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new york

  • habit shift: buy nothing.

    In Brooklyn, a stoop is not just a noun, but also a verb. To “stoop” something is colloquially understood to mean the act of setting something out on a stoop, or sidewalk, with the…

    June 3, 2019 40 Comments
  • summer vacation, two ways.

    Tomorrow is the first official day of summer. I’m getting my annual itch to play hooky, kick off my shoes, and run around barefoot. Whether or not you’ve got an actual summer vacation in the works,…

    June 20, 2017 12 Comments
  • out and about: table on ten.

    Last night, Faye’s snoring reached near comic levels. There were great blustering intakes of breath followed by high pitched whistles that sounded like a sound effect borrowed from a Disney cartoon and not something that…

    December 30, 2015 8 Comments
  • baby proof: hot town, baby in the city.

    While I spend a little time resting, recuperating, and generally loving on the sweet new baby in our lives, I’ve solicited the advice of my big sister, Cait. As a veteran New York City mama and…

    June 3, 2014 9 Comments
  • sailing.

    I don’t know how to sail, but I’d like to. There’s something satisfying about learning a wholly new skill and when it comes with its own special set of vocabulary, all the better. There’s…

    November 4, 2013 12 Comments
  • out and about: roosevelt island.

    Like anything in dwindling supply, each sunlit hour of an October day is more precious than the one before it. Relatedly, James and I finally made it to Roosevelt Island a few weeks ago.…

    October 22, 2013 6 Comments
  • late september, red hook.

    A little acknowledgement that New York has been killing it with good weather lately. It’s been all sunshine and blue skies and temperatures for pairing sweaters and sandals. Perfect, in other words. Unless you’re…

    September 30, 2013 7 Comments
  • neighbor lights.

    Two things lately: weekends away and a lackluster apartment search for a place to stretch our legs, just a little bit. Both have made me feel all kinds of fierce about our tiny abode…

    September 23, 2013 12 Comments
  • gramercy, etc.

    Pink spring blossoms again? Well. It’s gonna be flowers and sunshine from here on out, so get ready. James and I have decided to officially come out from hibernation along with the trees. We’re…

    April 15, 2013 25 Comments
  • subway art.

    I’m a bonafied subway enthusiast. Forgive my inner-Pollyanna and know that I feel honestly grateful each time that I slip between those stainless steel doors and find myself a seat on my way to…

    January 21, 2013 22 Comments