California

A weekend in Laguna Beach

Earlier this year, I realized that I hadn’t done a girls-only trip in LA since my best friend and former roommate moved out there two years ago. Although we’d caught up over dinner and drinks when I was out west for work (and when she was back in NYC for work), we decided that it was high […]

November 3, 2016 Continue reading…

Laguna Beach: on video!

I’m back in New York City after such a fun weekend in Southern California, feeling so rejuvenated for the week and winter ahead. It started off on an epic note: when my best friend picked me up at LAX, she surprised me with VIP Kanye West tickets (she’s kind of a big deal). We went […]

November 1, 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…

Postcard from DTLA

Despite growing up in California, I haven’t spent much time in Los Angeles proper–and before my latest trip to the West Coast, I don’t think I’d ever stepped foot in Downtown LA. In some ways, I was pleasantly surprised: there were palm trees and blue skies interspersed with skyscrapers, trendy rooftop pools and brunch spots, even […]

March 31, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from La Quinta

After working in Los Angeles last week, I drove out to Palm Springs for a weekend reunion with my college girlfriends: we celebrated a 30th birthday, a new baby on the way and more than nine years of friendship. I flew out on the red-eye on Sunday night–JetBlue now offers a direct Palm Springs-NYC route, which […]

March 10, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from San Francisco

San Francisco is one of those cities that I never know quite exactly how I feel about it. I’ve spent a lot of time there: back-to-school shopping in Union Square when I was growing up, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf whenever we had foreign exchange students staying with us, going to Giants games and then out on […]

October 15, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Santa Cruz

I have so many fond memories of Santa Cruz: it’s essentially the closest ocean beach and boardwalk to Sacramento, and we often did day trips when I had a soccer tournament in the area or rented a house in nearby Aptos for a week. The Pacific is chilly, but on a bright and sunny day, […]

October 1, 2015 Continue reading…