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How to Style a Swimsuit

I probably speak for both of us when I say that I am freezing. For the past two weeks I have worn either tights or leggings under my pants. I haven't been able to take outfit photos for this blog! I have lived in a turtleneck, black parka jacket + my pompom hat. I AM STIR CRAZY. As a direct result of my misery, I booked a trip to Miami for March. Clearly I am not the only one who…

JanuArie Prep: Bachelor 101

Just a few days away from the official start of “Janu-Arie” Bach Nation is already buzzin’ with tea, sponsored fabfitfun instagrams, fantasy leagues, and more podcasts than necessary. Before you sit down with your girls during a rosé-fueled viewing party for the premiere next week, you’re going to want to do your #research. For those ready to dive into The Bachelor this season head first, we’ve got all the resources you desperately need. Let’s be real, Twitter is 80% of…

48 Hours in Des Moines

Iowa is the butt of every joke in movie history, but it is also where I was born and raised. Unless you're from the midwest, it's probably not somewhere you've thought of visiting. But there is actually a lot of cool shit going on in Des Moines.  Also, we are not the potato state. Where to Stay Downtown - The amazing thing about Des Moines is that what is expensive to us is probably normal anywhere else! The cost of living…

A Guide to LA Wellness Inspired Holiday Gifts

If 2016 was the year of “realizing stuff” per Kylie Jenner’s prediction, then 2017 was the year that finally, a fire was lit underneath us. I’m not going to bullshit anyone, we all know this year was exhausting for many reasons and at times, it felt like I had become a Pavlov experiment as after a while of these notification dings being associated with only bad news, my body would hear the sound and immediately cringe. While receiving what felt…

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…