Postgrad-A Haiku

Postgrad is a weird place. College rules don’t apply but adult rules don’t always apply because we’re only 22 and definitely aren’t adults yet. We’re supposed to take real life super seriously, but honestly, we feel like life is at its most absurd right now. Like, who thought it was a good idea to let us loose on society? Sorry, world. We’re here, some of us are queer, and we’re not going anywhere. So let’s take a moment to laugh at the ridiculousness that is postgrad with some haikus from some of our favorite people, our best friends. Warning: strap on your adult diaper, because you’ll be laughing so hard you may need it.

*Haikus have been creatively developed by Caroline, Gabby, and our wonderful collection of friends (KK, MG, KL, AB, DN)*


My boss yelled at me,
I said I am so sorry,
I don’t give a shit.

You can’t drink on Tues,
Sis walked in on me pooping,
When does grad school start?

Live with my parents,
would someone please hire me,
ha ha ha ha ha.

Those may sound like laughs,
But really I am crying,
ha ha ha ha ha.

Dating apps are weird,
alcohol costs much money,
I guess I’ll date him.

The day’s high and low?
High: ate chipotle for lunch.
Low: that is my high.

No one gets me like
FuckJerry and thefatjew
I pee every time.

Drinking with my cat,
Different than being at school,
Cat won’t drink with me.

Counting down the days
I miss my biddies so much
Who said this was fun?

Yes, I am employed
Do you want sprinkles on that?
Why did I move home.

Parents got new car,
Why buy cool things once I’m gone?
No more tuition.

I am all alone,
Real Housewives: my only friends
I might kill my mom.

Orange is The New
Black…I finished season 3.
Nothing to live for.

I said screw the man,
I am working for the man,
I can’t pay my bills.

All I want is ‘za,
Cannot afford to buy ‘za.
Life without ‘za sucks.

Welcome to the trap,
wipe your feet before entrance,
this is my home now.

Can I eat ice cream
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
You only live once.

I have a crockpot,
I am sixty five years old,
I will make good soups.

This is my life now,
Watching shark week all night long,
In my bed by 10.

What is clean eating,
I only cry at Whole Foods,
Guess I’ll have pizza.

Work is kind of hard
My boss is cooler than me
She is twenty nine

Braving Trader Joes,
Maybe I’ll meet a yopro,
Just kidding, it’s me.

Family BBQ
“No, I don’t have a job yet”
Screw you, Uncle Jeff

Free food much more scarce,
When not paying tuition,
Real world is shitty.

Must travel in car,
Instead of walking down hall,
To hang out with friends.

Mom noticed weight gain,
“Must have been stress from exams,”
Drunk at last final.

“Describe a time you…,”
No, fuck you, this internship’s,
Unpaid anyways.


And with that….we’re done.

G + C


Tender: Tinder For Food

Guys. Guys. GUYS. I have a new app. And it might be the best app of all time. Keep in mind, this is coming from a girl who has almost no apps on her phone. Not only am I excited about this app, but I want YOU to be excited about it. Let’s chat about apps.

This is for the foodiest of foodies aka my *people*. I first read about Tender on BostInno and downloaded it .6 seconds later. Then I started using it and loved it and thought to myself, my people need to know about this. They will die for it. SO at this point you’re probably wondering what in the world Tender is, right?

Okay, stop being grossed out that it’s named Tender. We’re all adults here. Let’s act like it.

Well, it’s Tinder but for FOOD. The whole idea of Tinder is that you swipe left on those who you don’t care for and right on those who you’d like to, let’s say ‘form a relationship’ with. On Tender, you’re faced with pictures of delicious dishes from around the world. If you swipe left, you’re done with the dish and never have to see it again. I plan on doing that with dishes including beets. But if you swipe right, the dish is stored in your ‘cookbook,’ where you can go to find all of the dishes that you’ve liked and their recipes. Love a dish that you made and are dying to share the recipe with your bff? It’s easy to share the recipe directly from the app instead of having to search for it online or find a similar recipe.


