what i’m reading // what i’m listening to

  Ah, fall. The land of apple spice candles, long Sunday naps, cashmere blankets and cozy tunes. Of all the seasons, you’re my favorite fall–for these reasons, and many more. While I haven’t gotten as much time to lazy about as I may have wished (fall also seems to be the busiest, no?!), I have been…

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work it out

  For me, music is a must when working out. Without it, I can’t get motivated–my feet don’t leave the ground, the weights don’t leave the floor…and I probably don’t leave the couch.   Working at a fitness-centric mag, there are always music swaps going around and I’m always finding new pump-up songs I love. I…

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a kitchen playlist

  If you’ve spent oh…five minutes here on this blog, then you’re probably in on the worst kept secret in the world: I love to cook. I love food, I love cooking, I love spending time in the kitchen. I love how it de-stresses me and makes me feel happy, I love how it helps…

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a valentine’s day playlist: for the lovers and the lonely

(source) I alluded to it last month, and truth be told, this is the Valentine’s Day post I’ve been looking forward to the most! There’s not a broken heart or a budding romance that music doesn’t help, so why not make a playlist for both sets this Valentine’s Day? Honestly, I’m not above belting out a great…

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cozy winter playlist

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–winter is for slow, soft, warm tunes. The more inclined I am to curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket while listening to a song, the better. These playlist posts are always so fun to pull together (I hope you guys like them!), and I…

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bon iver in nyc

If you couldn’t tell from all of my playlists (and my incessant concert talk), I’m a huge music geek. I like my music like I like my buffets–a little bit of everything (though none of it can touch on my plate…some weird OCD thing of mine). I could go on and on ranting about my favorites…

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end of summer tunes

(source) As summer comes to a close (sigh…) I’m turning to lazy, slow melodies, unique artists and OK, the occasional indulgent pop song (I’m looking at you Cher Lloyd) to help me celebrate these last sunny days. Check out who I’m listening to, below–I’d love to know what tunes are coming through your iPod speakers–do share!…

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summer tunes

Whether you’re spending this weekend hitting the beach, BBQ-ing with friends or laying low, enjoy yourself! In honor of the official kick-off to the season, here’s my summer soundtrack.

tuesday bluesday

Sometimes things just pile up and it gets hard to smile your way through certain situations. We’ve all been in that place–you wake up in a bad mood for no apparent reason, the wrong comment sets you off, you get tired of faking it. Today was one of those days (and come to think of…

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january playlist

I’ve found that I’m slightly schizophrenic when it comes to my music preferences. There are artists that I always turn to (Damien Rice, Bruce, Beatles, etc.) but this playlist is only a small insight into how varying my tastes can be at any given moment (warning: around Jay-Z is where it starts to get weird)….

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