5 Essential Books for the Antiracist

May 30, 2020

Racism persists in our society and is a direct threat to black lives. Be a better ally for black people by educating yourself, taking action, and using your voice.

Here are some books that will help you begin to unlearn and head down a path towards anti-racism:

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Low Buy Challenge

January 1, 2020

It’s been years that I’ve been curating my minimalist wardrobe and spreading the whole “less is more” message. But then, life got tough and I went back to using shopping as a way to cope.

All of a sudden my minimalism got really maximalist and in two short years I spent more than $5,000 on 120 items. That’s a lot of money spent on a lot of clothing!

This year I’ll be doing Low Buy Challenge as a way to (hopefully) take back control of my closet and wallet.

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Best and Worst Clothing Purchases of 2019

December 23, 2019

Shopping for clothes can be so fun yet so frustrating. I love finding the perfect item to add to my minimalist closet but sometimes things just don’t work out.

Today I’m sharing my best and worst clothing purchases from 2019 along with some of the lessons I learned along the way.

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Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana

December 16, 2019

Ready to let the good times roll? Head to New Orleans to raise a ruckus in a city that really knows how to party.

Thanks to its a storied past, this swampy city is fabulous mix of French, Spanish, African, and American cultures among others. Add in a little bit of voo doo, some Creole and Catholic traditions, and big dose of jazz for an experience you’ll never forget.

You’ll eat to excess, drink to excess, and have the time of your life. NOLA wouldn’t have it any other way!

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How to Pack for Iceland

November 18, 2019

Are you ready for the great outdoors? Iceland is a small island with beautiful landscapes to explore and breathtaking views everywhere you look.

Temps throughout the year range between the 30s to 50s but can sometimes get up to 70°F in the summer. Add in the possibility of rain any time of the year and you basically have to be ready for everything.

With unpredictable weather that can change at the drop of a pin, the key to your Icelandic packing game is some performance gear and layers. Lots and lots of layers.

Here’s a list that will allow you to pack light but still stay warm and dry no matter the temperature.

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Honest Review: The Everywhere Bag by Away

November 11, 2019

When it comes to anything made by Away, there certainly is a lot of hype. The brand is known for creating aesthetically pleasing suitcases and travel bags that are on the expensive side.

Earlier this year, I purchased The Everywhere Bag by Away. It’s gone on a quite a few trips so far including a camping trip, weekend getaway, a long two-week vacation, and quick work trip.

Today I’m sharing my honest opinion about this bag and will reveal if it’s truly worth the investment.

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10 Essential Cooking Rules

November 4, 2019

The Bon Appétit test kitchen crew are sharing their essential cooking rules so I wanted to join the fun. Here’s what I’ve learned to be true in my years of kitchen adventures.

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How to Pack for Paris in the Summer

September 23, 2019

Oh Paris! It’s the City of Lights and the capital of chicness, which can make packing a bit more intimidating than the usual summer vacation.

Here’s a packing list that will keep you cool (both in temperature and stylishness) while exploring one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

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Guide to Paris, France

September 3, 2019

There is something about Paris. This capital city has everything a bon vivant would ever want from the most alluring architecture to the very best in style, art, and cuisine.

It’s a given that you’ll fall for the city’s most iconic destinations and will get seduced by the Seine. But don’t be surprised if you’re equally charmed by the quaint neighborhoods and nonchalant nature of the chic Parisians.

With so much to love, it’s no wonder that the City of Lights is everyone’s dream destination. Join the ranks of thousands of lovers and make your way to one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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12 Favorite Books I’ve Read in the Past 2 Years

March 6, 2019

Any book lover knows the true joy of losing yourself in a good book and enjoying every page until the very (bittersweet) end.

Here are twelve of my absolute favorites that I enjoyed wholeheartedly while reading sometime during the past two years. I hope you’ll love them as much as I did!

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