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…

The best of Secret Bay

Secret Bay is basically what honeymoon dreams are made of: personal staff, plunge pools and private villas overlooking the Caribbean. It comes as no surprise that we are very much beach people: my idea of the perfect unplugged vacation involves a good book, a rum drink with an umbrella in it and sand beneath my […]

April 11, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 4.7.17

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 […]

April 7, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they’re staying–and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main “touristy” spots in the city (Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Empire State Building, etc.). But […]

April 5, 2017 Continue reading…

Our semi-elopement wedding in NYC: photos + details

When we scheduled a March wedding, I anticipated that I’d be wearing a fur coat and snowboots, or that my parents’ flights would get delayed because of a blizzard. Instead, the weather was 70 degrees! It started raining the minute we stepped inside the courthouse and cleared up as soon as the ceremony was over: […]

April 4, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 3.31.17

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 […]

March 31, 2017 Continue reading…

Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I’ve written more than a thousand blog posts–about places I’ve been and what I’m reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first blog post with a quote: Dare to live the life you’ve dreamed for yourself. Move […]

March 30, 2017 Continue reading…