writer. strategist. creator. curious cat.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
— iain thomas

hey hi hello!

I'm a compulsive writer, creative strategist, and experience junkie currently eating my way through New York City and seeking the meaning of life (among other things).

some of my favorite things

Reading, travel, cats, jasmine tea, clever microcopy, Korean skincare, minimalist design, vintage slang, logic puzzles, good ramen, short poetry, home decor magazines, portmanteaus, miniature desserts, bar trivia, email newsletters, dark lipsticks, and comfy cardigans.

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some of my core beliefs

The best things are beautiful, intentional, useful, and inspiring

The Oxford comma is essential

The secret to being an interesting person is to read more + indulge your curiosity

Happiness is waking up in a different country

Design makes the details

Good skincare is universally necessary

You have to learn the rules to better break them

Making ice cream in the dessert round of Chopped is always a mistake

some final thoughts

I’ve always though the term “lifestyle blog” was unsatisfying. Sometimes lifestyle blogs are more aspirational than truthful. But this is a lifestyle blog because it is unequivocally and unapologetically about life; it explores equal parts aestheticism and imperfection as I learn what it means to be alive and to be human. Life is messy and full of flaws, and that’s the beauty of it. And I want that to a primary focus of this blog rather than an asterisk.

I couldn't find any other lifestyle blogs like this, so I wrote one; it’s a way for me to indulge my own curiosities and share my thoughts about the things I’m passionate about—the places I travel, the food I make, the things I read, and the little things that keep me awake at night.




eating oolong and milk tea swirl soft-serve with mini boba from bar pa tea

wearing pant 3176 in sage from oak + fort

reading evicted: poverty and profit in the american city by matthew desmond and you too can have a body like mine by alexandra kleeman

watching street food

listening anomalie, nao, big fish, and moses sumney

exploring our new neighborhood :)