Copycat Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

For anyone who’s read my NYC cookie guide, or at the very least been to NYC and had a penchant for excellent baked goods, Levain Bakery has surely been top of mind. Their larger-than-life, ooey-gooey in the center cookies are pure baked good heaven. In my own kitchen, I’ve baked a lot of cookies, especially…

Travel Guide: Nosara, Costa Rica

Normally I write travel guides in order to share all of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the destinations that I visit, but my recent trip to Costa Rica was a lot more insular than some of my previous trips. We spent most of our time at our home away from home, Harmony Hotel,…

Neighborhood Guide: SoHo

Since beginning a new job in SoHo in January, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the neighborhood, both before, during, and after work. It tends to be a bit of a tourist nightmare these days, especially during the day on main drags such as Broadway, where the shoppers amass. But you can…

My Go-To Breakfasts

Breakfast is always a tricky one for me, as I’d love to slave away in my kitchen over a perfect creation every day, but then by the time I get to work and lunchtime rolls around, I’m starving. These days, I’ve been eating breakfast when I get to work to avoid the 5-hour lag between…

Memorial Day Reading List

A weekend away (and a Monday off) calls for a great read. Whether you’re curled up in bed in the morning, sitting by the beach, or in need of distraction on your train or flight, these books are my top picks for your weekend of freedom. Lilac Girls – Set in the midst of World…

Travel Guide: Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii has always seemed like a bit of an anomaly to me, as you travel a huge distance and it feel worlds away from home, yet don’t need to pack your passport. I spent three consecutive Januarys in Maui soaking up the sun, salt water, and sand, and would travel back there again in a…

Salmon 3 Ways

Salmon is one of my simple, go-to weeknight staples. I easily make it once per week, and it helps me start my week off on a healthy and happy note. It’s the kind of protein that you can have prepped and on the table in 15 minutes, and it is excellent cold the next day…

NYC’s Best Coffee Shops

True Life: I am a coffee shop frequenter. If I have a free hour on a weekend afternoon or weekday morning, you can find me reading at a coffee shop. I have tried an inordinate number of coffee shops in this lovely city that I call home, and here are my picks for best of…

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta

Here’s a riddle: What’s delicious, vegan, and healthy all over? Hint: it’s also really easy to make, and it’s from one of my favorite wellness sites, MindBodyGreen. Answer: coconut milk panna cotta. This better-for-you alternative to a whole milk or cream-based panna cotta is gluten free, vegan, and absolutely delightful. I topped mine with homemade…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: April

I’ve realized this past month that I’ve been opting for weekday breakfast plans and weekend brunch plans over dinner plans, and could not be happier about this shift. It’s a sneaky way to save money, push yourself to cook dinner at home more frequently, and see the full design work of a space in the…

Travel Guide: Napa, CA

I have had the privilege of visiting this incredible California wine region a few times, and am always surprised and delighted by each new pocket of the Napa ecosystem that I am able to explore. From Yountville, to Healdsburg, to St Helena and beyond, there is truly something for everyone in this Northern California paradise….

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…