The City and Us Turns 1!

March 18, 2015

The City and Us turns 1

A year ago today, I wrote the first post for The City and Us. It’s simultaneously hard to believe it’s already been a whole year and hard to believe it hasn’t been at least two years. When I first mentioned the thought of starting a blog, I thought it would be a fun way to document our lives in a new place and stay in touch with family and friends back in New England. I thought I’d write about our adventures in NYC and the drastic differences of life in a city versus life in rural New England. My vision for the blog wasn’t crystal clear–instead, I knew exactly how I wanted it to feel: relatable, casual and real. If something wasn’t great–I wanted to write it down and share it; if something was awesome and worth telling–something I learned, a new recipe I tried, the best underwear for date night–I’d share that too. I truly believe one of the most valuable things we can do for each other is share our stories and experiences. And that’s what I wanted to do–put my thoughts and lessons learned out there and hopefully hear from my readers in return too–I love every time one of you comments. I feel so lucky to have you here!

Some of my favorite posts from the past year, if you’re in a blog reading mood:


An evening at the MET’s roofdeck bar
An unusual NYC tourist attraction
Halloween in NYC
On having a dog in NYC
Blizzard of 2015 in Brooklyn
NYC apartment hunting is crazy
The Museum on Natural History
NYC marathon pictures

How to’s, tips & tricks:

How to get the cleanest jewelry
How to feel settled in a new place
Winter survival tip
How to have a better night’s sleep
A tip for long lasting lemons
How to cultivate creative using design thinking (webinar summary)

Do or Don’t:

Emoji jewelry
Monochrome rooms
Marquee letter lights


It’s OK to be sad
On setting goals


Wedding signs
Valentine’s Day themed piñata
Fabric covered terra cotta pots
Tiny wedding flower arrangements
Simple holiday decor


My basic uniform
Periodic table manicure
Haircut inspiration
Fall loafers


The best hummus
Coconut Cake
Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Home Fries

And for fun:

Good news for Cards Against Humanity fans!
Great healthy living tips
The best smelling candle
9 unique wedding gifts for a bride
Moroccan rugs and where to buy them
Gift Blue Apron meals
Wine app


Thanks so much for a wonderful first year of blogging, and I’m really looking forward to more to come! xoxo


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