United States

A visit to the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is probably (definitely?) the most popular tourist destination in San Diego, so as new residents of America’s Finest City: we had to check it out! It’s located in the heart of Balboa Park: we live a short walk from the northeast corner of the park, so we decided to ride our […]

August 15, 2017 Continue reading…

A few early faves from life in San Diego

Although we’ve been spending a lot of time, mental energy and money getting settled into our new apartment (currently taking recommendations on affordable sources for extra-large prints, throw pillows and pretty planters), we’ve still been trying to get out and explore a bit more of America’s finest city. Mostly: I am so, so, so happy […]

August 8, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on loving, and leaving, New York

“It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my  finger upon the moment it ended, can never cut through the […]

July 12, 2017 Continue reading…

10 things you can’t miss in NYC

New York City is an easy city to be overwhelmed by: heck, I’ve lived here for five years and still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. There’s just so much good stuff–from the tucked away local restaurants and secret gardens to some of the most iconic buildings […]

July 11, 2017 Continue reading…

A visit to Longwood Gardens

It’s no secret that I love love love flowers (!). Part of that was growing up with a grandmother who loved gardening, and who passed it down through the generations. But I think another part of it has been the last five years living in New York City: I finally realized just how rejuvenating the […]

July 6, 2017 Continue reading…

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC: DONE!

HOORAY! I checked everything off my NYC bucket list juuuuust in time for our move out West. I created this list back in January knowing that we would be moving when our lease was up at the end of June. Knowing that our time in the city had an actual end date bit of fire […]

July 5, 2017 Continue reading…

My favorite spots for wellness in NYC

I read a while ago that wellness is the new luxury status symbol, and I have to admit that it resonated. My late-20s-professional friends and I aren’t too into spending money on fancy purses or crazy-trendy restaurants–but we do make plans to catch up over $40 Pilates and yoga classes (although this is generally subsidized […]

June 27, 2017 Continue reading…