Life

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…

Get shit done and be nice, or notes on success

One of the most common questions I receive (especially from young women) is around my career outside of this blog: how did I get my job? How do I balance work with my blog? How do I travel so much while holding down a full-time job? And what advice do I have for young women […]

November 30, 2016 Continue reading…

My favorite female-led businesses to support

I’m a big believer in experiences over things, and that I’d rather have fewer, better things. Perhaps my favorite tradition is one that my now-fiance and I started last year: instead of getting each other a big gift, we treated each other to a trip to Costa Rica. We purchased the tickets during the summer […]

November 26, 2016 Continue reading…

A new job, and a few of my favorite podcasts

After two glorious weeks of funemployment, today is my first day of work at Gimlet Media! My official title is East Coast Account Executive, which basically means I’m selling podcast ads and branded podcasts in NYC and beyond. I’m stoked to be continuing my career in sales, especially in such a cool (and, IMO, fairly […]

November 21, 2016 Continue reading…

Notes on being engaged

Real talk: when you get engaged, people immediately start asking about the wedding. IMMEDIATELY.Growing up, I never aspired to be a bride or daydreamed about a fairytale wedding or wanted a big diamond ring. I wanted to be a soccer player, a lawyer, a writer, a teacher, an entrepreneur. Yes, I wanted to fall in […]

September 29, 2016 Continue reading…

Four years in the big city

“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts […]

August 2, 2016 Continue reading…