December 2014

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 “giving a sell-out vibe” and […]

December 10, 2014 Continue reading…

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 interludes in slightly chilly weather. What I would do for 60-degree days […]

December 9, 2014 Continue reading…

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 stories, my photos, the ups […]

December 5, 2014 Continue reading…

A Greenpoint morning of adventure

One of my favorite things about New York City is that it’s so easy to keep the spirit of travel alive, even in my fixed life: new neighborhoods to explore, new restaurants to try, new shows to see. Even though it’s easy to fall into a Williamsburg rut–especially when the weather gets chilly–I walked north […]

December 4, 2014 Continue reading…

Only the good die young

My high school senior quote was “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.” A nod to my just-rebellious-enough streak at a conservative Catholic high school, it was my favorite line from “Only the Good Die Young” by Billy Joel–a song that resonated in many different ways. I was 15 years old […]

December 3, 2014 Continue reading…

Cuyana: Fewer, better gifts

I’ve never exactly been a minimalist, but if traveling long term taught me anything: it’s that everything you carry better be worth it. When you carry your life on your back, there’s no room for superfluousness. Even though I now have a fixed life with a bedroom closet and a hall closet and under-the-bed storage and […]

December 2, 2014 Continue reading…