Honestly, it sounds like this is a sponsored post but I swear it’s not. The app is great for when you’re bored on public transportation and trying to think of what to make for dinner this week, for when you’re feeling gastronomically creative but don’t know what to make, and/or for when you feel like torturing yourself by looking at delicious food. The best part? Tender is free. AND it’s Boston-based. So hey, postgrads and yuccies alike, get to downloading!

Musings #13

Hola, shalom, and aloha friends! It’s been too long, but bean and nash have been through some fairly serious milestones since we last checked in (at least that’s what everyone tells us, I still have to google how to boil eggs). Luckily the HoLiDaY WeeKnD is almost upon us!!! I’m really loving this four-day week now that I’m #working at a real-ish job that I can’t oversleep (tested this theory out a few Fridays ago – realized you cannot skip work like you can skip class). Hopefully these internet finds will keep you occupied through only ONE more work day!

1. After recently moving into an apartment, I realize that I am finally able to decorate a space that is truly my own. Unlike dorms which look like prisons or my family home where my mom still controls every inch, my apartment is “mine” (for a small fortune compared to most of the world’s average rent). Having my own space = much more time spent browsing home sites and Pinterest and Houzz for ideas. One thing I am dying for and something that feels very adult, maybe too adult, is art. I would love to start collecting pieces now so that eventually I have a small compilation I can call my own. I am starting with Gray Malin‘s photography. I would kill for a giant, framed, aerial beach print. This, this, and this are a few of my favorites.

Bondi_Beach_7 Monterosso_Cinque_Terra Coogee_Beach_Horizontal_12 2. One of my other favorite websites for home goods is BRIKA. They carry everything from art to furniture to rugs and jewelry. I just picked up this wall hanging and bedside table dock for my apartment. Still coveting a few others things though…namely this lamp, these bowls, and this pillow. 9d1569529b2c4435c28da5a9236784ff 899fc51f29565a223f77fdb6cf18d2f5 2eed3241e681e0e1d10a829ff69340eb 3. This article on the issue of women saying sorry too much. I agree with what the author says and think that women should stop apologizing for everything, especially for things which aren’t our fault (duh). Quit it laydeez! 23Crosley-blog427 4. The Sill, a website which my coworker shared with me as a great gift idea. It seriously is, and as I’m getting more into plants myself, please do not be surprised (or alarmed) if my next gift to you is a cute little cactus. Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.21.39 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.22.10 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.22.24 PM 5. This jewelry collection by A. Jaffe. I’m all about traveling and exploring new places, so the idea of commemorating your favorites with a map necklace sounds amazing to me. The issue would be deciding which local to decorate a necklace with. mapn008_copy_copy 14r_di_rd_pdt_engraved_-_close_up mapch02_3 6. This recipe for grapefruit and watermelon agua fresca. It’s about to get real hot and steamy in New York as July and then August (ugh) get underway. If I have the time, or materials, or space…I will definitely be making this refreshing beverage. agua_fresca_01 agua_fresca_03 agua_fresca_05 7. Sneakers. Namely these Nikes or these Adidas. I would love a pair of comfortable shoes I could wear to work, both in the office and on the commute. The term “fashion sneakers” makes me cringe, but at the same time, my gym shoes would just not cut it. Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.40.49 PM M19585_01_standard-2 7. I know Gabby gave you her amazing music recommendations a few days ago, but I wanted to add some of my own. This song by The Weeknd, this remix, and this weekend jam are currently on replay.

8. This clothing company which just blew up all over my social media feeds. They encapsulate summer in their collection of florals, prints, and bright colors that make me wish it was 78 degrees year round (when do I not wish this?). 12 10. This series of interview videos by Vogue. So far I’ve watched Blake Lively, Daniel Radcliffe, and Sarah Jessica Parker. They are seriously addicting. Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.58.01 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.56.25 PM That’s all for now – see you after the Fourth!

x C

On Repeat

B+N is back with a vengeance and we’re trying some new thangs. Postgrad means trying new things, right? Yes, definitely. So in this little post, I’m sharing my summer 2k15 (that’s meant to be ironic so please process it as such) Spotify playlist. Check it out for some jams that I think cover all the bases, including chill, party, workout, driving, and more!

