A Millennial’s Defense of Leisure Reading

  The one-and-done rule can work for an array of situations—checking out library books is not one of them. Honestly, I have more discipline window-shopping in Le Marais in Paris compared to when I walk into the local library. Once I walk through the entrance of Wilton Library, I experience a Bookworm Blackout for roughly […]

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Coping with FOMO During Paris Fashion Week

Every time Paris Fashion Week comes around, I obsess over every Instagram post from my favorite bloggers, editors, models and personalities in their glamorous rush through the City of Light. … Then a part of me has a mini-breakdown inside, wishing how I could be there. Fashion Month is a stylish, juiced-up blur of runway […]

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

I almost refrained from writing a resolutions-related post, because obviously resolutions like “Be more organized” or “Be more punctual” are ideal.  But for 2017, I want to build upon last year’s general resolutions with one simple addition. Find and express gratitude towards everyone. In recent years, I have come to appreciate the incredible people who […]

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2 Months Later | Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories

An evaluation of Instagram’s Story feature over sixty days later When Instagram stories were initially released, people were thrilled. Users could connect with their favorite bloggers, photographers, artists, etc. on a continuous stream throughout the day and allowed a more behind-the-scenes look at the photos being shared… But people were also very confused—why is Instagram […]

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A Moment of Prayer for Nice

My heart is stricken with deep love and sympathy for France. Whether inflicted by nature or by man, each nation has experienced its episodes of destitution, cruelty and absolute savageries. But a deliberate attack on a country founded on liberté, égalité and fraternité—a trinity of unalienable rights for all human beings—is a rabid attempt to darken the […]

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Why the Written Word Still Matters

Maybe it’s because I’m a romantic, but I treasure handwritten notes. I used to keep every single one of them from family, friends and boyfriends—it wasn’t until I moved that I made the decision to cut down the number of birthday cards I stored. On a selfish note, I’m also extremely proud of my handwriting […]

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Here it is. The obligatory list of promises I hope to keep up for the New Year. Let’s hope that this list sticks. Repairing my postureI feel a slight hunch. Literally. Being a social media addict is all fun and games until the curvature of your spine morphs into something not so far removed from […]

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