Places

A weekend in the Catskills

As much as I love productive city weekends and quick island jaunts to somewhere sunnier, there’s nothing more relaxing than an upstate weekend escape. I’m always amazed at how much peace, quiet and open space can be found just a couple of hours from the city. In the summer, we love going to the Berkshires […]

January 31, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in San Juan

San Juan is easily one of my favorite winter escapes: this is the third time I’ve gone in four years, mostly because it’s so reliably sunny and warm and easy. I can get my fill of sweet plantains, fish tacos, sunshine and colorful buildings in 36 hours—just enough to sustain me through a few more […]

January 24, 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…

A very long weekend in Austin (with Gertie!)

We decided to end 2016 and start 2017 in Austin, Texas! I’ve visited this quirky little capital city twice before: once on my road trip to New York City in 2012, and then for a weekend to check out the culinary scene and surrounding Texas Hill Country in 2015. But David had never been to Austin […]

January 5, 2017 Continue reading…

The best of St Bart’s

Holy moly St Bart’s! This was certainly one of those pinch-me travel experiences: we flew over on an eight-person plane and landed on one of the world’s most dangerous (and most photogenic) landings, drank copious amounts of rosé and ate plenty of fresh-baked bread, and generally just soaked up all of the sunshine and enjoyed the incredibly […]

December 19, 2016 Continue reading…

Le Barthelemy: on video!

There are some trips where I have to pinch myself to remember that this crazy travel life isn’t a dream: this past weekend in stunning St Bart’s was one of them. I headed down to this gorgeous destination in the Caribbean to check out the island’s newest hotel, Le Barthelemy. It was an epic weekend […]

December 14, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from Central Park in fall

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city in all seasons, but it’s especially hard to beat in fall. The foliage is just so gorgeous! And one of my favorite (and fairly underrated) spots in the park is the Pool, located off 103rd Street on the west side. It’s far enough from the […]

December 1, 2016 Continue reading…