Life

Two things to not get sick

It’s basically become a running joke among my friends: whenever someone mentions feeling a little under the weather or like they have a cold coming on, I always give the exact same two pieces of advice.

February 8, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my beauty routine

I’m a very routine-driven person, and nowhere does that shine through more than in my self-care. I am not a person who buys a lot of products or likes to experiment: when I find something I like, I stick to it. And because my schedule can be tough, it’s really important for me to carve […]

February 2, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to give back in the easiest way

I’m a big believer in charitable auto-deductions: it’s the easiest way to support the organizations I believe in. I have regular donations set up for Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List and my high school’s scholarship fund. If you have non-profits that you believe in, I highly recommend setting up automatic donations–it only takes a minute to set up and […]

January 25, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to make your mornings better

The habit that has made my mornings both more productive and more pleasant…

January 11, 2017 Continue reading…

How to: raise a puppy in New York City

We brought Gertie the pug home in June: at 12 weeks old, she was four adorable pounds that wreaked complete havoc on our lives. As cute as she was and as thrilled as we were to have her, the first few weeks were incredibly tough. Although I grew up always having a dog in the […]

January 9, 2017 Continue reading…

The best gift: books!

Growing up, one of the most reliable things in my life was books from my paternal grandfather. He’d send me them for Christmas, my birthday, seemingly random moments in between. I would write him letters with a short update on my life and then a list of the books I wanted to read next, and […]

December 12, 2016 Continue reading…

How to: book club!

Over the past four and a half years in New York City, I’ve been a part of three book clubs: two failed, and one that’s been thriving since the summer of 2014. Book club has been such a fun part of my life in the city: it’s introduced me to new people and deepened existing […]

December 5, 2016 Continue reading…