28 of My Favorite Memories This Summer

In between the daunting task of searching for a new apartment and spending countless amounts of days packing, I did manage to have some memorable summer moments. Last year my family purchased a beach house at the end of August, but because of Covid there wasn’t a lot we could do in terms of entertainment. This year, I wanted to make up for it so I created a bucket list of all the things I wanted to do before Labor Day approached. As I look back, I accomplished a ton of the activities on my list. Some of which remind me of my childhood spentRead More →

My Favorite Amazon Purchases (So Far) This Year

Since the start of 2021, I’ve bought far too many items on Amazon than I care to admit. With it’s one to two day Prime delivery it’s become one of my shopping go-to websites. Knowing they carry practically everything imaginable, it’s hard to shy away from. Looking back on these past nine months, here are my favorite Amazon purchases. 1. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum ($45) – Recently, I talked about how my skin broke out this summer. I discussed the steps I’ve been taking to get things under control, as well as the products I’ve incorporated into my daily skincare routine. Now I’m in theRead More →

The Best At-Home Anti-Aging Beauty Devices

It seems like every day there’s a new anti-aging device on the market. They promise to reverse the hands of time or they claim to offer the same results that you can find at a dermatologist’s office or spa, but do they deliver? To be honest, more often than not, they don’t. These gadgets cost hundreds of dollars, and after using them for the recommended amount of time, you see nothing. With that being said, not all are created equal. There are at home anti-aging beauty devices that *actually* do what they promise to do. We’ve rounded up 12 of them and answered some basicRead More →

9 Summer Self-care Moments I’m Currently Practicing

At the beginning of June, I created a bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish before fall approaches. So far, I’ve completed about half of what is on my list. Then I started thinking, what about summer self-care moments? I decided to detail the simple things I’m doing that help me make the most of these sun-filled days while also taking care of myself. From starting a new hobby to taking photos, here are 10 things that help me relax and be more present. Be spontaneous during the week but thoroughly plan out my weekends. I’ve been going back and forth between my apartmentRead More →

Spending The Day Shopping in Olde Mistick Village

If there’s one thing I love, it’s discovering an old-fashioned general store. The kind that sells homemade fudge, honey sticks, and a variety of popcorn flavors. I also love exploring and supporting small businesses that sell one-of-a-kind items. The other day, my family and I visited Olde Mistick Village in Mystic, Connecticut which is about a 30 minute drive from my family’s beach house in Westbrook, CT. This was a place I grew up going to every summer, so it brought back a ton of memories. We spent the day walking around the cobblestone streets, browsing the little shops, and sampling tasty treats. I highlyRead More →

30 Activities I Plan on Checking Off My Summer Bucket List

A few years ago when I was living in Los Angeles, I made a summer bucket list which was filled with 25 things I wanted to do before the season ended. It had activities that could only be done in L.A., that were mixed with typical fun stuff like having a bonfire on the beach and making s’mores. As that September approached I checked off mostly everything on my list, which made for a remarkable three months. This year will be my first full summer on the East Coast in almost 10 years. (In 2020, I spent the end of August here, but so muchRead More →

How I celebrated July 4th in Westbrook, Connecticut

The last few years I wasn’t super excited about celebrating the Fourth of July. I skipped wearing red, white, and blue, and kept it low-key by staying in and watching the fireworks from my apartment in downtown Los Angeles. Fast forward and things are drastically different. Billy and I moved to New York after living in L.A. for years and last August my parents purchased a beach house in Westbrook, Connecticut. It feels amazing to see the country moving in a more positive direction and after over a year of lockdowns and Covid restriction things are finally getting back to normal. On July 4th, myRead More →

What I’ve Bought This Summer To Wear In The City and At The Ocean

Every year I look forward to purchasing summer clothing just as much as I anticipate the long hot days and endless summer nights. Going back and forth between my apartment in NYC and my parents’ beach house in Connecticut, I’ve been buying everything from swimsuits and dresses, to jewelry and sandals. Below are 20 items I’ve recently bought to wear in the city and at the ocean.    1. Lost + Wander sundress. An asymmetrical hem, a delicate floral pattern, and a flattering empire waist. What’s not to love about this sundress? 2. Show Me Your Mumu bodysuit. A simple white bodysuit, but the ruffle addsRead More →

15 Amazon Gift and Subscription Boxes That Are Perfect for Father’s Day

As Father’s Day approaches, we’ve come up with a list of 15 gift and subscription boxes you can purchase on Amazon. They range from monthly to quarterly and we’ve also included plenty of one time gift boxes. Each box features unique and sought out products, like how to craft your own gin, or the official DC comic book subscription box. PS: If you’re looking for more gift ideas, we created a similar gift guide for Mother’s Day. Here you can find plenty of unisex gifts like this French Gourmet Food subscription box, or the Friends gift box. 1. Filled with coveted favorites from the editorsRead More →

These Apple Watch Apps Will Make Your Life A Little Easier

Recently, I wrote about how I use my Apple Watch and the various ways it makes my life more productive. I outlined how I set goals for myself, close my three rings each day, track my workouts, and 20 interesting facts. Since I purchased it a few months ago I’ve been experimenting with different Apple Watch apps to find out which ones best suit my needs. Below, I’ve broken down my favorites into three categories: fitness, wellness, and lifestyle, and I’ve highlighted why I love (and recommend) each of them. Apple Health—Recently, I talked about how the deciding factor in purchasing my Apple Watch wasRead More →