Little Poland in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Right next door to the hipster, too-cool-for-school Brooklyn area of Williamsburg, is Greenpoint which, in contrast, is known for its rich Polish culture and community. This North Brooklyn neighborhood is home to the second largest concentration of Polish immigrants in the U.S., making it the perfect place to not only buff up on my cultural history, but also find the best pierogi…

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Lake Tahoe, California

If you know me at all, you know that I love Lake Tahoe with a passion! It is hands down my favorite place to get away from everything. The air is fresh, the lake is blue as can be and the scenery is beautiful. It’s so peaceful. I used to go all the time when I was a little kid–…

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Apple Picking at Masker Orchards

Fall is officially here. It’s crisper outside, the leaves are changing colors and it’s 100% totally acceptable to indulge in anything pumpkin spice for at least the next two months! I even felt compelled to buy the limited edition Pumpkin Pie ChapStick, because why wouldn’t I want the smell of pumpkin spice on my lips at all times?! Anyways, Fall also means…

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A Guide to Napa Valley, California

Day-tripping to Napa Valley is one of my favorite things to do while visiting home in San Francisco. Visiting wine country has definitely taken on a new meaning since my kiddie days, but even if you’re not into wine, the scenery in Napa is unbeatable, the restaurant selection is on point, there’s shopping & galleries, pretty areas to stroll through and did…

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The Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens is an absolutely gorgeous place that I had been meaning to go to since probably freshman year of college. For those of you unfamiliar with this historic site, it’s the branch of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The collection is said to be comprised of about two thousand…

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