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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,...
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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...
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Six tips for a Spa Castle adventure

I've been intrigued by Spa Castle for a long time: it's a Korean spa complex with a bit of a mixed reputation. I love relaxing in saunas and steam rooms and spas, and it's pretty rare to find a spa experience like that in New York City. So my...
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One thing to send more snail mail

My favorite recent discovery:  I've had a physical address book for ages, but it's not actually that useful anymore: most of my friends move every couple of years, there's no space for birthdays, I forget to take it with me on vacation when I want to...
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In honor of female friendship: my favorite lady dates

In honor of Galentine's Day: without a doubt, one of the things I value most in my life are my female friendships. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such clever, hard-working, hilarious and beautiful women, and I know that these...
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How to: travel with a puppy

One of the biggest reasons why I didn't get a dog earlier was because I traveled so much. I didn't feel like it would be fair to a dog if I was constantly gone, and I (selfishly) knew it would be both more expensive to travel with a dog AND more of a...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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