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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

Tori takes on the Louis Vuitton exhibit as it lands in New York City. A subway train rushes through a station on a gigantic video wall, emblazoned with colorful graffiti from the Louis Vuitton x Stephen Spouse era. I pause for a picture against a Louis Vuitton subway tiled wall and begin the journey through the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibit. At the beginning a wall of text shares the story of a rural boy who evolved into a highly recognizable…

Reset: Views from the Glass Ceiling

One would assume that with degrees in engineering (Princeton), Business (Harvard) & law (also Harvard) World Domination would sound like a legitimate career path. Ellen Pao was a first generation Chinese American whose parents taught her that she could accomplish anything with hard work and perseverance. She grew up believing that any challenge could be overcome when looked at as an engineering equation.  Ellen Pao’s book entitled Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change was as emotionally draining as…

Sexy Fall Reads 2017

Since the last time I wrote a book review, i've read more than 15 new books. This summer I recommended books for you to read on the beach. Now i'm suggesting a few novels that you should curl up with this fall. Disclaimer: I do make a *very small* percentage of sales if you purchase any of these books by clicking on the photos. A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara If you like to cry, you'll like this book. Before…

My Calligraphy Experience

A few weeks ago I discovered my secret talent of floral design. Last week I learned that nobody is a natural at calligraphy. My friend Kenzie reached out to me recently about how we absolutely needed to take a calligraphy class. To clarify, Kenzie is engaged, so it makes sense that she's been itching to do this activity! She found Juliana of Ink and Nibs on Instagram, and we reserved spots to attend a class at an Astoria flower shop…

Plant Based New York City

After adapting to a vegan lifestyle over the past year and a half, I now feel as though I am a bit of an expert in the vegan food critic category. I made it my mission to discover New York’s tastiest and most social media worthy vegan spots and trust me, even if you’re meat and dairy’s biggest fan, you will not have to be held against your will at any of these restaurants. So, the next time you’re looking…

Babymooning in Greece

I recently went on the dreamiest trip for my baby moon. My fiancé, Paul, let me choose the destination: Greece. It was a place I was eager to check off my bucket list, and I will certainly go back. Next time, hopefully not pregnant. MEMORIES IN Mykonos  Everything is perfectly picturesque; white stucco homes with blue doors, punctuated with  hanging flower pots and magenta bougainvillea bushes growing wild up the sides. The windy roads in the city center known as…

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…

A Weekend in Munich

Having been blessed with the opportunity to work remotely through my current job, I spent the month of June in the charming city that is Munich, Germany. With nights, weekends, and beautiful summer weather at my disposal, I spent long hours wandering about the Bavarian capital in an attempt to hunt down the city’s most prized landmarks while simultaneously searching for the best place to grab a beer. (more…)

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,…