what I made.

You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, go to work, do stuff. You don’t always realize what you’re creating unless you start out with the intention to do so. It wasn’t until I spent a #selfcareSaturday cozy in bed, in need of a healthy soup that I realized all the creative potential I’ve been tapping into lately.

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Big city, bright lights.

Keep reading for more about my recent adventures in the kitchen & elsewhere.

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How To: Free Fall

It’s a long day living in Reseda…is something I would say if I was Tom Petty or John Mayer. Instead, I’m just me, living in and out of the city, loving my mama and America too. But I’ve also experienced a bit of guilt lately from thinking about things left behind, the broken hearts that followed and a dream that got me thinking about thinking less and doing more.

If you're too scared to jump, you're going to miss all the fun that exists on the way. (Photo credit.)
If you’re too scared to jump, you’re going to miss all the fun that exists on the way. (Photo credit.)

Keep reading for my latest epiphany and why it’s good to be scared sometimes.

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City Girl Guide To: Boston Date Spots

Everyone from seasoned veterans to new city dwellers should have go-to date spots in their back pocket. Whether its for a fancy friend-date or something more serious, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite spots for fun nights on the town.

Your nights out on the town just got so much better. (Credit.)
Your nights out on the town just got so much better. (Credit.)

Keep reading for my list, menu recommendations & photos from real Boston Instagrammers!

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7 Gifts You Get During the Holidays That You Don’t Even Notice

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Aside from feasting and tapping into my creative side to give the best gifts I can get my hands on, there’s a lot to enjoy about the holidays, especially the magical gifts that often go overlooked.

It's Christmastime in the city.
It’s Christmastime in the city.

Keep reading for more on my favorite parts of this season!

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Reading List (& Giveaway): Kissing Frogs by Stephanie Blackburn [CLOSED]

Being a city girl means lots of brunches, exploring the world and barely managing a work-life balance. For Elliot Roux, the main character in Stephanie Blackburn’s new novel Kissing Frogs, her city girl experience is no different. Except maybe a little bit.

What's better than reading a fun book from a cozy hotel room?
What’s better than reading a fun book from a cozy hotel room?

Keep reading for a sneak peek of this story & how you can win a copy of your own!

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How To Win At Losing

If you’ve been following my Twitter or Instagram with any regularity, you already know that I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past six weeks to put all of my energy into the gubernatorial race here in Massachusetts.

"Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman."
“Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.”

Keep reading to find out what happened when we lost, what I learned & how I gained a new role model.

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24 Things Every Boston-Area City Girl Knows To Be True

With the return of college students to the city & my own summer vacation coming to an end, it’s never a bad time to make note of all the things that make this city great (& a great big pain in the you-know-what).

Bostonians are good at being shellfish.
Bostonians are good at being shellfish.

Keep reading to find out what I love (& love to hate) in the greatest city in the world!

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