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Where Can I Turn In Boston?

Mackenzie and I connected on Twitter after sharing personal stories of trauma, both occurring while in college. I recommended a few Boston organizations that address these forms of trauma, but she hadn’t heard of them. Given the recent rise of publicly talking about sexual assault and domestic violence, it was time to share what people, particularly women, trans men, trans women, non-binary, and gender-queer folks, have for resources in Boston. Many cities have organizations like this if you explore Google…

Fenty Beauty Is The Perfect Amount of Extra

Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably heard that powerhouse Rihanna launched her diverse and sparkly AF Fenty Beauty line this month at Sephora. Fenty Beauty is the makeup catered toward every skin tone, with over 40 shades of foundation. Since it’s launch, other brands have been scrambling to play politically correct catchup. Marc Jacobs, KKW Beauty, and Hourglass Cosmetics all flooded their Instagram feeds with glossy images  to showcase that they also sell darker shades just a week…

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.…

Booty Talk with Kelly Brabants

When life gives you (Lulu)lemons, return them and order some Booty by Brabants gear instead. I’ve ordered three pairs of leggings before even completing this article. What on earth am I talking about? Who is Brabants? Fitness guru, designer and sheer inspiration for women everywhere, Boston native Kelly Brabants is a girl boss through and through. Founder of fitness fashion brand Booty by Brabants, Kelly drew her inspiration from the Brazilian booty and the high-intensity, high-energy cardio-based classes that she…

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…

2014 In Review

2014 will be a hard year to top-- I spent the majority of it wearing the same pair of black Havaiana flip-flops while chasing summer with some of my closest friends. I continued studying abroad until April, was fortunate enough to travel around Australia and fall in love with the Gold Coast where I spent 8 months (four of which were in 2014.) I traveled to New Zealand, and later this summer to Italy. 2014 was the year of 16 plane…

Boston's Downtown Crossing or Zombieland?

[caption id="attachment_4492" align="aligncenter" width="607" class=" "] http://www.metro.us/local/boston-s-homeless-rate-up-by-5-2-percent-in-2012/tmWmce---f4HQ3Aa1LTvOo/[/caption] They were a peculiar clique. Even in 2014 its still a bit surprising to see a young nerdy looking white girl hanging out with an elderly black man. Another younger guy in the group looked like he might had been in a band at some point. There was a middle aged women wearing thick black eyeliner and carrying two duffle bags. They sat on the grass in a circle, each draped in a gray blanket. In…

11 Things People From Massachusetts Don't Do.

I recently quit my job working the front desk at the Boston Park Plaza hotel; the second biggest hotel in Boston. As someone who hates waking up before 10 am everyday, I generally worked the night shift-- meaning there was rarely a concierge on duty for the second half of my shift...so I was forced to learn a bit about my city. Over my time there I met thousands of tourists, many of which asked similar questions and were surprised…

Welcome to Delmar, NY.

The story you are about to read is 100% true, except for the lies I told my mom of course (btw hey Mom). Although the events sound like a combination of many different occasions, this took place in the course of one night, and one night only. I assure you, nothing was exaggerated for effect. It was a random Saturday night, March of my senior year of high school. I let my mom know that I would be sleeping over…