What I’ve Learned Almost 3 Years After Starting a New Life in an Entirely New City

Yesterday I signed the paperwork to renew my lease for my third year in Charlotte. It's hard to believe. In so many ways I feel like Charlotte has always been home, but I also have such a clear memory of sitting at Wegmans (shout out to fellow … [Continue reading]

Sometimes Adulting Means Crying in a Car Dealership

I turned 28 last month, and if I've learned one thing as I get closer and closer to 30 it's this: adulting is a spectrum. It's an ever-changing ebb and flow. Some days you're like, "I'm so put together and professional. I'm the epitome of a grown up. … [Continue reading]

Whether You’re Buying a Wedding Dress or a “Tacos & Tequila” Tank, You’re Right

This past weekend I was hungover and standing in my kitchen wearing a tank top that read TACOS & TEQUILA as I prepared to head out to the pool. I was digging around in my freezer for some popsicles when my best friend from college Snapchatted me. … [Continue reading]

The Pretzel-Hummus Ratio in Sabra Travel Packs is Never Right: My Airport Realizations

I travel a lot for work, so much so in fact that my friends call me Lauren San Diego. While a tad draining, spending a lot of time in airports has also allowed me to learn some fascinating things about travel, airports, and people as a whole. These … [Continue reading]

If You’re in a Book Club (Or Want to Be) This is Your New BFF

I take great pride in my Book Club. I've organized it for over two years, and though we're mostly a wine drinking club with a reading problem, I look forward to the discussions we have each month. If I may brag, I think our crew toes the line between … [Continue reading]