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Mattie Kahn

Mattie Kahn

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This fall, the one thing I absolutely, positively cannot live without is...
"My Moleskine weekly planner. I spotted it reclining near the checkout of the local bookstore. We were made for each other. My neurotic to-do lists have never had a happier place to call their own. Our New York Times wedding announcement is forthcoming."

Current food obsession...
"Peanut butter, honey, banana sandwiches—the only comfort food that maintains its integrity in the dining hall."

Latest guilty pleasure... "The Real World San Diego. Ask me to apologize. I dare you."

The one song I can listen to over and over...and over to is...
"'Drops of Jupiter' by Train. I am a passionate and fickle lover of songs. It seems as if every season of my life is (musically) accompanied by one or two that I play on repeat from June through August. None has stood the test of time like 'Drops of Jupiter.' Maybe it’s because I’m still trying to figure out what the lyrics mean: 'Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken?' No. No, I cannot."

My must-have cheap thrill...
"10-minute massages from second-floor, second-rate nail salons."


Town & Gown: Living On $40 A Week

“I spend all of my money at Starbucks,” I grumbled to a friend over my morning mix of cereals in the dining hall. (Versace x H&M has nothing on ...

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