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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…

Freeze and Seize the Day

There are quite a few articles out there hinting that you probably shouldn't follow in the (somewhat unstable) footsteps of Lindsay Lohan. This is not one of those articles. Post-reckless starlet days and pre-hijab fashion designer period, actress Lindsay Lohan went through a phase of posting peculiar photos emerging from some sort of frozen chamber on Instagram, clad in only a swimsuit, mask, and gloves, and looking as if she just took a dip in a witch's cauldron for amusement. Since I will…

South American City of Love

In the past year I have experienced a lengthy dry-spell of passport usage. Shockingly, New York isn’t the easiest place to save money! Last week, Ben and I went to visit Cartagena, Colombia. The city has a reputation for being the South American City of Love, and it lives up to it. Whether you’re visiting on a romantic excursion, or are looking to salsa dance with some of the absurdly hot locals, there is so much to love about this…

Girl Crush: Cassie DePecol

cassie depecol has been doing cool sh*t. Warsaw, Poland via Expedition_196 At the moment, nothing is quite as scary as the nightly news. Despite the nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave, something happened today that gives me hope for the future. Cassie DePecol just broke the world record for First Female To Visit Every Country On Earth In Record Time. She visited all 196 sovereign nations in just 18 months. Look, I don't advise you to print out a world map, quit your job,…

Pumpkin Spiced Boston

Everywhere you go during the fall season, you’ll find almost everything in the form of pumpkin spice… Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cocktails, pumpkin ravioli, etc. Now if you're not a fan of pumpkin drinks or food, then fall probably isn't the right season for you. But how can you not like it? If you're looking for something new to refresh yourself from your typical pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, you've come to the right place! I…

Must Love Amarone

As someone who once was a server in fine dining I am accustomed to admiring or scoffing over a guest’s choice of wine. Those days have passed, but my interest in wine persists. For this reason I was pretty pumped to be invited to a wine pairing for Cesari Amarone. I knew Amarone well enough to know that I was in for an experience that would make my old server colleagues jealous. (Shoutout to Danica & Mark at PUBLIC PR) ....So what…

Matcha Madness

Health and wellness trends move almost as quickly as fashion trends these days, and it can be hard to keep track of each new lifestyle fad that is being introduced day in and day out. Much to all of our surprise,  parallel to the "athleisure" trend of the moment are people who are actually working on their health and fitness and not just dressing like it. If 2015 was the year of green juices, then 2016 is certainly the year of…

2016 Boston Summer Cocktail Lineup

For those of you that have the luxury of being able to summer on Nantucket or charter yachts for a sunny little getaway, please know that I envy your life, am accepting invitations and have been told I’m a great travel partner. For the rest of us, another blissful summer in the city must suffice. Luckily, a special combination of warmer days and these delicious cocktails make happy hour even happier. Boston’s tough locals have finally defrosted from the chilly…

Blogging for Basics Pt.1

If starting a blog were easy, I wouldn't have one anymore. Too many talented writers would have dived into this already condensed pool. There would be nobody left to read my content. Even after nearly 5 years of blogging, I rewrote the first sentence in this article upwards of 10 times. Even after hundreds of articles posted and millions of views, the best article idea I could come up with this week was "how to start a blog." I've proudly…