My first favorite book

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, was my first favorite book. (Well, maybe second, after Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti.) My dad read to me every night when I was a kid, and I completely credit my… Continue reading


I’m back to blogging (fingers crossed!) after a two-week hiatus. Life has been moving pretty quickly! Two big things have made me crazy busy: 1) Moving I’m now officially an east-sider. Mike and… Continue reading

Everything is Copy

I finally read Jacob Bernstein’s touching and heartfelt remembrance of his mother, Nora Ephron, published in the New York Times magazine a few weeks ago. I had been saving it in my Google… Continue reading

Chicago for Passover

Greetings from the Windy City! It’s nice to be back in my second city catching up with old friends, spending time with Mike’s family, and getting a quick break from work and NYC. Saturday… Continue reading

Bittersweet Changes

After work tomorrow, Mike and I are leaving for Chicago to spend Passover with his family. I’m so excited–I spent the holiday with them last year and it was really special. We’re there… Continue reading

Apartment hunting in NYC

I am officially back from my short blogging hiatus. The past two weeks have been insane, between a huge (exciting) project at work and finding myself a new place. People always say looking for… Continue reading

Jury duty = dumpling lunch

The only fun part of jury duty: super long lunches in Chinatown. One of my favorite (and totally random) NYC memories is of a day some friends and I spontaneously decided to do… Continue reading

A Real-Life Hunger Games?

By real-life, I mean reality TV… The New York Post reported this week that the CW is casting for a reality show based on Suzanne Collins’s book series. In “The Hunt” teams of two… Continue reading

Long Weekend in Punta Cana, DR

Mike and I honored the presidents with four days in the Caribbean this past weekend. Beachy vacations aren’t usually our thing–we’d often rather be hiking a mountain or exploring a city. But we… Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day: Celebrate at Sweet Revenge

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you a v-day lover or hater? I’m somewhere in the middle–I hate all the commercial Hallmark crap but I also think it’s nice to have a day dedicated to… Continue reading