Money Saving Tips on Budgeting, Investing, Debt Relief and Planning For Your Future

No matter your age, saving money, keeping track of your finances and preparing for your future are incredibly important. Being financially smart can be a difficult task since most of us weren’t taught this in school, and the knowledge usually comes from research and/or experience. Based on my journey into planning for my future, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite money saving tips. From planning for retirement, to keeping credit card debt low, and investing in stocks, this is some of the advice that I’ve been given, which has helped me become financially independent. Create savings goals and break them intoRead More →

The Athletic Apparel I Can’t Get Enough Of

While I’ve recently jumped back into working out full time and rejoined a gym (after taking almost a year off), there were a few things I needed in terms of athletic apparel. The week before I planned to return, I went through my drawer where I keep all my gym clothes. As I sorted through my leggings, shorts, and tops, I realized most of it was over a year old and looked like it had been through a lot. I turned to one of my go-to brands and stocked up on a few essentials, which I’ve highlighted below. There’s just something about getting new workoutRead More →

Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Returning to The Gym a Year Later

Last week I was reading an old blog post I wrote back in 2018. It was a list of fitness tips that I had discovered over the years. In it, I detailed the various things I did that led me to make healthy lifestyle choices and kick ass in the gym. Fast forward three years and things have changed dramatically. Before last week, I hadn’t stepped inside a gym in almost a year. As soon as the gyms (and everything else) shut down in Los Angeles, I purchased a treadmill, dumbbells, and resistance bands and did my best to have a decent workout inside myRead More →

What It’s Like to Style a Music Video + The Premiere of “The Comeback”

Fashion is my genuine passion and primary source of creativity. Looking through runway archives is like wandering around an art museum. One of my favorite pastimes is viewing street style from around the world on social media, to use as inspiration for my personal style. For as long as I can remember, my dream career was to work in the creative field of styling. While I was in college, I worked as a celebrity wardrobe stylist, which I talk about here. A lot has changed this past year, which has led me to rethink what I want to do. Lately, I’ve been learning more towardsRead More →

10 Tips That Will Make Your New Year's Resolutions Successful

Did you create any New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If you didn’t, it’s not too late to start. If you already fell off the wagon, so to speak, I’m going to show you how easy it is to jump right back on. Every year when January 1st begins I make a list of changes I want to make and things I’d like to do better. I start out strong. Then I break my progress. Why? Because life gets in the way or I lose sight of why I made the resolution in the first place. Eventually, I stop working towards my goals all together andRead More →

Kristie's Year in Review: My Favorite Moments, Places, and Memories of 2020

Every year I like to document my most pivotal moments and favorite places and then compare my answers with the previous year. What can I say about 2020? It was quite unlike any other with it’s fair share of highs and lows, and lots of staying indoors. When I look back, I’ll remember it as the year Billy and I decided to leave our lives behind in L.A. and move to New York City. I’ll remember it as the year my parents bought a beach house at the Connecticut shore and I enjoyed spending my summer mornings waking up to the stunning sights and soundsRead More →

Gina's Year in Review: Favorite Moments, Places, and Memories of 2020

This year has been collectively known as one of the worst years in U.S. history, thanks to COVID-19. I tried to make the most of it by continuing to evolve, learn, and be my best self. I graduated from college and got my Bachelor’s degree in May, which was the highlight of my year. As far as creating new memories, I didn’t have the opportunity to make as many as I would have liked to due to the related isolation. For me, this year was a time for personal growth and self-care. I ate healthier, did yoga daily, and adopted a more positive mindset. BeforeRead More →

Christmas in NYC: Our colorful Christmas tree

This is the first time that I won’t be spending the holidays with my family because of the pandemic. Instead, Billy and I will celebrate our first Christmas in NYC (not vacationing this time, we moved here a month ago). Rather than getting upset that we can’t spend this festive season with my family, we decided to embrace it and start some new traditions of our own. Here’s what we’ve been doing so far and what we’re planning to do throughout the rest of December. What we’ve done so far… Listened to my Christmas playlist day and night. I start playing Christmas music throughout ourRead More →

What I Loved in November, 2020: skateboarding through the Shoreline Bike Path

This month Gina will be sharing her monthly must-haves! A collection of things I loved in November, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. This month I loved night skateboarding through the Shoreline Bike Path in Long Beach. The weather has cooled down and the glowing lights of downtown that highlight this trail truly make it feel like the holidays. I’m also obsessed with my cute rose and white gold penny board, as it’s really easy to use for beginner skaters like myself. Riding through the crisp air gives me a relaxing and happy feeling. With all the stresses going onRead More →

15 Affordable Autumn Must-Haves

Every year when autumn arrives there’s a special feeling in the air. One of my favorite things about the season are the rainy nights, which are perfect for cozying up inside with a cup of tea and Netflix. I also look forward to the transition of switching out my summer essentials for products representative of the fall such as seasonal vegetables, warm weather clothing, and pumpkin spice everything. Here’s my list of 15 affordable autumn must-haves that I’ve purchased (and love) this season. Looking forward to a spa night when the weather gets cool (bonus if it’s raining) feels so therapeutic. I’ll start by drawingRead More →