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Fox Theater in Oakland, California

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...
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A tour of the United Nations in New York City

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...
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A girls weekend in Philly

A few weeks ago, I popped down to Philadelphia for our third annual girls weekend with my friend Jillian. After exploring covered bridges in Bucks County and lighthouses and lobster rolls in Maine, we decided to make this weekend all about gardens....
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Sofar Sounds event in New York City

Date night: secret concert!

This might not come as much of a surprise to long-time readers (and certainly not to close friends and my husband), but I'm not big on surprises or the unknown. I'm definitely the person who plans the trips, coordinates the girls dinners, schedules...
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Guggenheim Museum in New York City

A visit to the Guggenheim

One of the things that I'm working on right now is going to all of the iconic New York City things that can get lost in the shuffle when you've been living here for a while. A few weekends ago, I headed to the Upper East Side to visit the Guggenheim...
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Girls weekend at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A girls weekend in Philly: on video!

Sneak peek of our girls weekend of flowers and photos in Philadelphia! We had the best time drinking prosecco, frolicking through fields of tulips, and catching up on all the things as we strolled through the surprisingly vibrant downtown. More...
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Amateur Night at the Apollo in Harlem, New York City

Date night: Amateur Night at the Apollo!

One item on my list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done in New York City: Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. In general, Harlem is an area that I've really neglected in my time in New York City: although I know there are tons of...
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Secret Bay honeymoon villas in Dominica

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...
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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...
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Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica

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...
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