Exciting news: we’re moving!

When my now-husband and I first started getting serious, I sort of assumed (for better or worse) that we’d stay in New York City forever. He’s a born-and-bred New Yorker, and this is the city where we met and started our life together. But one day a couple of years ago–most likely in a snowstorm- or […]

June 12, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on turning 29

Several years ago, I spotted one of those inspirational quotes on Pinterest: “You only have 10 years to be in your 20s.” I’ve kept it in mind over the years: am I making the most of these (supposedly) carefree and fun years of my life? As I enter the last year of my 20s, I’m mostly pleased […]

June 9, 2017 Continue reading…

Two wedding looks for under $1K

One of the things that frustrated me the most about the wedding industry and planning process was how expensive it was to get a “bridal look.” I swear, as soon as you mention the word wedding, costs more than double when it comes to hair and makeup. And even when you make a dress white–even if […]

June 7, 2017 Continue reading…

A weekend in San Diego

I wasn’t really expecting to fall in love with San Diego. I’d visited the city plenty for college lacrosse games and competitive soccer tournaments, and popped down to party with my high school best friend when she attended San Diego State. Obviously the beaches are beautiful, but beyond that, I didn’t know much about what the […]

June 5, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 6.2.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

June 2, 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…