Rodarte Dreamin’

Ever since I came back from the West Coast, my brain’s been caught in a haze of romantic, Summer of Love-style aesthetic musings. Some call it jet lag, I call it my latest obsession. Lucky for me 1967 predecessors, however, I can pass over the mind-bending substances and head straight towards Rodarte’s Spring 2018 collection […]

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Finding Balance on Vacation

I have a love-hate relationship with travel. What do I love? Exploring new places, cuisines, and cultures. Bonding with my family outside of our everyday setting. Immersing myself in the “vibe” of wherever I’m visiting. What don’t I like? Well, the stress of organizing, packing, planning, etc. Feeling disjointed without my routines, touchstones, and foods. […]

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20 Facts About My Body

A couple months ago, YouTuber Cat Valdez posted a video in which she shared twenty facts about her body. From pointing out a mole on her eyelid to cellulite on her thighs, I found Cat’s nonchalant, “what’s-up-this-is-me” tone to be a total refresher from the everyday discourse on body image. And while I might not […]

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Owning It

Whenever I’m lacking inspiration, I love searching YouTube for interviews with some of my favorite creatives. It wasn’t exactly surprising, then, to find myself a few days ago curled up with a segment with one of my favorite authors, Roxane Gay. The program was mostly about Gay’s short story collection, Difficult Women (10/10 would recommend), […]

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What’s Your Default?

“In order to live a life you have not lived, you must do what you have not done.” When my yoga teacher started yesterday’s class with this quote, I knew I was in for a journey. As we flowed from side plank to chaturanga push-ups to Warrior 3 and back again, the instructor-cum-guru kept reiterating […]

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A Note About Body Image

A couple weeks ago, a blog I recently started reading featured a post titled something like “How to Get a Healthy Body Image.” Intrigued, I took a look, but, within minutes, I’d closed the tab. The top two tips, you see, implored the reader to “clean up” their eating habits and “sweat” regularly. The writer want […]

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Shroom Toast

As far as I’m concerned, toast is a food group of its own. In all my years of eating, I have yet to come across something that doesn’t taste good on crunchy bread, so I’m game to try any combination at this point (dying to try the mussels toast at this restaurant). Enter: shroom toast, or […]

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