
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2014 resolutions: what I did more of this year

I feel like I am one of those rare people who really enjoys the end of the year and thinking about my new year's resolutions because I actually kept them--and I am looking forward to setting new goals for the new year! It's amazing how a) writing...
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Of the moment // 12.19.14

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...
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Postcard of Christmas in New York City

I'm a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas decorations, Christmas music or just general Christmas spirit. Even though my family was super festive growing up, with decorations inside and out, I've never really gotten into on my own. Part of it...
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2014 in review

Overall: 2014 was a good year. It was less about travel and more about lifestyle, less about checking destinations off a list and more about strengthening relationships and learning how to settle into a place without getting bored. I made some great...
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Of the moment // 12.12.14

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...
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Bibliophile paradise: a visit to the Morgan Library

I've always loved books. I love the act of getting lost inside a story, the feeling of not wanting to put a book down even when you can't keep your eyes open and the careful calculation of savoring a chapter at a time to make it last longer. I read...
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Notes on life changes and selling out

Over the past few weeks, I've shared a posts from a few brands that I genuinely love: a really good pair of boots that I wear just about every day, and a leather tote that I also use every day. And I received a few negative comments, stating that I'm...
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Poppy Barley: the best boots I’ve ever owned

Growing up in California, I never really learned the value of good boots or a warm jacket. I spent the winter in flats and sneakers, in cozy sweaters and light jackets--moving between warm cars and warm houses and warm offices, with only brief...
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Of the moment // 12.5.14

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...
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