Stay Satisfied with WIYB

(top photo via badass prints Barcelona) Subscription boxes have been all the rage for a few years now. I mean, there are more beauty boxes than you can keep up with. We have Trunk Club and Stitch Fix for clothes. We have Birchbox and Ipsy for makeup. We have Blue Apron, Sun Basket and Plated for food. We even have Sustain for condoms, lube & sex wipes. Unalike any of these, we have WIYB-- What’s in Your Box? If you…

Boss Babe Highlights

When it comes to self-promotion, I have minimal shame. Seriously, I bring business cards with me to the beach. If someone asks me a question about myself, i’ll make it a point to tie my blog into the mix. Since moving to New York, I've met exponentially more bloggers than I knew in Boston. Of course, it’s absolutely no surprise that so many creative people live in the city of constant renaissance. Below I've rounded up my favorite blogs to…

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…

Big Blue House

I have many fond memories of a big blue house. On an island off the coast of northern Maine, is a town called Deer Isle. There are less than 2,000 people who live there, two of which are my grandparents. Their house sits on a hill surrounded by several acres of land. It was the kind of place that required a John Deer tractor and many, many pets to fill the space. There was no shortage of cats and dogs…

What’s in Your Trunk?

mack in style x trunk club Few things bring me joy like having new things, but shopping is exhausting. Unless I need to buy something last minute, most of my purchases are made online. Though I'm a professional review-reader, I tend to stick to brands I already know fit. It’s been years since I've tried a new designer jean! In exchange for convenience, I have sacrificed variety. Then I discovered Trunk Club. I first heard of Trunk Club from my Dad, who…

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…

Kesha without the $

This week I spent mesmerized behind a computer screen, watching both of Kesha’s new music videos on repeat with a lump in my throat. Praying and Woman are just two of the 14 tracks that make up Rainbow, her first album in 4 years, which is expected to drop August 11th. Kesha, once known as Ke$ha, the “$” as a subtle nudge to how broke she was at the time (actually) has come a long way since she was brushing…

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…