IT IS SPRING. SPRING IS HERE. NYC may not have made up its mind yet (as I’m writing this, it is 40, raining, and the grayest of gray skies) but I have. And it is spring in my mind. This week I painted each of my nails a different color to celebrate just that. It’s the most festive I’ve ever felt. And I’m a pretty festive human.Continue reading
Here’s what’s up in my real life this March. If you’d like to know, keep reading!Continue reading
What I’m Doing
Scrunchies and braids and middle grade – oh, my! Over the next 20 months, I’ll be indulging my inner princess and reliving one of my favorite series: The Royal Diaries, from Scholastic Press.
You asked, I answered!
One tip you would give to someone thinking about moving to NYC?Continue reading
It’s a feeling we all know: that one song that you just can’t get out of your head and you don’t mind at all. You know there’s more music out there that you love, more albums to discover, more variety to be had. But every time you get control of the aux, you can’t help but play this one song over (and over and over) again. Here’s to the songs that are those songs for us, right now, in this moment. The bops, the story songs, the catchy ones we kind of hate. May you be happily haunted until that next jam catches your ear (and your heart).Continue reading
Another month gone (HOW is February over already?), another happy hour writtten. Here’s what’s up in my real life this February. If you’d like to know, keep reading!Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day, bookworms!
I’ve never hated this holiday. When I was little, it was a day of candy and overly decorated shoe boxes, ready for valentines. My mom always made it about her love for all of us, surprising my brother and I with cards and fuzzy socks and magazines when we came downstairs for breakfast.
As I got older, its magic changed. Senior year of high school, I happened to discover my boyfriend’s promposal on that day (it was in a book he lent me. I know, very me). I was at rehearsal for the winter play and was using some downtime to sit backstage and read when the book jacket slipped off and I discovered three post-it notes: “will you go,” “to prom with,” & “me?” Safe to say, I said yes (we didn’t end up going, but that’s a long story for another time).
Senior year of college, my roommate of all four years of school and I treated ourselves to a movie and brunch at our favorite spot in Durham. Through some fluke, we ended up having our meal completely comped by the restaurant. And the movie was silly but we loved it. Whether it’s been a meaningful night with a guy, a box of valentines from CVS and a day of crafting with mom, or an evening of wine and friends, I’m here for you, Valentine’s Day.
So, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite love stories – some picture perfect, others not. Organized by mood, of course!Continue reading
Happy Galentine’s Day, bookworms! I never pass up an opportunity to celebrate my magical group of friends – it’s safe to say I’d be nothing without these incredible people. Here are 6 books I love that celebrate the power of female friendship.
It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.
I’ve always loved love songs. Even when I’ve been single as a pringle (like right now), I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for them. Maybe it’s that part of me that’s a bit of a romantic. Or the part of me that just loves a good story song. Who knows, but I’ll be singing along, in a relationship or not.Continue reading
Calling all Music Lovers! Obviously music is a huge part of my life – it’s how I store my memories, how I get through the work day, how I get (and stay) excited about, well, life. And I’m a sucker for a music story – movies (Begin Again, A Star is Born, School of Rock, Almost Famous, Across the Universe), musicals (Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Jersey Boys), and obviously books! Here are some of my favorite stories that celebrate creating music.Continue reading