Postcards

A visit to Tivoli Gardens

When my friend Renee suggested spending my 29th birthday at a theme park, I was extremely dubious. Other than Ferris wheels (which I adore), I generally feel that theme parks are expensive and manufactured and best experienced either as a child or with a child. But she managed to convince me, and I am SO glad […]

June 20, 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 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…

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…

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…

Postcard from Nyack

I’m constantly surprised at how different life is once you leave the five boroughs of New York City: you don’t have to go too far before you feel like you’re surrounded by fresh air and silence, instead of the constant smog and chaos of the city. The Hudson River Valley is full of adorable, laid-back […]

August 4, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from the streets of Cannes

I’m still in a bit of disbelief over the events in Nice last week. Six years ago on Bastille Day, I drank champagne and watched the fireworks with friends on that very same promenade. I was in Cannes just a few weeks ago, and I head back to Paris in a few more weeks: France is heavy […]

July 21, 2016 Continue reading…