On Learning How to Notice

Turns out a daily blogging habit is hard. I had a good run of about a week in November, before I stopped. For me, it’s hard to come up with ideas worth writing about. (Don’t read my morning pages, lest you learn how nonsensical a writer’s sleepy morning thoughts can be.) But when I listenedContinue reading “On Learning How to Notice”

16 Lessons I’ve Learned After 4 Years in New York

I’ve made it something of a regular occurrence to post anniversary checkins every year at August 15, but this year, my fourth anniversary as a New Yorker came and went. Rather than a long winded essay—as is my wont—I thought it’d be appropriate to post some lessons I’ve learned so far. (Hashtag basic, amirite?) I postedContinue reading “16 Lessons I’ve Learned After 4 Years in New York”

Brooklyn Victory Garden: All of the Cheese, Please

A few weeks ago, on one of those fall Sundays that slap you in the face with fire-y leaves and clear skies, Ian took me on an adventure through the Upper West Side. Stately brownstones and single-family homes lined the shaded, narrow streets, while the sun peeked through the canopy of trees and cast an emerald-filtered shadow overContinue reading “Brooklyn Victory Garden: All of the Cheese, Please”

Visiting Gay Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery | Brooklyn

“Anyone here know Bethesda Fountain?” Phil asks the gathered group of men (and one woman). “The statue is known as the Angel of the Waters, and its sculptor happens to be our first lesbian artist on the tour.”

New York Minute: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

Here, the crowd awaiting last night’s live Welcome to Night Vale reading, a modern take on classic pulp and sci-fi radio shows, outside the historic Town Hall theater. The show was charming, charming, charming and so full of hahas! Give it a listen if you want old school radio play-realness, amusing wordplay and entertainment. …Long live Tamika Flynn andContinue reading “New York Minute: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’”

New Toys + Sunday Adventures

Last week, I joined the ranks of so-called “prosumers” and got my hands on a sweet new toy: a Lumix GF6 Micro 4/3s camera. While I’ve wanted to go the DSLR route, I don’t have the capital or the desire to lug a beast of a camera around me when all I’ll end up doingContinue reading “New Toys + Sunday Adventures”

New York, New York

Cue bi-annual blog post, it seems. It’s now Feb. 5, 2014, and time doesn’t seem to be letting up. Already, this year has been filled with more work than I can shake a stick at, along with regular ol’ life living. At Wine Enthusiast, we’ve completed our awesome 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations issue and ourContinue reading “New York, New York”

Wander|Lost: My Current Summer Jams

Summer in New York City is god-awful. The womb-y humidity and general stinkiness (of people, the subway, myself) inspires a season-long lethargy that I can never just shake. It’s no wonder the city empties out on the weekend, with its denizens heading to the Hamptons or other parts of Long Island (the North Fork, anyone?),Continue reading “Wander|Lost: My Current Summer Jams”