Mission Accomplished

Happy New Year! I’m happy to report that I accomplished my goal of reading 50 books in 2013. Here’s what I read this year: It wasn’t steadily paced at all–the Hunger Games trilogy… Continue reading

Happy Holidays from NYC!

On my way home from a surprise evening at the theater last night, I stopped by to see the tree for the first time this year. Despite the cold and crowds, Christmas is… Continue reading

Best YA Books of the Year

I’m thisclose to finishing the 50-book challenge, but I still have to squeeze in 4 more books by New Years. My new catch up strategey: Read YA. My friends read tons of YA (it’s… Continue reading

How Was the Food?

That’s the second question most people have asked about my recent Japan trip. (The first is “Was it crazy expensive?” and the answer, surprisingly, is no.) In a word, the food was fantastic. When… Continue reading

Japan Trip!

As promised, full pictures from our recent trip to Japan. We went to Tokyo (with a day trip to Hakone) and Kyoto, and spent a night at Koya-san, the center of Shingon Buddhism.… Continue reading

The Busiest* Intersection in the World

I’ve been absent from blogging the past few weeks for several reasons. One of them: I spent 10 days in Japan! I’ll post more photos from our trip, but here is my favorite… Continue reading

Productivity Killer: The World’s Best Beaches

Just as the weather turned to Autumn (in NYC, the seasons changed instantly this past week), Mike sent me a link to a slideshow of the 100 Best Beaches during the workday. My… Continue reading

Matilda on Broadway

I bought tickets to Matilda the Musical in May, and finally saw the show on Saturday night. I have a really strong attachment to the story: It was my first favorite book. All of Roald Dahl’s… Continue reading

National Book Awards: Which Longlist Books Have You Read?

An editor of mine once told me that when all the best books lists come out at the end of the year, she downloads free sample chapters for all of them to her Kindle. Then,… Continue reading

Happy New York Fashion Week!

Twice a year, designers, models, hair and makeup artists, production companies, publicists, buyers, and editors flock to Lincoln Center (previously Bryant Park) in New York City for 8 days of what’s next in… Continue reading