Philosophy

Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of a blizzard. One of the things that I […]

March 13, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it’s no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and mental relaxation, and often serve as social meeting spots.  Although we’ve had a […]

March 8, 2017 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads, V3

It’s no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I’m not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I’d say I average about a book a week, but there are […]

March 6, 2017 Continue reading…

Exciting news: we’re married!

Surprise! We slipped away yesterday to get married in front of our parents and our very best friends at the courthouse. Our ceremony was simple and sweet, and we then had a lovely luncheon at Tiny’s and popped a bottle of champagne on our balcony at The William Vale. Full details and photos will come soon, […]

March 2, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my pre-airplane routine

Although I’m certainly not a full-time traveler, travel is still (obviously) a big part of my life. I average about 30 flights a year, mostly for pleasure but a few for business. I almost always fly out of JFK, and fly JetBlue 75% of the time and generally fly Delta whenever JetBlue doesn’t offer a […]

February 28, 2017 Continue reading…

How to: be more productive

My productivity is probably the most remarked upon trait by my boyfriend and friends. One of my favorite quotes by my best friend about me? “I get tired just thinking about being you.” My boyfriend and several other friends wholeheartedly agreed, ha! To be honest, it’s been tough for me to write down my tips […]

February 23, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing that’s worth reading

One book that I recommend purchasing for your nightstand: Gift from the Sea. Although it was written in the mid 1950’s by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (wife of famed aviator Charles), so much of it still resonates today–especially as a woman who strives to write and work.  One of my favorite lines: “Now, instead of planting our solitude with […]

February 22, 2017 Continue reading…