Snow

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