24 (+Birthday Shoes)

Tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating my 24th birthday. I can’t wait to just hang out with my friends, my boyfriend, and of course, Juniper. Growing up, I always wanted to be older. My mom has called me a “40 year old stuck in a 20 year old’s body” and it’s absolutely true — in high school, I went… Read More

Why I Watch The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette is fascinating. I’ve been watching it since high school and I’d like to say that I watch it ironically, but that would be a lie. I realize it’s all a sick, delusional joke, this idea that competing for someone’s “love” will result in a happy, fulfilled marriage, but what’s not a joke, I think,… Read More

On Learning to Drive in my Twenties

When I was 16 years old, I was blasting Sigur Ros in my headphones and riding the 2 train downtown, instead of getting my driver’s license. My high school offered driving lessons, but only a handful of people signed up — it was expensive and unnecessary — plus, the instructor was potentially a weirdo. The subway took… Read More

The Only Scone Recipe You’ll Ever Need

About once a year, usually around Christmas, I visited my grandmother and spent my days reading on the couch, sprawling out on her carpeted floors, and eating ice cream before lunch. We would chat, talk about shoes, and take trips to the mall, browsing the Clinique section at Macy’s. In the mornings, we would have her homemade scones, which were… Read More