NYC is totally dragging me, but it’s okay!

It is mid-afternoon on Saturday, June 16th, and as I leisurely sip my second coffee of the day, slumped across a sleek brown-leather L-shaped couch in a cozy, completely furnished apartment a block south from Central Park, I realize that I have been in the city for exactly two weeks. It is a surreal reflection. …

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Kate and Catherine: reviewing and relating to Catherine Barkley from Hemingway’s, A Farewell to Arms

After Cavy readย A Farewell to Arms, he insisted that I, and just about everyone else he crossed paths with, read the novel. He talked about it constantly, and the effect that the book had on him afterwards lingered for days. "I'm just sad," he told me, "just wait till the end ... so sad." He …

shopping vintage: how my wardrobe (and my wallet) went from drab to fab

Last summer, after arriving home with several trash bags full of clothes that I hauled back from my beloved dorm room, I found that I had absolutely no space to store them. My closets (yes, plural) were full of clothes that I hadn't even considered bringing to college, but that for some reason I thought …