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Rainy in Soho


On the day of my birthday, we took the subway from Midtown to Soho and spent the quiet Monday wondering the neighborhood, enjoying the chilly fall air, and huddling together under an umbrella during the occasional 5 minute rain storm. We window shopped at vintage designer stories, explored the aisles of used guitars at Rudy's Music Shop, and enjoyed birthday lunch at The Dutch! Soho is my favorite part of Manhattan, and it was so fun to roam around with absolutely no plans except to just enjoy the day. My brother shot these photos throughout the day (remember his photography debut?). This outfit was so cozy, but still felt stylish and put together.  In fact, someone asked me for directions and it just about made my day that someone thought I looked like a local! 

Birthday Weekend in NYC!


I think this was the best birthday yet. It was a whole weekend full of NYC adventures, saying cheers to 21, plenty of pizza, and lots of love. We stayed in Midtown in the best little apartment. Our street had tons of personality with local bakeries, bars, and cafes while still being close enough to the craziness of Central Park, Broadway, 5th Avenue, etc. We took a red eye from LAX on Thursday, landed early Friday morning, and hit the ground running by walking to Central Park. The trees in the park were all turning the most beautiful fiery orange, and I quickly realized that there is nothing like fall in NYC. So beautiful! Our long weekend was filled with discovering new favorite restaurants and bars (Hudson Malone was the best!), re-visting my favorite neighborhoods (Soho and DUMBO), and seeing Hamilton on Broadway (still shaking/crying from excitement). My birthday was a day of perfect preceded by a whole weekend of perfect. I got to say cheers to 21 with my favorite people in the world in one of my favorite cities in the world. Scroll down to see my favorite things to do, see, and eat during our weekend in NYC! 

(this picture was too funny not to include! we posed and these random guys photo bombed us!)

The Smith
Hudson Malone 
Front Street Pizza 
The Dutch 
PJ Clarkes 
Petit Parisian
Ralphs Coffee 
Mason Kaiser 
Corner Stone  
Lavain Bakery

High Line 
World Trade Center
Central Park 
Top of the Rock 

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India Travel Diary


This weekend I got to sit down and do one of my favorite things: make our travel video from my family's trip to India this past summer! I've made several videos throughout the years and they are hands down the most meaningful, fun way that we have documented travels together. Watching clips from a time and place so special brings me right back to those moments. This video takes me right back to that colorful, chaotic, music-filled, joyful country called India!