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:

NYC:

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
Birkenstocks
Monochrome rooms
Marquee letter lights
Tevas

Authenticity:

It’s OK to be sad
On setting goals

DIY:

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

Fashion/Beauty:

My basic uniform
Periodic table manicure
Haircut inspiration
Fall loafers

Recipes:

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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