Philosophy

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…

Looking back on 2016

Although I know that most of the interwebs are along the lines of womp womp womp can 2016 be over already, it was actually such a wonderful and memorable year for me personally: a pug puppy, getting engaged, a new job and far more travel than I expected! Somehow I managed to squeeze in 29 flights, […]

December 21, 2016 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…

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…