It’s been snowing in New York recently. That tends to come with the territory in winter. On Monday, we had eight inches of snow. Even though my hands were freezing, I took my gloves off for a moment to snap a photo of Park Ave. covered in snow. Monday’s snow seemed particularly beautiful. I don’t … Continue reading

Weekend Art: Royal Dog Portraiture and Silver Lives

I spent the better part of Sunday strolling around MoMA– ducking into galleries, wandering through retrospectives, and lounging on couches below video installations. There’s something uniquely insular about museums; time feels different, and reality becomes distant. I find art inspiring, even though my visual art skills remain atrocious. On Friday, I was strolling down Madison … Continue reading

Jewels by JAR Exhibit

Today I went to see the Jewels by JAR exhibit at The Met, which opened in late November. JAR stands for Joel A. Rosenthal, a jeweler who has worked in Paris for the last 40+ years. The exhibit at The Met represents his first retrospective in the United States. I’ve always loved jewelry, a trait … Continue reading

Books I Read and Liked: Top 10 Books of 2013

I had meant to do a wrap-up of books I read and loved as 2013 came to a close. Many of them are new releases, though some are a couple years old. Because I keep my running tally of books with my “birthday resolutions” lists, I had to dig up a couple lists for the … Continue reading

Reading List

Even though I read for work all day, I am trying to read recreationally, particularly on the weekends. These are the books I’m looking forward to trying this month: 1. The Spellman Files- Lisa Lutz 2. Bellman & Black- Diane Setterfield 3. Attachments- Rainbow Rowell

Let It Snow

Today marked the first snowfall in New York. At 35 degrees, the temperature proved too warm for the snow to stick, but for a few hours this morning, I got to gaze out the window at teardrop- and bottlecap-sized flakes fluttering to the ground. It was snowing when I awoke just before seven this morning; … Continue reading

October Books

This post is a bit overdue now that a week of October has passed. Nevertheless, October looks like a great month for books. Fall is the busiest time in the publishing world; this season always releases the books I most anticipate. Here are a few of the books released this month I’m most looking forward … Continue reading

Truman’s Birthday

As many know, I celebrate Truman Capote’s birthday (September 30) every year. This usually involves my dressing up as Holly Golightly and throwing a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed cocktail party. Since I only recently moved to New York, I decided to forgo the cocktail party this year. Instead I went on what I deemed my New … Continue reading

This Year’s Book Recommendations

Friends and family often ask me for book recommendations, understandable considering the amount of time I spend reading and thinking about books. I keep a list of every book I read for easy reference. Here are a few of my favorites from the past year: Where’d You Go, Bernadette- Maria Semple A fifteen-year-old girl, obsessed … Continue reading

On Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects and Dark Places Review

I love Gillian Flynn. I devoured Gone Girl within hours last September. Instead of packing the day before I returned to school last fall, I spent the day glued to my couch, still in my pajamas at 3PM because changing meant setting down the book for two minutes. Since then, I’ve thrust it upon nearly … Continue reading