New York City

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…

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…

My workout routine + favorite exercise studios in NYC

Over the past five years living in New York City, I’ve tried out a bunch of different workout routines. They’ve shifted based on where I’ve lived, where I’ve worked, what my daily schedule looked like, how much money I was making, what I felt I needed at any given time, the season. I’ve had a […]

June 21, 2017 Continue reading…

A visit to Cooper Hewitt Museum

To be honest, I didn’t really have much of a reason for adding Cooper-Hewitt to my New York City bucket list. I think I maybe saw a photo of the facade of the mansion on Instagram and thought–hmm, what is this beautiful ivy-colored brick wall in the middle of Manhattan?! So I added it to […]

June 1, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in the Berkshires

The Berkshires is easily my favorite weekend escape from New York City, mostly because of how relaxing and laid-back it is. I swear my big city anxiety melts away the minute I breath in that fresh country air! And unlike many weekend destinations close to the city, there’s barely any traffic to get there and […]

May 30, 2017 Continue reading…