{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}

About This Blog

Welcome! My name is Jenn, and I write this blog.

I can look pretty serious when my job or posing for self-portraits requires it.

But most of the time, I look more like this.

I like to eat...

and take photographs...

and write...

and pose like a snob while hosting dinner guests in my backyard.

I also love taking little trips to and fro...

and attending lavish parties and galas.

These are the things that delight me, and they are the things you will see most often in this blog.

I have lived in New York City for the past 13 years.

(Astoria, Queens, to be precise).

But I grew up in Texas (Galveston Island, to be specific)...

and also lived in Colorado for a few years (Denver, if you're positively dying to know).

This is my old boyfriend from back west.

And this is my current boyfriend out east. His name is Vinny, and no, he's not Italian. Actually, he's not really my boyfriend anymore. We recently got married.

Don't worry; he's not so serious either.

We have some fun times together at night and on weekends.

But by day I'm a psychotherapist, so feel free to tell me all your problems...

and I'll give you the recipes for solving them.


  1. Jenn. I am so glad you found my website, and I am so glad I found yours. You grew up in Galveston. I grew up in Austin. You escaped to the big city. I escaped to the big city. You like to eat. I like to eat. You have a fantastic, hilarious writing style. I like to pretend I do.

    Things I miss from Texas: migas, Chuy's, queso, chile rellenos made the right way, sausage from Elgin, and properly made gumbo. Funnily enough, the best gumbo of my life was served to me at a little restaurant on the coast in Galveston.

    Adding you to my Google Reader right. this. second. Please keep in touch!

  2. Hey Jenn! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! And it's pretty cool that you are a therapist! I'm a school psychologist ... we have (somewhat) similar occupations. :)

    Looking forward to exploring your blog a little more!!

  3. I just randomly came across your blog and it makes me miss NYC so much! Thanks for bringing me back for a few minutes.

  4. I'm a New Yorker born and raised. I recently started a blog called brooklyn.life.style. to write about living in the city, blended in with my personal style posts and daily adventures.
    I love your blog- it's like a collection of all the loveliness that is NY.

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. I love your pictures! Especially the one where you look so serious over your game of Jenga! ;)

    I'm a school psychologist ... very different from what you do, but I'm sure we took a ton of similar classes during our undergrad years haha. And do you often get the question, "Are you reading my mind right now?" Umm ... I'm a psychologist ... not a psychic. :P

  6. ASTORIA!!!! i lived there for 7 years. miss it!!!

  7. Jenn,
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I thought it was funny that I had just pinned the weenie recipe on Pinterest. My daughter lives in SA now, not too, too far from your old stompin' grounds, and both of my kids went to college in NYC and I go there every summer. This year I'm spending 3 weeks in Brooklyn with some friends. I'll be following your blog to look new things for us to do. Maybe I'll smuggle a tub of Blue Bell to you! What about some salsa? I used to can it and ship it by the case full to the kids while they were in college. Their popularity was based on how much salsa they had on hand!

  8. Thank you for the comment on my blog! Really excited to start reading yours. Love it so far!

  9. This is a great page! I love that you're from Texas (I am an Austin girl...born and raised and still here) Your photos are wonderful. :)

  10. Hi Jenn-

    Hey there! I found your blog after you commented on mine! Thanks for reading; I'm looking forward to clicking around!

    Maybe I'll see you around NYC sometime :)
    -Kate from http://ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com/

  11. I am officially obsessed with your blog. Can't believe I waited so long to discover it. Just added it to my favorites. Keep on writing. You're something special for sure.