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Here’s some recommended reading on this rainy day in New York City: A good excuse to daydream: Snapshots from Paris We like the way these girls think: Summer Getaway: Ojai We always buy postcards with the best intentions, and this article makes us vow to be better at sending: Dropping a line: the history of postcards How did Design*Sponge know this is the Wino’s lifelong dream?!: Living In: The Sound of Music We also heartily recommend horseback riding in Dingle (and pub crawling through Dublin, of course): Top 10 outdoor activities in Ireland We support this guy’s quest way more than that chick from Julie & Julia: One Man’s Blurry Quest to Cook Every Meal…

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skipping town

If you haven’t noticed, we put a lot of practice into perfecting our  weekend getaways. Most New Yorkers know that the best way to stay sane in the city that never sleeps is to escape routine at least once a month. In the summer, that requirement multiplies by exactly four – and I don’t expect that it’s much different for people living in less urban areas. This means that consistently since April (…what? That’s not summer yet?), hubs and I have been running off to anywhere we can afford – from visiting family in San Diego to cashing in credit card points in Vieques, to most recently, relaxing at a friend’s family house in Cape…

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life lessons from rebecca black

If I learned anything from vocal phenomenon Rebecca Black, it’s that we gotta get down on Friday. And boyyy do I plan on doing just that! Summer Fridays means it’s time to (poorly) pack our bags and join the thousands of other New Yorkers in the mass exodus from Manhattan proper! While the Romantic embarks on a weekend getaway to Cape Cod with the hubs, I’ll be heading to the slightly less glitzy, but equally as fun Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania, where I will be spending the weekend on a boat with a few friends and a cooler of cheap beer. We promise blog posts next week recapping our trips, but in the meantime, anxious readers,…

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the art of packing (and why i’ll never have it mastered)

When hubs and I are going away for the weekend, our packing conversation is always the same. I tell him on Tuesday that we have to pack, he says “ok, let’s do it!” and I say “well not right NOW.” I have to be in the MOOD to pack, or else I will pack all wrong! Or so I like to insist. But then Thursday night rolls around, and I say “uuugghhh we have to pack…” and he says “…yes, i know” and then I throw all of my summer clothes in the suitcase* and he tells me to cut it down and I drink a glass bottle of wine and say I’ll do it…

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