It Isn’t Mine

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” – Breakfast at Tiffany’s  Taken at Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in April.

Sweat and Gratitude

I’m thankful for the beats, the sweat, the candles, the people, and the breath. I’m thankful to spend my Saturday morning at Y7 Studio in New York City being challenged and inspired physically, mentally, and spiritually. I’m thankful to be able to celebrate a week of good work and good friends. Slowing down and savoring … More Sweat and Gratitude

St. Patrick’s Day

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. With as much Irish heritage as I have, I felt a little guilty for not going “all out” for the holiday – but spending the evening in a crowded bar rocking a hat with glittery shamrocks and drinking green beer didn’t really appeal to me. Cheers … More St. Patrick’s Day


I’m all about natural, chemical-free products and socially-conscious companies. Most of what’s in my fridge, my makeup bag, and my shower reflect this. But I didn’t think much beyond that. Since I care so much about what I put in my body and on my skin, I was really intrigued when I stumbled across Sustain on … More Sustain


“Whether a plane to Singapore, a subway in Manhattan, or the streets of Cincinnati, I search for meaningful conversation wherever I may travel. Without it, I believe we lose the ability to not only understand others, but more importantly, ourselves.” – Dhani Jones

Chris + Julie

I met Chris a year ago at a restaurant in Harlem, where he was the waiter to a boisterous bunch of us. Luckily we didn’t scare him away, and he ended up joining us for a concert afterwards at Shrine. I had the pleasure of meeting his lovely fiancee Julie soon afterwards. I was so … More Chris + Julie

Pantless Spring

Long, loose shirts and cute shoes are some of my favorite things in the world to wear, so I was pretty thrilled by this recent Vogue article: Today at the Fall 2016 Marques ‘ Almeida show in London, women paraded down the runway in all manner of XXL ensembles, ranging from long and lean zip-up … More Pantless Spring

Sushi at Home

Everything about this plate makes me so happy. Salmon sashimi, avocado, salmon skin roll, seaweed salad, and can’t forget the wasabi and ginger! So fresh and so clean clean. I absolutely love sushi and all its accompaniments. I could probably eat it everyday, especially if it involved salmon. However, takeout sushi can be suspect and … More Sushi at Home

NYC Rain

It’s been a rainy, temperamental week in New York City. This time of year renders an awkward transition for the city – it struggles to decide between the snowy magic of winter and the new energy of spring. This results in a dreary and uncomfortable medley of temperatures and wetness. This is the time of year … More NYC Rain