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Weekend Reads 02

Wow! I’m able to keep this going for two whole weeks…maybe this will actually be a regular thing?! Without further ado, here are my interesting reads for this week. I’ve been on a self-improvement kick lately (at least reading about self-improvement, I haven’t yet got to the actual self-improvement actions yet…) so a lot of the articles here reflect that. ~Habits vs Goals: A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life This article was a really interesting read for…

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Musings

Rainy Day Wanderings: AKA How I Got Bryant Park to Myself

Rainy days are incredibly varied for me: some days I wake up and feel motivated to clean my apartment and then spend the day exploring. Other days I just want to curl up on my couch with a nice cuppa and spend the day reading, writing or, more likely, watching TV. A few weeks ago, I was feeling much the latter state when I woke up to pouring rain with no end in sight. But, as luck would have it,…

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NYC, Travels

Weekend Reads 01

I’ve subscribed to some fantastic newsletters since I started my new job and I look forward to reading them every day when I take my lunch break (no rest for the wicked!). I get anything from empowering articles about female professionals to interesting reads on non-conformity and personal betterment to pertinent articles on current events around the world. I haven’t been into reading books lately—my most recent spree was my last. But these articles make for some great reading if you’re…

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Musings

The Morgan Library: A Book Lover’s Paradise

I can’t be the only one in love with old books, right? The Morgan Library has been calling my name ever since I came across it online. I finally got the chance (aka decided not to be lazy) to go over a long weekend and fell completely in love with the gorgeous library and beautiful old books. If you’re a fan of beautiful libraries with thousands of books, The Morgan Library is the place for you. It’s a MUST when you visit…

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NYC, Travels

Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Things

The Internet is filled with wellness tips and self-care advice these days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic that people are starting to talk more and more about mental wellbeing. But what happens when those wellness tips like “go to yoga” or “meditate for half an hour each day” or “get outside and exercise” seem like way too much? There are days when my alarm goes off in the morning and the thought of getting out of bed and starting…

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Mental Health

Life Lately: Spring Activities in NYC

Hello again, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve written something more personal. I’ve been sick for what seems like the majority of May and busy with work, which doesn’t give me much of a life! Alas, I’m finally feeling much better and have done a bit of exploring which I’m excited to share below. TriBeCa Film Fest My former supervisor at the UN had extra tickets to the TriBeCa Film Fest for a friend and me and how could I…

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Musings

5 Reasons Why Strasbourg Needs to Be Your Next Destination

It’s been over two years since I visited, but Strasbourg is still at the top of my mind when I think of France and all it has to offer. While often overshadowed by Paris or a sunnier Nice, Strasbourg is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit Strasbourg, you should add it to the top of your list! A little context Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region…

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France, Travels

Life Lately: I Got a Camera!

If you didn’t know, 90% of the pictures on this blog are taken with my iPhone. The other 10% were taken with a simple point and shoot digital camera. I’ve really grown to love photography recently (I’ve always had a special love for it but never thought that the hobby would amount to anything) so I was incredibly grateful when my grandparents offered to give me the money for a proper camera for my 23rd birthday. After months of research,…

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Musings, NYC, Travels

15 Must-See Sights in London for First Time Visitors

I normally don’t do these posts as they seem a little too clickbait-y for me, but I’ve talked to so many people about what they should see on a first-time visit to London that I thought I’d create an actual post online for people I don’t know. First things first, London is huge. There is no way you can see everything on a visit. Heck, I was there for 10 months and still have so much I want to see! Second, London has…

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London, Travels

The Ultimate Guide to Food in Paris

Whenever I visit Paris, I try to pack in all my favourite foods. The problem is, I have a lot of favourite places, making it so that my trips revolve around food, which I’m totally fine with. In this guide, you’ll find the best places in Paris to eat, whether it’s a full on meal, a quick pastry stop, or sampling some of France’s wonderful bread. These selections have been sourced from me and my friends who have all lived like locals…

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France, Travel Tips, Travels