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Budding Floral Designer

Last week I was invited to take a floral design class with the top rated florist in NYC. I'm not typically the DIY kind of person, but wow. I left feeling as though I had found my calling.  If you look at my Instagram page, you'll see a lot of flowers incorporated into my feed; snaps from other people's gardens (i'm yard-less), or bouquets my boyfriend brought home. Now it all makes sense, i'm pretty much destined to be a…

Sippin’ on Mint Julep

If you're like me, you've probably been shopping at Forever 21 and H&M since high school. In college you probably added a few more upper-fast fashion retailers to your collection, like Zara and Mango. After awhile, you begin to crave something new. There are only so many times you're OK with someone wearing an identical outfit at the party you're at. I recently discovered The Mint Julep Boutique online, and I love it. For those of you who like shopping…

Style Obituaries: What’s Out Now

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty quick to follow trends. Sure, you may wait a season for the runway look to be available in Zara, but you’re generally an early adapter. It’s important to have a strong sense of personal style, but you can’t help what comes in and out of stores. For this reason, it’s up to you to decide what trends are worth investing in and ignoring. Personally, i’m reluctant to give into a trend that involves…

Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem

The fourth of July is next week, and you've probably been scrambling trying to find the perfect patriotic bathing suit to rep while crushing spiked seltzers on your friend's boat (hint: just go to target.) If the ocean (or lake... i guess?) isn't on your priority list, you'll probably be having a city BBQ with your besties. In that case, you're probably seeking something cotton, red or white or blue, and stylish. Gotchu. This week I shot with my new…

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…

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…

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…

48 Hours in NYC

I've been living in New York a little over a year now, and I finally feel confident enough to clue you in on my favorite places. They say you can live in this city your entire life, and never really see any of it. So while i'll be new in town for awhile, I've definitely had enough experiences worth sharing at this point. Every weekend I have people asking me for brunch recommendations, so don't worry, they are coming. where…

Hello, It’s Still Me.

My friend Danielle recently asked me why I no longer write. I began to tell her that I had never stopped, but she called me out, “Yeah, but what are you writing about?”  I spent the entirety of my college experience spilling my heart into notebooks, wordpress drafts and published posts.  Sometimes I eagerly chased love, in other instances I fled from it. Those who engaged in a brief courtship with me would read about themselves months later on my…