New York City

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…

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…

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…

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…