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My Wedding Vows

It’s difficult to find the words to say what you feel, especially when it comes to something as big as giving your heart to another for the rest of your life. I had wrestled a bit with my vows in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I remember reading them to my sisters, who had flown up to visit me for my bachelorette party. It …

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The Story of Us

I promised to love him even when he gets impatient at the airport security check, and he promised to cherish me even after he can’t find some appliance because I’ve reorganized the kitchen for the fourth time. Then he looked at me and I looked at him and we said, “I do.”

It was five o’clock in the evening on a warm, windless night on the …

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How He Asked

I slipped out of work early to meet him near Columbus Circle. He said he wanted to take me somewhere.

“Maybe that concert in the park,” I told my co-workers on my way out the doors. But I had a sneaking suspicion it was something even better.

We hailed a cab and when we arrived, he pulled me into an elevator at the World Trade Center, rising 1,700 feet above Manhattan. The …

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Our First Christmas Tree

This is our first Christmas a newlyweds. Husband and I have been thinking about the things that make the holidays special for us as children, as well as brainstorming new traditions we want create. While we can’t wait to discover those spontaneous traditions that come with time, we’ve settled on one non-negotiable: the Christmas tree.

My love for Christmas trees comes from my …

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#MerakiTravel: Oahu in 10 Days

Oahu in Ten Days Hawaii Travel GuideBeau and I had a hankering to get out of stormy New York, so we busted out the swimsuits and headed to the Hawaiian tropics for 10 days.

Places like Oahu offer something special to newcomers: a sense of ownership, however small and however short-lived. Humans are hardwired with the need to feel proprietorship over something to fully …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Matcha Tea

matcha tea meraki morning wellness recipe

I am currently having a love affair with matcha. This new phenomenon has blown up (queue the hipster matcha tea shops) and it seems like everyone is trying this antioxidant-filled tea that’s been a staple in Japan for centuries. I don’t drink caffeinated beverages, but the occasional indulgence …

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How to Love Morning Again

How to Love Morning Again

6:30 a.m. hits hard

 

But it doesn’t have to. I’m not going to tell you I’m one of those bright-eyed-and-smily morning people who have yoga’d by 5am and read three chapters of a Dickens novel, with spare time to whip up eggs benedict and call momma Lowry. In the …

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