• Moving to New York

    10 Things to Know Before Moving to New York City

    Although I was born and raised in Manhattan, I hadn't lived in the city for a long time before I moved back with my now-husband. When I was younger, my dad was (and still is) in the Army, and we moved around the country. We generally lived well outside of cities. Despite our moves, Manhattan was always home to me, and I would visit my family who still lived in the city often. I was so happy that we were able to move back before we decided to live in Locust Valley prior to our son's arrival. Although I have a long history with the city, I learned many things when I…

  • How to Plan Your Own Wedding

    How To Plan Your Own Wedding

    When my husband and I got engaged, we knew we wanted three things: a short engagement, a small wedding, and to get married in a church. From there, we managed to plan the most beautiful wedding that perfectly fit us and what we wanted. More than that, we were able to truly share the day with our friends and family. Our wedding day was easy, stress-free, and memorable! Here are the things I’ve learned from planning my own wedding. Decide what is important to you Start by making a list of what is important to you. What are your must-haves? As I mentioned above, our must-haves were the following: getting…

  • Central Park Reservoir

    Five Best Picnic Spots in Central Park

    Before moving back to the North Shore, we were so, so lucky to live right across the street from Central Park on the east side--the New York City jackpot! We spent part of every day in the park, whether cutting through the park on our way to the subway, on a quick walk before dinner, or on a long weekend stroll. We would often walk the entire length of the park twice, down the east side from Harlem Meer and back up the west side. When the weather was nice, we would bring a picnic to the park to really take advantage of the beautiful space. Here are our five favorite…

  • Life

    Week in Review, Vol. 22

    Happy Saturday! I hope that you all are having a great weekend. We’re looking forward to the rain this weekend–hopefully it will break the heat! I can’t wait to take some nice early morning walks with my family. I didn’t spend a lot of time online this weekend, but I did find some great links! Check them out below. Instagram isn’t reality–a great reminder from Jess Kirby. Lucy’s guide to St. Tropez is kicking my wanderlust into high gear! I loved Jen’s musings on jobs and personal lives, and what jobs mean to different generations. Shrubs are delicious–I had my first one in Colonial Williamsburg and my father always made…