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Book Your Next Adventure

I've done a fair bit of travel, enough so that i'm often approached on how to do so. I studied abroad for a year, so I have a knack for scoping out the best hostels and cheapest flights. I worked in luxury (and mid-range) hotels, so I know the places to look for the must-do experiences. Plus i'm addicted to exploring locations on Instagram. Pro-tip, this is how you get the best vacation shots. I spent a lot of my…

48 Hours in NYC

I've been living in New York a little over a year now, and I finally feel confident enough to clue you in on my favorite places. They say you can live in this city your entire life, and never really see any of it. So while i'll be new in town for awhile, I've definitely had enough experiences worth sharing at this point. Every weekend I have people asking me for brunch recommendations, so don't worry, they are coming. where…

Hello, It’s Still Me.

My friend Danielle recently asked me why I no longer write. I began to tell her that I had never stopped, but she called me out, “Yeah, but what are you writing about?”  I spent the entirety of my college experience spilling my heart into notebooks, wordpress drafts and published posts.  Sometimes I eagerly chased love, in other instances I fled from it. Those who engaged in a brief courtship with me would read about themselves months later on my…

South American City of Love

In the past year I have experienced a lengthy dry-spell of passport usage. Shockingly, New York isn’t the easiest place to save money! Last week, Ben and I went to visit Cartagena, Colombia. The city has a reputation for being the South American City of Love, and it lives up to it. Whether you’re visiting on a romantic excursion, or are looking to salsa dance with some of the absurdly hot locals, there is so much to love about this…

Our Bipartisan Valentines

Remember that scene in Mean Girls where the water fountain in the mall turns into a watering hole in the jungle? Well, that’s how Facebook has felt lately. For many of us it’s frustrating. For other, alienating. We have one thing in common, we both find this political climate utterly exhausting. For many of us it’s all-consuming. I’m tired of the hate that I personally feel, and I’m confident i’m not alone. So this Valentine’s Day, i’d like to offer…

Girl Crush: Cassie DePecol

cassie depecol has been doing cool sh*t. Warsaw, Poland via Expedition_196 At the moment, nothing is quite as scary as the nightly news. Despite the nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave, something happened today that gives me hope for the future. Cassie DePecol just broke the world record for First Female To Visit Every Country On Earth In Record Time. She visited all 196 sovereign nations in just 18 months. Look, I don't advise you to print out a world map, quit your job,…

Ace V-DAY 2017

Although your credit card bill probably still reflects your holiday spending, that isn't going to stop Valentine's Day from showing up in two weeks. I know, I know, it's a "Hallmark" holiday, but that isn't going to excuse you from celebrating it. If your haven't thought about what you want to get your love yet for v-day, I am more than happy to help. All the gifts I have suggested cost less than $250, because I got your back. *cue the sexy…

Why We March.

I was 8 days old when my grandmother Rev. Helen “Heili” Moore was ordained as an Episcopal priest at Trinity Church in Boston. Of the countless baptisms she’s performed, her very first was on me. Holidays were often spent watching my grandmother perform a sermon before breakfast. I have countless photos of her in a white robe; always paired with a perfect blowout. My grandfather, Tom “Papa” Moore, is also fiercely devoted to his faith. He works as the Executive…

Hot Looks for Cold Nights

Going out in the winter can be a pain for a number of reasons. It's hard not to get salt stains on your shoes in the North East, and most of your turtlenecks are less than sexy. Fortunately, you read this blog and I have a couple hot outfit ideas for you.   Velvet Blazer + Bodysuit + boots  Whatever you want to wear on bottoms is up for you; skater skirts and high-rise jeans recommended.   Velvet blazer Blazers: Missguided $23,…

New Years 2017

This year I was really reluctant to write a resolutions article. It’s not that I don’t plan on attempting self-improvement next year (I do.) Nor was it that I have failed to complete a resolution in the past (I have.) I’m just lazy, and a little tired of writing the same article 5 years in a row. If I were to write one of these articles, it would be to tell you to: 1.) Be early for your social engagements,…