Philosophy

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 not get lost abroad

My trick for using the map function on my phone without racking up big charges when I’m traveling abroad: airplane mode + screenshots!  Whenever I’m traveling internationally, I keep my phone on airplane mode for the entire trip (to ensure that I don’t get charged any extra international fees) and just connect to (secure) wifi whenever […]

January 18, 2017 Continue reading…

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC

On Saturday night, I made a list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done yet in my four-and-a-half years of living in New York City: all the things that I’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t quite gotten around to. And then on Sunday, I went through the list and bought tickets, […]

January 17, 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…

Where I’m going in 2017

I’m always hesitant to post about my travel plans too far in advance since so much of it seems to change–so much so that I rarely try to predict where the month, let alone the year, will take me. Some of my favorite trips in recent years have been very last-minute, and there are still places […]

January 3, 2017 Continue reading…