A DAY IN NEW YORK FOR UNDER $20

New York City is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. I can absolutely attest to this and constantly feel as though I am throwing my money away with each passing day. Like, I might as well just take a wad of cash and distribute it in individual one-dollar bills like they used to do in music videos {yeah, remember those things?}.  As a budgeter, and traveler, this is one of the most uncomfortable feelings and something I am doing my best to avoid.

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME

I have been a baseball fan since birth. I mean, it wasn’t the cliché tale of my father putting an infant sized baseball cap on my head the moment I left the womb, but you get it. Growing up, my parents introduced me to my first true love: the San Francisco Giants. I would literally race home, turn on the television, and watch the afternoon game after school. On the reg. 

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24 HOURS IN TRIBECA

I’ve recently found myself in the triangle below canal street, also know as TriBeCa, over the last few weekends. There are certain neighborhoods that I am drawn to in any city. In London, you could find me in Notting Hill on any given day. In San Francisco, I would sip champagne in the Marina District on a Sunday afternoon. And in New York, it’s been a toss up between TriBeCa and Chelsea. Both neighborhoods contain so much hidden charm within the concrete walls of the city. Both also cost an arm and a leg. It’s obvious that I am not alone in my love for these areas of the city, as you will find locals swarming the best eateries and cafes each weekend.

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APRIL SHOWERS

We all have those days. The ones that knock you down. Or leave you feeling like the last crispy french fry in a McDonald’s brown paper bag that we all tend to eat around. Well, today was one of those days for yours truly.

Nothing seemed to go right. And everything inevitable went wrong.

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NOTABLE NORMALCIES // 4.24.2017

Well hey there, it’s been a quick minute.

It’s been another extremely busy couple of weeks here in the big apple. Live music, happy hours with coworkers, botanic gardens, birthday celebrations, the Harlem Dance Company, and obviously BRUNCH. These are all things that have been consuming me over the last couple of weeks. New York ceases to amaze me with the constant {and I mean constant} opportunities that I find myself involved in. 

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WELCOMING SPRING AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

“If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you”

Technically, it’s spring in New York. But you could have fooled me. On the official ‘first day of spring’, I was walking around a snow covered Central Park. This being said, I witnessed the first buds of the year peeking through the fresh powder. And it gave me hope.

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THE BEST LAID PLANS

As the sun began to set over the city I now call home, I couldn’t help but ponder the idea that this dream of mine almost didn’t happen. Although I had always hoped to return to the big apple, my plans had been set on another course all together. One just as fulfilling, but with less skyscrapers.

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THE CALM AFTER THE STORM

I survived my first east coast snow storm! I did it, I did it!

You know you are that {California} girl when you have co-workers calling your desk, from their desk, inches away, asking if they can help {in any way} prepare me for the storm ahead. I mean, is it that obvious I’ve never done this before? If only everything in life worked that way. I wouldn’t mind having a call service available to offer help in preparation for a shit storm that about to uproot your life. Literally I work with the kindest, most hilarious human beings. But alas.

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UPDATES FROM BEHIND A COFFEE CUP

Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe my last month {yes, it’s already been a month!} in New York City. You can read lengthy updates here and here, or you can skip all of that and simply read about the 10 Things I Learned from Moving to New York City. And if none of that tickles your fancy, you can always just click the small little ‘x’ on the top of the screen because why bother continuing any further now?

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