Places

The best of Secret Bay

Secret Bay is basically what honeymoon dreams are made of: personal staff, plunge pools and private villas overlooking the Caribbean. It comes as no surprise that we are very much beach people: my idea of the perfect unplugged vacation involves a good book, a rum drink with an umbrella in it and sand beneath my […]

April 11, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they’re staying–and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main “touristy” spots in the city (Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Empire State Building, etc.). But […]

April 5, 2017 Continue reading…

The best of Rosalie Bay

After kicking off our honeymoon with a few super relaxing days in Saint Lucia, we headed over to Dominica for a bit of adventure. We started our trip at Rosalie Bay, which was such a wonderful welcome to the island. Located on the island’s wild Atlantic coast and in the heart of the rainforest, it’s lush and […]

March 29, 2017 Continue reading…

The best of Saint Lucia

I was chatting with someone the other day about living in New York City and how it affects the types of vacations I take: the constant chaos of the city leaves me craving something calmer, which is why I end up in the Caribbean so often. Bonus points that it’s fairly convenient, with plenty of […]

March 23, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it’s not always a complete escape: there’s often a frolicking pug at my feet, sirens outside my window, that day’s to-do list threatening to intrude on […]

March 22, 2017 Continue reading…

St Lucia + Dominica: on video!

We’ve been greeted by quite the blast of cold weather in New York City! Snowstorm Stella and the resulting frigid temperatures, subway delays and knee-high slush puddles have left me daydreaming about the Caribbean paradise we just left. So if you need a quick five-minute break from the chill of winter (or just the drudgery […]

March 16, 2017 Continue reading…

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…