April 2015

A weekend in Sacramento

I spent last weekend at home in Sacramento, and it was simply glorious. I booked the ticket as a sort of belated Mom’s birthday slash early Mother’s Day present: essentially, a trip home to hang out with my parents and their dog. Even though I was only home for three whole days–joys of the after-work […]

April 30, 2015 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads

It should be no secret that I love to read: it’s been my favorite hobby since I was a kid. I think there’s an element of only child-ness in there: I love how easy it is to amuse yourself when you’re lost in a good book, no matter where you are. Like Hemingway said: “There […]

April 27, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.24.15

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 […]

April 24, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Mystic

One of the things that I really truly believe is that you don’t need to go far away to have an excellent travel experience: just the act of escaping from the everyday can be refreshing in itself. And that’s why I’m such a huge proponent for quick weekend escapes, especially from New York City: trips […]

April 23, 2015 Continue reading…

A flower-filled visit to the New York Botanical Garden

Full disclosure: if you do not like flowers, you are going to hate this post, and I will not even be mad if you close out of it immediately (although I would be a little sad because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said: the earth laughs in flowers). That said: ALL OF THE FLOWERS ARE AHEAD. […]

April 21, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.17.15

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 […]

April 17, 2015 Continue reading…

A weekend in Connecticut, via Instagram

It’s no secret that Connecticut is one of my favorite weekend destinations from New York City: an easy two-hour drive, and suddenly, you’re surrounded by fresh air and open skies and delicious seafood and small town living. We opted for a seaside escape this time: we stayed at the lovely Inn at Mystic, ate all of […]

April 16, 2015 Continue reading…