For the second part of my California series I wanted to share a “hidden” gem I discovered.
Since it was James’ first time in California, one of the things he wanted to do was see the Hollywood sign up close.However, we were on a bit of a time crunch trying to fit everything in, so hiking trails to get to the sign was out of the question.After doing some extensive research online (while waiting for the Main Street Electrical Parade to start at Disneyland…) I found the best Hollywood sign view that required zero hiking.
Considering temperatures have been in the mid-twenties the past two days in NYC, it feels like these photos were taken months ago.However, in reality, it’s been less than a week since I was in California!
Although I love having adventures—traveling to new places and seeing new things—there is nothing I find more relaxing than going back home to California for vacation.Being back is like letting out a huge sigh of relief.I get to see my family, savor the nice weather, and enjoy a more relaxed pace than the go-go-go I’ve become accustomed to in the city.
The thing I love most about personal style is that it serves as a reflection of who you are at any given time. When I look back at old pictures, each outfit carries a memory—little vignettes that, no matter how minor, make up who I am and what I value today.
Our clothing carries us through life, which is why it’s important to wear brands that align with our value systems.
It may seem like an odd question, but take a second and actually ask yourself, “What impact does my clothing have on the world?”
Are the brands you’re wearing committed to actually making the world a better place, or does your clothing cause more harm than good?
I wanted to share today some beautiful photos my dear friend Audrey Froggatt took of the Women’s March on NYC. Although I was unable to attend due to a prior commitment, I have been so inspired by the stories and photos posted all over social media.
The real beauty of the event was that so many different causes inspired women to march, drawing in women from all walks of life. Below is a meditation Audrey wrote reflecting her own experience. It’s simple, yet poignant and powerful and I hope it inspires you.
It’s New Year’s Day. Another year has passed, its swan song being Mariah Carey’s glorious performance which was equally as undignified as 2016 itself.
This blog post was supposed to go live several days ago but I ended up getting extremely sick and had to reschedule my flight from the 29th to today. I was completely out of commission and stayed in bed for three whole days. I’m about to hop on a flight in an hour, and I’m still not completely better. Fortunately, I have the day off tomorrow
Astrology-wise I was sick during a strange time. With Mercury in retrograde and the new moon, both in Capricorn right before the new year, it was an ideal time for self reflection. The thing that’s a slight blessing—and in some circumstances, the biggest curse—about being really sick is you’re left with your thoughts.
Naturally, I reflected on the past year: what I’ve learned, what went well, what didn’t go well, what I’d like to change in 2017 to be better.
Ask anyone who has ever seen me hauling around the airport a 50 pound suitcase for a 3-day weekend trip back to California. I consider it far more convenient to travel across the continental United States than it is to haul all of my clothing five flights of stairs to the lavendería downstairs.
Taking my neurosis into consideration, and the fact that it’s the 23rd of December (so if you haven’t ordered online now you’re a little too late since most of the cut offs were yesterday for online shopping…) I decided to do a *fun* Christmas wishlist post.
It’s now mid-December. It’s been exactly 4 months since my last blog post, the longest break I’ve taken in 4 years of blogging.
Shockingly the world is still somehow turning.
I know it’s a vain and silly notion that the world will somehow unravel at its axis from a neglected blog, but so much anxiety within the blogging universe stems from the word “consistency.”
Every blogger manual stresses the importance of consistency. You have to blog X amount of times on the exact same day each week, or else your readers will abandon your blog, then your visits will lower and you’ll lose all of the credibility you’ve worked at for nearly half a decade.
With this heat wave we’ve been having in the city, it’s hard to believe fall will ever come.I’ve never really understood how it can be 92 degrees, “feels like” 104 degrees.Wouldn’t it just be 104 degrees?(If you please know the technicalities of this, please advise all of us in the comments below.I’m serious.)
However, autumn, wherever you are… I’m ready for you!