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perspective of reality, emotions and fantasy | what is real life a day in our dreams

I believe that who we are exists somewhere between reality, emotions and fantasy. There are times our emotions tell us things our mind simply cannot. Who we love. How much pain we can bare. What makes us happy. Fantasy is the next level, and perhaps the most raw essence of self. It tells us who to trust. It gives us that gut feeling that we can neither create or ignore. It is a realm where our creativity and imagination are truly limitless, without the restraints of physics or science. People often dismiss the part of themselves driven by fantasy. But why? Why turn away from the only part of yourself in which you have complete control and direction. The place you can be anything you choose. They say it’s not real. It’s just a dream. But aren’t dreams what drive people to accomplish incredible things? Hasn’t every visionary and leader of every generation first started with nothing more than a dream. Believing only in reality is a trap. You’ll never grow past the things you …

inspiration for living with the basics

bored in the house or bringing back basics

Just finished my 2nd face mask treatment this week. There some advantages to quarantine lifestyle. There’s a new level of organization in just about every drawer and cabinet. Lowes continues to swarm with a fresh batch of DIY enthusiasts. My house has been painted, rearranged, and mopped more in the last 2 months than it has all last year. Naizak is exhausted. She used to get excited for long walks… now she stares up with eyes like, “really… again??” photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | basic tank and thong c/o:SKIMS | gold jewelry c/o:ANA LUISA | marble case c/o:RICHMOND & FINCH   Life feels like it’s on a bit of a hold. And while you may be tempted to use the “B” word (my mother never let us say “bored”) it’s really not all that bad. Sure, if you’ve just doubled your screen time by spending 8 hours on TikTok every week, you might be bored. Maybe that’s why those songs are so popular there. But if you decide to live like a …

mondaine helvetica no1

Mondaine Helvetica No1 Timepiece Review

Sleek, bold… italic. Yes, I’m talking about a font and not just fashion. Who here is a fan of the ever fresh Helvetica typeface? Well there’s good news for you font feens, Mondaine has just released a new timepiece collection in ode to the iconic style, and I have partnered with them to give you a Mondaine watch review. Introducing the Helvetica No1 collection, a minimalist timepiece collection designed with a modern play on design. The collection itself is quite broad with a wide enough selection for every minimalist timepiece lover. You’ll find options in gold, silver, leather and mesh bands… even faces in different styles and designs. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III & iPHONE X | minimalist fashion timepiece c/o:MONDAINE   Steering towards the direction of sleek style, I chose to review the 38mm Helvetica No1 Light. Simple and concise, it’s definitely the ideal for everyday wear with a clean, modern design and attention to details in the components. The rim of the face is in a muted brushed steel with a …

mamma chia snack review

grab and go mamma chia

Remember when you thought after college you’d be working a 9-5 and life would be so easy? Wrong. If only we knew back then what busy really meant. I recall the days contemplating the challenge of writing a 3 page paper over a weekend. Now I’m lucky if that’s all I have to do in a night after the office! I always knew life was motion, but who knew it was a freight train on high-speed. And to be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing. Somehow I still manage the time to graze my favorite fashion blog sites, travel bites and find inspiration at every corner. How do I make time for it all? Finding the little things in life that can shave off a few moments here and there, and resorting to habits that can keep up with my lifestyle. A new such discovery I’m loving for healthy living on the go – Chia Squeezes, by Mamma Chia. photography: KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | snacks for healthy living c/o:MAMMA CHIA Though I try to live a healthy lifestyle, balancing …

how to get a good nights sleep

how to get the best night’s sleep, even with a lawless, overloaded lifestyle

Daylight Savings is just around the corner, and who’s worried about not getting a good night’s sleep? This week has been another firecracker with a busy work schedule and St. Patty’s day festivities off to an early start. My office calendar is exploding with color-coded tabs, and while I should be getting some extra zzzz’s to stay on top of my A-game, sometimes the after-party is too good to resist. I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Or at least, maximize my time when I am awake. They key to functioning at the speed of my digestive system after devouring corned beef, cabbage and a few pints of beer?… a great night’s sleep. Contrary to popular belief, it really is possible to squeeze in a great night of re-charging between even the most overlapping plans. How to manage? Here are some of my tricks to get a great night’s sleep, even with a schedule as lawless as mine. 1. Pencil it in. A fashion blogger’s best friend: a planner, with lots of space on each day, and …