Our trip to Colombia

Adam and I finally got a new laptop and I’ve been wanting to share some photos and stories from our travels over the last year. In December 2015 we took a trip to Colombia and visited Medellin and Cartagena. I was just browsing through our photos and I can’t tell you how much these cheery, colorful memories have brightened my mood during such a cold, rainy week in New York. I hope they bring you some joy as well! Read More

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Up, Up, and Gray!

This past Friday evening, I treated myself to a relaxing facial in SoHo, and then met some friends at a bar for cocktails, live music, and what turned out to be a bit of dancing. I was in ultimate relaxation/weekend mode until I received a text from my hair stylist: “Just confirming our appointment for tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. for Going Gray.” My stomach dropped, the music stopped. I panicked and looked at my husband: “Tomorrow! She thinks it’s tomorrow! It’s supposed to be next week. I thought it was next Saturday. Didn’t I say next Saturday? I could have sworn I had one more week. I’m not ready. Shit, I’m not ready!” Read More


Gray Games: Why I’m Embracing My Granny Hair at 28


My hair has been going gray literally since before I can remember. According to my mom, the grays started showing up when I was about seven years old. She remembers one year at our annual block party, braiding my hair on a neighbors lawn and plucking out the grays one after another. I remember years later, sitting on the swings on the playground before school in maybe second or third grade as girl friends called attention to my graying part, and continued the plucking that would ensue for years to come. That is, until the plucking stopped doing the trick. At age 13, during my freshman year of high school, I had so much gray hair that I had to started dying it, every 4-6 weeks, in order to Read More

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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell

Over the holidays I was lucky enough to spend a day with my childhood best friends. Now that we are scattered across the U.S. (New Orleans, LA, Burlington, VT,–and, seemingly, the most inconvenient distance of all–Brooklyn, NY and Manhattan, NY), the time we get to spend all together is especially important. My friend’s boyfriend was born and raised in New Orleans, giving us the perfect excuse to show him around and play tourist in our own city. We started the day with a light lunch at my apartment and, since I live at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, we decided to get into Manhattan the old-fashioned way: on our own two feet. Read More

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“I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels–that’s creative living.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

2016 is my Year of Yes and let me tell you, I’ve come out the gate RUNNING. On January 1,  despite having just a few hours of sleep and feeling particularly groggy from New Year’s Eve festivities, I said Yes to driving four hours upstate to see friends, and had one of the nicest, coziest weekends I can remember in recent memory. We snuggled by the fire, we (literally) ran around in the woods, and it was the perfect way to refresh the new year. On January 2, I finally said Yes to a Phish concert without ever having heard a single song, and it was as weird, funky, and fun and as I was promised it would be. I’ve since listened to multiple albums and can’t wait to go back again. I said Yes to joining my best friend at a book launch party I knew nothing about, and wound up hearing an amazing story, bought the book, and have already read half of it with great delight. While these invitations weren’t particularly challenging to accept, and though this pattern is not surprising to me (say Yes, enjoy something you otherwise wouldn’t have), it has certainly sparked a curiosity to explore what else I could be saying Yes to. Read More