United States

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 tough to visit as a resident and not […]

May 18, 2017 Continue reading…

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. Lucky for us, Philadelphia is the garden capital of the USA–a fun fact we […]

May 17, 2017 Continue reading…

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 the dates: logistics planning is both anxiety-inducing and very calming for me. […]

May 11, 2017 Continue reading…

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 for the very first time.  […]

May 4, 2017 Continue reading…

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 details on the trip coming tomorrow, but until then, enjoy Jillian’s face of pure joy […]

May 3, 2017 Continue reading…

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 incredible restaurants and beautiful brownstones and a vibrant […]

April 12, 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…