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Month: July, 2016

saturday surf

Saturday Surf

Week one of residency is complete! I celebrated last night with co-residents drinking frozen margaritas and belting 80s and 90s hits. Today is all about recovery and doing those errands you can’t ever do in the work week. The bank and post office need later hours forreal.

NYC has been feeling hot and humid but yesterday’s thundershowers is making the afternoon breezy. Sending you good vibes for the rest of your weekend.

Here’s what’s I’ve been looking at this week:

This is why I’m pro-uniform.

Our country is better than that.

Perfect summer escapes from NYC.

Let’s learn how to empathize versus sympathize.

I can’t wait to check out this new NYC park open July 19.

My financial issue this week: should you contribute to a 403b or an IRA?

How to be a better ally: an open letter to white people. Really, all people.

The season finale of OITNB was craazy. Here are some fun facts to tide you over until its return.

Looking for summer whites? I recommend wearing these bad boys (if you’re willing to pay the AUS shipping!)

 

july 4th surf

Toddler s knowing God 2

Hello friends.

I hope you’re sitting poolside, sipping pink drinks. I shopped at Jersey Gardens yesterday and was like woah. The amount of stores-and people!- was serious sensory overload. I spent the rest of the weekend arm deep in all my things, KonMari-ing the hell out of my apartment. Transplanting yourself to New York gives you a reality check on how much stuff you own.

Now that I’m organized I’m ready to start my residency this week! It’s been nice getting a break but a few weeks in and I’m antsy and bored. I’m heading out to enjoy the rest of the day. Have a great fourth!

Here’s what I was browsing while I was not unpacking last week:

I’m all about antipasto salad.

I’m really into fringe bags right now.

A wonderful way to use your summer fruits.

Some thoughts on my engagement ring. LOL.

Why being yourself isn’t always the way to go.

For Serial listeners, Adnan Syed is getting a new trial.

Women supporting other women via sexting. Kind of beautiful.

I should really try my hand at making my own barbecue sauce.

Need to be inspired? Commencement speeches are the way to go.

You know how you dislike first dates? So do the restaurants you go to.

I’m over make up and into skin care. Here are 15 products that dermatologists swear by.

Summer time always makes me think of childhood trips to Taiwan, especially eating street food like popcorn chicken.

Choosing a school for my daughter in a segregated city. This is the conundrum: do you place your child into a school to better the system or is that an unfair sacrifice to your child?