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What exactly is a lifestyle blogger? It’s vague, I know (no one really knows), here’s one version of it. Managing a blog, personal life and a career, life can be a bit insane. But that’s ok, because I love every minute of it. Striving for a work-life balance as a marketing professional, blogger and travel enthusiast, I thought I’d take you along for the ride. Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle with less clutter and no time, from food blog posts and interior inspo to active lifestyle and current thoughts on handling the crazy. Welcome to a day in my dreams.

view of china from my hotel room

hello again, day in my dreams

There was nothing magical about the night like in the movies. No pedestal balcony looking over a night sky full of stars and a city full of lights. No marble floors and mid-century modern furniture. No crystal wear or decanters of aged scotch. In fact, everything was quite ordinary in the 4-star hotel corporate suite. A faint smell of room service sat in the air, I had taken a shot of the city when I first arrived of the bedroom view. It was beautiful, but not breathtaking. photography:ME | camera:iPHONE X   The room had a familiar feel to it, as if you had been there before. But perhaps it was just the standard beige wallpapered bathroom and bleach white sheets you find in most hotel accommodations. Yet, something about it felt new, inspiring even. Maybe it was just the jet lag and 30-hour trip with minimal stimulation. Whatever it was, the shift from dreamworld to reality was inevitable. I felt excited. As if I had just found something that had been lost for so …

ugly duckling, a serenade to the season

so what if I’m not

A heavy fog weighs down on the mountaintops, yet the haze on the horizon is only half as concealing as the changes whirling in front of our eyes. Autumn has arrived, and the time has come for another serenade of the seasons. A fall night wind murmurs secrets of the season’s change, and we begin to seek comforts of a darker palette, a tighter hold, and whispers by a fire. Our deepest instincts urge us to be prepared, guarded and protected ourselves from the cold that is to come. We should be seeking comfort, but what if I’m not? Walls are often as dangerous as what they were built to protect, and the comforts of a fire can just as quickly burn you with a single touch of the flame. Life is unpredictable. And no matter how much we may focus on the preparation of safekeeping, the irony is that these measures make us no safer than we were before. Instead, they instill a false sense of security, create a crutch and make us shut …

luxury fashion essentials for the minimalist

life and luxuries for a minimalist

With life rolling through like a freight train, it’s important to be able to step back and appreciate the small things. Coffee on the porch on a cool morning, the laughter in the eyes of someone you love, a fragrance the reminds you of home – these small moments let us pause. They give us a deep satisfaction of being only in the moment without distractions, capturing every sensation more intensely than we often allow ourselves. These are the moments we get lost in, a treasure that cannot be met for value. In the fashion industry, it’s easy to get caught up forgetting these moments entirely. Operating at jet speed and surrounding yourself with material items, hunting for the latest fashion trends, and skimming through so much content, it’s easy to become too overloaded for truly soaking everything in. Since starting a luxury fashion blog just a few years back, I have learned how fast those treasured moments can pass you by. Striving to lead an alternative minimalist lifestyle, it has become an important part …

minimal luxury fashion blogger

I know we’re not supposed to

There are some things which are hard to let go of. Grasping onto whatever strands may be in reach, whether for love or hate, out of desperation or hope – there is something in our nature that resists parting with something that we were once in position of. Material things, people, a grudge, a lifestyle, a memory, a dream. As they pull farther away, our reach lengthens and our grip tightens to fight the loss. In some spaces, this action can be a beautiful thing. Fighting for people we love, hanging on to hope for a better day, believing in a dream – it’s a strength. A willingness to not let go, a pull towards something better or something we hope to achieve, the grip is persistence, and it builds character and personal development. It can also be a crutch. Hanging on to toxic memories, resentment, useless things, scar tissue, the past – it can be a fetter binding us to things which are better to let go of. The grip becomes sweaty, anxious and …

plaid wrap skirt current fashion trends

hold on to your hats

Life is a sort of rollercoaster – ups, downs and plenty of twists between. You can never see the end until you get there, and that’s part of the thrill. Hold on to your hats ladies and gents, you’re in for a ride. Here’s a little peak into what’s been going down this week. Currently ‘en route home from NYC after spending the week working the showroom at FFaNY, I’ve managed to snag a few moments of shut-eye and catch up on a couple lingering projects. Now, time to catch up in my social circle and the fashion blog; excited to share a little bit of recent happenings with you guys. NYC held its old charm, starting with afternoons spent rooftop with cocktails in hand, and ending with some exciting business progressions working on our Spring 2019 line of women’s shoes. Can you guess what was the best part? ;) After last month’s trip into Milan and Switzerland with the design team, it was exciting to see some of the conversation pieces come to life …