Accidental Hygge

My little corner of Brooklyn

A few years ago, I saw the word “hygge” everywhere. It was all over my Facebook feed, all over Pinterest—it was even taking over the bookstores. Curiosity finally got me one day, so I picked up one of the books and scanned the cover. “Hygge” is the Scandinavian concept of “getting cozy,” as almost every English translation will have it. I lost interest and put the book down. It sounded like a fad to me, something that Americans would obsess over for a year and forget about the next. Continue reading “Accidental Hygge”


A Very Yogi Thanksgiving

The Mall at Central Park

I’m thankful for a lot of things this year. I have a supportive family, lovely friends, an apartment to call home, a job I really like, good health. The list goes on, and frankly, a post about these things would be predictable at best and boring at worst. I don’t mean to understate how grateful I am for the major parts of my life, because I’m very grateful for them. But to shake things up, I’d like to focus instead on one little thing that’s changed my life over the past few months: yoga. Continue reading “A Very Yogi Thanksgiving”

Weekend Field Trip: Philadelphia

The view from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my life here in the city, especially now that I’ve settled into a routine at home and at work. But it’s so nice to get out of the city sometimes. Even though I’ve only been here for a few months, I’ve already taken a number of field trips. Last weekend, I got some fresh(er) air in Philadelphia, visiting Arielle. Continue reading “Weekend Field Trip: Philadelphia”

Frozen on Broadway: A Fanatic’s Take

IMG_5718It’s no secret among those who know me that I am very, very passionate about Frozen. Despite having always called myself a Disney purist, I absolutely fell in love with the new age, 3D computer-animated film. So as you can imagine, I was pretty excited to get the chance to see the broadway adaptation last weekend for a mere $35. Here’s the next chapter in my ongoing relationship with Frozen. Continue reading “Frozen on Broadway: A Fanatic’s Take”

Pumpkin Season

IMG-5658This week, it’s suddenly fall in the city. I’ve started wearing a coat because a sweater isn’t enough, my fingers turn icy after just a few minutes outside, and of course pumpkins (mostly pumpkin spice treats) are everywhere. I’m not complaining, though. We have real pumpkins and pumpkin cookies in our apartment—I even have a little white pumpkin in my cubicle! But I haven’t seen the leaves turn yet, so I hope we’ll get to see some nice fall colors before winter’s here. With this change of season, I’ve been settling into my new job and life in New York.  Continue reading “Pumpkin Season”

A Quick Note on Rebranding

“A reader’s ambition knows no bounds”

If you know me, you know that I recently graduated college. This, as you would also know, poses a distinct problem with my blog called “Natalie in Collegeland,” which I started with the intention of sharing my freshman year (and, later, undergraduate) experience with younger people, family, and friends.

Clearly I’ve outgrown the original name and premise of my blog. I finished school, moved to New York, and started a real adult job. So it’s time to change a few things up.

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