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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,…

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…

Carolina Martinez: The Total Catch

A few weeks back, Camilla and I found ourselves in Back Bay at a table in The Colonnade Hotel's Brasserie Jo restaurant, sat across from the absolutely radiant Carolina Martinez. As we glanced over our notes one last time, we tried our very hardest to contain our excitement for the interview we were about to conduct. You may recognize her husband, perhaps, Baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Pretty decent baseball player, they say! Quite well known in Boston, we hear! Just kidding--Pedro is obviously a legend.…

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…

A Year Logged Off.

I deleted all of my social media and started meditating everyday for a year .....pretty much everything changed For years I struggled with having an online presence. It felt inauthentic. I portrayed only the happy side of myself. And it felt like I was in a happiness competition with others. My worth was measured by how many likes I got on a post or a photo. I spent an unhealthy amount of time stalking other profiles and comparing myself. First…

A Day of Bliss at Bella Santé

I am a self-confessed beauty and wellness fanatic. I am a proud VIB cardholder at Sephora, my skincare routine has more steps than Machu Picchu, and when my clock strikes 5:45 AM, I am up and off to barre, yoga, or spin. With that being said, prior to these last few weeks I was a spa virgin. A lover of face masks, though I'd never had a proper facial. The only massage I've had was when my roommate and I thought…

Floating on a Cloud at Balans Organic Spa

I've entered a new phase of my life...a health and wellness phase. It happened accidentally, and while technically a good thing, the timing couldn't have been worse as a senior in college. When else is it acceptable to have a Tito's & Soda fueled social life?! Catch me at home with hot tea and a hydrating face mask, how bout dah. One of my spin instructors was even slightly puzzled when I walked into her 6 am class on a Friday…

Insta Los Angeles

This month I went to LA and experienced one of the most boujee weekends of my life. It's been a rough winter in Boston, and I'm having trouble coming to terms with reality. Friends on the west coast-- do you know anyone looking for roommates? Need sunshine and 90 degree weather in my life. My trip started off as unglamorous as possible. My bag didn't make it on the same flight as me *eye roll.* Coming from a place where we have earned…