Places

A visit to Tivoli Gardens

When my friend Renee suggested spending my 29th birthday at a theme park, I was extremely dubious. Other than Ferris wheels (which I adore), I generally feel that theme parks are expensive and manufactured and best experienced either as a child or with a child. But she managed to convince me, and I am SO glad […]

June 20, 2017 Continue reading…

A long weekend in Copenhagen

I’m honestly surprised it took me this long to visit Copenhagen! I worked for a high-end Danish furniture company in Australia, where I learned a ton about the iconic Scandinavian designers and became enamored with the concept of hygge. And then I moved to New York City, and had a succession of three wonderful roommates […]

June 15, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in San Diego

I wasn’t really expecting to fall in love with San Diego. I’d visited the city plenty for college lacrosse games and competitive soccer tournaments, and popped down to party with my high school best friend when she attended San Diego State. Obviously the beaches are beautiful, but beyond that, I didn’t know much about what the […]

June 5, 2017 Continue reading…

A visit to Cooper Hewitt Museum

To be honest, I didn’t really have much of a reason for adding Cooper-Hewitt to my New York City bucket list. I think I maybe saw a photo of the facade of the mansion on Instagram and thought–hmm, what is this beautiful ivy-colored brick wall in the middle of Manhattan?! So I added it to […]

June 1, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in the Berkshires

The Berkshires is easily my favorite weekend escape from New York City, mostly because of how relaxing and laid-back it is. I swear my big city anxiety melts away the minute I breath in that fresh country air! And unlike many weekend destinations close to the city, there’s barely any traffic to get there and […]

May 30, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in Oakland

We popped over to the West Coast to explore the city on the other side of the bay: Oakland! My great friend Katelyn and her boyfriend moved to the Lake Merritt neighborhood last fall with their sweet pup Mylo and cat Waffles, and have been raving about it ever since. Although it was a super quick […]

May 25, 2017 Continue reading…

A visit to the United Nations

An activity that was at the top of my list of things I can’t believe I haven’t done in New York City: a tour of the United Nations headquarters! I finally found some time to squeeze in a tour between meetings last week: one thing that makes it extra tough to visit as a resident and not […]

May 18, 2017 Continue reading…