New York City

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…

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 mental relaxation, and often serve as social meeting spots.  Although we’ve had a […]

March 8, 2017 Continue reading…

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 friend Kate and I decided to […]

February 21, 2017 Continue reading…

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 relationships can’t be taken for granted.One of the things I’ve been conscious of […]

February 13, 2017 Continue reading…

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 the city. In the summer, we love going to the Berkshires […]

January 31, 2017 Continue reading…

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 through the list and bought tickets, […]

January 17, 2017 Continue reading…

Postcard from Central Park in fall

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city in all seasons, but it’s especially hard to beat in fall. The foliage is just so gorgeous! And one of my favorite (and fairly underrated) spots in the park is the Pool, located off 103rd Street on the west side. It’s far enough from the […]

December 1, 2016 Continue reading…