An Update, Part Two

Oh, you guys. I’ve been waiting nearly a year to hit publish on this blog post. It’s a long one this morning but if you read one thing today, let it be this: When your instincts tell you to throw your whole heart into something, do it. Just go all in. Now, let’s settle in and take a step back. Coffee at-the-ready? […]

Your Autumn/Winter Guide to New York City

There’s a little something for everyone in New York City once the leaves change color — or fall off the trees entirely. From tucked-away cocktail bars to tea time after an afternoon of scenic ice skating, this city heats up despite the drop in temperature. Many of us spend our summers away from New York City (in […]

Street Art & the City

Living in New York City, street art abounds. Graffiti tends to get a bad rap, but for the most part, I think it gives the city an added layer of character – kind of like a tattoo. … And there’s a lot of character in today’s post.

Manhattan Musings: Sounds & the City

I came to an interesting realization on my walk to work this week. That is to say, I have a full set of conversations before I even get to my destination. Without actually speaking. (It’s also been awhile since we’ve had a meaty, long-tail conversation about life and New York City ’round here, so let’s […]

My Marriott Staycation: Backyard Bliss

Over the last week, you might have noticed that I spent a lot of time in Brooklyn — and living out of a suitcase. While summer in New York City is a safe-haven from cicadas (for the most part), the suffocating humidity still has most of us ready to hop a plane (or a jitney) to get the hell outta here […]

Your Summer Guide to New York City

Ah, summer in the city. So much to do, so little desire to sit at home in my studio apartment. Despite the unbearable humidity, summer in the city is my favorite time of year. Partially because it’s when half the population gets the hell out and heads to the Hamptons, so you can actually walk/breathe/etc without brushing up […]

All-American

Ever since Zooey Deschanel debuted her capsule collection of dresses with Tommy Hilfiger, it was love at first sight. …Especially with this “Modical” (mod + nautical) inverted shift dress. Which took me a good month or so to find online.

A Love Letter to New York City

Exactly 365 days ago, I white-knuckled the broken handles of two 50-pound suitcases (of shoes) and waved goodbye to the familiar skyline of Chicago, boarding a one-way, non-refundable flight to New York (holy shit) City. At the moment, I’m on a red-eye flight home from San Francisco. (I’m always airborn, apparently.) It’s 1:13 a.m. and […]