Philosophy

Drink Whiskey, Eat Tacos: our wedding party

Although I didn’t really want a traditional wedding, there were a few things that were important to me when we decided to get married. I loved that we eloped and had a really simple, no-fuss ceremony with just our parents and best friends present. I wanted to leave on an immediate and very tropical honeymoon, […]

May 24, 2017 Continue reading…

C’est Bachelorette, East and West Coast editions

I never really wanted a traditional bachelorette party–just like I didn’t want a big, fancy, traditional wedding. My biggest issue with the blowout bachelorette parties these days are that it’s just so much money to ask your friends to spend on you (not to mention inviting them to travel to a wedding and maybe even […]

April 26, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on following your dream

There’s something that’s been bothering me lately: this concept where a life in which you travel is inherently better than one in which you don’t. It goes without saying that I love to travel and that I find it incredibly valuable in a multitude of ways. Going to new cities inspires me: wandering aimlessly down […]

April 17, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they’re staying–and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main “touristy” spots in the city (Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Empire State Building, etc.). But […]

April 5, 2017 Continue reading…

Our semi-elopement wedding in NYC: photos + details

When we scheduled a March wedding, I anticipated that I’d be wearing a fur coat and snowboots, or that my parents’ flights would get delayed because of a blizzard. Instead, the weather was 70 degrees! It started raining the minute we stepped inside the courthouse and cleared up as soon as the ceremony was over: […]

April 4, 2017 Continue reading…

Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I’ve written more than a thousand blog posts–about places I’ve been and what I’m reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first blog post with a quote: Dare to live the life you’ve dreamed for yourself. Move […]

March 30, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my financial routine

Before anything else, let me state this: I know that I come from a place of financial privilege, and because of that, the advice or insight I give might not be applicable to everyone. I’m also certainly not a financial expert, but I did want to share some of my best practices. Although I don’t […]

March 27, 2017 Continue reading…