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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.

34 surprisingly sophisticated gift ideas from Amazon

Looking bespoke items gift-worthy for your closest friends and esteemed colleagues? With some thoughtful browsing, you can find some surprisingly sophisticated gifts for those with even the most exquisite sense of taste. Do yourself a favor and enjoy simpler holiday shopping with this shortlist to help you on your way. Here is a curated list of gift-and-get items perfect for even the most sophisticated individuals on your holiday shopping list. Porcelain bakeware and serving set Found this gem, added it to my registry and thanks to one of my closest girlfriends, they’re now one of the most used items in my pantry. The minimalist lines and semi-gloss finish makes these porcelain baking dishes an aesthetic serving set, and they’re just the right size to bake a side-dish straight to table, or to use as personal dish settings for meals like bimbimbop. Modern cut cashmere sweater Who doesn’t love cashmere, and this piece is an essential staple with a modern silhouette. Perfect for just about any woman on your list. Pair with denim, sweats or leggings …

self-care tips for career professionals

As we move into the final stretch of 2021, don’t overlook the importance of self-care and the beauty of taking a moment for yourself to just enjoy the silence. It is quite easy to get caught up in the feeling of needing to jump at a moment’s notice, running the hamster wheel of a 9 – 5, and balancing everything else we have on our plates. It’s time for the career driven professionals, and budding entrepreneurs out there to reflect on how much time in the day is truly spent on me time. Everyone needs a break now and then to dream, to reflect, to take care. Let’s remember to fight back and prevent potential burnout. Challenge yourself to incorporate these empowering practices into your busy schedule and prioritize your well-being plus recharge. #1 Set Boundaries  As a young professional it can be easy to become too wrapped up in work matters. It’s important that you start setting some boundaries for yourself. Remember you can only get so much done at once. To start, set …

all we need is time

The sunset was reflecting a spectrum if iridescent hues in the traffic paint. A softened depiction of the vibrant sky above. That’s when I knew I was dreaming again. And what a feeling. Like a cool spray of sea quenching a desert soul.  I have learned a lot during this past year of accosted endeavors and ceaseless pursuits. The most life changing of which – work can be the most devastating sabotage of progress if it consumes time beyond its purpose.  We should all pursue growth. Attack life with ferocity that overcomes challenges, and discipline ourselves enough to accomplish even the most arduous tasks. But, we must never let that consume us. Or else, you risk losing everything – even the outcome you so earnestly pursued from the start.  We are all human. As such, we’ve been created with an innate desire to learn and grow. But, when we channel our vision, we loose sight of the inspiration around us. We forget to breath. We don’t pause to listen, to learn.  There’s a point where pursuit …

2021 new years fashion resolutions for minimal style and sustainable fashion

fashion resolutions for the sake of your style and your world

There’s just something about fresh starts. Though one should truly find reasons to restart every day, the first of January seems a good a time as any. If you’re looking to make better fashion decisions in the new year, here are some resolutions that will change the way you shop and dress for the better. With these simple lifestyle changes, you’ll be dressing more like yourself than ever, clear space in your wardrobe, and reduce waste that impacts your wallet and your environment. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | outfit c/o:ANNE FONTAINE #1: Don’t buy it unless you know you’re going to wear it One of the biggest fashion faux pas we’re all guilty of – impulse buying items we never actually wear. Perhaps you unearthed an irresistible steal, maybe you fell in love with the fabric or print. Take a pause before you rush to the checkout. Even the most beautiful pieces in your wardrobe can go unworn; no matter the deal – it’s not worth it. Ask yourself: Is this style truly …

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fast track through a day in my dreams, and silence in a noisy world

I can hear the sound of the electricity running through my lights as I sit here to write. That’s how unaccustomed I’ve become to silence. The refrigerator cooling, propane pilot light, the heater, the traffic outdoors a block away – it all sounds like an NYC traffic jam pounding in my ears. photography:MOM | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | luxury handbag: PRADA | basic pumps c/o: NAKED FEET SHOES It’s almost the holiday season, and it seems we are all more in a rush than ever before. In some ways, the silence feels even louder than the havoc a normal day might bring. Think about it. The first experience we have in the morning is jolting awake to a ringing alarm. If we dare silence it, we face it yet again. In my case, the cat is also screaming. The alarm works as her notification it’s time to harass mom clawing at her face for some morning affection. Checking emails, texts, social notifications all happens next. We’re bombarded with notifications of happenings in those few …