Nice to meet you!

Hi there – welcome to my blog! My name is AJ and I’m 25 years old. I’m just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. Just kidding. I guess I am sort of a small town girl though – I grew up on the shoreline of Connecticut, in a small beach town called Madison.

My dreams to spend my Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in frat basements and surrender myself to a well-known college sports team brought me down to Kentucky, where I attended the University of Kentucky from 2010-2014. One day I’ll write a book about my experience there, but I need to wait for the statue of limitations to run out on a few things first 😉 Seriously though, I’ve nearly surrendered myself to the devil in exchange for Kentucky winning a big basketball game.


After graduating, I moved back north and settled down in NYC, where I’ve been living + working for the last four years. The city is a weird place – you can order chinese food delivery at 6am on a Tuesday, and you spend half a month’s salary just to keep a somewhat stable roof over your head. It’s kind of insane that I’ve managed to survive here for so long.

I use my blog as a place to write about the things I wish I’d known when I first moved to the city, as well as the things I’m learning every day! Whether it’s a new little hole-in-the-wall bistro that I want to tell the world about, or tips + tricks to get the most efficiency out of those swipe-rights, my goal is show you that there’s someone out there who completely relates to you, and can hopefully help you navigate life a little easier!

I love hearing your suggestions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!



P.S. – meet my sweet girl, Cookie. You’ll see her in plenty of my posts because let’s be honest, she’s perfect!