Weekend Escape: Newport, RI

A few summers ago I found myself up in Newport, RI seeking an escape from the city. It was far more relaxed and laid back than expected, a welcome change without a doubt. I haven’t been back since so when I was scratching at the walls to get out of hot, steamy NYC a trip up to cooler Newport was just what I needed. A calm, relaxing escape. The stay was only three days but ...

The End of Summer Escape: Hamptons

For New Yorker’s heading to the Hamptons on the weekends is the equivalent to going to the lake for my Southern friends. It’s the easy escape out of the city, the closest body of water and the beach (but definitely not the nicest) and will inevitably end with a beautiful sunset closing out a wonderful weekend with friends. I’ve done Hampton’s guides before but as new places have opened, old ones closed and a few ...

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So Ladylike

While I spend a lot of my days switching back and forth from workout gear to street clothes, I am and will forever be a girly girl. I know that my feed may not reflect that all the time! But on a recent ASOS binge shopping night I snatched up this little floral number, NOT realizing that it was PETITE! I’m 5’6” – definitely an oversight on my part at 1 AM. So I got ...

Paris Travel Guide: The Non Tourist Way to Stay, Eat & Drink in the City of Love

As I’ve shared here in the past, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in France during college, which resulted in Paris forever holding a special place in my heart. My never-ending love affair with the city and be it any and all things French has never wavered. I’ve been back several times since college but this recent trip was a tad different. I didn’t stay in a beautiful tiny apartment or in an off-the-beaten path ...

NYC’s 10 Outdoor Spots to Hydrate At Now

Given that I’ve spent a whopping 4 days in NYC this past month and averaged about the same the whole year so far, I’ve decided to make myself a little summer in NYC bucket list of sorts. First up, my ten favorite outdoor watering holes … I’ve got my priorities straight don’t you think?   I’ve come to realize that I enjoy spending as much time outside when I’m here as I possibly can. I’ll ...

A few nights in The Cotswolds at Thyme

Last summer my friend Melanie and I hopped on a train to escape the dreary weather in London and headed for the Cotswold’s. It was my first time to visit (pop back over here to read all about that trip!) but I fell in love with the English countryside.  To say I was eager to get back out is nothing short of an understatement.  During this recent visit I took my mom along to experience ...