On Repeat: Roses by The Chainsmokers. I first heard it while watching Hannah Bronfman‘s snapstory (obsession level 100) and have been listening basically every minute since then.

Dancing In My Room: Dreams by Life of Dillon. I can sing and dance and do everything to this, all in the privacy of my own room.

Workout: Chimes by Hudson Mohawke, Pusha T, Travi$ Sott, and French Montana. Never do I ever feel more like a bo$$ than when I listen to this. Pity Party by Melanie Martinez because it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. All of You by Betty Who is great for that final hill of a good run. I highly suggest.

Driving: Talking Body by Gryffin Remix. Chill but also gets me excited to drive and give other incompetent drivers the finger!

Public Transportation, Sunglasses On: The Hills by The Weeknd. Obvious choice. When this comes on, I just don’t want to be talked to or messed with.

Public Transportation, Sunglasses Off: Girl Crush by New Politics. I feel like this is a song for 14 year olds but that hasn’t stopped me yet.

Cooking: Learn to Love by W. Darling. Peppy enough that I’m dancing around the kitchen but chill enough that I’m not whipping or nae nae’ing.

Sobbing: Fight Song by Rachel Platten. I quite literally started sobbing to this in spin class the week after graduation. COLLEGE, I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. We Won’t by Jaymes Young and Phoebe Ryan.

Bringing Back b+n

We’ve been bad bloggers. Very, very bad bloggers. We forgot about you and left you in the dust and never indicated that there was ever anything wrong. We didn’t mean to hurt you. We didn’t consider your feelings. We didn’t know you’d be so mad. We didn’t know you cared that much!

But it’s okay because we’re back. Bean and Nash is BACK baby! We might have taken some time off, but that was only because we were finishing school, applying to jobs, being as social as humanly possible before getting the boot from college, and moving all about the East Coast. But boy oh boy have big things happened. You probably want the lowdown, right? Well…I am now living in Boston (yes, bean stayed in The Bean)!!! I didn’t feel done with this lovely/sassy city, so I posted up in the North End with a friend from school and am working at a tech PR agency only a 10 minute walk from our humble abode. Life doesn’t suck, let’s just leave it at that.

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I don’t want to steal Caroline’s thunder, but you probably want to know what glamorous job she’s working. Well, our gal is working at a high fashion house that rhymes with schmoscar de la penta and living in the West Village. Tell me she’s not living the dream. She is, right?

While being separated stinks, I think it’s going to make this blog even better. You’ll have articles about all things Boston and NYC.  Isn’t that ideal?! When we visit each other, I guarantee that our posts will be the tops. And to answer your question, no, we’re not going to change the name of the blog. Bean and Apple? Bean and Gotham? Bean and the City That Never Sleeps? They just don’t have the same ring to them.

So let’s look at pretty pictures and talk about food because what else would we do ever…

Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 2.26.04 PMFor those not fortunate enough to have ever visited Boston, the North End is basically the Little Italy of this city. And I live here. And I eat a lot of pasta. And I’m very much okay with it. So far, I’ve dined at Panza, Dolce Vita, Lo Conte’s, Monica’s Mercato, Bricco, Cantina Italiana, and probably two other places that I can’t remember the names of. SO if I’m 1,000 lbs the next time you see me, you know why. Still on the list are Carmelina’s, Giacomo’s (eternal line), Daily Catch, and Neptune Oyster. My wallet and body will hate me but my stomach will be overjoyed.

(Very first meal in the apartment with my parents, appropriately on the floor)

Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 2.25.24 PMPerusing the goods at the Haymarket Farmer’s Market, where apparently children are the vendors and rules don’t apply.

Before I started working, everyday was spent reading in the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It. Was. Magic.

Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 2.27.31 PMStalking free fitness classes wondering why no one told me about them…

Not bad for a morning run, right?

We do hope you’ll keep up with our adventures as we enter adulthood and pay bills and go on dates (?!) and live our yopro lives. With all that there is to do in Boston, I know I’ll be sharing some exciting stuff that I’d want to keep up with if I were you. Like tomorrow (if I can get up on time), I’m trying a free Tabata/HIIT class on the Greenway, run by Republic Fitness. Wish me luck and join me if you’re in Boston!