9 Ways to Do Summer in New York City

New York City Skyline and Rose

Summer isn’t over just yet, but we’re definitely past the halfway point. Translation: some fun times have been had and some cool discoveries have been made. It’s my first full summer in NYC since 2011, and my first ever in Brooklyn. Over the past few weeks, I’ve really enjoyed learning more about my new neighborhood […]

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A Message of Hope

A Message of Hope

This is a message of hope. Hope that problems are solved with words, not violence. Hope that our uniqueness is embraced, not shamed. Hope that our world becomes united, not divided. Hope that one day there is too much love, not hate.   Hope that humans are seen as humans, not different. Hope that together we can create […]

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Always Expect the Unexpected

Always Expect the Unexpected, Sunset at the Beach

Part of being positive is being able to roll with the punches and view life’s curveballs as lessons. In case you’re new to this series, let’s recap: Mr. Blue Eyes and I had our First Five Dates in Five Different States. Date One was the night we met – at a karaoke bar in New […]

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Sunrise over Madrid

I woke up with the sunrise just as the plane was approaching Madrid. An extraordinary, pink stripe lined the horizon and a piping hot coffee sat on my tray table. I took a picture and a sip and prepared myself for landing. And by prepare myself, I mean I ran a comb through my hair, […]

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Our Eyes Met in a Karaoke Bar

Our Eyes Met at a Karaoke Bar

I’ll always remember the way he looked at me moments before we went our separate ways. In fact, it was one of the only things I could think of on my plane ride back to California. There I was, sitting in the aisle seat, wearing a long black dress and a long pout to match, replaying it […]

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