Life

Notes on defining success

I read somewhere recently that comparison is an addiction to losing, and, oh man, did it hit home. One of the biggest things I struggle with is comparing myself to others—friends, acquaintances, strangers on the internet—and feeling like a failure because I’m not succeeding in the same ways they are. Never mind that I’m not […]

July 18, 2017 Continue reading…

My favorite spots for wellness in NYC

I read a while ago that wellness is the new luxury status symbol, and I have to admit that it resonated. My late-20s-professional friends and I aren’t too into spending money on fancy purses or crazy-trendy restaurants–but we do make plans to catch up over $40 Pilates and yoga classes (although this is generally subsidized […]

June 27, 2017 Continue reading…

My workout routine + favorite exercise studios in NYC

Over the past five years living in New York City, I’ve tried out a bunch of different workout routines. They’ve shifted based on where I’ve lived, where I’ve worked, what my daily schedule looked like, how much money I was making, what I felt I needed at any given time, the season. I’ve had a […]

June 21, 2017 Continue reading…

Exciting news: we’re moving!

When my now-husband and I first started getting serious, I sort of assumed (for better or worse) that we’d stay in New York City forever. He’s a born-and-bred New Yorker, and this is the city where we met and started our life together. But one day a couple of years ago–most likely in a snowstorm- or […]

June 12, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on turning 29

Several years ago, I spotted one of those inspirational quotes on Pinterest: “You only have 10 years to be in your 20s.” I’ve kept it in mind over the years: am I making the most of these (supposedly) carefree and fun years of my life? As I enter the last year of my 20s, I’m mostly pleased […]

June 9, 2017 Continue reading…

Two wedding looks for under $1K

One of the things that frustrated me the most about the wedding industry and planning process was how expensive it was to get a “bridal look.” I swear, as soon as you mention the word wedding, costs more than double when it comes to hair and makeup. And even when you make a dress white–even if […]

June 7, 2017 Continue reading…

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…