a city so nice they named it twice

“Manhattan is the other name.” New York City is never boring. The city is always changing, so fluid and dynamic. I’ve been to NYC over 20 times, and I have yet to explore everything. I doubt you can even explore the same street year after year without some alteration here and there. I’m planning another […]

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where flowers bloom, so does hope

While it’s June and we’re nearing the official start of summer, the sad truth is that spring ended long ago and the infamous summer humidity of Washington, D.C. is back in full force. These days, we see longer winters and summers but only the quickest glimpse of an idyllic spring in the city. To reminisce […]

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chi-town, fun town

What can you do in Chicago in 72 hours? Quite a lot, actually. I’ve been to Chicago a handful of times, both for work and pleasure. It’s one of my favorite cities in the U.S. for its food, attractions, people, and culture. If you’ve never been before, I highly recommend booking a trip. Without further […]

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brinkley update

Happy New Year! Here’s to 2018 and a new year full of possibilities. What are your resolutions, if any, for the new year? I thought I would start off the new year with an update on my golden pup, Brinkley (see meet brinkley). Brinkley is now 8 months old – obviously still very much a […]

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london, baby!

Just touched down in London town. After a few days in Paris, I took the Chunnel to London. The Chunnel (Channel Tunnel) is a rail that connects northern France to southeast England. There are over 23 miles/37 km of the tunnel that is underwater. It’s a very popular way to get from Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, […]

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paris, je t’aime

As the iconic Audrey Hepburn said in Sabrina, Paris is always a good idea. For myself, a person who studied French since 7th grade (and even minored in the language in college), it has been a dream of mine to visit the City of Lights. Well, just last week I made that dream into a reality. […]

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the big easy 

Hurricane Nate’s got nothing on love! I was in New Orleans over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate two friends tying the knot. Due to the city-wide curfew in response to the storm, they had to push their ceremony and reception up a couple of hours, but they were able to be married and celebrate with […]

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meet brinkley

On June 17, I welcomed a new member to my family – a golden retriever puppy! This was a long-awaited dream of mine, to be a dog mom to a wonderful golden retriever. The first dog I ever met in my life was a golden retriever, and he was the sweetest, smartest, and most playful […]

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long weekend in the ADK

I hope everyone had a long and restful Memorial Day Weekend. It’s now Tuesday and although it’ll be a relatively short week work-wise, I’m already feeling the call for another break from everyday normalcy. This past weekend, I went to Lake Placid for a quick getaway from the city life. The drive took about 8 […]

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