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Soufriere, St Lucia at sunset

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...
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Lift Floats in Brooklyn, New York

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...
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Soufriere and pitons in St Lucia

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...
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Honeymoon in Saint Lucia

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...
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Higher Dose Infrared Sauna & Color Therapy Review in NYC

One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it's no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and...
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Six tips for a Spa Castle adventure

I've been intrigued by Spa Castle for a long time: it's a Korean spa complex with a bit of a mixed reputation. I love relaxing in saunas and steam rooms and spas, and it's pretty rare to find a spa experience like that in New York City. So my...
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In honor of female friendship: my favorite lady dates

In honor of Galentine's Day: without a doubt, one of the things I value most in my life are my female friendships. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such clever, hard-working, hilarious and beautiful women, and I know that these...
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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...
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View from the San Juan Marriott Resort in Puerto Rico

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...
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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...
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