Places

A weekend at Wilderness Field Notes

A confession that is likely not very surprising: I’m not much of a camper. I quite enjoy those lovely modern amenities like mattresses and indoor plumbing, and I’m not very willing to sacrifice them. That said, I love being outside in clean, fresh air (aka: not outside on the loud and dirty streets of Manhattan) […]

October 19, 2016 Continue reading…

A weekend in the Catskills

The true changing of the seasons is probably the #1 thing that I appreciate the most living on the East Coast: there’s nothing like the incredible pop of colors blooming after a long gray winter or the turning of the leaves when the temperatures start to drop. When spring hits, I try to go to […]

October 13, 2016 Continue reading…

Gertie goes to the Catskills: on video!

We had the loveliest fall weekend away at Scribners Catskill Lodge near Hunter Mountain: full of stunning foliage, perfect-for-pugs hikes and delicious diner meals. It was Gertie’s second hotel stay (she was SO tiny for her first one!), and she absolutely loved napping on the balcony, curling up in front of the fireplace, and frolicking in the fallen […]

October 11, 2016 Continue reading…

The NYPL Rose Room re-opens today!

After two long years of restoration, the Rose Main Reading Room in the New York Public Library opens to the public today! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek yesterday morning, and it is such a wonderfully reverent space in the middle of a chaotic city. It’s designated as a space for research and […]

October 5, 2016 Continue reading…

A weekend in Sacramento

For the past three years that I’ve been living in New York City, I’ve gone home to Sacramento every September. It’s my favorite time of year to visit: not only are flight tickets so much cheaper than around the holidays or in summer, but it’s also perfect weather to read paperbacks by the pool and go […]

September 27, 2016 Continue reading…

Why I always stay in the Marais when I visit Paris

Whenever I visit Paris, I stay in the Marais neighborhood. My very first trip to Paris was when I was 11: it was with my mom and a family friend, and we stayed in a teeny-tiny hotel room up a skinny circular staircase right down the street from the Centre Pompidou. On subsequent trips with my […]

September 22, 2016 Continue reading…

The 10 things I always do in Paris

I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, and every time I go, I try to seek out new things to experience–but I also make a point to go back and do the things that I love the most. On my last trip to Paris, I was playing tour guide for my boyfriend–not only was it […]

September 15, 2016 Continue reading…