Spotlight On: Brooklyn Grange

If anyone considers him/herself a foodie, a home cook, a locavore, or any combination of these three things, chances are they’ve heard of Brooklyn Grange. This urban rooftop farming concept was originally started in a lone industrial building in Long Island City, and has since expanded to a second location in Brooklyn. The idea is…

Fall Bucket List

New season upon us? Must mean that it’s time for a new bucket list. I’ve fashioned a fall-centric bucket list of all New York City things to do, see, make, and eat this fall season.  I’ll be diving in this weekend by baking some classic brownies a la mode. Can’t think of a better way…

NYC Staycation Guide

As much as I love to travel (and find myself doing it far more frequently than I ever seem to plan for), there’s nothing quite like being home and feeling like an explorer in your own city. If the Hamptons and beyond is not in the cards for your next weekend, consider staying put and…

Summer Bucket List

It’s officially halfway through June, and I am just getting started on my summer bucket list. Between weekends away (I’ve been in North Carolina, San Francisco, and Marfa in the past month), and a big Ireland holiday in July, I want to make sure that I squeeze every drop of fun out of NYC while…

In Their Shoes Interview

I was beyond thrilled (and humbled) when Sam Sawchuk, the author of In Their Shoes, reached out to me on Instagram. He had stumbled across my feed, and was interested in interviewing me about how I came to be a side hustling content creator. Even though my real secret is that I just do things that…

Spring Bucket List

Another springtime, another bucket list. I’ve been making personal bucket lists each season for myself for the past two years, and housing them in the “notes” app in my phone so I can easily check items off as I complete them. This has served as such a great way for me to consolidate all of…

A Meditation Moment in NYC

One of the great discoveries of the summer for me was finding MNDFL, a thoughtfully designed meditation space just north of Washington Square Park. Meditation is something that I’ve always been interested in but only participated in intermittently. I say participate instead of practice, because I lacked a true understanding of what it meant to…

January Bucket List

Many people begin a new year by creating vast (and vastly unattainable) goals for themselves that reflect sweeping changes they want to make in their lives. I’m a big believer that the devil is in the details, and that change starts one small tweak at a time. Thus, no big New Year’s resolution list here…

Career Profile: Featured on Elana Lyn

I was lucky enough to be interviewed this year by my friend Elana for her incredible blog, Elana Lyn. Her blog features career and lifestyle advice geared towards the working woman who is trying to both get ahead in her line of work, and lead a meaningful and balanced lifestyle. She speaks with women from all…

Why I Love New York City

I was fortunate enough to connect with the mastermind behind the Instagram account @WhyILoveNewYorkCity, which is pretty much a love letter to the place we call home. He asked if I wanted to share my story, and as flattered as I was, I also found the task at hand to be quite daunting. For as expansive…

The Secret Life of Beekeeping

Urban farming has been on my radar since I first visited Brooklyn Grange in Long Island City nearly four years ago for an Outstanding in the Field dinner. It sits atop a nondescript office building on a busy, corporate street, and one would never be able to glean from walking by what an incredibly vibrant ecosystem is…

A HAVEN for Amateur Chefs in NYC

Has it ever happened where you show up expecting one thing, and end up leaving with a completely different experience? I encountered something like that this past spring. The place? Haven’s Kitchen. My parents had gifted me a Knife Skills class at this local Chelsea cafe and cooking school, and so on a Tuesday evening…