My Go-To Candles for Every Season and Occasion

Growing up my bedroom was filled with overpowering candles and incense from The Dancing Bear. Aside from when I was sleeping, there was never a time when something wasn’t lit. Fast forward to the present and my scent preference has surely changed. I’ve traded in my patchouli incense and my inexpensive (and at times headache inducing) candles from the local mall for something more refined. Now when I invest in a candle, I pay attention to the top notes and seek out high quality. I look for the type of scent that gives off an alluring aroma without being too powerful. Over the years, I’veRead More →

Mother’s Day Themed Subscription Boxes That She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we’ve picked out our top choices for the special women in your life. Our recommendations are a little different from previous years in that everything on our list is a themed subscription box filled with amazing products. Most of these boxes are delivered at a specific time so they may arrive after Mother’s Day. We recommend gifting some flowers, chocolates, and a card while letting her know that she has another gift arriving soon. Eight or sixteen bags of gourmet coffee and chocolate bars that ships from Seattle’s top-rated coffee makers. The box comes with roaster profiles and tastingRead More →

34 Things To Do This Spring In New York City

This is my first spring in New York City so, of course, I want to get the most out of it. Now that businesses are reopening, there’s so much to do and see. Because I just moved to the city a few months ago, I went straight to the source. I asked a few New Yorkers what are their favorite things to do as the weather gets warmer. From outdoor theaters to cruises on the water, here are 34 recommendations that will make the most out of your spring and take you back to pre-pandemic days. P.S. Soon, a lot of businesses will require proofRead More →

Springtime in Los Angeles and All The Things I’m Looking Forward To Doing

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been an entire year since the Covid-19 lockdowns began. Most of 2020 was spent hibernating indoors, but things are finally looking up. Restaurants, museums, movie theaters, salons, and other businesses are opening up again after being closed for months. While there will still be mask mandates and capacity limits to ensure everyone’s safety, I’m eager to return to a sense of normalcy. This means that springtime in Los Angeles will be the start of getting back to our lives pre-Covid, especially with the influx of vaccines becoming readily available. We still need to be careful when we’re goingRead More →

What I Loved in May 2020

A collection of things I loved in May, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. I have an enormous sweet tooth so I decided to satisfy it by trying Japanese “Dagashi” candy. I ordered a box that came with around 30 pieces from a company called Tonosama. I knew ahead of time that the ingredients would be listed in Japanese so in order to figure out what I would be eating I used the Google translate app on my iPhone. Most of the candy and snacks were tasty but I did end up giving some of the more “exotic” ones away.Read More →

Last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

For when you can’t see your mother in person, which sadly many of us can’t right now with the quarantine, our gift guide features over 70 last-minute options. To make things even easier we’ve included a variety of price points and broken them down into five themes: kitchen + cooking, beauty + skincare, workout + wellness, staying in + relaxing, and crystals + stones. 1. Bistro tile mon cheri berry basket, $16 2. Set of 6 parlor sundae glasses, $38 3. Flower market canister, $92 4. Mini chocolate fondue set, $94.99, $75.99 5. Spatula, $10 6. Rainbow plaid recipe book, $34.95 7. 5-quart dutch oven,Read More →

What I Loved in April

A collection of things I loved in April, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. A few weeks ago I tried placing an order from my favorite vegan restaurant, Café Gratitude. Sadly, I learned that all of their locations are currently closed because of COVID-19. The following day I saw an ad for Territory Foods on my Facebook feed and it showed that they were collaborating with Café Gratitude. Their website featured dishes similar to my favorites (“Bueno” Mexican Bowl, “Fortified” Tempeh Grain Bowl, “Powerful” Coconut Yogurt with Amazonian Superfood Granola, and their “Cheesy” Macaroni) which are pre-made and ready inRead More →

25 DIY Crafts That Will Keep You and Your Family Busy

When sheltering in place was announced over a month ago, I told myself I wouldn’t sit around and get nothing accomplished. Aside from writing, spending time with Billy, and working out, I wanted to touch on my creative side—something I rarely have the time to do. I began looking for DIY crafts and discovered 25 that are ideal no matter what your living situation is. From artistic projects and cooking kits to painting and tech, you can do these activities solo, with your significant other or roommates, or with your family. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie Woszczyna Envelope Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter SpotifyRead More →

What I Loved in March 2020

A collection of things I loved in March, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. Since January I’ve been following the COVID-19 outbreak, and I knew it was only a matter of time until it reached the United States. Even though I was aware at some point this would happen, never in a million years could I have mentally prepared for what is going on. On Wednesday, March 11th, it seemed like the world slowed down, leading to a nightmarish reality. Since then, we’ve officially hit the pause button on life, and it’s a scary and surreal experience. Two weeks agoRead More →

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking

This article was written before the United States went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, all that was on my mind was shopping for my upcoming (now canceled) trip to Palm Springs. It’s crazy how things can change so much and so fast. I’m hoping everyone stays healthy and safe during this challenging time. We’ll be curating articles to help you alleviate stress and deal with boredom, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a link of helpful coronavirus resources. Xo-Kristie  My favorite way to get ready for the upcoming season is by incorporating springtime florals into my wardrobe. From a chicRead More →