One-Piece Wonders: #BBBSwim

By now you've surely seen her textured, figure- flattering leggings on multitudes of women in Boston's hottest gyms and studios. You might own a few pairs yourself and you may have even taken the class that started it all, Booty by Brabants. Kelly Brabants, fitness instructor and fashion designer, is the one we can thank for improving the workout-wear and derrières of Boston babes everywhere. She's created a cult-like following, drawing inspiration from the Brazilian booty in both her workout class…

Free Ways To Stay Woke

It can feel harder to keep up with a healthy news diet than keeping up with the Kardashians these days (Seriously, how do I not watch their show but still innately know there is so much drama with Scott?). But it costs $0.00 to stay informed and maintaining a healthy timeline of diverse stories is doable, with very minimal effort. If you are a person who mooches Netflix passwords and still has to skip ads on Spotify, this is for…

Culottes & Cult Gaia

For about a year I have been obsessing over the Cult Gaia arc bag. I always assumed, that like most of the bags my favorite fashion bloggers wear, it's probably $500+. It served as my inspiration (it's a literal piece of art, they sell it on MoMa's website), but didn't seem like a viable purchase. Then one day, in a weak moment of lust, I actually clicked on the link and realized the bag is just $140. $10 under budget for Ben…

We love to Kick It!

A lot of us are probably on similar routines. During the day, we go to our slightly-above-entry-level day jobs. We might make it to the gym later, eat something healthy after, and maybe go to bed early-- but probably not. Because doing the same thing everyday is boring, and you're craving more. Your parents warned you that "play time" would be over after college. But you probably didn't realize the community aspect would disappear. You still hang with close friends for guiltless drinks and food.…

A Reason to Visit Portugal

The first time I visited Portugal was in November of 2015. I was coming off the bender of a lifetime in Barcelona, I was burnt out from Amsterdam, I was broke from London and I was in a prolonged food coma from Paris. Lisbon served as our last destination on an amazing, but lengthy, backpackers trip. I wasn’t aware of how special Lisbon was until we landed. I just knew that it was cheapest to fly home to Boston from Portugal,…

Sexy Summer Reads 2017

Everything going on in the world right now is exhausting. I can’t check social media without seeing an article about our impending doom. What used to be a land full of Buzzfeed quizzes and “10 Reasons to Love Your College Roommate” articles has turned into an echo chamber of everyone’s frustrations. This year, in attempt to manage my newfound anxiety, I have started reading more. Like, a lot more. I have a library card that I actually use. I have…

A Stylish Start

As a self-diagnosed creature of habit, all of the changes that are presently happening in my life would typically throw me for a loop. Graduating from college, moving out of my beloved North End neighborhood (okay, this one is especially upsetting), and having to apply to jobs in my desired industry are all daunting affairs. I may have no idea what city I'll end up in or what job I'll land, but I do know that I'll be spending a month in London this…

Unlearning Sex

It’s my freshman year of college around 4am. I’m sitting on the concrete floor of my dorm room in a drunken haze devouring pizza with someone I met at a Halloween party, Andrew. I dressed as a sexy nerd. He dressed as a giant banana. My “sexy” costume consisted of two push-up bras, jean shorts four sizes too small, orange goo (tanner) on my face, thick eyeliner, and poisoning myself with cheap vodka. Andrew interrupts my pizza love-making. He grabs…

Book Your Next Adventure

I've done a fair bit of travel, enough so that i'm often approached on how to do so. I studied abroad for a year, so I have a knack for scoping out the best hostels and cheapest flights. I worked in luxury (and mid-range) hotels, so I know the places to look for the must-do experiences. Plus i'm addicted to exploring locations on Instagram. Pro-tip, this is how you get the best vacation shots. I spent a lot of my…

Insta São Paulo

I’ve been living in Brazil with my boyfriend, Nate, for 2-3 weeks at a time for the past 5 months or so now, and if there’s one thing I learned, it’s that the Instagram possibilities are endless. So when Mack suggested I round up the “most Instagrammable opportunities” in São Paulo, Brazil for an article, the challenge wasn’t coming up with a good list, but what I would choose to leave out. Brazil isn’t widely known as a secure country, but like most…