A Very Netflix Holiday: 2020 Edition

Here I was, tweeting away about a new Netflix holiday movie I was hate-watching, when my friend Mackenzie asked where my blog post was. I had completely forgotten that last year, I rated the streaming platform’s cheesy yuletide flicks. How could I?! I know today is Christmas Eve so it may seem like I dropped […]

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Over Coffee: Week of Dec. 21

Happy Monday! This morning, as I was thinking about what sort of blog content I should focus on while I finally have a bit of a breather, I couldn’t nail down any particular topic. I kept feeling like there were a lot of “random” thoughts in my head that weren’t necessarily worthy of individual posts. […]

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What Show Should You Binge Next?

So you just finished that epic show you got super into. Whether it took you one night or two months to finish it, you still have that familiar, incomplete feeling. That “now what?” moment.  Since we’re going to be spending even more time than usual at home this winter, I wanted to lend a helping […]

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Glamping on Governors Island

I may not be much of a camper, but I can totally get behind glamping. My best friend Annie and I had seen a post on Instagram (where else?) a few months back. It showed fancy tents on nearby Governors Island with a view of the Statue of Liberty. It seemed too good to be […]

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Book Review: Campaign Widows

As we approach the most important election this country has ever held, to say things are politically charged would be a gross understatement. I’m sure I’m not alone in that I feel torn between the need to stay informed on all things political and the desire to hide under the covers, pretending it’s not happening. […]

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Podcasts That Will Make You Smile

I recently had my usual visit with my psychiatrist (not my therapist, but the doc that prescribes my medication). We talked about my problem with shallow breathing and panic attacks, and she asked what I’ve been doing each day to bring happiness into my life. I stared blankly at the Facetime screen. “You need to […]

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Book Review: Salt in My Soul

A month or two ago, I finished a powerful memoir that had been on my to-be-read list before it even came out.  But it was a read I needed to sit with. As much as it shook me to my core—tears during the last several chapters included—I couldn’t just run to my computer and type […]

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Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish

Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl in Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish. A new woman is in town—a ritzy, gossip-filled Connecticut town, at that. And she’s here to shake things up. Amber Patterson feels virtually invisible. She wasn’t born into wealth and she’s sick of watching from afar as socialite Daphne Parrish rules the […]

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Book Review: City of Girls

This was one of my favorite reads in a long time.  Based on author Elizabeth Gilbert’s other novel Eat, Pray, Love and her creative living guide Big Magic, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youthful period piece. But man, did she deliver. I tend to find myself drawn to any piece featuring New […]

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