My (Excessive) Nightly Wind-Down Routine

For some of my friends, January apparently flew by. But for me, it feels like it has been dragging on for years. It’s gray and cold and gloomy. It hasn’t even snowed. If I could simply articulate my New Year’s Resolution, it would be that I pledged to take better care of myself. Maybe stop […]

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Uptown: Hamilton Heights Guide

I am currently in my NINTH year in New York (the longest I’ve lived somewhere, aside from my parent’s house). I came here for college and pretty much stayed put, especially since I graduated five incredibly short years ago. After living in the Bronx in college, I was pleasantly surprised to find how quiet and […]

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2018 in Review: All My Favorites

2018 was a cool year for me. I managed to knock a few things off my bucket list, including running a whole marathon, going to Italy, and volunteering with a local organization. I read a ton of books, saw a bunch of concerts, drank all the beer in NYC, and even visited a few museums. […]

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Cozy Season is Upon Us: November Recs

  November has been quite a month for me. Immediately upon the end of #SPOOKYSZN (Halloween), #COZYSZN was in full effect. I’ve never been a ~fall person~ but this year as soon as daylight savings time hit, my body went into full hibernation mode. Rather than fight it, I’ve leaned into it wholeheartedly. Cozy Season […]

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CONTENT: October 2018

A friend of mine once told me that I consume more content than anyone else she knows (hi Jesse!). I’m not sure if I am unique, but I do feel like I’m frequently begging people to watch a new documentary or listen to a podcast so that I can discuss with them. I recommend quite […]

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4 Days in Portland, ME 2018

Earlier this summer, Andrew and I decided that rather than get each other gifts for our birthdays, we’d save the money and go on a trip together. After browsing flights for a few weeks and brainstorming cities we’d like to see, we landed on Portland, ME. First of all, round trip flights from NYC to […]

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Marathons are Gross: Chicago Marathon 2018

Running a marathon is gross for so many reasons. The blisters, the sweat, the chafing. There’s also the digestive issues and the sheer amount of food you need to consume in order to fuel over four hours of running. Imagine a laundry basket filled with two weeks of sweaty running clothes in August. It’s not […]

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Catskills 2018

This weekend Andrew and I headed “upstate” with our friends Tori and Gabe for a weekend in the Catskills. Being from Rochester, I am very passionate about differentiating between “true” Upstate (also known as Western New York) and the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. I know it’s all technically upstate from Manhattan, but anything before […]

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Books: Summer 2018 Edition

Side note: None of the pictures are really of all the books I read, since some were library books, and I loaned several out! So my apologies in advance for lackluster images. I will try to do better. I have been reading a ton this summer. One reason is that it’s summer and I’ve been […]

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Books: Summer 2018 Edition

Side note: None of the pictures are really of all the books I read, since some were library books, and I loaned several out! So my apologies in advance for lackluster images. I will try to do better. I have been reading a ton this summer. One reason is that it’s summer and I’ve been […]

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