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Christine and David in San Diego, California

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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it's not always a complete escape: there's often a frolicking pug at my...
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