Nine days into 2017 and I am sucking at this whole “mindfulness” thing. *Side note: previous attempts at New Year's Resolutions have been worse. One year I gave up soda, forgot, and chased my NYE celebratory shot with a Coke. And a few years before that I made a resolution to get an eight-pack, despite the … Continue reading The Reason Why I’m Trying Meditation (And Maybe You Should, Too)
Cheers! Cin Cin! Prost! Na Zdravi! Santé! - a tribute to 2016.
Before I left for India I remember having a talk with a friend and mentor of mine. She was trying to mentally prepare me for the crazy that is Mumbai, and I of course, would never be ready for that magnitude of crazy. After about an hour of the basics, she said, "Now, there are … Continue reading How To Ruin A Conversation (Without Even Realizing You Are)
Like the majority of Americans, I spent last night watching the election results roll in with crippling numbers. I poured a vodka soda to take the edge off. I watched as many states were called, and Donald Trump took the lead. I poured myself a glass of wine. North Carolina was called. Another wine. This … Continue reading What I Want Trump Supporters To Know
I'm no life expert, but I have learned some things. I guess. Derp. Don’t be afraid to travel alone. Solo travel has become one of my favorite pastimes. It’s incredibly empowering to explore a new place all by yourself - and also, incredibly humbling. Asking a French person for directions and getting sneered at. … Continue reading 24 Things I Have Learned in my 24 Years of Life
Growing up with two older brothers, I always felt as if I had something to prove. Birth order rules. My brothers - ten and seven years older, respectively – dominated the household. They had these mysterious lives that were only supplemented by getting their drivers licenses, finding part-time jobs, graduating, and going off to college. … Continue reading Life Should Not Be A Board Game
Chapter 1: I Get It Now A few years ago one of my study abroad professors threw a quote at me that I couldn’t quite wrap my head around. He claimed, “Since being in the industry, I am no longer a fashionista.” My confusion lay in the fact that Claudio was not just a professor for … Continue reading The Simple Life
7 bus rides, 6 cities, 5 bottles of wine, 4 gardens, 3 castles, 2 weeks, and one meltdown later and here I am in the tiny little town of Chiusa di Pesio. Homeless and vulnerable. I suppose I should start from the beginning. The part where I learned, a few months ago, that Italians do … Continue reading One month of dolce far niente
It's official. I have become my mother. I always expected it would happen someday, I've heard countless women in my life complain that they're turning into their mother, I figured it was only a matter of time. Just didn’t realize the time would be so soon. I do not mean this in a critical way. … Continue reading Thanks, Ma.
A free day in the life of a model is a blessing and a curse. This is because we are never “free.” It’s like that shift I hated most during my (3-week) retail career. You know the one…the shift where you have to keep your schedule free, because MAYBE, just maybe, your boss will call and … Continue reading A free day in the life