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Brentwood Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY

And so continues our Saratoga Springs saga! Well, I guess it doesn’t exactly qualify as a saga, but everyone loves a good alliteration. Anyway, one of our favorite parts of the trip was finding the cutest little hotel to stay at. When we first started thinking about planning a trip upstate, our initial thought was to stay at an Airbnb. When we were in Lake Placid last fall for my friend’s wedding, we had a really great experience at an…

Food & Drink, Travel

Angry Orchard, Walden, NY

Matt and I had been wanting to take a trip this fall, but we were having trouble figuring out where to go. Initially, we were thinking of heading up to Hudson, NY but we weren’t finding Airbnbs that were both affordable and (I say this knowing how basic I sound) asthetically pleasing. We were about to give up when Matt suddenly mentioned we check out Saratoga Springs. I – having been a huge horse-freak for most of my life –…

Lifestyle, Travel

Our Two-Year Anniversary

I can hardly believe it – Matt and I have been dating for two years! In truth, it feels like longer than that (and not just because we were “together” for a few months before officially dating). It truly feels like I’ve known Matt for my whole life, but also our time spent together has gone by in the blink of an eye. Our anniversary last year was spent on a staycation at the W Hotel in Hoboken, so it…

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Being Bougie in Malibu

Our second day in California we started off at the Santa Monica beach, but after some recommendations from friends we decided to take the trip out to Malibu. Braving the heat, we called a car and searched for some places to go. Deciding upon the Malibu Pier, we hopped into the Uber with a friendly LA native and started the drive up the coast. “You’re going to Malibu?” he asked warily as we climbed in. We nodded. “Most drivers won’t…

Travel

Santa Monica: Part 2

Upon waking up on Sunday, we felt much more refreshed and ready to take on the day. Although we didn’t have a set agenda, we did want to make sure we checked out the beach. So with our travel-sized sun screens in tow, we made our way to the Santa Monica beach. One difficult thing about Santa Monica (and California in general, so I have heard) is the lack of public transportation. I’m so used to taking subways everywhere in…

Travel

Santa Monica: Part 1

We just got back from SANTA MONICA! Yes, that’s right, in California. And if you know me at all, you know I rarely travel due to the fact that I truly detest flying. In fact, I travel so little that the first day I was in Santa Monica, my bank cancelled my credit card because they just assumed that, given my typical spending, I’m much too boring to take a trip across the country. Kidding, kidding… kind of. Anyway, we…

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A Weekday Adventure to Brooklyn

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since entering the full-time-working-professional-life, it’s that you need to find fulfilling things to do outside of work – regardless of what day of the week it is. Far too often, at the end of a work day I find myself rushing home to sit on my couch and mindlessly watch TV. Granted, there are definitely days where I need some time to rest, relax, and unwind after a day at the office – but…

Lifestyle, Travel

Flying Into 2018

If you read my post about my 25th birthday (also known to the vast majority of the public as “Christmas Day”), you already know that my boyfriend, Matt, truly goes above and beyond for me. Well, in the case of my actual birthday present, he REALLY went above and beyond, and not just in the figurative sense. In fact, we BOTH went above and beyond in a very real way – on a helicopter tour of Manhattan! Now, let me…

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#MarkeyPartyof2

So, some of you may be wondering (I doubt anyone is wondering, but this felt right for effect) why Matt and I made the trip to the Adirondacks this weekend. Well folks, wonder no more! My friend and co-worker, Crystal, married her best friend of many years, Eddie, this past Saturday in Lake Placid. Matt and I were honored to join them to celebrate their wedding and new marriage along with their family and close friends. This was one of…

Travel

Our Adirondack Adventure

This past weekend, Matt and I embarked upon one of our biggest adventures yet — conquering the Adirondacks! Okay, well we didn’t exactly conquer them, but we did drive all the way up there from my parents’ house in New Jersey. Beyond that, we pretty much just stopped the car every so often once we made it into the mountains. And by that I mean we would be driving, see other cars pulled over, continue to drive by them, realize…